Michael Soyza is the winner of the $75,000 8-handed no-limit event at the Triton Super High Roller series that is rolling along at the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel in North Cyprus. He adds $1,735,000 to a tournament-winning’s tally that will soon crest the $15 million mark.
The event attracted 55 players and 32 re-entries, which build the prize-pool to $6.25 million. The top 13 were paid.
The man from Malaysia nearly won his first Triton title only two months ago in a $100,000 event, but fell one spot short which was still good for his career-best $2.2 million.
Soyza has come close to winning a Triton Super High Roller event several times just in March in alone by making four final tables: A seventh in a $25,000 event for $164,000, ninth in a $75,000 event for $182,000, his aforementioned second-place, and the victory. All the events looks place in Vietnam.
His first victory came in a $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event in 2012 at the Asian Poker Tour in Macau, which was good for $10,800. He first won a high roller event at the Macau Poker Cup in 2017, where he took down the KH$80,000 rent for $260,552.
The final table was a tough one with more than $62 million in winnings between Dan Smith and Michael Addamo alone.
- Michael Soyza, $1,735,000
- Mikita Badziakouski, $1,200,000
- Michael Addamo, $796,000
- Dan Smith, $623,000
- Viacheslav Buldygin, $502,500
- Matthias Eibinger, $391,500
- Dylan Linde, $310,000
- Artur Martirosyan, $241,500
- Mikalai Vaskaboinikau, $182,500
Chris Brewer keeps rolling
Chris Brewer is hotter than a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle running lean. He is the winner of the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha event in Cyprus, which was good for $292,449. The event attracted 24 with 13 entries. The top six were paid.
Since February, Brewer won two European Poker Tour high roller titles, placed third in two Triton Super High Roller Series events a month later, and made five final tables in PokerGO Tour events in Las Vegas (he went three in a row in events 6-8).
This victory puts Brewer a whisker away from breaking the $10 million in lifetime tournament winnings mark.
His heads-up opponent was Jason Koon, who was going for his seventh Triton Super High Roller Series title after winning his sixth only eight days prior. With two players left, Brewer had the big stack — 55 BBs to Koon’s 19 BBs. They quickly agreed to an ICM chop that guaranteed Brewer $283,449 to Koon’s $239,551, with $9,000 and the title up for grabs.
- Chris Brewer, $292,449
- Jason Koon, $239,551
- Daniel Perkusic, $138,700
- Eddie Tran, $106,300
- Maskim Kolosov, $83,200
- Nicolas Chouity, $64,800
Koon crushes again
Koon won his record-expanding sixth Triton Super High Roller Series title in the $20,000 seven-handed event — two more than anyone else in the world. He won his fifth title in early March in Vietnam when he took down the $50,000 event, adding $574,000 to already massive pile of winnings that is approaching $45 million (fifth on the all-time list).
The way he’s dominating these high roller events, he may be Triton, the son of the God Poseidon, himself. Just this year, he’s made seven final tables, won two of them, finished as a runner-up once, as well as two seventh-place finishes, as well as a fifth and a sixth.
The $20,000 event he won in Cyprus attracted 94, with 44 re-entries.
- Jason Koon, $663,000
- Kanan Taherkhani, $451,200
- Stephen Chidwick, $298,000
- Eduard Barsegyan, $245,500
- Adrian Mateos, $197,300
- Artur Martirosyan, $154,400
- Ian Bradley, $115,900
- Sean Winter, $85,500
- Viacheslav Buldygin, $66,200
The Series concludes next week.