Pieter Aerts won a major tournament again
The last two weeks in poker have turned out to be very profitable for the Belgian poker player Pieter Aerts. In a short time, he received three record wins in his career, winning a total of more than 2.5 million. The Belgian started the way with a victory in the WSOP Online, winning an event worth $2,500. He then finished third in the same championship in an event with a $10,000 buy-in. The other day, Pieter Aerts won a major tournament again — the prestigious Triton Series event with a $50,000 buy-in. The last victory brought him $1,472,000.
“Obviously, I feel very, very good. I was lucky to be in this place, but this happens,” Aerts said after the victory.
Currently, the Belgian’s career earnings exceed 2.9 million. At the same time, Aerts could have earned even more if he had not been eliminated on a bubble a few days earlier in a tournament for $25,000. In addition to the title and money, Aerts received 1,020 POY points. This victory alone was enough to get into the top 400 of the CardPlayer rating.
- Pieter Aerts — 1,472,000
- Sam Grafton — 994,500
- Kannapong Thanarattrakul — 646,500
- Benjamin Tollerene — 535,000
- Matthias Eibinger — 431,800
- Isaac Haxton — 340,300
Thanks to a good turn-out, the organizers managed to raise $5,850,000. This money was paid to the 17 best players. The second day of the event began with more than 30 players remaining. The bubble boy was Vlad Chaudi. The champion of WSOP Main Event Espen Jorstad once again got into the prizes, becoming the 17th. In addition to the Norwegian, Ben Heath, Linus Loeliger, Phil Nagy, Paul Foix, Jason Koon and Fedor Holz received money.
Sam Grafton and Pieter Aerts fought in the heads-up
Isaac Haxton was the first to drop out of the final game, taking 6th place and receiving 340,300 USD. The player’s earnings for his career now exceed 31.6 million. Despite the fact that Matthias Eibinger won against Haxton, he failed to develop an advantage. The representative of Austria finished 5th, receiving 431,800 USD. In total, the Austrian poker player earned more than 12 million during his career .
Ben Tollerene, who won the previous event of the series, again got to the final table. He failed to win this time, but the 4th place is a good result, which brought him 535,000 USD. Kannapong Thanarattrakul got into the prizes for the second time in this championship. A few days ago, a player from Thailand took 10th place, and now he has become the third. For the 3rd place, 646,500 USD was supposed.
Sam Grafton and Pieter Aerts fought in the heads-up. The Belgian had twice as many chips, and he did not let his opponent beat him, becoming the champion. Grafton received 994,500 USD and increased earnings to 6.4 million.