The teaser trailer for the 2019 Triton Poker Series reveals the first stop in Jeju, promises more events than ever before, including the biggest buy-in ever.
The day I met Brandy Sour, and Brandy Sour met amphetamines, and Brandy Sour and amphetamines met the gang, and Brandy Sour and amphetamines and the gang introduced the knife to my left bicep, my life changed.
It was a pattern interrupt.
The day I swiped right, and the Avengers: Endgame trailer appeared on my third hand, it happened again.
A pattern interrupt.
Earlier today, it happened again.
I want to share it with you.
💥 Get ready for an epic 2019, Poker Fans!!
🔱 The Triton Super High Roller Series begins the 2019 tour in March, revisiting Jeju, South Korea for the first of many poker festivals.
🔸Stay tuned for more info! pic.twitter.com/5vesI38Hsy
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) December 12, 2018
If you love the game, then you will have felt the slight anticipatory shake throughout your body.
That’s a pattern interrupt.
I love the way the Triton Poker Series does things.
We forget about them.
The Super High Roller Bowls, European Poker Tours and the World Poker Tours dominate our thoughts and then like a sadist armed with nothing but a single chopstick and a urethra they interrupt our lives with a vicious jolt.
Voices engage in conscious thought, trying to make sense of what we’ve seen and heard, what it means – and then the expectation kicks in; when is the next trailer, who will it feature.
Here’s what we know for now.
The Triton Poker Series returns to the South Korean island of Jeju at the Landing Casino slap bang in the middle of Shinhwa World, March 2 – 9, and following it are four more events scheduled for May, July, September and November.
The venues remain a mystery.
But that mystery is nothing compared to this mystery.
During the teaser trailer, you see these words briefly hit the screen.
THE BIGGEST BUY-IN IN POKER HISTORY.
Are we about to witness a live tournament with a buy-in exceeding $1m casting a shadow over the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and One Drop Foundation’s biennial masterpiece?
Are we going to pay testimony to the biggest buy-in cash game the world has ever seen?
The suspense is frying my skull like one of those fairground goldfish in a bag accidentally left in a busy sauna overnight.
I need to go to AA.
I need to go to confession.
I need to start drinking and become a Catholic.
In 2018, the Triton Poker Series stepped up ten gears when they held two of the most prestigious events on the tournament calendar in Montenegro and Jeju.
It was the first time the world had seen tournament format Short-Deck.
Mikita Badziakouski won back-to-back Main Events.
Ivan Leow became a star.
And who can forget the moment Jason Koon won more than $4m in Montenegro alone, including getting involved on the right side of the largest ever televised cash game pot against Elton Tsang.
I get the feeling they’re just getting started.