HK $1,000,000 Main Event



HK $1,000,000 Main Event
Day 1 Completed

Stephen Chidwick Claims the Lead After Day 1 of HK $1,000,000 Main Event

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The HK $1,000,000 Main Event of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau played out over the course of nine levels this afternoon 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 PM local time on Wednesday attracting the likes of Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz, John Juanda, Richard Yong, Winfred Yu, and the top poker players in the world including 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 and 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 action with 130,000 and Aldemir bagged 136,000.

Juanda busted late in the day and chose not to re-enter this evening. Holz is moving on to Day 2 sealing 632,000 in his bag for tomorrow. 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 Stephen Chidwick though as he bagged the chip lead building a stack of 924,000 by day’s end. The UK’s Chidwick 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.

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 PM.

Day 2 gets underway at 1 PM 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 PM to play down to a winner.

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Tags: Erik SeidelFedor HolzJohn JuandaJustin BonomoKoray AldemirManig LoeserRichard YongStephen ChidwickTimothy AdamsWai Kin YongWinifred Yu

Day 2 Seat Draw

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NameCountryChip CountTableSeat
JC AlvardoMexico610,00031
Steffen SontheimerAustria470,00032
Quan ZhouChina283,00033
Yat Wai ChengHong Kong226,00034
Christian ChristnerUK278,00035
Wai Kin YongMalaysia130,00036
Kahle BurnsAustralia261,00037
James ChenTaiwan624,00038
Rainer KempeUK202,00041
Dan SmithUSA167,00042
Gabe PatgorskiUSA420,00043
Mikita BadziakouskiLatvia371,00044
Steve O'DwyerIreland608,00046
Sergio AidoSpain296,00047
Dietrich FastAustria565,00048
Sam GreenwoodCanada431,00051
Richard YongMalaysia554,00052
Christoph VogelsangGermany309,00053
Michael AddamoAustralia489,00054
Mustapha KanitItaly267,00055
Adrian MateosSpain87,00056
Isaac HaxtonUSA714,00057
Fedor HolzGermany632,00061
Stefan SchillhabelGermany327,00062
Mathew MossUK798,00063
Winfred YuHong Kong226,00065
David PetersUSA171,00066
Erik SeidelUSA313,00067
Luc GreenwoodCanada167,00068
Justin BonomoUSA817,00071
Adrian AttenboroughAustralia431,00072
Koray AldemirAustria136,00073
Stephen ChidwickUK924,00074
Stanley ChoiHong Kong168,00075
Timothy AdamsCanada903,00076
Dominik NitscheUK406,00077
Wiktor MalinowskiBelarus755,00081
Daniel DvoressCanada473,00082
Nick PetrangeloUSA700,00083
Elton TsangHong Kong472,00084
Manig LoeserUK333,00085
Mike WatsonCanada412,00086
Jason KoonUSA269,00088

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 924,000 -56,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 903,000 -17,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 817,000 111,000
Matthew Moss gb
Matthew Moss
gb 798,000 358,000
Wiktor Malinowski pl
Wiktor Malinowski
pl 755,000 510,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 714,000 -41,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 700,000 500,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 632,000 417,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 624,000 -316,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx 610,000 60,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 608,000 383,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 565,000 370,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 554,000 -141,000
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 489,000 74,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 473,000 225,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 472,000 -128,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
de 470,000 -175,000
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 431,000 -92,000
Adrian Attenborough au
Adrian Attenborough
au 431,000 96,000
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 420,000 -86,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 412,000 188,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 406,000 -24,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 371,000 371,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 333,000 83,000
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
de 327,000 80,000

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"Gamble, Gamble"

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Elton Tsang
Elton Tsang

It's unclear how many bets it took to get there but Adrian Mateos raised to 60,000 in the small blind and called a shove from Elton Tsang for 289,000.

Tsang: {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Mateos: {q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

"Gamble, Gamble," Tsang shouted as the board ran out {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Tsang's pair held to win the race and double up.

Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 600,000 350,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 90,000 -204,000

Tags: Adrian MateosElton Tsang

Three More Hands on Day 1

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The tournament staff has paused the clock and Winfred Yu has drawn a three. Each table will play three more hands before players bag for the night and get their Day 2 seating assignment.

Peters Nearly Doubles Without a Flop

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David Peters - Rainer Kempe
David Peters - Rainer Kempe

Richard Yong opened to 13,000 from early position and David Peters called on the button. Rainer Kempe three-bet 43,000 out of the big blind and Yong flatted.

Peters four-bet jammed all-in for 130,000 total and both of his opponents folded.

"I've never seen anything like that before," said one of their tablemates as Peters raked in a pot worth almost a full double up.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 226,000 -24,000

Tags: David PetersRainer KempeRichard Yong

2016 Big One for One Drop Winner Enters

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Elton Tsang after winning the 2016 Big One for One Drop
Elton Tsang after winning the 2016 Big One for One Drop

In October of 2016, Elton Tsang took down the €1,000,000 Bog One for One Drop at the Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza in Monte Carlo.

Tsang defeated Russian Anatoly Gurtovy heads up to claim a monstrous €11,111,111 top prize.

Tsang has entered today's Main Event finding himself seated beside Steffen Sontheimer and Stefan Schillhabel.

Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 250,000

Tags: Elton Tsang

A New face and Some Fresh Stacks

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Stanley Choi has joined the field here late on Day 1. Choi made a deep run in the 6-Max event yesterday but ultimately fizzled out in ninth place for HK $614,000.

Meanwhile, Dan Smith, Koray Aldemir, and defending champion Manig Loeser required another bullet and are back in action with a fresh stack.

Stanley Choi hk
Stanley Choi
hk 250,000 250,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 250,000 -5,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 250,000 -260,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 250,000 113,000

Tags: Dan SmithKoray AldemirManig LoeserStanley Choi

Final Level of the NIght

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Play on Day 1 has entered Level 9, the final level of the night. As the clock winds down the tournament staff will pause the clock and draw for however many hands each table will play to close out Day 1.

Once each table has completed their hands, the remaining players will bag their chips and move on to Day 2 on Thursday at 1 PM.

Anyone who busts during the final level has the option to re-enter this evening or can wait until anytime before registration closes before Level 11 starts on Day 1