Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
In cooperation with the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia poker festival at the stunning Sochi Casino and Resort, the Triton Super High Roller series headed straight from their successful festival at the Landing Casino in Jeju, South Korea, to Russia and brought most of their High Rollers and the feature table setup over.
The first of two Triton Poker events, the RUB3,000,000 High Roller (~$50,000), kicked off with a delay of an hour. However, as soon as the first two tables were set, the field kept growing and a field of 37 entries emerged. At the end of level eight, only 24 players bagged up chips for the night with a very familiar face of the High Roller circuit at the top of the leaderboard.
Patrik Antonius was among several players to take advantage of the extended late registration and the Finn, who has been enjoying a very successful year at the poker tables thus far, quickly tripled his stack within just one hour after taking a seat over on the feature tables. Antonius bagged up 151,700 and claimed the lead after Day 1 ahead of Johannes Becker, who advanced with 137,500. Both Antonius and Becker also already have a partypoker LIVE MILLIONS trophy to their name after each winning a €25,500 High Roller earlier this year at the King's Casino in Rozvadov.
In a field filled with big names of the international poker circuit and Asian high stakes players, Igor Yaroshevskyy bagged up the third-biggest stack with 128,300. Other notables to make it through include Timothy Adams (125,700), Koray Aldemir (120,000), Aymon Hata (118,100), Ivan Leow (100,200), partypoker's Philipp Gruissem (73,000), and Andrey Pateychuk (65,900).
Triton founder Richard Yong advanced with 61,500, while fellow countryman and Triton founder Paul Phua was ousted in one of the last hands over on the feature table after his ace-king failed to hold up against the king-jack of Shyngis Satubayev. Manig Loeser entered three times and eventually made it through with 36,700.
Among those to bust were such big names as Alexey Rybin, Niall Farrell, Wai Kin Yong, Devan Tang and partypoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov. Rybin's super aggressive play backfired and the Russian became one of the early casualties. First he cracked the kings of Loeser with five-four, only to bust with kings when Johannes Becker turned a flush. As far as Farrell is concerned, he sent his first stack over to Becker as well and the second attempt ended with ace-queen against the pocket queens of Koray Aldemir.
In the last level of the night, several players joined Farrell on the rail and all of them have another chance at High Roller glory as the registration remains open for the first three levels of Day 2. The action is set to recommence at 1 p.m. local time with blinds of 500/1,000 and a button ante of 1,000, giving all new entries up to 50 big blinds.
As usual, the PokerNews team will be on the floor to provide all the action and the live stream of the two feature tables will run on a security delay of 30 minutes. While the event is scheduled to play down to the winner on Day 2, the High Roller action will continue right away with Day 1 of the Super High Roller as of 5 p.m. local time on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.
Day 2 Seat Assignments
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|51||1||James Bord||United Kingdom||54,000||54|
|52||1||Kok Weng Beh||Malaysia||80,100||80|
|52||4||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||118,100||118|
|52||6||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||54,200||54|
|54||2||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||74,500||75|
A recap of today's action is to follow. All remaining 24 players will return at 1 p.m. local time and the registration and re-entry period remains open for another three levels.
Just before bagging and tagging, Timothy Adams raised with the from the under-the-gun position and called the three-bet to 6,200 by Paul Phua in the hijack, who held .
The flop brought and Adams checked, Phua bet 8,000 and Adams check-raised all in. Phua could still smile but ultimately called for 23,000 to find himself in need of help.
Only a queen played after the turn as Adams improved to trips jacks, and the river was a blank for Phua to reduce the field to 24.
Anatoly Filatov moved all in for 9,100 and Oleksii Khoroshenin did so for 13,800 in the small blind. Igor Yaroshevskyy held the far biggest stack of the trio in the big blind and called.
The board gave Filatov plenty of hope for a miracle, but ultimately he bricked off to bust in the final hands of the night.
Timothy Adams made it 2,300 to go with the and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 7,700 with , Adams called. On the flop, both players checked to see the turn and Gruissem checked before calling a bet of 6,100 by Adams.
The river brought another check by Gruissem and Adams moved all in for 38,600
The clock has been stopped with 26 players remaining and 10 minutes left on the level, and five more hands will be played for tonight.
A raise to 2,000 by Anatoly Filatov first to act was followed by the shove of Wai Leong Chan for the last 21,800 and Filatov called for a big portion of his remaining stack.
Wai Leong Chan:
The board came and Chan doubled.
Jack Sinclair raised to 2,000 first to act, holding the , and Igor Yaroshevskyy called in the hijack with . Wai Leong Chan in the small blind called with and three players headed to the flop.
Chan checked and Sinclair made it 3,000 to go, both his opponents called. The turn was the money card for Sinclair as he improved to a full house. Yet, all three players checked and the came on the river.
Sinclair bet 7,500 and just Yaroshevskyy called with the nut flush to lose a small portion of his stack.
Over on the feature table, Kok Weng Beh raised to 2,20 with the and Devan Tang three-bet to 4,800 on the button with the . Shyngis Satubayev four-bet to 12,200 out of the big blind, Beh folded and Tang moved all in for 23,300 Satubayev tossed in the additional chips.
While Tang was in prime shape to avoid a re-entry, he saw the board run out and Satubayev got there on the turn to deal the final blow to Tang.