42 Players Turn Out For EventPublished on June 30th, 2014 4:03 pm EST
The final numbers for this year's $1,000,000 BIG ONE For ONE DROP event are now in.
42 players decided to throw their hats (and $1,000,000) into the ring this time around, which ended up creating a total prize pool of over $37.3 million. This turnout is down from the first $1,000,000 BIG ONE For ONE DROP event (2012) when a total of 48 players entered. In 2012, the prize pool was $42,666,672 and Antonio Esfandiari took down over $18.3 million for his victory.
The top eight finishers in this year's event will take home at least $1,306,607. Here is how the payouts look:
Tournament organizers instituted a hard cap of 56 players for this event. If that number had been hit, the first place prize would have been north of $20 million.
The big stacks heading into Day 2 on Monday are:
Sam Trickett, 13,400,000
Tom Hall, 9,125,000
Phil Ivey, 7,675,000
Some of the notable names who busted Day 1 include:
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker