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Jonathan Duhamel leads stacked Day 1 of the GDAM

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jonathan Duhamel is the GDAM Day 1 chip leader
Jonathan Duhamel is the GDAM Day 1 chip leader

There aren’t many tournaments that could lure some of the biggest names in poker away from the World Series of Poker but that is exactly what the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions (GDAM) has managed to do.

Beginning earlier today at PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams in Macau, the GDAM Main Event saw 71 unique players pony up the HK$1,000,000 (Approx. US$130,000) buy-in. Each player was allowed two rebuys at any time regardless of their chip stack, and 35 unique players opted to take at least one of those rebuys, while many of them made two rebuys. In the end there were 54 total rebuys, which meant the prize pool weighed in at a massive HK$119,375,000 (US$15,403,226). That makes the GDAM Main Event the second largest tournament by prize pool outside of Las Vegas.

The top eight players will be guaranteed at least HK$6,000,000 (US$774,193) and the top six will be going home with at least US$1 million. The winner will of course pick up the grandest share of the prize pool, taking home an enormous HK$34,600,000 (US$4,464,516). The payout information can be found below.

PlacePrize (HKD)Prize (USD)
1$34,600,000$4,464,516
2$24,500,000$3,161,290
3$16,100,000$2,077,419
4$12,525,000$1,616,129
5$10,200,000$1,316,129
6$8,300,000$1,070,967
7$7,150,000$922,580
8$6,000,000$774,193

For some players the prize pool above means very little has they found themselves on the rail throughout Day 1 of the GDAM Main Event. Some of the players eliminated include poker superstars Erik Seidel, Mike Watson and Shaun Deeb. In the end 20 players were sent home on Day 1, meaning 51 will return for Day 2 action.

It was a brutal bust-out for Deeb as he got all his chips in holding {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs} on the river of {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs} board, meaning he had the nut flush. Unfortunately for Deeb his opponent JC Alvarado held {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, with the straight-flush sending Deeb home short of making Day 2.

Plenty of players were more fortunate than Deeb, one of those being 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel as he managed to finish up as the chip leader. Duhamel had a bit of a roller coaster day, first seeing his stack fall considerably, before steadying during the second half of the day. Duhamel utilized his two full rebuys on Day 1 and bagged up 6,080,000 in chips.

Trailing just behind Duhamel on the chip leader board is PokerStars Team Online Isaac Haxton. It was a similar day at the felt for Haxton as he also utilized two full rebuys before eventually finishing up with a stack of 5,658,000. Not too far behind Haxton and Duhamel include Sorel Mizzi, Joseph Cheong, JC Alvarado and Dan Smith.

Some of the other players who survived Day 1 of the GDAM Main Event, albeit with less chips than the above include Mike McDonald, Igor Kurganov, John Juanda, Aaron Lim, Tobias Reinkemeier and Gus Hansen, along with 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson and TeamPokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. Be sure to check out the full end-of-day chip counts and the Day 2 seating draw in the live reporting blog below.

All the Day 2 action is set to begin on tomorrow at 3.00 p.m. local time (12.00 a.m. PDT) and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be on the floor of PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams, bringing you all the thrills of the GDAM Main Event. Join us then poker fans!

Oznake: Jonathan Duhamel

Day 2 Seating Draw

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
11Ping San Chan3,500,000
12Anthony Tony Gregg2,541,000
13Thomas Mcdonald3,576,000
14Fenglei Qian5,075,000
15Anson Yan Shing Tsang3,892,000
17Sven Niklas Heinecker1,550,000
18Sorel Mizzi5,649,000
    
21Stanley Chin Fai Choi1,351,000
22Zheng Tang3,224,000
23Jeff Rossiter1,234,000
24Jonathan Duhamel6,080,000
26Kejing Tang2,827,000
27Tom Hall2,834,000
28Rono Lo3,442,000
    
31Philipp Gruissem1,568,000
32Liang Yu2,995,000
33David Steicke2,062,000
35Dan Smith3,618,000
36Keith Gipson780,000
37Ying Wu1,549,000
38Tom Hu611,000
    
41Di Dang4,104,000
42Gus Hansen1,756,000
43Richard Seng Cheng Yong2,597,000
44Vladimir Troyanovskiy2,256,000
45Yat Wai Cheng606,000
46Nick Cho Fai Wong1,468,000
47Pratyush Buddiga2,412,000
    
51John Juanda2,498,000
52Brian Powell1,366,000
54Lap Kay Chan1,567,000
55Devan Ying Seng Tang890,000
56Winfred Yu1,156,000
57Aaron Lim2,325,000
58Kyle Cheong785,000
    
61Mike McDonald2,923,000
62Jonathan Godfrey870,000
63Max Altergott3,174,000
64Igor Kurganov2,837,000
65Guanfei Zhu1,741,000
66Fabian Quoss1,599,000
67Isaac Haxton5,658,000
68Feng Wang1,712,000
    
71Tore Lukashaugen2,756,000
72Tobias Reinkemeier2,305,000
73JC Alvarado3,787,000
74Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier1,737,000
75Wei Seng Phua9400,00
76Chunlei Zhou1,642,000
77Joseph Cheong4,052,000
78Greg Merson1,567,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (v celoti)

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 6,080,000 1,480,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 5,658,000 158,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 5,649,000 949,000
Fenglei Qian
Fenglei Qian
5,075,000 4,075,000
Di Dang
Di Dang
4,104,000 3,104,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 4,052,000 1,252,000
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
hk 3,892,000 -8,000
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
mx 3,787,000 -213,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 3,618,000 118,000
Thomas McDonald
Thomas McDonald
3,576,000 976,000
Ping San Chan mo
Ping San Chan
mo 3,500,000 3,500,000
Rono Lo ru
Rono Lo
ru 3,442,000 -2,058,000
Zheng Tang
Zheng Tang
3,224,000 2,224,000
Max Altergott de
Max Altergott
de 3,174,000 2,174,000
Liang Yu cn
Liang Yu
cn 2,995,000 1,995,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 2,923,000 1,623,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 2,837,000 -163,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 2,834,000 634,000
Kejing Tang
Kejing Tang
2,827,000 1,827,000
Tore Lukashaugen no
Tore Lukashaugen
no 2,756,000 1,756,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my 2,597,000
Anthony Gregg us
Anthony Gregg
us 2,541,000 2,541,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 2,498,000 648,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
us 2,412,000 -1,088,000
Aaron Lim au
Aaron Lim
au 2,325,000 425,000

Preberi vse

Ike the Likely Leader

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

With the tables currently playing their last hands, we can tell you that it is looking like PokerStars Team Online Isaac Haxton will be the chip leader, having a stack nearing 6 million in chips. Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel is also among the big stacks.

Oznake: Isaac Haxton

Five More Hands

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The call has been made for just five more hands before calling it a night. Be sure to stay tuned for any late big hands and bust-outs and to find out who survives the night.

Cheong Gets What he Needs

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Young Australian Kyle Cheong was left crippled just a short while ago, but has now managed to pick up a much-needed double up late here in the day. The hand started with Cheong jamming for around 400,000 from middle position. Folded to Greg Merson on the button and he would move all in for his stack of more than 1.5 million in chips. The rest of the table was out of the way and the two players had turned their hands over.

Merson: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Cheong: {a-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Cheong would need some help to stay alive and that help would come on the river of a {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{a-Hearts} board. Cheong is now doing much better with around 20 big blinds, while Merson is still doing fine with more than 1 million in chips.

Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 1,300,000 -200,000
Kyle Cheong
Kyle Cheong
800,000 500,000

Oznake: Greg Merson

Prize Pool and Payouts

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The numbers are finally in! A total field of 71 players and 54 rebuys means that a HK$119,375,000 (US$15,403,226) prize pool was created. The top eight players will be guaranteed at least HK$6,000,000 (US$774,193) and the top six will be going home with at least US$1 million. The winner will of course pick up the grandest share of the prize pool, taking home an enormous HK$34,600,000 (US$4,464,516). Check out the full prize pool below.

PlacePrize (HKD)Prize (USD)
1$34,600,000$4,464,516
2$24,500,000$3,161,290
3$16,100,000$2,077,419
4$12,525,000$1,616,129
5$10,200,000$1,316,129
6$8,300,000$1,070,967
7$7,150,000$922,580
8$6,000,000$774,193

The Rebuy Players

• Nivo 7: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Below is a list of the players who opted to rebuy during the day. As you can see, some players decided to utilize both their rebuys, while some didn't rebuy at all. In fact, of the 71 entrants, there were 35 unique players who used at least one rebuy.

PlayerRebuys
Fabian Quoss2
Di Dang2
Winfred Yu2
Daniel Smith2
Wei Seng Phua2
Isaac 'Ike' Haxton2
Stanley Chin Fai Choi2
Peter Ping San Chan2
Tobias Reinkemeier2
Liang Yu2
Jonathan Duhamel2
Gustav Hansen2
Ying Wu2
Fenglei Qian2
Igor Kurganov2
Michael Mcdonald2
Chunlei Zhou2
Philipp Gruissem2
Anthony Tony Gregg2
Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier1
Richard Seng Cheng Yong1
Juan Carlos Alvarado1
Feng Wang1
Rono Shing Fung Lo1
Xinzheng Xu1
Sven Niklas Heinecker1
Michael Watson1
Sorel Mizzi1
Mikael Thuritz1
Anson Yan Shing Tsang1
Yue Tang1
Shaun Deeb1
Hai San Lin1
Max Altergott1
Gregory Merson1