Poker Masters Online Returns for PLO Players

Poker Masters Online Returns for PLO Players

Poker Central knows that its audience includes more than No Limit Hold’em players. And its high-stakes players like to spice things up every now and then, too.

Bring on the PLO.

When the coronavirus pandemic erased the possibility for Poker Central to host its high-stakes tournament series in Las Vegas – or anywhere else around the world, for that matter – this spring, their executives jumped into action quickly. Within days of the Las Vegas quarantine orders, Poker Central and PartyPoker had worked out a deal to put the Poker Masters series online.

Aptly named the Poker Masters Online, the series offered 30 high-stakes tournaments – both NLHE and PLO – and $16.5 million in prize pool guarantees. The series was a success, as it awarded $35.4 million in prize money.

Poker Central then took its Super High Roller Bowl and made it into an online series on PartyPoker in May. That one offered 28 tournaments, all NLHE. That series, too, seemed to be a win.

Enough of Hold’em

Players appreciate variety, so tournament series that are filled to the top with NLHE only – especially online – can be redundant.

The non-stop options for high rollers also left a lot of players out of the mix. With the aforementioned series requiring at least $10K per tournament, they catered to a very exclusive club of players.

That prompted Poker Central to develop the Poker Masters Online PLO Series. Omaha lovers will not only have their days in the sun, they will also have a variety of buy-ins available.

The series will run June 21-29, but that short period of time will pack in 30 tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $500 to $50K. (The press release notes 29 events, but the schedule only reflects 15 unique tournaments with a regular and mini buy-in, totaling 30 tournaments.) Every tournament will allow for two reentries and eight levels of late registration.

All of the final tables will stream live on PokerGO and the PartyPoker Twitch channel with commentary by commentator Jeff Platt and PLO enthusiast Joey Ingram.

In the end, the person with the most points on the leaderboard during the series will win the Poker Masters purple jacket, along with a $50K cash bonus.

PartyPoker LIVE President John Duthie noted, “This is such a great opportunity to watch the world’s best PLO players fight it out on the virtual felt. The exceptional PokerGO production and commentary team will be on hand to deliver their usual excellent streams. This is not to be missed.”

Full Schedule Available

Without delay, Poker Central put up the official schedule. Here ‘tis.

June 21

Event 1:  $10,300 PLO High Roller (2 days, $500K GTD)

Event 1:  $1,050 Mini PLO (2 days, $50K GTD)

Event 2:  $5,200 PLO High Roller ($250K GTD)

Event 2:  $530 Mini PLO Knockout ($25K GTD)

June 22

Event 3:  $10,300 PLO High Roller (2 days, $500K GTD)

Event 3:  $1,050 Mini PLO (2 days, $50K GTD)

Event 4:  $5,200 PLO High Roller ($250K GTD)

Event 4:  $530 Mini PLO Knockout ($25K GTD)

June 23

Event 5:  $25,500 PLO Super High Roller (2 days, $1M GTD)

Event 5:  $2,600 Mini PLO (2 days, $125K GTD)

Event 6:  $10,300 PLO High Roller ($500K GTD)

Event 6:  $1,050 Mini PLO Knockout ($50K GTD)

June 24

Event 7:  $10,300 PLO High Roller (2 days, $500K GTD)

Event 7:  $1,050 Mini PLO (2 days, $50K GTD)

Event 8:  $5,200 PLO High Roller ($250K GTD)

Event 8:  $530 Mini PLO Knockout ($25K GTD)

June 25

Event 9:  $25,500 PLO Super High Roller (2 days, $1M GTD)

Event 9:  $2,600 Mini PLO (2 days, $125K GTD)

Event 10:  $10,300 PLO High Roller ($500K GTD)

Event 10:  $1,050 Mini PLO Knockout ($50K GTD)

June 26

Event 11:  $10,300 PLO High Roller (2 days, $500K GTD)

Event 11:  $1,050 Mini PLO (2 days, $50K GTD)

Event 12:  $5,200 PLO High Roller ($250K GTD)

Event 12:  $530 Mini PLO Knockout ($25K GTD)

June 27

Event 13:  $10,300 PLO High Roller ($500K GTD)

Event 13:  $1,050 Mini PLO ($50K GTD)

Event 14:  $5,200 PLO High Roller ($250K GTD)

Event 14:  $530 Mini PLO Knockout ($25K GTD)

June 28

Event 15:  $51,000 PLO Main Event (2 days, $1.5M GTD)

Event 16:  $5,200 Mini PLO Main Event (2 days, $500K GTD)

June 29

Main Event final days

The schedule with starting chips, level time limits, rules, and leaderboard determinations is online.

Satellites for all of the coming events are running now on PartyPoker for players outside of the United States.

 

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 PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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