Five Big Hands from Episode #3 of the £1,050,000 Triton Million Charity Event
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In 2019, 27 amateurs and 27 of the world’s best pros competed in the biggest buy-in event in history. Now, the Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity poker tournament is being released as a 10-episode series on Triton Poker's YouTube Channel.
A total of 54 players stumped up the seven-figure entry fee with £50,000 of each buy-in going to benefit 15 different charities. As a result, this saw £2.7 million going to a plethora of good causes as well as generating a staggering £54 million ($73,993,800) pound prize pool.
Here's a look at five of either the biggest or most interesting hands from the third episode, which can be viewed in full below.
Hand #1: Greenwood v Petrangelo (Round 1)
Sam Greenwood and Nick Petrangelo tangled early on Day 1, and the Canadian seemed always to have the inferior hand.
With blinds at 2,000/4,000/4,000, Petrangelo opened to 9,500 from the cutoff holding , and Greenwood looked down to see in the big blind. Greenwood three-bet to 63,000 and then called when Petrangelo four-bet to 160,000.
The flop was a lowly looking , and Greenwood check-called a 75,000 Petrangelo bet. The landed on the fourth street, Greenwood checked, Petrangelo maintained the pressure with a 275,000 bet, and the Canadian laid down his overpair.
Hand #2: Greenwood v Petrangelo (Round 2)
In the same blind level, Greenwood found in the hijack and raised to 9,500. Danny Tang called on the button with a couple of treys before Petrangelo found aces again, this time from the big blind. Petrangelo squeezed to 110,000, and only Greenwood made the call.
The made up the flop texture, and Petrangelo dropped 60,000 into a pot of 295,500; Greenwood called. A second queen, this one carrying a club, appeared on the turn, and Greenwood called a 120,000 Petrangelo bet. The finished the action on the river, and both players checked, leaving Petrangelo to scoop a 595,500 sized pot, and would finish the day as one of the chip leaders.
Hand #3: Vogelsang Folds Aces
With blinds at 2,000/4,000/4,000, Mikita Badziakouski opened to 10,000 from early position holding , Daniel Cates called from the hijack with , and Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 41,000 from the button holding the . Badziakouski called and Cates released his hand into the muck.
The flop of brought Badziakouski a flush draw, but there was no action as both players checked through to the on the turn. Picking up a straight draw to go along with the flush draw, Badziakouski bet 72,000, and Vogelsang called. The made the straight for Badziakouski on the river, and he overbet the pot pushing 280,000 into the middle of a table containing 246,000, and Vogelsang released his aces.
Hand #4: Eibinger Testing Trickett
Throughout the broadcast, Daniel Negreanu and Ali Nejad referred to Sam Trickett as one of the old school pros, and here he is tangling with one of the new school pros in Matthias Eibinger.
While there’s not much to the hand, it sets the scene for our final hand of the day. Trickett got involved in several big pots that he preferred to avoid, and here is one of them.
With the blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000, Trickett opened to 15,000 from the cutoff holding the . Eibinger three-bet to 72,000 from the small blind holding the , and once the big blind got out of the way, Trickett four-bet to 160,000. Eibinger considered his options before moving all in and Trickett made the laydown.
Hand #5: Ballsy Move From Trickett
Not long after Trickett lost that hand, this happened.
Stephen Chidwick opened to jack-eight from the hijack for 13,000 from a starting stack of 1.1 million, Trickett called from the small blind with behind a stack of 495,000, and Bryn Kenney made it a threesome from the big blind holding and 1.3 million.
Despite Chidwick flopping a flush, the hand seemed to be going nowhere when all three players checked through to the river on a board. Trickett was the first to stab at the pot with a 16,000 poke, Kenney tried to steal it with a raise to 102,000, Chidwick called with the best hand, only for Trickett to surprise everyone by turning his hand into a bluff, moving all-in for 469,000 - both Chidwick and Kenney folded.
Coverage of the £50,000 Triton Million Charity event continues at - million.triton-series.com.
*Images courtesy of Triton Poker/Joe Giron