Phil Ivey cracked the $40 million lifetime live tournament mark on Sunday at Triton Poker London with his umpteenth major poker win, this one being a $60,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em turbo event.
The widely considered greatest poker player of all-time captured his fourth Triton win while taking home $1,007,000 for outlasting a field of 61 entrants. Following a ho-hum World Series of Poker (WSOP), by his lofty standards, the Poker Hall of Famer is winding down his summer with a huge win across the pond, along with two other cashes, including a runner-up finish to Espen Jorstad in the $20,000 Mystery Bounty last week.
Phil Ivey Cannot Be Stopped
Poker wizzes Nick Petrangelo, Sam Greenwood, and Aleksejs Ponakovs were all among those who reached the final table. None of them, however, could defeat Ivey, who earned his 11th career seven-figure score in a live tournament.
After Santosh Suvarna busted in 10th place ($91,500), the final table was set, and it was Ivey holding the chip lead. However, he only had 41 big blinds, which meant everyone would have to play short stack poker to perfection to win.
Cary Katz, the PokerGO founder, hit a flush to send Greenwood home in ninth place ($104,000). The same player would then bust the next two at the table — Wai Yong (eighth for $137,200) and Tan Xuan (seventh for $175,700) — with pocket aces. The final table was starting to become the Cary Katz Show, but then Petrangelo would find doubles through the chip leaders and become a force.
Ivey regained the lead when his pocket jacks would hold to bust Biao Ding (sixth place for $223,200), and then Petrangelo would river a flush to eliminate Ponakovs (fifth place for $285,500).
The blinds were getting big during four-handed play to a point where everyone was close to an all-in-or-fold situation, even the big stacks. Ivey would again use pocket jacks to bust an opponent as Rodrigo Selouan, who had ace-rag, left the tournament in fourth place for $360,000.
The high roller event in Europe would come down to a trio of Americans, and Petrangelo had a golden opportunity to double through Ivey with a bigger ace, but would get sucked out on and have to settle for the $468,900 third place prize. Heads-up play would then begin with Ivey holding a 3-1 chip advantage.
Katz would get his money in good with A♥K♣ against Q♦7♥, but two queens appeared on the flop and that was all she wrote. Ivey ran like a god and claimed the $1,007,000 first place payout, while Katz took home the $715,500 consolation prize.
Triton Poker $60k NLH Turbo Final Table Results
Ivey, a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, won his first live poker tournament since last September, also in a Triton Poker event (Cyprus). He now ranks 11th all-time in Hendon Mob cashes, a leaderboard that is once again topped by Bryn Kenney ($64.8 million), who won the $250,000 buy-in Luxon Invitational for $6.8 million on Saturday at Triton.
The Main Event, a $125,000 buy-in tournament, has also reached its final nine players with Dan “Jungleman” Cates leading the way in the quest for the $4.2 million first place prize. Final table action will take place on Monday in London.
2023 Triton Poker London Series Updated Results
|$25k NLH GGMillion$||162||Luc Greenwood||$897,000|
|$25k NLH 7-Handed||120||Fedor Holz||$609,853|
|$40k NLH Mystery Bounty||133||Espen Jorstad||$639,000|
|$50k NLH 8-Handed||112||Ole Schemion||$1,350,000|
|$25k NLH 7-Handed||104||Jason Koon||$1,570,000|
|$200k NLH 8-Handed||81||David Yan||$3,052,002|
|$30k NLH Turbo Bounty||86||Pedro Garagnani||$459,000|
|$250k NLH Luxon Invitational||118||Bryn Kenney||$6,860,000|
|$25k Pot-Limit Omaha||77||Seth Gottlieb||$511,000|
|$60k NLH Turbo||61||Phil Ivey||$1,007,000|
*Lead image courtesy of Trition