Aug 01, 2019
Triton London Running Most Expensive Poker Tournament Ever – £1 Million Buy-in
By RTR Dennis
The Triton Super High Roller Series has a notable event scheduled in London from July 31 to August 8. The highlight of the Triton Super High Roller Series London will be a £1 Million Main Event for Charity.
It stands to become the most-expensive poker tournament ever when accounting for exchange rates. The Main Event would cost $1.26 million or €1.13 million when converted to dollars and euros, respectively.
Little information is available about this tourney, beyond the massive buy-in. The Triton Series website mentions that the £1 Million Main Event will last for three days.
The London series will be the latest for Triton, which has held multiple publicized events across the world. They’ve staged poker series in Jeju, Macau, Montenegro, and the Philippines within the past several years.
A Look Back at the Biggest Poker Tournament Buy-ins
The Triton Super High Roller Series London won’t be the only time that a tournament has featured at least a $1 million entry fee.
The very first was the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP. This tourney made international headlines when considering that the previous largest buy-in was $250,000.
The original Big One for One Drop drew 48 entries and offered a prize pool worth $42 million. Antonio Esfandiari won the event along with a record poker payout worth $18,346,673.
The 2018 Big One for One Drop also featured a $1 million entry. Justin Bonomo topped a 27-player field to win it along with $10 million.
In 2016, the €1 million Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza set the new bar for buy-ins. Its €1.1 million entry fee was worth $1.1 million at the time. Hong Kong’s Elton Tsang won this tourney along with an €11,111,111 prize.
What to Expect from the 2019 Triton High Roller Series London
Triton London is still several weeks away. Again, little is known about the £1 Million Main Event for Charity, including early entries.
However, we can assume that many of poker’s usual high rollers will be in attendance. Bonomo is almost a given, considering how he’s been on a recent hot streak and won the 2018 Big One.
Other players who cashed in the same tourney and might be in attendance include Fedor Holz, Dan Smith, Bryon Kaverman, and Rick Salomon.
Of course, the poker world has some other mainstays in high-roller events. Dan “Jungleman” Cates, Phil Ivey, Bryn Kenney, David Peters, Erik Seidel, and Dan Smith are likely candidates to be on the felt in London.
No matter who plays, though, the Triton High Roller Series London should be a memorable event. And the £1 Million Main Event for Charity will no doubt highlight the action.