Live poker continues to return with the Super High Roller Series Europe the latest to get cards in the air. The festival is running in North Cyprus from Aug. 23-31 with nine events hosted by Merit Royal Hotel Casino.
The series features some of the biggest high stakes players in the world. Players will find No Limit Hold’em and Short Deck events, highlighted by the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl. The series also announced recently that GGPoker and Luxon Pay will serve as sponsors.
“GGPoker is thrilled to be a sponsor of Super High Roller Series Europe, working in partnership with PokerGO and Luxon Pay to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever,” GGPoker head of public relations Paul Burke said in a news release.
“With massive prize pools and fields stacked with elite players, Super High Roller Series Europe is sure to be something very special, and we, along with the rest of the poker world, can’t wait to follow all of the action.”
A look at some of the SHRB lineup
As the action unfolds in North Cyprus, tournaments will be streamed live on PokerGO platforms for free. Many of the game’s biggest names plan on playing.
That includes Ali Imsirovic, Bryn Kenney, Christoph Vogelsang, Timothy Adams, Stephen Chidwick, David Peters, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, and World Series of Poker Main Event champions Hossein Ensan and Ryan Riess.
Imsirovic is the current leader on the Guaranteed Rate PokerGO Tour leaderboard. He’s been one of the hottest players in poker over the last few years.
Kenney took second in the Triton Million in 2019 to move to the top of poker’s all-time money list. Vogelsang won Super High Roller Bowl III in Las Vegas for $6 million. Adams won back-to-back Super High Roller Bowl victories in Australia and Russia in 2020 for a combined $5 million.
Chidwick and Peters are both US Poker Open champions. Chidwick won the series in 2018, with Peters taking the crown in 2019 and 2021. Riess not only won the 2013 WSOP Main Event, but is also a World Poker Tour champion.
Dwan is a high-stakes legend who can be seen regularly in appearances on PokerGO’s High Stakes Poker.
A growing series continues
The first Super High Roller Bowl debuted in 2015 with a $500,000 buy-in. Brian Rast won that event for $7.5 million. Seven countries have hosted the SHRB including:
In June 2020, an online version was also held online at partypoker with Justin Bonomo winning for $1.8 million.
Along with poker pros, businessmen such as Paul Phua and Richard Yong plan on taking part again this year.
According to PokerGO, Some new names are also expected to play. Some of those new players include b, Selahaddin Bedir, Abraham Passet and Robbie Toan. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:
2021 Super High Roller Series Europe
Start Date Event Tournament Buy-in Re-entry
Aug. 27 5 Short Deck Hold’em $50,000 Unlimited
Aug. 28 6 No Limit Hold’em $100,000 Unlimited
Aug. 29 7 Short Deck Hold’em $100,000 Unlimited
Aug. 30 Main Event No Limit Hold’em $250,000 Single
Aug. 31 8 No Limit Hold’em $50,000 Unlimited