Three stories from the world of live tournament poker including a win at the Irish Open for Max Silver, victory at the Borgata for David Jackson, and another sponsorship deal for Triton.
A trio of tales from live tournaments on three different continents beginning in Asia and another sponsorship deal for Triton Poker.
12Bet has signed up to be the Official Betting Partner of the Triton Poker Series in Montenegro. 12Bet crawled out of the womb in 2007 and is a popular betting service for Asians residents.
The 12Bet brand is also a common sight throughout Europe thanks to previous sponsorship deals with English Premier League (EPL) clubs Leicester City and Arsenal.
It’s the second sponsorship deal ahead of The Triton Poker Series Montenegro Festival (5 – 17 May) after partypoker signed up as a Live Tour Partner.
Max Silver wins the Irish Open High Roller
From Asia to Europe, and Max Silver has conquered a field of 84-entrants in the €2,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the Irish Poker Open.
It’s only the second ITM finish of the year for Silver, who has been spending more time focusing on his fatherhood skills. His other cash came in a $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) finishing tenth.
Dublin resident, Silver, had to overcome a final table brimming with confidence. Benny Glaser was making his fifth final table of 2019 and booked his second runner-up finish after coming close in a $550 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event at the PCA. Patrice Brandt finished third three days after finishing fourth in the £2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller in the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) UK. Keith Johnson also made the final table of that event finishing eighth. In February Andy Black won a 165-entrant €230 No-Limit Hold’em Irish Seniors Championship at the Dublin Poker Festival, and finished fourth in the €560 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Dublin in the same month. Marc MacDonnell won a million bucks after finishing third in November’s partypoker Caribbean Poker Party, and Dan Wilson is the 2016 2016 Irish Poker Open Champion.
Silver’s victory was the 14th of his career, and his first since winning a €10,300 No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona, earning €600,924. It’s his third cash in the Irish Open. Last season, he cashed in the Main Event and a €220 side event.
1. Max Silver – €45,130
2. Benny Glaser – €29,565
3. Patrice Brandt – €22,565
4. Andy Black – €15,170
5. Marc MacDonnell – €11,280
6. Keith Johnson – €8,560
7. Orjan Skommo – €7,000
8. Dan Wilson – €6,225
9. Ankit Ahuja – €5,445
10. Italo Martin Palao Modena – €4,670
David Jackson wins The Borgata Spring Championships
Finally, we land in North America and The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
The peach in the fruit bowl was a $2,700 buy-in, $1m GTD Main Event, and David Jackson, topped a 505-entrant field to book the $304,929 score, Jackson’s personal best.
Jackson had to overcome one of the live scene’s best players, Shannon Shorr, in heads-up action. Shorr came into this one in fine fettle, making five final tables including runner-up finishes in the $10,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) Gardens Poker Championships, and the $2,100 Bay 101 Shooting Stars Main Event. He also finished fifth in a $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida.
Jackson has now won 11 live tournaments, and two at the Borgata. In 2014, he won a 165-entrant $450 No-Limit Hold’em Deeper Stack event for $19,209. His previous best score also came that year when he finished 4/2396 in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) earning $183,498.
Final table results
1. David Jackson – $304,929
2. Shannon Shorr – $171,448
3. Vladimir Alexandrov – $110,216
4. Jake Toole – $87,561
5. Michael Cohen – $68,579
6. Andrew Dudley – $56,333
7. Brandon Mueller – $44,699
8. Gary Bowker – $34,902
9. Brandon Hall – $24,493