The £100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event exceeded all expectations thus far, compiling 122 total entries on the first day alone. Only 59 of those entries made it through to the final day, and the number will increase as late registration is still open until the beginning of play for all of the players looking for a shot at the huge prize pool that is in the works.
Leading the way after ten levels of play is Tan Xuan who spun up over five times the initial starting stack and will be starting the day with 1,612,000 in chips. Second on the leaderboard is Canadian pro Timothy Adams with an overly healthy stack of 1,273,000. Adams has been on a heater as of late, cashing in every event so far in the Triton, London series for a total of over two million and is on the verge of adding another here in the main event.
Four pros, Matthias Eibinger (1,123,000), Michael Chi Zang (1,008,000), Sam Greenwood (911,000), and Mike Watson (869,000) all found a top ten stack headed into Day 2 of this event. Greenwood has almost $19 million in career earnings to date and over four million coming in Triton events. Greenwood's biggest triton cash came in this past May during the HK$ 750,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em - Ante Only for an outstanding $1,095,625 and he will be looking to secure a new personal best here in the main event.
£100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Kyle Carlston||United States||1,207,000||120|
|5||Michael Chi Zang||United Kingdom||1,008,000||100|
|6||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||994,000||99|
The prize pool and payouts of the event will be announced shortly after play has begun for the final day. All players will have until the start of today (level 11) to late register for the tournament and take a shot at the sure to be immense first place prize. Players will all receive an additional five time extension cards as soon as play commences on Day 2 and another five once the final table is set.
Day 2 will begin at 12 p.m. local time, resuming at blinds of 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante. Levels will remain 50-minute in length and there will be a 15-minute break after every two levels. A dinner break is not scheduled as of yet, but that is subject to change based on the players. The play will not halt until the winner is crowned and a trophy is given away.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action as the day unfolds, so stay tuned!