HK$100,000 Short Deck Ante-Only

Event Info

Prijavnina 100,000 HKD
Players 61

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 16
Slepe stave 0 / 0
Ante 80,000

Patgorski Triples Up, Schulman Claims Huge Side Pot

Jan_Kores • Nivo 10: 0-0, 15,000 ante

Lim Chin Wei limped under the gun and a big action followed as Gabe Patgorski shoved for 325,000, Nick Schulman reraised all in for 1,270,000 and Wai Kin Yong came over the top, covering both of the all-in players. Lim left the party and a three-way showdown followed:

Patgorski: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}
Schulman: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Yong: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

Patgorski flopped an open-ender on {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and he filled up right on the {A-Spades} turn. Schulman could still eliminate Patgorski should an ace appear but he also needed to dodge a king to survive himself.

The {8-Spades} river bricked out and Patgorski tripled up while Schulman scooped a big side pot.

Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
my 2,200,000 -1,180,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 1,900,000 630,000
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 1,065,000 625,000

Oznake: Gabe PatgorskiLim Chin WeiNick SchulmanWai Kin Yong

Schulman Rescued on the River

Jan_Kores • Nivo 10: 0-0, 15,000 ante

Ivan Leow trapped Nick Schulman by limping in the cutoff with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Nick Schulman raised all in for 605,000 on the button. Leow called off and Schulman trailed in a race for his tournament life.

Schulman was almost out of the door on the {K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} turn but he spiked a miraculous {9-Clubs} on the river to stay afloat, doubling to 1,270,000.

Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 2,400,000 -600,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 1,270,000 585,000

Oznake: Ivan LeowNick Schulman

Arnaud Three-Outed by Foo

Romain Arnaud
Romain Arnaud

Foo Sze Ming limped in the first position and Romain Arnaud jammed for 635,000 in the cutoff. Ming thought for a while and then tossed in calling chips.

Arnaud was in a great spot as he rolled over {K-Spades}{J-Spades} to find himself dominating the {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} of Foo.

The flop of {9-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} brought some backdoor chances for Foo but the {6-Clubs} turn was brilliant for Arnaud. He only needed to fade the three queens in the deck. Unfortunately for him, the dealer turned up a lethal {Q-Clubs} and Arnaud suffered a nasty bad beat which forced him to depart in 12th place.

Foo Sze Ming MY
Foo Sze Ming
MY 1,700,000 105,000
Romain Arnaud FR
Romain Arnaud
FR Izpadel

Oznake: Foo Sze MingRomain Arnaud

Jinghui Loses His Short Stack

Jan_Kores • Nivo 10: 0-0, 15,000 ante
Ying Jinghui
Ying Jinghui

Ben Lamb opened the hijack to 125,000 with {Q-Spades}{9-Spades} and Lim Chin Wei folded pocket tens in the cutoff and Ying Jinghui shoved 175,000 with {10-Spades}{6-Spades} on the button.

The flop of {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} pushed Lamb very close to victory and the {8-Hearts} turn locked it up for him. The {K-Hearts} river couldn't change anything and Jinghui was knocked out on the last two tables.

Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 1,900,000 300,000
Ying Jinghui CN
Ying Jinghui
CN Izpadel

Oznake: Ben LambYing Jinghui

Leow Takes Care of Siow

Jan_Kores • Nivo 10: 0-0, 15,000 ante
Siow Choon Tong
Siow Choon Tong

Ivan Leow made it 155,000 in the hijack and called when Siow Choon Tong pushed all in for 635,000. They turned up the classic no-limit flip hands.

Siow: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Leow: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

The dealer spread out a board of {J-Spades}{7-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades} to give Leow top two and Siow was eliminated.

Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 3,000,000 680,000
Siow Choon Tong
Siow Choon Tong

Oznake: Ivan LeowSiow Choon Tong

Cao Chopped by Sass and Lim

Rui Cao
Rui Cao

Four-way to the {9-Spades}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds} flop, Rui Cao fired 375,000 in the cutoff, prompting a fold from Nick Schulman on the button. Lim Chin Wei, however, announced he was all in and Alas Sass shoved over the top. Cao called for the rest of his chips and the three hands were tabled in a monster pot.

Sass: {A-Spades}{J-Spades}
Cao: {K-Spades}{7-Spades}
Lim: {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Cao was disappointed to see Sass turn up a superior flush draw, but Gabe Patgorski still had high hopes for Cao: "I feel like Rui is going to hit some s***."

The {J-Clubs} turn, however, left Cao drawing dead and the {Q-Clubs} river gave both Sass and Lim jacks full of queens so they chopped Cao's stack.

Alan Sass me
Alan Sass
me 2,145,000 266,000
Lim Chin Wei my
Lim Chin Wei
my 1,400,000 310,000
Rui Cao fr
Rui Cao
fr Izpadel

Oznake: Rui CaoLim Chin WeiAlan Sass

Lim Doubles Through Patgorski on the First Hand

Lim Chin Wei
Lim Chin Wei

Lim Chin Wei moved all in before the flop first to act with a shove for 510,000. Gabe Patgorski was next to act and he moved all in over the top. Everyone else folded and it was on to a showdown with Patgorski and Lim

Lim Chin Wei: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Gabe PAtgorski: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

"Good luck," Patgorski said.

The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} giving Lim trips and that put him in a commanding position.

"I shouldn't have said that," Patgorski said, shaking his head.

The turn was the {A-Spades} and that would seal it for Lim as he made quads. The river was the {9-Spades} and that would finish the board, allowing Lim to double to over a million.

Lim Chin Wei my
Lim Chin Wei
my 1,090,000 580,000
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 440,000 -522,000

Oznake: Gabe PatgorskiLim Chin Wei

Slepe stave:

First Short Deck Champion To Be Crowned Today at Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju

Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Only 16 players remain in contention for the title in the opening event at 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju. They will come back Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. local time to battle it out in the final day of the HKD 100,000 Short Deck Ante-Only with over $270,000 lying at the top (HKD 2,135,000).

This marks the second time the short deck has been featured at Triton Series, with the first two editions played two months ago in Montenegro where Phil Ivey and Jason Koon emerged victorious. They both joined the 61-entry field in Jeju but neither was be able to advance through Day 1b.

So there will be a new player joining the ranks of the short deck champs today. It's hard to predict favorites in the field with the high variance of the game and very little studying material available. While the final 16 feature some of the most accomplished high stakes players who regularly rub their shoulders in no-limit tournaments all around the world, the transition to short deck might be tougher than it seems.

The likes of Ben Lamb and Stephen Chidwick paid tolls during their first rounds of short deck hands, having busted on Day 1a. Both Lamb and Chidwick returned for Day 1b and finally survived.

Lamb was getting particularly unlucky runouts in the opening flight but he got some better boards yesterday and managed to make it through with 1,030,000. That puts him in sixth place on the leaderboard. That is a solid base ahead of the final day with the top seven positions paid.

Payout structure:

PlacePayout HK$Payout Approximate USD

However, Lamb is still below the virtual average line, mainly due to a huge surge of Wai Kin Yong who destroyed Day 1b to amass an overwhelming 3,380,000, in other words, almost one-fifth of all chips in play. Yong utilized some vast aggression and never slowed down. Yong will start directly to the left of Day 1a chip leader Chow Hing Yaung who bagged 1,953,000. Chow rounds out the overall top three, following Ivan Leow with 2,320,000.

Yong and Leow already met on a short deck final table in the HKD 250k event in Montenegro. Alan Sass (1,879,000) and Gabe Patgorski (962,000) joined them back then so these four players already have some experience with the specifics of ICM situations in short deck. Rui Cao is another player who can benefit from his previous experience as he finished fifth in the HK$1 million event.

Come back to PokerNews to find out who will take down the first event in Jeju as the coverage from the final day starts at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time just when the cards-up live stream kicks off (subject to a 30-minute security delay).

Final day seating order:

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Ivan LeowMalaysia2,320,000
13Ben LambUnited States1,030,000
14Siow Choon TongMalaysia695,000
15Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom480,000
16Ying JinghuiChina265,000
21Foo Sze MingMalaysia1,595,000
22Chio Lin ErnSingapore395,000
23Kenneth KeeSingapore904,000
25Romain ArnaudFrance635,000
26Chow Hing YaungMalaysia1,953,000
27Wai Kin YongMalaysia3,380,000
31Alan SassUnited States1,879,000
32Rui CaoFrance610,000
33Nick SchulmanUnited States685,000
34Lim Chin WeiMalaysia510,000
37Gabe PatgorskiUnited States962,000

Oznake: Alan SassBen LambChow Hing YaungGabe PatgorskiIvan LeowRui CaoStephen ChidwickWai Kin Yong