After Xu Liang of China defeated David Benefield of the United States in Event # 8: £ 50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck, it closed the exciting and successful London Triton Poker Super High Roller Series festival, played at the Park Lane Hilton in London.
Finally, the Texan ‘raptor’ David Benefield, was swallowed by a ruthless Xu Liang who managed to beat the thirty unique participants of the final tournament, who claimed the accumulated prize of £ 2,465,000 ($ 2,762,883), which was shared among the first eight finalists
Liang is originally from the Marshall Islands, a small country with very little tradition in poker, belonging to Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean. The cunning and silent player went from less to more in this festival and managed to keep the jackpot even though he had entered a £ 1 million buy-in event without earning profits.
The Chinese player managed to take off as the events progressed in the schedule of planned games. With the closing of the £ 1 million buy-in event, Liang placed third for £ 1,202,500 in the 100-foot No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck event, which David Benefield won.
Liang started the tournament with 2.08m in chips, facing two other Triton champions: David Benefield and Richard Yong. Benefield had just won the £ 25,000 Series Short-Deck for £ 650,000, while Yong won the Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max tournament last year played in Montenegro.
In this way, Xu Liang becomes the new Triton champion, blocking the way for the American David Benefield towards his second title of the series. Liang gets £ 777,000 for his victory in event # 8: £ 50,000 No Limit Holdem Short-Deck and the major trophy, while Benefield had to settle for second place and add £ 560,500 more.
Final table chips
1 – Xu Liang, £ 777 k
2 – David Benefield, £ 560 k
3 – Richard Yong, £ 357 k
4 – Chin Wei Lim, £ 271.3k
5 – Romain Arnaud, £ 209.5k
6 – Stephen Chidwick, £ 160.2k
7 – Mike Watson, £ 64.7k
8 – Choon Tong Siow, £ 64.7k