Second Triumph for Phil Ivey in Triton Poker London Series

You know, there’s a reason people talk about Phil Ivey as one of the legends of the poker world. I mean, imagine going to London and heading back home with not one but two shiny Triton Poker Super High Roller trophies. That’s precisely what Phil did after snagging another win in the $25,000 short deck turbo event, boosting his bank balance by a cool $280,000. Not too shabby, huh?

Here’s the fun part: this recent win was just four days after he pocketed just a tad over $1 million in a $62,400 buy-in turbo event. And for those of you keeping score at home, that recent win catapulted him to the lone second spot on the Triton Poker tally.

Top Contenders

Oh, and if you’re wondering who’s holding down the fort in the top spot, it’s Jason Koon, Triton’s 2022 Player of the Year. But with Ivey’s recent form, Koon might be feeling that heat just a bit! Whoever has the better poker strategies will gain the competitive advantage. 

Speaking of Ivey’s love for the game, he remarked to Triton’s commentator, Ali Nejad, “I love the game of poker, I always have. I love to play. Hopefully, I’ll get a few more.” Considering his track record, who’d dare bet against him?

A Look Back: Ivey’s Earlier Wins

Just for a bit of nostalgic context, this isn’t the first time Phil Ivey has pulled off back-to-back wins in high-roller tournaments. Flashback to April 2022; he was pocketing wins in events with hefty buy-ins at the Merit Royal Casino in Cyprus, amounting to over $1.5 million combined. Talk about consistency on the felt!

The Competition Scene

It’s intriguing to note that the short-deck event in London had a snug little roster of only 18 participants (plus 15 rebuys). But with stakes so high, even with a smaller crowd, tensions were palpable. Only the top six would see a return on their buy-ins, and among them, a few were itching to add some more Triton hardware to their collections.

Danny Tang? He was aiming for his second win at this London series. Then there’s Stephen Chidwick, who has an uncanny knack for hovering near the top – the guy’s finished second four times if you can believe it. And let’s not forget Daniel Dvoress, who was tantalizingly close to victory earlier in August.

Jumping into Poker?

It’s hard not to be intrigued in the game when you hear of all the triumphs and glories that the pros have accomplished. It’s a competitive scene, for sure. But if you’re interested in diving into the world of poker, there are some top platforms for the ultimate poker experience out there where you can hone your skills and knowledge. Perhaps, with a little luck and skill, you could be the next name-making waves in these high-stakes tournaments.

Payout Snapshot

To give you a snapshot of how the payouts shook out for the Triton Poker Super High Roller $25,000 short deck turbo event:

  1. Phil Ivey: $280,500
  2. Danny Tang: $193,800
  3. Stephen Chidwick: $123,800
  4. Daniel Dvoress: $94,900
  5. Thai Ha: $74,200
  6. Eng Ewe: $57,800


And there you have it, folks. Another chapter in Phil Ivey’s illustrious poker journey. As the cards continue to be dealt and chips to be stacked, we can only wonder: what’s next for this poker maestro? Only time will tell.