2018 Super High Roller Bowl Promises Big Names, High Stakes

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The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl gets underway Sunday night.
The 2018 Super High Roller Bowl gets underway Sunday night.

When the Super High Roller Bowl was created in 2015, nobody was quite sure what to make of it. It’s since grown into one of the most highly anticipated tournaments of the year and the 2018 event has all the potential to go down as the best yet.

The field of 48 players includes some of the best players in the world and is highlighted by Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz, and Erik Seidel. Former champions Brian Rast (2015) and Christoph Vogelsang (2017) are in while 2016 champion Rainer Kempe is hoping to win the final seat via satellite on Saturday, May 26.

The field includes six of the top earning players of all time and ten players who have been ranked #1 on the Global Poker Index including the current top-ranked player, Adrian Mateos.

The U.S. Poker Open and Poker Masters, which make up the other two legs of the High Roller Triple Crown will also be represented by their defending champions, Keith Tilston and Steffen Sontheimer respectively.

THE FIELD

The 47 confirmed players in the field have a combined $555 million in lifetime earnings.

PLAYER EARNINGS PLAYER EARNINGS PLAYER EARNINGS
Brandon Adams $3,089,595 Isaac Haxton $18,364,253 David Peters $21,248,708
Sergio Aido $7,214,913 Phil Hellmuth $22,247,568 Nick Petrangelo $10,809,516
Koray Aldemir $8,338,377 Fedor Holz $26,310,621 Doug Polk $9,454,009
John Andress $1,907,801 Matt Hyman $1,944,724 Brian Rast $20,870,265
Mikita Badziakouski $9,232,182 Cary Katz $14,025,248 Arne Ruge $152,847
Dennis Blieden $1,021,980 Byron Kaverman $12,366,380 Jake Schindler $18,364,853
Justin Bonomo $26,866,297 Rainer Kempe $15,459,312 Erik Seidel $34,507,095
Kahle Burns $3,260,332 Bryn Kenney $23,559,851 Dan Shak $9,253,794
Stephen Chidwick $15,583,698 Jason Koon $16,587,794 Talal Shakerchi $4,349,048
Christian Christner $4,025,048 Igor Kurganov $14,999,783 Dan Smith $19,948,430
Seth Davies $1,970,460 Kathy Lehne $980,938 Steffen Sontheimer $8,498,208
Markus Dürnegger $1,501,775 Andrew Lichtenberger $8,544,703 Keith Tilston $2,558,104
Andreas Eiler $4,240,166 Tom Marchese $16,863,175 Ben Tollerene $5,735,406
Antonio Esfandiari $27,628,047 Adrian Mateos $14,230,280 Christoph Vogelsang $16,847,209
Tony G $5,533,300 Daniel Negreanu $36,546,095 Sean Winter $6,300,687
Larry Greenberg $1,639,998 Bill Perkins $2,603,491 Satellite Winner Unknown

LIVE STREAMING

All four days of action will be streamed live on PokerGO. Ali Nejad and Nick Schulman will be in the booth for all four days calling the action.

DAY # DATE START TIME
1 May 27 6 pm ET
2 May 28 6 pm ET
3 May 29 4 pm ET
4 May 30 4 pm ET

GET IN ON THE ACTION

While you probably can’t afford the $300,000 buy-in, you can still have a sweat as the Super High Roller Bowl plays down to a winner.

PocketFives is hosting a Super High Roller Bowl Fantasy Contest for all members. It’s free to enter and will award $1,100 in prizes, including the eventual champion walking away with an Upswing Poker Tournament Master Class subscription.

Read the rules and draft your team now.