Dan Smith Wins 2024 Triton Poker Jeju $50,000 Turbo Bounty Event

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Champion Dan Smith

In the 2024 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju $50,000 bounty turbo event, a total of 108 players participated, contributing to the intense action. Each buy-in included $15,000 allocated for bounties, totaling $60,000 for each player knocked out once only a quarter of the field remained. Additionally, the main prize pool boasted $3,780,000, distributed among the top 17 players.

Emerging victorious from this fast-paced single-day event was Dan Smith, who not only amassed all the chips but also claimed five bounty payouts, including his own. Smith’s earnings comprised $300,000 from bounties and an additional $951,000 as the event champion. This marked Smith’s second Triton title, following his triumph in the $200,000 invitational event in Monte Carlo, where he pocketed nearly $3.9 million. His total Triton earnings now stand close to $19.5 million, a substantial portion of his overall career winnings of $54,242,731.

With this latest win, Smith ascended to fifth place on poker’s all-time money list, surpassing Mikita Badziakouski. As a World Series of Poker bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion, Smith joins the elite group of seven players who have exceeded $50 million in earnings.

This victory marked Smith’s first title and second final-table finish of the year, having secured seventh place in a $25,000 buy-in event earlier in the same festival. With a total of 1,419 Card Player Player of the Year points from these achievements, Smith climbed to 32nd place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

Smith wasn’t the only player making waves in the POY leaderboard post this event. Punnat Punsri, fresh from his win in the $50,000 seven-max event, claimed sixth place and a $220,000 prize. Having amassed over $2.6 million in POY earnings and securing ten final tables with two titles this year, Punsri leads the POY field with 3,409 points.

Seth Davies’ third-place finish propelled him to 20th in the POY ranks, while Sirzat Hissou’s fifth-place finish bumped him into 11th place. David Coleman, the event’s runner-up, earned $642,900 and 850 POY points, marking his seventh final-table finish of the year and placing him second on the leaderboard after Punsri, having surpassed 3,000 POY points this year.

Tom Dwan, recently announced as an ACR Poker ambassador, made headlines with a fourth-place finish, earning $346,000. Dwan faced a crucial moment against Smith, losing in a flush-over-flush showdown down the stretch.

“Me and Tom were one and two in chips, in small and big blind and we both had flushes. And unless you’re super deep, there’s no getting away from it,” Smith told Triton reporters after closing out the title. Dwan was finished off by Coleman not long after that.

Top five finishers:
1 – Dan Smith, USA – $951,000 (+$300,000 in bounties)
2 – David Coleman, USA – $642,900 (+$300,000 in bounties)
3 – Seth Davies, USA – $418,000
4 – Tom Dwan, USA – $346,000 (+$60,000 in bounties)
5 – Sirzat Hissou, Germany – $279,000 (+$120,000 in bounties)