The biggest buy-in in history saw 54 players take part in battling it out for their chance at the lions share of the massive prize pool worth £19,000,000 ($23,008,095) in the Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity. A third of the field was eliminated by the end of the first night, bringing the number of Day 2 starters down to just 36, with businessmen Bill Perkins Leading the way.
Four pros, Timothy Adams, Dan Smith, Rui Cao, and Nick Petrangelo round out the top five heading into the start of the second day. All have had a great history in Triton events, especially Adams who just took down the HK$2,000,000 Main Event in Jeju this past March for the biggest cash of his career.
Just three recreational players besides Perkins sit among the top ten, Aaron Zang, Chin Wei Lim, and Hing Yang Chow all had better than average days and are looking in prime position to record a cash here in the London.
Triton Million Top 10 After Day 1
|Position||Player||Country||Status||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Bill Perkins||United States||REC||3,560,000||178|
|3||Dan Smith||United States||PRO||2,810,000||141|
|5||Nick Petrangelo||United States||PRO||2,700,000||135|
|7||Chin Wei Lim||Malaysia||REC||2,050,000||103|
|8||Justin Bonomo||United States||PRO||2,050,000||103|
|10||Hing Yang Chow||Malaysia||REC||1,975,000||99|
A total of eleven will find the money for at least a min-cash of £1,100,000 ($1,332,095). The money bubble will pop today at some point as the tournament is currently set to play until the final table. Anything to do with the structure is subject to change, but as of right now the payouts will be starting later tonight.
Triton Million Prize Pool
|Position||Prize (GBP)||Prize (USD)|
Day 2 will restart at 1 p.m. local time and the blinds will begin at 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante. The second day of the Triton Million will come to an end when the final nine has been reached and all players will then bag up and move on to the final day of this record-breaking event. All players that return for the final day will be required to wear a formal suit as they battle it out for the biggest prize in poker history.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the live updates throughout the remainder of the Triton Million, as well as an embedded live stream on a slight delay from London.