The field is set for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl… minus one celebrity player to be announced next month.
Poker icons Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth were among the final 20 players to get picked for the $300,000 buy-in tournament.
Dan Colman, Dan Smith, Jason Koon and Jason Mercier are also among the highly touted poker pros who will also get a crack at the $6m first-place prize.
In total 55 of 56 seats are spoken for with Aria saving space for one “mystery” celeb.
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The Super High Roller Bowl has always been a tournament for both pros and businessmen and this year’s contest will be no exception.
Bill Klein, Talal Shakerchi, Leon Tsoukernik and Cary Katz will also play this year’s tournament.
It appears financier Lauren Roberts, hot off a 7th-place finish in the WPT Five Diamond, will be the only female in this year’s tournament.
One particularly interesting addition is Tony “Tony G” Guoga who is now holds a position in the European Parliament for Lithuania but rose to fame as one of the original “bad boys” of poker in the early 2000s.
There are currently 15 players on the wait list for the 2017 High Roller Bowl. If any seats open up, Aria will have final say on the replacement player.
One player not exactly thrilled with how the “lottery” system worked? Fedor Holz. Holz already had his seat locked up from the lottery but felt the system wasn’t fair to lesser-known players:
What a joke that lottery at @PokerCentral was if you take the famous players anyways. Pretty unfair for the less known players…
— Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) February 21, 2017
Here’s a complete look at the additional 20 players.