The day has arrived! One of the most anticipated poker events of the year kicks off this afternoon with the second running of the Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA Resort & Casino. This $300,000 buy-in event will feature 49 players battling to reach the top seven spots to earn a piece of the $15 million prize pool, with a $5 million prize and a special Super High Roller Bowl Championship Ring going to the winner.
Looking to follow this year's Super High Roller Bowl? PokerNews has you covered, as the live reporting team will be on hand from the first hands to the final river card throughout this four-day event. Starting today at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, you can enjoy comprehensive coverage with live updates, hand histories, chip counts, photos, daily recaps, and more right here on PokerNews.
Last year's inaugural Super High Roller Bowl saw Brian Rast top a challenging field of 43 to win a $7.525 million first prize, including a tough final table comprised of runner-up Scott Seiver, Connor Drinan, Timofey Kuznetsov, David Peters, Tom Marchese, and Erik Seidel.
Speaking of tough tables, all seven of those players are back for this year's SHRB, and indeed all seven of seven-handed tables will be surrounded by many of poker's best tournament players to start play this afternoon.
Stephen Chidwick, Antonio Esfandiari, Fedor Holz, Byron Kaverman, Igor Kurganov, Bryn Kenney, Tom Marchese, Dominik Nitsche, David Peters, Nick Petrangelo, Talal Shakerchi, and Dan Smith will all be taking part, as will Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth — to list just some of the names filling out this star-studded field.
The seat draw was announced yesterday — click here for a look at who will be sitting where when play begins.
Also, there's still time to participate in the free-to-enter "MVMT Million Dollar Final Table Challenge," a contest being hosted by PokerCentral who has partnered with MVMT Watches. If you can pick the top seven finishers — in order — you can win $1 million. Other prizes for those coming closest are available as well.
Will there be a live stream? Indeed there will, available all four days of the event on PokerCentral's Twitch channel, its Facebook page, as well as on CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports Network. Click here for full schedule explaining when and where you can watch the action.
Meanwhile, be sure to bookmark PokerNews and start checking back this afternoon for wall-to-wall coverage of what is sure to be one of the most exciting events of the year.