Tournois Live 2
Event #1: $50,000 NLH 6-Handed

Tsang chipleader devant Ivey, YoH_Viral privé de Day 2

MattHansen • Niveau 10: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Elton Tsang

The opening day of Event #1: $50,000 6-Handed NLH is complete and Elton Tsang is the chip leader after 10 levels of play. The first event in the return of the Triton Poker Series drew 74 runners to Merit Crystal Hotel Resort and Casino, and 33 players bagged for the Day 2 finale at 1 p.m. local time tomorrow.

Sunday's play will once again be livestreamed by Triton Poker on YouTube and Twitch.

Following close behind Tsang is Phil Ivey, who built his stack early and kept pace with the top of the leaderboard throughout the day. Rounding out the top five are Artur Martirosian, Rob Yong, and Mikita Badziakouski.

Event #1: $50,000 6-Handed NLH Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Elton TsangHong Kong1,030,000103
2Phil IveyUnited States1,018,000102
3Artur MartirosianRussia946,00095
4Rob YongUnited Kingdom825,00083
5Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus711,00071
6Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom706,00071
7Daniel DvoressCanada614,00061
8Laszlo BujtasHungary602,00060
9Andras NemethHungary554,00055
10Mike WatsonCanada519,00052

Tsang is the chip leader thanks to a late run that saw him bust Danny Tang, Mike Watson, Barak Wisbrod, and Ali Imsirovic in the final levels of the evening on the featured table. Watson was among those to reenter and he quickly worked his way back into the top ten on the leaderboard.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Play will continue tomorrow at 1 p.m. Cyprus time in Level 11 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante. Returning players will receive an additional five time extensions, with five more given when players reach the final table.

The tournament will play down to a winner on Day 2. The Day 2 seat draw and the final prize pool will be posted at the start of play tomorrow when late registration closes.

Be sure to join the PokerNews team once again on Sunday for live action from the Triton Poker Special Edition at Merit Crystal Cove Resort and Casino.

Tags: Ali ImsirovicAndras NemethArtur MartirosianBarak WisbrodDaniel DvoressDanny TangElton TsangLaszlo BujtasMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiPhil IveyRob YongStephen Chidwick