Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|1||Ming Zhong Liu||Hong Kong||3,530,000|
|2||Justin Bonomo||United States||5,910,000|
|7||Wai Kin Yong||Malaysia||7,595,000|
|8||Isaac Haxton||United States||3,510,000|
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.
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 called for 60,000 from under the gun with , Ming Zhong Liu called with , and Rui Cao called with .
David Benefield looked down at on the button and raised to 350,000.
Yong called, as did Lui, and Cao folded. The flop fell , 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 appeared on the turn, he locked up the pot with a flush. The insignificant on the river fell as Benefield stood from his chair, and said his goodbyes, collecting £368,100 in eighth place.
Wai Kin Yong called from the hijack with and Ming Zhong Liu raised to 280,000, holding . Yong moved all in and Liu snap-called for his remaining 1,895,000.
Ming Zhong Liu:
Wai Kin Yong:
The flop came down and Yong was still ahead with his jacks. A landed on the turn, leaving Liu with just one card to stay alive. An landed on the river, hitting Liu with the card he needed to double through Yong.
Ante: 30,000 - Button Ante: 60,000
The players are now on a 15-minute break.
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.
The flop came down , giving Phua a set of cowboys. A came on the turn and Bonomo now had a straight draw to go with his ace. The river came down a , cementing the pot for Phua who doubled through Bonomo.
Rui Cao called for 50,000 from under the gun with , and Wai Kin Yong raised to 250,000 with from the cutoff.
The flop fell , and both players checked before the hit the turn.
Cao bet 350,000, which Yong called, and the 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.
Ming Zhong Liu limped the small blind with , Rui Cao called in the hijack with and Wai Kin Yong checked his button option after looking down at .
The dealer spread out 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:
Ming Zhong Liu:
A fell on the turn and Yong was still ahead with his two pair. The river came down an and Liu failed to connect, sending a full double to Yong.