Rui Cao wins maiden title in Triton Montenegro Short Deck Main Event

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  • 14 May,2019

The Event #11: HK$1M Triton Montenegro Short Deck Main Event was the second Main Event of the Triton Poker High Roller Series Montenegro series. It hit the floors of the Maestral Resort & Casino on 10th May. It attracted 98 entries which included 51 re-entries and the event collected HK$92.12 Million in prize money. Frenchman Rui Cao wins his maiden live title with HK$26.30 Million US$3.35M) in first-place prize money.

The player line up was replete with some big names but only top 11 finished in the money. Following the eliminations of Isaac Haxton (8th), Timofey Kuznetsov (9th), Mikita Badziakouski (10th), and Guang Pu Lu (11th) on Day 2, the seven-handed final table was formed.

Cao played aggressively, dismissing Kenneth Kee on the final table, en route to the heads-up against Triton co-founder Paul Phua. They were vying for their first Triton titles, but Phua seemed to put a lot of pressure on himself, and in the end, it got the best of him. Cao who remained calm throughout the heads-up proceedings played strategically and won the big pots, eventually taking the game away from Phua.