In 15 years’ tournament poker career and just $3.6 million in live cashes is what Hong Kong’s Winfred Yu’s poker life looks like. You may wonder how someone can manage to build such a bankroll to play the world’s largest stakes at the Triton Poker Montenegro SHR Series. He is one of the biggest names in live cash games across Asia and he has managed to capture the first high stakes tournament title as well. He registered to Event #3-Short Deck Ante Only. At the event, he along with 70 entries paid the buy-in of HKD 100,000 ($12,750) to participate.
It was a 2-day event and the first short deck tournament of this series at the Maestral Resort, Budva. Montenegro, and Yu won the champion title and take a pay-check of HKD 2.04 million ($260k) after beating Isaac Haxton in heads-up.
Day 2 began with just 11 players and Leon Tsoukernik was quick to make a couple of eliminations to burst the money bubble. Tsoukernik, the owner of Kings Casino in Rozvadov, played well but unfortunately didn’t finished 4th in this tournament, before Yu took it down a few eliminations later. Initially, Haxton had a lead of over 3:1 when he entered heads-up with Yu. Latter, he managed to play fearlessly and clear the deficit before taking a lead of his own.