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   Thursday, May 30 2024 
GuangDong Limited Asia Millions: The appointment of the Sharks

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) are certainly the most preferred tournaments in the world of poker but it didn’t prevented numerous stars to make a pass on the event to go in Macao for the GuangDong Limited Asia Millions in the new poker room of PokerStars at the City of Dreams Entertainment Resort. As reason, the Main Event promises this time more than that of the WSOP with its buy-in of $ HK1,000,000 (about $ 130,000). Consequently, numerous renowned players answered to the call following the example of Gus Hansen, Isaac Haxton, Bertrand “ElkY” Gropellier, Jonathan Duhamel, Philipp Gruissem, Dan Smith, Sorel Mizzi or John Juanda, to increase the field at 71 players with 54 rebuys, which generated a prizepool of $HK 119,375,000 ($ 15,403,226).

At the end of the day, 51 players succeeded to qualify for the Day 2 with Jonathan Duhamel as chipleader. It was necessary for him to use his two rebuys to finish at the head of the ranking with 6,080,000 chips at the end of the day, by aheading Isaac Haxton and his 5,658,000 chips. Among the survivors of the Day 2, we find also Sorel Mizzi, Joseph Cheong, JC Alvarado and Dan Smith at the top of the ranking, but other reputable players such as Gus Hansen, ElkY, John Juanda, Tobias Reinkemeier, Igor Kurganov, Greg Merson, Aaron Lim or Mike McDonald are always in the run for the title of this major poker tournament. The prizepool of $ 15,403,226 will be shared between the 8 best players of the tournament among which $ 4,464,516 for the winner and $ 3,161,290 for the runner-up. The players of the paid places will go back with a minimum gain of $ 774,193.

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