With the Triton Super High Roller HK$250,000 (~$32,000) 6-Max Event aperitif already served and Fedor Holz adding yet more silverware to his already amply filled trophy cabinet it’s time to dish up the main course.
The HK$ 1-million (~$128,140) Triton Super High Roller Series 2017 Montenegro Main Event will be starting at 1pm CET and with some of poker’s best and brightest in attendance the field looks set to be a star-studded one.
With previous Triton Series events attracting some of the biggest names on the international circuit and past winners including Holz (twice), Daniel Cates, Daniel Colman, Wai Kin Yong and Koray Aldemir the stage is set for a thrilling three days of high-octane action.
It was none other than German wunderkind Holz who emerged victorious in the first ever $200,000 Triton SHR Series Main Event held at the Solaire Resort in Manila in January 2016, locking up a payday of $3,072,748 with Daniel Cates, Wai Kin Yong and Koray Aldemir following in Holz’ footsteps over the following 12 months.
In addition to Germany’s highest earning tournament poker player a slew of big names have made the trip over to the magnificent Maestral Resort and Casino, located in the heart of the Balkans by the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea.
The United Kingdom’s highest earning tournament player, Sam Trickett, has called in on his way back from the WSOP in Las Vegas. High stakes crusher Steve O’Dwyer has returned from a two-month poker hiatus and seems keen to add to his already impressive tally of victories. Tournament stalwartJohn Juanda is in attendance to represent the poker old school, with the new school internet superstars represented by Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates and most interestingly of all, the infamous Tom ‘Durrrr’ Dwan looks to be making an Ali-like return to the ring.
Dwan had been absent from the live tournament circuit until the recent Macau Billionaire’s Poker 2017 Spring Challenge at the Babylon Casino back in March, where he announced his return with a bang, or rather a bink, when he finished runner-up to Belarusian Mikita Badziakouski for an HK$1.95 million (~US$252,153) payday – his first live tournament cash in over three years.
Whether Dwan will repeat or better that feat here in Montenegro remains to be seen, but with three-day Main Event boasting multiple re-entry until the end of level 10 – before 1pm CET on Wednesday 19 July on Day 2 – there is certainly going to be some fantastic high stakes poker tournament action on display over the next few days.
Day 1 Level Structure
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Players start with 250,000 in chips and will have 60-minute levels in which to use them and play will conclude for the day at the end of level 9 with Day 2 resuming at 1pm CET on Wednesday 19 July. Of course the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the tournament thrills and spills so watch this space.