Talal Shakerchi Wins Triton Vietnam SHR Main Event


After two weeks of high-stakes poker action, the 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam wrapped up with the completion of Event #15: $20,000 NLH Short Deck, which Canada’s Sam Greenwood took down for $207,000 to close out the series.

The Super High Roller Series in Southeast Asia consisted of over a dozen No-Limit Hold’em and Short Deck events. It culminated with the $100,000 buy-in Main Event, which saw England’s Talal Shakerchi topping the field of 135 entries and defeating Malaysia’s Michael Soyza to earn the trophy and a career-best $3,250,000.

Talal Shakerchi

Talal Shakerchi

Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam 2023

The victory brought Shakerchi, a 59-year-old hedge fund manager, his first Triton title after a runner-up finish in $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at 2022 Triton Cyprus series for $190,000. Soyza, meanwhile, was after a second title after taking down the 2019 Triton Jeju Super High Roller for $1,420,581. He bested that with his runner-up finish as he took home a career-high $2,207,000.

“Poker is my hobby and I want to play the best players,” Shakerchi told Triton after the victory. “That’s how you get satisfaction out of any activity that you do. Challenge yourself and try to do the best you can.”

Other notables who made deep runs in the Triton Vietnam Main Event include Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel (18th – $175,000), the controversial Bryn Kenney (17th – $195,000) and Mike Watson (20th – $175,000), who went on to take down Event #12: $50,000 NLH Short Deck – Ante Only for $695,000.

Final table results

1 Talal Shakerchi United Kingdom $3,250,000
2 Michael Soyza Malaysia $2,207,000
3 Daniel Smiljkovic Germany $1,450,000
4 Adrian Mateos Spain $1,201,000
5 Fedor Holz Germany $965,000
6 Timothy Adams Canada $756,000
7 Nick Petrangelo United States $566,800
8 Winfred Yu Hong Kong $418,400
9 Roman Hrabec Czech Republic $324,000




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