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Event #5: $75K NLHE 8–Handed of the 2022 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Cyprus was interesting, to say the least! Two-time WSOP Europe bracelet winner Kahle Burns topped the 88-entry field, capturing his maiden Triton Poker title for a career-best $1.73 Million!
Burns, who is ranked #3 on Australia’s All-Time Money List, outlasted Canada’s Sam Greenwood heads-up en route to taking down his first live title in over two years. Greenwood banked an equally impressive $1.21 Million in second place.
“If you enter a tournament, you know you’re not really supposed to win it,” Burns said in the post-tournament interview. “So you always have to get lucky…I do what I think is good. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.”
?? Congratulations to ?? @ROFLshove, winner of the #TritonCyprus2022 Event 5: USD 75,000 NLH 8-Handed, taking home USD 1,730,000 after a showdown with ?? @SamGreenwoodRIO @GGPoker @secretlabchairs #TritonPoker #poker pic.twitter.com/Kn1U8VzaV9
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) September 10, 2022
While Burns’s win was undoubtedly spectacular, for Indian poker fans, it was seeing Santhosh Suvarna making it to the final table of the high-stakes tourney that was a big surprise! The Dubai-based Indian entrepreneur is in Cyprus for the Coin Rivet Invitational and ended up finishing eighth in the $75K NLHE 8-Handed, collecting a career-best $245,000 (₹1.95 Crores).
The high-stakes cash game player is a known face in the domestic circuit with several deep runs on his resume like the 2017 DPT ₹100K NLHE High Roller (7th for ₹4.52 Lakhs) and the 2020 Baazi Poker Tour ₹100K High Roller (6th for ₹6.29 Lakhs).
Earlier this year, the former Rockets Poker Room (Bengaluru) operator partnered with long-time poker operator Vikram ‘lungi’ Kumar to start poker operations in the Cadillac Casino at DoubleTree by Hilton, Goa.
PokerGuru reached out to Suvarna, who shared his experience in the event and said, “It’s really a great and an amazing experience playing with top poker players and super high rollers. I am really enjoying high roller poker tournaments here and along the way, made all very good friends with people around the world.”
Recapping his run in the Triton $75K NLHE event, Survarna said, “Coming to the $75K tournament, my run was decent. Before ITM, my Kings got cracked in a three-way all-in to pocket fives that hit a set on the flop. After that, I chipped up slowly and made it to ITM. I shoved with A8 from the button (I had a 12BBs short stack) and took my chance here. The player called with KQ (offsuit). Couldn’t survive and ended up at 8th position.”
Suvarna has invited series-opener champion Patrik Antonius to the Coin Rivet Invitation that kicks off today.
Sharing his future plans, Suvarna said, “Playing today’s 200K Coin Rivet’s Invitational event. 90 registered already (45 industrialists and 45 pros). I am looking forward to this great tournament and the $100K Main Event on Monday.”
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Coming back to the $75K NLHE 8-Handed, the $6,600,000 prize pool was distributed among the top 13 finishers.
Jonathan Jaffe (9th for $185,000), Bruno Volkmann (10th for $145,000), Pedro Garagnani (11th for 145,000), Michael Soyza (12th for $135,000), and Laszlo Bujtas (13th for $135,000) were some players who fell out before the eight-handed final table was formed.
You can watch the replay of the Day 2 action below.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Making his Triton Poker debut, India’s Santhosh Suvarna did exceedingly well to reach the final table. Predictably, having carried the shortest stack, he was the first to depart. His elimination hand saw Linus Loeliger raising to 160,000 from UTG+1. Suvarna, on the button, went deep in the tank, even using a time bank, before deciding to move all-in for his last 785,000. The action folded back to Loeliger, who thought for a while before calling.
The board ran and Loeliger’s rivered two-pair ended Suvarna’s dream run in eighth place.
Artem Vezhenkov was the next player to fall after his were cracked by Kahle Burns’s that rivered a Queen-high straight on the board .
Linus Loeliger lost a massive pot to Seth Davies and was crippled down to 430,000. Even though he scored a double-up through Burns, on the very next hand, Burns jammed for 4.845 Million from the small blind with , and Loeliger called all-in for his remaining 890,000 from the big blind with . The community cards opened , and Burns’ spiked a Jack on the river, knocking Loeliger out in sixth place.
Talal Shakerchi exited the tournament in fifth place. Just before his elimination, Shakerchi folded his winning hand of on the after Yuri Dzivielevski jammed with . On the next hand, Shakerchi moved all-in with from the small blind for 1.820 Million. Sam Greenwood re-shoved for 2.245 Million from the big blind with to get everyone else to fold. The board ran , spelling the end of Shakerchi`s tournament run.
Brazil’s Yuri Dzivelevski was making his second FT appearance of the series after finishing runner-up to Ben Tollerene in Event #2: $30,000 No Limit Hold ’em 6-Handed. However, a fourth-place finish was the best he could do as his couldn`t hold up against Burns’ , which improved to a wheel on the river.
Down to three-handed play, Seth Davies was the next player to leave when his ran into Burns’ pocket rockets. Even after flopping a Queen, Davies couldn`t connect on the subsequent two streets to prevent his third-place exit.
Kahle Burns (34 BBs) held a dominating lead over Sam Greenwood (10 BBs) at the start of the heads-up match, which did not last long, and the first all-in confrontation ended it.
The deciding hand saw Burns’ overpower Greenwood’s pocket fours after spiking a seven on the board.
Final Table Results (USD)
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