Dan Smith has claimed another big win in his poker career, securing the top prize in the 2023 Triton Super High Roller Series Monte Carlo event. With a $200,000 buy-in and 73 participants, Smith walked away with a staggering $3,870,000.
Reflecting on the win, Smith shared with Triton reporters, “This is very special. I’ve had a few bigger scores in my career…but winning a tournament with 70 players like this stands out. These are the major events of the year, and only a few can claim victory.”
Throughout his poker career, Smith has achieved five multi-million-dollar prizes. He has another five winnings ranging from one to two million, for example winning the WPT Five Diamond $100K high roller back in 2017 . His latest victory pushes his lifetime earnings beyond close to $50M, positioning him sixth on the poker all-time money list.
While Smith holds titles from the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour, this win was his first ever in a Triton Poker event. Before this, he had 13 cash finishes on the Triton tour. Notably, in 2019, he placed third in the Triton London charity event and pocketed a hefty $8,784,000.
The recent Triton event unfolded at the Monte-Carlo Sporting’s Salle des Etoiles over three days, from Oct. 24-26. The event had an interesting format. Recreational players had to invite a professional player, and they played separately on the first day. They merged on the second day, continuing in the traditional tournament style.
Of all the players, 13 walked away with some cash, with the minimum prize being $300,000. Among the recognized names who didn’t make it to the final table were David Yan, Isaac Haxton, and Paul Phua.
On the concluding day, nine players were left with Elton Tsang leading the chip count. Smith was closely following him. Some notable eliminations included Haralabos Voulgaris, Ilkin Garibli, Fedor Holz, and Danny Tang. Alexander Shelukhin and Jean-Noel Thorel were other significant names who made deep runs.
In the heads up Smith was up against Mario Mosbock. Smith took the win after a gripping hand, securing the top spot and relegating Mosbock to the runner-up position with a commendable $2,690,000 – his biggest payday to date.
If you would like to know more about Dan Smith and how he started his career in poker, you can read back our iGaming.org interview with him of ten years ago:
Final Table Results
|4||Jean Noel Thorel||$1,390,000|
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