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£100,000 Short Deck Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Yong Leads Final Seven in Bid for Second London Triton Title, Cao Looks to Defend His Crown

AaronMcBride • Level 15
Wai Kin Yong
Wai Kin Yong

Wai Kin Yong has put himself in position to become a double 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London champion after he bagged the £100,000 Short Deck Main Event final table chip lead.

Having taken down the £100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event just over 24 hours ago, Yong immediately jumped into the Short Deck and continued his momentum to take the advantage into Day 3 with 7,595,000 chips.

Yong will still face a tough challenge to take the title and could be set for another battle against Triton co-founder Paul Phua (3,905,000), who was unable to get the better of Yong, son of fellow Triton co-founder Richard Yong, in the Main Event when they faced-off heads-up.

Phua will also have another chance at securing a first Triton title after three second-place finishes, which included the 2019 HK$1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em Montenegro Short Deck Main Event. On that occasion, it was Rui Cao (4,375,000) who took the title and the Frenchman can defend his crown in London having again showed off his Short Deck prowess.

All-time money list No. 2 Justin Bonomo (5,910,000) can secure a second Triton Short Deck title, and will be Yong's closest challenger, with the line-up completed by Liang Xu (3,585,000), Ming Zhong Liu (3,530,000), and partypoker pro Isaac Haxton (3,510,000).

£100,000 Short Deck Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Ming Zhong LiuHong Kong3,530,000
2Justin BonomoUnited States5,910,000
3Liang XuChina3,585,000
5Rui CaoFrance4,375,000
6Paul PhuaMalaysia3,905,000
7Wai Kin YongMalaysia7,595,000
8Isaac HaxtonUnited States3,510,000

Day 2 Action

With late registration on Day 2 open until the end of the first level, several players used to option to rebuy including partypoker pro Timofey Kuznetsov.

Among the big names to exit during the course of the day were Ben Lamb, Michael Soyza, Sam Greenwood, Luc Greenwood, Vivek Rajkumar, Daniel Dvoress, Seth Davies, Danny Tang, Mikita Badziakouski, Mike Watson, and Andrew Robl.

Gabe Patgorski has three previous Triton Short Deck final table appearances to his name but missed on a fourth after Ming Zhong Liu cracked his pocket kings with ace-king.

Richard Yong (15th-£177,000) was the first player post-bubble to depart with money in his pocket and was quickly followed to the payout desk by Elton Tsang (14th-£177,000), Cary Katz (13th-£191,000), Triton ambassador Tom Dwan (12th-£191,900), and Furkat Rakhimov (11th-£217,700).

partypoker pro Jason Koon (10th-£217,700) hit the rail at the hands of compatriot and teammate Haxton after king-jack got the better of ace-nine, before Stephen Chidwick (9th-£269,600) secured his third cash of the series but failed to reach another final table.

Triton London £25,000 Short Deck champion David Benefield (8th-£368,100) narrowly missed out on reaching back-to-back final tables after his pocket aces were cracked by Yong, who found a flush on the turn.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back in action from 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 8 as the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event Final Table wraps up the London Super High Roller Series.

Tags: Andrew RoblBen LambCary KatzDaniel DvoressDanny TangDavid BenefieldElton TsangFurkat RakhimovGabe PatgorskiIsaac HaxtonJason KoonJustin BonomoLiang XuLuc GreenwoodMichael SoyzaMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiMing Zhong LiuRichard YongRui CaoSam GreenwoodSeth DaviesStephen ChidwickTimofey KuznetsovTom DwanVivek RajkumarWai Kin Yong

Play Has Concluded

MartianNews • Level 15

The second day of the £100,000 Short Deck Main Event has now come to an end. A total of 108 entries were compiled and when the last chance saloon had closed for business only seven remained. Wai Kin Yong is back at another final table just one day after taking down the 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London £100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event for £2,591,695 ($3,148,391). Yong is currently leading the final table of this event as well and is looking to win two in a row tomorrow for another massive cash.

A recap of the day will be posted shortly.

Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 7,595,000 -5,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 5,910,000 1,310,000
Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
fr 4,375,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 3,905,000 -95,000
Liang Xu cn
Liang Xu
cn 3,585,000 985,000
Ming Zhong Liu HK
Ming Zhong Liu
HK 3,530,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 3,510,000 -2,290,000

David Benefield Eliminated in 8th Place (£368,100)

AaronMcBride • Level 15
David Benefield
David Benefield

Wai Kin Yong called for 60,000 from under the gun with {10-Spades}{9-Spades}, Ming Zhong Liu called with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and Rui Cao called with {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

David Benefield looked down at {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} on the button and raised to 350,000.

Yong called, as did Lui, and Cao folded. The flop fell {q-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}, and Benefield bet all in for 2,920,000 after the action had checked to him.

Yong reshoved for 3,650,000 and Lui folded.

Yong was the 54% favorite with his draws, and when the {k-Spades} appeared on the turn, he locked up the pot with a flush. The insignificant {6-Spades} on the river fell as Benefield stood from his chair, and said his goodbyes, collecting £368,100 in eighth place.

Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 7,600,000 3,700,000
David Benefield us
David Benefield
us Busted

Tags: David BenefieldMing Zhong LiuRui CaoWai Kin Yong

Liu Catches on the River, Doubles with Big Slick

MartianNews • Level 15

Wai Kin Yong called from the hijack with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} and Ming Zhong Liu raised to 280,000, holding {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. Yong moved all in and Liu snap-called for his remaining 1,895,000.

Ming Zhong Liu: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Wai Kin Yong: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Yong was still ahead with his jacks. A {9-Hearts} landed on the turn, leaving Liu with just one card to stay alive. An {a-Diamonds} landed on the river, hitting Liu with the card he needed to double through Yong.

Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 3,900,000 -1,100,000
Ming Zhong Liu HK
Ming Zhong Liu
HK 3,900,000 1,600,000

Tags: Ming Zhong LiuWai Kin Yong

Level: 15

Ante: 30,000 - Button Ante: 60,000

Break

AaronMcBride • Level 14

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Phua Finds a Late Double with Cowboys vs. Bonomo

MartianNews • Level 14

Paul Phua moved all in for 1,970,000 with a pair of kings from the hijack, Justin Bonomo called on the button and the two turned over their hands.

Paul Phua: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Justin Bonomo: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The flop came down {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}, giving Phua a set of cowboys. A {7-Diamonds} came on the turn and Bonomo now had a straight draw to go with his ace. The river came down a {j-Spades}, cementing the pot for Phua who doubled through Bonomo.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 4,600,000 -1,400,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my 4,000,000 1,000,000

Tags: Justin BonomoPaul Phua

Cao Hits a Set Against Yong's Aces

AaronMcBride • Level 14

Rui Cao called for 50,000 from under the gun with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, and Wai Kin Yong raised to 250,000 with {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} from the cutoff.

The flop fell {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, and both players checked before the {7-Hearts} hit the turn.

Cao bet 350,000, which Yong called, and the {6-Hearts} was revealed on the river. Cao bet 450,000 and Yong took a minute to think, before ultimately making the call and seeing Cao flopped a set to win the pot.

Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
fr 5,000,000 2,000,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 5,000,000 -100,000

Tags: Wai Kin YongRui Cao

Yong Holds, Doubles Through Liu

MartianNews • Level 14
Heads Up Wai Kin Yong
Heads Up Wai Kin Yong

Ming Zhong Liu limped the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Rui Cao called in the hijack with {k-Spades}{q-Spades} and Wai Kin Yong checked his button option after looking down at {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}.

The dealer spread out {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} on the flop and Lie fired in 125,000. Yong raised to 550,000 and Liu moved all in. Yong called for his remaining 2,455,000 and the two tabled their hands.

Wai Kin Yong: {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Ming Zhong Liu: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

A {q-Hearts} fell on the turn and Yong was still ahead with his two pair. The river came down an {a-Clubs} and Liu failed to connect, sending a full double to Yong.

Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 5,100,000 1,300,000
Ming Zhong Liu HK
Ming Zhong Liu
HK 2,300,000 -3,500,000

Tags: Ming Zhong LiuRui CaoWai Kin Yong