Triton £100k Main Event Sees 122 Entries On Day One!

You might think that after £1.05million, £50k and £25k buy-in events across the past four days, Triton Poker might give the players a day off, but instead the start of the £100k Main Event filled the Sunday evening – with a whopping 122 entries by the end of day one!

By: Andrew Burnett

While Aaron Zang and Bryn Kenney were quietly recovering from their epic showdown in the Triton Million, and Charlie Carrel and Linus Loeliger were celebrating wins in the £50k and £25k events respectively, the Main Event got underway, all four men joining the fun later in the day.

Justin Bonomo was in there as well, his number one spot on the all-time list falling to Kenney the previous night, and things didn’t get any better for the 33-year old Virginia-born pro when he got it all-in pre-flop against Tan Xuan…

Bonomo: A♦ K♠
Xuan: J♥ J♦
Board: 9♥ 6♣ 2♥ 2♣ 6♥

Dan Smith, who finished 3rd in the £1.05million buy-in charity event the previous day for a £7.2million cash, continued to shine, a three-way all-in one of the highlights of the day…

Smith: 6♥ 6♦
Vogelsang: 9♠ 9♦
Antonius: 10♠ 10♦

Flop: 6♣ 5♠ 4♠

By the time the players were done betting, we had a 3-way all-in, Vogelsang and Smith at risk…

Turn: 4♦
River: 5♦

A huge pot for Smith, and Vogelsang - like Bonomo and a few others including Charlie Carrel - would re-buy, boosting the prizepool even further, the Triton Poker team eventually having to re-think their limit on registration…

partypoker’s quartet of Holz, Koon, Kuznetsov and Badziakouski are all in the field, but chip leader at the end of day one was China’s Tan Xuan, Bonomo’s conqueror also disposing of Charlie Carrel in a reverse of that hand seen above…

Xuan: A♥ K♥     
Carrel: J♠ J♦

Board: A♣ 7♣ 3♠ 6♥ 8♣

Day 1 chip counts top ten:

1 Tan Xuan 1,612,000
2 Timothy Adams 1,273,000
3 Kyle Carlston 1,207,000
4 Matthias Eibinger 1,123,000
5 Michael Chi Zhang 1,008,000
6 Elior Sion 994,000
7 Sam Greenwood 911,000
8 Liang Xu 874,000
9 Louis Nyberg 870,000
10 Mike Watson 869,000



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