The final day of the exclusive 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila has come and just six players out of a 39-entry strong field, including 10 re-entries, remain to battle for the title and a massive payday in the HK$ 1,000,000 Main Event (approx. $128,800) here at the Solaire Resort and Casino in the capital of the Philippines.
Many big names of the international high-stakes poker circuit made the trip to Manila, and superstars such as Daniel Colman, Phil Ivey and Erik Seidel missed out on the money last night. 2016 Big One For One Drop Extravaganza champion Elton Tsang was denied a second high-roller title after he was eliminated on the money bubble and that set up the final six for today's showdown.
Leading the finalists is Sergio Aido, who claimed 2,490,000, just two big blinds ahead of Germany's Koray Aldemir (2,420,000). The other finalists include defending Triton Super High Roller Manila Main Event champion Wai Kin Yong (1,705,000), 2016 Triton Suncity Cup winner Dan Cates (1,475,000), Devan Tang (1,045,000) and Bryn Kenney (615,000).
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Bryn Kenney||United States||615,000||20|
|4||Dan Cates||United States||1,475,000||49|
|6||Wai Kin Yong||Malaysia||1,705,000||57|
Within less than one year, Aido has reached his fourth final table and cash during the high-stakes festival and also won the HK$100,000 Single Day High Roller of the Macau Poker Cup just one week ago for a payday of HK$2,074,000 (~USD $268,000). Aldemir finished third in the 2016 $ 111,111 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for One Drop during the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas last summer, while Yong may even top the payday of HK$ 16,135,550 from last November after emerging victorious to take down the first ever HK$ 500,000 Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event.
Cates claimed the title of the Suncity Cup during the same festival and Kenney needs little introduction as well, having amassed more than $13.7 million in tournament cashes. Tang's biggest score comes off a third-place finish in the inaugural $200,000 Triton Super High Roller Series as part of the World Poker Tour National Philippines in January 2016, earning him a payday of $1,405,500.
The six finalists are playing for their share of the massive HK$ 37,073,400 (approximately $4,776,484) prize pool, and the payouts are as follows:
|Place||Prize (HKD)||Prize (USD)|
Kenney will be the short stack with just over 20 big blinds when action resumes in two hours from now at 1 p.m. local time with 26:33 minutes left in level 16 at blinds of 15,000-30,000 and a running ante of 5,000. Representatives of Triton Poker, the Solaire Resort and Casino as well as Hublot, the official timekeeper of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila, will present the trophies to the 6-Max and Main Event champion once the last river card has been dealt, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all action until then.