Vienna Crew Continues to Crush Tables: Triton Title for Mario Mosböck

Austrian Mario Mosböck wins Triton poker event

In Monte Carlo, the stage of the Triton Poker series is coming to an end, but even the last days of such a bright festival give fans a lot of interesting news.

One such event is Austrian ex-footballer Mario Mosböck's victory in the $42,400 Mystery Bounty with 163 entries. The prize pool of the event was $3,240,000, and the payout for the first place was $718,000. Mario is a prominent representative of a group of poker professionals from Vienna. He is close friends with Fedor Holz, who supported him during the final table.

In the very first tournament of this series, the 200 thousand Invitational, Mario was very close to winning. He was the biggest chip leader at the final table and eliminated one competitor after another. However, then another professional Dan Smith became the champion. And Mario became a runner-up, which upset him a little, since the title was very close and slipped away at the last moment. Therefore, it was very important for the Austrian to still get the coveted statuette before the end of the festival.

The fight for victory in heads-up lasted only about 30 minutes. In the last hand, Dervish went all-in with a 8♣ 5♣ hand against Mario's Q♥ T♥.

In addition to the nice sum for first place, Mosböck received a total of $720,000 for 11 knockout rewards. 

The champion noted that it helped him a lot to take a break from poker for about a month before the start of the festival in Monaco and have a good rest. Also during that period, he became engaged to his girlfriend Amanda, who is very supportive of him and constantly accompanies him at tournaments.

Top-three finalists in the event

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (without bounties)
1Mario MosböckAustria$718,000
2Imad DerwicheFrance$484,000
3Michael SoyzaMalaysia$333,000
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