Phil Ivey a Late Entrant in $300,000 Buy-In Super High Roller Bowl

May 4, 2018

High roller tournament action just became more exciting for poker fans as Phil Ivey has secured a seat in the Super High Roller Bowl set to take place at the Aria from May 27-30.

The exclusive $300,000 buy-in event capped at 48 players experienced some 11th hour changes that finds Antanas “Tony G” Guoga forfeiting his seat and Phil Ivey scooping it up. Poker fans will be on their edge of their seats, watching intently to see if Ivey will also scoop up any of the $14,400,000 in SHRB prize money.

A return to tournament poker at the Triton High Roller Series in Montenegro last week saw Ivey win a Short Deck Hold'em event for $604,992 and finish in 3rd place in another Six Plus Hold'em tournament for $1.6 million, while also participating in high stakes cash games among the likes of Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan. The Tiger Woods of Poker last played in the SHRB in 2015, and prior to Triton, last cashed in a tournament in January 2016.

The Luck of the Draw

Seats have been drawn for the SHRB and Ivey will have to contend with Ike Haxton, Dan Smith and Seth Davies on Table 3 to start things off. While all of the table pairings will likely result in riveting poker action, the seating of Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk on Table 8 has the poker world talking.

Negreanu blocked Polk on his Twitter account last month, a result of the Crypto Boy's relentless criticism over matters that should have been put to bed long ago - such as the "more rake is better" phrase that was taken totally out of context.

Other changes to the SHRB line-up include Steffen Sontheimer replacing Andrew Robl. Also a late scratch was Sean Winter, who came down with an illness and had to bow out.

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