15 more VIP entrants revealed for the Super High Roller Bowl

Fedor Holz, Doug Polk and Jason Koon amongst the additional participants.

As we reported earlier registration opened in March for the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl, an event that attracts the best players from all around the world, thanks to its relatively soft field and the rake-free structure. Since the number of the seats is limited to 48, not everyone can get a chance to take a shot at the event with a seven-figure payday.

A total of 61 players registered, but only 30 seats were given away in the form of a lottery-draw format for those, who paid the $30 thousand non-refundable deposit. The lucky players who got a seat in the drawing were:

  • Adrian Mateos
  • Andreas Eiler
  • Andrew Lichtenberger
  • Andrew Robl
  • Arne Ruge
  • Ben Tollerene
  • Brian Rast
  • Byron Kaverman
  • Cary Katz
  • Christian Christner
  • Christoph Vogelsang
  • Dan Shak
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • David Peters
  • Erik Seidel
  • Igor Kurganov
  • Isaac Haxton
  • John Andress
  • Justin Bonomo
  • Kahle Burns
  • Kathy Lehne
  • Keith Tilston
  • Koray Aldemir
  • Markus Dürnegger
  • Nick Petrangelo
  • Mikita Badziakouski
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Sergio Aido
  • Stephen Chidwick
  • Talal Shakerchi

Many of the familiar faces were left out of the list of the original 30, but even they had a chance to get it since 18 VIP seats were reserved for ARIA Casino and PokerCentral. Now 15 more names saw daylight. The list goes:

  • Brandon Adams
  • Dennis Blieden
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Seth Davies
  • Antanas "Tony G" Guoga
  • Fedor Holz
  • Matt Hyman
  • Rainer Kempe
  • Bryn Kenney
  • Jason Koon
  • Tom Marchese
  • Bill Perkins
  • Doug Polk
  • Jake Schindler
  • Dan Smith

With Rainer Kempe joining, all of the three SHRB-champions will be in the mix, getting a chance to become the first two-time champion. There are still 3 seats available, 2 will go to other two VIP's and the left is up for grabs on the $10,000 Super High Roller Bowl Qualifier.

If Rainer manages to win, he'll likely cross the $20 million line in total earnings

"We welcome the 15 VIPs to the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl field who are comprised of some of the most notable names in high stakes tournament poker," said Vice President of Content at Poker Central Sam Simmons in a press release. "These names, alongside the 30 selected at the annual Super High Roller Bowl lottery, are sure to make for the most star-studded tournament field of the year."

The event will run between May 27-30 and PokerGo will air an exclusive stream for the 4-day poker action. The total live earnings of all participants combined exceed $500 million.