The High Five Tournament Series – an overview of an unusual series, schedule and main …

The High Five Tournament Series – an overview of an unusual series, schedule and main …

From March 31 to April 20, the PokerKing room will host The High Five online series dedicated to the 420 subculture – marijuana lovers. In this article, we have compiled detailed information for you about why Winning Poker Network chose this topic and which tournaments will have the greatest guarantees.

Why pot smoking?

Naturally, neither the Winning Poker network nor PokerKing itself stated directly why they chose the topic of pot smoking. However, their motives can be easily understood.

First, around the world, the use of grass is gaining momentum – according to the UN, almost 4% of the planet’s population (~ 306M people) blows at different intervals. The main reason for choosing this way of spending time is recreation, that is, the need to rest. Most people come to poker for the same purpose – this is confirmed by the WPT’s calculations for 2019, which showed that in the world more than 100M people regularly play poker, while only 10-12% do it as a plus.

Secondly, the legalization of grass and online poker goes roughly the same way in the world:

  • At first, both phenomena existed without control and punishment, freely available to everyone.
  • They were banned – allegedly because of the harmfulness and danger of addiction in a large number of people.
  • Studies have begun to show that illegal status and the presence of punishments lead to a deterioration in the well-being of people and more frequent contact with fraudsters.
  • Expert assessments and experimental works have appeared, showing a different point of view – that with control, there is a lot of good and a minimum of bad in this kind of leisure.
  • Over time, both phenomena were decriminalized and the legalization process started.

Probably, the guys at WPN have publicly decided to support the grass fans by launching a poker streak for them and thus combining two relaxing processes. By the way, to increase the comfort of players of a certain category, a significant part of the series’ tournaments contains popular phrases and terms from the slang of marijuana lovers in the title. The choice of words was made with humor – judge for yourself:

  • Wake & Bake – woke up and blew.
  • The Vaporizer is a vape, non-burning smoking device.
  • Late Toke – late drag.
  • Sticky Icky Icky is a phrase from the songs of rapper Snoop Dogg, which describes high-resin marijuana buds.
  • MegaStash is a mega stash of something.
  • 7CardSativa is a hybrid of the name of the game 7 Card Stud and one of the two main varieties of marijuana, sativa, which is known for its stimulating effect (the other is indica, which is relaxing).
  • LightUp! – a call to set something on fire.
  • DEGEN is an abbreviation for degenerate, which means a person who only does what he blows.
  • Im SO High Roller – play on words with the phrase I’m so high.
  • SUPERHIGHRoller is a play on words that denotes the highest degree of buzz.
  • The Munchies – The craving for a snack after a joint.
  • The Roach is the part of the joint that the person holds in their mouth and fingers while smoking.
  • Roll Up – roll up, roll up.

In addition, respecting the needs of the audience, there will be a 10-minute “courtesy break” every day at 04:20 PM ET (11:20 UTC).

The High Five schedule: every day – 5 tournaments

Over 20 days of the series, 100 tournaments in NLH, PLO, PL08 and 7-Card Stud will be held

with buy-ins from $ 0.25 to $ 2,650 and guarantees from $ 500 to $ 1M.

Opens Series $ 11 Hi5 $ 0 KickOff $ 20K Gtd. It starts on March 31 at 11:20 pm Moscow time, late registration will last 12 levels of 15 minutes each. Satellites for it cost $ 0.44 and $ 1.40.

There is no tournament called Main Event in the series, but two events will play its role at once – Hi5 # 52 and Hi5 # 87. There will also be a special phase tournament PKO Easter Special during the series.

$55 PKO Easter Special $300K Gtd

  • The start of the first flight is on April 1 at 01:00 Moscow time.
  • The starting stack is 200K chips.
  • Late registration – 18 levels, 10 minutes each.
  • Re-entry – 2 in each fly.
  • The duration of each flight is 28 levels. All surviving players will move with their accumulated stacks to Day 2, which is called Main.
  • Main start – April 5 at 03:00 MSK.
  • Main duration – up to level 49 (4 hours 30 minutes).
  • Day 3 starts on April 6 at 01:00 Moscow time.
  • The blinds in Main and Day 3 are 12 minutes each.

7 flights will take place from 1 to 4 April. If the player survives several of them, then in Day 2 he will move with the largest stack, and the bounties will accumulate. Flight satellites started on March 28, buy-ins range from $ 1.40 to $ 8.80.

$445 Hi5 #52 $1M Gtd

  • Day 1 starts on April 11 at 21:00 Moscow time.
  • The starting stack is 100K chips.
  • Late registration – 24 levels of 15 minutes.
  • Re-entry – unlimited.
  • Duration of Day 1 is up to ITM.
  • Final Day starts on April 13 at 01:00 Moscow time.

Day 1 can be accessed via mega-satellites – from April 4 there will be 11 of these. They all have a $ 22 buy-in and a 10 to 25 ticket guarantee.

$55 Hi5 #87 $420K Gtd

  • The start of the first flight is on April 12 at 02:30 Moscow time.
  • The starting stack is 150K chips.
  • Late registration – 18 levels, 10 minutes each.
  • Re-entry – 2 in each fly.
  • The duration of each flight is 28 levels. All surviving players will proceed with their accumulated stacks to Day 2.
  • Day 2 starts on April 19 at 01:00 Moscow time.
  • Duration of Day 2 – up to level 49 (4 hours 30 minutes).
  • Day 3 starts on April 20 at 01:00 Moscow time.
  • The blinds on Day 2 and Day 3 are 12 minutes each.

10 flights will take place from 12 to 19 April. If the player survives several of them, then in Day 2 he will move with the largest stack.

More tournaments with guarantees from $ 100K

Tournament Start date and time (UTC) Bai-in Warranty
Hi5 #3 Vaporizer April 1 at 22:00 $109 $125K
Hi5 #4 High Roller April 2 at 01:00 $630 $100K
Hi5 #9 Sticky Icky Icky April 3 at 01:45 $1,050 $100K
Hi5 #28 Im SO High Roller April 7 at 01:00 $630 $100K
Hi5 #34 SUPERHIGHRoller April 8 at 02:00 $2,650 $100K
Hi5 #48 LightUp! April 10 at 21:00 $109 $100K
Hi5 #49 Vaporizer April 10 at 22:00 $215 $100K
Hi5 #58 High Roller PLO8 April 13 at 01:30 $630 $100K
Hi5 #62 The Munchies High Roller April 13 at 20:00 $630 $100K
Hi5 #68 Vaporizer April 14 at 22:00 $215 $125K
Hi5 #77 SUPERHIGHRoller April 16 at 00:00 $2,650 $100K
HI5 #92 Vaporizer April 19 at 22:00 $215 $100K
Hi5 #93 Sticky Icky Icky April 20 at 00:30 $1,050 $125K

The High Five bonuses and promotions

PokerKing has no general promotional offers for players during the series. However, since March 28, the room has been sending out individual bonus codes for especially active players – for example, you can get a reload bonus up to $ 100 for a limited period of time. The amount, validity time and other conditions of the offer differ between the players – check your mail from March 28 to April 20, perhaps the room will send you a unique bonus.

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