partypoker Pro Jason Koon Says Playing £1million Triton Poker London Charity Event “is a Real Honour”7 months ago
partypoker Team pro and Triton Poker ambassador Jason Koon has described the upcoming £1million London charity event as a “surreal moment” and a “real honour” as the build-up to the single biggest-ever buy-in live tournament gathers pace…
With the Triton SHR Series London-leg due to kick off on July 31st, Koon said:
“I couldn’t be more excited to be invited to play the Triton £1 million tournament. Big tournaments have always been my true love when it comes to poker and to get to play the biggest one of all time is a real honour. It’s a surreal moment for me as a poker pro.”
Tom Dwan and Daniel Jungleman Cates are among the 22 names confirmed so far for the first-ever London visit on the Triton SHR Series tour, a unique amateur entry/pro invite approach making for a very interesting field in the charity tournament planned as the highlight of the series.
Rob Yong, the Dusk Til Dawn casino owner and partypoker partner paid his £1,050,000 entry fee and invited Sam Trickett as his guest.
Dwan’s businessman saviour is Triton co-founder Paul Phua, while Koon has former-MGM supremo Bobby Baldwin to thank for his spot in the eagerly-anticipated highstakes showdown.
The full list of confirmed entries so far for the “Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity Event” event can be seen below…
|Paul Phua||Tom Dwan|
|Richard Yong||Daniel Cates|
|Rob Yong||Sam Trickett|
|Bobby Baldwin||Jason Koon|
|Stanley Choi||David Peters|
|Cary Katz ||Bryn Kenney|
|Wai Kin Yong||Rui Cao|
|Ivan Leow ||Timofey Kuznetsov|
|Liang Yu||Mikita Badziakouski|
|Alfred DeCarolis||Stephen Chidwick|
So far there are two amateurs who haven’t paired up, Rick Salomon and Chow Hing Yaung, which may yet prove to be a lifeline for the winningest tournament player in the history of the game, $45million man Justin Bonomo…
Even without Bonomo’s inclusion, the twenty-two names so far mean that over £1million has been raised for charity already, the £50k tacked on to the £1million event buy-in split between several UK and Asian good causes.
Triton Poker founder Richard Yong said:
“We’re very excited about the forthcoming Triton Poker High Roller Series in London and delighted that partypoker LIVE will be joining us for this historic event. The Triton Poker High Roller Series offers the world’s most affluent recreational players and top-level pros the chance to compete for very high stakes against incredibly tough competition. Our tournaments really get players’ adrenaline going and now we are about to host the biggest buy-in poker tournament ever held. All those that take part will become a part of poker history as well as helping to raise millions for worthy causes.”
One of the most interesting details of Triton Poker’s London visit will be the dress code, hoodies, hats and sunglasses banned, as well as face coverings. In addition, those who make the final table will be required to wear formal attire.
The pros and amateurs will be separated for the first six levels of plays, combining later on day one – that’s August 1st – to play for what is expected to be one of the biggest prizefunds ever seen.
Play from the “Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity Event” will be livestreamed and apparently aired on Chinese TV as well, and we’ll be bringing you the best of the highroller action from the iconic London HIlton Park Lane as it happens.
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