Triton Set

Hello everyone and welcome to Cyprus where we have the news you have all been waiting for: The Triton Super High Roller Series is back!

An army of technicians are currently putting the finishing touches to Triton’s iconic set, ahead of two full week’s of thrilling high stakes poker action. This festival at the spectacular new Merit Diamond poker arena is going to be an absolute monster: 13 events with buy-ins ranging from $25,000 to $200,000.

The location is sumptuous even by Triton’s incredibly high standards.

When we were last in Cyprus, in May, we were in the same resort, but it feels like a world away. Back then, the tournaments took place in the Merit Crystal Cove as this new facility was being built. It finally opened last month and it lives up to everything we were promised.

It’s a cavernous poker room surrounded by balconies, lobbies and secondary rooms, allowing the most innovative and prestigious poker series to expand naturally into its environment. There’s a restaurant outside, serving up a huge choice of meals 24 hours a day, and hundreds of places for players to sit and relax when they’re not playing.

Buffet in the tournament lobby

Inside the tournament room, it’s an incredible scene. There are dozens of poker tables with ample space between them, and that Triton set is spectacular. It has two television tables offering a choice for viewers to watch the action on the Triton live stream.

There will also be more cash games played out there when tournament action is done for the night.

But it’s difficult to overstate how amazing the tournament schedule is. It includes the $200,000 buy-in Coin Rivet Invitational, an event that will play out along similar lines to Triton’s £1m Helping Hand for Charity tournament in London in 2019 — aka, the biggest buy-in poker event in the game’s history.

The field is the perfect mix of poker pro and high-stakes recreational poker enthusiast, with the latter receiving an invitation to play from the organisers, and them then inviting one professional to play the tournament.

The two sides of the field are kept separate for the opening stages, before merging as the tournament progresses. Triton is particularly adept at bringing both these elements of the poker-verse together, and it works especially well in events like this.

But that’s not it, of course. We also have two Main Events with buy-ins of $100K apiece — one in regular no limit hold’em, and one in short deck.

Today we get started with a $25K No Limit Hold’em event, which, if early indications are anything to go on, will attract a really big field. They’re just getting started right now…

Photography by Joe Giron/PokerPhotoArchive