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Kenney, Holz Join Former Champion Kempe in Being Chosen for 2018 Super High Roller Bowl

After missing out on being selected in the “blind draw” for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, former champion Rainer Kempe and high roller stalwarts Bryn Kenney and Fedor Holz have been selected to play in this year’s event. The “second round” selections by the host casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, and the broadcaster of the tournament, Poker Central (through its PokerGO streaming outlet), were announced on Thursday. Although it lacked the fanfare that came with the lottery draw of the “first 30,” it is arguable that these 15 players chosen are players that deserve to be in the field. The 15 players who have been added to the capped 48-player are (and in alphabetical order): Brandon Adams Dennis Blieden Antonio Esfandiari Seth Davies Antanas ‘Tony G’ Guoga Fedor Holz Matt Hyman Rainer Kempe Bryn Kenney Jason Koon Tom Marchese Bill Perkins Doug Polk Jake Schindler Dan Smith Perhaps because

Rainer Kempe Dominates En Route to 2016 Super High Roller Bowl Championship

In perhaps one of the more dominant tournament performances you’ll ever see, Germany’s (and the United Kingdom’s, by residency) Rainer Kempe dominated a stacked final table to take down the championship of Poker Central’s 2016 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria in Las Vegas early this morning. The final table of seven men had survived the difficult 49 player field, so their minimum payday of $ 600,000 was well deserved. At the start of the action on Wednesday afternoon, Kempe held a massive chip lead with his 5.545 million chip stack. His countryman Fedor Holz (also the only player younger than Kempe at the final table) was his closest competitor with 2.19 million chips and the remainder of the field was tightly packed behind Holz. The Global Poker League’s New York Rounders manager Bryn Kenney (2.085 million), businessman Dan Shak (1.65 million), Matt Berkey (1.205 million) and Poker Hall of