Once again, the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic hosted another Triton Super High Roller event that coincided with the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe festival. This final table featured partypoker Pro Kristen Bicknell and Malaysia's Wai Kin Yong, who is fresh off his victory in the Triton London 100K Main Event. Yong picked off Paul Phua heads up for the title and £2.6 million (which is approximately $3.15 million USD).
Triton finished off their Super High Roller series in London last week. Along the way, Brynn Kenney won the Triton Million for Charity and became the all-time money winner in the history of poker on planet Earth.
The Triton Series migrated East to RozVegas for this event that also dubbed as the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe.
The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS circuit features events all over the world. The latest stop in mid-August was RozVegas. When in doubt, head to RozVegas for high baller action whether its a Triton SHR or the upcoming World Series of Poker Europe. The King's Casino has made a reputation for itself as a crossroads for both sharks, pirates, the nouveau riche, and deep-pocketed noobs.
The €100,000 buy-in Triton Super High Roller attracted 32 entries with only the top 6 places getting a cut. The prize pool surpassed €3M and the champ would walk away with the majority of the cheesecake with €1M, or approximately $1.1 million USD.
Only 18 players survived the brutal cut after the first day of action in the 100K. Igor Kurganov bagged up the lead with Michael Addamo not far behind.
Teun Mulder, Ole Schemion, and Richard Yong fired only one bullet and did not rebuy after busting on the opening day.
The final table included partypoker Pro Kristen Bicknell from Canada, American Cary Katz, Wai Kin Yong from Malaysia, British pro Ben Heath, Orpen Kisacikoglu from Turkey and Russia's Vladimir Troyanovksiy.
Kristen Bicknell hit the road first at the final table. She busted in sixth place, which paid out €213K. Cary Katz's run ended in fifth place for a €273K score.
Wai Kin Yong made another SHR final table, but he could not win another Triton title. WKY got picked off in fourth place, which paid out €350K.
British pro Ben Heath met his fate in third place. He banked €455K or about a half-million in Benjamins. Heath's elimination set up the heads-up final between Valdimir Troyanovksiy and Orpen Kisacikoglu.
Turkey came out on top of this fight to the death. Russia's Vladimir Troyanovksiy earned €710,000 for a runner-up finish in the 100K. Not too shabby, eh?
Orpen Kisacikoglu took down the SHR and the Triton title. First place paid out €1,040,000 or roughly $1.2 million in Yankee bucks.
Among the notables who took a shot, but failed to make the money included the usual cast of high ballas including... Charlie Carrel, Rui Cao, Kahle Burns, Phil Ivey, Michael Addamo, Paul Phua, Michael Chi Zhang, Martin Kabrhel, Choon Tong Siow, partypoker Pro Sam Trickett, Chin Wei Lim, Tony G, Richard Yong, and Ole Schemion.
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Here's a crazy hand from the 100K that also involves Phil Ivey...