Jørstad & Holz Register Wins At 2023 Triton Poker SHR Series London
- Jørstad took down the $40K Mystery Bounty event at the 2023 Triton Poker London for $639,000
- He topped a field of 133 entries which included some of the world’s best poker players
- Fedor Holz won his first high roller title in six years
Triton Poker crowned a new champion over the weekend, and he’s no other than 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event winner Espen Jørstad.
The Norwegian poker pro triumphed in the $40,000 Mystery Bounty event at Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London, defeating a field of 133 entries.
Jørstad walked away with the top prize of $639,000 in addition to bounties after overcoming tough competition, especially during heads-up play against poker legend Phil Ivey. This win is Jørstad’s first-ever Triton title and adds to his list of major victories and deep runs over the last three years.
Final Table Results
The final table action culminated during three-handed play where only Jørstad, Ivey, and another prolific and highly-accomplished player, Stephen Chidwick remained in contention for the title. It was hard to determine who would end up as the champ, and as Jørstad put it, it was the “craziest three-way” ever, with the action swinging back and forth.
Chidwick eventually ended his bid in third place for $287,000 after losing to Jørstad. His live earnings climbed to just over $50 million as he holds on to the no. 4 spot in Hendon Mob’s all-time money list, just behind Daniel Negreanu.
Ivey held a chip advantage when heads-up action started, but the eventual winner showed his poker prowess early on and grabbed the lead. Jørstad was declared the champion after he went all-in pre-flop and won the hand with KdJs versus Ivey’s Kh2h.
The Poker Hall of Famer fell short of claiming his fifth Triton title as he settled for second place with $434,900 in winnings. He now has more than $38.5 million in total live cashes.
With his latest win, Jørstad’s live tournament earnings rose to $11.5 million and he is still Norway’s top-earning poker player, with Felix Vincent Stephensen sitting at no. 2 with $5.8 million in total cashes.
Completing the final table in the $40K Mystery Bounty event of the 2023 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London were Johannes Straver (4th, $236,500), Eric Wasserson (5th, $190,000), Daniel Dvoress (6th, $149,000) and Aliaksei Boika (7th, $111,500).
Holz Ends High Roller Drought
Like Jørstad, Fedor Holz also achieved victory at Triton Poker London after taking down the $25,000 7-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event for $609,853. That win officially ended the German poker superstar’s six-year live high-roller title drought.
Chris Brewer, who has had a successful tournament run so far this year, finished second for $600,674. The small difference in the payouts was mainly due to both players agreeing to an ICM deal before heads-up play started.