Jungleman Makes Triton £100k Main Event Final Table

The Triton Poker £100k buy-in Main Event reached the money, and the final table as well, last night, with plenty of drama along the way - Malaysias Choong Tong Siow leaving empty-handed as the bubble boy

By: Andrew Burnett

Siow’s departure meant that the original 130 entries had been chopped down to just 17, with Dan Jungleman Cates, Triton co-founder Paul Phua and Stephen Chidwick all guaranteed a £192,000 min. cash, and $3,080,000 up top.

Former all-time number one (as of Bryn Kenney’s Triton Million 2nd place) Justin Bonomo also made it through the bubble minefield, a very timely rivered straight producing a double KO…

Mikita Badziakouski’s departure was the 4th day two exit for partypoker pros, the red diamond site partnering with Triton for the London stop on the SHR Series tour, Mikita joining Fedor Holz, Jason Koon and Timofey Trueteller Kuznetsov on the rail.

Once the bubble had bust there was still a final table to aim for, and Jungleman had a big say in who wouldn’t be making it…

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A three-way all-in pre-flop saw Timothy Adams and Bonomo both at risk…

Adams: J♦ 7♦
Bonomo: A♥ 9♣
Cates: K♠ K♣

Flop: J♠ 9♠ 2♥
Turn: 5♥
River: 4♣

…and Cates' kings ejected his rivals from the tournament.

Stephen Chidwick’s aces disposed of day one chipleader Tan Xuan in 13th, the money already up to £220,000 – a payout Ike Haxton also shared when England’s Ben Heath toppled him in 12th.

After Liang Xu Matthias Eibinger also hit the rail, we had our unofficial final table…

…with only one more elimination required to set bring day two to a close, but after Paul Phua survived with jacks against kings, and the level ended with no further bustouts, the final nine retired for the night, and will return later today to decide the winner.

Chip counts:

1 Ben Heath 6,310,000
2 Paul Phua 5,875,000
3 Wai Kin Yong 5,300,000
4 Michael Soyza 4,200,000
5 Michael Zhang 3,800,000
6 Stephen Chidwick 3,435,000
7 Sam Greenwood 2,325,000
8 Wai Leong Chan 2,100,000
9 Daniel Cates 1,270,000



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