Rainer Kempe

Rainer Kempe had only recorded five six-figure cashes, and nothing over $600k before he won the second-ever $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl in May 2016 for $5m. He defeated fellow German Fedor Holz heads-up, as well as seeing off poker legends Erik Seidel and Phil Hellmuth to take down the title becoming the first European to win a Super High Roller Bowl.
This year he recorded a third-place finish in the Super High Roller Bowl China for just over $2m, and cashed six Aria 25k cashes over the course of the summer, including two wins in five days towards the end of May.