Malaysian poker player Wai Kin Yong won the main event of Triton Highroller series in London. The tournament lasted 3 days at the Park Lane Hilton in London. In total 130 players participated at the 100,000$ buy-in event.
The final two players remaining were Wai Kin Yong and Paul Phua. Players made a deal that left 150.000$ and tournament trophy to the final winner. Yong-s total prize was 3.148.391 million US dollars.
Second place finish did not make Paul Phua happy, as winning the Triton Main Event title has been his goal for a long time. Paul Phua took home 3,107,828 million US dollars for second place (because deal was made between the final two players).
Final table action
130 players started and 9 made it to the final table – all wanting to win their share of the 12.2 million prize pool.
After only three hands were played, Malaysian Wei Leong Chan was eliminated at 9th place for a price of $371,584. Wei Leong Chan went all-in with AJ and Yong called with 66. Yong hit 6 on the flop for a set and the tournament was over for Wei Leong Chan.
Next up was a double elimination. Daniel Cates ans Stephen Chidwick were dominated by Michael Soyza. Cates won $500,000 for eight place and Chidwick took home $662,760 for sevent place.
Only 6 players left – how was it played?
Michael Chi Zhang from United Kingdom was the next to go. He went all-in with 99, only to find Paul Phua holding QQ. Michael Chi Zhang won $866,218.
Sam Greenwood had been playing with a very small stack the entire day and was eventually eliminated at fifth place and took home prize money of $1,098,915.
From the remaining 4 players, 3 were Malaysian and at this point Malaysian top 3 looked very likely. That chance was eliminated after Yong and Michael Soyza faced eachother with Q2 vs 88. Michael Soyza finished fourth and won $1,365,507.
Only 3 players left.
After winning a 7 figure prize at the 2019 WSOP Ben Heath was a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately for him he was the next player to be eliminated at third place and $1,523,400 prize.
Heads-up play between Paul Phua and Yong started with a slight advantage to Paul Phua. Immediately after heads-up started the two remaining players agreed to a deal that guaranteed them both over $2.800,000.
The final hand was Phua-s Q6 vs Yong KJ, Phua was leading before the river but after Yong hit a pair he was crowned the Triton Main Event champion.