Phil Ivey Victorious in Cyprus as Triton Series Concludes


Patrik Antonius, Kahle Burns, and Sam Greenwood also found gold in the high roller series.

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Patrik Antonius Wins $25,000 Triton No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Event for $825,000

The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series at the Merit Royal Hotel Casino in Kyrenia, Cyprus attracted some of poker’s biggest names, as any Triton series does. Many of them even managed to win events.

The first big name victory came right at the opening event. Finish poker legend Patrik Antonius, a staple in the Poker After Dark/Full Tilt days of the late 2000’s, entered the 34-player field in Event #1, the $25,000 No Limit Hold'em - 8-Handed tournament. 

Heads-up, he was faced with Fahredin Mustafov from Bulgaria. One of the hands in the battle for the title between the two turned many heads. On the river, Mustafov shoved all-in for Antonius’ remaining 9 BB stack. Antonius made the call with nothing but a bottom pair of deuces. Good thing he was up against a 10-high flush, so he scooped a nice pot. This gave him the momentum that propelled him to victory.

Phil Ivey Takes Down $30,000 Triton Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Event for $387,000

There’s always a collective feeling of delight whenever Phil Ivey does well in a major poker tournament. Poker legend Ivey was very close to his 11th WSOP gold bracelet during the summer, but fell short of victory in the $100K High Roller, finishing second behind Aleksejs Ponakovs. This time, although on a smaller stage, he managed to triumph again. 

He finished first in the $30K Short Deck NLHE event for $387,000, beating Sam Greenwood heads-up for the title. The 38-player field boasted many big names, such as Tom Dwan, one of the earliest adopters of the 6+ Hold’em variant, as well as Daniel Dvoress and Mikita Badziakouski. Ivey still managed to outlast the tough competition.

When Triton hosted another high roller festival in the same venue in Cyprus during the spring, Ivey won an event then as well. Overall, this is his third Triton win, and now has $38.282 million live cashes, which puts him firmly in the top 10 on the all time money list.

Sam Greenwood Tops the Field in the $50,000 Triton Short Deck No Limit Hold’em Event for $341,275

The Triton series on the Mediterranean island nation started with a victory by a famed poker pro, and ended with one as well. Canada’s Sam Greenwood got back after losing to Ivey heads-up in the last short deck event, and beat the American Seth Davies in the final duel for the title. Phil Ivey too made another deep run, eventually busting in 4th place for $181,784.

Here are some other major event results from the Triton Cyprus series. The biggest score was claimed by Sam Grafton, a whopping $5.5 million.





$30,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event

Ben Tollerene (USA)


$75,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed event

Kahle Burns (Australia)

$1.730 million

$200,000 No Limit Hold'em - Coin Rivet Invitational event

Sam Grafton (UK)

$5.5 million

$100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event

Punnat Punsri (Thailand)

$2.6 million

Sadly, during the Cyprus series on September 17, Triton co-founder Ivan Leow passed away at age 41. He also had 2 Triton titles and made the final table at Triton high roller events an additional 10 times.

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