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The poker tables at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel were ablaze with excitement as Hong Kong’s pride and Natural8 Ambassador, Danny Tang (cover image), clinched the top spot in Event #13: $60,000 No Limit Hold’em at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London. This triumphant victory handed Tang his fourth Triton title and a hefty $1,600,000 prize purse.
Brazil’s poker stalwart, Bruno Volkmann, who placed runner-up in Event #8: $30K NLH 8-Handed Turbo Bounty, had to settle for the runner-up position, missing out on his maiden Triton title by a whisker and securing $1,080,000.
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Rewinding to March, when the WSOP bracelet winner, Danny Tang, clinched his first Triton title in Vietnam, he admitted, “I wasn’t sure I would ever get over the line.” Once feeling overshadowed by his trophy-collecting friends and colleagues, Tang’s recent victories prove that his time in the spotlight has come.
May witnessed Tang’s poker prowess in North Cyprus, where he swept two Triton titles in Event #12: $50K NLH Turbo and Event #16: $50K Short Deck Main Event. The win marked his 21st Triton score, pushing his Triton tally to $9,980,404.
According to Hendon Mob, Dan is ranked #1 on Hong Kong’s All-Time Money List, and his live tournament earnings have skyrocketed to $18,768,395 post his latest triumph.
Currently, only Jason Koon surpasses Tang’s tally of Triton titles. As the echoes of this victory reverberate, Danny Tang stands tall as a formidable force in the Triton Series. The only looming question remains: is the 30-year-old from Hong Kong poised to outstrip Koon?
In his winner interview, Tang told Ali Nejad, “I don’t know what to say, I really don’t know what to say.”
Although he recognized some improvement, Tang emphasized that his skill level hadn’t dramatically changed in the last six months. Eventually, he reached for a spiritual explanation, suggesting his victory was due to “Ivan’s (Triton co-founder) blessing, right?”
Post-victory, Tang extended heartfelt gratitude to his supporters: “All of the support, it means a lot, you know. Brazil on that side, Asia on this side. I’m just blessed to have these good friends. We can all improve together.”
The $60,000 buy-in Event #13 attracted 106 entries, including 36 re-entries, generating a prize pool of $6,360,000. The top 17 finishers crossed the money line with a min-cash worth $100,000.
Tensions ran high as players fought to reduce the field, with notable eliminations and surprising turnarounds.
The tables saw the demise of Juan Pardo at a critical juncture, leaving him in the stone bubble.
Ben Heath (11th for $130,400), Yuri Dzivielevski (12th for $114,500), Cary Katz (13th for $114,500), Webster Lim (14th for $105,500), Rodrigo Seiji (15th for $105,500), Nick Petrangelo (16th for $100,000), and Steve O’Dwyer (17th for $100,000) were the regs to post in the money finishes in Event #13.
Event #11: $125K NLH Main Event champion Timothy Adams fell short of the final table, landing in 10th place and walking away with $130,400.
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Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
The final table saw an eclectic mix of Triton veterans and fresh faces. Among the stalwarts, Jason Koon held eight titles, Danny Tang had three, Matthias Eibinger owned two, and Mikita Badziakouski boasted four. Meanwhile, newcomers Keat Liu Chun and Lewis Spencer looked to establish their presence.
Returning to the Triton tables after his previous outing in London, Elior Sion couldn’t repeat his earlier success and busted in ninth place at the hands of Keat Liu Chun. With only eight big blinds left, Sion’s couldn’t outmatch Chun’s , which made a club flush.
Despite his patient strategy, Lewis Spencer eventually pushed all in with . Unfortunately, Matthias Eibinger’s was the superior hand, and Spencer was out in eighth place, marking his debut Triton cash.
Mikita Badziakouski‘s London run was anything but smooth. His final hand with pocket kings met Danny Tang’s . An Ace on the turn spelt the end for Badziakouski in seventh place.
Sean Winter‘s tenacious effort at the table was notable. He had a close call with Matthias Eibinger, eventually succumbing in sixth place with his against Eibinger’s .
The dominant force for the better part of the tournament, Keat Liu Chun, crashed in fifth place after clashing with Tang in a hand that would change the tournament’s trajectory. Chun’s was defeated by Danny Tang’s , who rivered trip tens.
Jason Koon, the all-time leader in Triton titles, was out in fourth place after his fell short against Danny Tang’s , preventing Koon from securing a record-extending ninth title.
Matthias Eibinger‘s end came in third place when he went head-to-head with Bruno Volkmann. Eibinger’s was bested by Volkmann’s , which rivered the winning straight.
The stage was set for an epic heads-up clash. Danny Tang (65 BBs) held a significant chip lead over Bruno Volkmann (19 BBs). On the final hand, Tang limped with , and Volkmann checked his . The flop was checked by both players. The turn saw Volkmann bet 275,000, which Tang called. The river brought . Volkmann checked, leading Tang to bet 1.4 Million. Volkmann, holding a deuce, decided to bluff by shoving all in. Faced with a challenging decision, Tang remarked, “I’m not slow-rolling you, by the way,” before making the call. Tang’s straight bested Volkmann’s bluff, earning him his fourth Triton title.
Final Table Results (USD)
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