Triton Poker’s Super High Roller Series in Vietnam is breaking records with a mammoth number of entries to a Triton Day 1 event at the Hoiana Resort and Golf in Hoi An.
In the $25,000 buy-in GG Super Millions event, 166 entries in the first event at the Vietnam smashed the previous record of 132 entrants in the opening tournament in Triton’s Cyprus stop last year.
The record number of entries in the GG Super Millions translates to a huge prize pool of $4.15 million, with the champion to get $960,000.
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U.S. pro Jonathan Jaffe led the remaining 32 entrants at the end of the GG Super Millions Day 1 with 23 places getting paid.
Finnish veteran Patrik Antonius is in second place, while German Daniel Smiljkovic came back from the dead to be a contender.
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Smiljkovic saw his stack dwindle to 8,500 chips (around 5BB) early in the tournament after his QQ overpair was destroyed by Sam Greenwood’s set of threes, but the German doubled up via a three-outer on the river against Sorel Mizzi and slowly worked his way up the leaderboard.
Several stars have already busted before the money, including Greenwood, Jason Koon, Michael Addamo, Fedor Holz, Isaac Haxton and Justin Bonomo.
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$25,000 GG Super Millions leaderboard after Day 1
Field remaining: 32/166
Places paid: 23
Average stack: 1,300,000 (43BBs)
Blind level at end of day: 15k/30k/30k
|1.||Jonathan Jaffe (USA)||3,365,000||112|
|2.||Patrik Antonius (Finland)||3,130,000||104|
|3.||Daniel Smiljkovic (Germany)||3,035,000||101|
|4.||Pablo Silva (Brazil)||2,435,000||81|
|5.||Alex Kulev (Bulgaria)||2,400,000||80|
|6.||Mario Mosbock (Austria)||1,875,000||63|
|7.||Chris Brewer (USA)||1,720,000||57|
|8.||Kim Hyun SUP (South Korea)||1,680,000||56|
|9.||Alan Zhang (Australia)||1,575,000||53|
|10.||Yang Liu (China)||1,470,000||49|
Other notable stacks
|12.||Nick Petrangelo (USA)||1,340,000||45|
|15.||Michael Watson (Canada)||1,135,000||38|
|16.||Erik Seidel (USA)||1,060,000||35|
|18.||Michael Soyza (Malaysia)||980,000||33|
|20.||Stephen Chidwick (UK)||970,000||32|
|26.||Dan Smith (USA)||680,000||23|
Notable eliminated players
|35th||Sam Greenwood (Canada)||Nil|
|36th||Daniel Dvoress (Canada)||Nil|
|38th||Michael Rocco (USA)||Nil|
|40th||Jason Koon (USA)||Nil|
|41st||Michael Addamo (Australia)||Nil|
|53rd||Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland)||Nil|
|54th||Wiktor Malinowski (Poland)||Nil|
|60th||Fedor Holz (Germany)||Nil|
|61st||Tim Adams (Canada||Nil|
|62nd||Isaac Haxton (USA)||Nil|
|66th||Mikita Badziakouski (Belarus)||Nil|
|68th||Sam Grafton (UK)||Nil|
|74th||Adrian Mateos (Spain)||Nil|
|75th||Linus Loeliger (Switzerland)||Nil|
|81st||David Peters (USA)||Nil|
|90th||Justin Bonomo (USA)||Nil|
|94th||John Juanda (USA)||Nil|
|96th||Nacho Barbero (Argentina)||Nil|
Total prizepool: $4,150,000