Seth Gottlieb got here into the 2023 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London with a restricted background in pot-limit Omaha. Despite being comparatively new to four-card poker, the startup founder based mostly out of New Jersey overcame a tricky subject of 77 entries within the $25,000 buy-in PLO occasion, incomes his first Triton title and the highest prize of $511,000.
“It feels amazing,” Gottlieb advised Triton reporters after securing the victory. “I care a lot more about the trophy than the money.”
“Triton is amazing,” professed Gottlieb. “I love Triton. Businessmen like me can have a lot of fun and maybe win some money. It’s the best series in the world.”
Gottlieb now has greater than $1.3 million in recorded match earnings throughout 13 cashes. Five of these have now are available in Triton occasions, together with a tenth-place end within the $200,000 excessive curler occasion earlier this sequence for $348,000.
The high 13 finishers made the cash on this occasion, every taking a bit of the $1,925,000 prize pool. A pair of two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winners in Chris Brewer (eleventh) and Keith Lehr (tenth) each fell simply wanting the ultimate desk.
Gottlieb sat atop the chip counts by the point the sphere was narrowed to 9 contenders. Recent $50,000 buy-in occasion winner at this pageant Ole Schemion was the primary to fall. The two-time World Poker Tour champion and bracelet winner took residence $54,000 because the ninth-place finisher. Anton Morgenstern quickly adopted (eighth – $71,200) when he ran pocket kings into pocket aces preflop.
The subsequent massive hand resulted in a double elimination. Yian Zeng was all-in with a ten-high double-suited rundown dealing with the pockets aces of Gavin Andreanoff (who had Zeng coated) and the double-suited A-Ok-Q-8 of bracelet winner Daniel Dvoress. Zeng made a queen-high straight on the flip, however the river improved Dvoress to an ace-high straight to scoop the pot. Zeng cashed out $91,500 because the seventh-place finisher, whereas Andreanoff was awarded $115,500 for his sixth-place exhibiting.
Michael Rossi, who gained his approach to this sequence through a promotion on the Moneymaker Tour, received all-in with the nut flush draw and a few backdoor straight prospects dealing with high set for Pascal Lefrancois. Rossi earned a career-best payday of $148,200 after blanks rolled off the deck on the flip and river.
Matthew Wood received all-in with single-suited pocket aces after a king-high rainbow flop. Dvoress referred to as with an open-ended straight draw and received there on the flip. Wood was drawing useless and was despatched residence with $184,800 for his fourth-place end.
Gottlieb gained the subsequent notable conflict, eliminating Pascal Lefrancois to arrange the heads-up showdown for the title. Lefrancois, a WSOP bracelet winner based mostly in Canada, earned $234,000 to develop his profession earnings to greater than $7 million.
Gottlieb and Dvoress began out comparatively even, however the decisive conflict of the match swung issues dramatically within the American’s favor. All of the chips went in on a 974Q flip with Gottliev holding 8775 in opposition to the OkQJ9 of Dvoress. The river introduced the 7 to offer Gottliev quad sevens for the win.
Dvoress was left on fumes after that and was quickly knocked out in second place. The Mississauga, ON resident secured $355,000 for his newest deep run, bringing his lifetime match earnings to just about $27.5 million.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the closing desk:
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