Chris Frank Wins Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event ($2,008,910*)

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Seven years ago, Chris Frank won a maiden bracelet aged just 22. In his winner’s interview, he told PokerNews that he’d “always dreamt of winning something big.”

Well, something big just got a whole lot bigger with a $2 million payday after defeating Dylan Weisman heads-up and taking down the Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event.

The pair agreed to a heads-up deal, with Frank holding a commanding chip lead, which saw both players record the biggest live tournament scores of their careers. They fought on for the extra $70,000 and title, with Frank emerging victorious.

Triton Montenegro $100,000 PLO Main Event Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Payout
1 Chris Frank Germany $2,008,910*
2 Dylan Weisman United States $1,666,090*
3 Laszlo Bujtas Hungary $982,000
4 Eelis Parssinen Finland $795,000
5 Tomas Ribeiro Portugal $635,000
6 Danny Tang Hong Kong $495,000
7 Ben Tollerene United States $391,000

*denotes heads-up deal

Triton Montenegro PLO Main Event Final Table

Final Table Recap

The final table of seven was led by Laszlo Bujtas ahead of Frank, with Ben Tollerene bringing up the rear with just ten big blinds. He lost out to Danny Tang early on and was eliminated.

Tang was next to be eliminated, ousted by Bujtas, but sixth place was not for nothing. The result—combined with other Triton results—meant that he locked up the Ivan Leow Player of the Year award after a stellar year. He took home $495,000 for his sixth place.

The elimination of Tang saw Bujtas return to the top of the chip counts but wasn’t there for long. Frank sent Portugal’s Tomas Ribeiro to the rail, holding KQ106 against Ribeiro’s AAKQ. The pair got it in on 893, but the J turn gave Frank a straight to eliminate his opponent.

Frank now surged ahead, holding almost double the rest of the table combined. He soon knocked out PLO regular Eelis Parssinen to hold 80% of the chips in play three-handed.

Chris Frank and Dylan Weisman Triton Montenegro

Both Bujtas and Weisman were wary of each other, but eventually, the Hungarian lost out, finishing third for $982,000. The two remaining players agreed to an ICM deal, playing on for $70,000, as well as the trophy and exclusive Jacob & Co watch.

But Frank had things under control. He rivered a full house with KKJ6 on Q944K and got all but one of the big blinds in Weisman’s stack after the American showed J1072 for a rivered straight. The last blind also went the way of Frank, and he picked up the largest score of his career.

*Photos courtesy Joe Giron/Triton Poker

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Will Shillibier

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Based in the United Kingdom, Will started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019.

He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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