HK $1,000,000 Main Event



HK $1,000,000 Main Event
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Elton Tsang Leads 2017 Triton Manila Main Event After Day 1

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Elton Tsang
Elton Tsang

The 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila HK$ 1,000,000 Main Event saw a total of 29 unique players partake in the extraordinary Solaire Resort and Casino, and nine participants fired a second bullet, worth approximately $128,800 each, to create a 38-entry strong field. These are not the final numbers yet, as registration remains open until the cards are back in the air for Day 2 on Monday, Feb 20 at 1 p.m. local time.

After nine levels of 60 minutes each, the field was reduced to the last 23 and 2016 Big One For One Drop Extravaganza champion Elton Tsang claimed the lead. Born in Canada, Tsang now calls Hong Kong his home and turned 250,000 into 1,004,000 to be the only player above one million in chips thus far.

Second in chips is Macau high-stakes poker player Paul Phua with 796,000, closely followed by another expert for the big buy-in tournaments. Former One Drop champion Daniel Colman, who won the HK$ 250,000 6-Max Event yesterday for HK$ 3,641,600 (approximately $473,408) after defeating Erik Seidel, could add another big score to his poker resume in the current year and bagged up 769,000.

Other notables that made it through with above-average stacks include Peter Chan (685,000), former Triton Suncity Cup winner Dan Cates (609,000), Pratyush Buddiga (560,000), Sergio Aido (520,000) and Jack Salter with bullet number two (470,000). Among those to also fire twice and advance to Day 2 were Mustapha Kanit (343,000), Founder of Triton Richard Yong (340,000), John Juanda (240,000), Phil Ivey (231,000) and 6-Max third-place finisher Rainer Kempe (186,000).

Dario Sammartino busted on his second bullet as well, while David Peters, Winfred Yu and Timofey Kuznetsov were among those to play once and run out of chips. Peters flopped top pair and top kicker with ace-queen only to find himself up against the pocket kings of Tsang for an overpair in the last level of the night. Yu failed to get there with king-queen suited against the ace-queen of Bryn Kenney and Kuznetsov got it in with ace-jack for top pair only to see Aido turn over the top set with pocket jacks just before bagging and tagging.

Salter started pretty hot and flopped a set of threes to bust Phua before the latter re-entered and became the chip leader a set of jacks against Sammartino's ace-king for top pair. Salter then lost all of his chips in several hands to Buddiga and found himself back at the registration desk. The Brit was riding a roller coaster in the last two levels of the night and eventually flopped a set of fives to double through Ivey when the clock had already been stopped.

Among the hopefuls that will return for Day 2 is also defending champion Wai Kin Yong, who claimed just under starting stack with 244,000 after running hot early on and cooling off towards the end. In November 2016, Yong emerged victorious in a 62-entry strong field to score a payday of just under $2.1 million. The Main Event buy-in has since been doubled and the total prize pool of 2016 has already been eclipsed.

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Mustapha KanitItaly343,000
12Rui CaoUK176,000
13Yu LiangChina352,000
14Devan TangChina441,000
15Benjamin WuUSA159,000
17Wai Kin YongMalaysia244,000
22Daniel ColmanUSA769,000
24Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus170,000
25Richard YongMalaysia340,000
26Zuo WangChina412,000
27Sergio AidoSpain520,000
28Elton TsangHong Kong1,004,000
31Pratyush BuddigaUSA560,000
32John JuandaSingapore240,000
34Erik SeidelUSA316,000
36Phil IveyUSA231,000
37Peter ChanChina685,000
38Bryn KenneyUSA331,000
42Dan CatesUSA609,000
44Paul PhuaMacau796,000
45Jack SalterUK470,000
46Koray AldemirGermany204,000
47Rainer KempeGermany186,000

The action will resume at exactly 1 p.m. local time with level 10 and blinds of 4,000-8,000 with a running ante of 1,000. All new entries will receive 250,000 in chips and the event is scheduled to play down to the official eight-handed final table on Day 2. A winner will then determined on Tuesday, Feb 19, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action.

Тагове: Bryn KenneyDan CatesDaniel ColmanDario SammartinoDavid PetersElton TsangJack SalterJohn JuandaMustapha KanitPaul PhuaPeter ChanPhil IveyPratyush BuddigaRainer KempeRichard YongSergio AidoTimofey KuznetsovWai Kin YongWinfred Yu

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (Пълен)

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 1,004,000 -16,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 796,000 36,000
Daniel Colman us
Daniel Colman
us 769,000 74,000
Peter Chan hk
Peter Chan
hk 685,000 -45,000
Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 609,000 269,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 560,000 -190,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 520,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 470,000
Devan Tang hk
Devan Tang
hk 441,000 261,000
Zuo Wang cn
Zuo Wang
cn 412,000 202,000
Yu Liang mh
Yu Liang
mh 352,000 2,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 343,000 -47,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 340,000 37,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 331,000 -69,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 316,000 206,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 244,000 -96,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 240,000 -10,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 231,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 204,000 -126,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 186,000 -64,000
Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
fr 176,000 26,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 170,000 100,000
Benjamin Wu us
Benjamin Wu
us 159,000 -121,000

23 Players Remain After Day 1

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

All players have bagged up and at least 23 of them will return to The Forum at 1 p.m. local time with Elton Tsang in the lead. However, as the registration remains open until the cards are back in the air, the 29 unique entries and nine re-entries are not final yet.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action will be available soon.

Salter Finds a Double Through Ivey

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

A few hours ago, Jack Salter tweeted about sitting on the same table as legend Phil Ivey when re-entering and sure enough the Brit just doubled through Ivey in the second-last hand of the night.

The hand itself started rather innocent, as Ivey raised from under the gun and Salter defended out of the big blind. On the {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop, things were still very common with a check, a continuation bet of 15,000 by Ivey and a call. However, after the {10-Diamonds} turn, the duo headed to a river of {9-Clubs} with more than 200,000 in the middle.

Salter checked and called all in for his last 131,000, Ivey then briefly showed his cards to Paul Phua before sending them to the muck. Salter had revealed {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for bottom set and both players essentially swapped stacks just before bagging and tagging.

Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 470,000 185,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 231,000 -424,000

Тагове: Jack SalterPaul PhuaPhil Ivey

Kuznetsov Busts During the Last Hands

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Timofey Kuznetsov
Timofey Kuznetsov

In the HK$ 250,000 6-Max Event, Timofey Kuznetsov bagged up the lead after Day 1, but this won't be the case for the Main Event as the Russian has just been eliminated during the last hands of the night.

Kuznetsov raised from the button to 14,000 and Sergio Aido three-bet to 43,000 in the small blind, which Kuznetsov called. The flop fell {J-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Aido continued for 26,000, which prompted Kuznetsov to move all in for around 180,000. Aido snap-called and Kuznetsov knew that was bad news.

Aido turned over his {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} for top set and Kuznetsov had a dry smile on the face before rolling over {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, pointing to the ace for a runner runner miracle. It was all over after the {K-Spades} turn, making the {9-Diamonds} river a formality. "Now you have a free mind to play cash game," Paul Phua added. Kuznetsov joked "should I rebuy now?" as there was just one hand left for the night on his table.

Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 520,000 260,000
Timofey Kuznetsov ru
Timofey Kuznetsov
ru Отпаднал

Тагове: Paul PhuaSergio AidoTimofey Kuznetsov

Clock Stopped - Last Four Hands

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has been stopped with 15 minutes left in the level and the last hands of the night were drawn. Only four of them remain to give players a chance to either double their stack or bust and have the chance to re-enter before Day 2.

Tsang Above a Million After Eliminating Peters

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Elton Tsang just knocked out David Peters to bump his stack above one million. The board was all but rushed away when Peters walked out of the tournament room, and showed {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{X-}. Tsang's winning {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} were still tabled while the chips were pushed over to him.

According to Tsang and other players at the table, Peters defended his big blind against a raise of Tsang and check-called the flop, before check-shoving the turn from 50,000 to 175,000. Tsang called with the overpair and saw Peters turn over {A-}{Q-} for top pair, a blank river was of no help.

Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 1,020,000 240,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us Отпаднал

Тагове: David PetersElton Tsang

Salter Wins a Flip to Double

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Timofey Kuznetsov raised to 15,000 and Jack Salter shoved from the small blind. "How much is that?" Kuznetsov asked and Salter replied "around 137,000", which prompted Kuznetsov to quickly call after.

"That is not good," Salter said and tabled his {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, then the Brit followed his statement up with a "that's good" when he spotted the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} of Kuznetsov.

The board came {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{2-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Salter held up, doubled for 136,000. "One day I will get it in with a good hand for sure," the Brit joked and moved back above average stack.

Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 285,000 125,000
Timofey Kuznetsov ru
Timofey Kuznetsov
ru 220,000 -25,000

Тагове: Jack SalterTimofey Kuznetsov

Kanit Back to "Crushing"

• Ниво 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Rui Cao open-shoved twice to claim the blinds and antes. In the second hand, it folded around to Wai Kin Yong and the defending Triton Super High Roller Series Manila Main Event champion squeezed his second card after the first one was a spade face card. It was a deuce however, and the crowd walked back with a boo.

Over on table one, Mustapha Kanit faced a raise to 13,000 by Daniel Colman. Kanit three-bet to 40,000 on the button and Colman asked him "how much do you play? like 280?" to which Kanit replied "I think more than that, I am crushing." Colman then reraised to 90,000 and let go when Kanit went over the top.

Daniel Colman us
Daniel Colman
us 695,000 -105,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 390,000 140,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 340,000 15,000
Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
fr 150,000

Тагове: Daniel ColmanMustapha KanitRui CaoWai Kin Yong