Isaac Haxton leads PCA $100k Super High Roller

Isaac Haxton leads PCA $100k Super High Roller

Friday, 6 January 2012

The PCA has begun with 30 players paying up $100,000 to enter the Super High Roller – the first major poker tournament of the year, and a big one to boot. In total, the prize pool swelled to $3,136,000 after Bill Perkins and Jonathan Duhamel re-bought for another $98,500.

It was Duhamel’s re-entry that propelled Isaac Haxton to the chip lead in Level 2. Duhamel cold 4-bet over a Viktor Blom raise and a Haxton 3-bet. Ike then put in a 5-bet and called Duhamel’s shove: we were off to the races with Haxton’s Q-Q holding against A-K.

Duhamel’s extra $98,500 might prove to be a good investment though – he sits fourth in chips behind Haxton, Blom and Erik Seidel. Defending champion Eugene Katchalov will not be going back-to-back; he called a Yevgeniy Timoshenko 4-bet with A-J and was way behind against K-K, which held up to bust him out.

Isaac Haxton 1,240,000
Viktor Blom 875,000
Erik Seidel 753,000
Jonathan Duhamel 729,000
Humberto Brenes 609,000
Mike McDonald 577,000
Jason Mercier 514,000
Chance Kornuth 444,000
Galen Hall 380,000
Scott Seiver 365,000
Daniel Negreanu 346,000
Sam Stein 344,000
Dan Shak 182,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 174,000
Will Molson 164,000
Tom Marchese 158,000
Bertrand Grospellier 112,000
David Sands 47,000

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