Triton SRH Series Montenegro 2019 Pays Out More Than $42 Million

The world’s biggest high stakes tournament series, Triton SRH Series has come to an end after two weeks of intense action at the very beautiful Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva, Montenegro.

This year’s Triton SRH Montenegro series was the most ambitious Triton Poker Series to date as it featured 12 events—the most ever. Also, for the first time, Triton Series featured Pot Limit Omaha, Turbo events as well as Main Events for both No Limit Hold’em and the emerging game Short Deck Poker.

Originally scheduled to run 10 events, the organizers went on to add two more events following a huge turnout expanding the schedule to a total of 12 events.

Across 12 events, Triton amassed a prize pool of over $42 million, attracting close to 700 entries, and crowning in 11 champions from 12 events.

American poker pro Steve O’Dwyer was the first to win the title for over $400,000. Another US pro Bryn Kenney took down two events for a combined prize of over $4 million.

Ben Lamb, Mikita Badziakouski, John Juanda and Daniel “Jungleman” Cates were among the prominent poker players to be crowned as the winners.

The next Triton SRH series will be held in July, fourth stop in September and finally the fifth stop of 2019 in November. Triton is also set to host the biggest buy-in in poker history.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Poker Staking

"The Money Behind Pro Poker" is an excellent CNBC featurette that you should watch right now.

Mainstream media can often bungle the topic of poker. Not so in this case. Check out this excellent 20 minute feature by CNBC, providing a great high-level overview of the world of poker staking. It tells the history of the poker boom, touching on the Moneymaker years and Rounders, through to today’s technical modern staking platforms.

It features interviews with Twitch star Jeff Gross, US pro and backer Derek Wolters, WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, Vegas-based live stakee Lisa Costello, and many more.

Make sure you watch it through to the end, when YouStake’s founder and their chief legal council tell the story of their SEC investigation.

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Daniel Negreanu and Amanda Leatherman Marry

It’s finally happened. Daniel Negreanu has married Amanda Leatherman in a beautiful ceremony in Los Angeles after proposing to her on New Year’s Eve 2018.

The pair recently reconnected after having first dated back in 2010.

Thanks to the inside track from PokerNews it seems that poker pros such as Jason Somerville, Maria Ho, Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly and Phil Hellmuth were in attendance.

If you want a sneak peak at the couple’s big day, the couple put this video together entitled ALovesTheD.

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XL Inferno from 888poker Is Underway

The XL Inferno spring tournament series from 888poker is currently underway with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.4 million spread over 34 tournaments. The online series concludes on 26 May.

There is the usual mix of events with buy-ins starting at $5.50 and going up to $320 to appeal to players of all abilities. There will be three Main Events with all of their buy-ins significantly down on last year in a bid to make them accessible to all types of poker players. The $250 Main Event guarantees $500,000; the $33 Mini guarantees $50,000 and the $5.50 Micro comes with a guaranteed prize pool of $15,000.

If you are still wanting your fix of all things 888, you can catch up with the 888poker team on Poker After Dark this week.

Elsewhere 888poker is putting a squad together for the World Series of Poker. Chris Moorman, Kara Scott, Martin Jacobson, Dominik Nitsche, Vivian Saliba, Sofia Lovgren and Ana Marquez will make up the team that will also work with recreational players who have won their way into the Squad via the 888 Road to Vegas promotion.

There are qualifiers running every Sunday and satellites running daily for players wanting to win their way onto the Squad and join the team in Vegas.

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Adda52 Concludes DPT Super High Roller Series

India’s largest online poker room, Adda52 recently concluded the second edition of its prestigious live tournament series the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Colossus Super High Roller Series.

The main highlight of the series was the 2 LAC ($2850) Main Event boasting a 1 Crore ($142,865) guaranteed prize pool.

The tournament attracted some of India’s best poker players including the likes of Aditya Agarwal —a member of PokerStars Team Pro, WSOP Bracelet winner Nikita Luther, Kunal Patni—Adda52’s Team Pro and several others.

In the end, it was Agarwal who took down the Main Event after outlasting a field of 42 entries to take home 31 LAC ($44,290) for his efforts.

Agarwal is a veteran poker player and a known face in the Indian poker community. Online poker giant PokerStars signed him as India’s first ambassador in 2015, and since then he has been attending major live tournaments nationally and internationally. He is currently ranked number three on the Indian all-time money list with over $1 million in live poker cashes.

The 4-day series was held from May 2 to 5 at India’s biggest floating Casino, Deltin Royale in Goa, one of few states in India to allow live gambling.

Goa is one of only a handful of a couple of states in India where gambling is legal. It is one of the major attractions for poker players from across the country and has hosted several live tournaments in the past.

However, in 2013, news broke that a 30.9% Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) would be mandatorily applied on players’ winnings with no deduction of losses or adjustments applicable as per the Section 194B of Income Tax Act. This led to the downfall of the live poker scene in the country with many players opting to play on online poker sites.

Since then a number of Indian-facing poker sites emerged including PokerStars India, with Adda52 leading the pack in terms of cash game traffic.

Not just poker but there has also been a proliferation of other online skill-based games such as Rummy, Fantasy Sports, Bridge, etc.

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