Episode 5 of the 2018 Triton Poker SHR Series in Jeju has now been released, and while we don't see Tom Dwan in this one, one round had produced one of the most extraordinary hands fans will never see too often - for one thing, the stakes were incredibly huge at $1,248,300 for the entire pot after the players were done betting, and the other is because the cards battling are Aces vs Kings vs Queens, a showdown that could only appear approximately once in every 25,000 hands!
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2018 Event info: Short Deck Cash Game 36 cards (2's thru 5's removed). Flush beats a full house. Ace acts as high (TJQKA) and low (A6789) for making straight (so acts as A and as 5). BUY-IN: ₩ 300,000,000 (≈$300,000) for 300,000,000 chips - unlimited re-entry
Tom Dwan has not participated in this episode, understandable since he's been having the worst luck so far in the earlier three episodes.
Players on the high-stakes table featured elite high rollers including partypoker ambassador Jason Koon, Malaysian high roller Paul Phua, Mikita Badziakouski, Elton Tsang, Tan Xuan, Qiang Wang and Rui Cao.
Just like in the earlier Triton Poker short deck cash games, the action is definitely blood-pumping. While the 36-card game format of poker typically means everyone can get a nice starting hand, the not-so-good thing is that a smaller deck brings a confusingly chaotic percentages of hand matchups.
Halfway throughout the episode, there was something in their cards that made the players overly excited, and even if Jason Koon had K-Q in his hands, he sensed something was off, thus chose to fold and let the others battle it out...
His hunch was right - the remaining three players were holding high pairs:
Qiang Wang - pocket Queens Paul Phua - pocket Kings Rui Cao - pocket Aces
So who do you think won in this incredible round?
In the end, it was Rui Cao who raked in the $1,248,300 pot.
This format plays more like Omaha than the 52 card version of Hold 'em. Lots and lots of multiway hands. So hitting the flop becomes more important. Maybe one cause of Dwans problems. His greatest stregth is outplaying one opponent, and he will rarely have a chance to do this here.
I cant say that I understand this format of poker and never heard about him!I see that they remove some cards,that combinations for winning hands are different!flush beats full house and other things are much different and you need to watch every card,epsecially when you are new in this type of game!
Very interesting situation where this big pot is with so good starting hands from three players, aa vs kk vs qq, not every day you see this. And also i nit understand where episode 4 is because tom dwan lost in first three episodes but nit kniw what happens in episode 4
Yep, the ace completed the straight, but he would have won without that, as the other players didn't improve their hands. And this games are held for the asian market, where the preverences for certain game types may be different from europe or the us.
This is the sort of hand you might see in a really cheesy poker movie. I do not think that i have ever been involved in such a hand and it was nice to see that the pocket aces held up for the massive win
I did not watch episode 4 but i noticed that Tom Dwan is no longer at the table. Probably lost and quit to buying other chips. An interesting hand between AA, KK and QQ and won the best pocket. The other players were not lucky to catch a King or a Queen. It's a beautiful show but not so impressive. If other famous players would play it would be very interesting.
Posted by dule-vu: I cant say that I understand this format of poker and never heard about him!I see that they remove some cards,that combinations for winning hands are different!
Honestly it adds nothing for me in a form of fascination. I really don"t get these new formats because it adds nothing to the already established things within the game only changes up/tweaks minor things.
for me also this dont mean anything,because I would never played this kind of poker for my own money!maybe with some free ticket I would try,but would spend my money to play against other players!dont play much normal poker either in last months,I am at casino games in last year or two more!
This format just leads to more action. With a lot of the duds removed, the chances of getting a playable hand have increased. Just look at the amount of players seeing a flop there. But of cause one could just play PLO, if a lot of action is what one wishes.
A free ticket would have been the only way for me also, to try and play this game, in a real money tournament. I would even consider playing this game for fun money also. Where is the point anyway, playing a game that you dont like, when you play for fun only
I guess this is more a format for cash games, than for tourneys. As the is a higher chance that there is a flop, and therefore rake for the house. So i would be surprised to see free tourney tickets for the variant at any online room.
It does not matter in what format it is, we are not professional players who play there. The important thing is to watch and learn something good, if we really want this. It's interesting how those Asians play. They are more relaxed ( maybe it's from wine ) but the atmosphere there is pleasant.
Dont understand why they need to invent so many different type of poker in this days!they want give so many games and especially for online players!I understand this is game for high stakes players and they can play for fun with their millions,but still so many changes in todays poker!
It will be all very nice but leave me with the holdem hahaha and the omaha I do not understand very well or I want to learn more enough with everything in my head to get to see how to play the different types of cards hahaha