Stars in Attendance
The Super High Roller Bowl China Main Event is well now underway, with players having paid HKD2.1 million (approx. US$270,000) to enter. The prize-pool is guaranteed at HKD100 million (approx. US$12.7 million). Among those who have entered the event are GPI’s number one rated player Adrian Mateos Diaz, Sergio Aido, Stephen Chidwick, Timofey Kuznetsov, Isaac Haxton, Chris Vogelsang, Erik Seidel, David Peters, Daniel Cates and Sam Greenwood.
Also in attendance are Patrick Antonius and Phil Ivey. The Finnish star has been mostly out of the spotlight in recent years, but after taking down the Partypoker Super High Roller event in Rozvadov a few weeks back he seems keen to get involved in more high stakes tournament action.
Antonius finds himself sat next to the imposing figure of Phil Ivey, who hinted at a return to the tournament tables in 2018 and has finally taken a seat at a major event this year.
Isaac Haxton Chip leader
At the end of the first day of the Super High Roller Bowl, Isaac Haxton has risen to the top of the chip counts and sits with 11,170,000. Heading up the chasing pack are Adrian Mateos with 8,660,000, Kahle Burns with 7,750,000 and Daniel Cates with 7,635,000.
There were 58 entries in total, and there will be 27 hopefuls returning for day 2. Phil Ivey is no longer in contention, but there are plenty of big names still gunning for this title as we head into the second day.
Chip Counts at the end of Day1
Isaac Haxton (USA) 11,170,000
Justin Bonomo (USA) 8,895,000
Adrian Mateos (Spain) 8,660,000
Kahle Burns (Australia) 7,750,000
Daniel Cates (USA) 7,635,000
Dan Smith (USA) 7,070,000
David Peters (USA) 5,550,000
Erik Seidel (USA) 5,085,000
Jason Koon (USA) 4,545,000
Patrik Antonius (Finland) 4,465,000
Daniel Divoress (Canada) 4,080,000
Sergio Aido (Spain) 3,965,000
Rainer Kempe (Germany) 3,860,000
Steffen Sontheimer (Germany) 3,835,000
Dominik Nitsche (Germany) 3,285,000
Stephen Chidwick (UK) 3,240,000
Fedor Holz (Germany) 2,570,000
Yong Wai Kin (Malaysia) 2,500,000
Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) 2,315,000
Stanley Choi (Hong Kong) 2,280,000
Steve O’Dwyer (USA) 2,235,000
Brynn Kenney (USA) 2,210,000
Sam Greenwood (Canada) 1,825,000
Bjorn Li (Hong Kong) 1,765,000
Huang Shan (China) 1,568,000
Alex Foxen (USA) 1,010,000
Qiao Shuai (China) 590,000
More to come
In addition to this huge event there is also the Super High Roller Mini Cup event (HKD9,900) to be contested, which begins tomorrow, and three Super High Roller 1-day event (HKD840,000). The 22nd will see the Super High Roller Bowl conclude during its third day of action.
The festival features a total of 10 side events.
Article by Craig Bradshaw