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Super High Roller Bowl Sells Out 35 Seats in a Day

Rainer Kempe 2016 Super High Roller Champion
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  • ARIA has randomly selected 35 players for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl.

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 ChristnerAntonio EsfandiariIgor Kurganov
Matt BerkeyConnor DrinanSteffen Sontheimer
Jake SchindlerPratyush BuddigaRainer Kempe
Sean WinterJohn JuandaDominik Nitsche
Christoph VogelsangStefan SchillhabelAndrew Robl
Brian RastBryn KenneyFedor Holz
David PetersJason LesBen Tollerene
Tom MarcheseErik SeidelSam Soverel
Scott SeiverAnkush MandaviaDavid Einhorn
Nick PetrangeloHaralabos VoulgarisIsaac Haxton
Andrew LichtenbergerDoug PolkBen Sulsky
Byron KavermanKoray Aldemir 

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