Phil Ivey pushed his lifetime poker tournament cashes up over the $40 million mark with a victory at the Triton Poker Super High Roller series that is taking place at London’s J.W. Mariott Grosvenor until Aug. 10. It’s his fourth Triton title, which puts him in a tie for second-place with Mikita Badziakouski, four behind recent winner Jason Koon.
On Sunday, Ivey won the $62,400 buy-in turbo event for $1,007,000. It was the lion’s share of a prize pool of $3,660,000 that was built by 47 players (14 rebuys). His third Triton trophy came last September.
Rounding out the top nine were a cabal of regular Triton Super High Roller cashers. Finishing second was PokerGo Tour and poker broadcasting co-founder Cary Katz, who sits right behind Ivey with $39 million in tournament cashes, most of them coming in high-stakes events like the ones on his own tour. It’s his second-largest cash of the year after finishing second in the World Series of Poker’s $100,000 high roller event this summer for $1.5 million.
Third-place finisher Nick Petrangelo has more than $31 million in tournament winnings, but is still looking for his first Triton Super High Roller title. He already had won $1.1 million for finishing seventh in the $250,000 event this series when he got to this final table.
Rodrigo Selouan nearly won his first Triton title in a $63,600 event just last week ago when he finished second for his largest lifetime tournament cash. The $1 million score more than doubled his lifetime winnings. He finished fourth in this one.
This was Aleksejs Ponakovs’ fourth final table of the series in London, and his fifth since July 14, when he finished fourth in the $110,000 high roller event at the Wynn Summer Classic for $485,000. He won $2,540,000 in the $250,000 event for finishing fourth, which helped push his winnings in London over $4 million.
Biao Ding scored his second cash of the London series with a sixth-place finish, as did Xuan Tan, who has cashed in five Triton Poker Super High Roller events since March.
This was Wai Kin Yong’s fourth Triton final table since May of last year, and while three of them came in 2023, he finished eighth at them all. This cash pushed him over the $12 million mark.
Rounding out the top nine was Sam Greenwood, who won his first Triton Trophy in March. He adds five more cashes to that since May — all but one was in the top 10.
It’s been a great year for the Canadian, whose twin brother recently won a Triton trophy. He won $1.9 million in a $100,000 event in May, his second-largest cash. His largest happened in January when he took down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $250,000 high roller event for $3.2 million.
Final nine of the $62,400 Triton Poker turbo event
|8||Wai Kin Yong||$137,200|
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