Sam Greenwood Wins Triton Poker $20,000 Short Deck Event

Champion Sam Greenwood

During the early weeks of March, the 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam took place at the Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam, Vietnam, where a total of $55.5 million in prize money was awarded across 13 events. The average prize pool for each tournament was just under $4 million, with multiple field-size records set, including the largest overall turnout of 179 entries for the $20,000 bounty event, and the largest Triton main event field with 135 entries.

The series concluded with a $20,000 buy-in turbo short deck tournament, which had 28 entries and a final prize pool of $560,000. Canadian high-stakes tournament pro Sam Greenwood emerged as the winner, earning $207,000 and his third final-table finish of the year. Greenwood had previously won the $250,000 buy-in at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and finished second in a €25,000 buy-in high roller at the European Poker Tour Paris festival. His current Player of the Year (POY) earnings are $3,780,171, and he now sits just outside the top 100 in the 2023 POY race standings presented by Global Poker.

Greenwood faced a tough final table, which included World Poker Tour champion Seth Davies (4th – $65,800) and Isaac Haxton (3rd – $91,000), who is currently in third place on the POY leaderboard with three titles, eight final-table finishes, and nearly $4.6 million in POY earnings. Davies, with his ninth final-table finish of the year, has accumulated almost $2.5 million in POY earnings, placing him in sixth place in the POY standings. Haxton and Greenwood are currently ranked first and second, respectively, on the total earnings leaderboard for the year.

Event #14 – 20,000 Short Deck Turbo
Dates: March 13, 2023
Entries: 28 (inc. 9 re-entries)
Prize pool: 560,000

1 – Sam Greenwood (Canada) – 207,000
2 – Lun Loon (Malaysia) – 143,000
3 – Isaac Haxton (USA) – 91,000
4 – Seth Davies (USA) – 65,800
5 – Wei Hsiang Yeu (Malaysia) – 53,200