Espen Uhlen Jørstad has shined brightly at the ongoing Triton Poker Series in London. The Norwegian wrote yet another fairytale story on his conquest to the top, with the poker pro winning the Event #3 $40K NLH Mystery Bounty. It is also worth noting that this is his maiden Triton Poker title.
Magnificent performance ✨ by none other than @UhlenPoker! He took down Event #3 $40k NLH Mystery Bounty for his maiden Triton title. A massive congratulations to him! 👏
Up against a field full of crushers, Espen outlasted the likes of Phil Ivey, Stephen Chidwick, Johannes… pic.twitter.com/cQa4tL6leV
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) July 30, 2023
Jørstad managed to get the better of quite a few elite names to get to the top and walk away with a whopping $639,000 for his efforts at the $40K NLH Mystery Bounty. Playing in a field that consisted of the likes of Phil Ivey, Stephen Chidwick, Johannes Straver and more, Espen Uhlen Jørstad outlasted a number of superstars to claim his first Triton title.
This WSOP 2022 Main Event champion found himself with just 2.5 big blinds left with him at one point of the 3-way battle during the event. However, he managed to make an epic comeback and emerge victorious. His outstanding victory will also see Jørstad get himself featured in the prestigious Triton Hall of Fame.
Speaking with Triton Poker after the win, Espen Uhlen Jørstad said, “I think I did my very best ( at the final table). Was pretty focused and watched every hand, so I am happy about the performance. But of course, I did not play perfectly, but ya, here we are.”
“It’s a wild tournament, with so many hands, in a bounty format. The final table was very cool, with a lot of interesting characters on the table. Very tough table, of course. We were down to three-handed, and it was like me, Chidwick and Ivey. I am playing three-handed versus two of the biggest legends of the game, which is very gratifying, very cool. I was just enjoying the moment, and it was a wild three-handed.’
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) July 31, 2023
When asked if he accepts the title of being amongst the greatest players in the industry, he reacted by saying no. Espen Uhlen Jørstad added, “I wouldn’t say that; I still have some stuff to prove yet. I think like the people that are consistently in the top, like winning one-two tournaments is cool.”
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