HK $1,000,000 Main Event



HK $1,000,000 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Adrian Mateos Leads $1,000,000 Macau Main Event Final Table

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 17: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

The final table of the Triton Super High Roller Series Macau Main Event is set. A field of 83 entries has been reduced to just nine finalists who will return on Friday to battle on the felt for a top prize of HK$22,410,400 (US$2,872,299).

Spanish phenom Adrian Mateos closed out Day 2 with the chip lead, propelled by the last minute elimination of James Chen to end the night with 4,785,000. German poker prodigy Fedor Holz bagged second best with a stack of 4,325,000.

The rest of the final table consists of Dietrich Fast (3,370,000), Kahle Burns (2,625,000), Timothy Adams (2,185,000), start of Day 2 chipleader Stephen Chidwick (1,395,000), Isaac Haxton (1,075,000), and Poker Hall of Fame member John Juanda (990,000).

There were 43 hopefuls who returned to the Galaxy Macau Hotel Thursday afternoon, joined by a few last minute entries including Juanda, Bryn Kenney, and Russian pros Timofey Kuznetsov and Furkat Rakhimov.

Interestingly enough, Kuznetsov busted in 14th place, two off the money and Rakhimov was eliminated on the direct money bubble, falling in 13th place. Once the bubble popped, Manig Loeser, the last remaining former champion, was the first to put himself at risk. Loeser got it in good against fellow countryman Fedor Holz with ace-four to Holz’s queen-jack but a jack on the flop ended his run in 12th place for HK $2,108,000 (US $270,157)

JC Alvarado busted in 11th place after flopping two pair against Fast, but the German flopped a better two pair and the Mexican pro said his goodbyes collecting HK $2,186,000 (US $280,154).

The final table was set with an elimination on each of the final two tables. Mike Watson ran into Burns' pocket tens with ace-ten of hearts and managed to flop a flush draw, but Burns was able to fade the run out and send Watson to the rail in 10th place. Along with his runner-up finish in the HK $250,000 6-Max event earlier in the week, Watson adds HK $2,265,000 (US $290,263) for the trip.

While Watson was getting eliminated, James Chen was involved in a massive pot with Adrian Mateos. Mateos shoved on the river in a 1.3M chip pot and after getting the clock called on him, Chen called for his tournament life with five seconds left and wasn't able to beat Mateos' trip nines.

Final Table Lineup:

PlayerCountryChip CountSeat
Timothy AdamsCanada2,185,0001
Stephen ChidwickUK1,395,0002
Isaac HaxtonUSA1,075,0003
Kahle BurnsAustralia2,625,0004
Fedor HolzAustria4,325,0005
Dietrich FastAustria3,370,0006
John JuandaIndonesia990,0007
Adrian Mateos DiazSpain4,785,0008

The final table is set to kick off at 1 PM local time Friday afternoon and play will continue until a brand new Main Event champion is crowned.

Here are the prizes the field are left fighting for:

PlacePrize HKDPrize USD
122,410,400 HKDUS $2,872,299
216,398,000 HKDUS $2,101,674
310,151,000 HKDUS $1,301,018
46,950,000 HKDUS $890,757
54,607,000 HKDUS $590,425
63,436,000 HKDUS $440,380
72,811,000 HKDUS $360,257
82,421,000 HKDUS $310,271

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Tags: Adrian MateosBryn KenneyDietrich FastFedor HolzFurkat RakhimovIsaac HaxtonJames ChenJC AlvaradoJohn JuandaKahle BurnsManig LoeserMike WatsonStephen ChidwickTimofey KuznetsovTimothy Adams

James Chen Eliminated in 9th Place (HK $2,343,000)

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James Chen
James Chen

While Mike Watson was being eliminated at one table, James Chen was involved in a massive pot against Adrian Mateos. With over 1,300,000 already in the pot of a {3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} board, Chen checked and Mateos moved all-in.

Chen went into the tank and eventually, Mateos called the clock. With just five seconds left on the clock, Chen made the call.

Mateos tabled {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Chen, realizing his Main Event run came to an end, slowly mucked his cards. Chen took home HK $2,343,000 (US $300,278) finishing in ninth place.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 4,785,000 1,885,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw Busted

Tags: Adrian MateosMike WatsonJames Chen

Mike Watson Eliminated in 10th Place (HK $2,265,000)

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Mike Watson
Mike Watson

Dietrich Fast opened to 110,000 from the cutoff and Mike Watson three-bet shoved for 550,000 on the button. Action folded to Kahle Burns in the big blind who four-bet shoved for about 2,000,000, forcing Fast out of the hand.

Watson tabled {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Burns was ahead with {10-}{10-}. Watson did flop a flush draw but the rest of the board bricked out and he was eliminated in 10th place for HK $2,265,000 (US $290,263).

Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 2,625,000 1,125,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Busted

Tags: Dietrich FastKahle BurnsMike Watson

Break Time

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The final 10 players have been sent on a 10-minute break.

JC Alvarado Eliminated in 11th Place (HK $2,186,000)

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JC Alvarado
JC Alvarado

On the flop of a {j-}{5-}{4-} board, a raise war between Dietrich Fast and JC Alvarado ended when Alvarado moved all-in for over a million and Fast snap-called.

Alvarado tabled {5-}{4-} but Fast had better, turning over {j-}{4-}. A {6-}{7-} run out spelled the end for Alvarado in 11th place for HK $2,186,000 (US $310,271).

Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 2,745,000 1,040,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx Busted

Tags: Dietrich FastJC Alvarado