Argentina’s Nacho Barbero continues to have the best year of his career as he finished second in Event 7 of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series last night in London , proved it, and won the biggest prize of his career: $3.4 million. He continues to hold the record as Latin America’s highest-paid player with earnings of $13.9 million.
Event #7 NLH 8-Hand Event #7 featured 81 entries worth $212,000 with a prize pool of $16,200,000. The final table was Christoph Vogelsang (No. 13), Daniel Dvoress (No. 12), Sam Grafton (No. 11), Seth Gottlieb (10th) and Seth Davies (9th) receive prize money.
Nacho entered the final table second only to 2022 Main Event champion EspenJorstad in chips. When the three-handed tournament was formed, the two players and David Yan decided to sign an ICM agreement to share the remaining prize money, leaving $100,000 and a trophy for the champion. The Argentine had the biggest stack at the time, and thus the biggest prize: $3,445,807.
When play resumed, Espen’s Q-Q was broken by David’s No. 9, who was now third. . 9 flush draw. Yan and Barbero traded leads several times, and in the final frame, David’s A-4 beat Nacho’s K-6, who was one step away from winning his second Triton trophy.
The $34 million in prize money went to Barbero Michael Duek (born in Argentina but living in the US) finished third, a career best for the Argentinian It is also the second largest prize after $4 million. 2022 Main Event. The result puts Nacho ahead in the GPI Player of the Year rankings and climbs to No. 70 on the all-time money list.
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He is the third highest earning player this year, after the 2023 Master Event winners Daniel Weinman ($12.1 million) and Chris Brewer ($11 million). We’ll see if he can hold on to the No. 1 GPI Player of the Year ranking at the end of 2023.