It took a few more heads-up hands than he would have liked, but popular poker personality Tony G prevailed as the champion of the €25,000 Triton Short Deck event at partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe.
Tony G outlasted a field of 21 entrants, including runner-up Yake Wu in a heads-up battle that saw Wu come from behind in several improbable runouts to prolong the match. In the end, however, Tony G rode his big stack all the way to the win and the €237,250 ($264,308) payout.
A pair of late hands saw Tony G holding on to major equity, having Wu one card away from elimination. In one such hand, Wu hit a full house on the turn after Tony G had flopped trips. A few hands later, Tony G’s pocket jacks were well ahead, until a river ten brought trips and new life for Wu.
The final hand saw Tony G’s pocket tens go against Wu’s ace-jack preflop, and this time, Wu couldn’t find a way to survive. Wu took home €163,000 for his runner-up finish.
“It’s happened in so many tournaments where it looks like I’ve got everything, and I’m just missing one card,” said Tony G. “I was getting nervous there, but luckily the tens held up.”
|3||Leon Tsoukernik||Czech Republic||€104,500|
|4||Cary Katz||United States||€75,500|
|5||Choon Tong Siow||Malaysia||€61,000|