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Fans of high stakes poker action will want to mark their calendars for the debut broadcast of the Super High Roller Bowl this Friday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Fans of high stakes poker action will want to mark their calendars for the debut broadcast of the Super High Roller Bowl this Friday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The event features 43 of the world’s top poker players who each paid an entry fee of $500,000 to create a prize pool of more than $21 million. Payouts went to the top seven finishers, with the champion receiving a whopping $7,525,000.

In fact, the top six finishers all grabbed a million-dollar payday. The only in-the-money player not to win seven figures was 7th place, who had to settle for $860,000 – a profit of “only” $360,000.

*Courtesy of Poker Central

All Poker, All The Time

The Super High Roller Bowl is a production of Poker Central, the world’s first and only TV network that will air poker programming round-the-clock beginning on October 1. Poker Central collaborated with POKER PROductions on the Super High Roller Bowl, a company that specializes in bringing exciting poker action into the living rooms of millions. POKER PROductions was responsible for favorite poker TV shows such as GSN’s High Stakes Poker, as well as NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship and Poker After Dark.

“The Super High Roller Bowl will make its television debut to a passionate base of poker players, enthusiasts and television viewers who love high stakes poker,” said Poker Central CEO Clint Stinchcomb. “This new, annual tournament is one of the most captivating and popular tournaments in poker history.”

The Super High Roller Bowl was played over the summer at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. A number of fan favorites competed, including Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver, Brian Rast, Igor Kurganov, Phil Galfond, Isaac Haxton, Dan Colman, Andrew Robl, Jason Mercier, Andrew Lichtenberger and Antonio Esfandiari.

*Courtesy of Poker Central

Seven Episodes

The television debut of the event on Aug. 28 will air the first three episodes, each one-hour in length, and run from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET. Episodes 4 & 5 are scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Two more episodes remain – 6 & 7 – and those will be broadcast on October 2 at 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

All seven episodes will be replayed at various times and dates. Click here for the complete schedule.

Poker fans can win Super High Roller memorabilia autographed by the winner. Check out Poker Central on Twitter and Facebook for details.

Along with first place prize money of $7.5 million, the winner took home a Super High Roller Bowl Championship Ring. It’s one-of-a-kind and custom-made exclusively for the Super High Roller Bowl.

The final tablists and winner were previously announced after the conclusion of the Super High Roller Bowl in July. Many poker players and fans already know how that massive prize pool was divided. But for those of you who don’t (and even those who do!), tune in to NBCSN on Aug. 28, and then again on Sept. 8 and Oct. 2 to find out!

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.