$100,000 Super High Roller



$100,000 Super High Roller
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Sam Greenwood Leads Day 1 of $100,000 Super High Roller

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Sam Greenwood leads
Sam Greenwood leads

Day 1 of the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller is officially in the books. After eight full levels of play, Sam Greenwood emerged as the chip leader heading into Day 2 with 1.073 million in chips.

During Day 1 play, Greenwood amassed a vast majority of his chips by besting pocket kings with pocket aces not once, but twice. The first of these two confrontations occurred against Scott Seiver and resulted in the 2013 PCA Super High Roller champion making his way to the cage to reenter. Greenwood vaulted near the chip lead with this pot and never relented as the day progressed. Then toward the end of Level 7, Greenwood engaged in a preflop pot against Byron Kaverman where he once again held bullets against his opponent's cowboys. Kaverman was eliminated from play and Greenwood added to his chip lead, boosting his stack over 900,000.

While Greenwood bagged up the biggest stack of the day, his road to success is littered with obstacles in the form of the most elite poker players in the world. EPT champion and 2014 PCA Main Event runner-up Mike McDonald finished the day second in chips with 749,000, and Andrew Robl rounded out the top three with 734,000.

Other notable faces to take sizable stacks onto Day 2 include Christoph Vogelsang (697,000), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (637,000) Bryn Kenney (626,000), Sorel Mizzi (577,500), Erik Seidel (546,000), Justin Bonomo (511,000), and Keith Lehr (501,000).

Team PokerStars Pro had a fair showing throughout the day was well with Jason Mercier (540,000), Daniel Negreanu (303,000), and Isaac Haxton (275,500) each moving onto Day 2. Vanessa Selbst was the only member of Team PokerStars Pro to be eliminated, falling from play late in the day.

Day 1 drew a grand total of 61 entries, with 48 unique entrants and 13 reentries. Dan Shak re-entered twice and was eliminated from play twice. Bill Perkins is still thriving on his third bullet, with other players such as McDonald, Seiver, Cary Katz, and Daniel Colman taking advantage of the reentry option. Registration will remain open until the start of Day 2, meaning that this number is likely to increase before a final number and prize pool are announced.

Despite this being one of the largest buy-in tournaments of the year, the day was certainly filled with several light-hearted moments. As expected, the players engaged in a rousing game of "Lodden Thinks" to help pass the time when not involved in hands. On top of that, a few high stakes prop bets were issued to McDonald throughout the day. First off, Perkins bet McDonald that he could not complete 300 air squats during a one-hour period (one level). McDonald proved him wrong and won the prize.

Here's a video with McDonald discussing the air-squat prop bet:

Unfortunately for McDonald, a few hours later, he failed at completing the necessary 350 push-ups in one hour to pocket another big payday. The EPT Season 4 Dortmund Main Event champion came close, however, clocking in a final number of 323.

Play will resume at 12 p.m. local time on Wednesday, where the super high rollers will return to the felt with the mission of making the prestigious final table. As always, be sure to keep your browsers locked to PokerNews for all of the latest live updates from the floor.

Oznake: Sam Greenwood

End-of-Day Chip Counts (v celoti)

[user139916] • Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 1,073,000 93,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 749,000 -31,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 734,000 271,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 697,500 27,500
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 683,000 13,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
ru 637,000 309,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 626,000 328,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 577,500 185,500
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 546,500 286,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 540,000 20,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 511,000 -65,000
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 501,000 84,000
Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 479,000 -36,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 470,500 306,500
Zach Hyman US
Zach Hyman
US 462,000 -165,500
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 434,000 24,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 370,500 370,500
David Peters us
David Peters
us 365,000 -113,000
Dani Stern us
Dani Stern
us 348,500 103,500
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 337,500 -12,500
Zhou Zhou cn
Zhou Zhou
cn 332,000 25,500
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 324,000 324,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 318,000 -136,000
Roger Sippl US
Roger Sippl
US 317,500 65,500
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 303,000 -17,000

Preberi vse

Bill Perkins Talks Giving to Charity and Betting Against Mike McDonald

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Bill Perkins is a regular in the Super High Roller tournaments, and as a successful businessman the pressure of an event like this is very different from his daily life. Perkins loves the game of poker and we caught up with him to talk about giving to charity, and the prop bet he lost to Mike McDonald.

Oznake: Bill PerkinsMike McDonald

Greenwood Takes From Negreanu

[user139916] • Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Sam Greenwood raised to 12,000 in the hijack, Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 35,000 in the cutoff, Greenwood four-bet to 85,000 and Negreanu called.

The {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop was checked by both players, landing the {2-Clubs} turn. Greenwood checked to Negreanu who bet 92,000, which Greenwood called. The {4-Hearts} river was also checked by both players and Greenwood tabled {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a pair of tens.

Negreanu mucked, giving Greenwood the pot.

Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
ca 980,000 155,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 320,000 -180,000

Oznake: Daniel NegreanuSam Greenwood

Chadha Takes Out Chidwick

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Action folded over to Carlos Chadha on the button who put out a raise. Stephen Chidwick was in the small blind and he moved forward a three-bet to 32,000. Jason Mercier folded his big blind and Chadha came back over the top with a four-bet to 56,000. Chidwick called and the two saw a flop.

The dealer fanned {J-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs} on the felt and Chidwick checked to the aggressor. Chadha continued out for 40,000, Chidwick called, and the {K-Clubs} hit the felt on the turn. Chidwick checked for a second time and this time Chadha followed along. The {3-Hearts} finished the board and Chidwick announced all in for his last 182,000. Chadha instantly called, showing {A-Spades}{5-Spades} for the wheel. Chidwick tabled {K-Spades}{J-Spades} for top two before his cards were pulled into the muck. Chadha took down the pot and now has about 670,000 to his name.

Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 670,000 315,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb Izpadel

Oznake: Carlos ChadhaStephen Chidwick

Mike McDonald Talks About Doing 300 Air Squats for $10,000

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

During the $100,000 Super High Roller we saw Mike McDonald do 300 air squats to beat Bill Perkins out of $10,000 and we got the story. McDonald also told us a lot about his other big strength, as he claims to be able to do 400 pull ups in one hour as well.

Oznake: Mike McDonaldBill Perkins

Vogelsang Bests Schemion

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Christoph Vogelsang and Ole Schemion looked down at a completed board of {2-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}. With about 60,000 already in the middle, Vogelsang checked over to Schemion who fired out a final bet of 35,000. Vogelsang quickly called and Schemion rolled over {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for a mere seven-high. Schemion tabled the winning {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and was awarded the pot.

With this pick up, Schemion's stack is up to about 670,000.

Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 670,000 175,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 130,000 68,000

Oznake: Christoph VogelsangOle Schemion

New Years Resolutions with Jason Koon

• Nivo 8: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

High stakes regular Jason Koon is not only very successful on the poker table, he's also one of the fittest pros in the world. As we are a week into the new year we found it fitting to ask Koon for some advice on how to stick to those New Years resolutions of living a healthier life.

Oznake: Jason Koon