The 2020 High Roller of the Year competition as well as the dates for the 2020 U.S. Poker Open have been announced. Inaugurated in 2018, the High Roller of the Year award is based on points multipliers gained through performance at Poker Central’s premier events including the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl, as well as select partner events organized by the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, and many others. For the 2020 edition, Poker Central will be contributing an additional $100,000 in prize money to be awarded to the overall High Roller of the Year champion.
The U.S. Poker Open, which represents the first major of the 2020 High Roller Triple Crown, will take place from March 19-31, 2020 in the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. As is customary, the poker player who wins the most High Roller of the Year points during the event series will be crowned the U.S. Poker Open champion, receiving the coveted trophy and $50,000 in added prize money.
The series will have a total of twelve different events over the span of thirteen days, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 – $50,000 in varying poker formats, including No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Single Draw, and Short Deck. As a part of the High Roller Triple Crown, including the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, and Super High Roller Bowl, original episodes from the series will premiere on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in 2020 and stream exclusively on Poker Central’s OTT service, PokerGO.
“The High Roller of the Year series is the storyline of the year and we’re constantly striving to improve the experience for players and fans,” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “The stakes have never been higher than in 2020 with multiple six-figures in added value for players who participate in our events around the world.”
|2020 U.S. Poker Open Schedule|
|3/19/20||1||No Limit Hold’em||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/20/20||2||Pot Limit Omaha||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/21/20||3||No Limit Hold’em||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/22/20||4||Big Bet Mix||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/23/20||5||No Limit Hold’em||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/25/20||7||No Limit Hold’em||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/26/20||8||Pot Limit Omaha||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/27/20||9||No Limit Hold’em||$10,000||0/$500||125,000|
|3/29/20||11||No Limit Hold’em||$25,000||0/$1,000||150,000|
|3/30/20||12||No Limit Hold’em||$50,000||0/$2,000||200,000|
*There is no rake, or fee, for players that register on time for U.S. Poker Open events. Check out the full overview of U.S. Poker Open structures and payout structures right here.
The 2020 U.S. Poker Open represents a triumphant return to the United States for the Poker Central owned and operated event brand on the heels of worldwide expansion in London and Australia with the British Poker Open and Australian Poker Open respectively. Poker Central will provide Live Reporting of all High Roller of the Year events.
*This article was last updated on January 9, 2020.