On the rail – $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl over sold months in advance
It has become a tradition with having a Super High Roller Bowl prior to the World Series of Poker, starting in 2015 which saw Brian Rast come out as the winner for $8,000,000 and last year when Rainer Kempe came out victorious for a cool $5,000,000.
The tournament has been given a cap of 50 entrants, of which 15 seats have been reserved to celebrities, businessmen and qualifiers. That means that the Aria had 35 seats open for pre-registration for everyone who had $300,000 lying around. In fact for the short period the registration was open a staggering 54 entrants had registered for the 35 seats.
To decide who got the seats they had to arrange a lottery draw to see who got to play this rake free prestigious tournament.
The lottery was conducted by no other than Daniel Negreanu, who actually was one of those unlucky enough to not get a seat.
The list of the players who won the draw:
|Christian Christner||Dominik Nitsche||Igor Kurganov||Bryn Kenney||Connor Drinan|
|Steffen Sontheimer||Jake Schindler||Pratyush Buddiga||Rainer Kempe||Sean Winter|
|Antonio Esfandiari||Ankush Mandavia||Ben Tollerene||David Peters||John Juanda|
|Christoph Vogelsang||David Einhorn||Tom Marchese||Jason Les||Matt Berkey|
|Stefan Schillhabel||Nick Petrangelo||Erik Seidel||Doug Polk||Andrew Robl|
|Andrew Lichtenberger||Isaac Haxton||Sam Soverel||Ben Sulsky||Brian Rast|
|Haralabos Voulgaris||Byron Kaverman||Scott Seiver||Koray Aldemir||Fedor Holz|
The people who came up short in the draw were the following:
Daniel Negreanu, Charlie Carrol, Dan Shak, Bill Klein, Dan Colman, Talal Shakerchi, Jason Mercier, Jason Koon, Adrian Mateos, Max Silver, Justin Bonomo, Steven Chidwick, Zach Hyman, Jonathan Jaffe, Jan-Eric Schwippert, Sergio Aido, Darren Elias and Max Altergott.
We will make sure to keep you posted on updates from this massive event when the date comes.