Coronavirus Scare Forces Postponement of Triton Super High Roller Jeju Series

Fear of the contagious and potentially deadly coronavirus has forced the Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju to postpone its upcoming events. The 12-tournament series was scheduled to run from Feb. 10-22 at the Landing Casino.

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The coronavirus in China has everyone around Asia in a panic. (Image: New York Times)

According to a press release, the postponed series may eventually take place. The article states that “another official announcement regards to the potential resurrection of the event will be made on February 10th, 2020.”

Due to the deadly virus, the current series is on hold. Triton understands the severity of the coronavirus and realizes how contagious it is. Tourism in Macau, China is already on the decline because of concerns travelers have with catching the virus.

Coronavirus Spreading All Over the World

The coronavirus initially jumped from animals to humans a few weeks ago. Since then, 250 have died from the virus — all in China — and over 10,000 infected.

But despite most cases, and all deaths, occurring in China, the virus has slowly spread to other countries. That includes the United States where eight such cases have been discovered.

Coronavirus is a contagious virus that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory issues. Common symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and potentially more serious problems such as pneumonia, kidney failure, or even death. The virus can be spread from animals to humans and humans to humans. And, at this point, doctors are just learning how to treat the young deadly condition.

Although the coronavirus has spread mostly around China, the Triton Super High Roller series is taking precautions. Many players who regularly compete in high-stakes games in Macau attend the Triton events. So, to prevent the potential spread of the virus, the series has been postponed. Jeju is an island in South Korea where many Chinese tourists visit.

Poker isn’t life and death. There are more important things in the world than this great game. Thousands of people around the world are currently fighting for their lives to survive the coronavirus, and more will certainly become infected over the coming days and months. Triton is looking out for the best interests of poker players and showing respect to those who are suffering.

Jon Sofen
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Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

Comments

Luvart wrote...

Well, the coronavirus has caused a lot of anxiety in every aspect of our lives, even in poker.

I understand that at places where a lot of people gather, we have to take some measures. I think it’s good they postponed the upcoming event, especially in that particular case where the event takes place in Asia.

BentleyBoy wrote...

It is very interesting to watch how seriously governments and states are taking the threat from coronavirus. Reading the news today it is starting to affect production in China of a range of goods from cars to mobile phones. The production of face masks has increased ahead of potential benefits of wearing such articles and travel is being restricted in a range of places, with steps being taken to offer support to less developed countries where the virus may reach and be able to spread widely. Hitting live poker events is just one consequence of this virus. The online world though may prosper as a result.

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