Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari Amongst List of Confirmed PlayersPublished on March 20th, 2014 3:55 pm EST
The second BIG ONE for ONE DROP event will be taking place this summer at the World Series of Poker, with the tournament set to run from June 29th to July 1st.
The event features a total buy-in of $1,000,000, with $111,111 being taken out as a charitable donation to ONE DROP.
The 2012 BIG ONE for ONE DROP event, which was won by Antonio Esfandiari ($18,346,673), ended up hitting its cap of 48 players. This year's event will have a total cap of 56 players, which means that the winner could walk away with a $20 million payday.
According to tournament organizers, the participants in the 2012 BIG ONE for ONE DROP event were all contacted to see if they wanted to play this year, and "nearly half" have confirmed their participation.
In total, 23 entries for this year's event have already been spoken for, including the three satellite seats that will be given out. 12 professional poker players have confirmed their participation, while eight businessman (including David Einhorn) have signalled their intentions to play.
Here is the full list as of this moment:
1. Antonio Esfandiari
2. Guy Laliberté
3. Bobby Baldwin
4. David Einhorn
5. Phil Galfond
6. Philipp Gruissem
7. Phil Ivey
8. Jason Mercier
9. Paul Newey
10. Bill Perkins
11. Vivek Rajkumar
12. Brian Rast
13. Andrew Robl
14. Erik Seidel
15. Brandon Steven
16. Sam Trickett
17. Noah Schwartz
18. Anonymous Businessman
19. Anonymous Businessman
20. Anonymous Businessman
21. Aria Resort Satellite Seat
22. Bellagio Resort Satellite Seat
23. World Series of Poker Satellite Seat
Tournament organizers are now apparently reaching out to new players in an attempt to fill the tournament.
Source: WSOP.com - Seats Filling Up For $1 Million Buy-In Charity Poker Event
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