Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Wraps Up in Monte Carlo
Last Updated: November 5, 2023
The biggest and most popular high roller tournament poker series in the world, Triton Poker, has finalized its fifth stop this year and the first-ever in the European gambling capital of Monte Carlo.
Dubbed the Super High Roller Series, the festival saw many of the world’s best poker players and most notorious gamblers come together and play for tens of millions of dollars, with plenty of brand new and repeat champions crowned.
The likes of Dan Smith, Matthias Eibinger, and Christoph Vogelsang all won titles in the biggest buy-in events of the series, taking millions of dollars home along with their shiny Triton Poker trophies.
At the same time, players like Jason Koon, Chris Brewer, Nacho Barbero, and Adrian Mateos all recorded notable results as well, along with a number of other notable names.
Now that another Triton Poker stop is officially closed, we can take a look at the players who marked the festival and added to their high roller records over the 13 exciting events that played out in one of the most luxurious gambling destinations in the world.
Super High Roller Series Champions by Event
In total, the Super High Roller Series saw 13 events play out, 12 of which were open to anyone who would pay the buy-in, with one invitational event in the mix as well.
Event #2 – $200k NLH Invitational, saw Triton Poker invite a series of recreational poker players from different walks of business, who in turn got to invite one professional player to join each of them.
This exciting event, won by none other than “King” Dan Smith, created the second largest prize pool of the festival, only trumped by the $125k Main Event, which paid out nearly $17 million in cash.
For a more detailed look at the champions of this particular Triton Poker stop, check out the table below and find out who won each of the 13 events:
|Event||Entries||Champion||1st Place Prize|
|#1 – $50k NLH Turbo||57||Jonathan Jaffe||$681,000|
|#2 – $200k NLH Invitational||73||Dan Smith||$3,780,000|
|#3 – $125k NLH Main Event||135||Matthias Eibinger||$3,461,261|
|#5 – $25k NLH Turbo||57||Steve O’Dwyer||$461,000|
|#6 – #100k NLH 8-Handed||120||Christoph Vogelsang||$2,644,000|
|#7 – $30k NLH 7-Handed||145||Ognjan Dimov||$1,010,000|
|#8 – $40k NLH 7-Handed (Mystery Bounty)||162||Mario Mosbock||$1,432,000|
|#9 – $50k NLH 7-Handed||162||Danny Tang||$1,580,000|
|#10 – $25k NLH 8-Handed GG Million$ Live||187||Webster Lim||$899,893|
|#11 – $30k PLO Bounty||74||Gavin Andreanhoff||$547,000|
|#12 – $50k PLO||72||Dan Dvoress||$956,000|
|#13 – $25k PLO Turbo||50||Jason Koon||$365,000|
Mosbock and Eibinger Win Big for Austria
The inaugural Triton Poker Monte Carlo series saw many of the biggest names in tournament poker show up in force and battle it out for valuable silverware and millions of dollars in cash.
While many of the familiar faces ended up among the top three finishers of some of the events, it was the pair of Austrian high stakes crushers, Mario Mosbock and Matthias Eibinger that really stole the spotlight this time around.
Eibinger earned himself the second biggest payday of the entire festival when he won the $125k Main Event, following a heads up deal with Adrian Mateos, that saw him take home $3.46 million in cash, with the Spanish superstar also cashing for over $3 million.
Eibinger’s compatriot Mario Mosbock would not be outdone by Eibinger either. At the very start of the series Mosbock came second in the $200k Invitational, losing the heads up battle to Dan Smith, but still winning a massive $2.69 million payday.
When Eibinger won the Main Event, Mosbock only saw this as further reason to give it his best, eventually capturing the second title for the Austrian contingent on this Triton stop, taking down the $40k Mystery Bounty for a $781k first place price and another $720k worth of bounties.
The two players won well over $7 million in cash in these three events alone, showing just how insane the action at Triton Poker is and how big the wins can get for the best players in these highly competitive fields.
Dan Smith Beats Pros and Recs Alike
It was another big poker festival for Dan Smith, one of the most legendary tournament players out there, who added the $200k Triton Poker Invitational to his impressive trophy cabinet.
With the $3.87 million win, Smith came ever so close to the $50 million mark in lifetime tournament earnings after dominating WSOP, Triton Poker Series, PokerGO Tour, and other events for years.
Smith’s latest trophy came in an event that saw him face off against both fellow professionals and a number of sharp-minded businessmen from all over the world who came out to compete on equal footing with a ratio of 1 pro per 1 recreational player.
In the end, Smith secured his victory after beating Austrian Mario Mosbock and outlasting a final table that included the likes of Elton Tsang and Fedor Holz.
More Triton Poker Action in 2024
Triton Poker has had its biggest year in 2023, with four full festivals played in Vietnam, Cyprus, London, and Monte Carlo, and dozens of events spread across the continents.
The season also saw a couple of monster cash games played with the likes of Bryn Kenney and Doug Polk making their Triton Poker cash game debuts.
With a number of huge poker tournaments on the calendar for December 2023 and no official plans for future Triton Poker stops this year, we can expect the series to return sometime in the first quarter of next year.
Expect plenty more high stakes action, live commentary from Randy Lew, and brand new locations for next season, as we see the same group of players and some newcomers battle in what is likely the most competitive poker tour in the world today.