Day 1 of the partypoker MILLION North America $10,300 High Roller is in the books and it is Michael Addamo leading with 387,400 in chips. Addamo hails from Australia and is coming fresh off of a High Roller win just last month on his home turf. He also boasts just over $900,000 in live recorded cashes and has a third-place finish in a $1,500 event at the Word Series of Poker for a six-figure payday.
The day began with just seven players but quickly grew to 46 entries including reentries. A total of 25 players made it through, with the potential for this number to grow as the registration is open to the start of play on Day 2. The guarantee of $500,000 has not been met, but only four more entries are needed to get there.
|Table||Seat||Player Name||Chip Count|
|36||1||Vishal Singh Maini||365,600|
From the start of the tournament, Addamo's stack kept growing and he never really looked back. He doubled up and then eliminated Vojtech Ruzicka, partypoker MILLION Nottingham's High Roller winner, and coasted through the last couple of levels from there. The next biggest stack belongs to Vishal Singh Maini (365,600), and third in chips is none other than Canada's Sorel Mizzi (315,300).
Four women entered the tournament and every single one of them is still in.
Four women entered the tournament and every single one of them is still in and on one bullet each. At one point, three out of four of them were on the same table. Cate Hall (230,800), Maria Ho (216,300), Kristen Bicknell (148,300), and Xuan Liu (68,800) are all looking to win their first High Roller tournament and continue the trend of women winning titles in 2017, and beyond, of course.
While all players in this tournament are considered "notable" in their own right, some of the more familiar faces continuing on to Day 2 include president of partypoker LIVE John Duthie (133,800), Roberto Romanello (258,400), Jonathan Duhamel (221,200), Niall Farrell (144,000), Jason Koon (77,500), Mike 'Timex' McDonald (55,800), and Pascal Lefrancois (35,500).
Some of the players who took a shot but didn't make it through include Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Ankush Mandavia, Seth Davies, Jonathan Jaffe, and Ari Engel. With registration open until the end of the first level tomorrow, it would be no surprise if some, if not all, of these players fire again.
Blinds will roll back to the beginning of Level 9 Friday at 1,500/3,000 and a 500 ante. Registration will be open until the end of the first level of the day, closing promptly at 1:45 p.m. local time. Cards will be in the air at 1:00 p.m. and the tournament will complete as soon as a winner is crowned.
Keep following along as PokerNews brings you updates on the action throughout the rest of the series!
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