Which Players Have Cashed Biggest in PokerStars 100Ks?


Back in 2011, at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, PokerStars rolled out a new addition to the schedule that helped shift the landscape of how money is viewed in poker. High roller events had been growing more and more popular, and mere $25,000 events weren’t cutting it as far as how big some of poker’s most affluent wanted to play.

So, tournament officials added a $100,000 event to the schedule. Participation proved solid, with 38 entries in the event. When the dust settled, Eugene Katchalov emerged victorious over PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu, binking a two-outer with fours against fives to claim the first-place prize of $1.5 million.

The $100,000 series at PokerStars events was officially born, although the next one wouldn’t run until the following year’s PCA, when it was part of the European Poker Tour. Another €100,000 was added to the EPT Grand Final in Monaco schedule, and those two events continued to carry 100Ks every year until the retirement of the EPT at the conclusion of 2016.

Now, the dawn of the PokerStars Championship era has arrived. PokerStars Championship Bahamas is an event that in many ways strongly resembles the old PCA — as PokerStars’ Neil Johnson outlined in an interview with PokerNews — and one way in which that’s true is the familiar $100K that’s back on the schedule.

Even so, we thought it would be instructive to look back on the history of the 100K events at PCA and EPT Grand Final and see which players have experienced the most success. Before we get into the numbers, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. One, many of these events permit reentries. Without knowing who entered which tournaments how many times, it’s impossible to say who has been the most profitable on a per-dollar basis. Second, although PokerStars sponsored the Aussie Millions for three years and that event includes a AU$100,000 event, conversion rates put it closer to a $50K than a $100K. Finally, for the purposes of the following chart, cashes have been …

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