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2020 Super High Roller Bowl Moved Online

28-Event Series Runs May 23 - June 1, Is Highlighted By $100,000 Buy-In Marquee Event


The Super High Roller Bowl is the latest live poker tournament event to move online during the shutdown resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic. The ultra-high-stakes event will now be part of a 28-tournament series taking place on partypoker from May 23- June 1. There will be $20 million in guaranteed prize money throughout the series, with $3,000,000 guaranteed for the marquee tournament: a $100,000 buy-in eight-max no-limit hold’em event that will run over the course of two days.

The SHRB’s move from live to online follows on the heels of the success of the Poker Masters Online series. The PMO ran from March 12 – 26 and featured $16.5 million in guarantees, which was more than doubled when the 30 events of the series paid out over $35.4 million.

“After a successful Poker Masters Online tournament, we knew we had to continue the momentum with an online Super High Roller Bowl series in lieu of a live tournament this year,” said J.R. McCabe, Chief Business Officer of Poker Central. “Our partnership with partypoker will allow us to continue to deliver what our fans love – live poker from the best players in the world.”

“In this time of increased caution, partypoker’s goal is to help fans and players in the poker industry continue to partake in the excitement of the game," said partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters.

The first 27 events of the series will award rankings points. The player who has accrued the most points after those tournaments will earn a free seat into the $100,000 buy-in event. Ten of the 28 final tables from the series will be broadcast on PokerGO.

The SHRB first premiered in 2015 as a $500,00 buy-in event which saw Brian Rast earn $7,525,000 for defeating a field of 43 entries. Since then there have been ten official SHRB events held around the globe, including in The Bahamas, Russia, Australia and China. This will be the first time the event bearing the Super High Roller Bowl name will take place on the internet.