Live Events 2
Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck

Event Info

Buy-in $75,000
Prize Pool $3,706,500
Players 51

Level Info

Level 18
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 120,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 11



Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck
Day 2 Completed

Phil Ivey Wins Triton Poker Cyprus Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck ($1,170,000)

will_shill • Level 18: 0-0, 120,000 ante
Champion Phil Ivey
Champion Phil Ivey

A final table burst from poker Hall of Famer member Phil Ivey was enough to see him triumph in Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck at the Triton Poker Cyprus festival, taking home $1,170,000 in the process.

He defeated Wai Kiat Lee heads-up to top a 51-player field and win his second Short Deck High Roller title in eight months, after previous success at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe festival last year.

RankPlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Phil IveyUnited States$1,170,000
2Wai Kiat LeeMalaysia$840,000
3Mike WatsonCanada$538,000
4Elton TsangHong Kong$408,000
5Jason KoonUnited States$315,000
6Richard YongMalaysia$241,000
7Ivan LeowMalaysia$194,500
Kiat Lee
Kiat Lee

Day 2 Recap

The day began with just 11 players remaining and only 7 places paid. Early eliminations included Mikita Badziakouski, Daniel Cates and Chris Brewer. The latter two were eliminated by Mike Watson who sat atop the counts as the tournament reached the money bubble.

There were mixed fortunes for the Yong family, with Richard Yong doubling to stay alive while Wai Kin Yong was sent to the rail by Phil Ivey, with the remaining players all guaranteed $194,500.

Watson would continue to extend his chip lead during the opening exchanges as Elton Tsang and start-of-day chip leader Jason Koon traded doubles.

Ivey would go runner-runner to eliminate Ivan Leow, while another double from Yong would hinder Watson's charge for the title.

Triton Live Stream Set
Triton Live Stream Set

Yong was subsequently eliminated by Ivey, who also sent Koon to the rail just minutes later to soar into the lead. Wai Kiat Lee had successfully laddered his way to four-handed, and would send Tsang to the rail to remain in contention.

However, Ivey's elimination of Watson in third place saw him take a more than 2:1 chip lead into heads-up, and would dispatch Lee in the first hand of heads-up to secure the title and seven-figure first-place prize.

That concludes our coverage of Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck, but be sure to tune in tomorrow for Event #5: $75,000 Short Deck right here on PokerNews

Level: 18

Ante: 60,000 - Button: 120,000

Elton Tsang Eliminated in 4th Place ($408,000)

will_shill • Level 17: 0-0, 100,000 ante
Elton Tsang
Elton Tsang

Wai Kiat Lee shoved from the cutoff for 3,200,000 and Elton Tsang deliberated before calling for his last 665,000 on the button.

Elton Tsang: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Wai Kiat Lee: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The flop {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} favored Tsang, and although the {j-Diamonds} turn gave Lee a pair there were still outs that Tsang could hit to stay alive.

However, the {a-Hearts} wasn't one of them and Tsang was eliminated.

Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
my 4,100,000 800,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk Busted

Tsang Short After Lee Double

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Wai Kiat Lee shoved under the gun for 1,575,000. Elton Tsang shoved in the next position. The remaining players folded.

Wai Kiat Lee: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Elton Tsang: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The flop {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} saw Lee remain in the lead. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {9-Spades} and Lee doubled up to leave Tsang short.

Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
my 3,300,000 1,525,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 815,000 -1,585,000

Tsang Doubles Through Watson

will_shill • Level 17: 0-0, 100,000 ante

Mike Watson raised all in for 3,790,000 and Elton Tsang called all in for 1,170,000 on the button.

Elton Tsang: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Mike Watson: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Both players flopped pairs on the {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs}. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {k-Hearts} as Tsang doubled through Watson.

Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 2,600,000 -1,240,000
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
hk 2,400,000 1,180,000