Phil Ivey Wins Triton Poker Title in $60K Turbo for $1M

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Phil Ivey achieved a significant milestone by surpassing $40 million in lifetime earnings from live tournaments. His latest triumph came in a high-stakes poker competition, specifically a $60,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em turbo event.

Phil Ivey secured his fourth victory at a Triton event, earning a substantial $1,007,000 for his exceptional performance in a field of 61 participants. Following a somewhat lackluster performance at the recent World Series of Poker (WSOP), which fell below his typically impressive standards, this Poker Hall of Famer concluded his summer with a remarkable win across the Atlantic. Additionally, he secured two other cashes, including a second-place finish in the $20,000 Mystery Bounty event, where he was runner-up to Espen Jorstad.

The event attracted a strong field, contributing to a total prize pool of over $3.6 million, which was ultimately distributed among the top 11 finishers. A host of prominent names made deep runs, including notables such as Henrik Hecklen, winner of the 2022 Triton Madrid main event (11th place); Santosh Suvarna, champion of the 2023 Triton Cyprus $25,000 buy-in event (10th place); Sam Greenwood, a bracelet winner (9th place); Wai Kin Yong, a three-time Triton champion (8th place); Tan Xuan, victor of the 2019 Triton London short deck event (7th place); and Biao Ding, who emerged as the champion of the 2023 Triton Cyprus $30,000 mystery bounty event (6th place).

Aleksejs Ponakovs, a two-time bracelet winner, secured the fifth spot after his A-3 suited couldn’t outpace the Q-8 suited held by Nick Petrangelo, a fellow two-time WSOP champion. Ponakovs showcased his skill across four festival events, amassing over $4 million in earnings. A notable portion of his winnings came from a fourth-place finish in the $250,000 buy-in Luxon Invitational, which he achieved just a day prior to this final table.

Rodrigo Selouan, who had secured a runner-up position in the $60,000 seven-max event earlier in the series, managed a commendable fourth-place finish in this turbo event at the same buy-in. Unfortunately, his A-4 suited couldn’t overcome Phil Ivey’s pocket jacks, resulting in his elimination with a $360,000 payout.

Continuing his impressive performance, Ivey prevailed once again, this time with his A-8 besting Nick Petrangelo’s A-Q suited. Ivey secured a pair of eights on the flop, taking the lead and maintaining it throughout to eliminate Petrangelo in third place, earning $468,900. This victory bolstered Ivey’s career earnings to exceed an impressive $31.7 million.

As the final heads-up match commenced against Cary Katz, Ivey held a commanding chip lead of over 3:1. Despite Katz going all-in with A-K and initially leading, a pair of queens on the flop favored Ivey, granting him trips. Katz’s fortunes did not improve, and he was eventually eliminated in second place, securing a substantial $715,500 for his commendable performance. With this payout, Katz’s lifetime earnings reached an impressive $39,659,114, positioning him just one rank below Ivey on the all-time money list, holding the 13th spot.

Triton Poker $60k NLH Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Phil Ivey $1,007,000
2 Cary Katz $715,500
3 Nick Petrangelo $468,900
4 Rodrigo Selouan $360,00
5 Aleksejs Ponakovs $285,500