The biggest prize money in poker history has been played in the Triton Millions tournament. In the final heads-up of the event, poker players made a deal and, following its results, Bryn Kenney received $20 000 000, and Aaron Zang took home $16 000 000.
One of the main tasks of the tourney was charity, and the competition had another name, «A helping hand for charity». Triton Poker co-founder Paul Phua stated that the main reason for organizing this prestigious event was the charitable aspect.
£50 000 from each buy-in were donated to charity, and this is a total amount of £2 700 000. Such fundraising is not a new experience for Triton Poker since the same was done at the previous series in Montenegro. Triton Poker series is considered a non-profit organization, and all additional funds are immediately sent for good deeds.
The raised money was transferred to three charitable organizations: Caring for Children Foundation, Healthy Hong Kong and Credit One World Charity. All these organizations are engaged in improving the lives of people in need who suffered a serious illness.
Over the course of 20 years, Credit One World Charity has resettled around 160 000 people who were affected by the earthquake. Healthy Hong Kong provides free medical treatment for the Chinese population. The organization has already helped more than 45 000 people.