Poker Central Announces Jeep High Roller of the Year Award

Poker Central Announces Jeep High Roller of the Year Award

Major sponsorships have long been proven difficult in the world of poker, but the latest one is a big deal.

Poker Central announced a partnership with Jeep, which will sponsor the High Roller of the Year leaderboard and winner.

The announcement came this past week that the automotive brand will put its name on the annual award going to the top high-stakes live tournament player of the year. The competitors will now be working toward achieving the first-ever Jeep High Roller of the Year award in 2019.

The significant brand partnership was noted by Poker Central President Sam Simmons. “The ongoing success of the High Roller of the Year structure and the growth of Poker Central’s events domestically and globally are evident as we welcome Jeep as our partner,” he said. “Jeep’s support of the High Roller of the Year award demonstrates the broad appeal of poker and the passionate community that surrounds it.”

Jeep POY Details

Poker players who compete in the high-stakes tournaments on the Poker Central calendar have a chance to win the Jeep High Roller of the Year award.

Each tournament they play offers points toward the leaderboard as follows:

–1st place:  100 points

–2nd place:  70 points

–3rd place:  50 points

–4th place:  40 points

–5th place:  30 points

–Other payouts:  20 points

The buy-in of each tournament also determines the points awarded. Higher buy-ins and tournaments with more prestige use multipliers to help earn more points.

For example, ARIA High Roller Series tournaments award the above-listed points with these multipliers:

–$10K buy-in:  1x

–$25K buy-in:  1.5x

–$50K buy-in:  2x

–$100K buy-in:  2.5x

All Poker Masters preliminary events award 3x points, with the Poker Masters Main Event offering 3.5x. U.S. Poker preliminaries are listed at 2x points with that Main Event and the Mixed Game Championship at 3.5x. The highest of all is the Super High Roller Bowl, which awards a 5x multiplier to the points.

Other events count on the leaderboard as well. The World Series of Poker $25K PLO and $50K NLHE events count with a 3x multiplier, and the WSOP $100K NLHE and $50K Poker Players Championship are at 3.5x. And the World Poker Tour $10K NLHE High Roller events are at 2.5x with the $25K High Rollers at 3x.

POY Prizes

When the year is complete, the winner of the Jeep High Roller of the Year award will receive rake-free entries into the ARIA High Roller Series events in the following year.

The top five finishers on the leaderboard will receive guaranteed seating into the next year’s Super High Roller Bowl event.

More prizes may be announced as the year plays out.

Participating Events Past and Future

The points this year began with the first US Poker Open series at ARIA in Las Vegas on February 13, 2019. There were 10 of those tournaments, followed shortly thereafter by the WPT L.A. Poker Classic High Rollers, ARIA High Rollers, and high-stakes events at the Bellagio, ARIA, and WSOP.

Most recently, the PartyPoker Millions Europe high buy-in tournaments qualified as they played out last week at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

The rest of the year’s tournaments are scheduled as follows:

September 2:  British Poker Open £10K NLHE at Aspers in London

September 3:  BPO £10K PLO

September 4:  BPO £10K NLHE

September 5:  BPO £10K Short Deck

September 6:  BPO £25K NLHE

September 7:  BPO £25K NLHE

September 8:  BPO £25K PLO

September 9:  BPO £25K NLHE

September 10:  BPO £50K NLHE

September 11:  BPO £100K NLHE

September 13:  Super High Roller Bowl at Aspers in London

October 3:  ARIA High Roller $10K NLHE in Las Vegas

October 4:  ARIA $10K Short Deck

October 5:  ARIA $10K NLHE

October 20:  WSOP Europe $25K NLHE at King’s in Rozvadov

October 21:  WSOP-E $25K Mixed Game

October 23:  WSOP-E $100K NLHE

October 25:  WSOP-E $10K NLHE Main Event

November 16:  Super High Roller Bowl at Baha Mar in Bahamas

November 16:  CPP Millions $10K NLHE High Roller at Baha Mar in Bahamas

November 18:  CPP Millions Super High Roller

November 19:  CPP Millions $10K Main Event

November 21:  CPP Millions High Roller Finale

December 2:  Poker Masters $10K NLHE at ARIA in Las Vegas

December 3:  Poker Masters $10K PLO

December 4:  Poker Masters $10K Short Deck

December 5:  Poker Masters $10K Mixed Game

December 6:  Poker Masters $10K Big Bet NLHE

December 7:  Poker Masters $25K NLHE

December 8:  Poker Masters $25K NLHE

December 9:  Poker Masters $25K NLHE

December 10:  Poker Masters $50K NLHE

December 11:  Poker Masters $100K NLHE

December 12:  Five Diamond Series $10K 8-Game at Bellagio in Las Vegas

December 13:  Five Diamond Series $10K NLHE

December 15:  Five Diamond Series $25K NLHE

December 19:  Five Diamond Series $25K NLHE

December 20:  Five Diamond Series $25K NLHE

December 21:  Five Diamond Series $100K NLHE

2019 Rankings Thus Far

As of the middle of August 2019, Poker Central’s website lists Sam Soverel as the leader of the pack thus far. He won the 2018 Player of the Year, and he is hoping to do it again, though there are quite a few events on the schedule through the remaining months of 2019.

The rankings prior to the start of the British Poker Open in September are:

Sam Soverel ($2,489,506) = 1,160 points (4 wins, 10 cashes)

Ali Imsirovic ($1,354,672) = 995 points (4 wins, 11 cashes)

Cary Katz ($1,327,912) = 925 points (1 win, 11 cashes)

Stephen Chidwick ($2,417,967) = 910 points (3 wins, 6 cashes)

David Peters ($1,924,420) = 865 points (1 win, 6 cashes)


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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