Poker legends Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are, unsurprisingly, among the earliest 34 players signed up for the upcoming $ Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas, according to tournament host Poker Central.
A total of, which takes place at the , creating a $14.4 million prize pool. The winner will receive $5 million.
Justin Bonomo, could make it a clean sweep of SHRB decorations in 2018 and wrapping up the season in poker history, will pursue another title.
Bonomo won the firstand also scooped the SHRB China in March for $4.8 million. As insane as this may seem, those were not even close to his win of the year. Where he took home an 10 million prize, that came in the $ 1 million buy-in WSOP Big One for One Drop.
In total, Bonomo has $25 million in cashes this season. As a result, with $43.4 million, he surpassed Negreanu as the all-time winningest tournament player. Once he is eligible in eight years and, barring a Full Tilt Poker-like scandal, he is almost assured a spot.
Winning SHRB V, which runs from December 17-19, would be icing on the cake.
Negreanu Seeks Revenge
Negreanu lost a game against Bonomo for the SHRB IV title. He’d like nothing more than to get a rematch and prove he could compete against arguably the best no-limit hold’em player on earth.
DNegs is one of a handful of players who has participated in all five SHRB’s since it launched in 2015. But he has one cash which is for $3 million.
Bonomo, along with Christoph Vogelsang and Erik Seidel, is just one of three players to cash in the Super High Roller Bowl. “ZeeJustin” also finished seventh in 2017 ($600,000).
Vogelsang has been in this prestigious event that is high-roller on a heater. The German sensation shipped it in 2017 for $6 million and then cashed in 2018 (fifth for $1.2 million).
Big Name Longshots?
The SHRB has room for 49 players and Poker Central has announced the first 34. Names we haven’t discussed include Phil Hellmuth, Dan”Jungleman” Cates, and present GPI Player of the Year leader Alex Foxen.
All four previous winners — Bonomo (2018), Vogelsang (2017), Rainer Kempe (2016), Brian Rast (2015) — are confirmed participants.
Hellmuth attempts to avenge his epic flameout in the SHRB of last year. He made some plays that were questionable after showing up for this $300,000 buy-in tournament fashionably late and was immediately removed. Poker Twitter was critical of his decision to arrive and questioned his ability to compete with the very best in the world anymore.
By winning his bracelet the Poker Brat briefly silenced the haters. But a title in a event such as the SHRB might shut them up for good.
Other notable entries: Fedor Holz, Isaac Haxton, Dan Smith, Cary Katz, and one of poker’s.
They are all likely playing for second to Bonomo, while these are all talented players, given how this season has gone.