April High Roller Schedule: Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge; WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and ARIA High Rollers

As dentists around the globe begin rubbing their hands over the prospect of an influx of chocolate stained toothy customers, April also includes three opportunities for our high rollers to win some Fabergés.

We begin in Europe.

Patrik Antonius

The Estonian capital of Tallinn and the Olympic Park Casino is the venue of choice for Patrik Antonius as the Finnish megastar breaks new ground in creating a tournament series carrying his name. 

The purpose of the Patrick Antonius Poker Challenge is for Antonius to gain maximum exposure for his new app: First Land of Poker (FLOP). Antonius has been mute on the finer details of FLOP, but all that will change once the event kicks off 31 March – 7 April.

Antonius has buy-ins across the full breadth of pay scales, and the reason we are talking about it is that on Wednesday 3rd April there is a €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em PAPC High Roller. Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates is one of a plethora of high rollers coming out to support Antonius. If you want to swing along then there is also a €10,300 No-Limit Hold’em PAPC Championship Event spread over two days Sat 6 – Sun 7 April, and plenty of opportunities to compete in high stakes cash games. 

The World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Heading over to North America, and the Season XVII of the World Poker Tour (WPT) rumbles on with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida 4 – 16 April.

The hosts are going bold in this one hosting a $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller for the first time Wed 10 – Thu 11 April, in addition to their customary $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Mon 15 – Tue 16 April. Last season, Brandon Adams, defeated 40-entrants to win the $370,000 first prize in the $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. 

There is also the opportunity to win some big money for a relatively small outlay when the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event begins 4 – 16 April.

High Rollers that tend to do well at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood include Daniel Colman ($2,510,966), Justin Bonomo ($2,480,463), Jake Schindler ($1,924,015), Jason Koon ($1,529,524) and Jason Mercier ($1,453,247).

ARIA High Rollers

The ARIA is the home of high rolling live events in North America, and they have two games of note pencilled in for April. 

Here they are:

Fri 19 April – $26,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller.
Sat 20 April – $26,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller.

Here is the current ARIA Top 10 All-Time Money and ITM Cashes Lists.

ARIA Top 10 All-Time Money List

  1. Jake Schindler – $12,387,839
  2. Brian Rast – $12,196,295
  3. Justin Bonomo – $10,725,572
  4. David Peters – $10,204,958
  5. Christoph Vogelsang – $8,465,616
  6. Cary Katz – $8,206,742
  7. Rainer Kempe – $7,989,375
  8. Fedor Holz – $7,480,374
  9. Isaac Haxton – $7,024,170
  10. Thomas Marchese – $6,995,132

ARIA Top 10 Number of Cashes

  1. Cary Katz – 56
  2. Jake Schindler – 51
  3. David Peters – 32
  4. Sam Soverel – 30
  5. Stephen Chidwick – 29
  6. Thomas Marchese – 28
  7. Bryn Kenney – 25
  8. Sean Winter – 24
  9. Justin Bonomo – 23
  10. Jason Koon – 21