The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl sold out in one day, according to an announcement from Poker Central and ARIA Resort & Casino.
As of Feb. 2, there were 35 seats available, along with the 15 reserved for ARIA (one for a celebrity player), a total of 50 seats. The bowl actually oversold. Fifty-four players placed deposits and ARIA held a randomized drawing, which aired on Poker Central’s Facebook as a Facebook Live video, on Feb. 3 to choose the players. The remaining 15 players will be chosen by ARIA.
“The lightning speed of The Super High Roller Bowl’s sellout confirms it’s now THE world championship of high-stakes poker,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “Every player wants to play in The Super High Roller Bowl.”
The prize pool is $15 million with a buy-in of $300,000, featuring seven-handed tables and capping it at 50 seats. The Bowl runs May 28-31 and has a $5 million first-place prize and zero rake.
Here are the confirmed players for the tournament:
|Christian Christner||Antonio Esfandiari||Igor Kurganov|
|Matt Berkey||Connor Drinan||Steffen Sontheimer|
|Jake Schindler||Pratyush Buddiga||Rainer Kempe|
|Sean Winter||John Juanda||Dominik Nitsche|
|Christoph Vogelsang||Stefan Schillhabel||Andrew Robl|
|Brian Rast||Bryn Kenney||Fedor Holz|
|David Peters||Jason Les||Ben Tollerene|
|Tom Marchese||Erik Seidel||Sam Soverel|
|Scott Seiver||Ankush Mandavia||David Einhorn|
|Nick Petrangelo||Haralabos Voulgaris||Isaac Haxton|
|Andrew Lichtenberger||Doug Polk||Ben Sulsky|
|Byron Kaverman||Koray Aldemir|
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