It’s Back – The Big One for One Drop (vid)

Antonio Esfandiari

After all the anticipation, poker gossip, talk of the last event and most importantly of all the wait for the WSOP bigwigs to announce its official return we have a date, venue and a confirmed buy-in for yet another $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop charity event.

Antonio Esfandiari has been the king of the only $1 million buy-in tournament ever held, but it’s time for a new champ to get into the money and the world’s all time tournament earner’s leader board. We are looking at what could be a whopping $20 million plus first place pay-out, with virtually anyone making it to the final table guaranteeing themselves a large pay-off.

What’s even more applauding is that we shouldn’t forget the main purpose of this event. That is the benefits the One Drop charity gets out of this event as it did the first time around. Plus, subsequent One Drop tournaments held in the 44th World Series of Poker also proved to be a success. Prestige, honour and a $111,111 charity contribution from each buy-in helping our world become a better place by joining in the war to eradicate poverty, will all come out of this colossal WSOP ground shaking event.

Wait for it because in Las Vegas on the 29th of June, the 45th WSOP will be hitting Sin City. Make no mistake, the The Big One for One Drop is expected to pull in what should be some of the biggest poker crowds we’ve ever seen at a WSOP event. The buy-in is $1 million and the Big One for One Drop tournament event will take place over three days at Caesars Palace ending on the 1st of July with the final table to be aired live on TV.

This time around there will be 56 spots open, giving us 8 more players than last year, and so $8 million more cash going into the split charity and prize pool coffers. As per the previous year’s event, all the tables will played out 8 handed. With all this to consider, the chance of the players getting at least their money back by breaking through the bubble are increased with one fifth of the entrants expected to make it into the cash spots.

Guy Laliberté, who is the event organiser, has already bought his seat leaving 55 places up for grabs and potentially $6,222,216 going to charity, but that figure is predicted to be more like $10 million by the time the event is over!

As well as the satisfaction of ensuring a high roller sized buy-ins worth of cash is donated to charity, the winner will also win a WSOP platinum bracelet. In the last event over $10 million of the entrants’ money ended up being donated to good causes.

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