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Triton Poker Special Edition Series: Phil Ivey Wins Career-Fourth Short Deck Title in Event #3: $75K Short Deck For $1.17 Million

Phil Ivey Wins Career 4th Short Deck Title At The Triton Poker Special Edition Series
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis April 7, 2022
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Phil Ivey (cover image) is back with a bang! The 10-time WSOP bracelet winner took down Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck at the Triton Poker Special Edition Series, banking the $1.17 Million up-top. The Poker Hall of Famer has been on top of his game at the ongoing series – he’s made it to the final table of three of the first four events at the series, cashing $1.73 Million already. These are his first live tournament scores since August 2021.

The 45-year-old poker superstar has made a habit of winning Short Deck titles, and out of his four wins in the format, two have been at the Triton Series. His first Short Deck title came at the 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro in the HK$250,000 No-Limit Hold ’em (NHLE) Short Deck Ante Only 250K event. His other Short Deck wins have been in Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck at the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe (August 2021) and Event #7: $50,000 Short Deck at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi (March 2020).

The win has pushed Ivey’s lifetime tournament earnings to $33,513,693, putting him in 12th place in the All-Time Money List, about $860,000 behind 10th-ranked Fedor Holz ($34,373,043).

Coming back to the event, the $75K buy-in Short Deck Ante-Only registered a 51-entry field that generated a $3,706,500 prize pool. The two-day event saw 11 players making it to Day 2, with GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon (2,675,000) in the chip lead. Hong Kong’s Elton Tsang (2,615,000) was the only other player with over 2 Million in chips. Ivey held the third-biggest stack with 1,910,000 in chips.

You can watch the Day 1 replay below.


With only the top seven players assured a min-cash of $194,500, the race to finish in the money was intense.

Belarusian pro Mikita Badziakouski was the first player to fall on Day 2. Daniel Cates and Chris Brewer were quick to join Badziakouski at the rail. Wai Kin Yong ended up money-bubbling the tournament in eighth place.

Wai Kin Yong
Wai Kin Yong


Watch the complete Day 2 replay below.


Final Table Chip Counts

1. Mike Watson – 4,100,000

2. Wai Kiat Lee – 2,300,000

3. Phil Ivey – 2,100,000

4. Elton Tsang – 2,000,000

5. Jason Koon – 1,900,000

6. Richard Yong – 1,700,000

7. Ivan Leow – 1,300,000


Final Table Recap

Ivan Leow was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. His knockout came about in a classic cooler when his pocket Queens lost out to Phil Ivey’s pocket rockets.

Ivan Leow
Ivan Leow


Richard Yong departed in sixth place when his lost out to Ivey’s that hit a Jack on the turn. Ivey jumped into the chip lead following Yong’s elimination with 6,060,000 chips.

Richard Yong
Richard Yong


Four minutes later, GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon‘s was bested by Ivey’s that rivered a two-pair on the board . Ivey extended his chip lead, with his stack touching 7,900,000.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon


Finishing in fourth place was Elton Tsang. His were cracked by Wai Kiat Lee’s that bettered to a two-pair on the runout .

Elton Tsang
Elton Tsang


Within two minutes, the subsequent elimination came about. Mike Watson fell out in third place, becoming Ivey’s fourth victim on the final table.

Mike Watson
Mike Watson


The heads-up between Phil Ivey (11,175,000) and Wai Kiat Lee (4,125,000) began with the former commanding a massive chip lead. Unsurprisingly, it was a short-lived heads-up match that lasted just one hand.

Wai Kiat Lee
Wai Kiat Lee


Lee limped on the first hand of the heads-up play, and Ivey raised to 500,000. Lee announced all-in, and Ivey called.

Wai Kiat Lee

Phil Ivey

The board ran . While both players turned top pair, Ivey’s King-high kicker won him the pot and, consequently, the title.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey


Final Table Results (USD)

1. Phil Ivey – $1,170,000

2. Wai Kiat Lee – $840,000

3. Mike Watson – $538,000

4. Elton Tsang – $408,000

5. Jason Koon – $315,000

6. Richard Yong – $241,000

7. Ivan Leow – $194,500


Image & Content Courtesy: PokerNews

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