Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After a tumultuous end of the night, Chi Zhang claimed the Day 1 chip lead of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event, here at the Merit Royal Hotel, Casino & Spa. With a late start time of 5 p.m. local time, everyone who took a seat at the start of the day was well rested to battle for the biggest prize of the series.
On Day 1, 29 unique players registered and 6 of them reentered to get to 35 entries and a $8,750,000 prize pool. But... As players can still register or reenter until the start of Day 2, the expectation is that the numbers will only go up. For now, 22 players have made it through to Day 2 while Bryn Kenney is the only player who had registered but had not taken his seat yet to get to 23 players for Day 2.
Zhang sneaked the chip lead away from Artur Martirosian in the second to last hand of the night when he eliminated Michael Addamo with trip sevens. But Addamo wasn't the only one to fall when only three more hands needed to be played on each table. Ali Imsirovic and Sergio Aido also fell in the final minutes of Day 1.
Timothy Adams and Ivan Leow both busted their first bullets but did much better with their second ones as they finished in third and fourth place in the Day 1 chip counts. Completing the top five is Timofey Kuznetsov.
Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Chi Zhang||United Kingdom||1,056,000||176|
|7||Seth Davies||United States||417,000||70|
|8||Phil Ivey||United States||404,000||67|
Leow, Adams, Seth Davies, Wiktor Malinowski, Christoph Vogelsang, and Chris Brewer were the ones who reentered but Vogelsang and Brewer both burned through their second bullet to not return for the Main Event. Addamo, Imsirovic, Aido, and Pascal Lefrancois all have an option to reenter if they wish to do so,
When play resumes at 1 p.m. local time, they will play Level 7 which features a small blind of 3,000, a big blind of 6,000, and a big blind ante of 6,000. The level duration will remain at 60 minutes each and a ten-minute break after each level. After one of the levels, a 90-minute dinner break will also take place.
Play is scheduled to go on until the final table of six has been reached so make sure to follow along for all the action right here on PokerNews.
Day 2 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||136,000||23|
|1||6||Phil Ivey||United States||404,000||67|
|1||7||Bryn Kenney||United States||250,000||42|
|2||1||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||318,000||53|
|2||4||Jake Schindler||United States||128,000||21|
|2||5||Shao Hua Zhan||China||297,000||50|
|2||6||David Stamm||United States||283,000||47|
|2||8||Chi Zhang||United Kingdom||1,056,000||176|
|3||5||David Peters||United States||103,000||17|
|3||8||Seth Davies||United States||417,000||70|
|4||6||Cary Katz||United States||148,000||25|
|4||8||David Coleman||United States||159,000||27|
Play has ended with 22 remaining players. The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.
David Coleman raised to 11,500 from under the gun and Chi Zhang three-bet to 30,000 from the cutoff. Michael Addamo four-bet to 72,000 from the button for the blinds and Coleman to fold while Zhang made the call.
The flop came , Zhang check-called the 42,000 continuation-bet of Addamo.
The turn was the and they both checked to the on the river. Zhang bet 60,000 for Addamo to tank, use a time bank card, and then shove for around 225,000. Zhang snap-called with the for trips to bust Addamo before the end of the night as the latter held the for two pair.
Ali Imsirovic was walking away from his table as his couldn't beat the of Wiktor Malinowski on the board.
Over on the other table, Sergio Aido also got up from his chair and made his way out of the tournament area as it looked like is stack was being awarded to Viktor Kudinov.
Mikita Badziakouski raised to 11,000 from the cutoff and Ivan Leow made the call on the button but Shao Hua Zhan three-bet jammed from the big blind for 139,500. Badziakouski four-bet shoved for more for Leow to fold.
Shao Hua Zhan:
The board ran out for both of them to hit two pair but for Zhan to stay ahead.
The turn was the for Zhan to improve to a full house before the completed the board to double up.
The tournament clock has been paused and three more hands need to be played before play ends for Day 1.
The board read with a big pot in the middle already.
Timothy Adams had bet 175,000 from the cutoff which was enough to cover Pascal Lefrancois in the big blind. He tanked for a bit and then made the call for around 107,000. Adams tabled the for the rivered set for Lefrancois to get up and leave the tournament area.
Earlier on, Christoph Vogelsang had also busted already.
The board read with around 105,000 in the middle.
Artur Martirosian had bet 45,000 from the big blind and Linus Loeliger put in a pot-sized raise. Martirosian took some time and then made the call.
The completed the board and Martirosian bet enough to put Loeliger all-in. The latter tanked for a while, used a time bank card and then opted to fold.