Stephen Chidwick Leads Day 1 of Triton Super High Roller Macau
The HK$1,000,000 Main Event of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau played out over the course of nine levels Wednesday at the Galaxy Macau Hotel in Taipa, Macau. A total of 73 entries were received throughout the day with Stephen Chidwick leading 43 survivors.
The action kicked off at 1 p.m. local time and attracted the likes of Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz, John Juanda, Richard Yong, Winfred Yu, along with former Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event champions Manig Loeser (Montenegro), Koray Aldemir (Manila), and Wai Kin Yong (Manila).
Seidel, who sits in second place on the all-time money list is still in the hunt. If the American poker legend is able to make a deep run he could pass Daniel Negreanu for first on that prestigious list. Seidel is just over US $1,000,000 behind Negreanu and the way this event is shaping up, Seidel may be able to finish as low as third place to get the job done.
Wai Kin Yong, Loeser, and Aldemir all survived though the latter two required a second bullet. Loeser, who is the current defending champion ended with 333,000 while Yong closed out the day with 554,000 and Aldemir bagged 136,000.
Juanda busted late on Day 1 and chose not to re-enter. Holz is moving on to Day 2 after sealing 632,000 in his bag for Thursday. Richard Yong will continue on as well with a stack of 554,000 and Winfred Yu is safe closing with 226,000.
Day 1 belonged to Chidwick though as he bagged the chip lead building a stack of 924,000 by day’s end. The UK pro made the most of his second bullet after busting early in the day when his aces got cracked by Seidel, moments after Seidel took his seat. Chidwick left for a period of time and returned with a vengeance.
Finishing with the second-best stack was Canadian Timothy Adams who mustered a healthy pile of 903,000 chips. Justin Bonomo (817,000), Matthew Moss (798,000), Wiktor Malinowski (755,000) round out the top five on the leaderboard.
End of Day Notables and Big Stacks
Not all is lost for anyone who wasn’t able to survive the day or not able to make it to the registration desk in time. Late registration and unlimited re-entry remain open until the end of the break following Level 10 on Day 2, approximately 2:10 p.m..
Day 2 gets underway at 1 p.m. local time and play will continue until a final table of nine is formed. Those nine finalists will return to action on Friday at 1 p.m. to play down to a winner.
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