Andy Ni Wins Triton SHRS Montenegro $25,000 Eight-Max Event

Champion Andy Ni

Andy Ni, a 41-year-old Chinese player residing in Spain, has participated in just five Triton Super High Roller Series tournaments to date. Impressively, he has cashed in three out of five, securing one victory outright. His triumph occurred at the 2024 Triton Montenegro festival in the $25,000 eight-max no-limit hold’em event, earning him $785,000 as the champion.

A total of 135 entries were recorded in the event, forming a prize pool of $3,375,000 distributed among the top 23 players. Notable participants included Mikita Badziakouski, Seth Davies, Steve O’Dwyer, Quan Zhou, Nick Petrangelo, Henrick Hecklen, Patrik Antonius, and Ben Heath, who all made deep runs.

Ni dominated the chip lead as the final table of eight was set. He extended his lead by eliminating Alex Kulev in 8th place. Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero followed suit, finishing in 7th place after running into Chris Brewer’s pocket aces. Both Kulev and Barbero climbed into the top 25 in the 2024 POY standings after their respective finishes.

Danny Tang bowed out in 6th place, losing a preflop showdown against Nicolas Chouity. Viacheslav Buldygin fell in 5th place to Brewer’s hand, while Aram Sargsyan finished 4th, pocketing $290,000.

Ni surged ahead after overcoming Brewer’s challenge, eventually sealing the win in a three-way showdown. He outlasted Chouity and Brewer with his superior hand, securing the title.

Brewer claimed 3rd place and $354,000, further solidifying his impressive year. Chouity, a seasoned player, took home $531,000 as the runner-up.

Event #2: $25K NLH 8-Handed Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Andy Ni China $785,000
2 Nicolas Chouity Lebanon $531,000
3 Chris Brewer United States $354,000
4 Aram Sargsyan Armenia $290,000
5 Viacheslav Buldygin Russia $233,000