At the Triton Poker series in London, there was a short deck tournament and the buy-in was £25,000. There were 106 entrances to the tournament. David Benefield and Cheok Leng Cheong came out of the heads-up and fought for the lion’s share of the prize pool and title. First place went to David Benefield, who often played online for the $100/$200 and $200/$400 Raptor limits. He also won over $2.5 million in live tournaments. David Benefield won $789,707 in £25K Short Deck Ante-Only.
“I love it. A short deck tournament reminds me of a roller coaster. You just keep going to the all-in. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,” said David Benefield after winning the tournament.
|1||David Benefield||United States||£650,000||$789,707|
|2||Cheok Leng Cheong||Phiippines||£445,000||$540,645|
|3||Pang Feng||Hong Kong||£292,000||$354,760|
|4||Bjorn Li||Hong Kong||£236,500||$287,331|
|7||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||£117,000||$142,147|