The first-ever live Short Deck Ante-Only tournament as part of the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro high stakes festival attracted a field of 61 entries for the HKD$ 250,000 Short Deck Ante-Only Side Event at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva, Montenegro. After more than 13 levels of play on Day 1, the bubble burst and the remaining nine players all locked up a portion of the HKD$14,347,200 prize pool (~$ 1,827,900).
Leading the field into the final day is Alan Sass with 2,775,000, but he will face tough competition, as three superstars of the international poker scene are still in contention for the title and first place payout of HKD$4,749,200 (~$604,977) with Dan Cates (2,670,000), Jason Koon (2,495,000) and Phil Ivey (1,800,000). They are joined by Gabe Patgorski (2,575,000), Ivan Leow (2,070,000), 2016 Triton Super High Roller Series Manila Main Event champion Wai Kin Yong (1,970,000), Furkat Rakhimov (1,190,000) and Mikhail Smirnov (900,000).
Seat Assignments for the final day
|1||1||Wai Kin Yong||Malaysia||1,970,000||99|
|1||6||Alan Sass||United States||2,775,000||139|
|1||7||Phil Ivey||United States||1,800,000||90|
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|2||1||Dan Cates||United States||2,670,000||134|
|2||3||Gabe Patgorski||United States||2,575,000||129|
|2||7||Jason Koon||United States||2,495,000||125|
The action is set to resume at 1 p.m. local time with just over 30 minutes left in level 13 with an ante of 20,000 and button double ante of 40,000. For the first time, Triton Poker is also hosting a live stream on their Twitch channel with English commentary by Kane Kalas and Randy Lew, along with further streams in Russian and Chinese.
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The PokerNews live updates will be published according to the 30 minute delay of the live stream and the field will combine to one table as soon as there are just eight players remaining. Make sure to tune back regularly to find out who takes down the first ever Short Deck live tournament and find out more about the incredibly fast-paced poker format.