For the first time since 2018, the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl is back in Las Vegas this week, and will air exclusively on the PokerGO app. The three-day tournament at the PokerGO Studio (right outside Aria) kicks off Monday and is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday, one day before the start of the 2021 World Series of Poker.
PokerNews will provide daily recaps and coverage for the high roller event.
Super High Roller Bowl History
The Super High Roller Bowl was the original big event hosted by Poker Central, which is now PokerGO. Back in 2015, two years prior to the opening of the PokerGO Studio, the Aria convention center hosted what was a $500,000 buy-in tournament at the time, one of the most expensive tournaments in poker history.
Brian Rast defeated Scott Seiver in a marathon, back-and-forth, heads-up match on the Fourth of July to capture the $7,525,000 first place prize (Seiver received $5,160,000), beating out 43 players.
The following year, with the buy-in dropping to a modest $300,000, Rainer Kempe beat fellow German pro Fedor Holz heads-up to claim the $5 million prize. In 2017, another German poker star, Christoph Vogelsang, took down the Super High Roller Bowl, which paid $6 million.
In 2018, Justin Bonomo won the high roller tournament, of course, for $5 million. He pretty much won everything that year. Bonomo cashed for over $25 million in 2018, a record. The future Poker Hall of Famer even won the Super High Roller Bowl China for another $4.8 million.
At the end of the year, Isaac Haxton finally got the monkey off his back and sat in the winner’s circle of a major poker tournament. “Ike” won $3,672,000, the largest win of his brilliant career.
Super High Roller Bowl VI returns to Las Vegas and the PokerGO Studio September 27, with the final table scheduled for September 29. You can watch the action daily on the PokerGO app.
PokerGO’s coverage begins Monday at 6 p.m. ET, and then Day 2 and Day 3 both at 4 p.m. On Wednesday, the action won’t conclude until a winner is crowned.
Following the conclusion of Super High Roller Bowl VI, the poker world will shift its focus to the 2021 World Series of Poker, which returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 2019.
*Images courtesy PokerGO
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*Images courtesy of PokerGO.