Bill Perkins Leads Event After Day 1

Published on August 1st, 2019 11:56 pm EST

Over $3 million dollars from the poker tournament are going to charity.The Triton Million: A Helping Hand for Charity event ended up with a total of 54 entrants.

These 54 entrants all ponied up a buy-in of £1.05 million, of which £1 million went to the prize pool, while £50,000 went to various charities.

This meant that the total prize pool for the event ended up at £54 million, making it one of the biggest prize pools in the history of poker.


The eventual winner of this event will take home a staggering £19 million, which works out to just less than $23 million USD.

The top 11 spots will pay out a minimum of £1.1 million. The runner-up will take home £11,670,000, while the third place finisher will walk away with £7.2 million.

The first place prize is so big, in fact, that any number of players in the tournament could surge to the top of the all-time tournament money list with a win on August 3rd.


After the first full day of play, hedge fund manager Bill Perkins finished as the chip leader.

Here are the top five chip counts as of this moment:

Bill Perkins, 3,560,000
Timothy Adams, 3,095,000
Dan Smith, 2,810,000
Rui Cao, 2,700,000
Nick Petrangelo, 2,700,000

Some of the unlucky players that busted on Day 1 and ran through £1 million in record time included:

Tom Dwan
Fedor Holz
Daniel Cates
Haralabos Voulgaris


Justin Bonomo, Tony G and Stephen Chidwick are just some of the notable names that are still alive heading into Day 2.

A new random table draw will take place before the start of Day 2 on Friday, with the final table going down on Saturday.


Who will win the massive £19 million first place prize?


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