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Dan Smith Wins 2024 Triton Poker Jeju $50,000 Turbo Bounty Event

American Poker Pro Tops 108-Entry Field For More Than $1.2 Million In Total Earnings and His Second Triton Title

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A total of 108 entries were made in the 2024 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju $50,000 bounty turbo event. A total of $15,000 from each buy-in was set aside for the bounties, with $60,000 being awarded for each person knockout out after just 25 percent of the field remained. There was also $3,780,000 in the main prize pool that was paid out among the top 17 finishers.

When the dust settled in this single-day, fast-paced affair, it was Dan Smith who had accumulated all of the chips and five bounty payouts (including his own). That means he took home $300,000 in bounties to go with $951,000 he secured as the champion of the event.

This was the second Triton title on Smith’sresume. The 35-year-old American poker pro also took down the $200,000 invitational event in Monte Carlo last fall for nearly $3.9 million. He now has almost $19.5 million in total Triton earnings, which accounts for a sizable chunk of his total career cashes of $54,242,731.

With this win, Smith surpassed Mikita Badziakouski to move into fifth place on poker’s all-time money list. The World Series of Poker bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion is one of just seven players to surpass $50 million in total earnings.

This was Smith’s first title and second final-table finish of the year, having also placed seventh in a $25,000 buy-in event earlier at this same festival. With 1,419 total Card Player Player of the Year secured across those two scores, Smith has climbed into 32nd place in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

Smith was hardly the only player to make moves near the top of the POY leaderboard as a result of this event. Punnat Punsri, one day removed from his win in the $50,000 seven-max event, placed sixth for $220,000. He has already made ten final tables and won two titles this year, with more than $2.6 million in to-date POY earnings. The Thai poker pro is pacing the POY field with 3,409 total points.

Seth Davies climbed to 20th in the POY ranks thanks to his third-place showing in this event, while Sirzat Hissou overtook the 11th-place spot after placing fifth. David Coleman finished runner-up to Smith, earning $642,900 and 850 points for his efforts. This was his seventh final-table finish of the year, with three titles won along the way. He is the only player outside of Punsri to surpass 3,000 POY points so far this year. As a result, he is currently sitting in second place on the leaderboard.

Tom Dwan, who was recently announced as an ACR Poker ambassador, and has been in the news of late thanks to a dispute about a backing debt with Petter Jetten, finished fourth for $346,000. He lost a key pot to Smith down the stretch in a flush-over-flush situation.

“Me and Tom were one and two in chips, in small and big blind and we both had flushes. And unless you’re super deep, there’s no getting away from it,” Smith told Triton reporters after closing out the title. Dwan was finished off by Coleman not long after that.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Dan Smith $951,000 1020
2 David Coleman $642,900 850
3 Seth Davies $418,000 680
4 Tom Dwan $346,000 510
5 Sirzat Hissou $279,000 425
6 Punnat Punsri $220,000 340
7 Webster Lim $168,000 255
8 Tom Heung $126,000 170
9 Damir Zhugralin $94,500 85

Photo credits: Triton Poker / Joe Giron.