One Drop High Roller Event Creates $14million+ Prize Pool

Image result for wsopWhen the World Series of Poker rolls around, poker players know to expect certain events. The schedule is basically the same with a few tweaks and changes each and every year. This year, the WSOP brought back the Big One for One Drop in the form of the One Drop High Roller event. The series tournament had a buy-in of $111,111 of which $11,111 would be placed in a donation fund for the One Drop Foundation.

This year, the event saw 135 players register and created prize pool of $14,249,925. With the donations of each buy-in, over $750,000 was raised for the One Drop Charity. The top sixteen players will earn a payday with players earned at least $251,000+ with a first place prize of just over $3.9 million.

In the event, amateurs as well as pros have signed on to try and earn the massive first place prize. Included in game play are Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Anthony Gregg, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Galfond. Play will only take place for 2 days, creating a speedy tournament for those participating.

By the end of day one, last year’s Big One For One Drop champion Daniel Colman was the chip leader with only 46 players remaining. Notable players holding high chip counts including Phil Hellmuth, Sorel Mizzi and Andrew Lichtenberger.

Play begins again today with the winner announced as soon as the final two go head to head. It will be interesting to see who earns the first place finish, be it a pro or amateur player. After his event concludes, the WSOP will still have a few choice events before the Main Event begins and the series will conclude until the Main Event concludes in the fall. We will continue to cover this event and many more as the WSOP comes to a close.