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Players are Turned Away at 2017 Super High Roller Bowl

Written By: Samantha A. | February 7, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

The $300,000.00 buy-in High Roller Super Bowl will not actually start until May 28th, 2017, but the 35 seats that were open for this poker game have already been spoken for.  A total of 54 players actually put a deposit down for the poker game with high hopes for getting a seat by means of a random drawing, 19 of these poker players were actually turned away.

This event that Poker Central will be presenting at the Aria, will have a field size that totals 50 as it will be played as a rake free with a prize pool that is totaling 15 million dollars as well as another 5 million dollars that will be reserved for the top dog.

Rainer Kempe from Germany took home 5 million dollars as he won the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, Brian Rast also went home with a total of 7.525 million dollars that same year.

The way this poker gme sold out so quickly confirm’s that it has been considered the world championship of high stakes poker, stated Poker Central’s president, Joe Kakaty.

There are 15 seats that remain and they are reserved for poker players that will be chosen by Aria, as one of those seats will be saved specifically for a celebrity that will be named at a later date.

The lucky poker players that actually got their names drawn in order to fill the 35 seats via the random drawing were as follows: Koray Aldemir,  Matt Berkey, Pratyush Buddiga, Christian Christner, Connor Drinan, David Einhorn, Antonio Esfandiari, Isaac Haxton, Fedor Holz, John Juanda, Byron Kaverman, Rainer Kempe, Bryn Kenney, Igor Kurganov, Jason Les, Andrew Lichtenberger, Ankush Mandavia, Tom Marchese, Dominik Nitsche, David Peters, Nick Petrangelo, Doug Polk, Brian Rast,  Andrew Robl,  Scott Seiver,  Stefan Schillhabel, Jake Schindler, Erik Seidel, Steffen Sontheimer, Sam Soverel, Ben Sulsky, Ben Tollerene,  Christoph Vogelsang, Haralabos Voulgaris, and Sean Winter. 

The combined winnings for live tournaments of these poker players adds up to be more than 323 million dollars, as well as a combined total of 33 WSOP bracelets.

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