Winfred Yu wins Triton Short Deck Closer for $1,010,000

April 9, 2022
Andrew Burnett

Triton Poker’s Special Edition Cyprus Series came to an end with Winfred Yu scooping the $1,010,000 top prize in event 5, the second and final $75k Short Deck...

Yu, president of the prominent Poker King club in Macau, was among 41 entries for the closing tournament at the Merit Royal Hotel and Casino.

Event 3 winner, Phil Ivey, was looking for back-to-back 36-card wins, while Mike Watson, Jason Koon and Cary Katz were others among the North American contingent.

With Triton being a Macau-led entity, there were numerous highstakes pros from the former Portuguese colony and surrounding nations, with Malaysian players much to the fore.

One of those, Triton Poker co-founder Paul Phua, bubbled the paid spots in hand with fellow, Malay pro Wei Hsiang Yeu....

♥ ♦ ♣ ♠

Paul Phua: A♣ K♥
Wei Hsiang Yeu: A♠ 10♥

Flop: 10♠ 7♠ 7♣
Turn: 8♥
River: Q♥

That left seven players in the money, each guaranteed $208,500, and only Daniel Dvoress was representing the Occident, falling in 5th spot for $268,000 after KO’ing Indonesia’s Ferdinand Putra in 6th place.

Elton Tsang burst through the $1million winnings for the week with his 4th place, a remarkable four cashes from four tournaments taking him to more than $14million in lifetime tournament earnings.

Fellow Hong Kong pro, Danny Tang, had to bow out in 3rd spot for $447,000 after he ran into Ivan Seng Leow’s pocket kings, leaving Leow heads-up with Yu for the title and the $million payday.

The denouement didn’t take long to arrive, Leow jamming his ladies and Yu calling with AQ...

Ivan Leow: Q♠ ♥
Winfred Yu: A♣ Q♦

Flop: J♠ 10♥ 9♣
Turn: J♥
River: A♥

The deadly river meant Yu had just won $1million plus $10k in pocket change, with Leow’s runner-up place worth $699,500, bringing another highstakes Triton Series to a thrilling end.

Final results


Winfred Yu



Ivan Leow



Danny Tang



Elton Tsang



Daniel Dvoress



Ferdinand Putra


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