Super High Roller Bowl V Gets Moved To This December
Poker players are going to be thrilled to learn that the next Super High Roller Bowl will take place in December at the ARIA Casino in Las Vegas.
Poker Central made the surprise announcement on Tuesday, moving away from its traditional time-frame.
Poker Central usually schedules this high stakes event during the month of May prior to the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The pre-ponding of the Super High Roller Bowl will give poker pros an opportunity to finish the year on a high. The fifth edition runs from Dec 17-19 and the tournament will likely adopt the new schedule moving forward.
Justin Bonomo currently holds the Super High Roller Bowl championship title. He emerged victorious in May topping a field of 48 entries. His victory this year was made even sweeter as he ended up defeating Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu for $5 million. In doing so, he also pipped Negreanu to claim the number one spot on the All Time Money list.
$14.4 Million Up for Grabs
The Super High Roller Bowl will as usual feature 48 players, with a prize pool of $14.4 million. In addition to the $5 million cash prize, the winner will also take home the much-coveted Super High Roller Bowl championship ring.
Players who are keen on joining the tournament are required to make a deposit of $30,000 by November 26. Out Of the available 48 spots, a live lottery will determine 25 entries. A live draw will take place on November 27. Five seats will go to the top five players in the High Roller of the Year leaderboard, while 18 seats are secured for ARIA VIP guest entries.
US poker pro Brian Rast won the first high roller event which took place in 2015. The inaugural tournament featured a $500,000 buy-in with a total prize pool of $21,500,000. The tournament had 43 entries, with Rast winning a whopping $7,525,000 in first-place prize.
In 2016, Rainer Kempe from Germany topped the tournament, and was awarded $5 million. He came face to face with another German poker pro Fedor Holz who took home $3.5 million for landing the runner-up spot.
Another German poker pro conquered the third edition of the tournament. Christoph Vogelsang faced US poker pro Jake Schindler for the top spot worth $6 million. Schindler being the runner-up was awarded $3.6 million.