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Triton Poker Vietnam 2023: $15,000 No Limit Hold’Em Eight-Handed Day 1 leaderboard, payouts, prizemoney

Latvia’s Aleksejs Ponakovs leads the $15,000 No Limit Hold’Em Eight-Handed event after Day 1 at the Vietnam Triton Poker Super High Roller Series.

Ponakovs enjoys a narrow lead over Argentinian veteran Nacho Barbero in another record field of 172 entrants, while other notable players in the top five include Michael Watson and Linus Loeliger.

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With 37 players remaining and 23 places paying a total prize pool of $2.58 million, several stars have short stacks, including Stephen Chidwick, Steve O’Dwyer, Adrian Mateos, and Sam Greenwood.

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A swag of big names has already been eliminated from the event, including Jason Koon, Michael Addamo, Erik Seidel, Isaac Haxton, Fedor Holz, and Patrik Antonius.

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$15,000 No Limit Hold’Em Eight-Handed leaderboard after Day 1

Field remaining: 37/172

Places paid: 23

Average stack: 943,000 (31BBs)

Blind level at end of day: 15k/30k/30k

Place Name/Country Chips BBs
1. Aleksejs Ponakovs (Latvia) 2,385,000 80
2. Nacho Barbero (Argentina) 2,240,000 75
3. Tan Xuan (China) 2,170,000 74
4. Linus Loeliger (Switzerland) 2,140,000 71
5. Michael Watson (Canada) 1,550,000 52
6. Artur Martirosian (Russia) 1,395,000 47
7. John So (Hong Kong) 1,300,000 43
8. Phachara Wongwichit (Thailand) 1,245,000 42
9. Le van Dien (China) 1,215,000 41
10. Kim Hyun SUP (South Korea) 1,200,000 40

Other notable stacks

Place Name/Country Chips BBs
25. Stephen Chidwick (UK) 640,000 21
28. Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland) 500,000 17
33. Adrian Mateos (Spain) 355,000 12
37. Sam Greenwood (Canada) 100,000 3

Notable eliminated players

Finish position Name/Country Prizemoney
44th Daniel Dvoress (Canada) Nil
45th Erik Seidel (USA) Nil
56th Isaac Haxton (USA) Nil
67th Michael Rocco (USA) Nil
74th Jason Koon (USA) Nil
75th Fedor Holz (Germany) Nil
84th Nick Petrangelo (USA) Nil
83rd David Peters (USA) Nil
89th Patrik Antonius (Finland) Nil
90th Jonathan Jaffe (USA) Nil
93rd Mikita Badziakouski (Belarus) Nil
94th Sam Grafton (UK) Nil
96th Michael Soyza (Malaysia) Nil
103rd Wiktor Malinowski (Poland) Nil
106th Dan Smith (USA) Nil
108th Timothy Adams (Canada) Nil
109th Chris Brewer (USA) Nil
113th Michael Addamo (Australia) Nil

Total prizepool: $2,580,000

Position Prizemoney
Champion $600,000
2nd $406,000
3rd $271,000
4th $222,000
5th $178,000
6th $138,000
7th $102,100
8th $75,000
9th $60,000
10th-11th $50,300
12th-13th $43,900
14th-15th $39,900
16th-17th $36,100
18th-20th $32,500
21st-23rd $30,000


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