WPT The Big One for One Drop: First Seven Celebrities are Revealed

First seven celebrities in $1 000 000 tournament

The WPT World Championship 2023 promises to be extremely interesting. Of course, the main reason for this should be the Main Event with a record guaranteed prize pool of $40,000,000. But no less interesting is the tournament with a buy-in of $1,000,000 – The Big One for One Drop.

Before that, the name of only one participant of this tournament was known. It was Phil Ivey, who personally brought the money for the buy-in to the casino. But now the organizers presented the names of six more participants of the tournament. The most famous of them is Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, a two-time WSOP champion. Also joining the table will be Rick Salomon, one of the stars of the current season of High Stakes Poker. The American can boast of good form at The Big One for One Drop tournaments:

  • 2014 – fourth place, $2,800,000 prize;
  • 2016 (Monte Carlo) – third place, €3,000,000;
  • 2018 – fourth place, $2,840,000.

David Einhorn will also be among the participants. The American businessman took third place in the first edition of this tournament. Then he received $4,352,000. Also joining the battle will be Talal Shakerchi, a businessman and poker player from England whose live tournament winnings total $18,174,569. He played in all editions of the described tournament, but he never managed to get into the ITM.

The debutant of the tournament will be "Mr. Bubble Boy" Chris Brewer. During his career, he earned a total of $18,278,761 in prize money, and during the 2023 WSOP he won two bracelets at once. And last on the list of participants was Nick Petrangelo, who is a two-time WSOP champion with live winnings of $31,777,909.

Info on previous The Big One for One Drop tournaments

YearVenueBuy-inEntriesChampionPrizes
2012Las Vegas$1 000 00048Antonio Esfandiari$18 346 673
2014Las Vegas$1 000 00032Daniel Colman$15 306 668
2016Monte Carlo$1 000 00028Elton Tsang$11 111 111
2018Las Vegas$1 000 00027Justin Bonomo$10 000 000
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