High Rollers Double for 'Pimmss', Titles for Christoforou and Vieira

Joao Vieira Wins High Rollers 06: $530 NLHE 8-Max for $44,811.01

It's been an exciting few days of poker at the online felt, with the PokerStars High Rollers tournament series in full swing. With 12 events complete of a mammoth 27-event schedule, there have already been some big winners.

With a range of formats and buy-ins from $530 to $10,300, some of the best online poker players have taken to the felt, including Niklas "lena900" Åstedt, Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff, Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden and Ben "Ben86" Tollerene to name but a few.

There have already been some big-name winners, with Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou winning the High Rollers 01: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max], and Joao “Naza114” Vieira adding a High Rollers series to the WCOOP title he won earlier this year.

High Rollers 01: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max]

High Rollers 01: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] attracted a field of 106 players, only just breaking the $1,000,000 guarantee. As expected several well-known players made it to the final table. These included including Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford and Chris "Apotheosis92" Kruk.

However, it was Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou (pictured) who took down the first tournament of the series, defeating Canada's "Roo_400" into second place. The Cypriot, who won the Sunday Million back in 2017 walked away with the $244,271.02 first prize.

High Rollers 01: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results

1Andreas “daskalos20” ChristoforouCyprus$244,261.02
3Chris “Apotheosis92” KrukCanada$143,982.66
4Conor “1_conor_b_1” BeresfordNetherlands$110,544.75
8Malaka$tyleUnited Kingdom$38,410.47
Andreas Christoforou

Anyone for 'Pimmss'?

Even with only half the schedule completed, there has already been a two-time High Rollers champion, with "Pimmss" first winning High Rollers 02: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO for $56,901.33 + $57,015.59 in bounties, and following that up with victory in High Rollers 12: $530 NLHE 8-Max for $41,674.50.

With over $155,000 in cashes so far this series, who's to say that "Pimmss" won't make it a hat-trick of tournament victories by the time the series wraps up next week?

High Rollers 05: $530 8-max Progressive KO

Another exciting tournament on the schedule was High Rollers 05: $530 8-max Progressive KO and it was satellite winner "NeedBeat" who emerged victorious, turning a $55 satellite into a $164,561.24 payday. Former world No. 1 Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson would have to settle for fourth, with the eventual Estonian champion recording an mouth-watering ROI of 2,992%.

4Simon “C.Darwin2” MattssonSweden$35,657.62

prize totals include bounties

Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson

Big ROIs in High Rollers series

He's not the only player turning satellite success into big ROIs during the High Rollers series.

4Gambler 4444Austria$55$32,033.27582%

High Rollers 06: $530 NLHE 8-Max

Earlier in the year, Joao “Naza114” Vieira won the WCOOP-71-H: $10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event for $384,947, defeating Ben “Ben86” Tollerene heads-up, and now less than three months later he has a High Rollers series title to add to it after victory at the High Rollers 06: $530 NLHE 8-Max final table.

High Rollers 06: $530 NLHE 8-Max Final Table Results

1Joao “Naza114” VieiraUnited Kingdom$44,811.01
Joao Vieira

Full High Rollers Series Results So Far

  • Andreas “daskalos20” - winner of High Rollers 01: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max for $244,261.02
  • "Pimmss" - winner of High Rollers 02: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO for $56,901.33 + $57,015.59
  • "Cocojamb0" - winner of High Rollers 03: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo for $50,377.12*
  • Manuel "Fellatiado" Ruivo - winner of High Rollers 04: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Hyper Turbo for $57,977.39
  • "NeedBeat" - winner of High Rollers 05: $530 8-Max Progressive KO for $164,561.24
  • Joao “Naza114” Vieira - winner of High Rollers 06: $530 NLHE 8-Max for $44,811.01
  • "NEWFlat" - winner of High Rollers 07: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max for $39,890.96
  • "mexican222" - winner of High Rollers 08: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max for $265,000.18
  • MITS - winner of High Rollers 09: $1,050 PLO 6-Max for $35,702.52
  • "Kzzon" - winner of High Rollers 10: $530 8-Max Progressive KO for $58,139.55
  • "Pimmss" - winner of High Rollers 12: $530 NLHE 8-Max for $41,674.50
  • "pabritz" - winner of High Rollers 13: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max for $39,675.80

Satellites to High Rollers series tournaments

There's still time to satellite into any of the remaining High Roller tournaments, including the $2,000,000 GTD $5,200 NLHE Main Event on Dec. 8.

  • $10,300 NLHE, $1,000,000 GTD, Dec. 5 at 13:00 ET
  • $5,200 6+ Hold’em, $250,000 GTD, Dec. 7 at 13:00 ET
  • $10,300 PLO, $500,000 GTD, Dec. 8 at 14:30 ET
  • $5,200 NLHE Main Event, $2,000,000 GTD, Dec. 8 at 13:00 ET
  • The PokerStars High Rollers series reaches the halfway stage, with almost $5.5m won so far.

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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