Teun Mulder of the Netherlands is the latest winner at 2022 Triton Poker Cyprus after taking down Event #2: $100,000 NLH 8-Handed for $1,940,000, defeating fellow Dutch pro Tom Vogelsang during heads-up play, who in turn takes home $1,390,000.
It would be fair to say that this win would be some form of redemption for Mulder. Just last month, he put on a dominating display in the EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event and seemed to have one hand on the title. Despite having the chip lead for most of Day 5, he would bow out in seventh place for €138,570.
The high-roller tournament attracted 69 entrants which generated a prize pool of $6,624,000. Players in the field included Johan Guilbert, Mikita Badziakouski, Cary Katz, Sam Greenwood, Stephen Chidwick, Ben Heath, Chris Brewer and Michael Addamo.
Nine spots paid out in the tournament, and it was Hungary's Andras Nemeth who went out on the money bubble when he got it in with ace-five and Vogelsang made a straight with his jack-six. Nemeth was looking for his second victory of the series after taking down Event #1: $50,000 NLH 6-Handed for $1,082,000.
Final Table Action
An early bust out at the final table was from 2021 GPI Player of the Year Ali Imsirovic, who bowed out in eighth for $251,700 when he ran ace-four into the Big Slick of Vogelsang. Vogelsang went on to send Paul Phua out next in seventh for $324,500 when the Malaysian high-roller's pocket tens were out-flopped by the eventual runner-up's jack-ten.
Event #2: $100,000 NLH 8-Handed Final Results
|SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|3||Jake Schindler||United States||$903,000|
Mike Watson had the final table chip lead at one point but ultimately fell in fourth place for $683,300 after calling off with top pair, only to be outkicked by Jake Schindler.
Schindler took the chip lead but lost nearly his full stack in a gut-wrenching suckout where Schindler got it in with pocket queens against the pocket four of Mulder, who spiked a four on the river to stay alive. Schindler ended up falling in third place for $903,000 when he flopped top pair but couldn't hold against the flush draw of Mulder.
Heads-up play lasted only two hands as the two Dutch players tangled in a hand where Mulder made a king-high straight on the river to crush the ten-high straight of Vogelsang. Mulder led out with a river bet and snap-called when Vogelsang raised all-in, locking up the victory for Mulder and earning him the seven-figure score.
The PokerNews live reporting team are still on the ground and will bring you all the latest updates from Event #3: $75,000 Short Deck.
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