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Five Big Hands from Episode #4 of the £1,050,000 Triton Million Charity Event

Rui Cao

In 2019, 27 amateurs and 27 of the world’s best pros competed in the biggest buy-in event in history. Now, the Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity poker tournament is being released as a 10-episode series on Triton Poker's YouTube Channel.

A total of 54 players stumped up the seven-figure entry fee with £50,000 of each buy-in going to benefit 15 different charities. As a result, this saw £2.7 million going to a plethora of good causes as well as generating a staggering £54 million ($73,993,800) pound prize pool.

Here's a look at five of either the biggest or most interesting hands from the fourth episode, which can be viewed in full below.

Hand #1: Wu Folds a Set

With the blinds at 5,000/10,000/10,000, Ben Wu opened to 25,000 from early position holding the {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and was the only person to call when Nick Petrangelo three-bet to 87,000 from the cutoff holding the {a-Spades}{8-Spades}.

The flop was a good one for Petrangelo with the {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} handing him a flush draw and Wu check-called a 50,000 continuation-bet from Petrangelo.

Fortunes reversed on the turn when the {8-Diamonds} delivered Wu a set. However, neither player put a chip into the pot, preferring to check. Then when the {2-Spades} completed Petrangelo's flush. Wu led for 150,000 and then folded after Petrangelo raised to 560,000 to drag in a million chip pot.

Hand #2: Sexy Poker From Cao

The action remained in the same blind level when Wiang Qiang raised to 21,000 from under the gun holding the {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Rui Cao made the call in the next seat holding the {9-Spades}{8-Spades}, and then both players perked up in their seat when Jason Koon squeezed out a three-bet from the cutoff to 110,000, holding the {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. Qiang released his hand, but Cao put in a small four-bet to 245,000, and it was enough to take the pot after Koon folded.

Michael Soyza
Michael Soyza

Hand #3: Soyza Bluffing

With the blinds at 6,000/12,000/12,000, Cao opened to 28,000 from the cutoff with the {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, and Michael Soyza called in the big blind holding the {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}.

Soyza check-called first a bet of 25,000 and then 75,000 on a board of {j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} before the {a-Diamonds} landed on the river.

Soyza calmly delved into his stack and came up with a bet of 225,000, and with a shake of his head, Cao let the hand go leaving Soyza to pull in half a million chips on a bluff.

Hand #4: King High for Koon

In the same blind level, Koon opened to 27,000 in early position with the {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Cao called with the {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades} from the big blind.

Cao check-called a 72,000 bet from Koon with his open-ender on the {8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop, and then both players checked through the {6-Diamonds} on the turn. The {8-Spades} arrived on the river leaving Koon’s king-high as the best hand.

Cao could only win with a bluff, and he tried, betting 77,000, but Koon sniffed it out with a great call.

Hand #5: Soyza With a Decision

In the same blind level, Soyza opened the betting from first position making it 25,000 to play with his {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, Christoph Vogelsang called with the {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} from the hijack, and Cao three-bet to 90,000 from the button holding the {a-Spades}{3-Spades}. Both the other players called.

The flop of {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} gave Vogelsang a boat, and when the action checked to Cao, he bet 110,000. That was followed by a call from Soyza and the German star check-raised to 350,000.

Cao folded instantly, but Soyza had a tough decision with the overpair, ultimately deciding to fold.

Coverage of the £50,000 Triton Million Charity event continues at - million.triton-series.com.

You can stay up to date with the latest content from Triton Poker by visiting their YouTube Channel. Don't forget to recap all of the action in our 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London hub.

*Images courtesy of Triton Poker/Joe Giron

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