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Linus Loeliger and Charlie Carrel Both Win Career-Best Prizes
The partypoker LIVE Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London festival continues to create some gigantic prize pools and massive prizes despite its biggest event having already finished.
Aaron Zang took home £13,779,491 ($16,754,497) after he topped a field of 54 entries in the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity event, the largest buy-in tournament in the history of the game.
Before that record-breaking event, there was a £25,000 buy-in Six-Max Turbo that was meant to crown its champion after a single day’s play. That never happened and play ended with seven players remaining as several of those high rollers planned on playing in the event that Zang eventually won.
Loeliger Locks Up £690,000 Prize
Linus Loeliger returned to the £25,000 Six-Max Turbo final table as the chip leader and never really looked in trouble as he bulldozed his way to the £690,000 ($840,039) first-place prize, the largest of his impressive career to date.
Malaysian pro Michael Soyza was the first player to bust, his seventh-place finish being worth £122,300. Soyza gained some company on the sidelines as Australia’s Kahle Burns burned out and had to console himself with the £160,000 sixth-place prize.
The final five became four when Cary Katz busted for £251,500. Katz still does not consider himself a professional poker player despite having amassed more than $20 million from live poker tournaments during his “career.”
Next to fall was Timothy Adams, a popular Canadian and model professional. Adams navigated his way to the final table of the Triton Million, falling in eighth-place for £1,400,000. This third-place finish locked up an additional £466,600 for him.
Heads-up pitted Loeliger and Lucas Greenwood in a battle for the glory. Loeliger, an online poker specialist, outwitted his Canadian opponent and claimed the £690,000 top prize for himself. Greenwood walked away with £466,600, the second-largest haul of his high roller career.
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London £25,000 Six-Max Turbo Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (GBP)||Prize (USD)|
|4||Cary Katz||United States||£251,500||$306,188|
|5||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||£202,900||$247,020|
|6||Kahle Burns Soyza||Australia||£160,000||$194,792|
Charlie Carrel’s Third Seven-Figure Prize
Although the eight-handed event cost £50,000 to enter, there were still 107 entries processed, which meant both first and second place would bank more than a million dollars each.
Daniel Dvoress is no stranger to high buy-in poker tournaments and his used all of his knowledge to make his way to the final table. Sadly for him, Dvoress could not progress further than eighth-place, but that did win him £182,000 ($220,694).
Malaysia’s Jun Wah Yap’s seventh-place finish added £238,000 to his bankroll before Swedish pro Robert Flink saw his tournament end in sixth-place for £302,000, a great result to go with the $1,240,829 he won in March in another Triton event.
Fifth-place and £386,000 went to Austria’s Matthias Eibinger and he was followed by Australian Kahle Burns who had early finished sixth in the £25,000 Six-Max Turbo. This result added £481,500 to the £160,000 he won a few hours earlier.
Linus Loeliger, on a high after taking down the £25,000 Six-Max Turbo for £690,000, won another £594,000 by navigating his way to third place, setting up a mouth-watering one-on-one clash between Team partypoker pro Jason Koon and British star Charlie Carrel.
Koon and Carrel have likely clashed several times in the past, but never with so much money at stake. Koon, who had more than $29 million in winnings before this final table, had to make do with the £907,000 runner-up prize on this occasion after Carrel ran out a worthy champion.
Carrel collected £1,321,000, his third seven-figure score of his career and also the largest. The popular pro previously won $1,241,682 for taking down a €25,500 High Roller event in Monte Carlo in 2016 and $1,191,900 for finishing second in a $100,000 Super High Roller event at the 2017 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London £50,000 Eight-Handed Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (GBP)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||£1,321,000||$1,601,853|
|2||Jason Koon||United States||£907,000||$1,099,834|
|6||Robert Flink Soyza||Sweden||£302,000||$366,328|
|7||Jun Wah Yap||Malaysia||£238,000||$288,600|
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series continues with a £100,000 buy-in Main Event that is set to conclude followed by a £100,000 buy-on Short Deck Main Event. Short Deck is rapidly becoming the game of choice for high stakes pros thanks to its ante-only structure creating larger preflop pots and the stripped deck of 36-cards increasing the action.
Non-US players can now play Short Deck, also known as Six-Plus of 6+, online at a variety of poker sites including PokerStars and partypoker.