Stephen Chidwick Wins Triton Series Madrid €100K Short Deck Event

Stephen Chidwick Wins Triton Series Madrid €100K Short Deck Event May 26, 2022 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on May 26, 2022  |  Updated on May 26, 2022

Stephen ChidwickSummary

  • Chidwick outclassed a 60-entry field and defeated Tony G heads-up to win the title
  • The star-studded final table also included Isaac Haxton and Mikita Badziakouski
  • With his latest win, Chidwick now ranks 4th in Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List

Stephen Chidwick has proven once again that he is one of the world’s best high-stakes poker pros after winning the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Short Deck event at the Triton Poker Series Madrid.

England’s no.1 poker player defeated Antanas “Tony G” Guoga heads-up to secure the title and €1,800,000 in top prize.

Chidwick has had a successful run at the Triton series, scoring three final table finishes for more than €3.3 million in total earnings.

Just days before his €100K Short Deck victory, the 33-year-old won €277,500 for his 3rd-place finish in Event #10: €50K No-Limit Hold’em – 8-Handed Turbo which was won by Laszlo Bujtas. He also placed second to Michael Addamo in Event #7: €75K No-Limit Hold-em 8-Handed for €1,291,414.

Final Table Results

The tournament attracted a total of 60 entries to create a €6,000,000 prize pool that was shared by the top eight finishers, among them was Michael Soyza who was the first to be eliminated from the final table. Soyza finished 8th for €240,000.


Seth Davies was next out in 7th place for €305,000, followed by Isaac Haxton who claimed the 6th spot for a €380,000 payday. Danny Tang and Richard Yong were also part of the star-studded final table, both of whom finished 5th and 4th, taking home €490,000 and €640,000 respectively.

Among the three players remaining, Mikita Badziakouski held the shortest stack and he failed to recover after his queen-ten lost to Tony G’s ace-six. Badziakouski settled for 3rd place with €840,000 in winnings. The Belarusian earlier won the €50K No-Limit Hold’em – 7 Handed event for €1,340,000.

Tony G was ahead of Chidwick when heads-up play began, but the latter managed to grab the lead when he shoved with king-queen and then hit a queen on the river to defeat the ace-king of his opponent. From there, Chidwick continued to dominate the game until the very last hand when Tony G went all-in with ace-queen versus Chidwick’s ace-king. The Lithuanian player found no help from the board to finish second for €1,350,000.

Chidwick Now 4th in All-Time Money List

Chidwick’s lifetime earnings now sit at over $42,746,701 million, which means he now climbs to no. 4 in Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List, surpassing David Peters and Erik Seidel. The year has been great so far for the high roller who has won over $5 million over the past five months.

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