Prize pools push past $100 million at Triton London

Registration closed today on Event #8 at the Triton Super High Roller Series in London, the last of seven tournaments held in the Park Lane Hilton. This festival included the £1.05 million buy-in Helping Hand for Charity tournament, making it the biggest poker event held outside the World Series.

If we include the £1 million event, the total prize pools accumulated over the past eight days weigh in at £89.425 million. But even if we discount it, the remaining six tournaments attracted 622 entries (many of which were re-entries) and built prize pools of £35.425 million.

Even some of the hyper wealthy residents of Mayfair might have blinked had they known the money changing hands on their doorsteps.

Here’s the complete run-down of entry numbers and prize pools at this festival.

FormatBuy-inEntriesPrize poolFirst prize
16-Max Turbo£25,000117£2,749,500£690,000
2Triton Million£1,000,00054£54,000,000£19,000,000
6Short Deck£25,000106£2,517,500£650,000
7Short Deck£100,000108£10,370,000£2,670,000
8Short Deck£50,00052£2,465,000£777,000

Total prize pools USD: $108,726,492
Without Triton Million USD: $43,071,132

Note: the stated first prize is the original amount; some tournaments ended in deals being struck between remaining players.

Further note: The exchange rate between the British pound and US dollar has fluctuated significantly this week. The USD conversion is spot rate on August 8.

Here’s the payout schedule for the £50,000 short deck:

Triton London Short Deck
Dates: August 7-8, 2019
Buy-in: £50,000
Entries: 52 (inc. 21 re-entries)
Prize pool: £2.465 million

1 – £777,000
2 – £560,500
3 – £357,000
4 – £271,300
5 – £209,500
6 – £160,200
7 – £129,500


Les Ambassadeurs is one of the most prestigious private clubs and casinos in London, with a history dating from the early 19th century. Situated in the heart of London’s exclusive Mayfair district, it is formerly the favoured gambling destination of Victorian aristocracy and diplomats and is still one of the most elegant and stylish casino floors in the world.

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