Andrew Leathem Speeds To Victory In Triton Vietnam $25,000 Turbo


Andrew Leathem is a 43-year-old software program developer from Edinburgh, Scotland who dabbles in event poker. Prior to creating the journey to Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam, Vietnam for the most recent Triton Poker pageant, Leathem had $227,345 in recorded event earnings, with most of that coming from a final-table exhibiting within the 2017 World Collection of Poker Europe €25,000 buy-in excessive curler. Leathem’s first try at a Triton Tremendous Excessive Curler Collection Vietnam title ended with him being eradicated close to the cash bubble. Leathem dusted himself off and entered the $25,000 no-limit hold’em turbo event, turning into a part of a 104-entry area. The fast-paced affair noticed the sector narrowed right down to a champion in a single day, and it was finally Leathem who scored the ultimate knockout to safe the title and the highest prize of $670,000.

“I used to be decided to not bubble this one,” Leathem informed Triton reporters after popping out on prime. “I kind of hung in to the ultimate desk, and it labored out. I’m tremendous completely happy, however I’m additionally drained. It’s going to sink in tomorrow in all probability.”

This rating, Leathem’s largest but, elevated his earnings to almost $900,000. The victory conferred 840 Card Player Player of the Year factors on Leathem, sufficient to place him inside putting distance of the highest 100 within the 2023 POY race sponsored by Global Poker.

Nacho BarberoThe sturdy turnout for this occasion resulted in a $2,600,000 prize pool, with the highest 15 finishers cashing. Loads of large names ran deep, together with Wai Kin Yong (14th), Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl V champion Isaac Haxton (eleventh), Talal Shakerchi (sixth), two-time Triton champion Matthias Eibinger (4th), latest Triton Veitnam $50,000 occasion winner Dao Minh Phu (third) and Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero (2nd).

This was Barbero’s second final-table exhibiting of the sequence, having topped a area of 172 entries within the $15,000 buy-in occasion for $600,000 lower than per week earlier than making this deep run. Barbero has now cashed for greater than $2.6 million to this point in 2023, with $1,060,000 in earnings at this pageant and $1,551,300 for his fourth-place exhibiting within the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Gamers No-Restrict Maintain’em Championship (PSPC). With 3,316 complete POY factors accrued throughout these three big scores, Barbero has climbed into second place within the general POY standings.

Here’s a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate desk:

Place Participant Earnings POY Factors
1 Andrew Leathem $670,000 840
2 Jose Barbero $460,000 700
3 Dao Minh Phu $301,000 560
4 Matthias Eibinger $245,000 420
5 Sebastian Gaehl $196,000 350
6 Talal Shakerchi $153,500 280
7 Jeff Sluzinski $121,000 210
8 Ana Marquez $92,300 140
9 Lun Loon $67,600 70

Picture credit: Joe Giron / Triton Poker.