Kevin Hart, Daniel Negreanu Some of Participants in Tournament

Published on May 19th, 2017 8:09 pm EST

Aria Las Vegas - Photo of hotel and resort from the outside on a cludy day.The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl is set to get underway on May 28th in Las Vegas.

The event, which will run from May 28th until June 1st, has a buy-in of $300,000. With a total of 56 confirmed participants (and a waiting list of at least 15 players in case somebody decides to drop out), the prize pool is going to be nearly $17 million. The eventual winner of the event will take home $6 million, while the runner-up will receive $3.6 million. The top 7 spots will pay out, with the 7th place finisher receiving $600,000.

The tournament has proven to be so popular that tournament organizers actually held a lottery to see who would claim the 35 open seats to the event. A number of big names, including Daniel Negreanu, missed out on getting a seat in the lottery, though the Aria had 20 reserved seats that they ended up giving to players such as Negreanu, Bobby Baldwin, Bill Perkins and Jason Mercier.

In addition, the ARIA announced last week that Kevin Hart would be claiming the final spot that was being reserved for a "mystery celebrity guest". Some assumed that this would be Michael Phelps, though the tournament was able to land Kevin Hart for the event.


Here is the full list of the players that have been announced for the event so far:

Andrew Lichtenberger
Andrew Robl
Ankush Mandavia
Antonio Esfandiari
Benjamin Sulsky
Benjamin Tollerene
Bill Klein
Bill Perkins
Brian Rast
Bryn Kenney
Bryon Kaverman
Cary Katz
Christian Christner
Christoph Vogelsang
Connor Drinan
Daniel Colman
Dan Perper
Dan Shak
Dan Smith
Daniel Negreanu
David Einhorn
David Peters
Dominik Nitsche
Doug Polk
Erik Seidel
Fedor Holz
Haralabos Voulgaris
Igor Kurganov
Isaac Haxton
Jake Schindler
Jason Koon
Jason Les
Jason Mercier
John Juanda
John Morgan
Justin Bonomo
Kevin Hart
Koray Aldemir
Leon Tsoukernik
Lauren Roberts
Matt Berkley
Nick Petrangelo
Phil Hellmuth
Pratyush Buddiga
Rainer Kempe
Sam Soverel
Scott Seiver
Sean Winter
Stefan Schillhabel
Steffen Sontheimer
Talal Shakerchi
Thomas Marchese
Tony G
Zachary Hyman
Anonymous Businessman


Sure there are a few big names missing from this event (Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius), though the line-up is very, very strong. This tournament will set off the coming summer of poker very nicely.


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