Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Addamo and Imsirovic Top the Leaderboard After Day 1 of Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
The opening day of the inaugural Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em has drawn to an end after a full 10 levels were completed, leaving just 15 players bagging chips. A total of 25 entries were recorded throughout the day and Michael Addamo has bagged the overall chip lead with 4,965,000.
Addamo already won his third World Series of Poker bracelet earlier this year when he captured the title in Event #38: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for a first-place prize of over $1.1 million. The Australian poker pro has over $15.7 million in career earnings at the live felt and will be looking to add to that number in the coming days.
Imsirovic scooped a massive pot in the last 30 minutes of the night to eliminate Dan Smith to take over the chip lead from Addamo briefly and finished the night with 4,875,000 chips, just shy of Addamo's mark. The two players have been the hottest players in the last 12 months on the high roller circuit and they have finished one-two on the leaderboard after Day 1.
$250K Super High Roller Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||4,875,000||163|
|3||Benjamin Heath||United Kingdom||3,545,000||118|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||2,540,000||85|
|9||Justin Bonomo||United Kingdom||2,285,000||76|
|10||Sam Soverel||United States||2,190,000||73|
Some other notables to bag chips after Day 1 include Adrian Mateos (3,420,000), Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov (2,890,000), Daniel Negreanu (2,305,000), and Justin Bonomo (2,285,000).
The tournament got off to a slow start with only a few players registered at the scheduled 3 p.m. start time. There was a slight delay until six players were at the table and ready to play but things eventually got rolling. With nearly 400 big blind starting stacks, the first couple levels were rather uneventful with just small chip-changed being passed around the table.
The first all-in occurred in level three when crypto businessman John Lilic shoved his stack in the middle against Addamo, who decided to lay his hand down. Unfortunately for Lilic, his luck didn't continue as he was eventually sent to the rail in the sixth level of the day.
GGPoker ambassador Jason Koon was the first player to be eliminated in level four when he ran a jack-high flush into Stephen Chidwick's ace-high flush. Koon used his one re-entry to hop back in the field but his second bullet went as well as his first one, eventually being eliminated from the tournament during Level 8.
Some others that were eliminated in the latter stages of the day include David Peters,Fedor Holz, Jake Schindler, Seth Davies, and Bonomo, with latter being the only one to use his re-entry before the day ended.
There will be 15 players returning to the felt tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time but late registration will remain open until the start of play. The blinds will resume at 15,000/30,000 and a 30,000 big blind ante. All new entries will receive a starting stack of 1,500,000 chips, good enough for 50 big blinds.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the updates throughout the day.
|Amazon||406||4||Benjamin Heath||United Kingdom||3,545,000||118|
|Amazon||406||6||Dan Smith||United States||1,700,000||57|
|Amazon||406||7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||2,540,000||85|
|Amazon||414||2||John Kincaid||United States||405,000||14|
|Amazon||414||4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||4,875,000||163|
|Amazon||414||5||Stanley Tang||United States||375,000||13|
|Amazon||414||8||Sam Soverel||United States||2,190,000||73|
|Amazon||421||1||Justin Bonomo||United States||2,285,000||76|
Fedor Holz raised to 60,000 on the button and was called by Timofey Kuznetsov in the small blind. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn.
Kuznetsov led out with a bet of 135,000 and Holz called to see the on the river. Kuznetsov shoved all in and Holz called off his stack of 310,000. Kuznetsov showed for a pair of aces and Holz could not beat it.
With ten minutes left in the last level of the night, the tournament director has paused the clock and announced that there will be two more hands played before players bag up for the evening.
The action folded around to the blinds where Dan Smith and Ali Imsirovic each stuck in 120,000 preflop. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn.
Smith led out with a bet of 90,000 and Imsirovic called as the landed on the river. Smith fired out another bet of 310,000 this time and Imsirovic used one of his time banks. He eventually shipped all in and Smith checked his watch before calling off his stack of around 1,650,000.
Imsirovic turned over for a flush which proved to be enough to send Smith's into the muck. Smith was sent to the rail and Imsirovic took over the chip lead.
Justin Bonomo raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Ben Heath called from the button. Stanley Tang came along from the big blind and the flop was .
Tang checked and Bonomo bet 55,000. Heath called and Tang folded.
The turn was and both players checked. The river was and Bonomo checked again before Tang checked behind.
Bonomo turned over and the ace of spades gave him the ace-high flush. Tang tossed the losing hand into the muck.
Michael Addamo opened to 80,000 on the button this time and Stephen Chidwick three-bet to a large sizing of 450,000 in the big blind. Addamo called and the dealer spread the flop of .
Chidwick led out with a small bet of 90,000 and Addamo called to see the on the turn. Chidwick checked this time and Addamo took over the betting with a bet of 250,000. Chidwick called and the paired the board on the river.
Chidwick checked again and Addamo quickly checked it back. Chidwick showed for eights and deuces but Addamo held for nines and deuces.
Michael Addamo has been on a tear in these high roller tournaments as of late and it seems like nobody is able to stop him. However, there are still 15 others in this field currently that would like to have their say in that.
Addamo opened to 70,000 on the button and Sam Soverel three-bet him to 220,000 from the small blind. Addamo stuck in a four-bet to 480,000, showing aggression just like he has been doing all along. This time, Soverel countered with a five-bet shove which instantly got a fold from Addamo.