PokerGO’s Super High Roller Bowl will head to Europe this August. The prestigious series will take place from August 23 to 31 at the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in Northern Cyprus. It is the first major high-stakes tournament to be held in Europe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schedule & Other Details
The upcoming festival features nine events which include four traditional No-Limit Hold’em tournaments and five Short Deck events, with buy-ins ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. The series is headlined by the $250,000 NLH Main Event which gets underway on August 30.
The latest edition of Super High Roller Bowl Europe will run in partnership with poker event organizer Merit Poker, and multi-currency eWallet Luxon Pay. Both are offering exciting perks for some players at SHRB.
Those who’ll spend $100,000 or more buying into SHRB events will enjoy free accommodation at the five-star Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa, while players buying into the equivalent of €90,000 worth of SHRB tournaments will be offered Premium membership with Luxon Pay.
Songul Bekem, the President of Merit Poker, said it’s their first time to host an event like the Super High Roller Bowl, and they’re excited and incredibly honored to be part of it.
PokerGO President Mori Eskandani is equally excited for the return of the series to Europe. The Poker Hall of Famer said they’re thrilled to be able to continue bringing the highest level of competition to poker players and fans around the world.
Eskandani also announced that the upcoming Europe festival will be livestreamed on PokerGO.
SHRB Continues To Grow
The Super High Roller Bowl is among the most highly anticipated high-stakes festivals in the world, bringing nosebleed action to multiple venues across the globe. It is primarily aimed at the elite players, as well as the wealthy figures from the business world.
Super High Roller Bowl was launched in 2015, with the inaugural tournament featuring a $500,000 buy-in. The event took place in Las Vegas. Brian Rast topped a 43-entry field to become the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl champion, taking home the top prize of $7,525,000 million.
Since then, the series has enjoyed increasing popularity, especially among the high roller community, as it developed into a mini-tour, hosting stops at various locations around the world, including China, Australia, and the Bahamas.
It is not the first time that the festival is visiting Europe. In September 2019, a London edition of the series took place at the Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City. It was won by American businessman Cary Katz for $2,610,317.
In March 2020, the festival returned to Europe, this time at the Casino Sochi in Russia. Timothy Adams emerged victorious, walking away with $3,600,000 in winnings. That victory made him just the second player to win back-to-back titles at the series, having won Super High Roller Bowl Australia just a month earlier.
After the Sochi event, the live series had been on hiatus for more than a year, due to the pandemic.
The first player to score two consecutive wins at Super High Roller Bowl was Justin Bonomo. His back-to-back victory took place in 2018, during which he took home nearly $10 million in combined winnings. During the same year, he overtook Daniel Negreanu on Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List.
In June 2020, PokerGO joined forces with partypoker to run an online edition of the festival. The two-day event attracted 50 entries, eventually topped by Bonomo. The American poker pro claimed his third Super High Roller Bowl title, alongside $1,775,000 in first-place prize. The online series was a massive success, as it ended up awarding $5,000,000 in total prize pool, smashing its $3,000,000 guarantee.
Other winners at the series include Rainer Kempe (2016), Christoph Vogelsang (2017), Isaac Haxton (2018), and Daniel Dvoress (2019).
For more on this year’s Super High Roller Bowl Europe, check out the PokerGO website.