Not even 2 weeks have passed since Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari took down the most expensive tournament in poker history, The Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP, for bank-busting $18,346,673! Now it seems like a new big high roller tournament is on its way...
According to what Richard Yong, an Asian billionaire businessman who finished 8th in One Drop, said in an interview next year's W[...] Read more » $500,000 buy-in tournament at the 2013 WSOP APAC?
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
well this is probably because of the money is losing it's worth- more and more money is printed and some people have more than needed, so they are "helped" by various event organizers who think of bigger and better tourneys all the time- i believe this trend is gonna continue. woohoo more million tourneys are gonna be popping up soon
Joined: Dec '11
Age: 24 (M)
I liked the fact that some money of the One Drop event was donated to a charity, but overall i didn't like the One Drop event and i wont probably like this one either. I hate the fact that these events have a bigger prize pool than the worlds most pretigue event the WSOP Main Event. And there are almost no regular or new people there. There's only billionaires and the same old pro-poker players i'm already tired of watching and hearing about. I like to see new faces in poker and cheer for the underdog, but these tournaments don't give such an option. It is pretty boring for me to see the same people playing each other over and over again.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
$500k is already what i tis, and it will even have a re-entry? I think we may see a couple more players than we saw at One Drop, but not that many more. And Esfandiari should be one of them, he has no excuse not to go.