Super High Roller Bowl Heads to Cyprus in August
Another live tournament series is set to emerge from the pandemic postponement period that consumed much of 2020 and extended into 2021. PokerGO announced that the Super High Roller Bowl is back in its live form. It will consist of nine tournaments set to take place in North Cyprus in August.
The Super High Roller Bowl has a history of very high buy-ins, elite fields, and a prestigious title. The tournament has expanded through the years, but the pandemic put the brakes on it for some time. Of course, as with many live poker events, the action went online in 2020. Via a partnership with partypoker, the Super High Roller Bowl Online promised 28 tournaments with a $100K buy-in finale. Action ran from May 23 through June 1, 2020, and it culminated in 50 entries for the finale. That $5M prize pool translated into seven payouts and Justin Bonomo winning it for $1,775,000.
Online poker is one thing, but the action of a live high-stakes tournament is not something that can be replicated online. The Super High Roller Bowl knows this, and players are anxious to get back to the actual tables.
SHRB Europe on Tap
The Super High Roller Bowl is back and will make its post-pandemic return in Europe next month. There are sponsors, and they are reflected in the title: Merit Poker presents Super High Roller Bowl Europe sponsored by Luxon Pay.
As it turns out, Luxon Pay is now the official international payments partner for the PokerGO Tour. It is a multi-currency ewallet that charges no deposit or withdrawal fees, exchange or transaction fees. It can handle more than 10 currencies currently, including US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars, and British pounds.
Naturally, the tournaments will take place at the Merit Royal Hotel Casino in North Cyprus. The first event will kick off on August 23, with the series running through the end of the month. The buy-ins will range from $25K to $250K.
PokerGO President Mori Eskandani noted the tour’s excitement to bring the SHRB to a new destination. And Merit Poker President Songul Bekem said they are thrilled to welcome the tournaments. “This series will be unlike anything we have ever offered before, and we’re incredibly honored to take part in the next chapter in Super High Roller Bowl history,” Bekem said.
PokerGO and Merit Poker seemed to time this tournament quite conveniently, as it will take place during the common vacation month of August and will not conflict with any other major live events, like the World Series of Poker.
Some of the action will livestream on PokerGO, for which a subscription is required. But players in Cyprus can simply pop on over and watch it in person. They can also enter to play, but that costs a bit more.
The schedule is as follows, with the Main Event highlighted:
-Event 1 (Aug 23): $25K buy-in Short Deck Hold’em
-Event 2 (Aug 24): $25K buy-in NLHE
-Event 3 (Aug 25): $25K buy-in Short Deck Hold’em
-Event 4 (Aug 26): $50K buy-in NLHE
-Event 5 (Aug 27): $50K Short Deck Hold’em
-Event 6 (Aug 28): $50K NLHE
-Event 7 (Aug 29): $100K Short Deck Hold’em
-ME (Aug 30): $250K NLHE Main Event
-Event 8 (Aug 31): $50K Short Deck Hold’em
From Europe to Vegas
The SHRB will be the big one, the one held in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino on the Strip. That will be Super High Roller Bowl VI to start on September 27. It shows on the PokerGO Tour schedule that it will require a $300K buy-in, but no other details are ready for release.
This scheduling keeps in mind that many people will be in Las Vegas for the September 30 start of the 2021 World Series of Poker at the Rio.
💰Super High Roller Bowl Europe is back‼️
8/23 – $25K short deck
8/24- $25K NL
8/25 – $25K short deck
8/26 – $50K NL
8/27 – $50K short deck
8/28 – $100K NL
8/29 – $100K short deck
8/30 – Main Event – $250K NL
8/31 – $50K short deck
— PokerGO Tour (@PokerGOTour) July 10, 2021