Triton £1 Million Charity Event to Award the Biggest Prize in Tournament Poker History
54 players signed up for the most expensive buy-in poker tournament.
Triton Poker’s £1 million buy-in event “Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity Event” has now officially gone down in history to become the largest poker tournament outside the WSOP Main Events.
Taking place at the London Hilton Hotel at Park Lane, the charity event features a record-breaking £1,050,000 buy-in which equates to approximately $1.2 million, making it the most expensive buy-in in USD and only the fifth seven-figure buy-in event ever.
54 players signed up for this iconic event, meaning the event generated a staggering £54 million—almost $66 million when measured in dollars. The event raised £2.7 million for charity cause thanks to £50,000 entry fee taken from each player’s entry.
Triton Million London event becomes the sixth-largest prize pool in the history of poker (as per the Wikipedia ) and the largest poker tournament outside the WSOP.
The winner of this historic event is set to receive £19 million—which equates to $23 million in USD—the biggest first prize for any poker tournament. 11 players will make the money.
The previous record for the largest first prize payout belongs to another seven-figure buy-in $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop held in 2012. Antonio Esfandiari took down the event for $18.3 million.
At the time of writing, two players have already hit the rails including the legendary and brand ambassador of Triton Poker Tom Dwan. Rick Salomon was the first player to be eliminated.
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