Good things come to those who wait… or is it to those who flop nut flushes on the last hand of the night? Either way, TGIFF. In celebration of the weekend–and Triton Poker’s fantastic Cyprus 2022 Series–Tight Poker is proud to present the inaugural edition of Friday Favorites, a collection of our team’s favorite weird, wacky, wild, and amazingly degen moments from this week’s world of poker. We don’t know about you, but we’re screaming for joy like Tony G.
Few, if any, people in the poker world are quite as entertaining as Tony G. Whether he’s ripping on Phil, educating Andrew Robl , or offering Russian bike trips, the man–love him or hate him–brings action and eyeballs to every tournament or cash game he’s in. This week, during the Triton Poker Invitational, Tony really proved why he’s THE BEST. The next time you win big, remember to “do it for the purebred bunny.” and order “CHAMPAGNE FOR THE CASINO!”
VINTAGE Tony G
Don't you ever forget who's the best. 😲😁🍾🥂 pic.twitter.com/GjLSmVIVtP
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) September 12, 2022
This was an exciting stream in its entirety, but the Coin Rivet Invitational featured mid-stakes grinder Ebony Kenney in the biggest tournament of her life. When she departed in fifth place, courtesy of a bad beat, she collected $1.7M. The impact on her life and her impact on poker is far-reaching.
Bluffing an amateur off of top pair is hard; it’s even harder to bluff a rich one. But that’s exactly what Wiktor “Limitless” Malinovski did in this $100K Triton High Roller. After floating the flop with Q high, Malinovski jams the turn into his opponent, who’s holding top pair, and somehow gets him to fold! Many of us can only dream of playing that level of “street poker” in our home games, let alone in one of the highest stakes tournaments in the world, so kudos to you, Wiktor, that was baller.
The story on the feature table of the $100k 🔱Triton Cyprus Main Event has been ALL Malinowski’s creativity.
It’s truly… “limitless”… 😅🤓 pic.twitter.com/qcOk42xgvO
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) September 13, 2022
In a game where tensions run high and very little chatter is had at times, watching French player Karl Chappe-Gatien get a little loose in his showdown with Seth Davies is hard not to enjoy. Watching his schoolboy-like excitement escalate to a visceral movement conjures up some serious Elaine from Seinfeld vibes. And doesn’t love a little runner-runner in their life?