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35 Players Confirmed For €1M Buy-in Big One For One Drop

Tags: big one for one drop, Guy Laliberté
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 by "T".
During the 2016 WSOP event back in July, One Drop founder Guy Laliberté had announced that the Big One for One Drop shall have a comeback, and this time with a whopping €1 million buy-in, making it one of the biggest poker tournaments of all time! Unlike its previous tournaments, there are two things which are different: for the first time in its history, professional poker players wo[...]   Read more » 35 Players Confirmed For €1M Buy-in Big One For One Drop

  1-Oct-16, 00:06   #1
35 Players Confirmed For €1M Buy-in Big One For One Drop 0 
bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
Eff this promotion. Why would any millionaire/billionaire burn their money on this?
Since the foundation gambling related I doubt they could make they buy-ins tax-deductable as a charitable donation so I really don't see the point clearly why would anybody join this. They would rather bet on the stock-market IMO.

     
  1-Oct-16, 03:30   #2
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Robbo1990 
Joined: Dec '12
Location: New Zealand
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 74
a millionaire wouldn't, unless hes sponsored or staked. a billionaire could easily afford this and will look at it as his charity for the financial year win or lose. I hope by banning "pro's" he also means banning the likes of perkins etc.

even if no1 has joined, he could say 35 have, which will entice people to join because of the 30m+ prize pool

     
  1-Oct-16, 07:37   #3
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8633
ok let me get this straight, this laliberte dude want to win this tournament so much that he decided to modify rules in such sneaky a way so he is left only with drunk russians and a few random billionaires gambling pro wannabes for his competition. quite a scheme... though i am 99% sure he will be eliminated by some dude holding 26o vs laliberte's AA's...

     
  1-Oct-16, 09:15   #4
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 2682
dude why are immediately drunk Russian ?? maybe it will be like a drunken Chinese ?? I am Russian but even when I was very drunk .... I have some reason no 1000000 dollars ... even thousands of dollars appears not very often ... we have in Russia a very strong distinction between rich and poor (((

     
  1-Oct-16, 09:52   #5
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (M)
Posts: 5537
It must be nice to be able to pay over a million just to play in a poker tournament. It's going to be very interesting to see how many entries that they do get and who eventually wins

     
  1-Oct-16, 11:03   #6
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 3234
he,he,maybe he thought beacuse lots of russian love to drink lot of vodka and we see lot of clips on youtube,how alcohol affect on them,so on first clue it must be russian Big Smile !dont get it in wrond way pajalnick Big Smile

     
  1-Oct-16, 18:18   #7
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10021
What can you say about the buy in.
At first i thought it was for poker players and i found this one a bit high, even for the
professionals, but as i kept reading i found the whole story.
Its just an expensive tournament for us, but small change for all the money wasters Smile

     
  1-Oct-16, 20:13   #8
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StheP 

Joined: Oct '14
Location: Serbia
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 3115
I am awaiting for this event since it was announced... its a shame that pros cannot play... I would like to see couple of pros playing this one, and jump on all time money list in tournament winnings... well what can I say I am exited and cant wait to see the action on 13th... also I would like to see who pick some poker pros as coaches...

     
  2-Oct-16, 13:01   #9
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8633
response to the dude who called me dude:

hey dude, you know why immediately drunk russians? because:

1) only drunk russian has +ev odds in an all-in situation holding 26o vs pocket aces. regular russian would be crushed here.
2) roses are red violets are pink, only drunk russian can drink so much an do not stink.
3) if you want to grow your penis by 4 inches click here, oh wait it's illegal to post such links on brm forums. tough luck dude- guess you will just have to accept the fact that your were last in line then they were giving away larger penises.

     
  17-Oct-16, 11:48   #10
 
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  17-Oct-16, 16:55   #11
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Tony_MON7ANA 

Joined: Mar '14
Location: Japan
Age: 42 (M)
Posts: 4097
With €111,111 from buy-in going to One Drop, approximately €4 million were donated to the One Drop Foundation this year. Guy Laliberté's work is inspiring because he does it for love. This magnificent work is going to light up the world. Congratulations.

     
  18-Oct-16, 00:47   #12
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 4685
Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
With 111,111 from buy-in going to One Drop, approximately 4 million were donated to the One Drop Foundation this year. Guy Lalibert's work is inspiring because he does it for love. This magnificent work is going to light up the world. Congratulations.

Nah, they barely went over three mill for the donation. Thats like eleven percent. Tax on capital gains in the USA is twelve percent. Funny.

     
  18-Oct-16, 05:35   #13
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TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 2098
I think they made it business man only to make it more fair and enjoyable for their level for skills. I'm not sure though. It would have probably gathered a lot more attention if there was pros playing it though, it always fun to see them against these billionnaires.

I have never heard of the guy who won but anyways it's all good, this tournament gives a lot of cash to charity!

     
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