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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

These days seems like you just finish one poker tournament in time to get ready for the next one. Around the globe, the biggest tournament, of course, is the World Series of Poker; in second place comes the Aussie Millions – Australia, followed by the Latin America Poker Tour – Brazil, then the World Series of Poker Circuit event in New Orleans. There are way too many for us to give you a complete list, but we will do our very best to keep you informed with plenty of time for you to gather your $$$, your senses, and of course, giving you enough time to sit at any poker table and hone your skills.

Super High Roller BowlFor now, here’s one for you to keep your eye on; perhaps you can shoot for it next year as it has already sold out for this year. In fact, hard as it is to believe, it sold out on the very first day with a buy-in of $300,000! There are a total of 50 players which created a prize pool of $15 million with $5 million going to the winner.

The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl sold out so fast that it has been confirmed as the World Championship of High Stakes Poker. 35 seats were sold out the first day and the remaining 15 seats were held back and will be chosen by the Aria Resort and Casino.

Every player wants to play in The Super High Roller Bowl. Not everyone can get in. The following are the confirmed players for the tournament:

Christian Christner Antonio Esfandiari Igor Kurganov
Matt Berkey Connor Drinan Steffen Sontheimer
Jake Schindler Pratyush Buddiga Rainer Kempe
Sean Winter John Juanda Dominik Nitsche
Christoph Vogelsang Stefan Schillhabel Andrew Robl
Brian Rast Bryn Kenney Fedor Holz
David Peters Jason Les Ben Tollerene
Tom Marchese Erik Seidel Sam Soverel
Scott Seiver Ankush Mandavia David Einhorn
Nick Petrangelo Haralabos Voulgaris Isaac Haxton
Andrew Lichtenberger Doug Polk Ben Sulsky
Byron Kaverman Koray Aldemir

The remaining 15 players will be announced by the Aria Resort and Casino. If your name is not on the list above, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get in next year. Good luck to y’all.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy Pocket Bullets Paris

From home to office poker games; from online poker tourneys to live games at the casinos’ poker tables worldwide, millions of dollars have already been won by amateur players just like you as well as by professional players who may have inspired you to learn the game. How much have YOU won?

Ben “Jenbizzle” Jones has already amassed closed to $150,000 from his online exploits. Jake Schindler took the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller game away from Greg Merson and walked away with $1,192,624. Dominik Panka has taken the title of  2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion and a sweet payday of $1,423,096, along with a “Steel and Black” design SLYDE watch worth €5,550

Ben "jenbizzle" Jones Jake Schindler Dominik Panka

(By the way, it’s hard for me to write about this without mentioning that the decision by New Jersey to allow Internet Gaming has already generated $8.4 million in its first six weeks. That resulted in $1.3 million collected in state taxes. Why every other state isn’t doing this is mind boggling to me, but that’s another blog.)

The winners will keep coming all year long. The question remains; where are you in all of this? We expect huge live events with bigger and bigger payouts and we will see fortunes made online around the world. We know, of course, that there will also be fortunes lost, but that is ultimately the risk that we as poker players accept. Whether at home or office games, or if we play online or ultimately dare to venture out and make it to the live events, it is the thrill of victory, even knowing we may experience the agony of defeat, that we crave.

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