Five Big Hands from Episode #7 of the £1,050,000 Triton Million Charity Event

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 seventh episode, which can be viewed in full below.

Hand #1: Petrangelo Stands Firm

Nick Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo

With the blinds at 25,000/50,000/50,000, Nick Petrangelo kicked things off, raising to 125,000 from a 2,000,000 starting stack on the button with the {j-Spades}{10-Spades}, and Justin Bonomo made the call from a 2,700,000 starting stack holding the [As3c[ in the big blind.

A flop of {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts} joined the 325,000 in the middle. Bonomo checked, Petrangelo bet 90,000, Bonomo check-raised to 335,000, and Petrangelo called.

The {6-Diamonds} hit the turn, and Bonomo continued his aggression with a 600,000 bet, which Petrangelo called.

The {8-Clubs} was the final card to fly out of the deck, and with 2,195,000 in the middle, Bonomo put Petrangelo to the test by moving all in. A tense and nervous call duly arrived, and Petrangelo was rewarded with a big chunk of chips.

Hand #2: A Gift for Rajkumar

Vivek Rajkumar
Vivek Rajkumar

Action was picked up with blinds still at 25,000/50,000/50,000, and Liang Yu had three-bet to 425,000 from the big blind holding the {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} off a stack of 1,900,000. Vivek Rajkumar, who had Yu covered, made the call from the cutoff with the {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, and the over caller, Ferdinand Putra, folded.

Yu then check-called himself into extinction with only ace-high on a board of {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades}{q-Clubs}, catapulting Rajkumar to the top of the chip counts.

Hand #3: Chidwick Clashing With Lim

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The blinds were at 30,000/60,000/60,000 when one of the tournament chip leaders, Stephen Chidwick, raised to 125,000 from the hijack seat holding the {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and 6,400,000 chips. Chin Wei Lim found the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} in the big blind and called from a stack of 3,100,000.

The dealer fanned the {8-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} onto the flop, Lim checked, Chidwick continuation-bet 80,000. Lim check-raised to 260,000 and Chidwick three-bet to 600,000 to take down the pot without a showdown.

Hand #4: Badziakouski Out

Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

The blinds were at 30,000/60,000/60,000 when Bonomo raised to 120,000 holding the {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} in the hijack seat. Alfred DeCarolis called with the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} on the button and was the only caller after Mikita Badziakouski moved all in for 2,035,000 with the {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} in the small blind.

DeCarolis had Badziakouski covered, and after the board ran out {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, the three-time Triton champion picked up his man bag and headed into the London night air.

Hand #5: The All-Time Money List Race Blows Wide Open

The blinds were 40,000/80,000/80,000 when Bonomo limped into the pot from the small blind holding the {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}. Igor Kurganov moved all in with the covering stack of 1,400,000 and the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} in the big blind. Bonomo called off and the hands were turned on their backs.

Kurganov took the lead on a flop of {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, and it remained that way after the {6-Diamonds} turn and {10-Diamonds} completed the board.

Just like that, Bonomo left the tournament knowing that his grip on the All-Time Money spot was not as tight as it once was with Chidwick, Petrangelo, Bryn Kenney, and Dan Smith all capable of overtaking him.

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

*Images courtesy of Triton Poker/Joe Giron

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