The 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Triton €100K Super High Roller attracted a field of 32 total entries to build a final prize pool of $3,404,800 USD. After two full days of high stakes action, it was Turkish businessman Orpen Kisacikoglu that emerged victorious with the title and the top prize of $1,164,800 USD. While Kisacikoglu is not a full-time poker pro, he has now accrued 55 career live tournament cashes, totaling more than $4 million in total earnings.
The second and final day of the event began with registration still open in this six-figure buy-in tournament. It only took around five hours for the field to be narrowed down the final six, all of whom made the money. Igor Kurganov was eliminated on the money bubble, just over a week after being knocked out on the money bubble in the Triton Million event.
Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell was the first player eliminated inside the money. She ran A-3 offsuit into the pocket aces of Kisacikoglu. The Canadian poker pro earned $238,560 USD for her sixth-place finish.
Cary Katz was the next to be eliminated. He moved all-in for just four big blinds on a board of 532 and was called by the Q6 of Vladimir Troyanovskiy. The 10 on the turn and 4 on the river gave Troyanovskiy the winning straight and sent Katz to the rail with $305,760 USD for his fifth-place showing.
Wai Kin Yong came to this event fresh off of an impressive run at the Triton London series. He won the £100,000 no-limit hold’em main event and finished second in the £100,000 short deck main event. The two huge scores earned him a combined $5.4 million USD. He managed another deep run in this tournament, but he fell to the bottom of the leaderboard during four-handed play. He got his last few blinds in with Q-9, only to run into the Q-10 of Ben Heath. Neither player improved and Yong was knocked out in fourth place ($390,880 USD).
Despite scoring that elimination, Heath was the next to fall. Kisacikoglu shoved from the button for 1,710,000 with 22. Heath called holding A10. The board ran out J102Q6 and Kisacikoglu flopped a set of deuces to bust Heath in third place. The 2019 WSOP $50,000 high roller winner earned $509,600 USD for his latest deep run.
With that Kisacikoglu took roughly a 6-to-5 lead into heads-up play against Vladimir Troyanovskiy. The two battled back and forth, but Kisacikoglu held the lead when the final hand was dealt. Troyanovskiy raised to 250,000 out of the small blind holding 98. Kisacikoglu called with 108. The flop came down 832 and Kisacikoglu checked. Troyanovskiy bet 300,000 and Kisacikoglu check-raised all-in. Troyanovskiy called, only to get the bad news that his top pair was outkicked. The J turn and K rived secured the pot and the title for Kisacikoglu, while Troyanovskiy was awarded $795,200 USD as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
|4||Wai Kin Yong||$390,880||240|
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