London Calling as Triton Poker Series Announces Richest Ever Poker Tournament

The ever-expanding Triton Poker Series is raising the bar beyond nosebleed levels by hosting a record-breaking £1 million/$1.25 million buy-in event.

London Park Lane Hilton Triton Poker Series

The Triton Poker Series will host a $1.25 million event inside London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel this August. (Image: Wikipedia/Sabrina756)

Set to take place inside London’s Park Lane Hilton, the high stakes tournament will surpass the previous buy-in records set by the Big One for One Drop. But, as well as giving the game’s biggest ballers a chance to play for millions, the event will be in aid of charity.

Everyone Wins with Triton Poker High Roller

To ensure records are set, every cent of the buy-in will go into the prizepool while a £50,000/$63,000 fee will go to A Helping Hand for Charity.

While the buy-in should pique the community’s interest, the entry process will also be a talking point. As per the Triton Poker update, entry will be via invitation or by association.

“The only way to secure a seat into the event is to either be a recipient of an official invitation from Triton or to be an invitation holder’s nominated guest,” reads the Triton Poker press release.

At this stage, the list of invitees hasn’t been released. However, the organizers have said the roster will feature some of the best-known men and women from the poker world.

Additionally, Triton will be keeping with tradition and giving businessmen and women a chance to play.

Looking back at previous Triton Poker Series events, we know Tom Dwan will likely make an appearance in London. Mikita Badziakouski, Paul Phua and Jason Koon should also be at the felt when the cards start to fly on August 1.

Even More Nosebleed Action

Regardless of the line-up, Triton is pushing boundaries. In March 2018, a semi-secretive 12 million HKD buy-in event in took place.

Fedor Holz tweeted the news in between hands, but it seems the message raised more questions than it answered.

Had it been an official tournament, 12 million HKD at the time of writing is the equivalent of $1.5 million. However, there is little, if any, additional information available.

Despite the tournament being shrouded in mystery, Triton did post a teaser video back in December. Promising big things in 2019, the company essentially doubled down on its reputation for high stakes action.

Indeed, with the tour heading to London in August, fans will get to see the game’s best fighting for what could be the biggest tournament prizepool in history.

Written by
Daniel Smyth
Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the world, not just America.

Comments

BentleyBoy wrote...

Hey! I’m free on August 1st if Triton want to invite me! I will however need a little help with the buy in as its just above my usual buy in range! It looks like this could be a great coup for Triton as not only smashing previous buy ins but also seeking to raise money for Charity. Its a WIN WIN situation for everyone!

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