Timothy Adams wins 3,9 Million USD
Jeju, South Korea (March 8, 2019) – Six of North America’s best poker players are the last men standing in the Triton Poker Series, Jeju, main event, with Canada’s Timothy Adams leading the hunt for a HK$30,600,000 (US$3.9 million) first prize.
The main event, played over three days at the Landing Casino, Shinhwa World Resort, on Jeju island, attracted 48 entries of HK$2 million (US$255,000 approx.) each. With six players due to share the HK$90.204 million (US$11.5 million) prize pool, and the player out in seventh taking nothing, action was cagey on the penultimate day.
Eventually Adams knocked out both Germany’s Dominik Nitsche in eighth and American sensation Justin Bonomo in seventh to put his chip count at 5.33 million.
Bonomo is the leading money earner in tournament poker, and already won one event on the Triton Series in Jeju this week. But he fell agonisingly short of the final table in the biggest event of the series. Other players missing out included Triton co-founder Richard Yong, who had led the field after the first day, and Triton Ambassador Jason Koon, who has previously made three final tables in Jeju this week.
The full chip counts for the final table are as follows:
1 – Timothy Adams, Canada, 5.33 million
2 – Bryn Kenney, USA, 3.21 million
3 – Isaac Haxton, USA, 1.235 million
4 – Peter Jetten, Canada, 820,000
5 – Dan Smith, USA, 810,000
6 – David Peters, USA, 595,000