Australian poker pro Kahle Burns played mainly online in the past few years, but Triton Super High Roller Series in Cyprus was just something he couldn’t miss. And what a return this was!
So far, his biggest tournament score was in one of the Triton events, when he finished 3rd in Macau for $1,300,035 in October 2017. Now, 5 years later Burns one-upped his best career result with a win in $75,000 Event #5 for $1,730,000 as he defeated Sam Greenwood heads-up.
"I guess I’m just lucky," Burns said, when asked how it felt to have come back to the Triton series and immediately secured a win. "I took some time off, spent some time with my girlfriend, my family. When you travel a lot, you start to miss some things. I was missing my friends, missing my family. But then I started to miss the poker, so I came back."
Watch Day 2 replay of the Event #5 $75K NLH 8-Max here
Triton Poker Cyprus 2022 Event #5 $75k – NLHE – 8-Handed Final Table Results
Pieter Aerts adds Triton title to his collection
Only two weeks after his first WSOP bracelet win in 6-max online championship on GGPoker for $400,213, Belgian Pieter Aerts adds another prestigious win to his poker CV.
If Event #2 ended in a heartbreak as Aerts was knocked out on the stone-hard bubble, he got his revenge in Event #3 $50,000 NLH – 6-max, pocketing $1,472,000 for his first Triton title.
"Obviously, I feel very, very good," Aerts said, clutching that trophy alongside his exclusive Shamballa Jewels bracelet, handed to winners at Triton Cyprus. "I got lucky to be in this position, but I guess that’s always the case."
The luck part is referencing the heads-up battle against Sam Grafton, when Pieters beat him with A2 against Brit’s AQ, spiking a 2 on the turn.
"These events are top notch," he said. "It’s been such a good experience…It’s something I hope all poker players can have. I want to thank everyone who was railing me at home."
Watch Final day replay of the Event #3 $50K NLH 6-Max here
Triton Poker Cyprus 2022 Event #3 $50k – NLHE – 6-Handed Final Table Results
|2||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||$994,500|
|4||Benjamin Tollerene||United States||$535,000|
|6||Isaac Haxton||United States||$340,300|