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Poker Leaderboard: Triton Poker Earnings

by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 04, 2022


With Triton Poker making its triumphant return this spring, now is the perfect time to take a look at the tour’s all-time earnings leaderboard as it stands after the first two events of the ongoing festival in Cyprus. (Check back next issue for results from the rest of the series.)

Bryn Kenney remains the tour’s money leader with more than $30.3 million in earnings. The 35-year-old secured $20,606,421 in the largest buy-in poker tournament ever held, the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million charity invitational no-limit hold’em event that took place in August of 2019. Kenney struck a heads-up deal with Aaron Zang that saw him lock up the single biggest payday in the history of the game, while Zang secured the $16.8 million that was enough to move him into second place on this leaderboard despite not having any other cashes on the tour.

While Kenney earned the majority of his Triton winnings in that event, he is far from a one-hit-wonder. The New York native has accumulated more than $9.7 million in earnings in other Triton events, which would be enough to place him in seventh place on this leaderboard even if his record-setting win was stricken from the record. He has four other seven-figure scores in Triton events, including a $3.1 million cash as the runner-up in the Triton Jeju $2 million HKD ($255,000 USD) buy-in event held in 2019.

Jason Koon sits in third place on this list with more than $12.6 million in earnings. Four of his eight career seven-figure paydays have come in Triton events, including his two largest scores. In 2018 Koon took down the Triton Montenegro $1 million HKD ($127,000 USD) short deck event for more than $3.6 million. He won another short deck event at the same price point the following year in Jeju for another $2.9 million.

Koon is one of just three players to have won three Triton titles, joining Mikita Badziakouski and Wai Kin Yong, who are also both among the top 10 of the tour’s all-time money leaders. Koon has also secured the second-most cashes. His 15 in-the-money finishes trail only Paul Phua’s 17. With more than $12.5 million in scores on the tour, Phua is the fourth-ranked player on the tour he co-founded. ♠

Rank Player Earnings
1 Bryn Kenney $30,373,405
2 Aaron Zang $16,810,979
3 Jason Koon $12,641,232
4 Paul Phua $12,535,850
5 Mikita Badziakouski $11,802,761
6 Dan Smith $10,840,516
7 Wai Kin Yong $9,670,905
8 Stephen Chidwick $8,720,890
9 Rui Cao $7,850,651
10 Isaac Haxton $7,843,792