Tom Dwan Claims His First-ever Live Tournament Victory With Tr…

Tom Dwan finally bagged his first win on the Triton Poker SHR circuit, anywhere, for that matter, by winning the €25,000 PLO for a €290,000 payday in a column after the run to victory…

Event 11 on the Triton Madrid schedule – sandwiched between the €100,000 NLH Main Event and the €100,000 Short Deck Main Event – recorded 34 entries for the only four-card tournament of the 13 tournaments played at Casino Gran Via .

In the money or out of the bubble?

With eight players returning for Day 2 but only six walking away with one money, the first order of the day was clear and with Jeff Gross falling followed by Triton co-founder and Event 2 winner Paul Phua on the bubble, the remaining half dozen had secured 60,000 euros.

Among them Patrik Antonius, who had dashed Phua’s hopes, and Elton Tsang, who, courtesy of Dwan, would stand next to the railing…

Tsang: A♣ K♦ K♥ J♠
Dwan: 10♠ 10♦ 7♦ 5♥

Flop: 7♥ 7♣ 6♣
Rotation: 9♦
River: 8♣

Next fell Filip Lovric, his queens met Ausmus’s kings, and then Antonius left 4th through Dwan, the legendary pair who met for the umpteenth time. This time Dwan hit his flush draw on the turn and that was enough to KO Patrik, a €97,500 payday in compensation.

Norway’s Tom-Aksel Bedell may not be a household name but he had already cashed once in this series and yesterday he added a 3rd place finish to his 7th place finish in Event 6.

Dwan seeks first-ever tournament victory

Dwan was his conqueror and the American now faced fellow countryman Jeremy Ausmus heads-up with one of poker’s most incredible facts on the table.

A legend since the poker boom began in the ’00s, Tom Dwan has never won an open poker tournament in his career – something most people, including your scribe, didn’t know and couldn’t believe!

A quick look at Hendon Mob and indeed, his only wins have come in televised league events meaning a win over Ausmus would be historic for the Triton Poker Ambassador.

Dwan had a solid chip lead, but they were still relatively deepstacked as the day had been played at a frenetic pace. However, Dwan was unstoppable and Ausmus soon found himself short, all-in and risky on the flop…

Ausmus: 9♦ 5♠ 4♦ 3♥
Dwan: Q♦ Q♠ J♦ 3♣

Flop: J♥ 8♦ 3♦
Move: 8♠
Flow: K♥


The turn and river blank gave Dwan his first title and Ausmus another €199,000 for the kitty…

Final Results


tom dwan



Jeremy Ausmus



Tom Aksel Bedell



Patrick Anthony



Philip Lovric



Elton Tsang


“It was cool,” Dwan said to Ali Nejad afterwards. “Honestly, it was fun to play because I had a big stack, and with that kind of structure you get away with a lot. It’s the fun kind of poker, and every time I got called, I just hit it. That was fun.”

Next up is the Short Deck Main Event and the payouts have been announced, a monster of €1,800,000 for the winner…

We’ll be back tomorrow for all the best Triton Madrid action, so make sure to stop by!

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