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Triton Poker SHR London: 37 Players Confirmed for Triton Million event and other Latest Updates

Tags: charity, partypoker, Triton Million, Triton Poker.
Posted on 25 July 2019 by "T".

The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series debuted in Jeju then went to Montenegro, and now the apex of high-stakes poker returns on July 31, and the prestigious Hilton on Park Lane in London is the perfect setting for Triton's third event of 2019.

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2019 London

  • Schedule: July 31 to August 8, 2019
  • Click Here to see the full schedule

To celebrate, they have created a unique event, the Triton Million: a Helping Hand for Charity, a £1,050,000 buy-in event, the most affluent live poker tournament the world has ever seen.

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

Updates on the Triton Million event
Poker pros Petrangelo, Greenwood and Kurganov confirmed; Gross, Schulman, RaSZi and nanonoko on the mic; partypoker LIVE sponsor; One Drop added as a beneficiary

The Triton Million event is scheduled on August 1 to 3, and there are 35 players confirmed already. The game is only via invite, with invitations given to business people and recreational players only. If invited, each person can select one professional to compete in the said event, ensuring parity between pros and non-pros for the first time at these mind-boggling stakes.

The Players
Below are the confirmed names of the individuals along with their invited buddies:

1

Paul Phua

Tom Dwan

2

Richard Yong

Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates

3

Stanley Choi

David Peters

4

Wai Kin Yong

Rui Cao

5

Bobby Baldwin

Jason Koon

6

Cary Katz

Bryn Kenney

7

Liang Yu

Mikita Badziakouski

8

Ivan Leow

Timofey Kuznetsov

9

Rob Yong

Sam Trickett

10

Alfred De Carolis

Stephen Chidwick

11

Chin Wei Lim

Wai Leong Chan

12

Chow Hing Yaung

Christoph Vogelsang

13

Pat Madden

Nick Petrangelo

14

Talal Shakerchi

Igor Kurganov

15

Sosia Jiang

Sam Greenwood

16

Wang Qiang

Elton Tsang

17

Zang Shu Nu

Tan Xuan

18

Rick Salomon

TBA

19

Antanas “Tony G” Guoga

Fedor Holz

New on the list: Antanas "Tony G" Guoga and Fedor Holz

On Thursday, July 25, Triton Poker shared on Twitter that Tony G will attend the charity tournament and he then invited German pro Fedor Holz. The 2016 High Roller for One Drop winner Holz has announced he's selling 20% of his £1million Triton Poker action.

Rick Salomon is known for participating in WSOP's Big One for One Drop events, winning $2.8 million in 2014, $3.3 million in 2016, and $2.84 million in 2018. So far, he's the only invitee who has not yet nominated a pro to the table, but rumors say that it's going to be an American high roller.

Four non-pros who have publicly invited top pros are: Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong, Hedge fund manager Talal Shakerchi, Poker Central founder Cary Katz, and Triton co-founder Paul Phua. Yong invited Sam Trickett because he's a good friend who started playing $1/$2 cash games at his club in Nottingham. Shakerchi was looking for a player who would donate the most of his wins to charity and found Igor Kurganov fit the description. Katz chose Bryn Kenney because he wants to compete with the best in the world and he believes Kenney is the best candidate.

As for Paul Phua (right) choosing Tom Dwan (left), he said, "Tom is the first pro that I ever befriended who had some success in our private games in Asia. I think highly of Tom as a person, and while he may not be a high roller tournament specialist, the decision wasn't even close. Not only is he a brilliant poker player, but every fan of No-Limit Hold'em loves watching Tom Dwan play his incredible brand of poker."

The headcount isn't stopping at 35 players only. Triton's co-founder Richard Yong is confident to say that "42 players is a very realistic target and that there is a '10 to 1 chance' that the event gets 48 players."

World-Class Commentary Team
It wouldn't look right if the world-class feel of Triton's brand is prominently felt only on the tables. The production also must have high standards to uphold, and so a world-class commentary team will be on board.

ShareHand shall provide world-class livestream content.

After missing out on Montenegro, Lex ‘RaSZi' Veldhuis returns alongside Randy "nanonoko" Lew. Supporting them for the first time at a Triton event are Ali Nejad, Jeff Gross, and Nick Schulman. Schulman is a Triton Champion, winning the HKD 100K NLHE Short-Deck event in Jeju in 2018. He also just won his third WSOP bracelet this summer and just came back from another exemplary shift in the WSOP commentary booth.

The quartet will add their unique style of commentary throughout an intense week of high stakes action. A live stream will run throughout the £1,050,000 buy-in charity event and can be viewed on the Triton website, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as well as several Chinese TV channels.

One Drop Foundation added as Beneficiary
One Drop Foundation is the newest addition to the list of charities that will benefit from the Triton Million, with 15% of the charitable haul going to the foundation. It's a perfect addition since One Drop's founder, Guy Laliberté, was the inspiration behind the first-ever $1M buy-in event.

Other charities benefiting from Triton Million are Caring for Children Foundation, Credit One World Charity Foundation, Healthy Hong Kong (HKK), and Raising for Effective Giving (REG).

Should a ‘confirmed' player renege on their intention to play, then the £50,000 entry fee goes straight into the charity pool.

Partypoker LIVE - Official Sponsor of Triton Poker

Rob Yong is the owner of Dusk Till Dawn and the co-founder of partypoker LIVE, the official tour partner of the Triton London 2019 festival.

Launched in January 2017 as a global poker tour, partypoker LIVE has since grown into the world's biggest ever poker tour in just one year and is guaranteeing more than $70 million in the 2018/2019 season.

Watch the official Triton London 2019 Trailer:

 


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7 comments for "Triton Poker SHR London: 37 Players Confirmed for Triton Million event and other Latest Updates"

 CALICUL25/07/2019 14:27:35 GMT
Illuminated minds will play here for a lot of money and some of the players will share the money with business people, who will be sponsors for them. It is important to see a tournament with such a buy-in. It is not for anyone and certain professional players of great value are missing here. They probably did not find a sponsor.
 Mober25/07/2019 14:48:35 GMT
They buy in speaks for itself. And yet there are thirty five entries so far.
They are expecting up to 48 entries, and that can be succeeded i believe.
There are many people that have the money for the buy in.
It is going to be a very interesting game.
 pajalnick25/07/2019 15:18:59 GMT
Triton Poker series is also a very cool series ... as far as I can see. They have been holding their tournaments for a long time and always They are very attractive for many professional players who take part in it ... I certainly don’t claim to participate in this tournament but the news is interesting
 CALICUL27/07/2019 14:30:10 GMT
It is a very good series because it is playing for many money. Players of very good quality and with great ambitions. Where are more money the interest becomes even bigger. They made this series in different locations to be a world series, but i would like if here would also play others professionals players which are more familiar and having many fans.
 crankmuppet27/07/2019 16:08:37 GMT
"The game is only via invite, with invitations given to business people and recreational players only. If invited, each person can select one professional to compete in the said event, ensuring parity between pros and non-pros for the first time at these mind-boggling stakes."

Wondering how they are determining "rec" players.

Paul Phua - $11,437,324 total live earnings per one tracking site

Tony G - $6,094,182 total live earnings

Talal Shakerchi - $7,354,464 total live earnings

So those three may well be "businessmen", but I wouldn't classify them as "rec" players with those winnings.

Nice charitable cause, but for the most part seems to be pros (who maybe don't grind the circuit full time) inviting pros.

I feel really sorry for any of the invitees who are actually "rec" players because the parity component is questionable.

 Mober28/07/2019 13:33:04 GMT
I dont know about the third one, but the other two are well known
poker players.
So you are right about the classification as "businessmen".
You cant refer to them as full time poker players?
Any way it is going to be a good game and as you mentioned also, for a good cause,
which is what matters the most.
 CALICUL29/07/2019 16:18:04 GMT
If people who are not so professionals accept this thing, is not a problem. There are many people with money, who would like to play poker against professionals poker players and for them if they lose money it does not matter. They want to see what it's like to play against pro players.

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