33 players take the rake free route to Poker Masters glory

33 players take the rake free route to Poker Masters glory

At last, we know who is sitting down to compete in the first of eight Poker Masters tournaments, and both Doug Polk and Fedor Holz are willing to give their fans a sweat.

By the time you would have read this, the first of five $50,000 buy-in events, will have reached a final table, as the best minds in poker battle it out to be called the Poker Master, and be presented with a Purple Jacket.

The new concept is the brainchild of Poker Central. Aria, Las Vegas act as host. PokerGO streams action of every single event, live, for $9.99 per month, or $99.99 for an annual subscription. Maria Ho, David Williams and Ali Nejad will keep you interested when the action gets a little dull around the edges.

I have been a little critical of Poker Central for not announcing a line up before now, but with the cards about to fly into the air, the organisers have released a starting line up of 33 players.

We know that high stakes poker players think they’re cool cats, rig33 players take the rake free route to Poker Masters gloryht?

So why have so many of them decided to be unfashionably punctual?

If you turn up on time, then you don’t pay any rake.


Here are the 33 names for the first of four $50,000 buy-in single re-entry events. If you compete in all four $50,000 events, then the final $100,000 buy-in event will also be rake free.

1. Cary Katz
2. Nick Schulman
3. Ben Lamb
4. Fedor Holz
5. Zachary Hyman
6. Tom Marchese
7. Brandon Adams
8. Adrian Mateos
9. Doug Polk
10. Justin Bonomo
11. Brian Rast
12. Erik Seidel
13. Stephen Chidwick
14. Bryn Kenney
15. Jason Koon
16. Koray Aldemir
17. Alan Schein
18. Matt Hyman
19. Dominik Nitsche
20. Keith Lehr
21. Steffen Sontheimer
22. Sergio Aido
23. David Peters
24. Sean Winter
25. Christian Christner
26. Jake Schindler
27. Dan Smith
28. Rainer Kempe
29. Daniel Negreanu
30. Stefan Schillhabel
31. Isaac Haxton
32. Ben Tollerene
33. Scott Seiver

If you fancy a sweat, then you have one of two choices.

You can head to PokerShares to place a wager on the event, or you can check out the Twitter feeds of Doug Polk and Fedor Holz.

Both of these participants are offering a freeroll to a lucky winner. If they draw your name at random, Polk and Holz will give you 1% of their total profit over the series. Now, this is bargain basement, ladies and gentlemen, because both of these players could easily net a million bucks giving you the opportunity to bank $10k for not much.

Check out both their Twitter streams to see how you can get involved in the action.

Daniel Negreanu stands to win over a million dollars if he wins the Purple Jacket after picking up a hoard of $50,000 side bets in the lead up to the action.

The two-day $50k events are held on 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17th September. There will be three $100k single day events held on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of Sep. The purple jacket ceremony takes place on the 20th.