Super High Roller Bowl Sells Out 35 Seats in a Day

Rainer Kempe 2016 Super High Roller Champion

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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