The Triton Super High Roller Series London Comes to an End
The very last event on the schedule for the London stop of the Triton Super High Roller Series has also ended.
The highly anticipated event series ran between July 31st and August 8th at the London Hilton on Park Lane and draw the very best in the world of poker.
Event #8, the £50,000 Short Deck Ante-Only Hold’em event kicked off yesterday with 52 entries and a corresponding £2,465,000 prizepool. With that, the combined prizepools of all Triton London events surpassed $100 million.
💵As registration closes on Event #8 at Triton London, total prize pools for entire festival rise past $100 million. 💵
Full breakdowns: https://t.co/yDn1Aotl4b
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) August 8, 2019
Yu Liang Wins the £50,000 Triton Short Deck Event for £770,000
Yu Liang, a professional player from Shanghai, China took down the £50K Trtion short deck title eventually for which he earned £770,000 ($929,000).
Congratulations Yu Liang ! Winner of the #TritonLondon2019 £50k Short Deck title after a Heads Up battle with David Benefield , who won the £ 25k Short Deck Turbo. Liang pockets £777,000!
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) August 9, 2019
That is the biggest single live tournament cash of his career. Before yesterday, his record payday in a poker tournament was $453,242 for finishing 2nd in a HK$250,000 event at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour.
Liang beat David Benefield heads-up for the title.
Benefield almost achieved a quite remarkable feat: winning two Triton short deck events back-to-back.
David Benefield Wins the £25,000 Triton Short Deck Event for £650,000
Benefield collected a total sum of £1.210 million with his two short deck tournament result – £650,000 for his victory at the £25K and £560,000 for his runner-up finish in the £50K.
These two cashes happened within a day of each other. Quite impressive, especially given the fact that David Benefield even had a 3-year period without any live tournament ITM finishes.
In the £25K, he managed to top a 106-player field which featured such poker greats as fresh WSOP bracelet winner Danny Tang or short deck expert Jason Koon.
But Benefield managed to outlast them all. His last opponent standing was the Leng Cheong from the Philippines. David Benefield eventually won the duel and claimed his first ever Triton Super High Roller title.
The 33-year-old American poker pro is also known as his online moniker “Raptor” under which he regularly played the highest stakes PLO cash games in the late online poker room Full Tilt.
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