Danny Tang wins the Triton Vietnam $25,000 Short Deck Event


Danny Tang won his first Triton Poker title, emerging victorious from a field of 57 entries in 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam $25,000 short deck event with the trophy and $427,000 grand prize.

The Hong Kong bracelet winner now has nearly $13.7 million in recorded tournament earnings, of which more than $4.9 million won in Triton events.

Tang dedicated this victory to the late Ivan Leow, who tragically passed away while attending the Triton festival in Cyprus last year.

“I think about him every day,” Tang said Triton journalists. “Every single day… This one is definitely dedicated to him.”

This was Tang’s first live tournament win of 2023. He earned 420 Card player Player of the Year is aiming for the winner, enough to put him within reach of the top 400 in 2023 POY extension race sponsored by Global Poker.

Tang made it through a stacked final table in this event, with names like Poker World Tour AND European Poker Tour champion Michael Watson (6th), Super High Roller Bowl V champion Isaac Haxton (5th), Australian millions $100,000 high roller champion Richard Yong (3rd) and two-time POY extension winner Stephen Chidwick (2nd) among those who made money in this event.

This was Haxton’s sixth final table of the year, with 2,523 points and $3,991,140 in POY extension accrued earnings. Haxton has already won three titles in 2023, including a pair of seven-figure paydays for winning $100,000 buy-in events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. As a result of his hot start to the year, he now sits sixth in the overall standings POY extension classification.

Chidwick also climbed the POY extension ranking due to his success in this event. The $310,000 and 350 points he earned as runner-up was enough to lift him to 17th in the standings, with $2,408,132 to date POY extension earnings and 2,066 points.

Here’s a look at payments and POY extension points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Danny Tang $427,000 420
2 Stephen Chidwick $310,000 350
3 Riccardo Yong $199,300 280
4 Kiat Lee $151,000 210
5 Isaac Haxton $117,000 175
6 Michael Watson $91,200 140
7 Phil Chiù $72,500 105

Photo credits: Joe Giron / Triton Poker.

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