Cristopher Frank Triumphs in First-Ever Triton PLO Main Event

The Triton Super High Roller Series has once again delivered thrilling poker action, showcasing some of the world’s best players over two exciting weeks in Montenegro. Following the conclusion of the $125,000 NLHE Main Event, attention shifted to the $100,000 Triton Montenegro PLO Main Event, giving four-card specialists their moment to shine.

It was the first time that Triton hosted an Omaha Main Event, which is typically reserved for No Limit Hold’em and Short Deck events. The change was well-received as the tournament attracted a field of 83 entries, including many renowned Omaha specialists.

German poker pro Christopher Frank made a special trip to the beautiful coastal town of Budva, Montenegro, specifically for the PLO part of the series as well: “People are worse at it, so I thought I’d have a shot.” And it paid off handsomely with a $2 million win, beating Omaha specialist Dylan Weisman in a heads-up.

Before the final act, the pair agreed to an ICM deal, leaving $70,000 to play for. Frank secured the victory and a career-best payday of $2,008,910 after a second-place finish in the $3,500 Wynn Millions event in March, where he pocketed half a million dollars.

Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event Final Table Results

1 Chris FrankGermany$2,008,910*
2 Dylan WeismanUSA$1,666,090*
3 Laszlo BujtasHungary$982,000
4 Eelis ParssinenFinland$795,000
5 Tomas RibeiroPortugal$635,000
6 Danny TangHong Kong$495,000
7 Ben TollereneUSA$391,000

Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event Final Table Recap

Final Table

Seven players entered the final table of the Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event, and aside from a few, most were in Montenegro specifically for the Omaha action. The final table featured a deep stack play with an average of close to 60 big blinds. However, Ben Tollerene was an outlier, starting with only ten big blinds, while Laszlo Bujtas led the table with 91 big blinds.

Tollerene was indeed the first to exit. He went all-in on a KJ5 flop with Q10J7 against Danny Tang’s A993. An 8 on the turn meant Tollerene was drawing dead.

With five titles, Tang is one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Triton series, but none of them have been achieved in Omaha events, and it will stay like that for now. Despite gaining Tollerene’s chips, he finished in sixth place. Tang lost most of his chips to Bujtas, who flopped a set with AKK9 against Tang’s two pair with KJ107 on a K2J board.

Laszlo Bujtas

Bujtas initially held the chip lead, but Christopher Frank soon took control. The German pro, living in Vienna, first cracked Tomas Ribeiro’s aces, eliminating him in fifth place. Next to go was short-stacked Eelis Parssinen, who flopped a set with 101062 on a Q810 flop. All the chips went in the middle, with Frank holding 7633 for a flush draw and a gutshot. The turn brought the 9, completing Frank’s straight, the river blanked, sending Parssinen out in fourth place.

Frank now had almost four times the chips of Bujtas and Dylan Weisman combined, and it was his tournament to lose. Weisman closed the gap slightly after doubling up and then eliminating Bujtas in third place. Bujtas pushed all-in on the turn, drawing dead with 10954 against Weisman’s KJ108 on a 98Q3 board.

Before the heads-up started, Frank and Weisman checked the ICM numbers. Frank led with 119 big blinds to Weisman’s 47. They quickly agreed on a deal, with Weisman securing $1,666,090 and Frank $1,937,910, leaving $70,000 and the first-ever Triton PLO Main Event title to play for.

Making an ICM Deal

Even after the ICM chop, Frank continued to chip away at Weisman’s stack. In the second to last hand, both players checked until the river Q494K, which gave Frank a full house with kings and Weisman a straight with jack-ten. Not all the chips went in, though, as Weisman was left with less than a blind, which he lost in the next hand.

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