Tournament Will Have a Cap of 56 PlayersPublished on October 20th, 2013 7:56 pm EST
Earlier this week, Guy Laliberte, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil and founder of the One Drop charity, announced that the $1 million buy-in "Big One For One Drop" tournament will return at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
According to Laliberte, the tournament will be held at Caesars Palace and will run from June 29th until July 1st. The final table will be taped and aired by ESPN.
Laliberte also revealed that the 2014 "Big One for One Drop" will have a cap of 56 players, up from the 48 player cap in 2012. Assuming that the event sells out (which it probably will), the first place prize should end up being in the area of $20 million. This will attract the top professional poker players in the world, as well as a number of deep-pocketed businessmen and hedge fund managers. Laliberte has already announced his intentions to play in the 2014 event, which leaves an additional 55 spots open.
The inaugural "Big One For One Drop" event was won by Antonio Esfandiari, who ended up walking away with $18,346,673. Sam Trickett finished as the runner-up ($10,112,001), while hedge fund manager David Einhorn finished in third place ($4,352,000).
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