Negreanu, Hellmuth Amongst 30 Confirmed Super High Roller Bowl Players
The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, running May 27 - 30 in the ARIA Las Vegas and live reported on PokerNews, had 61 players sign up by making the $30,000 non-refundable deposit for the $300,000 event.
With just 48 seats available for the Super High Roller Bowl, a lottery system was in place to determine the first 30 players allowed to buy-in.
Last night, live streamed on PokerGO, Ali Nejad hosted the lottery along with Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, ARIA’s Head of Poker Operations Sean McCormack, ARIA's Tournament Director Paul Campbell.
Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu both saw their names come out of the tombola. Former SHRB champions Brian Rast (2015, $7,525,000) and Christoph Vogelsang (2017, $6,000,000) are also in again, making 2016 winner Rainer Kempe ($5,000,000) the only former champion not to get in directly.
A total of 11 players are in for the first time:
- Adrian Mateos
- Andeas Eiler
- Arne Ruge
- John Andress
- Kahle Burns
- Keith Tilston
- Markus Dürnegger
- Nick Petrangelo
- Nikita Bodyakovskiy
- Sergio Aido
According to PokerCentral's release, Jan-Eric Schwippert is now the only player to get snubbed twice, having indicated he wanted to play both last year and this year but getting unlucky both times.
Some big names did not see their names drawn, including Fedor Holz, Antonio Esfandiari, Tony G, and Joe McKeehen. A total of 31 players deposited the $30,000 in time but did not see their names drawn in last night's lottery. These players get their $30,000 deposit back but still have a shot at entering the event as there are still two options to get in:
- There are 16 seats to be assigned by ARIA at their discretion.
- There are 2 seats to be won in a $10,000 satellite to be held on May 26th.
Signed Up for the Super High Roller Bowl
The following 30 poker players have secured a seat in the 2018 SHRB, given that they wire the remaining $270,000 before the event starts:
|Adrian Mateos||Spain||Igor Kurganov||Russia|
|Andreas Eiler||Germany||Isaac Haxton||United States|
|Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||John Andress||United States|
|Andrew Robl||United States||Justin Bonomo||United States|
|Arne Ruge||Germany||Kahle Burns||Australia|
|Ben Tollerene||United States||Kathy Lehne||United States|
|Brian Rast||United States||Keith Tilston||United States|
|Byron Kaverman||United States||Koray Aldemir||Germany|
|Cary Katz||United States||Markus Dürnegger||Germany|
|Christian Christner||Germany||Nick Petrangelo||United States|
|Christoph Vogelsang||Germany||Mikita Badziakouski||Belarus|
|Dan Shak||United States||Phil Hellmuth||United States|
|Daniel Negreanu||Canada||Sergio Aido||Spain|
|David Peters||United States||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom|
|Erik Seidel||United States||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom|
Not Picked in the Super High Roller Bowl Lottery
The following 31 players deposited the $30,000, but did not get in via the lottery:
|Antanas Guoga||Lithuania||Jan-Eric Schwippert||Germany|
|Antonio Esfandiari||United States||Jason Koon||United States|
|Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||Joe McKeehen||United States|
|Benjamin Pollak||France||Johannes Becker||Germany|
|Bill Perkins||United States||Julian Thomas||Germany|
|Brandon Adams||United States||Manig Loeser||Germany|
|Bryn Kenney||United States||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom|
|Dan Cates||United States||Rainer Kempe||Germany|
|Dan Smith||United States||Sam Soverel||United States|
|Dennis Blieden||United States||Sean Winter||United States|
|Dietrich Fast||Germany||Seth Davies||United States|
|Dominik Nitsche||Germany||Stefan Schillhabel||Germany|
|Doug Polk||United States||Steffen Sontheimer||Germany|
|Fedor Holz||Germany||Thomas Muehloecker||Austria|
|Jake Schindler||United States||Tobias Ziegler||Germany|
|Tom Marchese||United States|