The Triton series in Jeju finished up this weekend with Timothy Adams hoisting the trophy and a ridiculous $3.6 million. Meanwhile, the 888 LIVE event in Bucharest has reached its Day 3. And the Charlie Carrel bankroll challenge is back on YouTube. We’ve got those stories and much more in this, the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Adams Victorious in Triton Main
Timothy Adams has seen loads of success in high roller events the last few years, but this may be his crowning achievement. The Canadian pro outlasted a field of 48 to win the $2,000,000 HKD ($254,779USD) buy-in Triton Jeju No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, winning the absurd first prize of $27,760,500 HKD or $3,608,865 USD.
The win marks Adams largest score by over $2 million. The final table was obviously stacked with Adams eventually making a deal heads-up with Bryn Kenney who’s having an absolute monster year himself. In fact, the final table would consist of all North Americans as Dan Smith finished 3rd, Peter Jetten 4th, David Peters 5th, and Isaac Haxton in 6th.
Here are the final table payouts courtesy of CardPlayer:
Congrats to all the big winners!
Zeng Leads 888 Bucharest Day 2
Meanwhile, in stakes that a real human mind can comprehend, the 888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event has reached its Day 3 with pro Zhiping Zeng leading the charge.
Only 12 players remain standing from the 505 entries and all are gunning for €75,000 and an added $12,600 WSOP Main Event package.
As you could expect for an event in this location, players have come from all across Europe to play and the final 12 represent 7 different countries. Here are the official Day 3 Seat Assignments courtesy of PokerNews:
Be sure to come back tomorrow and we’ll let you know who TID.
-As usual we check in with our buddy Robbie over at CardplayerLifestyle.com. This week Robbie features an article by industry veteran James Guill where Guill asks the question, “100 Bracelets in 2019: Too Many or Not Enough?” It’s a nice look at the perennial bracelet expansion at the WSOP and whether or not it’s good for the game.
-Meanwhile over at the other CardPlayer, the site earlier this week had a great article with Dealer Chick talking about tipping and, more specifically, tip-shaming while at the table. DC always tells it like it is and this article is no different.
-Our pal Sean Chaffin has a nice interview with New Jersey crusher Ted Ely over on USPoker.com. The reigning WSOP.com Player of the Year talks about his routine, his formula for crushing the games, and his struggles during 2019.
-Much has been said about the WPT delaying their final tables November Nine style. And over at Poker Central, Paul Seaton has a talk with Dave Farah who is currently waiting on his shot at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open final table and $728,000. Read Dave’s thoughts on the delay and how he thinks it will effect his own game.
-Finally, in PartTimePoker’s ongoing low-stakes training series, we take a look at some strategies on how to beat $50NL 6-max. ‘Carroters’ and Joe wrap up their whack-a-fish series. In this final installment, they focus on how to adapt your game and maximize profits versus huge whales. They then launch into a 3-tabling video on party poker New Jersey in which Joe encounters such a whale. Check out the video below:
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-While Run It Once Poker continues to make waves with their new real-money poker client, the company’s YouTube channel continues to put out quality content as well. This weekend they give a little advice on hero calling. And who doesn’t like to feel like a hero?
-Meanwhile the PokerNews crew has been in Bucharest covering the 888 event over there. And while there, Sarah grabbed a couple pros to get their reactions on some traditional Romanian food. Watch below!
-Finally, Charlie Carrel is back! And he continues his bankroll challenge of trying to turn $50 into 10,000 smackers. And this week he decided to tackle a little 5-cent 10-cent zoom. How’d he do!? There’s only one way to know:
That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker