Adams, Koon, and Trueteller Win Final Triton Jeju Events
The Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju is officially in the books and concluded with three of the largest events on the schedule. Timothy Adams earned the largest cash of his live poker career after cutting a heads-up deal with Bryn Kenney in the Main Event. He then went on to take the title and $3.53 million.
Jason Koon already took down an event earlier in the series and added to his impressive resume on Friday after taking down the Triton Refresh event for his second title of the series. The final event on Saturday was the special HK$ 1M Short Deck event, and Timofey Kuznetsov took down the title and around $1.85 million in prize money.
Timothy Adams Wins Triton Jeju Main Event
The HK$ 2M Triton Jeju Main Event concluded on Saturday and Timothy Adams managed to walk away with the title. A field of 32 entered the event and with 16 re-entries, created a total field of 48 entries and a prize pool of HK $90.2 million.
This was a superstar final table consisting of Isaac Haxton, Peter Jetten, David Peters, Dan Smith, Timothy Adams, and Bryn Kenney. Every player at the final except for Haxton walked away with at least $1 million in prize money. Haxton finished in sixth earning, $802k.
Heads-up play was between Bryn Kenney and Timothy Adams with Kenney holding a small chip lead. The pair struck a deal where both locked up $3 million and played for $500k. Adams then proceeded to double-up through Kenney in a massive cooler where he spiked a larger full house than Kenney. Kenney then bluffed off the rest of his chips with ace high against a flush for Adams.
📣 Congratulations Timothy Adams 🇨🇦!! Winner of the #TritonJeju2019 HKD 2m (USD 255k) NLH Main Event, with Bryn Kenney 🇺🇸 coming second.
Here's the hand that brought him the title 🙌 pic.twitter.com/oKTMtohdnE
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) March 9, 2019
The $3.56 million won by Adams in the event is the largest score of his live poker career. It’s also his first seven-figure score. Adams now has $14.13 million in career earnings.
Jason Koon Wins Triton Refresh for Second Title of Series
Jason Koon is just a beast in Triton events and already has a win in this series. He won his second title of the series on Saturday after taking down the HK$ 1M Triton Refresh event. This was the smallest field of the series with just a total of 25 entries. Just four players were paid with Michael Addamo finishing in fourth and Paul Phua finishing in third.
Stephen Chidwick and Jason Koon reached heads-up play and decided to chop the entire prize pool and play for the trophy. Chidwick had the chip lead, so he received $1.12 million while Koon received $973,306.
Since they only had to the trophy left to play for, they both went all-in on the next hand and flipped for the trophy. Koon came out on top and walked away with his second title of the series. In total, Koon made four final tables and won two events at this Jeju series. He’s earned just over $4.55 million this series. Not a bad week’s work.
👑 Congratulations to Jason Koon (@JasonKoon) on winning the HKD 1m Triton Refresh event, adding another title to his impressive collection! 🏆🏆
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) March 9, 2019
Timofey Kuznetsov Wins Triton Special to Close Out Series
The final event of the Triton Jeju series was an HK$ 1M Short Deck Triton Special event. As expected, this field drew a solid field including Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov, Furkat Rakhimov, and Ivan Leow. Just the final four players were paid and it was Timofey Kuznetsov and Robert Flink playing for the title.
🔱 Congratulations Timofey Kuznetsov (@Trueteller_) 🇷🇺, winner of the HKD 1m Short Deck Special, collecting HKD14.6m and his first #TritonPoker title!
Here's the winning hand below ⬇
Thank you for watching the stream Poker Fans!! 🎉🎊 pic.twitter.com/pkaAqY9qrw
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) March 10, 2019
In the final hand of the event, it was Trueteller holding pocket jacks against the A-K suited for Flink. Amazingly a full house hit the board, eights full of sevens. Trueteller’s jacks played and it earned him his first Triton title. The victory gave Trueteller an impressive $1.85 million prize. Amazingly, this is just his fourth live cash for his career. Two of his live cashes are seven figure scores.
The next Triton Series event will be in May at Montenegro. As usual, you can expect the game’s brightest stars to be at the event and competing for millions in prize money.