Event #3, the $30,000 Mystery Bounty came to its initial conclusion with Ding Biao
taking the first prize of $540,000, Jose Barbero
second for $366,000 and David Yan
That was half
the prize money. The drawing of the bounties was held the next day during the evening break of the $40,000 NLH 8 handed. The bounties began at $30,000 each with a top prize of $345,000...which meant that there was another $2,350,000
to be handed out.
The two big winners were Ding Biao
(who had won the event) with 6 bounties added another $540,000 in prizes, taking him over the million in prize money for this event and David Yan
(3rd) with 4 bounties who drew another $400,000+ in prize money.
Event #5 (#4 is skipped due to Asian superstition) the $40,000 NLH 8 Handed
was won by Frenchman Gregoire Auzouz
for $1,050,000. A deal had been struck with second place Robert Heidorn
who received almost identical money (in fact Heidron took 8K more).
Coming in third was Justin Bonomo
who won $ 552,000.
Also of note, the winner of Event #1 Santhosh Suvarna
came fourth adding another $457,000 to his current Triton haul.
One issue to highlight (again) is the influence the Triton series now plays over world rankings – and this alone highlights how absurd it is that PokerNews completely ignores this series. Take Jason Koon.
Koon like Tom Dwan was an early supporter of Triton Poker. Jason Koon is currently ranked the 3rd highest US winner and 5th All Time Global Money List with $44, 457,725
However, with 6 Triton titles
, 29 cashes
and combined prize money of $18,861,352,
some 40% of Koon’s winnings have been generated via the Triton Series
In a similar vein Justin Bonomo
has won 2 titles, cashed 8 times and added $9,000,000 to his world ranking - Bonomo currently ranks number one on the All Time Global Money list.
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