The appeal of the Luxon Invitational took center stage this week as the famous Triton Series draws a frenzied delegation of poker businessmen to London, but also offers options for early failure scenarios. One of the intrepid participants, American startup founder Seth Gottlieb, proved his journey was worth it.
The final table of this tournament.
Although Gottlieb withdrew from the Luxon Invitational early, he didn’t give up. Despite only having about 20 hours of gaming experience, he decided to play the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. His audacity exceeded all expectations, and two days later he became the PLO Champion in the Triton London Series, earning $511,000 for his victory.
A staggering cash prize, Gottlieb emphasized, but what really excites him is the prestige of the title. “It feels great,” he shared. “Trophies are more important to me than money.”
Gottlieb is originally from Chicago and currently lives in Alpine, New Jersey. Gottlieb fell in love with the Triton Series in Madrid when he first set foot at the poker tables last year. He has since followed the series to Vietnam and is now making his mark in London with his first win in a major poker tournament.
The tournament final features an exciting one-on-one duel. Teaming up with Triton regular Dan Dvoress. Gottlieb has pulled off the feat of winning a massive pot in sevens poker, all but locking up the event in his favor.
“The Triton line is great,” says an excited Gottlieb. “I love Triton. A businessman like me can have a good time and maybe win some money. This is the best series in the world.”
Gottlieb’s performance not only validated the amateur poker, but also underscores the excitement and competition that the Triton Series offers, attracting players of all skill levels and backgrounds.
Event #10 – $25,000 PLOEntries: 77 (including 23 re-entries) Prize pool: $1,925,000
1. 1st Place: Seth Gottlieb – $511,000Second Place: Daniel Dvoress – $355,000Third Place: Pascal Lefrancois – $234,0004th Place: Matthew Wood – $184,800Fifth place: Michael Rossi – $148,200Sixth place: Gavin Andreanoff – $115,500Seventh place: Yian Zeng – $91,500Eighth place: Anton Morgenstern – $71,200Ninth place: Ole Schemion – $54,00010th Place: Keith Lehr – $41,400No. 11: Chris Brewer – $41,400No. 12: Sergio Martinez – $38,500No. 13: Morten Klein – $38,500