Xu Liang Wins Triton London £50K Short Deck Ante-Only
15 August 2019
PokerBrave (1135 articles)

The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London festival drew to a close on Aug. 8 with the £50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck Ante-Only event and it was China’s Xu Liang who won the final tournament of a thrilling series.

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London £50K NLHE Short-Deck Ante-Only Results

Place Player Country Prize in £ Prize in $
1 Xu Liang China £777,000 $870,881
2 David Benefield United States £560,500 $628,222
3 Richard Yong Malaysia £357,000 $400,135
4 Chin Lim Malaysia £271,300 $304,080
5 Arnaud Romain France £209,500 $234,813
6 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom £160,200 $179,556
7 Michael Watson Canada £64,750 $72,573
8 Choon Siow Malaysia £64,750 $72,573

Thirty-one unique entrants re-entered 21 times between them to create a £2,465,000 ($2,762,883) prize pool that was shared among the top eight finishers.

Malaysia’s Choon Siow was the first player to get their hands on some prize money after falling in eighth-place for £64,750. Siow is a regular on the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series tour and has five six-figure prizes to his name, the largest coming in Mar. 2019 when he finished third in the Jeju Short Deck ante-only event for $797,494.

Michael Watson followed up his ninth-place finish in the earlier £25,000 buy-in Short Deck event with a seventh-place exit in this £50,000 buy-in. Watson will return to Canada having added £64,750 to his lifetime winnings, which now stand at an impressive $11,650,298.

Another Big Cash for Chidwick

Racking up his fourth cash of the series was Stephen Chidwick. His sixth-place finish here won him £160,200 and took his earning for the festival to a cool £5,383,800 ($6,538,591). The bulk of that massive haul stemmed from Chidwick’s fourth-place finish in the £1,050,000 Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity event won by Aaron Zang.

Frenchman Arnaud Romain made the short journey over The Channel to finish fifth in this tournament for £209,500. All seven of Romain’s recorded cashes have come from Asian events or the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. Romain locked up $1,503,549 back in May 2019 when he finished third in the Montenegro Short Deck Main Event won by fellow Frenchman Rui Cao.

Another Malaysian in Chin Lim then busted in fourth-place for £271,300 and was joined by fellow countryman Richard Yong in third-place, who netted £357,000. Both Lim and Yong are extremely well-known in the Asian poker market, with Lim being seventh in the Malaysian all-time money list and Yong being second.

Yong’s exit set up a heads-up clash between David Benefield and Xu Liang. It was only a couple of days previous that Benefield found himself in the same position and he got the job done on that occasion, taking down the £25,000 Short Deck Ante-Only event for £650,000. Benefield would ultimately have to settle for second place this time around, a result worth £560,500, leaving Liang to bank the £777,000 top prize and the winner’s trophy.