year 2022 Triton Madrid Series It saw several high-stakes events taking place over the past week that concluded with seven-figure paydays to the champ. The biggest prize to date was awarded at the High Roller Poker Festival on Sunday, May 22, when Henrik Hecklen topped a field of 93 entries in the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em main event to take home €21,70509 ($2,279,034) American dollar) after concluding a deal with Orpen Kisacikoglu.
It was the biggest result made by the 31-year-old Danish poker professional to date, beating out the $1,284,260 he earned as runner-up in 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 buy a high roller. He now has over $7 million in life earnings to his name.
In addition to the title and money, Hecklen was also awarded 1,080 card player Overall player points to win. This was his first qualifying result of the year, but alone it was enough to take him to 116th in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
This event ran over three days, with only nine contestants advancing to the final day. Four other players made money but were eliminated late on the second day before the final table was set. Sirzat Hissou and Brian Kamphorst each received $195,300 American dollar in 13th and 12th places, while Chris Brewer and Linus Luliger received $210,000 American dollar To finish 11 and 10 respectively.
Hecklen came on the last day in fourth place from the chips. World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Sam Greenwood was the first player to be eliminated. He’s got it all with the Pocket Kings driving eight pockets for Kevin Paque, who started the day at the top of the leaderboard. Paque raised a group on the turn to earn a hand and send Greenwood home in ninth place ($273,525 American dollar). He now has more than $24.6 million in recorded earnings, and is the second most Canadian player after Daniel Negriano ($45.2 million).
Eight-handed play lasted over two hours. Alfred Decarolis, who started the day with the shortest chip stack, rebuilt pretty much before losing everything decisive with the AK dropping to an A-10 to Patrick Antonios to fall back to the bottom of the chip count. He got the last one with a small blind shove. His 9-6 suits were called by A-9 from Bruno Volkmann in the big blind. Both players made a pair on flop, but Folkmann’s outstanding shot was played out in the end. Decarolis earned $361,200 as the eighth.
Despite getting that knockout punch, Volkman was the next to be sent to the railroad. He lost it all with AQ against pocket scores from Sam Grafton to drop to the bottom of the leaderboard. He got his last big blind within minutes and couldn’t come back from behind, finishing seventh for $462,525 American dollar.
The classic Preflop marked the end of the Patrik Antonius Championship. The Finnish high-stakes star called all in the Pocket Sevens and found himself up against Aleksejs Ponakovs A-10. A tenfold sale resulted in Antonius returning home for $585,900 American dollar Finishing in sixth place. He has increased his winnings from tournaments over his life to over $12.3 million with the result.
Hecklen doubled through Sam Grafton to take the lead in chips, as the pocket kings stuck to the three pocket poker pros from the UK. Grafton ended up having it all for the last time at the event when he paid for 22 large starter curtains with five button pockets. Kisacikoglu picked up his aces at the small curtain and called out. The superior pair held out and Grafton was eliminated in fifth place ($751,800 .). American dollar).
Prior to Grafton’s elimination, Aleksejs Ponakovs lost a big pot after turning a flush against Kisacikoglu-filled aces to drop less than ten big blinds. The Ponakovs got their last total with a 7-4 fit. Hecklen summoned his small blind beats for less than six curtains, and he had a Q-9 in the big blind. Hulkin flopped a pair of queens and held on from there to narrow the field to three. Ponakovs received $932,400 American dollar For his appearance in fourth place.
Kevin Paque’s last hand saw him in three to 15 big A-5 blinds. He ran to AJ proper for Hecklin, who was the first to perform. Hecklen made acorns flow on the river to harvest pot and take the lead in singles play with Kisacikoglu.
Hecklen started with 12,625,000 against 10,625,000 for Kisacikoglu. The pair struck a deal that rearranged the remaining prize money, at $2,195,034 American dollar Booked for Hecklen while Kisacikoglu $2,117,316 American dollar. The pair left the title, trophy, rating points, and $84,000 American dollar to play for. The final fight didn’t last long, though, though all chips were immediately entered when Kisacikoglu returned the all-in weak with a score of 4.4. Hecklen K.K He made the quick call. The108s6 The final round saw Heklin securing the win, while Kisasikoglu went home with the best day of his career negotiated. He increased his life earnings to nearly $9 million with the result.
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