After nine levels of 45 minutes each, the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila 6-Max Event saw 24 players bag up chips and advance to day two of the HK$ 250,000 (approximately $32,200) buy-in at the stunning Solaire Resort and Casino. There were 35 unique entries and six re-entries to create a 41-entry strong field, but that number may still change with the registration being open until the start of Day 2 in one hour from now at 1 p.m. local time.
All players that busted on their first bullet yesterday are allowed to re-enter again, while four players already did so on Day 1 and failed to make Day 2. Among those was Phil Ivey, and the poker superstar is expected to be back in action for Day 1 of the HK$ 1,000,000 Main Event as of Sunday, Feb 19. Bryn Kenney and Mustapha Kanit were eliminated late on Day 1 and are among the candidates to take another shot at the juicy prize pool.
Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov went on a hot run and claimed a massive lead going into Day 2 with 342,200, more than two times the stack of second-placed Sergio Aido (139,100) and third-placed Mikita Badziakouski (134,800) combined. Other notables and big stacks in a field of high-stakes experts are Dario Sammartino (129,200), Rainer Kempe (116,500), David Peters (83,400) and Pratyush Buddiga (77,800).
Erik Seidel (76,500), Founder of Triton Richard Yong (74,000), Dan Colman (56,600) and Dan Cates (52,100) also made it through, while defending Triton Super High Roller Main Event champion Wai Kin Yong (32,500), President of Poker King Club Winfred Yu (29,700) and Paul Phua (26,800) are among the short stacks coming back.
The action will recommence with level 10 and blinds of 800-1,600 with a running ante of 200. All new entries will receive 50,000 in chips and the tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner today. The prize pool information will be released as soon as the registration closes. As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.