Triton Poker Set to Host the Largest Ever Buy-in Poker Event

Triton Poker

Triton Poker is no strangers when it comes to hosting large buy-in poker tournaments. The tour’s Super High Roller Series often has $100,000 and sometimes $500,000 buy-in events on its schedule. On August 1st, Triton Poker hosts the largest buy-in poker tournament in the history of the game, and 22 players have already signed up to play in it.

London’s iconic five-star Hilton Hotel on Park Lane is the venue for the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London festival that runs from July 31st through to August 8th, 2019. Eight events, with buy-ins starting at £25,000 (approx. $31,000) are scheduled with the headline event being the one that will break the world record for a single tournament buy-in.

The Triton Million for Charity commands a massive £1 million buy-in, plus a £50,000 charitable donation to help raise funds for charities such as the Caring for Children Foundation and Raising for Effective Giving, or REG as it is more commonly known. This monster-sized buy-in is the equivalent of $1,309,298, breaking the record set by the €1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop Monte Carlo that ran in October 2016.

Softest Super High Roller On Record?

There is a unique twist to the Triton Million for Charity in that the tournament is invite only with its entrants being a mix of rich businessmen and women plus professional poker players. The businessmen and recreational players will then play the first six levels against each other, with the professionals locking horns against one another for the same period of time. Any surviving players after the opening six levels then merge and the tournament plays out like a standard tournament. This unique format should make the Triton Million one of the softest Super High Roller events ever run.

Twenty-two players are already confirmed for the Triton Million for Charity, sponsored by partypoker LIVE. A committee has already decided which of these players is considered to be a recreational player and which are the professionals.

Among those on the businessman / recreational side of the fence are Triton Poker co-founder Paul Phua, Hong Kong investor Stanley Choi, the man famous for dating Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson, Rick Salomon, Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong, and Bobby Baldwin.

Some of the high profile poker players include partypoker’s Player Panel members Jason Koon, Mikita Badziakouski, Timofey Kuznetsov and Sam Trickett, the latter having finished second in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop back at the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) that netted him $10,112,001.

Triton Million for Charity Confirmed Players (July 10th, 2019)

Player Country Player Country
Paul Phua Malaysia Cary Katz United States
Richard Yong Malaysia Tom Dwan United States
Stanley Choi Hong Kong Daniel Cates United States
Wai Kin Yong Malaysia David Peters United States
Bobby Baldwin United States Rui Cao France
Liang Yu Vanuatu Jason Koon United States
Iven Leow Malaysia Bryn Kenney United States
Rob Yong United Kingdom Mikita Badziakouski Belarus
Alfred De Carlois United States Timofey Kuznetsov Russia
Rick Salomon United States Sam Trickett United Kingdom
Chow Hing Yaung Malaysia Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London Schedule

There will be plenty of action taking place during the Super High Roller festival, not least the £1,050,000 Triton Million for Charity event.

A £25,000 buy-in six-handed turbo event kicks off the festival which is also complemented by a £50,000 no-limit Hold’em eight-handed event, a £25,000, £50,000 and £100,000 buy-in Short Deck Ante-Only events and a £100,000 buy-in Triton London Main Event.

The last Triton Main Event took place in Montenegro in May 2019 and saw 44 entries of HK$1,000,000 (approx. US$130,000) and Bryn Kenney walked away with the title and HK$21,300,000 (approx. US$2,713,859). This latest event could be even bigger thanks to the caliber of poker player and business person in the British capital.

Date Time (UK) Event
Wed 31 Jul 13:00 £25,000 NLHE 6-Handed Turbo
Thu 1 Aug 13:00 £1,050,000 NLHE Triton Million for Charity Day 1
Fri 2 Aug 13:00 Triton Million for Charity Day 2
Fri 2 Aug 17:00 £50,000 NLHE 8-Handed Day 1
Sat 3 Aug 13:00 Triton Million for Charity Final
Sat 3 Aug 15:00 £50,000 NLHE 8-Handed Final Day
Sun 4 Aug 13:00 £100,000 NLHE Triton London Main Event Day 1
Mon 5 Aug 13:00 £100,000 NLHE Triton London Main Event Final Day
Mon 5 Aug 17:00 £25,000 NLHE Short Deck Ante-Only Day 1
Tue 6 Aug 13:00 £25,000 NLHE Short Deck Ante Only Final Day
Tue 6 Aug 17:00 £100,000 NLHE Short Deck Main Event Day 1
Wed 7 Aug 13:00 £100,000 NLHE Short Deck Main Event Day 2
Wed 7 Aug 17:00 £50,000 NLHE Short Deck Ante-Only Day 1
Thu 8 Aug 13:00 £100,000 NLHE Short Deck Ante-Only Final Day
Thu 8 Aug 13:00 £50,000 NHE Short Deck Ante-Only Final Day
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

If it’s something you can play online for real money, chances are Matthew knows a bit about it. He’s been writing about slots, craps and poker for the better part of the last decade. He’s written for PokerNews, PartyPoker and many other respected online gambling websites during the last nine years.

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