The Triton Super High Roller Series is poised to create a new record in August as it hosts the largest-ever buy-in tournament in poker history.
The popular tour is set to break into the London ground with a bang from July 31 to August 7, featuring seven events, with buy-ins starting at £25,000. The Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity is the premier event of the Triton Poker London series, carrying a massive buy-in of £1,050,000 ($1,325,351). The event, which takes place from August 1-3, breaks the previous record created by the €1,000,000 The Big One For One Drop held in Monte Carlo almost three years ago.
This year also marks Triton Poker’s first entry to London, after hosting tournament stops in Macau, Montenegro, Jeju and the Philippines over the past few years. The tour caters exclusively to high rollers.
Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity Event   
The massive event will run as an invite-only affair and players will comprise of popular and successful business people from all over the globe. Each invitation holder is allowed to register a guest into the event, which is expected to include a number of well-known high stake poker pros.
Staying true to its commitment to serve others and use poker as an avenue for reducing pain and suffering in the world, Triton Poker will reserve £50,000 of each entry fee to charitable causes, with the remaining £1,000,000 going directly to the prize pool. The £50,000 charity deposit is non-refundable.
Day 1 of the event will see the field being divided between poker professionals and recreational players. During the first part of the first day, the two groups will not play against each other. They will merge after Level 6, with the rest of the tournament adopting the traditional freeze-out format.
Organizers have also announced a set of new rules, adding to the prestige of the massive event. Players are not allowed to cover any part of their body from the neck up, which means they are prohibited from wearing sunglasses, hoodies, hats or caps, scarves, turtle neck jumpers and funnel neck sweatshirts. Players will only be permitted to wear sunglasses at the TV tables as protection from lighting, and hats that do not cover any part of the face. Players making the final table should wear a formal suit.
The action kicks off with each player holding 1,000,000 in chips, played in one-hour levels throughout. The event will follow a big blind ante structure, with 20-second pre-flop, 25-second flop and 30-second turn. A river shot clock will also be used during the entire event.
Richard Yong, Jason Koon, Tom Dwan Among Participants
Among the players who registering for the big event include Malaysian billionaire Paul Phua, Hong Kong’s Stanley Choi, American casino executive Bobby Baldwin, US celebrity Rick Salomon, Chinese businessmen Liang Yu and Sun Yaqi, and Triton Poker founder Richard Yong and his son Wai Kin Yong. Poker pros Tom Dwan, David Peters, Rui Cao and Jason Koon are also joining in on the action.
Taking into account the enormous numbers involved, the winner of the charity event will surpass Antonio Esfandiari’s record-setting $18,346,673 score for the single biggest win in the history of poker. Esfandiari earned his best live cash after taking down The Big One for One Drop in 2012, defeating a field of 48 entrants.
The Triton Poker Super Series London will run for eight days at the Grand Ballroom of Park Lane Hilton in Mayfair, London. The schedule is subject to change, with possible additional events. So far, the confirmed events include an NLH 6 Handed Turbo on July 31, NLH 8 Handed on August 2, Triton London NLH Main Event on August 4-5, £25K Short Deck Ante-Only taking place on August 5-6, Triton London SD Main Event on August 6-8, and £50K Short Deck Ante-Only happening on August 7-8.
Among the beneficiaries of the Triton Super High Roller Series include the Caring for Children Foundation, Raising for Effective Giving (REG), and Healthy Hong Kong. The tour takes place in partnership with partypoker LIVE.
For further details about the London stop, check out the Triton Poker website.

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