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Michael Zhang Is The €25K MILLIONS Europe SHR ChampionA couple of days before Zaskodny took down the Main Event of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe poker festival, there was another event which many believe to be as important. It is the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Triton €25K Short Deck — a Super High Roller event which was won by Michael Chi Zhang, also known as Tony G. 

The event took place in King’s Resort, Rozvadov, the Czech Republic, which has become one of the traditional stops for this tournament.

Zhang has been doing pretty well lately, as he had also won another Super High Roller event that required a €51,000 buy-in back in February 2018. He won €800,000, which was the best money of his career. This time, the final prize is a bit smaller, but still huge — €350,000.

There were a total of 42 entries and 33 unique players, meaning that nine of them made re-entries that were allowed in this tournament. All of them managed to create a prize pool of €997,500 which was distributed by the best six players of the event. In other words, three of the nine players who made it to the finals did not receive any prizes. Those players were Kahle Burns, Ole Schemion, and Kristen Bicknell.

The Final Table Results

The first player to hit the rail with some money in their pocket was Choon Siow, a player from Malaysia who went home with a total of €60,000. The next one in line was Steffen Sontheimer who received €85,000 as the prize money for the fifth-placed player.

Paul Phua occupied the fourth place for €112,500. Phua is actually one of the co-founders of the Triton. Phua has been doing pretty well lately, as he managed to cash out three events in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in London, a couple of days ago. In fact, Phua managed to be a runner-up in the £100,000 No-Limit Hold ’em Main Event, losing to Wai Kin Yong in the heads-up play.

Selahaddin Bedir took third place. Bedir is a poker player from Turkey who managed to win €230,000, leaving Tom Vogelsang and Michael Chi Zhang to test each other’s skills and luck in the heads-up part of the game.

The player from the Netherlands and Tony G were pretty short. Vogelsang did not have enough willpower at that point, so it was a comfortable victory for Zhang. He received a consolation prize of €230,000.

To sum up, Zhang has been in his prime for a while now, making magnificent results along the way. Apart from winning €800,000 in a high-roller tournament, he also managed to cash in on the 2019 Aussie Millions, the A$50,000 Challenge. He won a total of A$176,700. Moreover, he also won £711,000 in the Triton London Main Event after ending up sixth.