Triton SHR Series London Produces Million Dollar Scores Galore

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Paul Phua, Bryn Kenney, and Aaron Zang
Bryn Kenney was the biggest winner from the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London (photos: Triton Poker)

The 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series wrapped up its festival of high-stakes events in London last week. There were seven events, headlined by the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million: A Helping Hand for Charity and several million-dollar scores were had. Chief among them was Bryn Kenney with his £16,890,509 result, that converted to $20,563,324.

The monstrous score earned Kenney the largest payday in poker history and put him atop the all-time money list. Kenney wasn’t the only big winner, though. Here’s a look at the biggest winners from the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London.

Top 20 2019 Triton Poker Series London Money List

1. Bryn Kenney – £16,890,509 ($20,563,324)
2. Aaron Zang – £13,779,491 ($16,775,920)
3. Dan Smith – £7,245,300 ($8,820,778)
4. Stephen Chidwick – £5,383,800 ($6,553,948)
5. Wai Kin Yong – £4,426,695 ($5,386,804)
6. Paul Phua – £3,582,305 (4,359,418)
7. Vivek Rajkumar – £3,000,000 ($3,652,345)
8. Justin Bonomo – £2,871,600 ($3,494,073)
9. Bill Perkins – £2,200,000 ($2,678,386)
10. Timothy Adams – £1,899,000 ($2,311,845)
11. Alfred De Carolis – £1,720,000 ($2,094,011)
12. David Benefield – £1,578,600 ($1,919,582)
13. Chin Lim – £1,561,300 ($1,900,134)
14. Wai Chan- £1,550,300 ($1,887,269)
15. Xu Liang – £1,452,900 ($1,767,878)
16. Ben Heath – £1,393,100 ($1,695,407)
17. Charlie Carrel – £1,321,000 ($1,601,853)
18. Linus Loeliger – £1,284,000 ($1,560,327)
19. Christopher Soyza – £1,242,300 ($1,511,921)
20. Jason Koon – £1,177,500 ($1,428,868)

Kenney sits atop the series’ leaderboard thanks to his historic score. An interesting note about the score is that, while it broke the record for poker’s largest single tournament score, it was for a second-place finish in the event. Aaron Zang, who is second on this list, actually won the Triton Million event, but a deal with Kenney allowed Kenney to take more money.

As a brief aside, Kenney’s 2019 has been absolutely incredible. He’s won nearly $30,000,000 in 2019 and this year alone would have him ranked #10 on poker’s all-time money list. Of note, Kenney won the Aussie Millions Main Event and was the fifth biggest winner from that entire series.

Dan Smith and Stephen Chidwick are third and fourth on the list, respectively, and both placed in this positions in the Triton Million. But unlike Kenney and Zang ahead of them, Smith and Chidwick cashed in more events than just the £1,050,000 headliner. Smith took 15th in the £25,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em Turbo event for £45,300 ($55,150). Chidwick cashed in three other events for an additional £973,800 ($1,185,001) on top of the £4,410,000 ($5,368,947) he cashed for in the Triton Million. Chidwick took sixth in the £50,000 Short Deck Ante-Only event, seventh in the £100,000 Triton Main Event, and ninth in the £100,000 Short Deck Main Event.

The next two names on the list, Wai Kin Yong and Paul Phua, did not cash in the Triton Million, so their performances over the course of the rest of the series must have been pretty good if they landed this high on the leaderboard. Yong won the £100,000 Triton Main Event for £2,591,695 ($3,154,064), and the player he beat was Phua, who took £2,558,305 ($3,113,429) for second place after the two struck a deal. Yong then took second in the £100,00 Short Deck Main Event for £1,835,000 ($2,232,740). Interestingly enough, Phua also went deep in that one, finishing fourth for £974,500 ($1,185,725). Phua added a third cash to his performance.

Timothy Adams found himself as the 10th biggest earner from the series, having cashed a total of three times including once in the Triton Million. Outside of the top 10, David Benefield, Chin Lim, Wai Chan, Jason Koon, and Isaac Haxton also cashed three times at the festival.

All told, 24 players cashed for at least $1,000,000 at the series. The 20 listed above were joined by Winfred Yu, Sam Greenwood, Haxton, and Rui Cao as seven-figure winners.