Elton Tsang Wins Triton Jeju $150,000 Event For $4.2 Million

Elton Tsang stands among a select group of players globally who have triumphed in a seven-figure buy-in poker tournament. Hailing from Hong Kong, Tsang clinched the 2016 World Series of Poker Big One For One Drop with a €1,000,000 buy-in, pocketing a bracelet and nearly $12.2 million. Almost eight years following his monumental victory, Tsang seized his second multi-million-dollar win by seizing the 2024 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju event with a $150,000 buy-in, held in no-limit hold’em format. Outlasting 117 entries at the high-stakes spectacle in Landing Casino Jeju, South Korea, Tsang amassed $4,210,000 in winnings along with his inaugural Triton trophy.

This latest triumph propelled Tsang’s career earnings to $21,901,907 across a mere 32 cashes, reflecting an impressive average payout of over $684,000 per cash on the live circuit.

In addition to the tangible rewards, Tsang accrued 1,200 Card Player Player of the Year points for this victory, propelling him to 50th place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker, marking his first qualified score in the race.

With 117 entries, the event’s prize pool surged to $17,550,000, with the top 20 finishers securing payouts, including seven-figure rewards for the top five. Notable players who made deep runs include David Peters, Patrik Antonius, Fedor Holz, Mikita Badziakouski, Danny Tang, and Michael Addamo.

The final table commenced with Wang Ye leading and Tsang positioned in the middle. The tournament’s early eliminations included Sam Grafton (9th – $422,000) and Sean Winter (8th – $544,000), paving the way for Tsang’s steady ascent.

Triton newcomer Wang Ye exited in seventh place ($737,000), falling victim to Tsang’s strategic play, who continued to dominate the field. As the night concluded, six contenders remained, setting the stage for the final showdown on day 3.

Subsequent eliminations, including Alex Kulev (6th – $983,000) and James Chen (5th – $1,254,000), cleared the path for the intense heads-up battle between Tsang and Biao Ding.

In a decisive hand, Tsang’s pair of fives prevailed over Ding’s valiant attempt with a king-high call, securing Tsang’s victory and relegating Ding to the runner-up position, with a commendable cash prize of $2,870,000.

Tsang’s remarkable achievement not only underscores his prowess in high-stakes poker but also cements his status as one of the game’s elite competitors.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

PlacePlayerEarningsPOY Points
1Elton Tsang$4,210,0001200
2Biao Ding$2,870,0001000
3Michael Watson$1,895,000800
4Liang Xu$1,563,000600
5James Chen$1,254,000500

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