Wai Kin Yong’s Victory closes out the Triton SHR Series

The Triton Super High Roller Series concluded its third installment of the series at Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila, Philippines with non-stop action running for five days from November 2-6, 2016. There were many big poker personalities in attendance intermingling with Asian high profile businessmen at the felt. Some of them walked away with filled pockets, and some left empty-handed. Here is a lowdown of all the exciting action witnessed these past days.

Wai Kin Yong wins the HKD 500K buy-in Main Event

Malaysia’s Wai Kin Yong was one of the biggest stories of the series. Yong may not have stolen the headlines when he won the second edition of the Triton SHR Series, a charity event held in early September, but his win today at the HKD 500K buy-in Main Event put this young amateur in the forefront of the news.

In order to get to the top, Yong had to go for his second bullet at Day 1 and get past the numerous heavyweights in the field just to survive. He impressively climbed up the ranks in Day 2 to enter the final day as the chip leader, and proceeded to defeat a fully loaded final table to claim the HKD 16,135,550 first place purse. In the most crucial final rounds, Yong eliminated the hot-handed pro, Spain’s Sergio Aido, in 3rd place, and American pro Bryn Kenney at the heads up round.

(Recap and pictures by Somuchpoker)

Main Event Payouts:

  1. Wai King Yong – HK$16,135,550 ( USD 2,080,503)
  2. Bryn Kenney – HK$10,870,700
  3. Sergio Aido – HK$6,580,900
  4. John Juanda – HKD 4,533,500
  5. Winfred Yu – HKD 3,119,800
  6. Peter Chan – HKD2,339,900
  7. Wai Leong Chan – HKD 1,901,200
  8. David Peters – HKD 1,657,400
  9. Arnaud Romain – HKD1,608,700