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$500,000 Buy-In Super High Roller Bowl Draws 43 Entries

Eventual Champion To Earn $7,525,000 and Championship Ring

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The inaugural $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl kicked off today at Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas. This exciting new event drew 43 players willing to post a half-million dollars each, creating a total prize pool of $21.5 million.

Day 1 chip leader David PetersOnly the top seven finishers will make the money, with a min-cash being worth $860,000. That big swing between finishing eighth or seventh will make for quite a high tension money bubble. But of course the high stakes poker pros and enthusiastic amateurs in this field will all have their eyes on the title, the extravagant Super High Roller Bowl championship ring and the first-place prize of $7,525,000.

As you’d expect, the event drew a number of poker’s biggest names. Only 27 players survived the day, including chip leader David Peters, who bagged up just over 2.1 million in chips. Other notables near the top of the chip counts included Scott Seiver, Connor Drinan and David Sands.

Bill Klein, who finished runner-up in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller at the World Series of Poker just days ago ended the night with a top-five chip stack as well.

Phil Ivey, eliminated on day 1 Nearly half the field did not survive day 1, including heavy hitters like Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Antonio Esfandiari, Jean-Robert Bellande, Fabian Quoss and Dan Smith.

The final 27 will return on Friday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM local time.

The massive event is being filmed for television, and is set to air on NBC Sports Network. The tournament is being sponsored by Poker Central, the new 24/7 poker television network that produced a $250,000 buy-in cash game TV show earlier this week.

You can check out the listing for this event’s seven episodes, as well as six episodes of a Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout event, right here.

Here is a look at all of the payouts in this event:

Place Payout
1 $7,525,000
2 $5,160,000
3 $3,225,000
4 $2,150,000
5 $1,505,000
6 $1,075,000
7 $860,000