Karl Chappe-Gatien Wins $565,000 In His First Ever Short Deck Event

Karl Chappe-Gatien had never gotten in a brief deck no-limit hold ’em texas hold’em event prior to putting up $40,000 to buy into the most recent such occasion being held at the 2022 Triton Mediterranean Online Poker Event. The French day trader was riding high from a third-place showing in the $200,000 buy-in Coin Rivet Invitational that saw him gain $2.6 million less than week previously. According to Triton Online poker press reporters, bracelet victor Danny Tang persuaded Chappe-Gatien to offer brief deck a shot. After trying it out with some cash video game activity, Chappe-Gatien sat. He then continued to defeat the field of 45 entries, making $565,000 for the win.

” I was feeling great however I didn’t anticipate anything,” Chappe-Gatien informed Triton when inquired about taking the plunge right into the brief deck globe. “I wanted to enjoy.”

Along with the title as well as the cash, Chappe-Gatien additionally made 420 Card Gamer Player of the Year points for his success. This was his very first POY-qualified score of the year.

Rui Cao was knocked out accurate bubble, ensuring that the continuing to be seven players would certainly all gain for the very least $95,000 for their efforts. That amount eventually went to Winfred Yu when his pocket kings ran into the pocket aces of Chappe-Gatien.

Elton Tsang was the alongside fall. The 2016 Big One for One Decrease Invitational champ ran A-9 matched right into the pocket kings of Webster Lim to strike the rail in sixth location ($ 120,000).

Arm band winner and also four-time Triton occasion champ Jason Koon’s run in this occasion pertained to an end when his ADiamond Suit7Diamond Match for top set ran into the collection of jacks held by Chappe-Gatien, with JDiamond SuitJClub Fit on a AClub SuitJHeart Suit8Diamond Fit flop. The QDiamond Fit on the turn offered Koon outs to a flush, yet the ASpade Match on completion offered Chappe-Gatien a winning full house to secure the pot. Koon made $155,000 as the fifth-place finisher, boosting his life time profits to more than $40.5 million. With 12 final-table surfaces and also more than $5 million in year-to-date POY incomes, Koon now sits in 24th place in the 2022 POY race standings, which are sponsored by International Poker.

Michael Zhang soon followed Koon to the rail, and like his predecessor, he was removed thanks to flopping leading pair versus a collection for Chappe-Gatien. The chips went in on the turn for Zhang, that was drawing dead. The river offered Chappe-Gatien quad nines to see him drag the pot, narrowing the area to 3 while doing so. Zhang gained $200,000 as the fourth-place finisher.

Arm band winner Webster Lim got the last of his pile into the center preflop with ASpade SuitJSpade Suit. He was encountering the AHeart SuitADiamond Fit of Kiat Lee. Lim flopped a gutshot as well as picket up a double-belly-buster on the turn, however was unable to boost any kind of further as well as was knocked senseless in 3rd area ($ 264,000). Lim now has nearly $10.4 million in life time revenues to his name.

With that said, heads-up play was established. Chappe-Gatien held simply reluctant of a 4:3 chip lead over Lee when cards got back in the air after a time-out. Lee fought his way back to approximately also by the time the last hand of the tournament was dealt. Lee limped in for 300,000 with 9Heart Suit8Spade Suit and Chappe-Gatien elevated to 900,000 with JDiamond SuitJClub Match. Lee called and the flop boiled down 9Diamond Suit8Heart Suit7Spade Suit to offer Lee leading two set. He inspected and Chappe-Gatien bet 1,600,000 right into the pot of 1,800,000 with his overpair and also gutshot straight draw. Lee check-raised all-in for 7,900,000 and also Chappe-Gatien called. The 6Heart Match on the turn kept Lee ahead, but the 10Heart Suit on completion provided Chappe-Gatien a jack-high straight to protect the pot and the title. Lee earned $401,000 as the runner-up. This was his 2nd platform finish in as numerous days, having placed third in the $30,000 short deck occasion the previous day.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Karl Chappe-Gatien $565,000 420 339
2 Kiat Lee $401,000 350 241
3 Webster Lim $264,000 280 158
4 Michael Zhang $200,000 210 120
5 Jason Koon $155,000 175 93
6 Elton Tsang $120,000 140 72
7 Winfred Yu $95,000 105 57

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