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Triton High Roller Series Kicks Off in Manila Feb. 17

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Triton Series Manila 2017 is set to be even bigger than in 2016, doubling up the Main Event buy-in to HK$1,000,000 ($129,000) with unlimited re-entries. PokerNews.com will be on the floor to cover this prestigious event with live updates and photos from the Philippines starting Feb. 17.

“‘A Big Game for a Good Cause;’ that is the cornerstone of what Triton Poker is all about,” the press release states. “Triton Poker is a premium poker brand that brings high-quality poker services to its distinguished guests, all while pushing forward its philanthropic mission to help the world we live in.”

As of 2016, Triton Poker has contributed proceeds from its events to different charities, including the women’s cancer support group, Project Pink and the disaster relief organization, Red Cross.

The event broke out onto the scene in 2016 with the first $200,000 Triton SHR Series buy in event ever at the Solaire Resort in Manila in January 2016 when Fedor Holz came out on top to win a total prize of $3,072,748. He kicked off an unprecedented year in Manila, earning $16,484,154 in tournament cashes in 2016.

The Triton Super High Roller Series plans to continue their mission which brings together high-stakes poker, some of the most noteworthy poker names in the world and charity work, into 2017. There are three events scheduled:

Triton Super High Roller Series Events Coming this 2017

Triton Series Manila 2017

  • Date: Feb. 17-21
  • Location: Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila
  • Events:
    – HK $1,000,000 Main Event with unlimited re-entries (Feb. 19-21)
    – HK $250,000 Six-Max with one re-entry (Feb. 17-18)

Triton Series Macau 2017

  • Spring 2017
  • Date and Venue: TBC

Triton Series Montenegro 2017

  • Summer 2017
  • Date and Venue: TBC

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History

Solaire Resort and Casino Manila has been the go-to venue for the Triton Series in Manila, starting with the ground-breaking $200,000 Triton SHR Series in January of 2016. That event amassed a total of 52 entries, including big names like legendary cash game player, Qin “Chairman” Si Xin; later two-time Triton Series winner, Wai Kin Yong; businessmen Richard Yong and Paul Phua; and Triton SHR Series second runner-up, Denny Tang.

The two follow-ups include the HK $100,000 Triton Charity Event in September, which donated part of the funds to Project Pink, a women’s cancer support group based in Manila, and the HK $500,000 Triton Series 2016 held from Nov. 2–6. The latter event broke the January event’s headcount records and pooled together a whopping 62 entries, with even more Asian players in the field – businessmen Huang Shan, Wai Leong Chan, Zhang Ye and Shi Jie Cai – to go up against the pros. Malaysia’s Yong Wai Kin leveled the field and emerged as champion in both of these follow-ups. Proceeds from the event went to Red Cross.

The Triton Series set a new standard for Asian-based super high roller events in 2016 by bringing together affluent Asian businessmen with a passion for poker and international pros who fly in from all over the world. This dynamic on the playing field makes for a unique and worthwhile experience and has turned the Triton Series into one of the most covetable poker events to join for many players around the world.

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