Niall Farrell Joins Triple Crown Club at 2017 WSOPE

Niall Farrell Joins Triple Crown Club at 2017 WSOPE This week, Chris Moorman earned a record 26th Triple Crown title after completing yet another trilogy of tournament victories online, with the UK pro then going on to say that he was now concentrating a lot more on playing live events to reproduce the same feat in the live arena. In the meantime fellow UK player Niall Farrell has beaten Moorman to it, after taking down WSOP Europe Event #9: €25,000 NLHE High Roller at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
A total of 113 players entered the tournament to create a prize pool of €2,651,545 ($3,086,673), with Scotland’s Farrell eventually managing to overcome an incredibly tough field, including Benjamin Pollak heads-up, to claim a career first gold bracelet, and €745,287 ($867,591) in prize money. Commenting later on a win that takes his earnings to $4,401,837, Farrell explained:
“Poker players always think they’re the best player in the field, but to be honest I would say I’m in the top third, because it’s quite tough. A lot of it was just good fortune.”
In order to capture a Triple Crown, a player has to claim three major poker tour titles, namely the WSOP, the WPT, and until 2016 an EPT title, which has since been replaced by the rebranded PokerStars Championship.
In 2015, Farrell took down the €5,300 EPT Malta Main Event for €534,330 ($588,592), while in 2016 he then won the $4,560 WPT Caribbean Main Event for $335,000. With his latest win at the 2017 WSOP Europe, Farrell now not only secures a prestigious Triple Crown title, but also becomes the first player to claim a WSOP bracelet for his native Scotland.
Niall Farrell now belongs to a small group of just eight players to have won a Triple Crown, with the others including Gavin Griffin (2008), Roland De Wolfe (2009), Jake Cody (2011), Bertrand Grospellier (2011), Davidi Kitai (2012), Mohsin Charania (2017), and Harrison Gimbel (2017).
Interestingly, Jake Cody completed his Triple Crown in just 1 year, 4 months, and 11 days, making it the quickest yet, while at the other end of the spectrum, Harrison Gimbel took 7 years and 6 months to complete his.
In the meantime, there are more than 60 players currently sitting on two major titles, and just one tournament away from joining the exclusive club themselves. Needless to say, the list is a who’s who of poker, and includes the likes of Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, and Erik Seidel, to name but a few.

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