Today, for the very first time, poker fans from all around the world will be able to follow the Poker Central Live Reporting of the Super High Roller Bowl V right here along with the exclusive PokerGO live stream.
Cards will be in the air at 5:00 p.m. ET inside the PokerGO Studio for the fifth edition of Super High Roller Bowl.
Since 2015, four editions of the Super High Roller Bowl have been contested during the action-packed summer of poker in Las Vegas. In a decision to shake up the poker calendar going forward, the Super High Roller Bowl will now find its permanent home in the winter and cap off the High Roller year following marquee events of the U.S. Poker Open in February and the Poker Masters in September.
About the Super High Roller Bowl V announcement, Sam Simmons, Poker Central President, said “In its first five years of existence, Super High Roller Bowl has grown into one of the most exclusive and highly coveted poker championships in the world as the pinnacle of the High Roller Triple Crown. We’re proud to celebrate that milestone in December, as we implement changes that will continue the success of the event for many years to come.”
Since the debut of the Super High Roller Bowl in 2015, $67.7 million in total prize money has been awarded to 26 players from seven countries. In the inaugural year where the buy-in was $500,000, Brian Rast overcame a 43-player field and defeated Scott Seiver heads-up to capture the $7,525,000 first prize. In 2016 the buy-in was lowered to $300,000 and it would be Rainer Kempe topping the 49-player field after defeating fellow countryman Fedor Holz for the $5,000,000 first prize.
The German dominance continued in 2017 when Christoph Vogelsang won the largest Super High Roller Bowl to date of 56 players when he defeated Jake Schindler heads-up to capture the $6,000,000 first prize. Earlier this year, Justin Bonomo topped the 49-player field and defeated Daniel Negreanu heads-up to take home the $5,000,000 first prize.
Coming into today, 34 names have been announced for Super High Roller Bowl V. The full list of names is available right here.
In a slight twist to the structure for Super High Roller Bowl V, players will begin with three 100,000-chip bullets that must be redeemed by the end of Day 1 and will give players essentially three entries. Each player will have 30 seconds to act on their hand, and they will each receive five 60-second time banks each day.
Day 1 will be nine 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels, while Day 2 will play nine levels or down to the final seven players. Day 3 will see the Super High Roller Bowl V Champion crowned.
The cards are expected to be in the air for the Super High Roller Bowl V at 5 pm ET with the Poker Central team providing continuous live updates to coincide with the exclusive live stream available on PokerGO.
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