Negreanu Takes Massive Chip Lead Into Day 2

Published on May 28th, 2018 8:35 am EST

The Super High Roller Bowl 2018 at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.  Night shot and logo.Vegas Golden Knights super-fan Daniel Negreanu is almost certainly going to miss Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs later today, as he will enter Day 2 of the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl as the dominant chip leader.

While the Vegas Golden Knights got ready to host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals later today, Daniel Negreanu will be attempting to build on his chip lead in the Super High Roller Bowl.

Day 1 of the tournament went exceptionally well for Negreanu, as he managed to build himself a chip stack of over 1.6 million in chips. The next closest player, Jason Koon, finished Day 1 with less than a million.

Negreanu had his game face on during Sunday's session. Doug Polk, who has clashed with Negreanu publicly in the past, was seated directly next to Negreanu for most of the day. Negreanu maintained his focus, abandoning his traditional table chat in favor of a more focused demeanor.


48 players paid the $300,000 buy-in to participate in this event. Of those 48 players, 31 are left heading into Day 2 on Monday.

Here are some of the names that fell on Day 1:

Tom Marchese
Doug Polk
Phil Hellmuth
Isaac Haxton

Phil Ivey, Bill Perkins and Christoph Vogelsang made it through to Day 2, though all three men will be short-stacked when play resumes on Monday afternoon.


Here are the top five chip stacks heading into Monday:

Daniel Negreanu, 1,618,000
Jason Koon, 986,000
Steffen Sontheimer, 960,500
Stephen Chidwick, 888,500
Bryn Kenney, 852,500

All of the remaining 31 players have their eyes on the first place prize of $5 million.


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