Michael Soyza Wins HK$500K Six-Max at Triton ($1.4 Million)
After a few days of 36-card play, it was back to the full deck at Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju for Event #3: HK$500K (~$64,000) Six Max.
The event drew 81 entries — 32 of them reentries — and Michael Soyza managed to get by Sam Greenwood heads up to bank a hefty HK$11.15 million, approximately $1.45 million.
"Feels pretty good," Soyza said to tournament staff. "It's nice to win something. You just play your hands and hopefully it works out well."
Triton Jeju HK$500K Six-Max Official Final Table
|1||Michael Soyza||Malaysia||HK$11,150,000 ($1,449,500)|
|2||Sam Greenwood||Canada||HK$8,000,000 ($1,040,000)|
|3||Ivan Leow||Malaysia||HK$5,200,000 ($676,000)|
|4||Bryn Kenney||USA||HK$3,921,000 ($509,730)|
|5||Beh Kok||Malaysia||HK$3,040,000 ($395,200)|
|6||Jason Koon||USA||HK$2,360,000 ($306,800)|
The tournament, which built a prize pool of over $4.8 million, paid out nine places. Stanley Choi, Choon Siow and Liang Xu were the players making it into the money but missing out on the official final table.
Soyza went into the official final table fresh off a knockout when his queens held against Liang Xu's A♣K♣.
Final Table Action
Triton Ambassador Jason Koon was first out at the final table when he stuffed in Q♣10♦ against the pocket nines of Bryn Kenney and couldn't get there.
Beh Kok would also find himself short and all in with his own queen-ten offsuit, but he'd go out in fifth when Soyza's A♠8♣ held up.
Kenney would make it two Americans in three to head to payouts when he ran A♠9♥ into Soyza's A♣K♦.
Greenwood then got lucky on Ivan Leow when he cracked pocket kings with an ace, setting up a heads-up match with Soyza.
Greenwood would limp into the pot with J♠9♠ on what proved to be the decisive hand, at 100,000/200,000/200,000. Soyza opted to raise it up to 800,000 with 7♣7♥ and Greenwood continued to the 8♦10♦3♣ flop. Soyza gave up the lead but Greenwood checked back and the 8♥ hit. Soyza fired in 700,000 and Greenwood called, bringing a K♣ river.
Soyza checked the end and Greenwood shoved for 3.8 million into 3.2 million, putting the pressure on. Soyza thought a little bit and dropped in some chips, with Greenwood being forced to show the bluff and concede the match.
"Sam's a good player, so I'm just lucky I had a good spot," Soyza said afterward.