Relive The Action From The Biggest Poker Tournament Ever

The Triton Poker Series in London wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and was a roaring success. As well as many other high-profile events, we also got to witness the biggest poker tournament ever held - £1million buy-in with a $50,000 donation to charity from each entrant. In the end more than $3million was raised for good causes.

By: Mark Patrickson

The live feed was hosted by Marle Cordeiro, with Randy Lew and Jeff Gross giving high-level commentary day-after-day. Cordeiro has put together a short video on her YouTube channel going over some of the most memorable moments over the festival.

A short chat with Tom “durrrr” Dwan explained just why Short Deck NL Hold’em is becoming the game of choice for high-stakes players. Not only is the normal variant at such a high standard these days, making it tougher for recreational gamblers to compete, but there is a simple difference that adds to the fun aspect. The equities run much closer together, meaning that you don’t get punished for being behind any more. This attracts the thrillseekers to the game, and we can see why.

Notable moments included Linus Loeliger winning the £25k NL 6-Max tournament. LLinusLLove, as he is known in the online world, still stands as a candidate for best NL online cash player in the world right now. Luckily for us, his smooth transition to the live tournament scene has been a treat to watch. Loeliger is a perfect example of why the online stars should be getting more involved at these festivals.

Englishman Charlie Carrel was another new face from the online world winning an event. Carrel took down the £50k 8-handed NL tournament after a great battle with names such as Patrik Antonius.

Justin Bonomo won the £100k Short Deck Main Event for £2.7 million and told how he is easing himself into retirement after such an epic 2018 where he overtook Daniel Negreanu to top the live tournament money winners list. Bryn Kenney now has that accolade and Bonomo says he is unlikely to ever challenge again given his cut down schedule.

The final word goes to China’s Aaron Zang who won the £1million Super High Roller for a cool £13,779,491 after defeating Bryn Kenney. Kenney actually accepted a deal where he took £16,890,509 when he had more than five-times the chips of his opponent. Zang, however, and at least for now, will go down in history as the man who won the biggest poker tournament of all-time.


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