SHRB Sells Out, Lottery Used To Choose 35 Players

Published on February 3rd, 2017 8:43 pm EST

The Super High Roller Bowl logo - 2017 - Black and white.The Super High Roller Bowl is still months away, though earlier today, a lottery was used to determine the 35 players who will constitute the "professional" side of the draw (note: the Aria is holding 15 spots open for non-professionals, which will create a total field size of 50 players).

The Super High Roller Bowl, with its prize pool of $15 million and first place prize of $5 million, is one of the biggest tournaments on the schedule, as it requires a $300,000 buy-in in order to participate. A big buy-in means a big potential payoff, which results in professionals with deep pockets lining up to play.

A total of 54 players plunked down $30,000 deposits in order to play in the event. As mentioned, only 35 players would be picked, which resulted in 19 players being turned away after the results of the lottery were determined.

The full list of the players who put down $30,000 deposits included the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Haralabos Voulgaris and Erik Seidel.


There were clearly no favorites played in the lottery, as Daniel Negreanu, one of the biggest names of all of poker, did not make the cut.

The full list of players who "won" the lottery:

Christian Christener
Antonio Esfandiari
Igor Kurganov
Matt Berkey
Connor Drinan
Steffen Sontheimer
Jake Schindler
Pratyush Buddiga
Rainer Kempe
Sean Winter
John Juanda
Dominik Nitsche
Christoph Vogelsang
Stefan Schillhabel
Andrew Robl
Brian Rast
Bryn Kenney
Fedor Holz
David Peters
Jason Les
Ben Tollerene
Tom Marchese
Erik Seidel
Sam Soverel
Scott Seiver
Ankush Mandavia
David Einhorn
Nick Petrangelo
Haralabos Voulgaris
Isaac Haxton
Andrew Lichtenberger
Doug Polk
Ben Sulsky
Bryon Kaverman
Koray Aldermir


Some of the players who didn't make the cut included:

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Colman
Dan Shak
Jason Mercier


It's safe to say that the SHRB has become one of the must-play events on the schedule for professional poker players with large bankrolls.