Super High Roller Bowl is coming back in its 2nd edition at the Aria in May 2016. Poker Central, the 24/7 Poker TV network, along with POKER PROductions, producers of the first Super High Roller Bowl, and ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, announced the return of the nosebleed game.
“There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight — the Super High Roller Bowl is one of them,b, CEO of Poker Central, “The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl will be even more exciting than last year’s!” The eight all-time money leaders in poker, including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Hellmuth, are expected to play.
In 2015, Brian Rast won the 4-day Super High Roller Bowl played at Aria for over $7.5 million defeating Scott Seiver heads up. This year, the organizers have set a buy-in of $300,000 for this freeze out event with a maximum entry cap of 49 players. $300,000 will be added to the prize pool by the sponsors making it a $15 million GTD event.
The action will start on 29th May and the champion will crowned on 1st June. The winner will take home $5 million in top prize along with the trophy. All tables will start 7 handed with each player getting 300,000 chips at the blinds of 600/1200 and 200 ante. Each level of the Super High Roller Bowl will be of 75 minutes and interestingly a mandatory 40-second decision timer will run for every turn of action. Each player will be allotted five time-bank chips that buy him/her an additional 60 seconds of thinking time.
“With 14 of the seats being reserved by ARIA for their non-professional, super high rollers, that only leaves 35 seats for other players,” added Stinchcomb. “As interest has already built up, we expect to sell out quickly.” ARIA will begin accepting player deposits to lock-in their seats on January 22nd.
“Like last year, this prestigious tournament is bound to be one of the most talked-about events of 2016,” said Mori Eskandani, president of POKER PROductions. “We are excited to return to produce this live event.”