Orpen Kisacikoglu Wins Triton Poker Vietnam $75,000 Excessive Curler For $1,753,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu defeated a discipline of 85 entries within the 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam $75,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event to safe his first Triton trophy and the highest prize of $1,753,000.
This was the second-largest rating but for the Turkish businessman and poker participant, trailing solely the $2,117,316 he earned for a runner-up displaying within the 2022 Triton Madrid €100,000 buy-in occasion. Kisacikoglu now has greater than $13.1 million in lifetime earnings, including to his already appreciable lead on the Turkish all-time cash listing. He now sits almost $9.5 million forward of second-ranked Selahaddin Bedir ($3,656,325).
Kisacikoglu additionally earned 816 Card Player Player of the Year factors for the win. This was already his fifth final-table end of the yr, with $2,687,986 in POY-earnings accrued throughout these scores. In consequence, he now sits in twentieth place within the 2023 POY race standings sponsored by Global Poker.
This occasion performed out over the course of two days on the Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam. A number of hours into day 2, the cash bubble burst when Daniel Dvoress’ Q-10 misplaced to the Ok-5 of Michael Soyza in a battle of the blinds. The Canadian bracelet winner was the final participant eradicated exterior of the cash. After Adrian Mateos (eleventh – $159,500) and David Yan (one hundred and tenth – $159,500) hit the rail, Soyza in the end discovered himself eradicated on the official closing desk bubble when his pocket aces have been cracked by the pocket jacks of Stephen Chidwick. Soyza earned $182,500 because the ninth-place finisher.
The following key conflict was a three-way all-in, with Rob Yong and Punnat Punsri in danger. Yong held A-Ok, whereas Punsri had pocket fives. Santhosh Suvarna had each opponents lined and held the perfect hand with pocket aces. A secure runout noticed Suvarna rating the double knockout, sending Yong dwelling with $239,000 for his eighth-place displaying whereas Punsri earned $306,000 because the seventh-place finisher.
Bracelet winner and four-time Triton Poker champion Jason Koon was the subsequent to fall. He misplaced an enormous flip with pocket nines in opposition to the A-10 suited of Kisacikoglu to slip down the leaderboard. He then received all-in with A-10 trailing the A-Q of Kisacikoglu. Koon discovered no assist and was knocked out in sixth place ($389,000). He now has greater than $42.3 million in lifetime earnings.
By the point the subsequent key hand arose, each Suvarna and Steve O’Dwyer have been sitting with fewer than eight large blinds. Chidwick opted to open shove from the cutoff with A-8. Henrik Hecklen, who was third in chips on the time, went into the tank earlier than calling off his stack with A-J suited. Hecklen was in nice form to double up, however the board introduced 4 hearts to offer Chidwick a flush. Hecklen earned $497,500 for his fifth-place displaying, surpassing $10 million in recorded event earnings within the course of.
Suvarna’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when he received the final of his brief stack in with A-7 main the Q-J suited of Chidwick. The flop gave Chidwick an open-ended straight draw to go together with his two dwell playing cards, making him a favourite within the hand. The flip introduced a king to offer Chidwick an unbeatable king-high straight. The river was a mere formality and Suvarna was eradicated in fourth place, securing a career-best $628,000 because the fourth-place finisher.
O’Dwyer quickly adopted when his pocket queens have been cracked by the 8-7 suited of Chidwick, who shoved from the small blind. O’Dwyer referred to as from the massive and was nicely forward going into the flop. Chidwick picked up an open-ended straight draw instantly. After a brick on the flip, O’Dywer was greater than a 4:1 favourite to double up. A 5 on the tip accomplished Chidwick’s draw, although, and despatched O’Dwyer to the rail with $816,000. The rating noticed his lifetime earnings develop to just about $36 million.
Heads-up play started with Chidwick holding 9,850,000 to Kisacikoglu’s 7,150,000. It was all Chidwick within the early going, and he steadily chipped as much as roughly a 2:1 lead earlier than Kisacikoglu was capable of pull off a river bluff to safe his first large pot of the match. Chidwick struck again, successful an enormous pot with out showdown having outflopped Kisacikoglu’s pocket sevens together with his A-J suited.
Chidwick held a slight lead when the decisive hand of heads-up was dealt. He raised from the massive blind with 92 after Kisacikoglu had limped in with A2 from the button. Kisacikoglu referred to as and the flop got here down A32. Chidwick made a continuation guess and Kisacikoglu referred to as together with his aces up. Chidwick turned nines up when the 9 hit the board. Chidwick guess once more and Kisacikoglu moved all-in. Chidwick referred to as and received the unhealthy information that he wanted a 9 on the river to win the pot. The Q accomplished the board and Kisacikoglu took a commanding lead.
Chidwick was left with just some large blinds after the hand. He was quickly all-in with Ok6 dealing with the Ok6 of Kisacikoglu. Statistically, the hand can be chopped 93 % of the time. On this explicit occasion, although, the AJ54Q runout noticed Kisacikoglu make a backdoor flush to safe the pot and the title.
Chidwick was awarded $1,245,000 because the runner-up finisher. This was already his fourth final-table end of the yr. The 2-time POY award winner now sits in twenty seventh place on this yr’s rankings, with 1,716 factors and almost $2.1 million in to-date POY earnings. This rating elevated his profession earnings to $47,260,473, holding him in fourth place on poker’s all-time money list.
Here’s a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the closing desk:
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