José Ignacio Barbero won the Super High Roller event in the second leg of the “Triton Poker Series” in Vietnam, becoming the first player from South America to win in the series and demonstrating once more the international popularity of this tour.
Nacho Barbero won $600,000 and the Shamballa Jewels bracelet after eliminating seven of his eight opponents at the final table by picking the greatest places and using the whole time bank with impeccable timing. At yesterday’s debut tournament in Vietnam, he triumphed at a final table packed of superstars, including Seth Davies and Alex Kulev, who placed fourth and ninth, respectively.
Stephen Chidwick, Steve O’Dwyer, Phachara Wongwichit, Adrian Mateos, and Mike Watson, mainstays of the Triton Series, won crucial points in the “Player of the Year” race, but did not advance to the final. Then Linus Loeliger, Aleksejs Ponakovs and Kiat Lee did make it, but lost out on the crown.
Nacho Barbero ultimately defeated Jans Arends in a head-to-head match. Arends, better known as “Graftekkel” in online poker, earned 406K in his Triton debut for second place.
Arends, is known as “Graftekkel” at GGPoker.