This August, the Triton Super High Roller Series will be breaking yet another record by hosting the largest-ever buy-in tournament in the history of poker. Set to go down in London, the high-profile poker event will kick off on July 31 and will end on August 7. During this period, the poker operator will host a total of seven events whose buy-ins will start at a whopping £25,000.
The premier event of the Triton Poker London Series is The Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity and it carries a massive buy-in of £1,050,000 which is equivalent to $1,325,351 and is the highest ever buy-in for any poker event – the previous record buy-in was created by the €1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop held in Monte Carlo. This event will run from August 1 to August 3. Furthermore, it will be a record year for the operator as it will be the very first time that they are touring London.
The massive A Helping Hand for Charity Event is set to run as an invite-only affair with the players comprising of popular and successful business people from all across the world which is not surprising since the poker tour has always been known to cater exclusively to high rollers. Each of the high roller invitees will be allowed to register a guest into the event that is expected to include a decent number of popular poker stars, especially those that usually play at high stakes poker tournaments.
Poker as an Avenue to Reduce Suffering in the World
Triton Poker has always been committed to serving others and using poker as a means of reducing pain and suffering across the world and with the forthcoming poker event, it will stay true to this. So, for each entry fee for the tournament, Triton Poker will reserve £50,000 for charitable causes – the remaining £1,000,000 will go directly into the prize pool with the £50,000 charity deposit being non-refundable.
Among the high stakes players who have registered are Tom Dwan, David Peters, Rui Cao, and Jason Koon. Also set to attend the tournament are a decent number of high-profile business people including Malaysian billionaire Paul Phua, Hong Kong’s Stanley Choi, American casino executive Bobby Baldwin, US celebrity Rick Salomon, Chinese businessmen Liang Yu and Sun Yaqi, and Triton Poker founder Richard Yong and his son Wai Kin Yong.
On the first day of the event, the filed will be divided between poker professional and recreational players. They will, however, be merged after Level 6 – from here, the tournament will adopt the traditional freeze-out format.