The Super High Roller Series under the Triton Poker umbrella continues to entertain with Day 1 of the $250,000 NLH Luxon Invitational kicking off yesterday, which sees businessmen, VIPs and some of the world’s best poker players all pitted against each other.
Prior to the Luxon Invitational, another six-figure buy-in event was wrapped up and saw David Yan emerge as the victor from the $200,000 NLH 8-Handed tournament. Yan took home $3,052,002 following a three-way day that involved Nacho Barbero and 2022 WSOP Main Event champion Espen Jorstad.
The event saw 51 entries and a further 30 reentries to take the final total to 81. This created a $16,200,000 prize pool and was shared among the top 13 players.
Triton London SHRS $200,000 NLH 8-Handed Payouts
|1||David Yan||New Zealand||$3,052,002*|
|5||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||$1,247,000|
|7||Chris Brewer||United States||$770,000|
|9||Seth Davies||United States||$453,000|
|10||Seth Gottlieb||United States||$348,000|
|11||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||$348,000|
Denotes three-way deal
Final Day Action
Day 2 began with 46 players returning to the Triton felt, but the field was quickly whittled down to bring around the bubble. The action began to slow as no player wanted to be the last player to leave JW Marriott Grosvenor House empty-handed, but things picked up when Jorstad’s ace-king won a race against the pocket sevens held by Mikita Badziakouski to put everyone else remaining in the money.
Christoph Vogelsang, Daniel Dvoress, Sam Grafton and Seth Davies were next to depart to set up the eight-handed final table, which saw Jorstad enter as the chip leader.
Chris Brewer made an excellent fold to avoid becoming the first final table casualty. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner flopped the second-nut flush with a straight flush redraw while Jorstad turned quads jacks. Brewer did not improve on the river and managed to get away from his hand after he check-folded to the Jorstad’s all-in.
Short stack Juan Pardo bowed out in eighth after he got it in with king-six but could not improve against Yan’s king-ten. Despite earlier heroics, Brewer was the next to depart after he lost most of his stack after being outflipped by Timothy Adams. Danny Tang finished him off shortly after to bring the event six-handed.
Yan then closed the gap between himself and Jorstad after seeing off Aleksejs Ponakovs in sixth place. Tang picked up the first seven-figure payout of the day after his deep run ended in a fifth-place finish.
With four players remaining, discussions of a deal took place, but a consensus could not be agreed upon. The players returned, and Barbero soon took the proverbial bull by the horns and had half of the chips in play after he ousted Adams.
A deal was then struck between the final three, which saw Barbero lock up the lion’s share of the prize pool. The Argentinian guaranteed himself $3,445,807, while Yan and Jorstad would secure $2,952,002 and $2,766,191, respectively. The trio would then battle it out for the last $100,000 and the title.
Yan then went into heads-up play with a slim advantage over Barbero after the former cracked Jorstad’s pocket queens with pocket nines.
A topsy-turvy affair saw the chip lead exchanged several times until Yan sealed the win. The final hand of the day was ace-four versus king-six, with Yan holding the best hand, which held out following the runout. Yan picked up his first Triton title and saw his payout boosted to $3,052,002.
2023 Triton Poker London Series Updated Results
|$25k NLH GGMillion$||162||Luc Greenwood||$897,000|
|$25k NLH 7-Handed||120||Fedor Holz||$609,853|
|$40k NLH Mystery Bounty||133||Espen Jorstad||$639,000|
|$50k NLH 8-Handed||112||Ole Schemion||$1,350,000|
|$25k NLH 7-Handed||104||Jason Koon||$1,570,000|
|$200k NLH 8-Handed||81||David Yan||$3,052,002|
|$30k NLH Turbo Bounty||86||Pedro Garagnani||$459,000|