The Triton Poker London Million is underway and will award $23 million to first place. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Triton Million London begins Day 1
Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger led the way of the Triton Poker London £25K No-Limit Hold’em Turbo with seven players remaining to begin the day, a number that had dwindled down from the 117 who entered the tournament.
Meanwhile, the event everyone has been waiting for, the Triton Million, kicked off on Thursday for the first of three days with 54 entries and £19 million ($23 million) guaranteed to the winner. Rick Salomon, Tom Dwan, David Peters, Fedor Holz, Leon Tsoukernik, Daniel Cates, Paul Phua and Sam Trickett hit early exits on Day 1 as Timothy Adams held on to the Day 1 chip lead as of late Thursday evening.
Watch the action from the first day live:
In addition to the £19 million first-place prize, the top 11 players are guaranteed at least £1,100,000. With such large prizes at stake, the eventual winner is going get a big bump in the all-time winnings ranking leaderboard, which could even result in a new player at the top of the standings. There are seven players who could win the event and catapult to the top of the all-time standings.
The @tritonpoker MILLION booth is stacked! @NickSchulman, @ali_nejad, @MarleCordeiro, @Liv_Boeree, @JeffGrossPoker, @LexVeldhuis, @nanonoko, and more call the action starting August 1! ️
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— PokerGO (@PokerGO) August 1, 2019
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– Rainer Kempe takes a lead in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year rankings, ahead of Bryn Kenney, Manig Loeser, Sean Winter and Jeremy Ausmus. Meanwhile, Alex Foxen continues his lead in the Overall GPI nudging Stephen Chidwick. Behind Fox and Chidwick are Rainer Kempe, Bryn Keney and Jeremy Ausmus.
– An accidental overdose of prescription pain medicine is the cause of death for online poker legend Richard ‘nutsinho’ Lyndaker, who passed away over the last couple days. Lyndaker, who was 33 years old, won $2 million in online cash games and generated $1.87 million in live tournament winnings.
– In Thursday’s classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day, CFTheNatural continues his series on “How bad are the players?” In this episode, CFTheNatrual goes over a hand at the $4 Pot Limit Omaha microstakes games.
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– Missed the first event of the Triton Poker £25k No Limit Hold’em 6 Handed Turbo Watch a reply of Day 1 of the event with just under 9 hours of action.
– Don’t have time for the entire broadcast? Check out this impressive hand from Patrik Antonius:
– Doug Polk reviews another hand from Triton Poker Jeju No Limit Hold’em cash game involving Jean Robert Bellande.