Paul Phua, a Malaysian businessman, holds the record for most amounts of cash on high-stakes triton series tours. Phua has made eight figures of earnings from the Triton events. Phua defeated 93 entries in the 2022 Triton Series Madrid €30,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em Seven-max event to earn his first Triton Title for €740,400 ($777,420).
Phua’s career earnings have now increased to about $25 million, and he is in 21st position on the all-time money list. Previously, Phua came in second place three times with seven-figure prizes. Phua expressed his and said he was thinking of the runner-up fourth time, but somehow cards favored him. This is the fifth final table finish for Phua in 2022.
Final Table Results
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Final Day action
21 players participated on the second and final day, and 13 made it to the prize pool. Fedor Holz finished in thirteenth place to win $58,800. Michael Souyza made it to the twelfth position for a prize of $58,800. Dant Tang went home with $63,000 for tenth place, and Patrik Antonius got the ninth position with a prize of $82,005. Phil Ivey made it to the eighth place, and the final table action started officially.
Final Table Action
The first victim of the elimination was Michael Watson when his K-Q could not hold against Issac Haxton’s A-J. Watson earned $139,125 for seventh place. Next in the elimination line was bracelet winner and Super High Roller Bahamas winner Daniel Dvoress. He lost to Phua when a king-high on the river favored Phua. Dvoress made $175,770 for his sixth position. Dvoress’s lifetime earnings have now increased to more than $21.5 million, and this was his tenth final-table finish.
Ben Heath, another bracelet winner, lost to Erik Seidel when he decided to go all-in with Q-J against Seidel’s A-2. Heath received $225,540 for fifth place. Next on the rail was Kannapong Thanarattrakul, whose J-10 was a no match against A-9 of Haxton. Thanarattrakul left the table with a prize of $279,825 for his fourth position. Issac Haxton was not lucky enough to continue the game and lost to Phua’s K-10. Haxton pocketed $357,315 as a third-place finisher.
The Heads-up play
Phua had a small lead in the heads-up, but Seidel turned things around and took back the chip lead to even 2:1 at one point. Phua’s K-10 dominated Siedel’s pocket jacks, which ended in Phua finding a double-up. Phua decided to go all-in with A (clubs), 5(Spades), and Seidel called with 10 (Hearts), and 7 (clubs). Phua’s nines and fives decided the fate of Siedel when the board ran out 9 (Spades), 6 (Clubs), 5 (Diamonds), 9 (Hearts), and Q (Diamonds). Seidel received $540,540 for his second place and this was Siedel’s sixth final table finish of the year.
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