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Benjamin Wu Leads Triton Super High Roller Montenegro; Fedor Holz 6th

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  • Fedor Holz, Steve O’Dwyer and Sam Trickett among those who advanced to Day 2 in Triton Super High Roller.

The Triton Super High Roller Series has a habit of attracting some of the international poker circuit’s best and brightest and the Triton SHR Montenegro 6-Max Event was no exception.

The six-max event saw 38 entries (including re-entries) pony up the HK$250,000 ($32,000) buy-in, each receiving 50,000 in chips with which to battle it out at the baize, with 25 eager entrants successfully circumnavigating the tournament minefield to return for Day 2 on Monday, July 17.

After nine 40-minute levels, it was Benjamin Wu who emerged on top, bagging up an impressive 152,000 in chips. Wu seized the lead toward the close of play after winning two sizable pots from Belarusian Mikita Badziakouski during the last two levels of the day.

Xuan Tan is the man hot on Wu’s heels with a stack of 135,300, dominating much of the Day 1 action and holding the chip lead for the majority of the day before losing two last minute pots to Germany’s Fedor Holz at the close of play.

The man rounding out the top three is none other than high-rolling big hitter Steve O’Dwyer who bagged up a very respectable 129,100 in chips after busting the unfortunate Tony Cheng midway through the last level of the day.

O’Dwyer is currently sitting in seventh place on the Global Poker Index with Germany’s Fedor Holz the only other player in the GPI top 100 (Holz is sitting in 21st) still remaining in the field, with the German player returning for Day 2 with 101,000 in chips after closing out the day with a last minute burst of aggression to win three out of the last five hands.

Other notables to make Day 2 included Germany’s Manig Loeser (114,400), Canada’s Lucas Greenwood, the UK’s Sam Trickett (45,000) the USA’s Daniel Cates (45,300) and Indonesia’s John Juanda (38,200), though Greenwood had to fire two bullets to make it.

Another man who fired twice was Marius Torbergsen, though unfortunately this was not enough to lock up a seat on Day 2 and the Norwegian failed to make the cut.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Lucas GreewoodCanada64,600
12Liang YuChina61,500
14Steve O’DwyerIreland129,100
15Su HaoChina53,900
16Alan SassUSA66,300
     
21Daniel CatesUSA45,300
22Predrag LekovicMontenegro122,800
23Chi Ming LeeHong Kong92,000
24Xi LuoChina35,200
26Gabe PatgorskiUSA68,500
     
31Sam TrickettUK45,000
32John JuandaIndonesia38,200
33Devan TangHong Kong59,700
35Cheok Ieng CheongChina80,600
36Winfred YuHong Kong48,600
     
41Richard YongMalaysia45,700
43Manig LoeserGermany114,400
44Keith GipsonUSA82,900
45Salman BehbehaniUSA84,000
46Fedor HolzGermany101,000
     
51Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus43,500
52Xuan TanChina135,300
53Zuo WangChina78,200
55Alexandros KoloniasGreece63,000
56Benjamin WuUSA152,000

The remaining 25 players will return to the Maestral Casino’s poker room on Monday at 1 p.m. CET with blinds starting for level 10 at 800/1,600 with a 200 ante. The event is scheduled to play down to a winner, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the updates. Join us then as we see who’s got what it takes to become the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Montenegro 6-Max 6-max champion.

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