Enormous tournaments continue to come thick and fast on the Triton Super High Roller series, and a day after we awarded the biggest prize in poker history, and only hours since three men picked up prizes in the region of $1 million, the main event at Triton London got under way.
Yes, you read that right. We only today began the first of two tournaments for which organisers have reached for the word “main”. This one is a £100,000 buy-in full deck no limit hold’em event, and of course we already have a prize pool north of £10 million.
That’s because today’s field already comprises 122 entries (including 41 re-entries) and registration remains open. Should you find yourself in the vicinity of London’s Hilton Park Lane at noon tomorrow, you too can buy in and pick up 250,000 chips. It’ll be 25 big blinds, and you’ll be up against players with six times that amount, but why not? What’s a hundred grand anyway? You could win more than £2 million.
To be a little more specific: Tan Xuan from China is the chip leader at this stage having bagged 1.612 million at the end of the day, which he ended seated between David Peters and Erik Seidel.
The short-deck specialist fired only one bullet for that total, and enjoyed life all day long, especially as superstars such as Stephen Chidwick, Alex Foxen, Charlie Carrel, Patrik Antonius, Christoph Vogelsang, Dominik Nitsche, Dan Smith and Justin Bonomo had to dip into their pockets at least twice. (Whisper it: Carrel was in and out three times.)
The top five also includes Triton stalwarts Timothy Adams (1.323 million) and Matthias Eibinger (1.123 million), while Kyle Carlston continues to enjoy his transition from backgammon. He has 1.207 million. Yesterday’s Triton Million champion Aaron Zang also bagged at the end of today.
The full chip counts are below, as well as the Day 2 seat draw. Tournament officials have already conceded that this is not going to get done inside the scheduled two days, but have brought tomorrow’s start time forward to noon (from 1pm) and plan to play down to a final, or a little further if time permits.
DAY 1 END CHIP COUNTS
|Kyle Carlston||United States||1,207,000|
|Elior Sion||United Kingdom||994,000|
|Tong Siow Choon||Malaysia||853,000|
|Ben Heath||United Kingdom||818,000|
|Jun Wah Yap||Malaysia||792,000|
|Daniel Cates||United States||711,000|
|Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||647,000|
|Christopher Michael Soyza||Malaysia||622,000|
|Rachid Cherif Ben||Netherlands||564,000|
|Sosia Jiang||New Zealand||551,000|
|Herman Mulder Teun||Netherlands||521,000|
|Isaac Haxton||United States||408,000|
|Randy Lew||United States||368,000|
|Nick Petrangelo||United States||350,000|
|Bryn Kenney||United States||345,000|
|Erik Seidel||United States||280,000|
|Justin Bonomo||United States||278,000|
|Seth Davies||United States||250,000|
|Wei Lim Chin||Malaysia||216,000|
|Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||216,000|
|Cary Katz||United States||178,000|
|Steve O Dwyer||United States||167,000|
|Adam Reynolds||United Kingdom||160,000|
|Jason Koon||United States||134,000|
|Danny Tang||Hong Kong||133,000|
|David Peters||United States||132,000|
|Nick Schulman||United States||130,000|
|Dan Smith||United States||128,000|
|1-2||Steve O Dwyer||167,000|
|1-5||Herman Mulder Teun||521,000|
|1-7||Wei Lim Chin||216,000|
|1-9||Smith Daniel Steven||128,000|
|3-5||Wai Leong Chan||647,000|
|5-1||Tong Siow Choon||853,000|
|6-4||Chi Hang Daniel Tang||133,000|
|6-7||Christopher Michael Soyza||622,000|
|8-2||Wei Seng Paul Phua||263,000|
|8-8||Ka Wai Elton Tsang||216,000|
|9-1||Lucas James Greenwood||863,000|
|9-2||Rachid Cherif Ben||564,000|
|9-3||Cary Steven Katz||178,000|
|9-7||Stephen James Chidwick||839,000|
|10-5||Elior Benjamin Sion||994,000|
|10-9||Jun Wah Yap||792,000|
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