One Drop High Roller: 166 participants, $ 4.8 million for the winner
Never did a live poker event with significant buy-in gather many players as the One Drop High Roller of the World Series Poker 2013. Limited to 48 players last year, for its buy-in of $1 million, the Big One for One Drop has seen its buy-in revised at $ 111,111$ and rebaptized One Drop High Roller. Consequently, 166 players registered to the event, modifying the prizepool at $ 17,891,148. Thus, the One Drop High Roller is currently the biggest tournament of the year in term of prizepool, which was still held by the Guangdong Asia Millions high roller and its pot of $ 15 million, at the beginning of the month. This huge prizepool will be shared between the 24 players « In The Money » and the five best players of the event will go back with checks amounted at more than $ one million each. The winner will pocket $ 4,830,619, while the first player eliminated in the money will pocket $ 173,723.
Many stars of poker were present at this Guy Laliberté's appeal, like Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Erik Seidel, Sam Trickett, Phil Galfond and also specialists of online poker such as Gus Hansen and Ben Tollerene. Concerning the French, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and David Benyamine, they are also part of the race, with more than $ 4 million of endowment for the winner. Vanessa Selbst and Kathy Lehne bring a feminine touch to this Event of the WSOP 2013.
Friday, 28 June 2013
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