Only Three Slots Remain In The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl

Written By Martin Derbyshire on April 20, 2018
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Another 15 poker players have been added to the list of those that will take part in the $300,000 buy-in 2018 Super High Roller Bowl ahead of this summer’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

With player interest at an all-time high and just 48 spots available, a lottery was used to determine the first 30 players invited to compete in the fourth annual event.

Poker superstars Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth were among the lucky 30 to have their names pulled out of the hat. The were joined by high roller regulars Isaac Haxton, Justin Bonomo and inaugural $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl champion Brian Rast.

Aria’s Super High Roller Bowl selections

A total of 18 seats remained available after the lottery. This week, host venue and MGM property Aria Resort & Casino selected 15 players to take up the majority of them.

Some high profile names are on this latest list, including 2016 Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe and runner-up Fedor Holz.

Possibly the most recognizable is Doug Polk, who has built a poker content empire on YouTube over the past couple of years, now closing in on 200,000 subscribers.

On the felt, Polk won the $111,111 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop at the 2017 WSOP for $3,686,865. It was the largest buy-in event at the 2017 WSOP and second only to the Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas last summer.

Billionaire gas trader Bill Perkins and former pro and poker-boom TV star turned member of the European Parliament Antanas “Tony G” Guoga join the list on the amateur side.

Organizers Poker Central and Aria say two more seats will be filled with VIP players at a later date.

Super High Roller Bowl satellite series

The final spot will go to the Super High Roller Bowl satellite winner.

Aria is planning a Super Satellite Series in the days before the Super High Roller Bowl kicks off.

The series begins with a $500+$50 satellite May 24 at 4 p.m. local time. One seat into a $10,000 Super High Roller Bowl Qualifier will be awarded for every 20 entries.

The $10,000 Super High Roller Bowl Qualifier will go off on May 25 at 4 p.m. with one seat to the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl available, as long as it draws 30 entries. Like the Super High Roller Bowl itself, the qualifier is rake-free for anyone that registers before noon. Those that register later will pay a $500 fee.

Super High Roller Bowl starts May 27

The Super High Roller Bowl will take place at the Aria May 27-30. The poker content subscription service PokerGO will host a livestream. Plus, the event will be broadcast at a later date on NBC Sports Network,, and the NBCSports app.

In a press release, Vice President of Content at Poker Central Sam Simmons welcomed everyone on the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl roster so far:

“We welcome the 15 VIPs to the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl field who are comprised of some of the most notable names in high stakes tournament poker. These names, alongside the 30 selected at the annual Super High Roller Bowl lottery, are sure to make for the most star-studded tournament field of the year.”

Here’s a look at the complete 2018 2018 Super High Roller Bowl field:

  • Andrew Robl
  • Adrian Mateos
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Igor Kurganov
  • Sergio Aido
  • Markus Dürnegger
  • Koray Aldemir
  • Stephen Chidwick
  • Keith Tilston
  • Ben Tollerene
  • Andreas Eiler
  • Andrew Lichtenberger
  • Talal Shakerchi
  • David Peters
  • Brian Rast
  • Christoph Vogelsang
  • Christian Christner
  • Kathy Lehne
  • Erik Seidel
  • John Andress
  • Cary Katz
  • Isaac Haxton
  • Nick Petrangelo
  • Byron Kaverman
  • Nikita Bodyakovskiy
  • Justin Bonomo
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Arne Ruge
  • Kahle Burns
  • Dan Shak
  • Brandon Adams
  • Seth Davies
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Doug Polk
  • Fedor Holz
  • Antanas Guoga
  • Matt Hyman
  • Bryn Kenney
  • Bill Perkins
  • Tom Marchese
  • Dan Smith
  • Jason Koon
  • Jake Schindler
  • Rainer Kempe
  • Dennis Blieden
  • Satellite Player
  • VIP Player
  • VIP Player
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Martin Derbyshire is an award-winning journalist, video and film producer with a decade of experience covering the brick and mortar casino, poker and iGaming industries. He has produced content for top media outlets including PokerNews, Bluff Magazine and PokerListings, and has crossed the globe scooping stories and interviewing major players in all corners of the high-stakes gambling world.

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