Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth Set To Participate in EventPublished on February 22nd, 2017 1:01 pm EST
55 of the 56 available spots in the upcoming 2017 Super High Roller Bowl have now been filled, per a press release from the ARIA earlier this week.
35 of the 56 spots were available to anyone with a $30,000 deposit. Over 50 people indicated their interest for a seat, which meant that tournament organizers used a lottery to determine who would be eligible to enter themselves into the $300,000 buy-in event. Names such as Erik Seidel and Antonio Esfandiari won seats, while others such as Daniel Negreanu and Daniel Colman were not so lucky.
Last week, the ARIA revealed that the tournament field size would be slightly increased and they would be selecting a total of 21 players to fill out the tournament field. This increased field size will allow for evenly distributed table sizes to start the event, as well as a larger prize pool.
Earlier this week, the ARIA revealed the identity of the players who will occupy 20 of the 21 reserved seats for the events. The final spot, which will be taken by a "celebrity", will be revealed next week.
The 20 spots contain a mix of some of poker's biggest names and high rollers that you might not have heard of. Here is the complete list:
Combined with the names that had already secured spots, the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl promises to be one of the best pound-for-pound poker fields of all time.
The $300,000 buy-in for this tournament means that the total prize pool will be $16,800,000, with the winner walking away with a payday of $6 million.
Source: PokerCentral.com - Aria Announces 20 Super High Roller Bowl Seats
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