Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro Results So Far

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20 May 2024
Jonathan Raab 20 May 2024
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  • Results from the first week of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
  • Chris Moneymaker and Adrian Mateos win titles
  • Main Event Starts May 20th
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
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News and results from the 2024 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro

The high stakes poker world in once again being treated to a fully live streamed two-week-long festival at the picturesque Maestral Hotel and Casino Resort in Budva, Montenegro. The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro began a week ago when 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker took the win in the opening event of the series for $903,000. The $25,000 tournament was the GG Million$ Live event, but it was the ACR pro who took down his first Triton Title and the third biggest cash of his life.

Triton Poker Series festivals are split into two distinct parts. The first part focuses on No Limit Hold’em games, with buy-ins starting at $25,000 and increasing each day, featuring a $125,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. But that isn’t the end of the two hole-card part of the festival as a $200,000 Buy-In tournament brings the Hold’em part of the series to a close. For the remainder, the schedule switches to Pot Limit Omaha, with buy-ins starting off “small” at $30,000 and including a $100,000 PLO Main Event.

The $125,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Begins

The No Limit Hold’em part of the schedule is now nearly over, with the Main Event a $50,000 turbo and the $200,000 event left to play out. The $125,000 main event runs over two days on the 20th and 21st May, 2024 and will include a live streaming on the Triton Poker website throughout, starting at 2pm (CET).

Who’s Hot at the Triton Poker Series?

Who has been hot at the series so far and who are the likely protagonists that could make the final table? Well, truth is that the strength and experience in the field so is vast that that absolutely any of the players who are investing one eighth of a million dollars per bullet could hit the target and take away the multi-million dollar first prize.

But every poker festival has a narrative and that usually involves players who have performed consistently well during the week and have cashed one more than one occasion. This is not to suggest that anyone who has done well so far this series has any kind of god-given right to do well in the main event, or will do so. However, it is often the case that when a player is on fire, it’s hard to extinguish their flame and it would be no surprise to see someone who has already featured heavily in the results from the series so far do well in the main event.

Will Moneymaker Keep Printing?

The first event, the $25,000 GG Million$, was won by Chris Moneymaker and he went on to make the final of the mystery bounty just a few days later and also cashed in event three. In the $40,000 Mystery Bounty Moneymaker narrowly missing scooping his second title of the series, finishing in third place, but adding $311,000 to take his winnings for the series well over $1m.

GG Poker's GG Million$ was introduced as a live event at the Triton Poker Series in Vietnam in 2023 and has been a regular inclusion at every Triton Poker Series stop since. GG Poker also runs online satellites, enablling players to take a seat at the Triton Poker Series for much less than the $25,000 buy-in.

In-Form Players at the Trirton Poker Series

Ukrainian Igor Yaroshevskyy, who had finished in 3rd place in the $25,000 GG Millions is also having a good festival, improving on his result in the opening event by winning event six, the $50,000 ($35,000+$15,000) Bounty Quatro event, for $1,052,000, pipping Isaac Haxton to the title. 

In the same event Adrian Mateos finished 6th for $245,000 and he would also go on to taste victory at the series, winning the very next event, the $50,000 buy-in event seven, for $1,761,000. This was not however the biggest payout of the festival so far, as Bulgarian Alex Kulev took down the $100,000 buy-in event eight, to claim the first prize of $2,566,000. 

Yaroshevskyy, Mateos and Moneymaker are the most-in form players at the series so far, but a few other players are also making frequent cashes and final tables. These include Brian Kim, who was runner-up to Moneymaker in the GG Million$ and has gone on to cash a further three times. Nick Petrangelo is also having a good series, with three cashes, including one final table. Patrick Anotonius has not yet made any final tables, but is the most consistent performer of the series, with five cashes from the seven events that have taken place so far. 

It would be no surprise to see one of these poker champions featuring heavily in the story of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro Main Event.

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro No Limit Hold’em Events Results

Event 1: $25,000 GG Million$ 8-Handed
Entries:1 07
Re-entries: 56
Total Entries: 163
Prizepool: $4,075,000

PositionPlayerCountryPayout
1stChris MoneymakerUnited States$903,000
2ndBrian KimUnited States$609,000
3rdIgor YaroshevskyyUkraine$419,000
4thBiao DingChina$341,000
5thDanilo VelasevicSerbia$272,000
6thAdrian MateosSpain$209,500
7thLewis SpencerEngland$153,000
8thMorten KleinNorway$110,500
9thIsaac HaxtonUnited States$91,300
10thByron KavermanUnited States$77,500
11thBrandon HamletUnited States$77,500
12thJustin SalibaUnited States$67,200
13thHossein EnsanGermany$67,200
14thPhil IveyUnited States$61,100
15thPieter AertsBelgium$61,100
16thWai ChanMalaysia$55,000
17thPatrik AntoniusFinland$55,000
18thKen TongHong Kong$48,900
19thDiego ZeiterSwitzerland$48,900
20thAlexander ZubovRussia$48,900
21stNick PetrangeloUnited States$44,800
22ndAndy NiChina$42,900
23rdAram OganyanUnited States$42,900
24thKlemens RoiterAustria$42,900
25thChristopher NguyenGermany$42,900
26thSeth DaviesUnited States$41,000
27thGrégoire AuzouxFrance$41,000

Event 2: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Entries: 90
Re-entries: 45
Total Entries: 135
Prizepool: $3,375,000

PositionPlayerCountryPayout
1stAndy NiChina$785,000
2ndNicolas ChouityLebanon$531,000
3rdChris BrewerUnited States$354,000
4thAram SargsyanArmenia$290,000
5thViacheslav BuldyginRussia$233,000
6thDanny TangHong Kong$180,500
7thJose BarberoArgentina$133,600
8thAlex KulevBulgaria$98,500
9thBenjamin HeathUnited Kingdom$72,150
10thPaulius VaitiekunasLithuania$72,150
11thTobias SchwechtGermany$65,800
12thPatrik AntoniusFinland$57,500
13thHenrik HecklenDenmark$57,500
14thNick PetrangeloUnited States$52,300
15thZhou QuanChina$52,300
16thBenjamin TollereneUnited States$47,300
17thSteve O'DwyerIreland$47,300
18thXiaohui TanChina$42,500
19thKiat LeeMalaysia$42,500
20thKlemens RoiterAustria$42,500
21stKrasimir NeychevBulgaria$39,200
22ndSeth DaviesUnited States$39,200
23rdMikita BadziakouskiBelarus$39,200

Event 3: $30,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Entries: 100
Re-entries: 54
Total Entries: 154
Prizepool: $4,620,000

PositionNameCountryPayout
1stMichael WatsonCanada$1,023,000
2ndKiat LeeMalaysia$691,000
3rdBiao DingChina$475,000
4thDavid YanNew Zealand$387,400
5thMorten KleinNorway$309,000
6thSirzat HissouGermany$238,000
7thLeon SturmGermany$173,000
8thDaniel RezaeiAustria$125,000
9thStephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$103,400
10thHossein EnsanGermany$88,000
11thPatrik AntoniusFinland$88,000
12thDamir ZhugralinKazakhstan$76,300
13thOrpen KisacikogluTurkey$76,300
14thFedor HolzGermany$69,300
15thAdrian MateosSpain$69,300
16thDimitar DanchevBulgaria$62,300
17thSeth DaviesUnited States$62,300
18thJustin SalibaUnited States$55,400
19thXianchao ShenChina$55,400
20thDylan WeismanUnited States$55,400
21stPunnat PunsriThailand$50,800
22ndDylan LindeUnited States$50,800
23rdChris MoneymakerUnited States$50,800
24thMikita BadziakouskiBelarus$46,200
25thStanley ChoiHong Kong$46,200
26thChuck ChuVietnam$46,200
27thAndrew ChenCanada$46,200

Event 5: $40,000 No Limit Hold’em Mystery Bounty 7-Handed
Entries: 99
Re-entries: 52
Total Entries: 151
Prizepool: $3,020,000 plus $3,020,000 in bounties

PositionNameCountryPayout
1stArtsiom LasouskiBelarus$669,000
2ndSamuel JuGermany$452,000
3rdChris MoneymakerUnited States$311,000
4thNikita KuznetsovRussia$253,000
5thDylan LindeUnited States$202,000
6thDaniel RezaeiAustria$156,000
7thDanny TangHong Kong$114,000
8thStephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$82,000
9thSam GraftonUnited Kingdom$62,750
10thAleksandr ZubovRussia$62,750
11thDanilo VelasevicSerbia$57,500
12thAnson EweMalaysia$50,000
13thAndrew ChenCanada$50,000
14thMario MosböckAustria$45,000
15thXianchao ShenChina$45,000
16thPieter AertsBelgium$40,500
17thPhil IveyUnited States$40,500
18thJason KoonUnited States$36,000
19thThomas SanterneFrance$36,000
20thRoland RokitaAustria$36,000
21stLeon SturmGermany$33,000
22ndHossein EnsanGermany$33,000
23rdHenrik HecklenDenmark$33,000
24thAlex BoikaBelarus$30,000
25thStoyan MadanzhievBulgaria$30,000
26thBenjamin ChalotFrance$30,000
27thSanthosh SuvarnaIndia$30,000

Event 6: $50,000 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Quatro 7-Handed
Entries: 72
Re-entries: 54
Total Entries: 126
Prizepool: $4,390,000 plus $1,890,000 in bounties

PositionNameNationalityPayout
1stIgor YaroshevskyyUkraine$1,052,000
2ndIsaac HaxtonUnited States$716,000
3rdPunnat PunsriThailand$473,000
4thDimitar DanchevBulgaria$390,000
5thShyngis SatubayevKazakhstan$313,000
6thAdrian MateosSpain$245,000
7thPaulius VaitiekunasLithuania$183,800
8thPatrik AntoniusFinland$136,000
9thHenrik HecklenDenmark$105,000
10thArtur MartirosianRussia$87,500
11thMichael WatsonCanada$87,500
12thBrian KimUnited States$76,600
13thMichael SoyzaMalaysia$76,600
14thYaman NakdaliSpain$70,000
15thRamin HajiyevAzerbaijan$70,000
16thBrandon WittmeyerUnited States$63,500
17thJason KoonUnited States$63,500
18thJules DickersonUnited Kingdom$57,000
19thChris BrewerUnited States$57,000
20thFrederic DelvalFrance$57,000

Event 7: $50,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Entries: 97
Re-entries: 62
Total Entries: 159
Prizepool: $7,950,000

PositionNameNationalityPayout
1stAdrian MateosSpain$1,761,000
2ndJustin SalibaUnited States$1,188,000
3rdJoe ZouChina$818,000
4thNick PetrangeloUnited States$667,000
5thBenjamin TollereneUnited States$532,000
6thPhil IveyUnited States$408,000
7thMikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus$297,000
8thDan SmithUnited States$215,000
9thMario MosböckAustria$178,100
10thChris BrewerUnited States$151,000
11thBrian KimUnited States$151,000
12thArtur MartirosianRussia$132,000
13thSirzat HissouGermany$132,000
14thKiat LeeMalaysia$119,200
15thDanny TangHong Kong$119,200
16thMaher NouiraTunisia$107,000
17thAnson EweMalaysia$107,000
18thAram SargsyanArmenia$95,000
19thWiktor MalinowskiPoland$95,000
20thAleksejs PonakovsLatvia$95,000
21stElton TsangHong Kong$87,500
22ndAlex KulevBulgaria$87,500
23rdIgor YaroshevskyyUkraine$87,500
24thLinus LoeligerSwitzerland$80,000
25thPatrik AntoniusFinland$80,000
26thTan XuanChina$80,000
27thJames ChenTaiwan$80,000

Event 8: $100,000 GG No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed
Entries:40
Re-entries: 62
Total Entries: 101
Prizepool: $10,200,000

PositionNameNationalityPayout
1stAlex KulevBulgaria$2,566,000
2ndThomas SanterneFrance$1,735,000
3rdXu LiangChina$1,127,000
4thMaher NouiraTunisia$933,000
5thDanny TangHong Kong$752,000
6thDaniel DvoressCanada$594,000
7thDylan LindeUnited States$454,000
8thAleksejs PonakovsLatvia$342,000
9thBryn KenneyUnited States$255,000
10thSean WinterUnited States$209,000
11thStephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$209,000
12thWiktor MalinowskiPoland$184,000
13thMasashi OyaJapan$184,000
14thJose BarberoArgentina$168,000
15thBrian KimUnited States$168,000
16thSeth DaviesUnited States$160,000
17thBenjamin HeathUnited Kingdom$160,000

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro Schedule - Still to Come

In case you’re wondering what happened to event 4 and event 14, well they never existed, as the number 4 is considered to be unlucky in some Asian cultures, so it is deliberately left out. The same is true in many Las Vegas Hotels. You won’t find floors 40-49 at the Wynn or the Encore casinos. These are the tournaments that are left on the schedule:

Starting DateEventBuy-In (USD)
May 20, 2024#9 NLH - MAIN EVENT$125,000
May 21, 2024#10 NLH - TURBO$50,000
May 22, 2024#11 NLH - 8 HANDED$200,000
May 23, 2024#12 PLO$25,000
May 24, 2024#13 PLO - MAIN EVENT$100,000
May 25, 2024#15 PLO$50,000
May 26, 2024#16 PLO - TURBO BOUNTY QUATTRO$30,000

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