Five Big Hands from Episode #2 of the £1,050,000 Triton Million Charity Event WORKING

In 2019, 27 amateurs and 27 of the world’s best pros competed in the biggest buy-in event in history. Now, the Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity poker tournament is being released as a 10-episode series on Triton Poker’s YouTube Channel.

A total of 54 players stumped up the seven-figure entry fee with £50,000 of each buy-in going to benefit 15 different charities. As a result, this saw £2.7 million going to a plethora of good causes as well as generating a staggering £54 million ($73,993,800) pound prize pool.

Here’s a look at five of either the biggest or most interesting hands from the second episode, which can be viewed in full below.

Hand #1: Ivan Leow Doing What Leow Does Best

Ivan Leow
Ivan Leow

With blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000, Ivan Leow opened up the action with a raise to 15,000, holding the {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} in early position with a starting stack of 1.3m, Chin Wei Lim three-bet to 46,000 from a stack of 634,000 from the cutoff, and Leow called.

The dealer placed {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} on the flop, and Leow check-raised to 85,000 with the airball, which Lim called. The turn was the {8-Hearts} and Leow continued his aggression with a bet of 110,000, which Lim also called.

The {7-Hearts} floated down the river, leaving Lim with the best hand, but that didn’t deter Leow, who bet 260,000. It did the trick as Lim folded.

Hand #2: Chin Wei Lim Doubles

After missing out on a value bet in the previous hand versus Leow, Haralabos Voulgaris looked down to see the {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} from the first position and raised to 13,000. Sitting to his immediate left was Lim, who three-bet to 40,000 with the {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. After everyone else folded, Voulgaris made the call.

The flop was terrible news for Lim when it landed {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Voulgaris check-raised to 90,000 after Lim bet 28,000 and Lim called. The {j-Hearts} landed on the fourth street and Voulgaris went into defense mode, check-calling a 135,000 Lim bet. On the {j-Diamonds} river, Voulgaris made a crying call after Lim moved all in for 155,000 for the boat.

Hand #3: “I Can Only Beat a Bluff” – Cary Katz

Cary Katz opened the action with a 13,000 raise from under the gun holding the {k-Spades}{10-Spades}, and Lim called in the big blind having the inferior {k-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. The flop of {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Clubs} catapulted Lim into the lead with two pair, and he checked-raised to 46,000 after Katz bet 15,000. Katz made the call.

The {10-Hearts} landed on the turn to give Katz the dominant two-pair hand, but he only called after Lim bet 105,000. The {3-Diamonds} was the final card on the board and Lim moved all in for 685,000.

“Sure feels like a set of fives,” said a pained Katz, who was the shorter stack. “I can only beat a bluff.”

Despite having the best hand, Katz folded, and Lim picked up a big pot with the worse hand.

Leon Tsoukernik
Leon Tsoukernik

Hand #4: The Battle of the Casino Owners

Dusk till Dawn owner Rob Yong opened to 25,000 from first position holding the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}, and then shifted enough chips across the line to put the King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik all in after he had three-bet to 80,000 holding a pair of black queens.

Tsoukernik was a single card away from a double up on a {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades} run out until the {a-Spades} hit the river to send Tsoukernik packing. Yong ended the day as the chip leader of the non-pro side of the draw with more than 2 million chips.

Hand #5: Figure This One Out?

Ok, what was going on in the mind of Liang Yu in this one?

Yu limped into the action from the button holding {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, Wai Kin Yong did likewise with {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} from the small blind, and Leow made it a threesome with his {6-Hearts}{4-Spades} in the big blind.

The flop of {j-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} missed everyone, but Leow tried to pick it up with a 10,000 bet. Yu stuck around with the call after Yong folded.

Leow continued to try and pinch it when betting 22,000 on a {7-Diamonds} turn, but Yu again called with his queen-high. The final card was the {9-Hearts}, Leow waved the white flag with a check, and with the whole world expecting a Yu bet, he checked behind to take it down with queen-high.

Coverage of the £50,000 Triton Million Charity event continues at –

*Images courtesy of Triton Poker/Joe Giron

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