In the first weekend of August, a champion has been crowned in what could be called the highest buy-in ever in poker tournament history.
Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity
Schedule: August 1 to 3, 2019
Buy-in: £1 million + £50,000 entry fee (approx. US$ 1.3 million)
Venue: Grand Ballroom of Park Lane Hilton in London
Aaron Zang became the victor amongst a field of[...] Read more » Aaron Zang Wins £1 Million Buy-in Tournament For £13,779,491!!!
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 43 (M)
You have to be a very good player, if you can pay such a large sum for one tournament. I suppose not all players were financed by someone with money. 5 Asian players in the top 11 means something and this thing must to be appreciated. Congratulations to these players who had a good profit in this game.
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 33 (M)
yup didnt miss second of this event, it was awesome, and I cheered for bryn to win... he is my fav player and I knew he could climb on first spot on all time money list from this tournie... glad that he is #1 and I hope hell stay there forever
Joined: May '09
Age: 37 (M)
so winner got less then second player,because of deal before head up!you can imagine that feeling when you have more then 1 million for buy in and then not to care much when you lose before prize pool!I know that triton organisation have only rich players,but still this is sick!
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 41 (M)
It's amazing how they can pay more than 1 million dollars to play a tournament, but these are players who have a lot of money and were invited by professional poker players. Congratulations to Aaron Zang for the trophy and for the 16 million dollars, although the winner was economically speaking Bryn Kenney since making a pact I assure a large sum of money. But the most important thing about this tournament is that it was a charity tournament and an excellent £ 2,700,000 tournament was raised. See you at the tables...
Posted by dule-vu: so winner got less then second player,because of deal before head up!you can imagine that feeling when you have more then 1 million for buy in and then not to care much when you lose before prize pool!
This was as big of a tax evasion tournament as one can be - 'charity event' my a$$ - it's ridiculous...
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 43 (M)
We live in a world where taxes are too exaggerated in certain areas. Charity event or not i consider that it is not normal to pay very high taxes on those winnings. That money was taxed once by the state of every player and sponsors. An entry into this tournament is very large and the taxes must to be few not huge. This rule with huge taxes is also in sports. This is very bad for all but good for the guvernants. Governments must change this law.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 46 (F)
It must have been a good tournament. And the participation was high enough, if you take in mind the buy in. And of course that deal was probably the best thing, of the game. Second one got four millions more from the winner of the tournament