The Triton Poker High Roller roadshow moved to Sochi, Russia this week for the first formal partnered event with a major tour. partypokerLIVE played host with the first of two Triton Rollers finishing today as part of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia festival. This event was played as standard No Limit Hold’em, not the Short Deck variation Triton is synonymous with.
Aymon Hata took down the ₽3 million ($50,000) High Roller amidst a field of 47 to win the ₽48 million ($756,000) first-place prize. Six places paid and nine players made the final table leading to a tense bubble midway through Day 2.
Bartlomiej Machon busted an hour into the final table to claim the distinction of ninth and Timothy Adams followed him out the door a few hours after then.
Ivan Leow led the final table when play started but an unfortunate streak earned him the bubble boy label. Hata doubled with A♦J♥ against the K♦K♠ of Leow when an ace flopped and Leow sent 25 percent of his stack to his opponent.
Phillip Gruissem then caught a Leow bluff with pocket aces and the former chip leader was suddenly looking to hang on for a cash. Leow busted when his A♠10♥ failed to catch up to the Q♣Q♥ of Patrik Antonius for his last 14 big blinds to clinch a payout for the six remaining players.
With six players still in, Hata won a key flip to improve his title chances. Hata won with A♥K♥ versus Gruissem’s Q♣Q♥ when a king flopped.
Gruissem dropped to only 10 big blinds and he busted to Antonius a few hands later to notch another cash on the year.
Paul Phua left the action in fifth place and Antonius won another key all-in. Phua shoved for 256,000 with the blinds at 8,000/16,000 holding 9♣9♠ and Antonius woke up with K♦K♠. The board ran out in the favor of Antonius and the final table was left to four.
Antonius became the fourth-place finisher as he doubled up Vladimir Troyanovskiy and then busted to the Russian within the span of a few hands. Troyanovskiy won with queens against the fives of Antonius to knock the mighty Fin down to under 30 big blinds. The action picked up from there.
Troyanovskiy opened the A♦K♥ to 37,000 and Antonious joined him with 7♥6♥ from the small blind. Hata didn’t want to be left out and called in the big blind with A♥4♥.
A 10♥3♥3♠ flop resulted in Troyanovskiy betting 50,000 and Antonius following his action with an all-in raise of 408,000. Hata moved all-in over the top and Troyanovskiy pitched his hand. Antonious’ limited outs did not materialize and fourth would be his final result.
Konstantin Uspenskii felt to Hata only 10 minutes into three-handed play. Uspenskii’s K♠8♠ went in for 14 blinds against Hata’s queens and did not improve.
Hata’s heads up lead over Troyanovskiy never left his grasp and he closed out the impressive victory in a brief match.
Troyanovskiy pushed for nine big blinds with J♠7♣ and was met in the middle by Hata’s K♣4♣. The board ran out queen-high and Hata stepped into the Triton Poker winner’s circle for the first time.
The next Triton High Roller event in Russia is already in session with Day 1 of the ₽6 million ($100,000) Super High Roller underway.
Triton Poker High Roller Final Table Results
1. Aymon Hata – $756,000
2. Vladimir Troyanovskiy – $501,795
3. Konstantin Uspenskii – $354,375
4. Patrik Antonius – $236,250
5. Paul Phua – $165,375
6. Philipp Gruissem – $118,125