Tom Dwan Joins Jason Koon at Triton Poker as New Ambassador

He has been a mainstay of the Triton gang for quite some time, but now it is official – Tom Dwan will be a brand ambassador for Triton Poker, joining fellow poker superstar Jason Koon in the Super High Roller crew…

By: Andrew Burnett

Described as ‘poker savant Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan’, the Triton Poker announcement explains how Dwan has been ‘a supporter of the Triton Poker Series since inception’.

The legendary US pro lived for many years in and around Macau, where Triton founder Richard Yong, a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist, found his love for poker.

Some three years ago, Yong ‘noticed a gap in the market for a series comprising only fast-structured, high stakes tournaments and established Triton to plug it’ – and he soon found support from the biggest names in the game.

Triton’s Super High Roller Series has since visited Montenegro and Jeju in South Korea, with stars such as Dwan and Koon, Phil Ivey, Dan Jungleman Cates, Paul Phua and a host of Asian highstakes pros in attendance.

The introduction by Triton of Short Deck Hold’em last year, combined with excellent conditions and top quality HD streaming of their events has made their SHR Series compulsive viewing.

Today’s addition of Dwan to the official team seems to be an excellent choice, ‘durrrr’s old-school aggressive style a stark contrast to Koon’s modern-day, though also aggressive, approach to the game'.

With both players massively popular among the game’s fans, Koon was among the first to congratulate his new colleague.

“I’m thrilled to be in the company of Tom Dwan as a Triton Ambassador,” said Koon. “When I began my journey as a poker player Tom was already crushing the biggest games in the world."

Koon added: “When the poker action started booming in Asia, Tom was one of the first to dive into the action. He’s one of the most exciting players to watch, and play against, and I can’t think of a better addition to the Triton roster.”

The recent partnership between Triton Poker and partypoker LIVE is also certain to boost both brands, and Dwan’s inaugural appearance as an ambassador will kick off next week when the The Triton Poker Series returns to Montenegro for the biggest of their series’ to date.


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