Triton Poker London To Feature Highest Buy-in Event in History
Triton Poker is set to host the biggest buy-in tournament in poker history. The Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity Event is all set to take place from August 1-3 and will feature a record-breaking buy-in of £1,050,000 ($1,325,351/€1,178,798).
This event serves as the main highlight of Triton Poker’s first ever London stop.
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London will run from July 31 to August 7 at the Grand Ballroom of London’s Park Lane Hilton. The popular high roller Triton Series is making its inaugural stop in London an unforgettable one by hosting a £1,050,000 buy-in event, which surpasses the previous record created by the €1,000,000 The Big One For One Drop which took place in Monte Carlo in October 2016.
The charity event is exclusive to invitation holders only which include the big names and successful figures in the business world who love to play poker. Some of the world’s top poker pros are also expected to attend the event, registered as the invitees’ guests.
A total of £1,000,000 of the entry fee goes towards the prize pool, with the remaining £50,000 allocated for charitable causes. The winner of the massive event will go down in history as the biggest earner in any single tournament, a record currently being held by Antonio Esfandiari, who won The Big One For One Drop back in 2012, defeating a field of 28 entrants to capture the first-place prize of $18,346,673.
Rules and Structure
During the first part of Day 1 of the event, poker professionals will be separated from recreational players, creating two fields. They will not compete against each other until the end of Level 6 where both groups combine, with the rest of the event playing out in traditional freeze-out poker format.
As part of the rules, all players are prohibited from wearing items that can cover their body from the neck up, including hoodies, funnel neck sweatshirts and turtle neck jumpers. Players will only be allowed to wear sunglasses at the TV tables due to lighting. They can wear hats provided they do not cover or hide any part of the face at any time.
Like the Big One For One Drop in Monte Carlo back in 2016, the final nine players in the charity event are required to wear a formal suit.
Players will begin with 1,000,000 in chips, played in one-hour levels. The event will adopt the big blind ante structure, utilizing a river shot clock. To find out more information, do visit the official Triton Poker website.