Furkat Rakhimov Leads Triton London £100,000 Short Deck Main Event; Isaac Haxton Takes 2nd Place
The Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has begun and the first day of the event came underway after seven powerful plays. More than 90 entry slips were bought by spectators on the first day of the game. The Russian poker player Furkat Rakhimov is taking the lead after a powerful night of play at the first day of the event.
Rakhimov played with finesse, building his stack up and taking great spots with good hands. The Russian player brought down a pot that helped him become the chip leader of the event with a pair of queens against the ace-king of Robert Flink and king-jack of Ben Lamb.
Isaac Haxton took the second place and finished the eventful night with a nice stack of 1,906,000. Haxton is a professional poker player from the United States. The American played the game with no fear. Although he had some bad moments during the game, he was able to comport and get back up. It is essential to know that Haxton takes the No.14th place of the all-time money list with over $26 million in live cashes; he is one course to add another healthy cash for himself.
The partypoker professional Jason Koon makes the second day of the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event. Koon is one of the best Short Deck players in the world today having won two Triton Short Deck Events already: HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Short Deck Ante Only for $3,579,836 in Montenegro, and HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Short Deck Ante Only for $2,840,945 in Jeju.
Other players that won cash prizes at the first day of the event include 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), Timofey Kuznetsov (1,206,000), Mike Watson (1,178,000), and Stephen Chidwick (1,047,000).
There are other players with lots of prospects to win big cashes at the end of the 18th level – when the late registration comes to an end. A player can join the event until the end of the late registration, but he/she may be obligated to use all three of their 100,000 bullets during entering in the last stage of the late registration. Once the tournament attains the final 18, they will be timed, and all remaining players will receive ten 30-second time bank cards.
Yesterday, the second day started at 1 p.m. local time in the seventh level with a 6,000 ante and a 12,000 button ante. The short deck event starts with levels of 60 minutes in length, and there will be a 15-minute break at the end of every two levels. As for now, there are no dinner breaks, but this rule may change depending on the players.