There are rules in life that we should all follow, and if those rules should sizzle into nothingness anarchy would ensue.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
“You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, nor his ox or donkey.”
“Poker players must head to the Bahamas in January for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA).”
Houston we have a problem, and it’s not the lack of oxen and donkeys.
For the first time since 2004, there is no PCA, leaving January looking more cabbages than caviar for professional poker players eager to harness up the yoke.
It’s a hole that needed filling, and Poker Central has turned up with a bag full of cement.
Cary Katz’s team has announced plans to host the first-ever Australian Poker Open, and Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Australia. The whole shebang runs from Jan 25 through to Feb 2, and PokerGO subscribers get to see both events.
The Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach, Queensland acts as host, and the World Poker Tour (WPT) will partner with the venue and Poker Central on this one. In October, the WPT held their inaugural 10-game series at The Star, and Hari Varma conquered a field of 658-entrants to win the $184,537 first prize in the AUD 2,500 No-Limit Hold’em WPT Australia Main Event.
Australian Poker Open
The Australian Poker Open is a points-based system consisting of seven events, with the winner earning an additional AUD 50,000 prize.
Schedule of Events:
Jan 25 – Australian Poker Open Event #1: $10K No Limit Hold’em
Jan 26 – Australian Poker Open Event #2: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 27 – Australian Poker Open Event #3: $10K No Limit Hold’em
Jan 28 – Australian Poker Open Event #4: $25K Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 29 – Australian Poker Open Event #5: $25K No Limit Hold’em
Jan 30 – Australian Poker Open Event #6: $50K No Limit Hold’em
Jan 31 – Australian Poker Open Event #7: $100K No Limit Hold’em
Poker Central created the US Poker Open in 2018. Stephen Chidwick was the first to wear the crown followed by David Peters. In September, Poker Central created the British Poker Open (BPO), and Sam Soverel won the first event in London.
The Super High Roller Bowl
The $250,000 SHRB Australia takes place on Feb 2.
Previous Winners of SHRB Events
2015: Brian Rast ($7.525m)*
2016: Rainer Kempe ($5m)
2017: Christoph Vogelsang ($6m)
2018: Justin Bonomo ($5m)
2018: Isaac Haxton ($3.672m)
*Buy-in was $500k before reverting to $300k
2018: Justin Bonomo ($4.823m)
2018: Daniel Dvoress ($4.08m)