If you’ve been following the high stakes poker scene for any length of time, you’ve probably been wondering what the biggest stars are heading to high stakes poker 2022. Well, in addition to the ‘Big Three’ that have already been confirmed, many others will also be making their way to the game. Here are five of the most prominent names who you’ll be seeing on High Stakes Poker 2022.
Sertoma Chili Cook-Off High Stakes Poker Championship: This event will take place at the Springfield Expo Center on February 18, 2022. The event will feature live music, beer gardens, and a $3,000 guaranteed prize pool. You don’t have to be a poker pro to attend this event, and it’s free! This event benefits local non-profits such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, MO.
Patrik Antonius: One of the most recognizable and prolific names in the high stakes community, Antonius has amassed over $17 million on Full Tilt alone. He changed his alias to FinddaGrind in 2013, but HighStakesDB shows that he was already playing under this alias as early as 2007. Patrik’s ‘Fake Love888’ alias is unlisted, but it’s close enough. He’s currently in the hole for $1.5 million.
‘RaiseOnce’ – Phil Ivey, known as ‘RaiseOnce’ on PokerStars – has a massive $2.5 million on PokerStars, and he’s stuck with that. PokerStars doesn’t accept players from the US, so any big-name pros likely have a non-US VPN setup. In addition to that, the merging of Full Tilt with PokerStars is going to be a big deal for the poker world.
‘Negreanu’ – The original winner of High Stakes Poker, Tom Dwan, made a $50 deposit that eventually became millions. He also inspired thousands of people to play the game. ‘durrrr’ – the ‘Duderr’ alias – hasn’t been active since November 2013 and isn’t listed on the high stakes database. However, HighStakesDB estimates Antonius’ lifetime profit at $2.2. million, which would be the highest for any player in history.
‘Large’ – In high stakes poker, the buy-in is higher than the low-stakes game, which means that players are playing for a large amount of money. In fact, the top-level high-stakes player is expected to win at least $100K per year. But, ‘Low’ players will have to settle for half of that money. Fortunately, the high-stakes players are more savvy than the mid-stakes players.