Tom Dwan Busts The Triton £1,000,000

Tom Dwan was among the first to bust out of the Triton Million Charity event today, the legendary durrrr seeing his £1,050,000 buy-in last less than an hour…and with it the chance of winning the £17million top prize…

By: Andrew Burnett

The biggest single buy-in tournament in the history of the game got underway at London’s Park Lane Hotel this afternoon with 56 players ponying up the massive £1million entry.

The unique combination of pros and amateurs each threw in an extra £50k juice for charity, raising $2.7million, but Dwan’s appearance was short-lived.

First he chucked 25% of his starting stack to Canada’s Tom Adams, and then he ran into Timofey Trueteller Kuznetsov, the Russian online beast 3-betting Dwan’s early raise.

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Dwan: A♠ J♠
Kuznetsov: A♣ Q♥
Flop: Q♠ 6♦ 3♠

A raising war ensued, Dwan eventually calling off the all-in and banking on his huge flush draw. The board, however, had other ideas…

Turn: 3♦
River: 10♦

…and Dwan was out.

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As Dwan’s tweet suggests, he wasn’t quite the first to hit the rail, film producer and highstakes cash game guru Rick Salomon running his own nut flush draw into a flopped set. However, it was another case of spades only being good for digging £1million holes.

All the money went in, and Andrew Pantling sent Salomon packing from the tournament with a rivered full house.

Rick Salomon: A♠ K♠
Andrew Pantling: Q♥ Q♦
Flop: Q♠ J♦ 8♠
Turn: 4♥
River: 8♦

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The unique amateur and pro set-up, in which the pros could only be invited by a ‘recreational’ player, will see the two groups separated for the first six hours of day 1.

We’ll be bringing you all the best of the action as it unfolds.


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