2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London

£100,000 Short Deck Main Event
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£100,000 Short Deck Main Event

Jour 1 terminé

Ike Haxton Bags Big as Furkat Rakhimov Leads Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante
Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

The first day of the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has come to an end after seven intense levels of play. A total of 91 entry slips were sold during the first day, and by night's end only 40 remained, with Furkat Rakhimov bagging the lead after an eventful last few hands of the night.

Rakhimov built a stack up throughout the day with patience, picking great spots with hands that were almost always ahead. He took down a pot at the end of the night that propelled him into the chip lead with a pair of queens against the ace-king of Robert Flink and king-jack of Ben Lamb. The Russian flopped a queen and never looked back, bagging the chip lead at the end of the night.

Right behind Rakhimov on the leaderboard is partypoker pro Isaac Haxton who finished the night with a healthy stack of 1,906,000. The American pro shot off like a rocket instantly after taking his seat and showed no fear when it came to gambling in pots. Haxton had some downs but managed to always swing his way back up even higher than before. Haxton currently sits 14th on the all-time money list with over $26 million in live cashes and is in a prime position to add another healthy cash to his resume.

Another partypoker pro to make the second day with a nice stack is Jason Koon who will be coming into Day 2 with 1,051,000 in chips. Koon is a Triton regular who has quickly been recognized as one of the best Short Deck players in the world having won two Triton Short Decks already. Those wins came in Montenegro in the HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only for $3,579,836, and in Jeju in the HK$1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only for $2,840,945. Both are Koon's largest scores to date.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

Many other well-known high rollers bagged up on Day 1 and that list includes Cary Katz (1,660,000), Triton London Main Event Champion Wai Kin Yong (1,355,000), French pro Rui Cao (1,289,000), Danny Tang (1,271,000), Daniel Dvoress (1,211,000), partypoker pro Timofey Kuznetsov (1,206,000), Canadian grinder Mike Watson (1,178,000), and Stephen Chidwick (1,047,000).

Some players still have bullets behind and will have to cash them in at the end of the eighth level when late registration closes. Any player may join up until that point but will be forced to use all three of their 100,000 bullets upon entering during the last level of late registration. A shot clock will be brought into play once the tournament reaches the final 18 and all remaining players will receive ten 30-second time bank cards.

Day 2 will start at 1 p.m. local time in the seventh level with a 6,000 ante and a 12,000 button ante. The tournament will continue with levels of 60 minutes in length and there will be a 15-minute break at the end of every two levels. No dinner break is scheduled as of yet but that is subject to change depending on the players. The plan for Day 2 is to play down until a final table before bagging up and headed into the third and final day of the Short Deck Main Event at Triton London.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the coverage throughout the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds!

Tags: Ben LambCary KatzDaniel DvoressDanny TangFurkat RakhimovIsaac HaxtonJason KoonMike WatsonRobert FlinkStephen ChidwickTimofey Kuznetsov

Seating Chart

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountyChip CountAntes
12Wai Leong ChanMalaysia1,255,000251
13Ben LambUnited States240,00048
15Michael SoyzaMalaysia408,00082
18Tom DwanUnited States993,000199
21Gabe PatgorskiUnited States551,000110
22Cary KatzUnited States1,660,000332
23Elton TsangHong Kong1,350,000270
27Wang JunChina1,125,000225
31Mike WatsonCanada1,178,000236
33Vivek RajkumarIndia90,00018
36Jason KoonUnited States1,051,000210
37Choon Tong SiowMalaysia739,000148
38Justin BonomoUnited States587,000117
51Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom1,047,000209
53Luc GreenwoodCanada979,000196
56Rui CaoFrance1,289,000258
57Furkat RakhimovRussia2,180,000436
61Romain ArnaudFrance1,050,000210
63Tan XuanChina1,541,000308
66Daniel DvoressCanada1,211,000242
67Paul PhuaMalaysia455,00091
68Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus535,000107
71Jesus CortesSpain100,00020
72Richard YongMalaysia543,000109
73Sam GreenwoodCanada1,025,000205
77Liang XuChina1,104,000221
78Esti WangChina235,00047
81Marius TorbergsenNorway235,00047
83Peter JettenCanada921,000184
86Bjorn LiHong Kong1,080,000214
87Qiang WangChina1,070,000214
88Wai Kin YongMalaysia1,355,000271
91Timogey KuznetsovRussia1,206,000241
96Chin Wei LimMalaysia381,00076
97Robert FlinkSweden1,143,000229
98Isaac HaxtonUnited States1,906,000381
102Ming Zhong LiuHong Kong407,00081
106Danny TangHong Kong1,271,000254
107Andrew RoblUnited States592,000118
108David BenefieldUnited States1,626,000325

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Furkat Rakhimov ru
Furkat Rakhimov
2,180,000 480,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
1,906,000 1,026,000
partypoker pro
WSOP 1X Winner
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
1,660,000 890,000
David Benefield us
David Benefield
1,626,000 1,001,000
Tan Xuan cn
Tan Xuan
1,541,000 441,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
1,355,000 365,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
1,350,000 1,080,000
Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
1,289,000 1,051,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
1,271,000 1,271,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Wai Leong Chan my
Wai Leong Chan
1,255,000 705,000
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
1,211,000 681,000
Timofey Kuznetsov ru
Timofey Kuznetsov
1,206,000 1,073,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
1,178,000 711,000
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 2X Winner
Robert Flink se
Robert Flink
1,143,000 283,000
Wang Jun cn
Wang Jun
1,125,000 705,000
Liang Xu cn
Liang Xu
1,104,000 649,000
Bjorn Li au
Bjorn Li
1,080,000 1,080,000
Qiang Wang cn
Qiang Wang
1,070,000 795,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
1,051,000 951,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Romain Arnaud fr
Romain Arnaud
1,050,000 1,050,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
1,047,000 577,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
1,025,000 880,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
993,000 673,000
Luc Greenwood ca
Luc Greenwood
979,000 468,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
921,000 575,000

Lire Plus

Play Has Concluded

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante

The first day in the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has now come to an end. Furkat Rakhimov is leading after seven levels of play with 1,580,000 in chips.

Full chip counts will be up shortly, along with a recap of the day.

Rakhimov Takes the Chip Lead from Flink

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante

Robert Flink opened to 30,000 with {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} from under the gun, Chin Wei Lim called in early position with {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, Furkat Rakhimov looked down at {q-Spades}{q-Hearts} and called, Gabe Patgorski limped with {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, and Ben Lamb moved all in for 128,000 from the button with {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. Flink instantly shoved his chip lead stack all in and everyone folded except Rakhimov who pushed in his 740,500 stack.

Ben Lamb: {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Furkat Rakhimov: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Robert Flink: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The flop came down {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, flopping top set for Rakhimov. A {k-Hearts} landed on the turn and Flink was now drawing dead. Lamb could still win but the {8-Clubs} river did not help his hand and he threw in another bullet.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Furkat Rakhimov ru
Furkat Rakhimov
1,700,000 988,000
Robert Flink se
Robert Flink
860,000 -837,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
100,000 -585,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Ben LambChin Wei LimFurkat RakhimovGabe PatgorskiRobert Flink

Two Pair for Xuan

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante

Tan Xuan raised to 35,000 from under the gun with {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and both Choon Tong Siow with {j-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Peter Jetten with {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} called.

The flop fell {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, and Xuan checked. Siow bet 65,000 and Jetten folded.

Xuan thought for a minute then called before the {k-Spades} hit the turn.

Xuan again checked, and Siow moved all in for 289,000.

Xuan quickly folded, and Siow moved up to 539,000.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Tan Xuan cn
Tan Xuan
1,100,000 -250,000
Choon Tong Siow my
Choon Tong Siow
539,000 170,000

Tags: Xuan TanTan XuanPeter JettenChoon Tong Siow

Phua Aces Fall to Rakhimov on the River

Niveau 7 : 0/0, 5,000 ante

Furkat Rakhimov limped from early position with pocket queens, Paul Phua pushed in a raise from the cutoff with aces and Rakhimove moved all in. Phua snap-called for his remaining 185,000 and the two tabled their hands.

Paul Phua: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Furkat Rakhimov: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The dealer fanned out {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} on the flop ad Phue was still in ahead with his bullets. A {k-Spades} fell as a turn card and Rakhimov could hit just a queen to take down the pot. The river was unfortunate for Phua as a {q-Clubs} completed the board, sending the whole pot to Rakhimov who rivered a full house.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Furkat Rakhimov ru
Furkat Rakhimov
712,000 -138,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Furkat RakhimovPaul Phua