Yu Liang came out on top of a field of 52 entries in the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London £50,000 ($62,950 USD) buy-in short deck event. The Marshall Islands resident overcame a tough final table to secure the title and the top prize of £777,000 ($947,940 USD).
This was the final event of the Triton London series, and it capped off a week of incredible high-stakes tournament action. The solid turnout for the closer built a prize pool of £2,465,000 ($3,007,300 USD), which was supposed to be awarded to the top seven finishers. In the end, a simultaneous elimination on the money bubble at two separate tables lead Mike Watson and Choon Tong Siow to chop seventh-place money. They each received $78,995 USD for their deep runs.
With that the final table of six was set. The first player to be eliminated was current 2019 Card Player Player of the Year race leader “Stephen Chidwick. “:https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-players/77845-stephen-chidwick His AK lost out to the A8 of Richard Yong, who made a flush to send Chidwick to the rail with $195,444 USD. This was the British poker pro’s fourth cash at the Triton London series, bringing his total for the festival to $6,568,236. Nearly $5.4 million of that came for Chidwick’s fourth-place showing in the Triton Million event.
Yong also knocked out the fifth-place finisher, Arnaud Romain ($255,590 USD). David Benefield was fresh off of a win in the £25,000 buy-in short deck event at this series and held the chip lead as play got short-handed in this event. He furthered his advantage by eliminating Chin Wei Lim in fourth place ($330,986 USD), with his pocket tens making a full house to secure the pot.
Yu Liang and Yong clashed in the next major pot of the day. Yong got all-in with Q10 and was up against the KQ of Liang. Both players flopped a queen, and by the river Liang’s king kicker was enough to earn him the pot. Yong was awarded $435,540 USD for his third-place showing.
Benefield started heads-up play with the larger stack, but his two pair failed to hold up against Liang’s straight draw in a crucial all-in spot. With that win, Liang overtook the lead. The final hand saw Liang flop trips against top pair for Benefield, and all of the chips got in the middle. Liang’s hand held and Benefield was knocked out in second place ($683,810 USD).
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
|4||Chin Wei Lim||$330,986||255|
Winner photo credit: Joe Giron / Triton Poker.