Triton Super High Roller Series Has Kicked Off

The Triton Super High Roller Series is not an event that is based in the United States, but some big American players are having some early success. There are just three days in this event, but a real chance for the best players to cash in with a massive grand prize. 

Chris Moneymaker was the first to cash in down in Montenegro as he was the big winner of the first of three events in this series. Event #1 was a $25,000 GGMillion$ Live Tournament, and it was a $900,000 payday for Moneymaker by winning it. 

There were a ton of big names that were a part of the nearly 170 players that signed up to compete, and the final table was extremely fun to follow. This massive win for Moneymaker was just the third largest of his career, including winning the WSOP Main Event in 2023. 

It’s been a lifetime of success for Moneymaker as he has now won more than $7 million playing live poker. This is not typically an event in which Moneymaker likes to participate in, but the chance was simply too great for him to pass up. 

He is going to be back in Las Vegas this summer at the WSOP, and he is expected to have plenty of success on that circuit yet again. This was a chance for him to test out his skills against a great field of players, and it should give him some momentum moving forward. 

Great Poker Action

While Chris Moneymaker seemed to be in complete control of the poker action during this tournament, there were some other great players competing as well. It was Moneymaker that actually set up the final table after he took down Byron Kaverman with the final elimination. 

Biao Ding recently defeated Phil Ivey to win a huge poker tournament as well, and he came away with another big elimination at the final table. Moneymaker was able to sit back and watch many eliminations take place before eventually making some big moves. 

Igor Yaroshevskyy was able to finish in third place in this tournament, and he sat back and watched as the other six players were eliminated. Ultimately he ended up in the crosshairs of Moneymaker and that is when his run ended. 

An International Affair

Most live poker players in the United States tend to be packed with players from that region, but that’s not the case for High Roller events. There were players from all around the world competing, similar to what you would see at the WSOP. 

Three players from the United States were in the top-nine at the final table, including Brian Kim and Isaac Haxton. Kim took home over $600,000 with a second place finish, while Haxton just snuck onto the final table to claim $91,000. 

Six other players were represented at the final table and were able to take home some big money. Morten Klein of Norway was a surprising participant at the final table, and he took home $110,500 for his efforts.


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.