Once more, Webster Lim rises to the occasion by clinching his third Triton trophy at the prestigious Triton Super High Roller Series in Monte Carlo. He emerged victorious in the GGPoker Million$ Live tournament, pocketing $899,893. This remarkable achievement is not new territory for Lim, as he previously won the same event in Vietnam, securing a prize of $965,000.
In a nail-biting heads-up, Lim faced his compatriot Hing Yang Chow, but he prevailed, placing another distinguished win in his trophy room. The Triton series, known for its eye-watering buy-ins, presented the $25,000 GG Poker Million$ Live as one of the more accessible entry points, which unsurprisingly attracted the largest pool of competitors—a record-breaking 187 entries.
The event was marked by a strong Asian presence, which has become a dominant force in poker. Lim, amid the fanfare of his victory, took a moment to appreciate his supporters: “It’s 1am and they’re here, I cannot ask for more,” he said. His tight-knit crew, including notable figures like Danny Tang, Punnat Punsri, Kiat Lee, and others, share a camaraderie that extends beyond the felt, with constant exchange of strategies and moral support. “You always learn every day,” affirmed a grateful Lim.
The stage was set for an all-Malaysian heads-up between Lim and Chow, both seasoned Triton champions. A deal was struck, ensuring Lim at least $859,893 and Chow $760,107, leaving $40,000 and the esteemed trophy still in play.
In the end, it was Lim’s aggressive play that secured his victory. After a suspenseful heads-up, Lim’s Ks7c outmatched Chow’s pocket sevens on a board that ran Kh8h9d8sAd. There was betting on every street and on the river, Lim shoved, and Chow called, but his hero call was no good.
With this latest win, Webster Lim’s live tournament earnings have soared to $13.7 million, securing him a spot among the top 80 earners in poker history.