Duhamel heads Macau High Roller
Thursday, 6 June 2013
ISPT Wembley and the World Series of Poker aren't the only tournaments awarding megabucks at the moment. Plenty of high rollers have swerved those big events and headed to Macau instead for the PokerStars GuangDong Limited Asia Millions.
71 players took to the tables in the $119,000 buy-in tournaments with early bust outs able to re-enter twice. All told, there were a total of 54 rebuys which took the prize pool up to a massive $15.4m.
The man leading the charge for the $4.47m first prize is former WSOP Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel (6,080,000) followed by Ike Haxton (5,658,000) and Sorel Mizzi (5,649,000). Other big names vying with a number of deep-pocketed Chinese businessmen for the massive payday include Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier (1,737,000), Gus Hansen (1,756,000), John Juanda (2,498,000), Joseph Cheong (4,052,000) and reigning World Champion Greg Merson (1,567,000).
British hopes rest with Tom McDonald and Tom Hall who lie in 10th and 18th on 3,576,000 and 2,834,000 respectively. 8 of the 51 survivors will make the money with the min cash set at $774,194.
1. Jonathan Duhamel (Canada) -- 6,080,000
2. Isaac 'Ike' Haxton (Malta) -- 5,658,000
3. Sorel Mizzi (Canada) -- 5,649,000
4. Fenglei Qian (China) -- 5,075,000
5. Di Dang (USA) -- 4,104,000
6. Joseph Cheong (USA) -- 4,052,000
7. Anson Tsang (China) -- 3,892,000
8. JC Alvarado (Mexico) -- 3,787,000
9. Daniel Smith (Canada) -- 3,618,000
10. Thomas Mcdonald (UK) -- 3,576,000