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.
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.
was the year of anything, it was the year of the protester. A million people
took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest the proposed Fugitive Offenders
amendment bill. Algeria’s ‘Revolution of Smiles’ protests continued until
President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, resigned from office on April 2, and the poker
community threatened to take up chess if the Triton Poker Super High Roller
Series didn’t put on more dazzling events.
Triton events captivated the poker community throughout 2019.
March – Jeju, South Korea.
May – Budva, Montenegro.
– 8 Aug – London, England.
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju had 8-events. The Montenegrin
series extended that to 13, before the inaugural visit to London capped things
off with an 8-event series, including the record-busting £1m buy-in, Triton
Million: A Helping Hand for Charity, and it’s at that event that we begin our
round-up of Top 5 Best Triton Moments of 2019.
countless nights of grinding teeth, yanking hair, and itching armpits, Triton
managed to do something unique in the poker world – host, a £1m buy-in
No-Limit, Hold’em (NLHE) event with 54-entrants.
event, held in the Hilton on Park Lane in London, broke several records,
notably: largest prize pool outside of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main
Event (£54m), the most significant buy-in (£1m), and the biggest single payout
(Bryn Kenney, £16.9m).
uniqueness of the event saw the pros and non-pros separated for the first
six-levels. A non-pro had never won a 7-figure buy-in event that included pros,
and that’s one of the things that makes Aaron Zang’s win standout.
began life as a Magic The Gathering champion, and he defeated another former
Magic champion, Bryn Kenney, heads-up, to win the title after the pair agreed
upon a deal that saw Zang pocket £13,779,491, and Kenney £16,890,509.
the field was down to five players, Zang, a cash game player, faced the
combined might of three of the best NLHE tournament players in the world
(Stephen Chidwick, Dan Smith, and Bryn Kenney).
don’t know what I am doing!” Said Zang during a break in play. “I just hope for
overturned a 3:1 chip deficit, and a vast gap in tournament experience to
become the first winner of the Triton Million.
Triton Million: A Helping Hand for Charity was such a huge event; seven players
could have replaced Justin Bonomo at the top of The Hendon Mob (THM) All-Time
Money List if results went their way. It was a fact not lost on Bryn Kenney,
who began the series in fourth place, needing an $11m score to hit the top
was the only person singing from the swanky London rooftops that he would win
the tournament, and take his rightful place at the top of the All-Time Money
List. As the Triton Million: A Helping Hand for Charity tournament progressed,
this race became a story within a story.
four players left, three of them would still hit the top with a win, until
Kenney eliminated two of them (Stephen Chidwick and Dan Smith), before
eventually falling to Aaron Zang, heads-up.
reason you see Kenney smiling so much after the event is he and Zang cut a deal
that saw Kenney bank £16,890,509, the largest single prize dished out, ever,
and a win that saw him reach $55,505,630 – good for the top spot.
3. Paul Phua All Time In The Money Finishes
into 2019, Paul Phua sat second in the Malaysian All-Time Money List on THB
with $5,116,041 in live tournament earnings, trailing his Triton partner,
Richard Yong, by $6,232,651.
long would it take Phua to overtake Yong?
than a year.
starting to play poker in his mid-40s, Phua put in a tremendous run of
consistency to feature in the money (ITM) 11 times, 16 lifetime, two more than
his nearest rival, Jason Koon.
typically humble Phua said his success boils down to his desire to compete in
every single event. When you’re competing against the best in the world, you
need more in your arsenal than merely showing up.
those 11 ITM finishes were final table appearances, finishing in the Top 3
spots on five occasions, with the only blot on his copybook a big fat zero in
the registered wins column – a stat that won’t last long.
most celebrated sportsmen in the world need a platform to anchor them so the
whole world can see how great they truly are. For Jason Koon, that platform has
been the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series.
burst on the Triton scene when he conquered all in the 2018 event in
Montenegro, winning the HKD 1m Short-Deck Main Event for $3.5m, as well as appearing
in two of the largest-ever televised cash game pots in history.
Koon would later join Triton as their first brand ambassador, and in 2019, in Jeju, he blew everyone away like dandelion seeds on the end of the big bad wolf’s huff and puff, making four final tables, and winning two while gathering $4.6m in the process.
date, Koon has won three titles (an honour he shares with Mikita Badziakouski
and Wai Kin Yong), has finished ITM 14 times (only Paul Phua beats him with
16), and earned $12,334,232 in prize money.
Kenney appears for the second time thanks to his outstanding display in
Triton’s event in Montenegro. It was a smash and grab performance by Kenney,
who flew in to compete in a few games, before moving on to pastures new.
who had complained that the buy-ins weren’t high enough for him, won the HKD
500,000 NLHE 6-Handed event, beating 79-entrants to capture the $1,431,376
first prize, before going on to outlast 75-entrants in the HKD 1m NLHE Main
Event for $2,713,859.
wins came two months after the heartbreak of losing to Timothy Adams in the
heads-up stage of the HKD 2m NLHE Main Event in Jeju, where he picked up
another $3m. Kenney also finished 4/81 in the HKD 500,000 NLHE 6-Handed event
has earned more money on the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series than Kenney,
with $30,373,405 in prize money accrued over 7 ITM finishes.
was once a time when even the most experienced poker trackers would find it
challenging to sniff out a high stakes tournament that sent shivers down your
spine. Today, trackers don’t need to look out for broken twigs and the soles of
expensive Dolce Gabbana slippers. High stakes poker is like sand on a beach;
yet only one tournament series builds castles upon castles.
2019, the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series hit unprecedented heights. The
greatest players in the world, joined by the most ambitious non-pros in the
world, skipped along the yellow brick road from Jeju to London via Montenegro,
winning and losing millions in the process.
ambassador, Jason Koon, dominated Jeju, March 2019, winning the HKD 1m
Short-Deck and HKD 1m Refresh for a combined haul of $3.8m. There were wins for
Timofey Kuznetsov, Michael Soyza and Devan Tang. Timothy Adams won the HKD 2m
No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Main Event for $3.5m.
defeated Bryn Kenney to win that Main Event title. Despite collecting $3m for
his runner-up finish, Adams left Kenney feeling like a spear had punctured his
New Yorker would rebound like a true champion.
Montenegro, May 2019, Kenney won the HKD 500k NLHE 6-Handed event and the HKD
1m NLHE Main Event for a combined bounty of $4.1m. The Montenegro event was a
monster, with 13-events. Henrik Hecklen, Steve O’Dwyer, Winfred Yu, Hing Chow,
Quek Sheng, John Juanda, Mikita Badziakouski, Ben Lamb and Daniel Cates were
amongst the winners. Rui Cao took down the HKD 1m Short-Deck event for $3.3m.
continued his heater in Triton’s first visit to London by winning the £1m
Triton Million: A Helping Hand For Charity. It was an event that captured the
imagination of the entire poker community, raising more than $2.7m for charity,
and establishing Kenney at the top of the All-Time Money List.
record-breaking event attracted 54-entrants, and Kenney banked $20.5m, the
highest single payout in poker history, after agreeing upon a heads-up deal
with the eventual winner Aaron Zang, who collected $16.7m.
London, there were also wins for Linus Loeliger, Charlie Carrel, David
Benefield, Justin Bonomo, Yu Liang, and Wai Kin Yong who became the third
player to win three Triton titles when he won the £100,000 NLHE Main Event for
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series
time to do it all again.
The Triton team has sketched three events into its pad, with schedule details and potentially even more stops to come, shortly.
first event takes place at Jeju Shinwa World in South Korea with the action set
to take place between 10-22 February. From there, the series returns to the
Maestral Resort and Casino pitched on the side of the beautiful Adriatic Coast
in Montenegro, before returning to London for its second successive season,
where once again, the philanthropic nature of Triton will rise to the fore.