The poker legend, Phil Ivey has done it again! After entering Day 2 of Triton Poker Cyprus Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck with the third-highest chip lead, Ivey went on to clinch the title. He took home a whopping $1,170,000 in the process. This is also Ivey’s third final table at the Triton Poker Cyprus festival.
Ivey reached the heads-up stage of the tournament with Wai Kiat Lee as his opponent. He eventually defeated to claim the title while Malaysian poker player Lee finished in the runner-up position for $840,000. Ivey beat a 51-player field to emerge victorious in this competition.
After an intense Day 1, the 51-player field was cut down to just 11 players that made it to Day 2. Out of these 11 players, only the top 7 would make the money. Among those that were eliminated in the earlier stages were Mikita Badziakouski, Daniel Cates, Chris Brewer, and others.
The game continued with Ivey knocking out a few more opponents. He also eliminated fan-u Ivan Leow in seventh place. Here’s the game-changing moment:
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Jason Koon, who was the chip lead when Day 2 began, was eliminated in fifth place for $315,000. As the game reached the heads-up stage, Ivey knocked out Mike Watson in third place, giving him a 2:1 chip lead against Lee. This boost eventually resulted in him adding another Short Deck win to his list and a prize money of $1,170,00 in his kitty.
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|1||Phil Ivey||United States||$1,170,000|
|2||Wai Kiat Lee||Malaysia||$840,000|
|4||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||$408,000|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||$315,000|
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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