History is to be made in London today, as one man will walk away from the center stage with the single-largest prize ever awarded in tournament poker!
The Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity has been a year in the making, and now just eight players remain to don their best suits and make their way to the Feature Table at the London Hilton Park Lane to battle for the £19,000,000 first-place prize.
Leading the way at the top of the chip counts is Vivek Rajkumar (18,000,000). Despite staying in the shadows of the live tournament poker scene over the past five years, has shown he is still able to cut it at the highest level. Rajkumar is #1 on the India all-time money list and could put his name among the world's top #15 with a victory.
Among the chasing pack is a trio of high-stakes regulars and two surprise packages.
Stephen Chidwick (9,790,000), Timothy Adams (5,735,000) and Bryn Kenney (5,540,000) have a wealth of experience to their names and will no doubt be looking to make that count on the biggest stage possible.
Recreational players Alfred DeCarolis (5,455,000) and Aaron Zang (5,060,000) have displayed their fighting nature over the past two days to navigate through the field for a shot at the title. Both players have already secured by far their biggest live cash but now have the opportunity to cause an upset.
Completing the stellar line-up is American pro Dan Smith (2,350,000) and his compatriot businessman Bill Perkins (2,000,000). Smith is the only player at the table who has experience in previously cashing and playing at a $1m buy-in event final table after he secured third place in the 2018 $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop.
Interestingly, four of the final eight ended Day 1 in the top six chip counts with Perkins, Smith, Adams, and Zang continuing their momentum.
Today's action also brings about the possibility of a brand-new all-time money list leader. Kenney (#4), Smith (#9) and Chidwick (#16) could all leap above Justin Bonomo's $45,014,707 at the top if they seal the title, while Kenney can also take the accolade with a second-place finish.
Triton Poker Milllion Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Bryn Kenney||United States||5,540,000||46|
|3||Alfred DeCarolis||United States||5,455,000||45|
|6||Bill Perkins||United States||2,000,000||17|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||9,790,000||82|
|8||Dan Smith||United States||2,350,000||20|
Triton Million Remaining Payouts
|Position||Prize (GBP)||Prize (USD)|
A dynamic shot clock will be in play: 20 seconds preflop, 25 seconds on the flop, and 30 seconds on the turn and river. Players receive an additional five Time Bank cards upon reaching the final table.
The action will resume in level 18 with blinds at 60,000-120,000-120,000 big blind ante. All levels will be 60-minutes long.
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