PokerStars reveals $11.4 million online high roller series. Shot clock tournaments speeding up the game. Check out these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.

High Roller Online Series Coming to PokerStars

High stakes tournaments have really taken off over the last couple years with large amounts of buzz following High Roller events across the globe. With the increased popularity of these games, PokerStars has announced the High Roller Online Series with nearly two dozen of high buy-in tournaments ranging from $1,050 to $10,000.

Running from November November 26th to December 4th, PokerStars will hold 22 tournaments over the nine days at No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.

The largest buy-in event during the series will be a $10,300 Progressive Knockout tournament on November 30th with $1 million guaranteed. Players will receive bounties starting at $2,500. Half of the buy-in will be added to the bounty pool. A $2,100 Main Event will be held on December 3rd and is guaranteeing $2 million.

Quick Hitters

– Shot clock tournaments are gaining popularity as a way to speed up play. John Scanlon, who recently ran the 888Live event from London, spoke with Poker Strategy about how the games are run and how the new games are going over.

– Pennsylvania has already accomplished the hard part — passing a bill — of bringing online gambling to its state. Now speculation is ramping up of when Pennsylvania will ultimate go live with online gambling. US Poker speculates at when this might happen.

– One of online poker’s biggest opponents is retiring from the US Congress. Bob Goodlatte helped craft the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act, which was passed in late 2006.

– Grinderschool.com poker training video of the day continues the series on Professional SNG play. Episode 7 of 8 takes a look at HUD exploitation.