The American poker-pro Nick Schulman wins the first event of the 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju In South Korea defeating a field of 61 total entries. The $100K HKD ($14,066 USD) buy-in short-deck no-limit hold’em event had a final prize pool of $6,100K HKD ($777,481 USD), with the lion’s share of that money being awarded to Schulman.
Schulman had little experience playing short-deck no-limit hold ’em before this occasion. The brand-new layout, additionally called six-plus poke, is rapidly expanding in appeal in high-stakes cash games in Asia. The game is having fun with a 36-card deck, with the deuces via fives eliminated as well as a few resulting guideline modifications. Flushes beat full houses, and aces can play both as the greatest card and also as a five in order to finish a nine-high straight. In spite of his absence of representatives in the game, Schulman was able to emerge victorious with his first live tournament title of 2018.
He won a vital pot at the last table with ace-queen conquering the pocket kings of 2011 Card Gamer of the Year honor champion Ben Lamb. Lamb completed 4th for $619,272 HKD($ 80,505 USD).
That pot thrust him right into the chip lead. From there he made it to heads-up play holding a substantial chip lead of roughly 9-to-1 over Kenneth Kee. Kee found an early double, but his comeback was quickly put to an end when he flopped top two pairs against Schulman’s top set of queens. Check out the hand below:
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With that Schulman secured the final pot and the title. Kee took home $1,319,369 HKD ($171,518 USD) as the runner-up finisher.
HK$100k Short Deck Ante-Only Results:
|Place||Player||Prize (HKD)||Prize (USD)|
|3rd||Chow Hing Yaung||874,801||$111,484|
|5th||Foo Sze Ming||466,223||$59,415|
|6th||Kim Chin Wei||371,917||$47,403|