Webster Lim is the latest champion to be decided during the 2022 Triton Series Madrid high-stakes tournament festival. The Malaysian high roller outlasted a field of 57 total entries in the €50,000 buy-in short deck event to win his first Triton trophy and the top prize of €855,000 ($897,750 USD).
This was the fourth-largest score of Lim’s career, with his biggest payday being the $2.4 million he earned as the champion of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe €100,000 buy-in high roller. He now has more than $10.1 million in lifetime tournament earnings to his name.
In addition to the money and the hardware, Lim also secured 510 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win in this event. This was his second final-table finish of the series, having placed fifth in the €20,000 short deck event just days earlier. With these two scores, he now sits within reach of the top 300 in the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
Headsup play began with Lim holding 114 antes to Bjorn Li’s 99. Lim extended his advantage a bit further before the final hand of the event was dealt. Li called with K-9 Suit and Lim checked with J-7. The flop came down K-9-8 to give Li top two pair. He checked and Lim bet 300,000 with his gutshot. Li check-raised to 1,000,000. Lim called and the 10 hit the turn, giving him the jack-high straight. Li moved all-in for 5,900,000 into the pot of 2,400,000. Lim quickly called and the 7 on the river locked up the pot and the title for him. Li earned $649,425 as the runner-up finsiher.
Final table results:
Webster Lim – $897 750
Bjorn Li – $649 425
Winfred Yu – $418 950
Elton Tsang – $317 100
Wai Kin Yong – $245 385
Phil Ivey – $191 520
Ryan Mingho Yum – $152 670