Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The first day of the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has come to an end after seven intense levels of play. A total of 91 entry slips were sold during the first day, and by night's end only 40 remained, with Furkat Rakhimov bagging the lead after an eventful last few hands of the night.
Rakhimov built a stack up throughout the day with patience, picking great spots with hands that were almost always ahead. He took down a pot at the end of the night that propelled him into the chip lead with a pair of queens against the ace-king of Robert Flink and king-jack of Ben Lamb. The Russian flopped a queen and never looked back, bagging the chip lead at the end of the night.
Right behind Rakhimov on the leaderboard is partypoker pro Isaac Haxton who finished the night with a healthy stack of 1,906,000. The American pro shot off like a rocket instantly after taking his seat and showed no fear when it came to gambling in pots. Haxton had some downs but managed to always swing his way back up even higher than before. Haxton currently sits 14th on the all-time money list with over $26 million in live cashes and is in a prime position to add another healthy cash to his resume.
Another partypoker pro to make the second day with a nice stack is Jason Koon who will be coming into Day 2 with 1,051,000 in chips. Koon is a Triton regular who has quickly been recognized as one of the best Short Deck players in the world having won two Triton Short Decks already. Those wins came in Montenegro in the HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only for $3,579,836, and in Jeju in the HK$1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only for $2,840,945. Both are Koon's largest scores to date.
Many other well-known high rollers bagged up on Day 1 and that list includes Cary Katz (1,660,000), Triton London Main Event Champion Wai Kin Yong (1,355,000), French pro Rui Cao (1,289,000), Danny Tang (1,271,000), Daniel Dvoress (1,211,000), partypoker pro Timofey Kuznetsov (1,206,000), Canadian grinder Mike Watson (1,178,000), and Stephen Chidwick (1,047,000).
Some players still have bullets behind and will have to cash them in at the end of the eighth level when late registration closes. Any player may join up until that point but will be forced to use all three of their 100,000 bullets upon entering during the last level of late registration. A shot clock will be brought into play once the tournament reaches the final 18 and all remaining players will receive ten 30-second time bank cards.
Day 2 will start at 1 p.m. local time in the seventh level with a 6,000 ante and a 12,000 button ante. The tournament will continue with levels of 60 minutes in length and there will be a 15-minute break at the end of every two levels. No dinner break is scheduled as of yet but that is subject to change depending on the players. The plan for Day 2 is to play down until a final table before bagging up and headed into the third and final day of the Short Deck Main Event at Triton London.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the coverage throughout the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds!
|1||2||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||1,255,000||251|
|1||3||Ben Lamb||United States||240,000||48|
|1||8||Tom Dwan||United States||993,000||199|
|2||1||Gabe Patgorski||United States||551,000||110|
|2||2||Cary Katz||United States||1,660,000||332|
|2||3||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||1,350,000||270|
|3||6||Jason Koon||United States||1,051,000||210|
|3||7||Choon Tong Siow||Malaysia||739,000||148|
|3||8||Justin Bonomo||United States||587,000||117|
|5||1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||1,047,000||209|
|8||6||Bjorn Li||Hong Kong||1,080,000||214|
|8||8||Wai Kin Yong||Malaysia||1,355,000||271|
|9||6||Chin Wei Lim||Malaysia||381,000||76|
|9||8||Isaac Haxton||United States||1,906,000||381|
|10||2||Ming Zhong Liu||Hong Kong||407,000||81|
|10||6||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||1,271,000||254|
|10||7||Andrew Robl||United States||592,000||118|
|10||8||David Benefield||United States||1,626,000||325|
The first day in the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has now come to an end. Furkat Rakhimov is leading after seven levels of play with 1,580,000 in chips.
Full chip counts will be up shortly, along with a recap of the day.
Robert Flink opened to 30,000 with from under the gun, Chin Wei Lim called in early position with , Furkat Rakhimov looked down at and called, Gabe Patgorski limped with , and Ben Lamb moved all in for 128,000 from the button with . Flink instantly shoved his chip lead stack all in and everyone folded except Rakhimov who pushed in his 740,500 stack.
The flop came down , flopping top set for Rakhimov. A landed on the turn and Flink was now drawing dead. Lamb could still win but the river did not help his hand and he threw in another bullet.
The tournament will now be playing the last three hands of the night.
Peter Jetten moved all in for 163,000 with , and Esti Wang called from the button with .
The board fell , and Jetten hit a house to double up.
Tan Xuan raised to 35,000 from under the gun with and both Choon Tong Siow with and Peter Jetten with called.
The flop fell , and Xuan checked. Siow bet 65,000 and Jetten folded.
Xuan thought for a minute then called before the hit the turn.
Xuan again checked, and Siow moved all in for 289,000.
Xuan quickly folded, and Siow moved up to 539,000.
Furkat Rakhimov limped from early position with pocket queens, Paul Phua pushed in a raise from the cutoff with aces and Rakhimove moved all in. Phua snap-called for his remaining 185,000 and the two tabled their hands.
The dealer fanned out on the flop ad Phue was still in ahead with his bullets. A fell as a turn card and Rakhimov could hit just a queen to take down the pot. The river was unfortunate for Phua as a completed the board, sending the whole pot to Rakhimov who rivered a full house.