The current Triton Poker series in Vietnam is setting records. The stage has already become the most attended in the history of the festival after only a few days. There were 166 participants in the inaugural GG Super Millions tournament. This was a series high point.
Yet, it lasted barely a few days. Already on Saturday, the buy-in for the Mystery Bounty tournament surpassed $20,000, setting a new record of 179 registrants. The event created a great deal of interest since envelopes containing unidentified prizes were available for drawing at the conclusion of the competition.
Mark Rubbathan, an ACR poker room streamer, won the event. He participated in an unique campaign that awarded him $100,000 in Triton buy-in and extra bonuses for coming in top. To achieve his objective, he spent 14 hours each day grinding and accumulating the necessary amount of points.
The effort to go to Vietnam was not in useless, as he won $240,000 in prize money for winning the event and knocked out ten opponents, allowing him to choose ten random gifts.
The Turkish poker pro won the top prize of $250,000, while Mark won $396,00, bringing his total payout to $636,000.
The whole “elite” of the high-stakes poker world participated in the event, including Jason Kuhn, Ike Haxton, Steven Chidwick, Justin Bonomo, Fedor Holtz, Eric Seidel, Artur Martirosyan, and Viktor Malinovsky, who were unable to reach the prizes.
The second event with a buy-in of $30,000 attracted a similarly remarkable field of 171 participants. At the same time, registrations for the more expensive event totaled only 139. Nonetheless, this is much higher than on the PokerGO Tour, where tournaments are far less expensive than on Triton Poker.
The poker community will learn about private cash games a few months after the conclusion of the festival, during which the best players will continue to compete in high-stakes tournaments for a full week. There are two more $100,000 tournaments on the horizon, as well as private cash games that will be announced a few months after the conclusion of the festival.