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The RUB6,000,000 Triton Poker Super High Roller Sochi at the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia festival was held over the course of two days at the Sochi Casino and Resort and attracted 29 entries creating a prize pool of RUB 167,040,000 ($2,497,248).
Besting the likes of Manig Loeser, Dietrich Fast, Niall Farrell, Phil Ivey and Johannes Becker was Malaysian pro Ivan Leow (cover image) who won his second Triton Poker title in two weeks and took home RUB 72,000,000 ($1,134,000) for his efforts. Ranked fourth on the Malaysia All Time Money List, this latest victory has swelled Leow’s total live earnings to $3,610,190.
Out of the 14 players that started Day 1, Wai Kin Yong, Koray Aldemir and Dietrich Fast busted out first to reduce the number to nine. The day ended with Manig Loeser (782,000), Timothy Adams (558,000) and Phil Ivey (517,500) rounding up the top three stacks.
15 more players joined the playing field at the start of Day 2, taking the player pool to 29 entries.
Final Day Recap
Several notables were eliminated through the course of the day including Timofey Kuznetsov, Philipp Gruissem, Aymon Hata, Koray Aldemir, Konstantin Uspenskii, Patrik Antonius, Johannes Becker, Richard Yong and Chin Wei Lim.
Following the double elimination of Phil Ivey and Timothy Adams, the eight-player final table was formed.
1. Ivan Leow – 1,934,000Final Table Chip Counts
2. Dietrich Fast – 1,516,000
3. Manig Loeser – 1,474,000
4. Niall Farrell – 643,000
5. Abraham Passet – 639,000
6. Wai Leong Chan – 584,000
7. Paul Phua – 285,000
8. Wai Kin Yong – 173,000
Final Table Recap
The first player to hit the rail on the final table was Wai Kin Yong. Ivan Leow moved all-in from small blind with and Yong called from big blind with . The flop gave Yong the lead with a pair of queens. But the turn brought Leow to the top with a stronger pair of aces. The river bettered Leow’s hand to three-of-a-kind aces and Yong had to exit in eighth place.
Soon thereafter, Loeser, Paul Phua and Wai Leong Chan, tangled in a three-way showdown. Loeser held , Phua had and Chan held . On the runout , Loeser hit a flush resulting in Phua’s seventh place elimination while Chan`s stack took a big hit.
Next to go was the Scotsman Niall Farrell. Chan raised to 55,000 from the button with and Farrell tanked for a while and then jammed from the small blind for 64,000 holding . Manig Loeser called from the big blind with and Chan filled up. The board ran . Loeser had the best hand with a pair of kings, Chan flopped a pair of eights while the board completely missed Farrell, who bounced out in sixth place.
The German Dietrich Fast became the unfortunate bubble boy of the tournament. He raised to 65,000 in the cutoff and Leow called from small blind. The flop came and Leow checked while Fast bet 125,000. Leow called to see the turn and led out for 275,000 prompting Fast to move all-in. Leow snap-called and both players tabled their cards.
While Leow had picked up a pair of queens on the turn, Fast hadn’t had much help from the board. The on the river ended his run in fifth place.
Four-Handed Chip Counts
1. Ivan Leow – 2,881,000
2. Abraham Passet – 1,495,000
3. Wai Leong Chan – 1,444,000
4. Manig Loeser – 1,428,000
The first player to finish in the money was Manig Loeser. Leow opened under-the-gun for 90,000 and was called by three players, Chan from the button, Loeser from small blind and Abraham Passet from big blind. The flop fell , Loeser and Passet checked, while Leow bet 125,000 and Chan called. Loeser used a time bank and check-raised to 400,000, while Passet folded. Leow snap-called and Chan folded. The turn brought and Loeser moved all-in for 1,000,000, Loew snap-called again.
The river missed both players, but Leow’s pair of aces bested Loeser’s pair of jacks and the latter was eliminated in fourth place.
Finishing in third place was Wai Leong Chan. Leow raised to 90,000 from the button and Chan called from the small blind. The flop brought . Chan checked and Leow bet 125,000. Chan check-raised to 350,000 and Leow called to see the open on the turn. Leo raised while Chan snap-called for 605,000.
Wai Leong Chan
The river gave Leow two pairs – aces and tens eliminating Chan in the process.
The heads-up play saw Ivan Leow (4,350,000) and Abraham Passet (2,900,000) in the finale. On the final hand, a limped pot led to the flop being dealt. Passet checked and Leow bet 150,000. Passet check-shoved for 1,395,000 and Leow called. Both players tabled their cards.
The remaining two streets brought and . Loew’s pair of jacks defeated Passet’s pair of deuces to bring him his second Triton Poker Super High Roller in less than a month.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Ivan Leow – $1,134,000
2. Abraham Passet – $740,880
3. Wai Leong Chan – $472,500
4. Manig Loeser – $283,500
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