Welcome to the biggest buy-in poker tournament of 2015, the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl!
As part of the inaugural Super High Roller Series held at ARIA Resort & Casino and sponsored by Poker Central, this event is set to attract the best of the best and the wealthiest faces of the industry. It is estimated that a $25 million prize pool will be generated, and if so, will rank this event as the 13th largest poker event ever in terms of prize pool.
With a cool half million dollars as the buy-in, each competitor in the field will begin with 500,000 in tournament chips. The blinds will begin at 1,000/2,000 with a 500 ante, allowing for 250-big blind starting stacks for plenty of play. Levels will increase every 60 minutes, and it is the plan to play through 10 levels on Day 1.
Late registration will remain open until the start of Level 7 (4,000/8,000/1,000), and you should expect players to trickle in up into that point to fill out the tables.
Estimates for this event have the field around 50 players. If that happens, you can expect to see an $8.25 million first-place prize and the top eight spots paid out.
So, who's expected to play?
According to the event's website, SuperHighRoller.com, plenty of names are slated to be in the mix. Whether or not all of them will truthfully show up come game time is still anyone's call, but Antonio Esfandiari, Jason Koon, Andrew Robl, and Byron Kaverman have each said they will be playing, and others listed on the site include Bobby Baldwin, Brandon Steven, Erik Seidel, Bob Bright, Brian Rast, Dan Colman, Igor Kurganov, Tony Gregg, and Phil Hellmuth.
The action is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. local time in Las Vegas, and you'll be able to find all live reporting action straight from the tournament floor right here on PokerNews.com. Stay tuned and get ready for this huge, exciting event!