Facts and figures. They make the world go around and, more often than not, tell a story without letting opinions or biases get in the way. Which numbers from this past week tell that story and what quick opinions do we have?
$7,632,000 – Three months of ARIA High Rollers are in the books and through eight events, big fields and massive prize pools have come together. In total, $7,632,000 has been up for grabs so far this year, which is close to a seven-figure average. With bigger fields expected throughout the next few months and the summer, we imagine that number will only continue to grow as we work through the rest of the ARIA High Roller schedule.
$1,010,355 – Last year, a few players cashed for over seven-figures through ARIA High Roller events and through the first quarter of 2017, Brian Rast has already eclipsed $1,000,000. Rast won the opening $50K Super High Roller and then added his second title of the year this past weekend, in a $25K High Roller to push his ARIA career earnings to nearly $11,500,000.
5 – While Rast has been the biggest winner through the first three months of High Rollers, Bryn Kenney has been the most consistent. Kenney has cashed in five of eight ARIA High Rollers, including two runner-up finishes from this past weekend. Those five scores add up to just over $620,000 and the current GPI Player of the Year is showing no signs of slowing down heading into the bigger events on ARIA’s schedule.
3 – Bryn Kenney has the most ARIA High Roller cashes this year but there are a few players that have three cashes through the first three series. Scott Seiver, who won his first ARIA title this past weekend, is one of them, along with High Roller crusher Erik Seidel. Those are two of the more well respected professionals in the game but amateur Zach Hyman is right there with them with three cashes in 2017. Hyman went back-to-back this past weekend and these deep ARIA runs could just be a warm up come this summer, when Hyman makes his Super High Roller Bowl debut.
411 – Speaking of the Super High Roller Bowl, we are nearly two months away from the year’s biggest event. The field was expanded to 56 players earlier this year and the poker world is still waiting to see who the one celebrity guest will be. That won’t be announced until next month but until then, catch up on all your Super High Roller Bowl numbers below.