Aria Super High Roller Bowl is a sell out

The Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria casino is quickly becoming a special event on the poker calendar, and while the buy in has been dropped from $500,000 to $300,000 this year, there are still many reasons why this event is special. 47 of the 49 names have now been announced, with the prize pool set at $15 million, and 1st place money set at $5 million. The event will take place between May 29th and June 1st, kicking off at the same time as the WSOP, and creating even more excitement for the annual poker festivities that come around every summer.

For one thing, the players involved will combine an interesting mix of wealthy poker enthusiasts and some of the most gifted poker players alive, meaning there will be an abundance of star names and underdogs to root for.  Last year, Brian Rast bested a field of 43 runners to walk away with the $7.5 million 1st prize.


Brian Rast won the event last year (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy Of PokerStars)

One of the key reasons why this years event has sold out all 49 seats three months before the tournament begins, is the fact that there will be no rake, and furthermore, the sponsors have added an extra $300,000 to the prize pool. This means that even a player who is slightly below the average skill level of the field, can still have a slight profit margin. The Aria is home to the high stakes “Ivey Room” and offers daily tournaments, but this particular tournament will be a jewel in their crown, generating interest worldwide.

The Full Roster of Players

1. Andrew Robl
2. Anthony Gregg
3. Antonio Esfandiari
4. Ben Lamb
5. Ben Tollerene
6. Bill Perkins
7. Bobby Baldwin
8. Brandon Steven
9. Brian Rast
10. Bryn Kenney
11. Byron Kaverman
12. Cary Katz
13. Christoph Vogelsang
14. Connor Drinan
15. Dan Colman
16. Dan Perper
17. Dan Shak
18. San Smith
19. Daniel Negreanu
20. David Peters
21. Dominik Nitsche
22. Doug Polk
23. Erik Seidel
24. Fedor Holz
25. Haralabos Voulgaris
26. Igor Kurganov
27. Isaac Haxton
28. Jake Schindler
29. Jason Les
30. Jason Mercier
31. John Morgan
32. Justin Bonomo
33. Kathy Lehne
34. Larry Wright
35. Matthew Berkey
36. Nick Petrangelo
37. Phil Galfond
38. Phil Hellmuth
39. Phil Laak
40. Rainer Kempe
41. Sam Soverel
42. Scott Seiver
43. Stephen Chidwick
44. Timofey Kuznetsov
45. Tom Marchese
46. Vitaly Rizhkov
47. 48 TBA


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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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