Poker Central have added a roster of 54 notable players to the Super High Roller Bowl website, and PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree debuts on Twitch.
At the beginning of April, the new kid on the TV production block, Poker Central, announced plans to host a $500,000 buy-in event called The Super High Roller Bowl.
The plan was a lofty one. One that would put them on the map alongside the World Series of Poker (WSOP), hoping to produce one of the largest prize pools in the world. The website shows a $25m prize pool, and $8m first prize, although a look at the finer detail alerts you to the word ‘estimated’. But what better way to ensure you hit those numbers than to slap the names and faces of the intended player pool on your website a few months ahead of the game.
They need 50 players to reach $25 million, and there are 54 players named on the site, along with another 4 that seem to be confirmed, but don’t have names next to them as of yet (CEO, French Businessman, Hedge Fund Manager and Retired Businessman).
The full list of names can be found here. The event will be held at the ARIA Resort and Casino July 2 – July 4, with all the action broadcast on the new 24/7 TV channel Poker Central.
POKER PROductions, who have worked alongside the WSOP, have signed up to help with the Super High Roller Bowl. Their president Mori Eskandi has called the event one of the most ‘talked about events of the year.”
The layout of the website leads you to believe that all 54 players are confirmed. This isn’t the case. My sources tell me that Cary Katz is the man pulling the strings, so you can probably pin the tail on the donkey somewhere in the region of 90% probability that these people will play.
The early talking points seem to be Phil Hellmuth turning a new leaf going from appearing early instead of leaving us second guessing, the omission of Daniel Negreanu, the rise in stakes for the in form pairing of Byron Kaverman and Mohsin Charania, and the lack of any female players. It would be great if Vanessa Selbst was playing in this event.
Liv Boeree Debuts on Twitch
Talking about top quality female poker players, one of the most famous of them all made her Twitch debut yesterday.
PokerStars Team Pro, Liv Boeree, produced a live stream whilst playing in the Super Tuesday on PokerStars. She followed in the footsteps of her teammate, Daniel Negreanu, who also made his debut this week. All in all she streamed for a smidgen over three hours, and and at the time of writing has attracted 2,998 followers, and has received over 19,000 unique views, and I guess the only disappointment was we didn’t get to see her taking a piss like the kid did (assuming you are into the whole golden showers thing).
Fortunately, for those of you who are, and were disappointed, maybe this will tide you over for a bit.