The mind-blowing Triton Million event got underway on Thursday in London as 54 players forked up a cool million pounds to play in what became the largest buy-in event with the biggest first prize in poker history. After the first day of play 36 players remain with Bill Perkins leading the way chased by a plethora of poker superstars.
Propelling Perkins into the chip lead was a hand in which he flopped top set against Elton Tsang and Bobby Baldwin. Perkins busted Tsang while Baldwin was left short and in the wake of that hand, ‘Perky’ doubled through Vivek Rajkumar with a set against a straight flush draw.
Also near the top, we find Timothy Adams, the only other player that bagged up more than three starting stacks, followed by Dan Smith, Rui Cao, Nick Petrangelo, Aaron Zang, and Justin Bonomo.
The first two players to get eliminated were Rick Salomon and Tom Dwan. Read more details about their quick bustouts right here. Other notables that busted included Triton Poker founders Paul Phua and Richard Yong, Big One for One Drop runner ups Sam Trickett and Fedor Holz, Bobby Baldwin, and Haralabos Voulgaris.
The full end-of-day chip counts courtesy of Triton Poker are as follows.
|Chin Wei Lim||2,050,000|
|Hing Yang Chow||1,975,000|
|Wai Leong Chan||1,235,000|