2022 Triton Poker Cyprus

Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck
Day: 1
Event Info

2022 Triton Poker Cyprus

Final Results
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Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck

Day 1 Completed

Koon Leads; Tsang and Ivey Close Behind After Day 1 of Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck Ante-Only at Triton Poker Cyprus

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

Jason Koon is the chip leader after a wild Day 1 of Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck Ante-Only in the Triton Poker Special Edition Series at Merit Crystal Cove Resort and Casino in North Cyprus. The popular high roller poker variant drew 51 total entries and 11 players bagged for Day 2.

The 51 entries generated a prize pool of $3,706,500, from which the winner will receive $1,170,000. The top seven places will pay out a minimum of $194,500.

Triton Poker Special Edition Series Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck Day 2 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountDay 2 Antes
1Jason KoonUnited States2,675,000134
2Elton Tsang Hong Kong2,615,000131
3Phil IveyUnited States1,910,00096
4Wai Kin YongMalaysia1,370,00096
5Ivan LeowMalaysia1,315,00069
6Daniel CatesUnited States1,170,00059
7Chris BrewerUnited States1,067,00053
8Richard YongMalaysia980,00049
9Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus875,00049
10Wai Kiat LeeMalaysia835,00042
11Mike WatsonCanada775,00039

Koon was the leader when the dust settled, thanks in part to the elimination of Wei Hsiang Yeu in the final level of the evening. The GGPoker Ambassador was a fixture near the top of the leaderboard throughout the day, taking advantage of the big swings in a game that lends itself to a lot of shoving and jamming.

The chip leader is followed closely by Elton Tsang in second and Phil Ivey in third. Veteran Short Deck players Wai Kin Yong and Ivan Leow round out the top five.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Players return tomorrow at 1 p.m. EEST for the Day 2 finale. Action picks back up in Level 13 with antes at 20,000, while the button will commit 40,000. Levels will increase every 40 minutes, and play will continue tomorrow until a winner is declared. The plan is to take a 15-minute break every three levels.

Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck Ante-Only Payouts


All of Wednesday's action will once again be streamed by Triton Poker on their YouTube channel, as well as on Twitch. The livestream will kick off on a security delay, approximately 30 minutes after cards go in the air.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all week long for live updates from the Triton Poker Special Edition Series at Merit Crystal Cove Resort and Casino in North Cyprus.

Tags: Chris BrewerDaniel CatesElton TsangIvan LeowJason KoonLee Wai KiatMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiPhil IveyRichard YongWai Kin YongWei Hsiang Yeu

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
11Phil Ivey1,910,000
12Wai Kiat Lee835,000
15Ivan Leow1,315,000
16Jason Koon2,675,000
17Wai Kin Yong1,370,000
21Elton Tsang2,615,000
22Daniel Cates1,170,000
23Mike Watson775,000
25Richard Yong980,000
26Mikita Badziakouski875,000
27Chris Brewer875,000

End of Day 1

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante

Play has come to an end on Day 1 of Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck Ante-Only. The final 11 players are now bagging their chips.

Stay tuned for a recap from the PokerNews team.

Final Two Tables

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
11Phil Ivey1,600,000
12Wai Kiat Lee986,000
13Wei Hsiang Yeu532,000
15Ivan Leow1,400,000
16Jason Koon2,100,000
17Wai Kin Yong1,500,000
21Elton Tsang2,100,000
22Daniel Cates1,100,000
23Mike Watson873,000
25Richard Yong1,200,000
26Mikita Badziakouski878,000
27Chris Brewer1,100,000

Final Level Chip Count Update

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Elton Tsang hk
Elton Tsang
2,173,000 -100,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
2,082,000 -18,000
Daniel Cates us
Daniel Cates
1,655,000 -699,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
1,509,000 9,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
1,313,000 736,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
1,191,000 3,000
Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer
1,067,000 -159,000
Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
1,001,000 707,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
908,000 -290,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
903,000 265,000
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 2X Winner
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
840,000 203,000
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 1X Winner
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
683,000 423,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Wei Hsiang Yeu my
Wei Hsiang Yeu
562,000 -300,000

Yong Folds the Best Hand

Level 12 : 0/0, 15,000 ante

Jason Koon limped in with {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Wai Kim Yong raised to 120,000. The rest of the table folded and Koon called to see {8-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{a-Clubs} on the flop.

Koon checked his set and flat-called when Yong bet 45,000. The turn was {j-Hearts}.

Koon checked again and Yong checked back with his higher set.

The river was {9-Hearts} and Koon bet 90,000. Yong tossed the best hand in the muck and Koon took another pot.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
2,100,000 246,000
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
1,500,000 -39,000

Tags: Jason KoonWai Kim Yong