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.
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
London calling! Poker Central announces European major expansion with British Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl London at @AspersPoker. 🇬🇧
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) July 17, 2019
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)
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) August 18, 2019