The mind-blowing Triton Million event got underway on Thursday in London as 54 players forked up a cool million pounds to play in what became the largest buy-in event with the biggest first prize in poker history. After the first day of play 36 players remain with Bill Perkins leading the way chased by a plethora of poker superstars.

Catch the juicy Twitter banter about the first day of the Trition Millon right here. Watch all the action live and for free on PokerGO.

Propelling Perkins into the chip lead was a hand in which he flopped top set against Elton Tsang and Bobby Baldwin. Perkins busted Tsang while Baldwin was left short and in the wake of that hand, ‘Perky’ doubled through Vivek Rajkumar with a set against a straight flush draw.

Also near the top, we find Timothy Adams, the only other player that bagged up more than three starting stacks, followed by Dan Smith, Rui Cao, Nick Petrangelo, Aaron Zang, and Justin Bonomo.

The first two players to get eliminated were Rick Salomon and Tom Dwan. Read more details about their quick bustouts right here. Other notables that busted included Triton Poker founders Paul Phua and Richard Yong, Big One for One Drop runner ups Sam Trickett and Fedor Holz, Bobby Baldwin, and Haralabos Voulgaris.

The full end-of-day chip counts courtesy of Triton Poker are as follows.

Name Chip Count
Bill Perkins 3,560,000
Timothy Adams 3,095,000
Dan Smith 2,810,000
Rui Cao 2,700,000
Nick Petrangelo 2,700,000
Aaron Zang 2,185,000
Chin Wei Lim 2,050,000
Justin Bonomo 2,050,000
Igor Kurganov 2,015,000
Hing Yang Chow 1,975,000
Ferdinand Putra 1,830,000
Stephen Chidwick 1,815,000
Christoph Vogelsang 1,765,000
Vivek Rajkumar 1,715,000
Bryn Kenney 1,645,000
Rob Yong 1,625,000
Sam Greenwood 1,465,000
Tony G 1,445,000
Qiang Wang 1,430,000
Danny Tang 1,395,000
Wai Leong Chan 1,235,000
Martin Kabrhel 1,155,000
Sosia Jiang 1,150,000
Jason Koon 1,120,000
Ivan Leow 1,080,000
Andrew Robl 1,075,000
Mikita Badziakouski 815,000
Tan Xuan 765,000
Yu Liang 755,000
Winfred Yu 730,000
Alfred DeCarolis 675,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu 475,000
Matthias Eibinger 375,000
Timofey Kuznetsov 320,000
Stanley Choi 320,000
Cary Katz 275,000

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