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Charlie Carrel and Linus Loeliger Win High Roller Poker Tournaments At Triton London Series

The Two Poker Pros Earned $1,611,620 and $841,800 For Their Respective Wins


The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London is playing host to an action-packed slate of high stakes event this week. While all eyes were on the record setting £1,050,000 buy-in, two other sizable tournaments also came to a conclusion over the weekend.

Charlie Carrel after winning the £50,000 Triton London high rollerThe £50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event attracted a field of 109 total entries, building a final prize pool equivalent to $6,250,060 USD. The top 15 players cashed in the two-day tournament, with the lion’s share of the money being awarded to eventual champion Charlie Carrel. He earned £1,321,000 ($1,611,620 USD) as the champion, bringing his career live tournament earnings to just shy of $8.8 million.

In addition to the money, Carrel was also awarded 1,020 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first title and his fifth final-table finish of 2019. The score saw him climb into 60th place in the 2019 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Carrel was far from the only player to make moves in the POY standings as a result of this event. Runner-up finisher Jason Koon earned $1,106,540 USD and 850 points for his strong showing in the event. This was his ninth final table of the year, and with 3,377 total points and $6,802,461 in year-to-date earnings, he now sits in ninth place in the overall rankings.

Third-place finisher Linus Loeliger earned $724,680 USD and 680 points.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Charlie Carrel $1,611,620 1020
2 Jason Koon $1,106,540 850
3 Linus Loeliger $724,680 680
4 Kahle Burns $587,430 510
5 Matthias Eibinger $470,920 425
6 Robert Flink $368,562 340
7 Jun Yap $290,360 255
8 Daniel Dvoress $222,040 170

Loeliger actually managed to play two final tables on the same day. Before finishing third in the £50,000 buy-in event, Loeliger managed to close out the £25,000 no-limit hold’em turbo six-max event that had kicked off the series. The tournament was originally scheduled to play out in a single day, but play was halted late on July 31 to allow the remaining players to be able to get some rest before several of them participated in the £1 million buy-in event that began on August 1.

Linus Loeliger took down the £25,000 turbo six-max eventLoeliger is widely considered one of the best online tournament poker players, having cashed for millions under the screen name ‘LLinusLLove’. He had less than $100,000 in earnings prior to 2019 but now sits with over $1.8 million in career cashes after winning this tournament for £690,000 ($841,800 USD).

With three live final tables made so far in 2019, Loeliger has jumped to 78th place in the POY race. This most recent win earned him 840 points.

Like Loeliger, Kahle Burns also made the final table of both of these events, finishing sixth in this tournament and fourth in the £50,000 buy-in. The two scores added $782,630 USD to his bankroll.

Tim Adams also had an impressive one-two punch of final tables, placing third in this event for $374,540 USD and eighth in the £1,050,000 buy-in for another $1,708,000 USD. He now sits in 24th place in the POY race.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Linus Loeliger $841,800 840
2 Lucas Greenwood $569,252 700
3 Tim Adams $374,540 560
4 Cary Katz $306,830 420
5 Elior Sion $247,538 350
6 Kahle Burns $195,200 280

Winner photo credits; Joe Giron / Triton Poker.