The prestigious High Roller Series on PokerStars comes to an end today (Monday, Dec 9), but we’ve got plenty of results from Friday to Sunday to tell you about. Let’s take a look at the weekend’s action:

  • On the schedule today
  • Titles for Zhang, Lefrançois, and Watson
  • Top ROI figures (so far)
  • Full weekend High Roller Series results

On the schedule today

There is just one tournament left on the High Roller schedule. Consider it a series saver.

The $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max event (#27 of the series) kicks off at 1pm ET, and comes with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Satellites will be running today from 11am ET.


Titles for Zhang, Lefrançois, and Watson

Since we last updated you on Friday we’ve seen ten events start and finish, and some huge prizes awarded.

Michael “mczhang” Zhang finished in the top spot in Friday evening’s $10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO, earning himself $239,804 (including bounties). Zhang now has more than $4 million in online earnings, having defeated a tough final table which included the likes of Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Ignat ‘0human0’ Liviu, and Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot.

Michael “mczhang” Zhang

We spoke with Zhang at EPT Barcelona earlier this year about his rapid rise through the poker ranks – check out that interview here.

High Rollers 14: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
Entries: 86 (58 entries, 28 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,000,000

1. Michael “mczhang” Zhang (United Kingdom) – $239,804.59
2. Graftekkel (Austria) – $168,858.89
3. tinnoemulder (Netherlands) – $126,975.00
4. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (Netherlands) – $112,868.15
5. Radogoszcz (Poland) – $57,335.14
6. Ignat ‘0human0’ Liviu (Romania) – $40,047.15
7. Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot (United Kingdom) – $47,141.81
8. CrazyLissy (Russia) – $43,361.98

Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois

Outside of NLHE it was Canada’s Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrançois who banked the biggest, taking down the $10K PLO 6-Max for $186,237. That event saw yet another final table finish for Portuguese crusher Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, who has been on fire this series.

High Rollers 24: $10,300 PLO [6-Max], $500K Gtd
Entries: 69 (41 entries, 28 re-entries)
Prize pool: $690,000

1. Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrançois (Canada) – $186,237.66
2. madsamot (Norway) – $139,215.64
3. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (United Kingdom) – $104,065.93
4. Grezi (Germany) – $77,791.01
5. anteen (Sweden) – $58,150.09
6. Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas (Hungary) – $43,468.13
7. Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (United Kingdom) – $32,493.20

Another well-known winner over the weekend was Mike “SirWatts” Watson, who took down the $2,100 8-Max PKO for $116,931. Watson has retained a steady presence in the high roller world for close to a decade, something he told us about when we spoke to him earlier this year.

High Rollers 25: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
Entries: 269 (204 entries, 65 re-entries)
Prize pool: $538,000

1. Mike “SirWatts” Watson (Canada) – $116,931.82
2. Pappe_Ruk (Netherlands) – $52,305.28
3. simon1471 (United Kingdom) – $40,837.68
4. Rens02 (Netherlands) – $28,250.35
5. 6uplanbojini1 (China) – $17,053.81
6. Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs (Netherlands) – $19,934.01
7. SsicK_OnE (Austria) – $14,019.20
8. paolinetti67 (Norway) – $11,179.22

Mike “SirWatts” Watson


Top ROI figures (with one tournament remaining)

1. NeedBeat (Estonia) – $55 satellite into $164,561.24 – 299,102% ROI
2. ianbel (Canada) – $2.20 satellite into $2,844.36 – 129,189% ROI
3. Zinkfish (Sweden) – $55 satellite into $44,231.20 – 80,320% ROI
4. nikoinista (Germany) – $1.10 satellite into $814.42 – 73,938% ROI
5. SerViaMin (United Kingdom) – $22 satellite into $13,651 – 61,952% ROI
6. Gambler4444 (Austria) – $55 satellite into $32,033.27 – 58,142% ROI
7. exitonlyKK (Canada) – $68 satellite into $26,388.46 – 38,706% ROI
8. roo_400 (Canada) – $530 satellite into $187,534.88 – 35,283% ROI
9. ModzillaPL (Canada) – $22 satellite into $7,626.78 – 34,567% ROI
10. Nizmo jiz (Mexico) – $55 satellite into $18,771.47 – 34,029% ROI


Full High Roller Series results from the weekend

High Rollers 14: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
Entries: 86 (58 entries, 28 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,000,000

1. Michael “mczhang” Zhang (United Kingdom) – $239,804.59
2. Graftekkel (Austria) – $168,858.89
3. tinnoemulder (Netherlands) – $126,975.00
4. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (Netherlands) – $112,868.15
5. Radogoszcz (Poland) – $57,335.14
6. Ignat ‘0human0’ Liviu (Romania) – $40,047.15
7. Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot (United Kingdom) – $47,141.81
8. CrazyLissy (Russia) – $43,361.98

Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira

High Rollers 17: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max], $500K Gtd
Entries: 87 (59 entries, 28 re-entries)
Prize pool: $500,000

1. Pwndidi (North Macedonia) – $119,483.15
2. Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves (United Kingdom) – $92,337.85
3. lechuckpoker (United Kingdom) – $71,359.65
4. MB TREMENDO (Uruguay) – $55,147.50
5. Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot (Canada) – $42,618.55
6. patapong (Dominican Republic) – $32,936.10
7. WATnlos (Austria) – $25,453.35
8. Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson (Sweden) – $19,670.60

Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot

High Rollers 18: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd
Entries: 182 (119 entries, 63 re-entries)
Prize pool: $200,000

1. Striker33333 (Lithuania) – $39,675.80
2. Leqenden (Belarus) – $30,783.68
3. girafganger7 (United Kingdom) – $23,884.48
4. t4t0PAGAU (United Kingdom) – $18,531.52
5. HITRII999 (Russia) – $14,378.26
6. M-Spot69 (Canada) – $11,155.82
7. tinnoemulder (Netherlands) – $8,655.60
8. Luke “lb6121” Schwartz (United Kingdom) – $6,715.70

Luke “lb6121” Schwartz

High Rollers 19: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
Entries: 370 (268 entries, 102 re-entries)
Prize pool: $185,000

1. Rus_us8 (Russia) – $37,143.72
2. leitalopez (Argentina) – $16,818.28
3. physiorules (Germany) – $12,350.97
4. SerVlaMin (United Kingdom) – $13,651.52
5. stockofman (South Korea) – $8,700.35
6. Graftekkel (Austria) – $6,286.92
7. ShZeus (Cyprus) – $4,009.63
8. DrJames89 (Brazil) – $3,481.99

High Rollers 20: $5,200 6+ Hold’em [6-Max], $250K Gtd
Entries: 39 (31 entries, 9 re-entries)
Prize pool: $250,000

1. Jordi “prot0” Urlings (Malta) – $108,291.85
2. Borys “GODofHU” Turitsa (United Kingdom) – $69,208.95
3. Zinkfish (Sweden) – $44,231.20
4. Jhaoklet (United Kingdom) – $28,268.00

Borys “GODofHU” Turitsa

High Rollers 21: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
Entries: 208 (143 entries, 65 re-entries)
Prize pool: $250,000

1. DEX888 (Germany) – $56,547.77
2. 87bowser (Malta) – $28,722.05
3. T-Macha (United Kingdom) – $23,527.70
4. cocojamb0 (Bulgaria) – $16,246.32
5. Dirtdog52658 (Canada) – $11,703.94
6. bennertf (United Kingdom) – $7,892.15

High Rollers 22: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
Entries: 268 (184 entries, 84 re-entries)
Prize pool: $150,000

1. nizmo jiz (Mexico) – $28,631.55
2. PIPON777 (Latvia) – $21,451.30
3. JGagMan (Canada) – $16,071.78
4. CalmRevolver (Russia) – $12,041.32
5. DaanOss (Netherlands) – $9,021.64
6. andresds (Argentina) – $6,759.21
7. cocojamb0 (Bulgaria) – $5,064.15
8. FishOnHeater (Hungary) – $3,794.17

High Rollers 24: $10,300 PLO [6-Max], $500K Gtd
Entries: 69 (41 entries, 28 re-entries)
Prize pool: $690,000

1. Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrançois (Canada) – $186,237.66
2. madsamot (Norway) – $139,215.64
3. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (United Kingdom) – $104,065.93
4. Grezi (Germany) – $77,791.01
5. anteen (Sweden) – $58,150.09
6. Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas (Hungary) – $43,468.13
7. Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (United Kingdom) – $32,493.20

Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi

High Rollers 25: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
Entries: 269 (204 entries, 65 re-entries)
Prize pool: $538,000

1. Mike “SirWatts” Watson (Canada) – $116,931.82
2. Pappe_Ruk (Netherlands) – $52,305.28
3. simon1471 (United Kingdom) – $40,837.68
4. Rens02 (Netherlands) – $28,250.35
5. 6uplanbojini1 (China) – $17,053.81
6. Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs (Netherlands) – $19,934.01
7. SsicK_OnE (Austria) – $14,019.20
8. paolinetti67 (Norway) – $11,179.22

Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs

High Rollers 26: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $250K Gtd
Entries: 575 (409 entries, 166 re-entries)
Prize pool: $292,974

1. Rhyzm-P (Germany) – $5,1746.90
2. mikki696 (Austria) – $36,952.81
3. exitonlyKK (Canada) – $26,388.46
4. wisopekeño! (United Kingdom) – $18,844.32
5. G1a1u1s1s (Brazil) – $13,456.96
6. roo_400 (Canada) – $9,609.78


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