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Triton Super High Roller Series Bali Becomes First Live Poker Stop of 2022 to be Postponed Due to Rising Omicron Cases

Triton Poker SHR Bali
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  • Namita Ghosh January 10, 2022
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As we were readying to welcome the New Year, all signs pointed towards an eventful year of live poker ahead. However, a potent third wave of the new Omicron variant has forced most poker brands to rethink their early-2022 plans.

In the first major casualty of the year, Triton Poker has postponed the Triton Super High Roller (SHR) Series, “Bali – A Helping Hand for Charity” initially slated to be held in Bali, Indonesia from February 17 to March 1. The brand has decided to keep the 11-event fest at bay until the prevailing COVID-19 situation improves.

Triton Poker tweeted the news.

Talking about the call-off, CEO of Triton Poker Series, Andy Wong said, “We’ve been incredibly humbled by the interest our first 2022 event of the season has garnered, however disappointed that current circumstances impedes us from hosting and broadcasting the live Bali tournament. The health and safety of our players, partners, and team is always a priority and we look forward to returning to host these exclusive live tournaments to our audiences anytime, anywhere with the high-level poker entertainment.”

Wong added – “We remain committed to the Triton community at large, and despite this minor setback, we will be standing by our pledge to proceed with the charitable activation portion of the Bali season as promised.”

The Triton Poker SHR Series had made its inaugural run in 2016 in Manila. Since then, the brand has been hosting two to three stops every year. In 2019, partypoker LIVE joined hands with the brand to become a tour sponsor of the prestigious high roller stop, but the series skipped making its scheduled run in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

The February 2020 Triton Poker SHR at Jeju, South Korea was one of the first live stops to be called off. The indefinite postponement of the 2022 stop comes as a disappointing déjà vu for the players and organisers alike.

 

What Players Will Miss

The Triton Super High Roller (SHR) series comprised 11 tournaments featuring buy-ins starting from $30,000 to cap at two $200K buy-in Main Events scheduled to play out over a 13-day schedule. Interestingly Event #4 was not included in the schedule for superstitious reasons.

All the action was to be live-streamed. In fact, the Bali event was also to mark the launch of Triton Poker Plus, the brand’s new direct-to-consumer platform that was to broadcast over 10 hours of live coverage from the series, available to viewers on Triton’s Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels.

 

Original 2022 Triton Poker SHR Series Bali Schedule

DateEventBuy-in
February 17NLH 8-Handed$30,000
February 18NLH 6-Handed$60,000
February 19NLH 8-Handed$100,000
February 20NLH Turbo$40,000
February 21NLH Main Event$200,000
February 23PLO$40,000
February 24Short Deck Ante-Only$30,000
February 25Short Deck Ante-Only$60,000
February 26Short Deck Ante-Only$100,000
February 27Short Deck Main Event$200,000
Mar-01Short Deck Turbo$40,000

While there is a possibility the series might take place sometime in the latter part of the year, for now, the first postponement is a disappointing development for sure.

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