Massive Prize Pool Coming For £1 Million Buy-in Event

Published on July 24th, 2019 4:12 pm EST

The event with the biggest buy-in ever is taking place in the world of poker.  The year is 2019.The Triton Million, which will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane Grand Ballroom early next month, is now up to 37 confirmed players.

That is 37 players that will be forking out a buy-in of £1,050,000, which is the biggest buy-in in the history of poker.

After subtracting the £50,000 tournament fee (which will be donated to a few different charities), this leaves a massive prize pool of £37 million, which works out to over $6 million US dollars.


The tournament organizers for the Triton Million utilized an unusual method of attracting names to their tournament.

Players were separated into two groups - recreational players/businessmen and guest players/professional poker players.

A committee decided which recreational players/businessmen would be extended invitations to the tournament. These recreational players/businessmen were then allowed to invite one professional player to participate.

Invitation holders will be separated from the professional players for the first six levels of the events. After that, a seat draw will take place that will combine the two fields.

At the end of Day 1, a new random seat draw will take place, though invitation holders will be kept separated from their invited guests until the final table.


As mentioned, there are 37 confirmed players for the Triton Million - 19 invitation holders and 18 invited guests.

Here are the players from the businessman/recreational player side:

Paul Phua
Richard Yong
Stanley Choi
Wai Kin Yong
Bobby Baldwin
Cary Katz
Liang Yu
Ivan Leow
Rob Yong
Alfred DeCarolis
Chin Wei Lim
Chow Hing Yuang
Pat Madden
Talal Shakerchi
Sosia Jiang
Qiang Wang
Zang Shu Nu
Tony G
Rick Salomon

Here are the 18 invited guests that have been confirmed for the event so far:

Tom Dwan
Daniel Cates
David Peters
Rui Cao
Jason Koon
Bryn Kenney
Mikita Badziakouski
Timofey Kuznetsov
Sam Tricket
Stephen Chidwick
Wai Leong Chan
Cristoph Vogelsang
Nick Petrangelo
Igor Kurganov
Sam Greenwood
Elton Tsang
Tan Xuan
Fedor Holz


The most recent players to be confirmed for the event are Tony G and Fedor Holz.

The tournament will officially get underway on August 1st and run until August 3rd.


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