Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Written by Renee
Poker Central recently announced that it will be holding two poker events in Australia, which will commence from late January to early February 2020. The first will be its flagship event, the Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) and the second will be the new Australian Poker Open (APO).
Both events will be co-presented with the World Poker Tour(WPT) , and viewers all over the world will be able to watch the events live via PokerGO.
The announced schedules of the APO and SHRB events, will start after the popular Aussie Millions in Melbourne comes to an end. This hectic poker schedule to start 2020 will ensure that poker players down under have multiple opportunities to win big piles of cash and get their New Year started on a high note!
Australian Poker Open
The APO is set to launch at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland on January 25 and will run till February 1. Seven events will fill the 2020 APO schedule, comprised solely of No Limit Hold’em (NLH) and Pot Limit Omaha (PLO). Each tournament is expected to complete within two days, with the final tables available for streaming on PokerGO one day after the start of each tournament.
Events #1 and 3, which are both AU$10,000 buy-in NLH tournaments, will begin on January 25 and 27 respectively while Event #2 which is an AU$10,000 buy-in PLO tournament will start on January 26. The stakes start increasing after this as Event #4 (PLO) and event #5 (NLH) will have an AU$25,000 buy-in, and begin on January 28 and 29, respectively.
High stakes poker pro will find the stakes getting event higher as Event #6 is an NLH tournament, with a buy-in of AU$50,000. Finally, to cap off its schedule, the premier tournament in the APO schedule, an AU$100,000 NLH tournament, which will begin on January 31.
While the lofty prize pools should be more than enough incentive for the average poker player, Poker Central has announced that the APO will implement a points leader board, a staple of other Poker Central events, which it expects will ramp up the competitive intensity even more, attracting more players and bringing more viewers. The player with the highest points at the end of the APO will win the title of Australian Poker Open champion, receive a trophy, and take home AU$50,000 in prize money.
Super High Roller Bowl Australia
The SHRB, which began in 2015, is an event that attracts and caters to poker players who play the highest televised stakes. This is usually a combination of high buy-ins, slow tournament structures, and the best high stakes poker players in the world which has helped build the brand of SHRB in the eyes of discerning poker viewers.
As the only studio licensed to broadcast the SHRB worldwide, PokerGO has increased its user base considerably as poker fans needed to subscribe to PokerGO to watch the SHRB games unfold in real time.
The SHRB event has been held eight times before. After finding success during its first iteration inside the PokerGO studio just outside the Aria in Las Vegas, Poker Central has brought the SHRB to multiple countries. The ninth edition of the SHRB in Australia ups the total countries the SHRB has been held to five.
SHRB Australia will have an AU$250,000 buy-in, an astronomical amount for many poker players, but is slightly cheaper than the previous SHRB tournaments. Previously, the high stakes tournament scene in Australia was dominated by the Aussie Millions, which held its AU$250,000 buy-in tournaments from 2011 to 2016. However, the Aussie Millions effectively canceled this tournament in 2017, owing to the lack of players, and has not reappeared since.
With the launch of SHRB Australia, Poker Central is betting that their reintroduction of high stakes poker to Australia will be a winner.
High Stakes Poker Down Under
The scheduling of the APO and SHRB after the conclusion of the Aussie Million Main Event’s final table will give poker players in Australia as well as around the world a great run of high stake poker action. The Aussie Millions will be held from January 4 to 24; the APO will be held from January 25 to February 1; and the SHRB will be held from February 2 to 4.
To find out more information, do check out the Poker Central website.
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