Phil Ivey went to London with three Triton Poker Super High Roller trophies. He’ll return home with two more after winning the $25,000 short deck turbo event yesterday to add another $280,000 to his bankroll.
The victory took place only four days after he won a hair over $1 million in a $62,400 buy-in turbo event, which tied him in second-place on the Triton Poker overall tally sheet.
He now sits all by himself in second, still chasing Triton’s 2022 Player of the Year Jason Koon, who also won his second trophy at the 29-event stop in London to extend his lead to eight this week.
“I love the game of poker, I always have,” Ivey told Triton commentator Ali Nejad. “I love to play. Hopefully, I’ll get a few more.”
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The short-deck event was the series’ closer.
This is the second time Ivey won two high roller tournaments within a week. In April of 2022, Ivey won a $50,000 event on the PokerGo Tour for $387,000, fives days after winning the $75,000 Triton Poker Super High Roller short-deck event for $1,170,000. Both were held at the Merit Royal Casino in Cyprus.
The deck wasn’t the only thing shorter than usual, as the entry list was filled with only 18 names (15 rebuys). The small field meant players had to finish at least in sixth-place in order to cash. The bubble-boy was the tour’s co-founder, Paul Phua. The remaining six were guaranteed at least $57,800, but a few of them were trying to add additional Triton trophies to their collections.
Danny Tang was also going for his second win of the London stop, and his fifth overall, but stalled in second. He’s won all four of his Triton Super High Roller events since March of this year. Another man who wins them in bunches, he won two in three days at the series held in Cyprus in May.
Also, two of his four titles came in short-deck events.
Stephen Chidwick brought one Triton trophy to the final table, but is achingly close to having a lot more. The man with more than $51 million in poker tournament cashes finished second four times, and he finished third his sixth time on Thursday.
Daniel Dvoress won his first Triton title in May, but is another player who has been in the hunt for more. This was his third final table at the London series, coming as close as possible to winning without on Aug. 4. He was fourth.
Thai Ha is looking for his first Triton title. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet this summer, but is going to have to wait for a Triton trophy. He finished fifth.
Eng Ewe is looking for his first Triton title, but got some final table experience in London after making two of them.
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