Stephen Chidwick Wins Triton Poker Jeju $20,000 Short Deck Event

The 2024 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju has concluded, leaving a remarkable imprint in the annals of poker history. Over the course of the 17-event festival, a staggering 2,555 entries were recorded, resulting in a total prize pool exceeding $102 million. The series culminated in a frenetic showdown, the $20,000 short deck turbo, which attracted 42 contenders and swiftly crowned a victor within a single day. Ultimately, it was Stephen Chidwick who emerged triumphant, hoisting the coveted trophy.

For the 34-year-old English poker professional, this marked his second Triton title. With the $265,000 top prize secured in this event, Chidwick’s lifetime earnings soared past $57 million, solidifying his position as the third-highest earner in the history of poker, trailing only Justin Bonomo ($65,537,214) and Bryn Kenney ($65,448,407). Impressively, over $19.7 million of Chidwick’s tournament winnings stem from his 37 cashes in Triton events.

In addition to the substantial winnings and prestigious title, Chidwick also garnered 360 Card Player Player of the Year points for his victory. With ten final tables and two titles already under his belt this year, the two-time POY award winner has accumulated 2,528 total points and nearly $1.6 million in year-to-date POY earnings, securing a spot in the top ten of the 2024 POY race standings presented by Global Poker.

Chidwick’s path to victory was strewn with formidable opponents, as he navigated through a star-studded final table. His conquest included triumphs over luminaries such as ten-time bracelet winner and five-time Triton champion Phil Ivey (7th), World Poker Tour champion Seth Davies (6th), 2023’s top tournament earner Isaac Haxton (5th), two-time bracelet winner Daniel Dvoress (4th), and recent Triton pot-limit Omaha event victor Quan Zhou (3rd).

The ultimate showdown saw Chidwick face off against two-time Triton champion Tan Xuan, fresh from his triumph in the $50,000 short deck main event, where he secured $922,000. Despite Xuan’s commendable performance, Chidwick maintained a slight lead when a decisive hand unfolded. In a dramatic turn of events, Chidwick’s A-10 overcame Xuan’s A-K, propelled by a favorable ten-high flop. Holding on to his advantage, Chidwick clinched the victory, while Xuan secured $191,000 as the runner-up, boosting his career earnings to nearly $9.4 million.

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

PlacePlayerEarningsPOY Points
1Stephen Chidwick$265,000360
2Tan Xuan$191,000300
3Quan Zhou$122,000240
4Daniel Dvoress$92,000180
5Isaac Haxton$71,500150

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