Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth Among 30 Players Confirmed for 2018 Aria Super High Roller Bowl


61 players signed up earlier this year by making a $30,000 non-refundable deposit for the $300,000 buy-in 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, which will run between 27th May – 30th May at the ARIA in Las Vegas, Nevada. Due to the availability of only 48 seats for the tournament, a lottery system was utilized to determine the first 30 entries.

Canadian Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu and the ‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth were among those who made the cut. The prize pool is likely to exceed $14 Million which guarantees an awesome payday of over $5 Million to the winner.

It has been a German story for the last two years at this event with Rainer Kempe taking down the Super High Roller bowl in 2016 for $5 Million and Christoph Vogelsang shipping the same in 2017 for $6 Million.

In fact, a Canadian has not even cashed in the Aria Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB), since its inception in 2015. Negreanu, who has already cashed over $1 Million in live tournaments this year, will be looking to take it all the way at the SHRB. The first 30 players that would participate in the event were revealed a few days ago.

Players who have secured a seat for SHRB 2018:

1. Adrian Mateos
2. Igor Kurganov
3. Andreas Eiler
4. Isaac Haxton
5. Andrew Lichtenberger
6. John Andress
7. Andrew Robl
8. Justin Bonomo
9. Arne Ruge
10. Kahle Burns
11. Ben Tollerene
12. Kathy Lehne
13. Brian Rast
14. Keith Tilston
15. Byron Kaverman
16. Koray Aldemir
17. Cary Katz
18. Markus Dürnegger
19. Christian Christner
20. Nick Petrangelo
21. Christoph Vogelsang
22. Mikita Badziakouski
23. Dan Shak
24. Phil Hellmuth
25. Daniel Negreanu
26. Sergio Aido
27. David Peters
28. Stephen Chidwick
29. Erik Seidel
30. Talal Shakerchi

The remaining 18 seats are set to be filled by 16 players selected by ARIA at a later date as well as by 2 players who will qualify for the tournament through a $10,000 satellite.

Doug Polk, Fedor Holz, Rainer Kempe, Dan Smith, Dan Cates, Antonio Esfandiari and Joe McKeehen were among several Poker Pros that deposited the initial $30,000. However, they did not receive a seat to the SHRB 2018 via lottery system.