Ramin Hajiyev knocked out a field of 86 entries in 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series North Cyprus The $200,000 Luxon Invitational event took home his first live poker tournament title and first prize of $4,122,554. The Azerbaijani businessman now has more than $7.8 million in recorded earnings.
According to the quotes given to Triton For reporters, it was Hajiyev’s tenth time playing in one of the high-risk events on the tour. He did not find much success during his previous attempts.
After receiving the multi-million dollar grand prize, he said, “If you’re going to do nine events and then serve ten, you’d better be this one, right?”
This event featured a unique format, with recreational poker fans entering every poker professional to invite. This was the only way a professional could enter the event. Recreational and professional fields were separated for the first day inside the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Spa in North Cyprus, where the fields were combined for the second day onwards.
The final day started with just nine players, with five professionals and four entertainers. Regular high-stakes tournament Shawn Winter held the lead at the start, with Hajiyev on top of the next point total when the cards hit the air.
Bracelet winner Ben Heath was the first to fall, with his AJ suit up to AK for 2022 Cyprus Triton Main event winner Punat Bonsri AK.
The next big showdown was a three-way pre-match all-in between Tobias Duthweiler, AQ of Winter, and Wai Kin Yong’s Pocket Sevens. Duthweiler made complete aces to triples, eliminating Yong (eighth – $636,000) in the process.
Sosia Jiang’s run in the event finished in seventh place ($820,000) when her AJ suit came close to Winter’s AK, which was barely covered. Jiang failed to take the lead, but Winter walked the ace straight high to pull the bowl and narrow the field to six.
Kiat Lee got it all done with pocket aces. He raised the button and called Hajiyev’s three bets, which was a good fit for K-2. Hajiyev fumbled the drag, who came on the river to eliminate Lee for sixth place ($1,030,000). This result increased his live earnings to nearly $6 million, with approximately $4.5 million of that money from funds. Triton events.
There was a classic Preblob race that signaled the end for Bonseri, as his AK couldn’t beat a pocket score from Hajiyev, who botched a combo and grabbed it from there. Punsri earned $1,325,000 as the fifth-place finisher, increasing his lifetime total to over $7.8 million.
Winter committed his remaining 8 or so big blinds with an A-8 of chops, only to find himself in rough shape against AJ of Duthweiler. Both ended up making a pair of aces on the river, with Duthweiler playing to earn his pot and knockout. Winter earned $1,640,000 as the fourth-place finisher. The American professional poker player now has over $26 million in lifetime cash to his name.
Patrick Antonius got a handful of big blinds on his estate with G.Ij, committing all but one slide. Duthweiler called with A.10 And I called the last slide on 1052 flop. Duthweiler caught Courage at the wheel on the 4th Role. 3 He completed the plate and pull, giving Duthweiler his streak with five straight highs and the putt. Antonius earned $2.1 million for the third-place show. It was the second biggest payday in the high stakes Finn’s career. His earnings increased to approximately $16.3 million.
The confrontational match began with Hajiyev, who has a lead of more than 2: 1 over Duthwiller. The two reached an agreement that redistributed the remaining prize money, seeing Hajiyev insure $3,992,554 while Duthweiler insured himself in the amount of $3,606,446. There was $130,000 left and the title on the side to play for. Duthweiler was able to double down with pocket holes pinned against A-3 to take the lead. The tables soon turned again when AJ Hajiyev held out against A-9.
The final hand saw all chips entered with Hajiyev AK flop against 88 from Duthweiler. Download the board9774 And Duthweiler was eliminated in second place, earning the $3.6 million he bargained for. This was by far the largest amount of cash in the German player’s career in the online cash game.
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded in the final table:
|7||Susia Jiang||820 thousand dollars|
|8||Wai Ken Young||$636,000|
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