The exact buy-in of the 2019 Triton Poker Super Series remains to be seen. However, it’ll likely be at least worth US$2 million.
The current record is a €1 million entry fee, which was featured at the 2016 Big One for One Drop tournament in Monte Carlo. Elton Tsang won this event along with an €11,111,111 ($12,248,912) payout.
The 2018 WSOP Big One for One Drop featured a $1 million buy-in. Justin Bonomo collected $10 million after taking down this event.
💥 Get ready for an epic 2019, Poker Fans!!
🔱 The Triton Super High Roller Series begins the 2019 tour in March, revisiting Jeju, South Korea for the first of many poker festivals.
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How High Could the Triton Poker Super Series Buy-in Go?
Again, $2 million seems to be a “reasonable” amount when predicting the Super Series’ buy-in. However, it’s possible that Triton could ask for anywhere from a $3 million to $5 million entry fee.
It’s hard to see this happening, given that it would thin the available field. But we can’t really rule out anything at this point, considering that Triton has only hinted at featuring the largest-ever buy-in.
We may not officially know until the series nears closer. It’s scheduled to run from March 2-9 in Jeju, South Korea.
Which Pros Will Play in the 2019 Triton Poker Super Series?
Jason Koon just signed a deal with Triton, so he’ll likely be one of the participants in the super high roller tournament. As for the rest, we’re left to guess among the usual high rollers.
Patrik Antonius, Dan Cates, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivy, Paul Phua, and Brian Rast are all possibilities. Each has competed in big high rollers in the past and will likely be looking to do the same in Jeju.
Assuming the Triton Super High Roller Series buy-in is at least $2 million, then most/every pro will secure backing. They have a couple of months to get their funds together before the event begins in early March.