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Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
Day 3 Completed

John Juanda Wins Triton SHR Series Macau Main Event for HK $22,410,400

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 27: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
John Juanda - Triton Super High Roller Series MacauHKD $1,000,000 Main Event Winner
John Juanda - Triton Super High Roller Series MacauHKD $1,000,000 Main Event Winner

The largest-ever Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event prize was awarded Friday evening to Poker Hall of Fame member John Juanda after he captured the HK $1,000,000 Macau Main Event for HK $22,410,400 (US $2,872,299). Juanda defeated Fedor Holz heads-up after a four-and-a-half-hour battle inside the Galaxy Macau Hotel in Taipa, Macau.

"Playing against Fedor was really tough," Juanda said after winning the title. "He's a really awesome player and obviously, he's the guy winning all the super high rollers. I'm really fortunate to play heads up and come out on top. I think we have a different style of playing. It was a good long match and I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it too."

When asked how he was feeling after securing the largest cash of his career, Juanda responded with, "Well, obviously it feels great anytime you win a tournament of this magnitude. First, you have to play pretty well and you also have to get lucky. Especially nowadays with the tough fields we have. For example, the final table, I mean, looks like everybody is an amazing player."

Juanda went on to express his appreciation for the Triton Poker events. "There are so many things I like about the Triton tournaments because they always treat the players nicely and of course I'm good friends with all the organizers. I feel very comfortable every time I come here. Manila, Montenegro, and here [Macau], it's like being around friends. The field is always really good. The registration desk.. there's never any line. The buffet is probably the best from all the poker tournaments."

Juanda began the heads-up battle with an almost two-to-one chip advantage and quickly pulled ahead to increase the margin to nearly five to one. Holz closed the gap to almost even before Juanda cut Holz in half again. Two straight doubles by Holz flipped the script and Holz took the chip lead. Juanda wasn't fazed, however, and in a matter of three hands, had retaken a sizeable lead. Eventually, Juanda was able to pierce the German's armor, getting Holz all-in in a dominating position and holding.

With the win, Juanda climbs to the seventh place on the all-time money list sitting just behind Phil Ivey. Juanda's career live recorded tournament earnings climb to just over US $23.5 million.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize HKDPrize USD
1John JuandaIndonesia$22,410,400 HKDUS $2,872,299
2Fedor HolzGermany$16,398,000 HKDUS $2,101,674
3Kahle BurnsAustrailia$10,151,000 HKDUS $1,301,018
4Adrian MateosSpain$6,950,000 HKDUS $890,757
5Dietrich FastGermany$4,607,000 HKDUS $590,425
6Stephen ChidwickUK$3,436,000 HKDUS $440,380
7Timothy AdamsCanada$2,811,000 HKDUS $360,257
8Isaac HaxtonUSA$2,421,000 HKDUS $310,271

The HK $1,000,000 buy-in Main Event played out over the course of three days, setting a Triton Poker record in the process. With 57 unique entries and 26 re-entries totaling 83, an HK $78,086,400 (approx. US $10,008,703) prize pool was created, the largest in Triton Poker history.

As expected, a star-studded field filled the Galaxy poker room. Triton Co-Founder Richard Yong and Kings Consulting President Winfred Yu were in attendance along with elite pros Steve O’Dwyer, Ben Lamb, Steffen Sontheimer, Erik Seidel, Mike Watson, and the HK $250,000 6-Max Champion Stefan Schillhabel. Former Triton champions Koray Aldemir, Manig Loeser, and Wai Kin Yong were also in the mix, but only the top 12 players left with a prize.

Before the final table was set and the finalists moved on to Day 3, five players bowed out of the tournament with some consolation. Furkat Rakhimov was eliminated on the direct money bubble, falling in 13th place. Once the bubble popped, Manig Loeser, the last remaining former champion, fell in 12th place for HK $2,108,000 (US $270,157). JC Alvarado busted in 11th place collecting HK $2,186,000 (US $280,154). Mike Watson added HK $2,265,000 (US $290,263) for 10th place to go along with his runner-up finish in the 6-Max, and James Chen was the final elimination on Day 2 receiving ninth place money worth HK $2,343,000 (US $300,278)

Final Table Lineup

PlayerCountryChip CountSeat
Timothy AdamsCanada2,185,0001
Stephen ChidwickUK1,395,0002
Isaac HaxtonUSA1,075,0003
Kahle BurnsAustralia2,625,0004
Fedor HolzGermany4,325,0005
Dietrich FastGermany3,370,0006
John JuandaIndonesia990,0007
Adrian MateosSpain4,785,0008

Isaac Haxton was the first casualty of the final table, slipping to around 10 big blinds and shoving with ace-three. Unfortunately for him, Dietrich Fast woke up with a premium hand and knocked Haxton out with a dominating ace-jack. Next to go was Timothy Adams. A sick cooler spelled the end for the Canadian when he ran queens into Kahle Burns’ pocket kings and found no love to bust in seventh place.

A massive pot against Fedor Holz sent Stephen Chidwick to the rail in sixth place. Chidwick bluff-shoved the river and after Holz tanked for four and a half minutes, John Juanda called the clock and Holz eventually called with just top pair and proved good. Soon after, a short-stacked Fast dropped when he three-bet jammed on Burns with ace-king and Burns’ pocket nines prevailed in the race.

A couple levels went by before the start-of-day chip leader Adrian Mateos found himself with fewer than 10 big blinds and all-in against Juanda. Mateos was behind and Juanda held to eliminate the young Spanish phenom.

Once Mateos left, Burns became the shortest stack and was able to climb over Holz before running into Juanda. Burns three-bet shoved on a Juanda open and the Indonesian native put Burns at risk. Juanda was ahead with ace-ten against Burns’ king-queen and held to set a heads-up battle with Holz. With the cash, Burns almost doubled his career live-recorded tournament earnings and topped his previous best cash by more than three times.

That wraps up the PokerNews coverage of the Triton SHRS. Follow @pokernews on Twitter for live updates and more. Also, follow PokerNews on Facebook and Instagram.

Tags: Adrian MateosBen LambDietrich FastErik SeidelFedor HolzFurkat RakhimovIsaac HaxtonJames ChenJC AlvaradoJohn JuandaKahle BurnsKoray AldemirManig LoeserMike WatsonRichard YongStefan SchillhabelSteffen SontheimerStephen ChidwickSteve O'DwyerTimothy AdamsWai Kin YongWinifred Yu

Fedor Holz Eliminated in 2nd Place (HK $16,398,000)

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Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

John Juanda limped in on the button and Fedor Holz shoved from the big blind sending Juanda into the tank. Juanda got the count which totaled 6,875,000 and took a few moments before making the call.

Holz: {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Juanda: {a-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Juanda made the right call though half the time they would chop the pot. The flop fanned out {9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} increasing the chop outs. The {6-Clubs} fell on the turn making it 90% likely they would chop.

As the dealer patted the table one last time Juanda shouted "Five," and sure enough the {5-Hearts} peeled out and John Juanda captured the $1,000,000 Macau Main Event.

Holz takes home HK $16,398,000 (US $2,101,674) while Juanda score the title and a top prize of HK $22,410,400 (US $2,872,299)

John Juanda id 20,750,000 7,800,000
Fedor Holz de Busted

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Sizeable Pot for Holz

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Fedor Holz limped and John Juanda checked his option. The flop was {3-Clubs}{j-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Juanda check-called a bet of 400,000. The {8-Spades} hit on the turn and Juanda check-called another bet, this time worth 1,375,000.

Both players checked after the {7-Spades} fell on the river. "Eight," said Juanda but it wasn;t good enough as Holz tabled {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} and won the pot.

John Juanda id 12,950,000 -1,600,000
Fedor Holz de 7,800,000 1,600,000

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Holz Scores a Big Double

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John Juanda open-jammed and Fedor Holz put himself at risk.

Juanda: {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Holz: {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}

"I think I got you," said Juanda as he tabled his hand.

"Oh. You got me," Juanda replied after Holz turned his hand over.

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs} giving Holz a flush and the German doubled up to stay alive once more.

John Juanda id 13,100,000 -3,400,000
Fedor Holz de 7,600,000 3,350,000

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Level:
27
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000