Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 2020 – It’s time for the game tattooed on our hearts to take a backseat. The world is under siege from the fastest spreading pandemic of our time. COVID-19 has infiltrated more than 197 countries and territories, and in a bid to stop it, many world leaders have imposed severe restrictions on movement. 

With this in mind, and to give you as much advanced warning as possible, we will cancel the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series planned to take place in the Maestral Resort and Casino, Montenegro May 8 -22.

In many ways, Montenegro’s leg has become the heart of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series. Still, we must do what is right and prioritize the safety of everyone involved in the production of our events. 

It’s the second Triton Poker Super High Series event to fall victim to the Coronavirus pandemic after February’s Jeju event also became a casualty.

Past Montenegrin Main Event Champions include Manig Loeser (2017), Mikita Badziakouski & Jason Koon (2018), and Bryn Kenney & Rui Cao (2019). 

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju 2020 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Risk

March 2020 – It’s with great sadness that Triton Poker announces the cancellation of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, Jeju. Originally, planned for February, Triton Poker took the unprecedented step of postponing the series after the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) began in China’s Wuhan Province.

Since the decision to postpone the event, the virus has spread globally. As accurate as of March 2, Korea’s confirmed COVID-19 cases had reached 5,328 with 33 deaths – the second highest case rate, and fourth-highest death rate, hence the cancellation. As of March 4, there have been 93,191 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,203 deaths.

The next event on the Triton Poker High Roller Series schedule is in Montenegro, where the Maestral Hotel & Casino will play host May 8 – 22.

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju 2020 Dates to be Planned in Due Course

Feb 2020 – No dates have been confirmed for the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in the South Korean province of Jeju as the Triton Poker team monitor the situation.

Initially, planned to occupy most of February, the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China forced Triton officials to make the unfortunate step of postponing the event.

The Coronavirus has currently taken the lives of 600 people, with all but two of them occurring in China, with the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province taking the brunt of the deaths. There has been a death in Singapore, and one in Hong Kong. There have been more than 28,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with China suffering most of the devastation.

It has also been revealed that if the Coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen over the next several weeks, a decision to cancel Triton Jeju 2020 is a possibility.

Coronavirus Outbreak Leads to the Postponement of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju

Jan 2020 – It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you of the postponement of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju after the World Health Organisation (WHO) called the Coronavirus outbreak a ‘Public Health Emergency.’

Since the Coronoavirus first leapt from animals to humans in China a few weeks ago, close to 10,000 people have been infected, and it’s killed more than 200. All of the deaths have been inside China, but the virus has spread to more than a dozen countries.

The safety of our players and support staff remains our utmost priority. Coupled with our duty to do everything we can in our power to prevent the virus from spreading, we’ve taken the difficult but correct stop of postponing the event with immediate effect.

The thoughts and prayers of the Triton Poker Team are with the families of those that have lost their lives and for the ones fighting the virus all over the world.

Another official announcement in regards to the potential resurrection of the event will be made on February 10th, 2020.

Poker King Confirmed as Triton Poker SHR Series Presenting Sponsor for 2020

Poker King have announced a partnership with Triton Poker, which will see the company as the Presenting Sponsor on all Triton Super High Roller Series festivals in 2020.

The first stop of the year will be in Jeju South Korea from February 10-22, with Budva, Montenegro and London, England next on the Triton SHR roadmap. Other locations are also being planned, but have yet to be confirmed.

Poker King was founded by the world’s leading gaming group: Sun City Group and AG Group, which is headquartered in the Central Business District of Manila in the Philippines.

Poker King is currently the largest and most popular online poker site in Asia with more than 1.2 million registered members.

Poker King’s platform supports all Texas Hold’em formats, such as full deck, short deck, Pot Limit Omaha, SNG and more.

There are between 50,000 to 80,000 daily online games, and the number of players exceeds 100,000.

Poker King have previously partnered with some of the world’s most prestigious tournament brands, including the Asian Poker Tour (APT), the World Poker Tour (WPT) and recently the Boyaa Poker Tour (BPT).

As of 2017, 40 Poker King competitions have been held in different locations across Asia.

Tom Dwan, who is the Ambassador of both Triton Poker and Poker King, stated:  “I will carry out my understanding of poker games onto the Poker King platform and support them to promote a credible and fair gaming environment for all of poker players.”

For more information on Triton Jeju 2020, please visit this link.

Triton Poker Launch Triton Player of the Year Campaign for 2020 Season

For the first time in Triton’s history, the 2020 season will encompass a Player of the Year (PoY) award.  

The Triton Poker Series PoY program is independent of any other related poker rankings, and to compete for the honour of being the PoY, you must compete in Triton Poker Series live tournaments. 

The journey to crown the first PoY champion begins on February 10 when the trident comes crashing down into the floor of the salubrious surroundings of the Landing Casino in Jeju, South Korea

From there, players can accrue PoY points in a total of four stops. Montenegro (May 4-18), and London (Jul 29-Aug 13) are already in the calendar, meaning a Triton surprise is in the offing for autumn/winter.

The Cogs

PoY points are not transferable, meaning players cannot pass them from player to player. Final table deals will not alter the issuance of PoY points. Should a deal happen, including a decision to end the tournament immediately, then the Tournament Director (TD) will insist that the players conclude the competition for PoY points. 

Cash games and restricted buy-in live tournament don’t count towards PoY points. A classic example of this would have been the 2019 Triton Million London: A Helping Hand for Charity, which was an ‘invite-only’ event.

Tournament Area

One of the things that the players love about Triton is their flexibility, and drive to put on a game if there are enough players interested in participating. With that in mind, the PoY points associated with new, non-scheduled games, and alterations to existing game structures will see Triton’s TD announce the PoY points structure in advance of the game. 

The Formula

Triton reserves all rights to the formula created for Triton’s PoY campaign. The method allocates points based on finishing position and then multiplies those points by buy-in amount and the total number of entrants and re-entrants.

There are benefits for punctual players and those who fire multiple bullets. All players who register before the tournament starts, and join the game within the first level, receive an additional 2 points based on the multiplier shown in the below table.

Every entry and re-entry is worth 3 additional points and multiplied as per the below table. Every player who finishes in the money (ITM) will receive an additional 10-points. Finally, Each stop will reward a ‘Player of the Festival,’ and along with the bragging rights, Triton will issue them with 100 additional points. 

The winner of the Triton PoY is declared at the end of the 2020 season, with the new PoY campaign beginning immediately after the end of the final 2020 event. 

The Prize

Along with the claim that you outperformed the very best in the business throughout four challenging series, the winner will also pick up HKD 2,000,000 in prize money. 

Triton Poker returns to Jeju South Korea for First Stop of 2020

After taking you to a whole ‘nother level during the Triton Millions: A Helping Hand for Charity we felt like you needed a break from all of the excitement.

Well, break time is over!

Pack your bags, or prepare to tune in from home, because the Triton Super High Roller Series returns with its first event of 2020, and it promises to be another whizz, bang, wallop of a high stakes series.

February 10-22, 2020, Triton returns to South Korea and Jeju Shinhwa World for 12-days of mind-blowing poker, at the highest-stakes involving the best pros and semi-pros in the business. 

When the Triton Poker Series first planted a flag in the Jeju Province in 2018 there were five events on the schedule. The return in 2019, saw that increase by two. 2020 adds even more value for the players and consumers of world-class poker content with an increase to 11 tournaments, featuring No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE), and Short Deck formats, as well as a Mixed Short Deck and No-Limit, Hold’em game.

The two eye-catching events are the HKD 1m NLHE Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event, and the HKD 1m Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Short-Deck Main Event.

In 2018, when the Main Event buy-in was HKD 2m, Mikita Badziakouski became the first player to win back-to-back Triton Poker Super High Roller Series NLHE Main Events, defeating 55-entrants on his way to an HKD 41,250,000 (USD 5,257,027) first prize. Kenneth Kee took down the 60-entrant HKD 1m Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Short-Deck Main Event for HKD 22,500,000 (USD 2,867,009).

The series returned in 2019, with Timothy Adams winning the HKD $2m Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event, conquering a field of 48-entrants to win the HKD 27,760,500 (USD3,536,550) first prize. Jason Koon vanquished 81-entrants to win the HKD 22,300,000 (USD 2,840,945) first prize in the HKD 1m Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Short-Deck Main Event.

Here is the full schedule:

Amongst the glitterati confirmed to participate in the festival, include Triton Poker Ambassadors Tom Dwan and Jason Koon, Triton Million London winner Aaron Zang and the legendary poker ace Phil Ivey

Players receive five nights free accommodation at the Marriott Hotel Jeju Shinhwa World for every HKD 1m in tournament buy-ins they compete in. For example, if you compete in HKD 2m worth of buy-ins then you receive 10 nights free accommodation. 

Once again the Triton Super High Roller Series offers unparallelled digital coverage, available in English for free on the official Triton Poker Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels, and the Triton website. 

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