Poker news | Apr 07, 2022
Phil Ivey Wins Another Short Deck Title at Triton
By RTR Alex
Phil Ivey is on a roll at the 2022 Triton Poker Cyprus Festival - winning Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck at his third final table appearance in just 4 tournaments. The victory marks his second Short Deck High Roller title in 8 months, after taking home first place in Europe's Super High Roller series last year.
The 10-time World Series of Poker champ defeated a field of 51-entrants to bank a staggering $1,170,000 from the $3.7m prize pool. The final table showdown ended with heads-up play between Ivey and Wai Kiat Lee, giving Ivey his fourth consecutive live tournament win at Short Deck events.
Final Day Recap:
Soon after this hand, Ivey sent even more to the rail, with Richard Yong taking home $241,000 in 6th and Koon eliminated in 5th, which quickly made Ivey the chip leader. After Wai Kiat Lee knocked-out Tsang, Ivey took a huge stack with his elimination of Watson in third place.
This gave the Hall of Famer a 2:1 chip lead as he went into heads up play versus Lee. Just one hand later Ivey was crowned champion of Event #3 and was handed a seven-figure cheque alongside it.
Triton Special Edition Series: Event #3 Payouts
|1||Phil Ivey||United States||$1,170,000|
|2||Wai Kiat Lee||Malaysia||$840,000|
|4||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||$408,000|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||$315,000|