Triton Poker Super High Roller Series canceled due to the coronavirus

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Posted on: July 14, 2020 5:40 pm EDT

The tournament series was to be held starting later this month

Live poker players expecting to get to play the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London 2020 festival this month are in for some bad news. Due to the development of the coronavirus pandemic, the poker festival scheduled to take place from July 29 to August 13, 2020, has officially been canceled. This poker championship was to be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

“We are experiencing unprecedented feelings of uncertainty in our personal and professional lives due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. With this in mind, the Triton team [believes] it’s crucial to lessen this uncertainty, giving you advanced warning of the cancellations and resumption of Triton events,” noted the press release regarding the cancelation. “It’s vitally important to us that we provide you with a safe environment, not only to play the game you love but to travel to and from the incredible locations that host Triton events. We don’t believe we can offer you this safety in the current climate, and so we have canceled The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series planned for London Jul 29 – Aug 13.”

Triton Poker was an idea developed back in 2015 by Richard Yong and Paul Phua who are Malaysian businessmen, philanthropists and poker lovers. They believed that the region presented a perfect opportunity to run an exclusive tournament series since there was a gap in the market. This event typically welcomes affluent businesspeople and high-end professional poker players to play at one of the most luxurious locations in the world, while raising money for charitable organizations.