Some of the biggest names in the world of live and online poker will set their eyes on a feast from February 28 through to March 7, with Super MILLION$ Week happening on Natural8. The series will offer $30 million in guarantees, across 31 High Roller events.
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Key Numbers of the Festival
- Total Number of Events: 31
- Total Guarantees: $30 million
- Main Event: $10,300 buy-in, with a $10 million guarantee
- Cheapest Event: $108 Mini Super MILLION$; $250,000 GTD
- Poker Variants: Three PLO tournaments and one Short Deck event
The festival expands on the existing High Roller schedule on the GGPoker Network (GGPN) and boosts the guarantee of several major tournaments such as the $10,300 Super MILLION$ and Bounty Hunters series. Other highly popular events such as the GGMasters High Rollers, $1,050 Friday Main Event and $1,050 High Rollers Main Event will also be part of the main schedule.
It all kicks off on February 28 with six tournaments, which boast a guarantee of at least $1 million on the biggest Super Sunday of the year thus far. The first day of the festival will also include one of the starting days of the $10,300 Main Event.
Huge Main Event with $10 Million Guarantee
The festival is reminiscent of High Rollers Week, which ran on the GGPN in November last year. Back then, the flagship Main Event had a guarantee of $5 million and attracted 581 entries. Belgian Triple Crown champion Davidi Kitai defeated Eelis Pärssinen in heads-up to win the top prize of $726,839.
In this newest edition of the Super MILLION$ $10,300 Main Event, an enormous $10 million guarantee awaits. Players can win their seat from as little as $10 thanks to the step satellite system, which also features steps of $108 and $1,050.
There will be four starting days in total in which players can earn their chance at a huge payday. Day 2 will take place on March 8 and the final table will be streamed a day later.
Super MILLION$ Main Event Schedule
- Day 1a: Sunday February 28 (18:00 UTC)
- Day 1b: Tuesday March 2 (18:00 UTC)
- Day 1c: Saturday March 6 (18:00 UTC)
- Day 1d: Sunday March 7 (18:00 UTC)
- Day 2: Monday March 8 (18:00 UTC)
- Day 3: Tuesday March 9 (18:00 UTC)
All players will start with 100,000 in chips, which represents 200 big blinds during the first level – at blinds of 250/500 with an ante of 60. Each Day 1 will play a total of 22 levels at 20 minutes each, and late registration will be available for the first 16 levels. Unlimited re-entries will be available during the late registration period.
Two $25,500 Super High Rollers Events
The most expensive tournament in the entire festival is the $25,500 Super High Roller, with a $2.5 million guarantee. There will be in fact two editions of this high-stakes tournament. Event #6 will take place on Sunday, February 28 at 20:00 UTC and play down all the way to a nine-handed final table.
One week later on March 7, Event #30 will conclude the festival with another $25,500 Super High Roller boasting the same guarantee. The tournament is expected to also play down to a final table and wrap up the following Tuesday – alongside the Super MILLION$ Main Event.
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Tournaments Featuring Buy-Ins Below $1,000
It won’t only be the High Roller regulars who can take a shot at a big score during Super MILLION$ Week; the festival also includes nine events with buy-ins below $1,000.
Eight editions of the Bounty Hunters HR will take place, including two Main Events on February 28 and March 7. Both of these tournaments will feature a guarantee of $1 million. Another six special editions will take place in between – one per day from Monday to Saturday. These bargain tournaments on the schedule will have a guarantee of $200,000 each.
The cheapest buy-in of the entire schedule belongs to Event #23: Super MILLION$ Mini Main Event. It takes place on Saturday, March 6 and all participants will battle for a share of at least $250,000 in prize money.
Further Special Editions and Non-Hold’em Events
Monday through to Saturday will also feature daily special tournaments with a $1,050 price tag and guarantees ranging between $250,000 and $500,000. Some of these have of late become a part of GGPN’s regular tournament schedule and will now appear in a bigger spotlight. Look out for the Super Tuesday, Wednesday Main Event and Thursday Thriller as new additions for this festival.
Besides the Progressive Knockout tournaments, there will also be non-Hold’em tournaments happening during the festival. Event #20: $10,300 Short Deck will take place on Friday, March 5 and feature a $250,000 guarantee.
There will also be three Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments scheduled. Happening on Sunday February 28, Event #3: PLO High Roller will come with a price tag of $10,300. All participants will battle for a share of at least $1 million in prizes.
In the mid-week Event #14: PLO, players will have to fork out $5,250 to enter and win a share of at least $250,000. The final weekend of the festival will also include Event #27: PLO Bounty with the same entry fee but a doubled guarantee of $500,000.
The Super MILLION$ Week is the first major High Roller festival of the year on the GGPN and you can expect some of biggest names in the world of poker to compete for six and seven-figure scores, titles and glory.
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