Post-Justin Bonomo win Poker Masters announcements are starting to become a Poker Central trend. After the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, which Bonomo won for $5,000,000, Poker Central announced the schedule for the 2018 Poker Masters series. Less than 24 hours after Bonomo closed the 2018 World Series of Poker with a $10,000,000 victory in the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop, a new schedule and scoring system for the 2018 Poker Masters has been announced.
Poker Masters will still feature seven High Roller events, but a $100,000 Main Event is a new addition to the schedule. The three-day event begins on September 13 and closes out the highest stakes week of the year. A complete 2018 Poker Masters tournament schedule is provided below:
|Friday, September 7||Poker Masters #1||$10,000 NLH*|
|Saturday, September 8||Poker Masters #2||$25,000 NLH*|
|Sunday, September 9||Poker Masters #3||$25,000 PLO*|
|Monday, September 10||Poker Masters #4||$25,000 NLH*|
|Tuesday, September 11||Poker Masters #5||$25,000 NLH*|
|Wednesday, September 12||Poker Masters #6||$50,000 NLH^|
|Thursday, September 13||Poker Masters #7||$100,000 NLH Main Event^|
*Double re-entry events. ^Single re-entry events.
Like past High Roller Triple Crown™ events, all tables will feature a 30-second shot clock and each player has five 30-second time extension chips at their disposal. All events will be uncapped and there is no tournament fee on the first entry for any player registering before 2:00 PM local time on the day of the event.
Unlike past High Roller Triple Crown™ events, the 2018 Poker Masters will use the High Roller of the Year scoring system to award the coveted Poker Masters Purple Jacket®. The inaugural Poker Masters series used total earnings to crown Steffen Sontheimer champion.
The 2018 Poker Masters will be played entirety out of the new PokerGO Studio, with final and featured tables streamed on PokerGO. Additionally, original episodes from the event will be broadcast in the months that follow on NBC Sports Network. All NBC Sports Network episodes from the 2017 Poker Masters are available on-demand on PokerGO.
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