HK$1,000,000 Short Deck Ante-Only
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Highlights

Highlights

HK$1,000,000 Short Deck Ante-Only
Day 1 Completed

Arnaud Tops Day 1 of HK$1 Million Triton Hold'em; Ivey Busts Twice

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante
Romain Arnaud
Romain Arnaud

Day 1 of the HK$1,000,000 Triton Hold'em (Short Deck Ante-Only) event drew 41 entries and 16 players found their way through the first six 60-minute levels. Late registration will remain open through one more level so there might be some more players interested in joining or rejoining the action tomorrow.

So far, Romain Arnaud has managed to amass the most chips, having accumulated 1,580,000. Arnaud mostly increased his belongings in the last level. His pivotal surge came when he eliminated Gabe Patgorski with the nut flush. A couple of more additions to his stack helped Arnaud surpass Kenneth Kee in the overnight standings.

Kee was right at the top for a solid part of the day, having built a big stack in the early stages. Kee left his foot firmly on the pedal and kept piling up to eventually cross 1.5 million in chips, trailing only Arnaud.

Wai Kin Yong rounds out the top three with 1,284,000 in his bag. Yong's most significant moment came when he peeled pocket aces and held against Phil Ivey who put his second tournament life on the line with queen-ten suited. Ivey busted for the second time and took a break before play wrapped up for the day. He might have another shot at the title tomorrow when the action resumes.

Phil Ivey lost two entries on Day 1
Phil Ivey lost two entries on Day 1

While Ivey didn't find a bag tonight, some other North American stars were able to navigate their way into Day 2. Those include HK$1 Million Triton Hold'em Montenegro champion Jason Koon who was able to spin his stack up to 837,000, good for sixth place on the leaderboard. Koon sits behind Peter Jetten (1,169,000) and Alan Sass (1,130,000) who have participated in both previous Triton Hold'em events here in Jeju.

Andrew Robl made his debut today, taking to the felt for the first time at the festival and he finished in the middle of the pack with 610,000. The bottom half of the rankings features Tom Dwan (386,000) and Ben Lamb (315,000), among others.

Day 2 kicks off Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. local time with the 5,000 ante and 10,000 button-ante. Come back to follow PokerNews live updates as the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series will crown the fourth champion tomorrow.

Tags: Alan SassAndrew RoblBen LambGabe PatgorskiJason KoonKenneth KeePeter JettenPhil IveyRomain ArnaudTom DwanWai Kin Yong

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MrCleverFox • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante
Romain Arnaud FR
Romain Arnaud
FR 1,580,000 380,000
Kenneth Kee SG
Kenneth Kee
SG 1,515,000 395,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 1,284,000 484,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 1,169,000 424,000
Alan Sass me
Alan Sass
me 1,130,000 224,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 837,000 507,000
Chan Wai Leong my
Chan Wai Leong
my 802,000 -89,000
Marius Torbergsen no
Marius Torbergsen
no 756,000 -4,000
Xuan Tan cn
Xuan Tan
cn 690,000 1,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 610,000 155,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 401,000 301,000
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 386,000 132,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 366,000 120,000
Devan Tang hk
Devan Tang
hk 344,000 299,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 315,000 -83,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 176,000 76,000

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Torbergsen Scoops Another Massive Pot to Send Leow to the Rail and Double Up

MrCleverFox • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante
Marius Torbergsen
Marius Torbergsen

Marius Torbergsen raised in the hijack seat to 22,000 with {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Tom Dwan called in the cutoff with {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}. Ivan Leow then called on the button with {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

The flop was {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Torbergsen put out a bet of 30,000. Dwan called, as did Leow.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Torbergsen moved all in with 268,000 and both of his opponents called, Dwan with top two pair and Leow with his double gutshot straight draw.

The river was the {6-Hearts} though and that would be the big pot for Torbergsen to chip up to 760,000 while Dwan was left with 254,000. Leow was officially eliminated from the tournament again and he'll have to re-enter if he wants to make a run.

Marius Torbergsen no
Marius Torbergsen
no 760,000 400,000
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 254,000 -290,000

Tags: Ivan LeowMarius TorbergsenTom Dwan

Three Hands Send Ivan Leow to his final Bullet

MrCleverFox • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante

In the first of two hands, Marius Torbergsen moved all in for about 100,00 with {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and Ivan Leow called with {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and that meant that Torbergsen would nearly double up while Leow was forced to use another bullet.

On the next hand, Torbergsen and Leow got it all in before the flop again, this time with Leow at risk once more.

Ivan Leow: {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Marius Torbergsen: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Torbergsen would make a flush this time to bust Leow again, forcing him to use his final bullet to reload.

Marius Torbergsen no
Marius Torbergsen
no 360,000 260,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 100,000

Tags: Ivan LeowMarius Torbergsen

Dwan Stacks Torbergsen

MrCleverFox • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante
Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

After several limps, Tom Dwan raised to 198,000 on the button. Marius Torbergsen called over his limp while everyone else folded.

Tom Dwan: {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Marius Torbergseb: {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

The flop was {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades} and the turn was the {A-Clubs} giving Dwan a straight. Torbergsen could still catch up with a flush but the river was the {A-Diamonds} and that would allow Dwan to take down the pot. Torbergsen was forced to use another bullet.

Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
us 544,000 444,000
Marius Torbergsen no
Marius Torbergsen
no 100,000 100,000

Tags: Marius TorbergsenTom Dwan

Patgorski Busts to Arnaud, Returns to the Same Seat

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante

By the time we arrived, Gabe Patgorski's hole cards were already in the muck but it became apparent that he couldn't beat Romain Arnaud who made nut flush with {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Patgorski lost all his chips and it was his final bullet so he went to the registration desk to re-enter. Then he returned to his previous seat and continued battling the likes of Jason Koon, Ben Lamb, Richard Yong and Arnaud.

Romain Arnaud FR
Romain Arnaud
FR 1,200,000 600,000
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 100,000 -250,000

Robl Stacks Badziakouski

MrCleverFox • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante

Under the gun, Andrew Robl opened to 28,000 holding {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Mikita Badziakouski was in the hijack seat with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and he called. Xuan Tan was holding {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and he called as well in the cutoff.

The flop was {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Robl used a time bank before he put out a bet of 25,000. Badziakouski raised to 50,000. Tan folded and Robl put Badziakouski all in for an extra couple thousand. Badziakouski called.

The turn was the {K-Spades} and that would put Robl in the lead and the {J-Hearts} on the river would seal it, forcing Badziakouski to use another bullet re-entry ticket.

Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 455,000 77,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 100,000 100,000

Tags: Andrew RoblMikita BadziakouskiXuan Tan

Yu Peels Aces on the Button

Jan_Kores • Level 6: 0-0, 4,000 ante

Tom Dwan limped in early position and Chan Wai Leong overlimped in the cutoff with {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Winfred Yu looked down at {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} on the button and he raised to 38,000. Yu decided to call and they went heads-up to the {7-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop.

Chan checked and Yu fired 55,000, leaving himself with 95,000. Chan paused and then threw his cards away.

Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
hk 246,000 146,000

Tags: Winfred YuTom DwanChan Wai Leong