Karl Chappe-Gatien had not participated in a short deck event before the 2022 Triton Mediterranean Poker Party $40,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck. According to some sources, Chappe-Gatien was not interested in playing the short deck but changed his mind when the bracelet winner Danny Tang convinced him to give it a try.
Chappe-Gatien tried some cash games and then decided to participate in the event. The French day trader then moved to defeat 45 entries to secure the title and a top prize of $565,000. Later, Chappe-Gatien said he didn’t expect anything and just wanted to have fun. The Champion was in good form after his third-place finish in the $200,000 buy-in Coin Rivet International where he received $2.6 million for his efforts.
Final Table Eliminations
Rui Cao’s elimination from the money bubble confirmed the remaining players at least $95,000 for their struggle. Winfred Yu was the first player to hit the rails as his pocket kings were a no match against the pocket Aces of Chappe-Gatien. Yu received $95,000 for his seventh-place finish.
Elton Tsang became the net victim of elimination when his A-9 ran into the pocket kings of Webster Lim. 2016 Big One Drop Invitational Winner cashed $120,000 for his sixth position.
Four-time Triton event champion Jason Koon was knocked out in fifth place by Chappe-Gatien. Koon’s A (Diamonds) and 7 (Diamonds) ran into the latter’s set of Jacks, with J (Diamonds) and J (Clubs) on an A (Clubs), J (Hearts), and 8 (Diamonds) flop. The Q (Diamonds) on the turn provided Koon a flush, but Chappe-Gatien locked the pot at the end with an A (Spades). Koon earned $155,000 for his fifth position, taking his lifetime earnings score above $40.5 million.
Michael Zhang was the next player to leave the table. Like Koon, Zhang was eliminated by a flopping top pair by Chappe-Gatien. Zhang received $200,000 for his third-place finish in the event. After a while, Bracelet winner Webster Lim moved all I with A (Spades) and J (Spades) against the A (Hearts) and A (Diamonds) of Kiat Lee. Lim made a double-belly buster on the turn but did not improve after that. This led to his elimination in third place for $264,000.
The Heads-Up Play
Heads-up started with Chappe-Gatien’s 4:3 chip lead over Lee. Lee fought back to minimize the lead till the final hand of the event. After a few moments, Lee called with 9 (Hearts) and 8 (Spades), and Chappe-Gatien answered with a raise with his J (Diamonds) and J (Clubs). Lee called, and the flop showed 9 (Diamonds), 8 (Hearts), and 7 (Clubs), giving Lee the top two pair.
In the next phase, Lee moved all in, and Chappe-Gatien called, then Lee moved ahead when the turn showed 6 (Hearts), but Chappe-Gatien made a jack-high straight with a 10 (Hearts) and became the champion. Lee returned home with $401,000 for his runner-up finish.
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