The Triton poker series started in January 2016 with the Triton SHR Series – Cali Cup, which commenced on January 3-4, 2016 as part of WPT National Philippines. That event broke records for WPT as its highest buyin event ever, at US $200,000 per entry. This year the event to be held in Galaxy Macau Hotel from October 16-20, 2017, and featuring two events: HK $250,000 6-Max Event & HK $1 Million Main Event.
The first-ever Triton Super High Roller Series Roller Series champion on the shores of Asia’s largest gaming destination has been crowned. Germany’s Stefan Schillhabel captured the HK $250,000 6-Max title and a top prize of HK$5,874,400 early Wednesday morning defeating Canadian Mike Watson heads up at the Galaxy Macau Hotel in Taipa, Macau.
Schillhabel topped a record-setting field of 87 entries en route to his fifth tournament title of his career. With the win, Schillabel’s live-recorded tournament earnings will climb to over US $6,500,000. This cash amounts to about US $752,000 which is the third-best cash of his career. His top cash coming in May of 2017 when he placed third in the Aria Super High Roller Bowl, banking US$2,400,000.
At the final table the chip the chip lead touching the hands of Smith, Watson, and Schillhabel more than once as they fought back and forth. But, in the end, the victory went to an experienced German professional, who in the final heads-up could beat Mike Watson. In the final hand, Watson open-shoved with pocket sixes and Schillhabel put hi at risk with jack-ten. Schillhabel found a jack on the flop and held to claim the title, the trophy, a brand new Hublot watch, a custom bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne, and of course, all the money.