Five Big Hands from Episode #4 of the £1,050,000 Triton Million Charity Event
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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 fourth episode, which can be viewed in full below.
Hand #1: Wu Folds a Set
With the blinds at 5,000/10,000/10,000, Ben Wu opened to 25,000 from early position holding the and was the only person to call when Nick Petrangelo three-bet to 87,000 from the cutoff holding the .
The flop was a good one for Petrangelo with the handing him a flush draw and Wu check-called a 50,000 continuation-bet from Petrangelo.
Fortunes reversed on the turn when the delivered Wu a set. However, neither player put a chip into the pot, preferring to check. Then when the completed Petrangelo's flush. Wu led for 150,000 and then folded after Petrangelo raised to 560,000 to drag in a million chip pot.
Hand #2: Sexy Poker From Cao
The action remained in the same blind level when Wiang Qiang raised to 21,000 from under the gun holding the . Rui Cao made the call in the next seat holding the , and then both players perked up in their seat when Jason Koon squeezed out a three-bet from the cutoff to 110,000, holding the . Qiang released his hand, but Cao put in a small four-bet to 245,000, and it was enough to take the pot after Koon folded.
Hand #3: Soyza Bluffing
With the blinds at 6,000/12,000/12,000, Cao opened to 28,000 from the cutoff with the , and Michael Soyza called in the big blind holding the .
Soyza check-called first a bet of 25,000 and then 75,000 on a board of before the landed on the river.
Soyza calmly delved into his stack and came up with a bet of 225,000, and with a shake of his head, Cao let the hand go leaving Soyza to pull in half a million chips on a bluff.
Hand #4: King High for Koon
In the same blind level, Koon opened to 27,000 in early position with the and Cao called with the from the big blind.
Cao check-called a 72,000 bet from Koon with his open-ender on the flop, and then both players checked through the on the turn. The arrived on the river leaving Koon’s king-high as the best hand.
Cao could only win with a bluff, and he tried, betting 77,000, but Koon sniffed it out with a great call.
Hand #5: Soyza With a Decision
In the same blind level, Soyza opened the betting from first position making it 25,000 to play with his , Christoph Vogelsang called with the from the hijack, and Cao three-bet to 90,000 from the button holding the . Both the other players called.
The flop of gave Vogelsang a boat, and when the action checked to Cao, he bet 110,000. That was followed by a call from Soyza and the German star check-raised to 350,000.
Cao folded instantly, but Soyza had a tough decision with the overpair, ultimately deciding to fold.
Coverage of the £50,000 Triton Million Charity event continues at - million.triton-series.com.
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