Andrew Leathem races to victory in the Triton Vietnam $25,000 Turbo

Andrew Leathem is a 43 year old software developer from Edinburgh, Scotland, involved in tournament poker. Before traveling to Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam, Vietnam for the latest Triton Poker Festival, Leathem had $227,345 in recorded tournament earnings, most of which came from a final table in 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €25,000 buy-in High Roller. Leathem’s first attempt at a Triton Super High Roller Series Vietnam The title ended up being eliminated near the money bubble. Leathem cashed in on the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Event and was part of a field of 104 participants. The fast-paced affair saw the field narrow down to one champion in a single day, and it was eventually Leathem who scored the final knockout to secure the title and $670,000 top prize.

“I was determined not to blow this up,” Leathem said triton Reporters after they prevail. “I somehow stuck to the final table and it worked. I’m super happy, but I’m also tired. It will probably sink in tomorrow.”

That win, Leathem’s largest to date, boosted his earnings to nearly $900,000. The victory awarded 840 card player Player of the Year points on Leathem, enough to put him within striking distance of the top 100 in 2023 POY Race sponsored by Global Poker.

Nacho BarberoThe strong turnout for this event resulted in a prize pool of $2,600,000 with the top 15 cashing. Plenty of big names went deep including Wai Kin Yong (14th), Super High Roller Bowl V Champion Isaac Haxton (11th), Talal Shakerchi (6th), twice triton Master Matthias Eibinger (4th), new Triton Vitnam $50,000 event winners Dao Minh Phu (3rd) and Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero (2nd).

This was Barbero’s second appearance at the final table of the series, having led a field of 172 entries in the $15,000 buy-in event for $600,000 less than a week before that deep run. Barbero has raked in more than $2.6 million so far in 2023, with $1,060,000 in earnings at the festival and $1,551,300 for his fourth-place finish in the $25,000 buy-in. dollar PokerStars Player No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). With a total of 3,316 POY Points accumulated across those three big scores have seen Barbero climb to second place overall POY placements.

Here’s a look at the payouts and POY Points awarded at the final table:

Location player merits POY Points
1 Andrew Lederem $670,000 840
2 Jose Barbero $460,000 700
3 Dao Minh Phu $301,000 560
4 Mathias Eibinger $245,000 420
5 Sebastian Gaehl $196,000 350
6 Talal Shakerchi $153,500 280
7 Jeff Sluzinski $121,000 210
8th Ana Marquez $92,300 140
9 Luna Loon $67,600 70

Photo credit: Joe Giron / Triton Poker. Andrew Leathem races to victory in the Triton Vietnam $25,000 Turbo

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