LAS VEGAS (February 3, 2017) – Poker Central®, your ultimate poker lifestyle destination, along with ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, today announced that the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl® had sold out in one day.

Of the 50 seats available at The Super High Roller Bowl, 15 seats were reserved for ARIA, with 35 seats open to players as of February 2nd. The 35 seats sold out in hours, and were actually oversold, with 54 players placing deposits hoping to play. ARIA held a random drawing on February 3rd to choose the 35 players. The drawing aired on Poker Central’s Facebook Live.

“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.”

This year, the Super High Roller Bowl has a prize pool of $15 million with a buy-in of $300,000. The tournament features seven 7-handed tables and is capped at 50 seats. Sean McCormack, ARIA’s Director of Poker Operations said, “It’s unprecedented for a high stakes tournament to sell out this quickly. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Super High Roller Bowl Quick Facts

  • May 28 – 31 at ARIA in Las Vegas.
  • $15 million prize pool.
  • $5 million first place prize.
  • Buy-in is $300,000.
  • The Super High Roller Bowl is an open event; invitations are not required.
  • This is a zero rake event.
  • There is a cap of 50 players in this year’s tournament.
  • Of the total 50 seats, 15 are reserved by ARIA, including 1 for a celebrity player.

2017 Super High Roller Bowl Players

Below are the 35 players confirmed to play. The 14 remaining players will be chosen by ARIA, with 1 seat reserved for a celebrity player to be announced later.

1. Christian Christner

2. Antonio Esfandiari

3. Igor Kurganov

4. Matt Berkey

5. Connor Drinan

6. Steffen Sontheimer

7. Jake Schindler

8. Pratyush Buddiga

9. Rainer Kempe

10. Sean Winter

11. John Juanda

12. Dominik Nitsche

13. Christoph Vogelsang

14.  Stefan Schillhabel

15.  Andrew Robl

16. Brian Rast

17.  Bryn Kenney

18.  Fedor Holz

19. David Peters

20.  Jason Les

21. Ben Tollerene

22. Tom Marchese

23.  Erik Seidel

24. Sam Soverel

25. Scott Seiver

26. Ankush Mandavia

27. David Einhorn

28. Nick Petrangelo

29. Haralabos Voulgaris

30. Isaac Haxton

31. Andrew Lichtenberger

32. Doug Polk

33. Ben Sulsky

34. Byron Kaverman

35. Koray Aldemir

See SuperHighRoller.com for additional information when it becomes available.


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About ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Offering a dynamic collection of curated experiences, ARIA is home to restaurants by award-winning chefs Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Shawn McClain, Mario Carbone and Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the tranquil Spa & Salon at ARIA and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter, which is a joint venture whose interests are owned 50% by subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.