Paul Phua Confirms Tom Dwan As His £1million Triton London Invite

Tritons massive £1million buy-in London charity tournament has seen Tom Dwan snapped up by the co-founder of Triton Poker, Paul Phua – pros only getting to play by invitation!

By: Andrew Burnett

The Triton Poker High Roller Series visits London for the first time next month, and the usual combination of massive buy-in No Limit, PLO and Short Deck events will be complemented this time around with the £1million Charity invitational event.

What this means for the likes of Triton Ambassadors Tom Dwan and Jason Koon, as well as highstakes legends Ike Haxton and others, is that they either need an invite from Triton - or to be nominated as a guest of a recreational player.

Dwan’s pro services were quickly booked by Paul Phua, the billionaire Malaysian businessman a long time friend of ‘durrrr’, the pair spending many years battling each other in Macau’s nosebleed cash games.

The Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity Event boasts a record-shattering £1,050,000 buy-in as the highroller tour descends on London’s Park Lane Hilton Grand Ballroom from July 31st to August 7th.

That extra £50k per head will benefit charitable causes, and the event itself will even more unique as the early part of play will see the recs and the pros separated.

With a £1million ($1,325,351) buy-in, the world’s biggest and best pros will be desperately seeking an invite, and it’s a fun game to imagine which amateur will offer a spot to which pro?

The other Triton Poker co-founder Richard Yong may well offer one of the leading Asian players a seat, and with London as the venue it may well bring out the likes of Talal Shakerchi and Paul Newey – two of the UK’s best ‘amateurs’, with Sam Trickett as a possible guest.

And just as we were going to press with this piece, another pair of rec-pro match-ups appeared on Triton Poker’s Twitter feed…

Another innovative twist to the London charity event is that players are not allowed to wear sunglasses, hats or hoodies – with the final table likely to have a formal ‘dress suit’ code.

Triton Poker’s SHR Series has been a massive hit with players and fans alike, top quality livestreams coming from stunning destinations such as Jeju in South Korea and their recent second visit to Montenegro.

The £1,050,000 buy-in breaks the previous record of €1,000,000 for The Big One For One Drop held in Monte Carlo in October 2016, won by Antonio Esfandiari...

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