Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
The first day has come to an end in the Triton £100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event with 59 remaining of the 122 total entries by nights end, and the player to bag the biggest stack is China's Tan Xuan with a healthy lead going into the final day. Xuan has over three million in live earnings, most of which coming in Triton events. His biggest cash to date came in May of last year when he was the runner-up in the HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only, for an immense $ 2,308,384.
Xuan went on an absolute heater during the latter stages of Day 1, knocking out multiple people en route to bagging the lead, including Triton co-founder Richard Yong. Xuan moved Yong all in with jack-five on a two spade board and Yong snap-called jack-nine. Yong was in the lead until Xuan spiked a spade on the river, adding another late pot to his chip lead stack with the elimination and Xuan kept his foot on the gas peddle until the end of the final level, bagging 1,612,000.
Sitting right behind the chipleader is a familiar face in Timothy Adams who has been on a heater thus far in the series, cashing the first two events for a total of over two million. The Canadian pro is a regular to the Triton events and is surely someone to watch for tomorrow as the action unfolds. He will be starting the day with 1,273,000 and all the momentum in the world to take down the event.
Among others to make it to the final day on the top side of the leaderboard are Kyle Carlston (1,207,000), Matthias Eibinger (1,123,000), and Michael Chi Zhang (1,008,000) rounding out the top five and are the only other players to break a million in chips.
Some other notable pros to make Day 2 include Sam Greenwood (911,000), Mike Watson (869,000), Stephen Chidwick (838,000), Ben Heath (768,000), Daniel Dvoress (749,000), Daniel Cates (711,000), Peter Jetten (632,000), Kahle Burns (560,000), Fedor Holz (513,000), and Mikita Badziakouski (488,000).
The all-time money list leader Bryn Kenney hit the late registration button, settling for 345,000 when it was time to bag up. Kenney is fresh off an insane cash in the Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity for $20,563,324. The biggest prize ever awarded in a poker tournament, which was more than enough to overtake Bonomo on the money list. Kenney shows no sign of letting anyone catch up, as he is already in the next tournament available just one day after the incredible feat.
The tournament saw a total of 122 entries by the end of the night, living up to the Triton standard and is sure to exceed all expectations with the late registration period open until the start of the second day. There were 59 runners to make it through on the first day, and the number will only increase by the time late registration ends tomorrow, increasing the massive prize pool by that much more. A total prize pool and payouts list will be posted immediately after the second day of this event starts.
Day 2 will begin at 12 p.m. local time, resuming at blinds of 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante. Levels will remain 50-minute in length and there will be a 15-minute break after every two levels. A dinner break is not scheduled as of yet, but that is subject to change based on the players. All players will receive another five time extension cards to add to whatever remained of the original ten they started the first day with, and another five once the final table has been set. The play will not halt until the winner is crowned and a trophy is given away.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the coverage as the day unfolds, so stay tuned for updates on all of the action.
|Michael Chi Zhang||1,008,000||58,000|
|Choon Tong Siow||853,000||-97,000|
|Jun Wah Yap||792,000||570,000|
|Wai Leong Chan||647,000||387,000|
|Rachid Ben Cherif||564,000||393,000|
The first day of the Triton Main Event has now come to a conclusion after ten 50-minute levels of play. Ending the day as the chipleader is China's Tan Xuan.
A full chip count list will be posted shortly, along with a recap of the day.
The flop fell , and Sergio Aido bet 25,000 from under the gun with .
Stephen Chidwick called with , and the appeared on the turn.
Aido check-called a 40,000 bet from Chidwick, and the hit the river.
Chidwick bet 225,000 and Aido went into the tank with 174,000 behind.
But the Spaniard decided to put his tournament life on the line, and called, only to see the bad news that Chidwick held two pair.
Chidwick moved up to 856,000 and Aido departed.
Four more hands will be played in Day 1.
The board fell , and Stephen Chidwick overbet the pot all in for 323,000 from early position with .
Ben Heath was in the tank from the big blind holding and used several time bank cards before he folded.
Rui Cao opened to 17,000 from the button with and Daniel Cates three-bet to 200,000 from the big blind. Cao called for his remaining 149,000 and the two tabled their hands.
The flop came down and Cates was still ahead with his treys. The dealer burned and turned an , giving Cao the lead with one card to come. The hit the felt on the river, securing the pot for Cao as he found a full double through Cates.
Richard Yong raised to 17,000 from the hijack with , and Tan Xuan called in the big blind with .
The flop fell , and Xuan checked. Yong bet 15,000 and Xuan raised all in.
Yong called for his final 85,000 and was ahead.
The turn kept Yong in the lead, but the on the river gave Xuan a flush and a lock on the pot to eliminate Triton co-founder Yong.
Dominik Nitsche was automatically all in for his last 1,000 in the big blind with and Charlie Carrel opened to 16,000, holding , from under the gun. Xuan three-bet to 47,000 in the small blind with and Carrel moved all in for 250,000, Xuan snap-called.
The flop came down and Xuan took a commanding lead with his flopped ace. The turn card gave Nitsche a shot at a straight but the changed nothing as Xuan took down the pot, eliminating both opponents.