London, UK, July 10th - The richest poker tournament ever held is about to take place in London. The Triton Million 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 - 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 will give Londoners a unique chance to see some of the world's top poker pros 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 rarely take part in events 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.
Triton Ambassador Jason Koon said: "I've already taken part in several Triton Poker High Roller Series around the world and can definitely say they are the most exciting poker events I've ever played in. I love to play big stakes against tough competition, and no one checks those boxes quite like Triton. The Triton Million in London will be taking the Series to a whole new level as well as raising millions for worthy causes. There has never been a poker tournament with a buy-in of this size before, all the players will be part of poker history. I'm very excited about it! London is one of the most historically rich, beautiful cities in the world - so it's very fitting that this history-making event will be taking place here in the heart of the city."
About the poker players
It is rare indeed that players of the calibre about to compete the Triton High Roller Poker Series London are ever seen at events in the UK. Five are already confirmed and comprise a stellar list of top poker pros. American Bryn Kenney, who won the last Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event in Montenegro in May, has more than $34 million in live poker winnings to his name and is ranked fourth in the world. Triton Poker Ambassador Jason Koon, who lies eighth on the world's all-time poker money list, has nearly $29 million in live tournament winnings including two monster wins at Triton Poker Super High Roller Series events in Montenegro and Jeju. David Peters, ranked fifth in the world, has winnings of more than $33 million including Triton Poker Super High Roller Series victory from Jeju. Triton Poker Ambassador Tom Dwan is one of the best-known high-stakes poker players in the world; he has won more than $7 million in live poker tournaments, and many more millions online where he has thrived in some of the highest-stakes cash games ever held. London-based French pro Rui Cao has won more than $7.7 million at live tournaments, nearly all of it at Triton Poker Super High Roller Series events and is another well-known face in the world's biggest cash games.
The £1,000,000 buy-in Triton Million tournament
Each £1,000,000 buy-in comes with an additional £50,000 entry fee, the entirety of which will go direct to charity, assuring several million pounds for a variety of worthwhile causes.
The event is being held at the award-winning five-star London Hilton on Park Lane. This 28-floor landmark property on the edge of Hyde Park offers stunning views across the city and is close to many of London's most famous tourist attractions as well as London's vibrant West End.
The full Triton Super High Roller Series in London runs from July 31 to August 8 and will feature at least eight distinct high buy-in tournaments. In addition to the flagship £1,000,000 Triton Million charity event, there will also be a one-day £25,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament at the start of the festival on August 31 as well as several other events with £25,000 or £50,000 buy-ins.
Triton Million Live Stream
The live stream will run throughout the £1,000,000 buy-in charity event and can be viewed on the Triton website, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as well as several Chinese TV channels.
Full structures for all tournaments taking place during Triton Poker High Roller Series London can be found here.
Players can register their interest in the event at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Triton Poker High Roller Series
The Triton Poker High Roller Series was first launched in 2016 and has featured eight extraordinary events across the world so far, all with monster buy-ins. Destinations have included Montenegro, Manila, Sochi, Macau, the Philippines and Jeju in South Korea. Triton Super High Roller Series London's £1,000,000 buy-in Triton Million will take the Series to new heights and is set to be one of the most significant events in poker history.