Winfred Yu wins Triton Short Deck Closer for $1,010,000
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
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.
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....
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Paul Phua: A♣ K♥
Wei Hsiang Yeu: A♠ 10♥
Flop: 10♠ 7♠ 7♣
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♣
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.