Isaac Haxton Leads PCA $100k Super High Roller After Day 1

Published on January 5th, 2012 10:35 pm EST

Isaac Haxton looking good at the PCA 2012The first day of the PCA (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) $100k Super High Roller wrapped up just a few minutes ago.

Isaac Haxton had an exceptionally good day on Thursday, finishing the first day of play with 1.24 million in chips, which is good for the tournament chip lead. Haxton rose to prominence in the poker world nearly five years ago after taking second place in the 2007 PCA main event.

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has the second largest chip stack heading into Day 2, as he managed to finish today with 875k in chips despite getting very little sleep over the past few nights. Blom will surely be well-rested when Day 2 gets underway on Friday afternoon.

Erik Seidel, who completely dominated High Roller events all across the globe in 2011, finished Day 3 third in chips (753k). Can Seidel’s ridiculous 2011 run spill over into 2012? So far, so good.

Jonathan Duhamel, who was the victim of a home invasion/robbery in December, has rebounded nicely and is currently sitting 4th in chips (729k) heading into Day 2.

Here are the official End-of-Day chip counts, courtesy of

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

32 players turned out for the Super High Roller event this year. The top five spots will pay, with the eventual winner taking home $1,254,400.



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