Rui Cao & Chris Brewer Win Big Six Figure Payouts at Triton Series Madrid

Last Updated on May 19, 2022 Author:Gabrielle Monet

Rui Cao and Chris BrewerSummary

  • Rui Cao won the €25K Short Deck event for $521,850
  • Chris Brewer took down the €20K Short Deck tournament for $390,600
  • Tom Dwan has so far made it to two final tables

Rui Cao emerged victorious in the €25,000 Short Deck event at the 2022 Triton Series Madrid. The French poker pro finally added another major victory to his poker resume after taking a break from the tables for almost three years.

Cao topped a 68-entry field, defeating Richard Yong heads-up to secure the title and €497,000 ($521,850) in top prize.

It was the second Triton title for the poker pro who also won the Triton Montenegro Short Deck Main Event back in May 2019 for more than $3.3 million, his largest cash to date.

Final Action

The final table was made up of nine players who were guaranteed to take home at least $51,870. The first player to bust was Ryan Rum (9th, $51,870), followed by Isaac Haxton (8th, $67,830). Cao scored his first elimination when he defeated Santi Jiang during a battle of pairs. Jiang walked away with $87,675 for finishing 7th.


The star-studded final table also included no other than three-time Triton winner Jason Koon. His quest for a fourth Triton trophy ended after his 10-9 suited was defeated by Cao’s A-10. Koon secured a 6th-place finish that came with a $100,670 payout.

Next to go was Choon Saw who busted in $5th place for $142,800. Another prominent pro on the final line-up, Tom Dwan, ended his bid in 4th place for $183,855 after his Q-10 lost to the K-10 of Cao. It was the second final table score for Dwan in the ongoing series.

Next to hit the rail was Kenneth Kee, again courtesy of Cao. He claimed the 3rd sport for $243,600, giving Cao a 2:1 advantage over Yong when heads-up play began. Yong managed to grab the lead at some point, but Cao regained his dominance and never looked back. Yong took home $374,850 as runner-up.

Chris Brewer Triumphs in €20K Short Deck Event

Chris Brewer may have crashed on the bubble in the tournament won by Cao, but he already secured a victory a day prior, in the €20,000 Short Deck event.

The up-and-coming poker pro outclassed a field of 62 entries and defeated Michael Watson heads-up to take home $390,600 in first-place prize and his third tournament title of 2022. Watson walked away with $282,555 for finishing second.


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