Justin Bonomo and Michael Soyza Win Triton Jeju Events
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series has kicked off yet another set of high stakes poker tournaments, this time in Jeju. The best and brightest high rollers from around the world flock to this event in South Korea and four events from the series are already in the books.
Among those that have taken down titles thus far are Justin Bonomo and Michael Soyza. Bonomo continues to add to his record-setting career totals while Soyza is beginning to make a name for himself in the high stakes world.
Justin Bonomo Wins HK$ 250,000 Short Deck
The first event on the Triton SHRS Jeju docket was the HK$ 250,000 Short Deck event. The event had 65 total entries to create a prize pool of $1.94 million USD. The top eight players in the event ended up making the money with Ben Lamb, John Juanda, and David Benefield among those taking home some cash.
Ultimately, it was Yue Hsiang against Justin Bonomo for the title. Bonomo had a 2:1 chip lead at the start of heads-up play and was able to hold on to defeat Hsiang for the title. Hsiang took home $420k for runner-up while Bonomo won $586,114 for first place.
Bonomo came into the series looking to play the lower buy-in event to see how things worked out and things couldn’t have worked out better as he added another $586,114 to his career totals. Bonomo now has $44.62 million in career earnings.
Devan Tang Wins HK$ 500,000 Short Deck
The second event of the series was the HK$ 500,000 Short Deck Event. This time around, 69 entries created a prize pool of $4.13 million. The final table of this event was stacked with Paul Phua, Nikita Bodyakovskiy, Isaac Haxton, and Jason Koon all making six-figure cashes in the event.
Heads-up play was between Canadian Peter Jetten and Devan Tang. In the end, Tang came out on top, taking $1.23 million for first place. Jetten earned a solid $897,009 for his runner-up finish.
Michael Soyza Wins HK$ 500,000 Six-Max
The first pure NL event of the series was the HK$ 500,000 Six-Max event. A field of 79 entries created a prize pool of $4.85 million and again there was a stacked final table including Stanley Choi, Jason Koon, Bryn Kenney, Sam Greenwood, and Michael Soyza.
Eventually, it was Greenwood and Soyza for the title. In the final hand, Greenwood picked a great spot to make a bluff for his tournament life, but Soyza was too stubborn to fall for it and called with a weak two pair to win the event and $1.44 million in prize money. Greenwood isn’t too upset we’re sure as he still earned $1.04 million for second.
Massive Buy-in Events Still to Play Out
The largest events of the Jeju series are still to come. Presently, the HK $1 Million Shot Deck event is playing to a winner with another seven-figure payday going to the winner. On Thursday, the HK$ @ Million NL Hold’em Main Event kicks off, followed by the HK$ 1 Million NL Triton Refresh Event on Friday.
Many of the world’s top high rollers take part in the Triton Super High Roller Series with many feeling that the Triton series outshines the Super High Roller events in the United States and other parts of the world.
Unlike events put together by Poker Central, the ARIA in Las Vegas, or the World Poker Tour, the Triton Super High Roller Series events does not award points toward the High Roller of the Year race. Instead, they award some of the largest prizes in all of high stakes poker.