18 Slots Still Open for $1,111,111 Buy-In Event

Published on June 19th, 2018 8:44 pm EST

The 2018 version of the Big One for One Drop logo.  Black and white, stylized.According to the World Series of Poker, 30 of the 48 open spots in the $1,111,111 "Big One For One Drop" event have now been filled.

These 30 players have all paid a non-refundable deposit, which means that they will almost certainly be showing up to play.

Some of the confirmed players include:

Daniel Negreanu
Phil Ivey
Phil Hellmuth
Antonio Esfandiari
Jason Koon
Christoph Vogelsang
Bryn Kenney
Rainer Kempe

In addition to this partial list of the professional players who will be taking part, eight amateur players have been confirmed for the event as well. Rick Solomon and Leon Tsoukernik are amongst the list of the amateur players who will be taking part, and there are a number of names who wish to remain anonymous until the event starts. Don't be surprised if you see a hedge fund manager or two in the event, such as David Einhorn.


A portion of the prize pool goes towards the One Drop charity. Assuming that the event ends up filling up, the 48 players will be battling for a prize pool of $44,160,000.

Assuming that the event fills, the $44,160,000 prize pool would be the largest in the event's short history. 48 players turned out for the inaugural "Big One for One Drop" in 2012, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $42,666,672. This event was won by Antonio Esfandiari, who ended up collecting $18,346,673 for his efforts.

The tournament ran again in 2014, with 42 players turning out to create a prize pool of $37,333,338. Daniel Colman ended up winning the event for $15,306,668, while Daniel Negreanu finished in second for $8,288,001. Colman created some controversy after he won, as he seemed to be unhappy after the victory and was hesitant to take pictures with the prize money.

Finally, the 2016 Monte Carlo One Drop Extravaganza ended up attracting a total of 28 players (with two rebuys). The event, which had a total prize pool of $27,437,564, was won by Elton Tsang, who ended up collecting over 11 million Euros.


Will this year's event end up filling up? Will names like Patrik Antonius, Erik Seidel and Justin Bonomo end up participating?

Source: WSOP.com - 30 Commitments With a Month to Go, Only 18 Slots Remain for Big One For One Drop


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