Triton Poker Last-Minute HK$1M NLHE Short Deck Event won by Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov for $1.8M

The 2019 Triton Poker Series in Jeju, South Korea was deemed a smashing success that the participating players have made a decision to create a last minute event to add to the schedule.

Those who already had flights scheduled on time had to cancel and find new hotel accommodations just so they can join in on the action. In the end, there were 23 players who built a prize pool worth HKD 34,780,000 (USD 4,430,604).

On the 2nd day of Event #8: HKD 1 Million (USD 127,000) NLHE Short Deck started with a final table of seven players, and the first one who got busted was actually one of the most successful poker pros in Triton Poker history, Mikita Badziakouski. The Belarusian crusher returned to Jeju after he won back-to-back HKD 2 Million (USD 250,000) Triton Poker Series Main Events both in Montenegro and Jeju last year, but this time the partypoker ambassador was only able to cash out once with a 7th place finish in Event #2: HKD 500,000 (USD 64,000) NLHE Short Deck.

Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov is mainly a cash game specialist and does not compete in huge live tournaments too often, therefore this is only his 4th live tournament ITM finish (according to Hendonmob). The 28-year old Russian became a partypoker Team Pro member in 2018 and he’s the second in his home country to represent the poker brand (Anatoly Filatov joined in March 2017).

Triton Poker Series Jeju Event #8
HKD 1M (USD 127,000) No-Limit Hold’em Short-Deck

Final Table Results:




Prize (USD)


Timofey Kuznetsov




Robert Flink




Tong SiowChoon




Furkat Rakhimov



Next stop for the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series is at the Maestral Casino and Resort in Montenegro on May 4 – 16, 2019.




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