The amount of money you need in order to buy yourself a place in a tournament is usually considered the “price” for the tournament. The bigger the price, the more expensive the tournament and vice versa. What would you consider an expensive tournament? WSOP Main Event usually requires players to pay $10,000 in order to play, but in the poker world, that is not a pricey event.
Triton Super High Roller Series is actually considered the most expensive tournament nowadays. Starting on August 1 and lasting for three days, this tournament will gather the wealthiest people in poker who will test their skills and luck against each other in order to win even more money than they had.
Background on the Triton Super High Roller Series
In 2012, 2014, and 2018 the tournament took place in Las Vegas and the Main Event required players to pay a buy-in price of $1,000,000. In 2016, the tournament was in Europe and the buy-in price was €1,000,000 which is roughly $1,097,000. However, this time, Triton Super High Roller takes place in the UK and the price that poker players have to pay in order to be considered competitors is £1,050,000. Converted to US dollars, the price is $1,283,324 which is officially the biggest buy-in money that someone had to pay in order to play poker.
The site for this tournament has already published a list which contains the names of players who applied for the tournament. The list may not be final, but it is already rather impressive as it contains some very famous names. Rich recreational poker players as well as professionals already deposited money, hoping to win what seems to be the biggest price in all poker tournaments ever.
The format of poker which is applied in this tournament is different and innovative. The entire field is actually split between players. For example, one side would consist of businessmen and recreational poker lovers and the other would feature professionals who are considered guests in this tournament. Furthermore, each side will further be segregated during the initial six play levels and no late registration is enabled on the tournament.
The tournament staff will make sure that all sides are relatively balanced and that an invited player and their guests are separated until the final table.
Some of the names that are included in the list by the Triton Million website are Justin Bonomo, Bryn Kenney, David Peters, Fedor Holz, Jason Koon, Dan Smith, Mikita Badziakouski, Stephen Chidwick, Sam Trickett, Christoph Vogelsang, Cary Katz, Sam Greenwood, Igor Kurganov, Nick Petrangelo, and many others. In other words, if you are a poker fan and like watching professional poker, you are probably familiar with all these names. Therefore, we are up for one great tournament. Stay tuned – the winners of are already in the making.