Nick Petrangelo Leads After Day 1 of HK$103K High Roller in Macau

Felipe Ramos

Nick Petrangelo won a close race to the top, accumulating 274,000 in chips and leading the pack after Day 1 of the HK$103,000 High Roller at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Macau.

The high roller tournaments have seen strong turnouts across the board at the PokerStars Live Macau poker room at City of Dreams and today was no different with 134 unique players coming into Day 1.

On top of that, 39 of the participants opted to take advantage of the single re-entry option to create a field of 174 entries thus far.

After 10 levels of 60 minutes each, only 78 players bagged up chips, including 17 of the hopefuls that re-entered.

Only 78 players bagged up chips.

Petrangelo, who already has two second-place finishes in high roller tournaments at the festival here in Macau for a combined score of more than $500,000, is closely followed by China’s Xiaoyang Luo (266,800) and Yang Wang (264,000).

Live satellite winner Neel Murthy turned a starting stack of 50,000 into 259,400 and Troy Quenneville rounds up the top five overnight with 239,200.

# Player Chip count
1 Nick Petrangelo 274,000
2 Xiaoyang Luo 266,800
3 Yang Wang 264,000
4 Neel Murthy 259,400
5 Troy Quenneville 239,200
6 Michael Addamo 222,800
7 Paul-Francois Tedeschi 216,100
8 Dejan Boskovic Jr 209,300
9 Raghav Bansal 205,700
10 Sofia Lovgren 193,100

Other big stacks and notables include Michael Addamo (220,000), Paul-Francois Tedeschi (216,100), Raghav Bansal (205,700), Sofia Lovgren (193,100), Daniel Dvoress (192,300), Dan Smith (182,100), Sergey Lebedev (181,200), two-time Red Dragon champion Tom Alner (148,100), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (139,700), will also be heading into it’s penultimate day as of 12 p.m. local time.

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