Danny Tang leads the final six players after over 15 hours of play on Day 2 of the $10,400 MPP High Roller at the Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party in the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino in North Cyprus.
Tang bagged 6,590,000 chips as he ended the day with over a third of the chips in play. He is followed by Andrea Ricci in second place who bagged 3,840,000.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||6,590,000||41|
|2||Alex Peffly||United Kingdom||1,335,000||8|
|6||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||2,040,000||13|
The prizepool surmounted the guarantee as the final six will be fighting for the bulk $1,370,800 prizepool, generated from the 149 entries, as well as the trophy. First place will take home $305,000.
Final Table Payouts
Kahle Burns, Tony G and Stephen Chidwick are no stranger to high roller final tables and they will hope to add another trophy to their resumes.
The day started with many players taking their shot in the tournament. This included Phil Ivey who max late registered but was swiftly eliminated at the hand of Burns.
The bubble quickly approached after the late registration period closed as many players hit the rails quickly. Tony G was still in the tournament on the bubble but he would be the one bursting the bubble and not the bubble boy like in the $5,300 MPP Main Event.. Vladislav Ivanov was by far the shortest stack on the bubble after his set of kings was beaten by Ricci's nut flush and he was eventually eliminated at the hands of Tony G in a flip.
Players were quickly eliminated after the bubble with notable names such as Daniel Rezaei (18th-$25,000), Steve O'Dwyer (14th- $25,000) and Selahaddin Bedir (12th- $30,000) all being eliminated before the final tables. However it would be Bruno Volkmann (9th-$40,000) who would be eliminated just before the final table as the Brazilian attempted to bluff Tang who had a full house.
The final table started late into the evening where the tournament director decided that play will end with six players. First it was Symeon Alexandridis who bowed out in eighth place (8th- $40,000) as he was eliminated by the on-fire Tony G. Seven handed play lasted a while before Matthias Lipp eventually hit the dust as Tang took another victim to end the day.
Play will resume at 12 p.m. local time with blinds continuing at 80,000/160,000 with an 160,000 big blind ante.
That concludes our coverage of the $10,400 MPP High Roller. Be sure to check back for the final results to see who came out on top.