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Another event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, the HKD 750,000 ($96,000) short deck event came to an end at the Maestral Resort & Casino, in Budva, Montenegro. And Mikita Badziakouski was crowned as the winner. This is his third win of the season at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series taking him on the top of the ranking leaderboard. He outlasted the field of 52 entries (including 23 re-entries) to win a cash prize of HKD 13.3 million ($1.73 million). This win took his total earning till date to $24,440,643 in live tournaments.
Badziakouski also surpassed Jason Koon to become the leader of the Triton Poker All-Time Money List with a total earning of $11.7m. This was Badziakouski’s eighth win of his career and his sixth seven-figure score. He defeated Canadian pro-Sam Greenwood in the heads-up match to secure the title for himself.
Mikita Badziakouski Tops The Money-bubble
Top Six players were to receive the prize money and Devan Tang was the unfortunate one whose exit formed the money bubble. AndrewRobl took him out in seventh place. The first one to leave the table with money was Xuan Tan after he lost a three-way pile-up against Andrew Robl and Paul Phua. He was knocked out in sixth place for HKD 2,700,000. Andrew Robl couldn’t recover from the same three-way pile-up and had to go a few hands later in fifth place. Badziakouski came into action with this knockout, he first knocked out Robl followed by Paul Phua and Wang Qiang in fourth and third place respectively.
He didn’t give any player a chance to settle and entered the heads-up round against Sam Greenwood with a 4:1 chip lead. Greenwood did double once but was way out of his touch leading to the third title win for Mikita Badziakouski.
Triton Poker High Roller Series Montenegro, hosted at the Maestral Resort & Casino finished its Event #7: HK$200K Short Deck NLHE Ante Only Turbo. It had a total of 64 entries which included 28 re-entries generating a prize pool of HK$12.03 Million.The event continued at a fast pace and then ended up crowning Singapore’s Quek Sechariah Sheng as a champion. This was his first ever live title win along with a career-best score of HK$3.70 Million in prize money.
This was his first participation at the series and, he bested the likes of Kenneth Kee and Paul Phua, to reach heads-up play against PeterJetten. The final showdown lasted for just one hand and Sheng emerged as the winner at the end of it. The money bubble was formed for the top eight players. And, Short Deck Main Event winner, Rui Cao was the first one to leave the game with money in eighth place. His exit also formed the final table of top seven in the end.
Quek Sechariah Sheng Dominates The Final Table
The first one to go from the final table was Daniel Dvoresswas in seventh place. This was his fourth final table appearance at the series after Event #11: HK$1M Triton Montenegro Short Deck Main Event, Event #12: HK$250K NLHE Turbo and Event #2: HK$500,000 NLHE 6-Handed. However, he couldn’t win the event again and was eliminated by Paul Phua. Phua then eliminated GabePatgorski in sixth place and Wai Leong Chan in fifth place. After this Sheng came in action and took out Kenneth Kee in fourth place leaving the last three players on the board.
Three-handed play continued for some time before Phua‘s luck ran out and had to be satisfied with the third place exit. Sheng bested him to set-up the heads-up match against Peter Jetten. He continued his dominance in this round as well and finished the game in just one hand.
The first-time a Pot-Limit Omaha event was played at the Triton High Roller Series was as Event #8: HK$200K PLO at the Triton Poker High Roller Series Montenegro. This was a two-day event that attracted a total of 37 entries, including 15 re-entries, generating a prize pool of HK$6,956,000. And Malaysia’s Hing Yaung Chow outlasted the field to win his maiden live title along with a career-best HK$2,640,000 in the process as prize money. The event saw some brilliant pots and an amazing performance by chow on the final table resulting in a much-deserved win.
The list of players included names like Isaac ike Haxton, Gabe Patgorski and Mike Watson who are pros in PLO. However, this time the luck was not with them and had to go without money. The final table was set-up for 9 players out of which only 5 were entering the money bubble.
Hing Yaung Chow dominates the Final Table
The first one to exit from the table was Mike Watson. Henrik Hecklen removed in ninth place. After this Ben Lamb took out Short-deck specialist Gabe Patgorski in eighth place. Robert Flink was the next one to go, taken out by Chow in seventh place. Isaac Haxton was the last one to exit the table without money in sixth place.
Wai Leong Chan was the first one to leave the table with money in fifth place. He was another of Lamb’s victim. After this, the game went on for more than half an hour before Chow removed Henrik Hecklen in fourth place. The game had come down to the last three and Lamb took down Viacheslav Osipov to set-up the heads-up match between him and Hing Yaung Chow.
Chow showed aggression in the game from the start and Lamb couldn’t resist against the same leading in his defeat.
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Spartan has introduced it’s latest tournament starting this Wednesday which carries a guarantee of INR 1 crore for a buy-in of only INR 5500. This consists of 4 starting days –
Day 1A (Wednesday) 15th May – 7:30 PM
Day 1B (Thursday) 16th May – 7:30 PM
Day 1C (Friday) 17th May – 7:30 PM
Day 1D (Saturday) 18th May – 7:30 PM
Day 2 is going to be a Multi-Entry exactly like the existing format. It means if players qualify for Day 2 from multiple Day 1s, they would receive multiple stacks to play with.
How It Works:
1: If a player is successful in carrying forwarding 2 or more stacks, they will be playing in separate tables throughout the tournament, till a point, where the system, finds it almost impossible to seat them.
2: The reasons are as follows:
A: In a simple scenario – there are 4 tables of 10 seats each, and Player A has 4 stacks, when the table busts and the player A still has his 4 stacks, his largest stack amongst the 4, will be merged with the smallest stack.
B: In a more complex scenario, wherein Player A has 4 stacks, and the tables left are 4, and in 1 of the table, Player A is sitting alone with a stack, his stack will be merged.
C: In saying that the system does not try to balance the table, till it is absolutely necessary.
D: In brief, players with 2 or more stacks, will not be merged till absolute necessary, and moreover it is not random at all.
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1: Players are permitted to only buy-in on any of all days 1A, 1B, 1C & 1D. Player cannot buy-in directly into Day 2.
2: Re-Entry possible on same day (Day 1’s) until Late Registration.
3: Players can play day 1A, 1B, 1C & 1D. If they qualify on all days, they shall play as multiple entries (under their same username) on Day 2.
4: If players survive all starting days they will move on to Day 2 & they will play as individuals and if they get in the in the money, all qualifying entries are eligible for a prize
5: Players moving to Day 2 will continue with the same stack/s of their respective Day 1s. Tournament blinds on Day 2 will begin from where they ended on Day 1s
6: In case of players having multiple entries, their individual stacks will be combined into a single stack at any point on Day 2 whenever stacks are assigned to the same table. At this point, the player will continue only with this combined single stack.
7: For additional Terms and Conditions please refer https://www.spartanpoker.com/legal-terms-condition
Triton Poker is going on in Montenegro for the third time from May 5-17 and the schedule this time is the busiest of all.The Maestral Casino & Resort is hosting 10 high-stakes tournaments, including no-limit hold’em, the increasingly popular Short Deck Turbos, in addition to pot-limit Omaha events. One of these events was Event #12: HK$250K NLHE Turbo. This was initially not on the schedule but arranged at the last minute at the request of the Triton Jeju reigning champion Timothy Adams. That is the reason it was also dubbed as ‘The Tim Adams Invitational’. Denmark’s Henrik Hecklen won this event outlasting a field of 37 entries (including 15 re-entries).
The event had an HK$250,000 buy-in taking up the prize pool to a total of HK$8.972 Million. Adams had requested for this event as one final full deck No Limit Hold’em event before a series of short deck tournaments started. Hecklen defeated Alex Foxen, 2018 Global Poker Index Player of the Year in the heads-up round to win his first-ever Triton title, along with a winner’s prize money of HK$3,410,000. Prior to this win, he was also the runner-up in the $100K Super High Roller at the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). Hecklen currently ranks fifth on the Denmark All-Time Money List with total live winnings of around $3,672,603.
Henrik Hecklen Outlasts The Final Table
The money bubble was set up for top five players only. So, Ivan Leow (9th), Michael Soyza (8th) and Steve O’Dwyer (7th) had to settle without money even after entering the final table. Jun Wah Yap was the unlucky one to be eliminated in sixth place just outside the money bubble.
The first one to leave the table with money was Canada’s Mike Watson in fifth place. Event #2: HK$500,000 NLHE 6-Handed runner-up Daniel Dvoress followed him in fourth place. the Triton Jeju Main Event champion Timothy Adams was knocked out in third place setting up the heads-up game between Alex Foxen and Henrik Hecklen.
Bryn Kenney won the Triton Poker Montenegro HKD 1,000,000 Main Event at the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro. This was his second win at this tournament after Event #2: HKD 500,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max. He outlasted a field of 75 entrants including 31 reentries to win the title along with a cash prize of 21,300,000 ($2,713,876). This victory pushes Kenney past David Peters and Fedor Holz into fourth place on The Hendon Mob All Time Money List with nearly $35 million in live tournament cashes. This was another seven figure win for Kenney. He seemed to be in complete control of the event from the beginning and achieved victory with ease.
Bryn Kenney dominates The Final Table
Mikita Badziakouski eliminated Triton Poker Ambassador Jason Koon for HKD 2,050,000 ($261,195) for ninth place and Matthias Eibinger for HKD 2,680,000 ($341,464) in eighth place. Soon after that Badziakouski eliminated Erik Seidel in seventh place for HKD 3,460,000 ($440,846) . The next one to go was Triton Poker Co-Founder Paul Phua in sixth place for HKD 4,400,000 ($560,613). Kenney eliminated him after he got it all-in on the flop with middle pair holding seven-four only. Badziakouski again took control and eliminated Sam Greenwood in fifth place for HKD 5,650,000 ($719,878). Finally, Badziakouski’s run came to an end when he was eliminated in fourth place for HKD 7,260,000 ($925,011). The next one to go was Jetten, eliminated in third place for HKD 9,600,000 ($1,223,155).
This set-up the platform for the heads-up match between Bryn Kenney and Danny Tang. Tang couldn’t stop Kenney and the game ended with a clean victory for Kenney.
Hong Kong’s Winfred Yu won the Event #3: HKD 500,000 Short Deck Ante Only at the 2019 Triton Poker Series (Super High Roller) Montenegro for HKD 2,040,000 ($260,000). He defeated a field of 70 entrants including 28 re-entries. And according to The Hendon Mob Yu nearly has $4 million in live tournament cashes now. Last year Yu came fourth in the short-deck main event however this time he got the job done. This is his first win in a Triton Poker Series event.
Peter Jetten was in lead on the final day with only 11 players remaining in the board. On the other hand, Yu was in fifth place on the table. The money bubble was set for top eight players so Wei Lim Chin, Paul Phua, and Sam Greenwood were the last three to be eliminated outside the money bubble. And the elimination of Jordi Urlings in the eighth place set up the final table. He managed HKD 260,000 ($33,800) for his eighth-place finish.
The Final Table
Tam Tek Lon was the first one to leave the table in seventh place. Ihor Shkliaruk followed him in sixth place for HKD 420,000 ($53,510). The next one to go was Steffan Sontheimer in fifth place for HKD 540,000 ($69,000). He was taken out shortly after Shkliaruk by Jetten. Tsoukernik who took down Shkliaruk earlier was the next one to go in fourth place for HKD 700,000 ($89,185).
After this only three players were left on the board and the game went on for a couple of hours before Haxton removed Jetten in thirds place for HKD 920,000 ($117,217). Finally, in the heads-up round Haxton’s luck ran out and he had to settle for another runner-up trophy after in Event #1: HKD 250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo.
The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) began its Horseshoe Tunica stop on April 25 with 13 events on the schedule. However, the $1,700 Main Event was the centre of attraction. It began on May 2 and attracted 466 entries across two starting flights. The event went by very fast and by the end of Day 2 only eight players were left standing. And outlasting the competition on the final day was Chattanooga-based pro-Blake Whittington who won the WSOPC Tunica Main Event. He defeated Asaf Ben Shushan in a heads-up match to win his first Main Event title.
The event registered 169 entries on Day 1A, and Whittington bagged the chip lead among 22 survivors. However, on Day 1B another 299 entries came in and Jones was the chip leader among the 40 who made it to Day 2.
The money bubble was formed for 55 top players with a min-cash worth $2,711. Daniel Garber was the first one to go inside the money bubble 55th place. And the elimination of Kit Schafler (11th for $11,359), and Darren Martin (10th for $11,359) got the final table action started.
Blake Whittington at WSOPC Tunica
Whittington had a memorable time at WSOPC Tunica as he won two events back to back. It all started with winning Event #9: $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $23,883. He kept the same momentum going into the Event #10: $1,700 Main Event and won his fifth gold ring along with $151,789 in prize money and a seat in the 2019 Global Casino Championship.
The Maestral Casino on the coast of Montenegro hosted the Triton Poker Super High Roller series. They welcomed 79 entries (45 unique and 34 re-entries) to the 6-handed NLHE tournament. This event included names like Anatanas Tony G Guoga, Erik Seidel, Triton Poker founder Richard Yong as well as his main ambassador Jason Koon. However, Bryn Kenney outlasted a strong field to bag the HKD 11,230,000 (US$1.43million) top prize in the HKD 500k ($64,000) event number two.
Kenney was not in his most comfortable zone fighting for the title against the top High roller players. However after the event, he confirmed it to the reporters that he had made a lot of really good value bets, really good bluffs, and played really ferocious, and he was feeling really strong after the event.
The Triton Poker founder Richard Yong struggled to enter the money bubble but finally ended his journey at seventh place. On the other hand, Jason Koon managed the fifth spot for himself while the Malaysian sensation Ivan Seng Yee Leow crossed the $7million career tournament earnings marker for his 3rd spot.
Finally the heads up battle happened between Kenney his Canadian opponent Daniel Dvoress. It went for some time till the time Kenny was able to turn his 2:1 chip deficit around and after that there was no looking back. He won the title along with whopping prize money of $1,431,264. While Dvoress had to settle in for the runner-up position that awarded him $946,954 in prize money. Kenney has already climbed in the top-seed of USA’s all-time money list and this win will help him make a stronger case to top the chart.
This Sunday was again filled with excitement and entertainment on one of India’s major online poker platform, Adda52. Like every Sunday they hosted two major tournaments for their loyal user base with huge prize money. This Sunday lady luck smiled on Siddarth Singhvi and Rajat Mahajan who won Mega Suits ₹ 30L GTD and Adda52 Millions ₹ 20L GTD respectively.
Mega Suits INR 30L GTD
This ₹ 5,500 buy-in event crowned Pune-based Siddarth Singhvi as the winner. This was a massive achievement as even entering the money bubble is considered an achievement in this event. Singhvi was playing as ‘badtameez_donk’ on Adda52 and went past a strong field of 429 entries to win this title. The event started at 5 pm in the evening and ended at 2:19 am in the morning after 9 hours. The money bubble was craeted for top 43 players with a minimum prize of ₹ 16,500.
Singhvi defeated ‘Vickypune’ in heads-up to win ₹ 7,44,000 while the runner-up had to settle with ₹ 4,50,000 in prize money. Other notable winners included Aditya Sushant aka ‘A_Sushant’ (7th), Siddhanth Kapoor aka ‘bullzeyepower’ (9th), Ashish Ahuja aka ‘rocky3705’ (16th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘gauravarod’ (17th), and Goonjan mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (20th).
Adda52 Millions INR 20L GTD
This was the other tournament this Sunday but with higher buy-in of ₹ 11,000. Rajat Mahajan won this event after an 8-hour grind ending in an ICM deal in 3-way play. Mahajan plays as ‘Happyfish’ on Adda52 and has won many events prior to this as well.
This event had 184 entries and the money bubble was created for top 19 players with a minimum cash prize of ₹ 20,000. Mahajan won ₹ 4,69,202 as prize money after striking an ICM deal in 3-way play. And, as per the deal, the runner-up player won ₹ 3,43,518. And, Mall won ₹ 3,37,280 for finishing 3rd in the event.