Orpen Kisacikoglu wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Triton Super High RollerAugust 17, 2019 3:22 am
Orpen Kisacikoglu may not play poker fulltime, but the Turkish businessman still knows his way around a poker table.
Kisacikoglu was the last man standing this week at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe Triton €100,000 Super High Roller. He outlasted a 32-player field made up of some of the best and most successful poker players in the world to cash $1,015,180 US.
The win, his largest to date, boosted Kisacikoglu’s career live-poker earnings to $4.1 million US.
Kisacikoglu faced a strong final table to post his first seven-figure cash. The first to hit the rail from the final six was Kristen Bicknell. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, and WPT champion cashed $238,684 after getting beat by Kisacikoglu’s pocket Aces.
Next to go in fifth place was Cary Katz. Katz, who has numerous high roller tournament wins on his poker resume, was bounced when his opponent hit a straight on the river. He collected $305,920.
Fourth place and a cash of $391,074 went to Wai Kin Yong. It’s been a very successful month for Yong, who won the main event at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series and placed second at in the Short Deck main event during the same series. In August alone he’s won over $5.7 million.
Ben Heath, who eliminated Yong when his Q-10 topped Yong’s Q-9, was next out in third place. Heath, who won the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at this year’s WSOP, was sent to the rail by Kisacikoglu after Kisacikoglu’s pocket twos improved to trips on the flop. Heath collected $509,866.
It came down to Kisacikoglu and Vladimir Troyanovskiy heads-up for the tournament title. After a 45-minute battle that saw the chip lead change hands a few times, Kisacikoglu called Troyanovskiy’s pre-flop raise and the flop showed 8s-3d-2s.
After a check from Kisacikoglu Troyanovskiy bet 300,000. Kisacikoglu check-raised all-in and Troyanovskiy called. Kisacikoglu showed 10h-8d for a pair of eights, while Troyanovskiy had 9h-8h, also a pair of eights, but his nine was outkicked. The turn card delivered the Jd followed by the Ks on the river eliminating Troyanovskiy and handing the win to Kisacikoglu.
For second place Troyanovskiy cashed $945,845.