Richard Young won the “2023” award Triton Super High Roller Series North Cyprus $25,000 Short Set Event: 38-entry field to earn $323,000 and his second High-Stakes Poker Tour title he co-founded with Paul Phua.
He said, “When we were learning poker, Paul and I loved playing tournaments everywhere.” Triton Reporters after winning. “So we started Triton and we’re very happy that Triton has grown so much.”
Young I Triton The win came just over five years ago when he closed a $250,000 Buy Six Max event in Montenegro. Yong now has nearly $16.2 million in tournament winnings, despite only registering 26 cashouts. This means that his average earned money was more than $622,000.
The second and final day of the event began with only six players left, each guaranteed at least $66,500 after the bracelet winner and two-time winner. Triton Champion Danny Tang was eliminated on the bubble at the end of the first day. Pot-limit Omaha event winner Michael Watson entered the day as leader, with Yong finishing fourth in chips when the cards returned to the air inside the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Spa.
Despite starting atop the leaderboard, Watson was ultimately the first player eliminated on the second day. He lost it all four times Triton Champion Mikita Padziakowski early on, then continued to slide down the leaderboard before going all out with pocket queens against AK of Yong. The high flop left King Watson in a rough, then Young improved to an unbeatable nut flush on the turn to confirm Watson’s elimination in the sixth.
It was Watson’s eighth final table of the year, with him winning four titles along the way. with 3968 card player Player of the Year points and over $3.2 million to date POY earnings, Watson is now the fifth player in 2023 POY Race order.
Badziakouski’s run came to an end in the event when his A-7 suit hit Anson Ewe’s AJ suit. Badziakouski fumbled a straight draw, but Ewe made the queen high at the end to secure the pot and narrow the field to four. Badziakouski earned $85,500 as the fifth-place finisher. It was the sixth time he has finished the final table of the year, with over $3.9 million in earnings accrued across those results. He is now in the sixteenth place in POY Leaderboard, Submitted by Global Poker.
the ruler POY Award winner Stephen Chedwick was the next player sent to the rails in brutal fashion. He’s got it all with pocket queens facing A-7 fit Chris Brewer. And improve to a full house on K.Ks flop. the In turn he gave four Brewers to a higher full house, and K one of them was. That card on the river gave him kings full and bowl, sending Chedwick home $110,000 for his efforts. The British professional poker player now has over $46.8 million in lifetime tournament winnings, good for fourth on the all-time money list. Badziakouski and his $44.6 million are just a few points behind in seventh place on the vaunted leaderboard.
The next big showdown saw Ewe get it all together with an A.I.a facing J10, which owned 37 percent of the shares thanks to the group’s short characteristics. Brewer fumbled the straight tie and found the required eight on the river to win the hand, eliminating Iwi into third place ($143,000).
Brewer took a healthy chip lead in single play with Yong, starting at 183 to Yong’s 102. It was a back-and-forth affair that lasted several hours, with several big hands winning via a shorter combination along a method of prolonging the fight. The key encounter that saw Young lead decisively was his pocket queens beat 10-9 suiting Brewer, who fumbled two outs after the chips went in for the lead, only for the queens to give Young the quads and double.
Brewer eventually got his remaining chips with Jj facing a7 Young. A board is sold outss69 To see Brewer came out in second place ($222,000).
This was Bure’s 11th final table in 2023, winning 3 titles and more than $3 million. POY Guaranteed profits. It is now ranked eighth in the POY standings after this recent strong finish.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded in this event:
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