Sam Greenwood Closes Out Triton SHR Series in Vietnam with Short Deck Victory

March 16, 2023
Andrew Burnett

Sam closed out the Triton Poker Vietnam SHR stop with victory in the $20k Short deck, pocketing $207,000 and the final trophy of the series after a heads-up win over Malaysia’s Lun Loon...

Nineteen players plus nine re-entries produced a prizepool of $560k to finish off the visit to Vietnam’s Hoiana Hotel & Golf Resort, with five players set to take a final payday.

The all-action 36-card Short deck format was boosted even further by being a Turbo, and as the $100k buy-in Short Deck Main Event played out to a dramatic finish, the $20k had its own story to tell.

The bubble was the first port of call, the difference between $53k plus change or a sad, lonely walk home, and it was Yake Wu who was condemned to the latter...

Seth Davies: A♦ Q♥
Yake Wu: A♣ J♠

Flop: J♦ 6♦ 8♦
Turn: 7♦
River: Xx

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Big stack became short stack and vice versa as the five vied for dominance, with Malaysia’s Wei Hsiang Yeu falling in 5th and then Seth Davies in 4th, both courtesy of Greenwood.

Ike Haxton couldn’t quite finish off his first triton win, another succumbing to Greenwood, who held a 5;1 lead entering heads-up against Loon.

One double appeared but it wasn’t to be for Loon’s, his suited ace losing out to a flopped straight...

Loon: A♠ 7♠
Greenwood: 10♣ 9♣

Flop: Q♣ J♥ 8♠
Turn: Q♦
River: Xx

Final results


Sam Greenwood



Lun Loon



Isaac Haxton



Seth Davies



Wei Hsiang Yeu


“I just think more people should give it a try,” Greenwood said of the Short Deck format afterwards. “I think it’s a really fun game. I don’t think it’s been as solvable post-flop. I think it’s more of a social game because more pots are multi-way.

“At first people might be a little intimidated by it, and at the start you’re going to make some mistakes. But the good thing about short deck is that any mistakes you make can’t be that bad.”

Greenwood also revealed that he was “celebrating” his first wedding anniversary, although his wife was back home in Toronto.

“At least I’ve come home with a title and I love you Paige, and I’m really excited to see you when I get back,” Greenwood said.

That concludes our coverage of the Triton Poker Vietnam SHR series but we’ll be back with all the most up-to-date high stakes tournaments and stories, so stay tuned!

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