More records broken in Triton Jeju $100k Main Event

Roland Rokita is relieved and exhausted after a $904k poker tournament win
Author Adam Hampton
Adam Hampton
Posted on: March 15, 2024 22:58 PDT

The Super High Roller Series currently playing out in Jeju, South Korea, has set a new record for a Triton Main Event. The news comes hot on the heels of yet more records falling in this month’s APT Taipei series.

With 216 players putting up the $100k buy-in, it’s the largest Triton ME to date, as well as the biggest-ever $100k tournament. The record-setting field has created a prize pool of $21.6m, with a huge $4.33m set aside for top spot. 39 players will finish in the money, with a min-cash worth $151k.

At the time of writing, players are deep into Day 2 and rapidly approaching the bubble, with the final table expected to kick off from 1pm local time on Saturday, March 16.

Multiple seven-figure winners already in the books

A busy tournament floor at Triton Jeju, 2024

A Who’s Who of high rollers has made the trip to Landing Casino on the Korean island of Jeju, and with 10 events already completed there have been some big numbers to go with the big names.

Prizes of over a million dollars have so far been awarded to:

  • Paulius Vaitiekunas of Lithuania and Alex Tkaschew of Germany, in a chop in the $25k 8-Max
  • Spain’s Adrian Mateos, in the $30k 8-Max
  • Austrian Mario Mosböck and Spain’s Sergio Aido, who chopped the $25k GG Million$
  • Sergio Aido (again) and Thailand’s Punnat Punsri in the $50k 7-Max
  • Elton Tsang, Biao Ding, Mike Watson, Liang Xu and James Chen in the $150k 8-Max
  • Dan Smith of the USA in the $50k single-day turbo bounty

Other event winners this week have included Bulgaria’s Dimitar Danchev, as well as Fedor Holz and Roland Rokita of Austria. Rokita's winner's shot, above, is surely already a contender for poker photo of the year.

At least seven more events are scheduled to run following the conclusion of the Main Event, and with elite players in attendance such as Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Sam Grafton, Ren Lin, Jason Koon and David Peters - to name just a few - no one should be expecting an easy ride.

Images courtesy of Triton Poker/Joe Giron