HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD
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HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD
Dia 1 Concluído

Yan, Kitai, Astedt, Watson, and Parssinen at Final Table of the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event

Jaxon • Nível 39: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Davidi Kitai
Davidi Kitai

The HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event was the highlight of the High Roller Week festival at GGPoker and it didn't disappoint with some of the biggest names in poker joining in on the action.

The $5 million guarantee slapped on this two-day event was smashed with the tournament attracting 581 entrants including 356 re-entries to generate a $5,810,000 prize pool.

New Zealand's David Yan virtually bagged the chip lead with a stack of 10,941,325. Yan was near the top of the chip counts most of the day.

While Yan isn't the only big name that will appear at the final table when the action resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. GMT as many other well-known players are still in contention including Davidi Kitai, Niklas Astedt, Michael Watson, Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov, Eelis Parssinen, and Aleks Ponakovs.

Parssinen's appearance at the final table is especially impressive as he was also battling it out at the final table in a similar event last week when he took second place in the HRW 2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ featuring a $3 million guarantee for $472,222.

HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Final Table Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1David YanNew Zealand10,941,32544
2Davidi KitaiBelgium9,848,76439
3Niklas AstedtSweden8,968,54136
4Andrii "Brahman33" NovakUkraine7,428,83230
5Michael WatsonCanada6,283,91025
6Aleksei "JokerFace" BarkovRussia4,382,66018
7Sergei "iplaytooslow" DenisovRussia4,368,47617
8Eelis ParssinenFinland3,220,39813
9Aleks PonakovsLatvia2,657,60411

Day 1 Action

Day 1 took just under 11 hours to go from a field of 581 entrants down to a tidy nine-max final table.

GGPoker Ambassadors Felipe Ramos and Fedor Holz were both in action. Ramos was eliminated before late registration was closed and opted not to re-enter while it took Holz four bullets to make it through late registration but he failed to cash.

Boxing legend Riddick Bowe called out Dan Bilzerian on Twitter before the start of the match. The two-time heavyweight champion never got the chance. Bilzerian sat out for the first 100 minutes of the event and Bowe hit the rail before Bilzerian began to play hands.

Despite blinding off in the beginning, Bilzerian chipped up as soon as he began playing hands but opted not to re-enter the tournament after losing his chips during the late-registration window.

The top 60 players were in the money for at least a min-cash of $25,556 after the elimination of Jimmy "KOBE_BRYANT8" Guerrero in 61st place.

Among the players to cash but unable to advance to the final table included Timothy Adams, Dan Smith, Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich, Samuel Vousden, Rui Ferreira, Anatoly Filatov, and Dan "oiltrader" Shak.

One of the biggest hands of the day took place near the end of the day when Yan, holding king-jack, managed to hit a straight to oust both George Wolff in 11th place with jacks and "Valderrama" in 12th place with tens.

Shortly after, Astedt sent Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan packing short of the final table in 10th place when his tens held against sixes.

HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Final Table Payouts

The action will resume at 6 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, Nov. 17 with each of the nine final tablists guaranteed at least a six-figure payout of $161,097 with their eyes on the $726,839 top prize.

PlacePrize
1$726,839
2$602,066
3$498,713
4$413,101
5$342,187
6$283,445
7$234,787
8$194,482
9$161,097

Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the conclusion on Tuesday of the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event.

HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Final Table
HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Final Table

Tags: Aleks PonakovsAnatoly FilatovDan BilzerianDan SmithDavidi KitaiFedor HolzFelipe RamosGeorge WolffMichael WatsonNiklas AstedtRiddick BoweRui FerreiraSamuel VousdenTimothy Adams

Final Chip Counts

Jaxon • Nível 39: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1David YanNew Zealand10,941,32544
2Davidi KitaiBelgium9,848,76439
3Niklas AstedtSweden8,968,54136
4Andrii "Brahman33" NovakUkraine7,428,83230
5Michael WatsonCanada6,283,91025
6Aleksei "JokerFace" BarkovRussia4,382,66018
7Sergei "iplaytooslow" DenisovRussia4,368,47617
8Eelis ParssinenFinland3,220,39813
9Aleks PonakovsLatvia2,657,60411
David Yan nz 10,941,325 241,325
Davidi Kitai be 9,848,764 555,000
Niklas Astedt se 8,968,541
Andrii "Brahman33" Novak ua 7,428,832 -779,500
Mike Watson ca 6,283,910 4,187,245
Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov ru 4,382,660 2,025,010
Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov RU 4,368,476 -860,000
Eelis Parssinen fi 3,220,398 -1,500,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv 2,657,604 -305,000

Action Concludes on Day 1 After Conan Bubbles Final Table

Jaxon • Nível 39: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante

The action is now completed for the day after the elimination of Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan.

Conan got it in with {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} against the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} held by Niklas Astedt.

The {k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} ran out on the board and Conan hit the rail in 10th place short of the final table.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the final table chip counts and the recap of Day 1 of the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event at GGPoker.

Niklas Astedt se 8,968,541 1,931,218
Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan fr Eliminado

Final Table Bubble After Yan Knocks Out Two Players

Jaxon • Nível 39: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante

David Yan just hit yahtzee.

Yan opened the cutoff for 2.2 million. George Wolff jammed for 3.5 million from the button. "Valderrama" called off for 3.3 million in the big blind and Yan, who barely had them both covered, called.

David Yan: {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}
George Wolff: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Valderrama: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

"Valderrama" hit a set on the {q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop but Yan nailed a straight after the {9-Spades} landed on the turn. The {3-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Yan eliminated two opponents.

The action was hand-for-hand with 10 players remaining after the completion of this hand.

David Yan nz 10,700,000 4,821,936
George Wolff us Eliminado
Valderrama EC Eliminado

Chip Counts

Jaxon • Nível 39: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Davidi Kitai be 9,293,764
Andrii "Brahman33" Novak ua 8,208,332 1,403,300
Niklas Astedt se 7,037,323 400,000
David Yan nz 5,878,064 -247,500
Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov RU 5,228,476 -132,212
Eelis Parssinen fi 4,720,398 -1,022,490
George Wolff us 4,136,052 1,327,500
Valderrama EC 3,414,164 -1,097,500
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv 2,962,604 1,249,712
Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan fr 2,766,218 -877,500
Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov ru 2,357,650 -1,744,000
Mike Watson ca 2,096,665 -697,790
Nível:
39
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
30,000

Astedt Sends Ylitalo Packing

Jaxon • Nível 38: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Davidi Kitai min-raised from under the gun for 400,000. Niklas Astedt three-bet jammed for 3.8 million from the small blind. Robin "porty27" Ylitalo called off for 2 million and Kitai folded.

Robin "porty27" Ylitalo: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Niklas Astedt: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

Astedt's pocket rockets held with the {q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{k-Spades} running out on the board to eliminate Ylitalo in 13th place.

Davidi Kitai be 9,293,764 784,000
Niklas Astedt se 6,637,323 3,033,146
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo se Eliminado

Chip Counts to Start Level 38

Jaxon • Nível 38: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Davidi Kitai be 8,509,764 1,599,125
Andrii "Brahman33" Novak ua 6,805,032 1,197,200
David Yan nz 6,125,564 1,668,476
Eelis Parssinen fi 5,742,888 -98,010
Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov RU 5,360,688 -988,000
Valderrama EC 4,511,664 -317,500
Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov ru 4,101,650 -1,069,625
Arthur "meiiYunqi" Conan fr 3,643,718 398,000
Niklas Astedt se 3,604,177 -2,747,323
George Wolff us 2,808,552 1,704,276
Mike Watson ca 2,794,455 -30,000
Robin "porty27" Ylitalo se 2,378,147 1,042,824
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv 1,712,892 -460,000
Nível:
38
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000