Triton Announces Player of the Year Leaderboard for 2020 Season

The winner of the first-ever PoY race will receive 2 million HKD.

The organizers of the Triton Poker has announced a Player of the Year (PoY) leaderboard campaign, where the winner will take home 2 million HKD, equivalent to 250,000 in USD.

There are a total of four stops that qualifies for the PoY leaderboard, starting in February with the tour in Jeju, South Korea, followed by a stop in Montenegro in May, London in July end and a fourth stop scheduled to take place in Autumn and Winter—the place for which has yet to be announced.

The formula for the PoY race is based on finishing position, buy-in, the total number of entrants and re-entries made.

Furthermore, each tour will reward a “Player of the Festival“ and Triton will award 100 additional points that will count towards PoY.

The winner of the first-ever Triton PoY race will be declared at the end of the year. He or she will take home HKD 2 million in prize money which is equivalent to 250,000 in USD.

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series 2020 Season Schedule

  • Jeju, South Korea – Feb 10 – 22
  • Montenegro May 4 – 18
  • London July 29 – Aug 13
  • TBD
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Limited Edition $0.25 Spin & Go Offering $1 Million Prize Pool

Usually, the first-place prize for a 25 cent Spin & Go is $2500. However, for this week only, online poker giant, PokerStars is offering a whopping $1 million prize for its cheapest Spin & Go game.

This generous offer comes as part of the operator’s new Jackpot Spin & Go concept, where each of the seven lowest buy-in Spins switches to a special edition with a $1 million top prize.

It started with $2 buy-in million edition which was then switched to $50, then $10, $1 and now 25 cents.

This makes it one of the cheapest ways to become a millionaire. Never before an online poker operator has offered players a chance to win a seven-figure payout for such a low buy-in.

However, for such a prize pool to hit, the odds are astronomically low: 1 in 50 million, to be precise. You have a better chance of winning a lottery and a much better chance of getting hit by a meteorite.

But that shouldn’t discourage you as the million edition should make the games even more juicier.

The 25 cent Spin & Go million edition runs until January 13. The million edition is available in both the regular and fast-structured Spin & Go Flash formats.

Check out PokerStars Team Pro James Mackenzie chasing $1 million prize pool playing dozen of 25 cent Spins.

The million prize pool moves to $25 buy-in starting next week.

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LISTEN: Antonio Esfandiari on Poker Stories by CardPlayer

To usher in the New Year, poker legend Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari sits down with CardPlayer as part of their Poker Stories podcast as he dissects his life.

From growing up in Iran with a country at war, moving to America, changing his name, his passion for magic, meeting Phil Laak and then his breakthrough into poker, Esfandiari has had anything than a boring life.

Stories also include getting shot by Dan Bilzerian and beating up Kevin Hart. It’s all here and makes for a great listen.

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Poker Player Peter Jepsen Jailed for Scamming

Card Player revealed Jepsen will get two years in prison and a €3.5 million fine for cheating poker players for six-years.

First published on Card Player, it has been revealed that Danish online poker pro Peter Jepsen scammed fellow players over a course of six years.

From 2008 to 2014, Jepsen installed malware on other players’ computers at events such as the EPT that allowed him to see their hole cards.

Danish authorities have spent the last five years putting together a case against Jepsen who now has to pay €3.5 million in fines as well as serve a two year jail sentence!

Compared to the coverage of the Mike Postle cheating scandal Jepsen’s scam has hardly been noticed by the poker media, so you may have missed it.

The Chip Race podcast also touched on the topic. You can listen to the latest episode below.

View the complete archives of The Chip Race Poker Podcast in the Pokerfuse Podcast Directory →

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Two $100K Freerolls Scheduled at Partypoker

Earlier this month, partypoker revamped its daily MTT schedule, introducing new deepstack and progressive knockout tournaments.

As part of the celebration of the new schedule, the operator is giving away half a million in prizes thanks to its $500K Tournament Special promotion that runs until December 28.

The special give away includes three $100K freerolls (one of which already ran last week). The second $100K freeroll takes place this Saturday, December 21.

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  • How to enter: Play in $5 or more worth of tournaments from December 14 to 21.
  • When: Saturday, December 21 (19:00 GMT)
  • Prizes: $100K in Tournament Dollars

The final $100K freeroll “The Closer” runs a week later on Saturday, December 28.

  • How to enter: Play in $10 or more worth of tournaments from December 14 to 21.
  • When: Saturday, December 28 (19:00 GMT)
  • Prizes: $100K in Tournament Dollars

In addition to the $100K freerolls, the operator is also running daily Early Bird freerolls and a leaderboard promotion giving away worth $50K in tournament dollars.

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