The Triton Poker Super High Roller series will once again be descending on London, the highstakes tournament series spending two weeks in the English capital and boasting the $200k buy-in LuxonPay Invitational. Alongside, a 15-ring WSOP Super Circuit for lesser mortals and smaller bankrolls.
Attracting almost all of the best highstakes players in the world, as well as numerous wealthy amateurs who fancy mixing with and taking on the big-name pros, Triton Poker has become synonymous with nosebleed stakes tournament poker.
Yong, alongside his namesake Richard, co-founder of the tour with Paul Phua, also plays the late-night cash games that passes the time between tournament sessions.
Having already completed stops in Vietnam and North Cyprus this year, the decision to return to London after a hugely successful 2019 visit will likely be very popular.
The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London’s Mayfair district, one of the most excusive addresses in the city, will play host to 15 events with buy-ins ranging from $20k to $200k.
Playing NLHE, PLO and Short deck, the flagship Main Events in NLHE and Short Deck will feature $100k buy-ins, while the biggest entry fee of all is reserved for the Luxon Invitational.
That $200k event features rich poker-loving amateurs inviting a pro each to the tournament. The two groups, recs and pros, initially play separately, before joining to play down to a winner.
In the recent North Cyprus Luxon Invitational, Azerbaijani former tennis pro, Ramin Hajiyev, stunned the biggest and best of the game by scooping the event for $4,122,554.
Triton Poker ambassador, Jason Koon, will almost certainly be in town for the London shows, seeking his 8th Triton title and trophy after a record-breaking streak this year.
Whether ‘cowboy’ Dan Smith will join him on the trip across the Atlantic remains to be seen, the pair verbally clashing in Cyprus, and Smith suitably chastened.
The inclusion of the WSOP Super Circuit will make the London stop a huge event, 15 Circuit gold rings up for grabs as the new season kicks off. It will be the first time in over a decade that the Circuit has been to London.
Presented by GGPoker, there will be online satellites to qualify for the Super Circuit Series events, with a headline £3,300 Main Event, an £1,100 buy-in Mystery Million, a £10,400 High Roller and the £560 Colossus among the scheduled events.