The richest poker tournament ever held is about to take place in London
The richest poker tournament ever held is about to take place in London. The Triton Million Helping Hand for Charity is the flagship event of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series and will take place from August 1-3 in the Grand Ballroom of the London Hilton on Park Lane. The tournament features a £1,000,000 buy-in plus £50,000 donation to charity – the highest buy-in ever in the history of poker.
The £1 million Triton Million is also set to create one of the biggest prize pools of all time, as well as one of the world’s biggest first prizes. Whoever emerges as the champion could earn more in a single tournament than has ever been won at any event anywhere in the world.
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, which is being sponsored by partypoker LIVE, will give Londoners a unique chance to see some of the world’s best poker players in action, battling against the world’s biggest high-stakes recreational players. Huge names have already confirmed they will be taking part including multi-millionaire businessmen and top poker pros who are rarely seen competing in in the UK. These include Triton Ambassadors Tom Dwan and Jason Koon, David Peters, Rui Cao and Bryn Kenney. Between them, these five alone have combined poker winnings of more than £100 million – and many more top pros are set to join them.
The Triton Super High Roller Series, which runs from July 31 to August 8, has a unique “invitation-only” formula: the only way to secure participation is either to be invited directly by Triton Poker or to be an invitation holder’s nominated guest. The majority of Triton’s invitees are businessmen and women who share just two things in common: they love poker and they have enormous bankrolls. These invitation holders are then permitted to invite one guest to join them at the Series – with their official “plus-ones” likely to include the very best poker players in the world.
Among the recreational players who have already accepted an invitation to play are Hong Kong investor Stanley Choi, Dusk Til Dawn founder Rob Yong, 1978 WSOP Main Event champion Bobby Baldwin, Richard Yong from Malaysia and American entrepreneur Rick Salomon along with Triton Co-Founder Paul Phua.