Kenneth Kee Wins Triton Short Deck SHR For $2.9 Million

Poker players are still figuring out the optimal strategies of short deck poker, but it seems that Kenneth Kee may have a leg up on some of his opponents.

By: Charles Rettmuller

That was made clear in the 2018 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju $1,000,000 HKD Short Deck Ante Only Event where Kee topped 60 entries to win $2,925,000 ( HKD $22,500,000). The Singaporean steamrolled his way through the final table, knocking out all five of his fellow final tablists to capture the trophy and massive first place prize.

Kee's victory came just a few days after his runner-up finish to Nick Schulman in Triton's opening event of the series. He bagged $171,518 in the HKD $100,000 ($14K) Short Deck Ante Only Event, with Schulman scooping $272,084.

The HKD $1M entry fee is equivalent to about $127,000, with the last of the six final tablists, Ivan Leow, taking home almost four times ($460,200) the buy-in. Leow won the Triton HKD $500,000 short deck tournament for $1,101,100 a few days ago.

Following Leow to the rail in a double KO perpetrated by Kee were Mikita Badziakouski (K-K) and Peter Jetten (Q-Q). Kee's pocket aces held up in the 36-card Six Plus Hold'em game, the relatively new format quickly gaining in popularity among Asia's high stakes players.

Richard Yong was eliminated in third place, pitting Kee against Cary Katz for the title. A 3-1 advantage in chips had Kee firmly in charge and he eventually took all of Katz' chips, the final blow coming with pocket ladies downing the J-10 offsuit of Katz.

Final Table Results

1 Kenneth Kee $2,925,000
2 Cary Katz $1,809,600
3 Richard Yong $1,185,600
4 Peter Jetten $819,000
5 Mikita Badziakouski $600,600
6 Ivan Leow $460,200



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