Joined: Jan '11
Age: 45 (M)
The largest buy-in tournament in poker history is in the books. The 2016 Big One for One Drop Invitational no-limit hold’em event sported a €1 Million buy-in.A total of 28 entries were made in this the third seven-figure buy in tournament in poker history, building a prize pool of €24,888,892. €111,111 was withheld from each buy-in for the One Drop, raising €3,111,108 for the charity in support of their efforts to provide clean water around the world.
The event went to an invitation only format that sought to create a field free of the game’s top pros. In the end China’s Elton Tsang emerged victorious, defeating Anatoly Gurtovoy heads-up to capture the title and the top prize of €11,111,111 ($12,188,889 USD). This was his first recorded live tournament title, but with this win alone he has moved into 21st place on the all-time money list with $12,606,785 in earnings.
well all I can say about it is that the amount of raising money collected for the charity is so fking nice, I hope that people usually thinking of the bad side of poker here is one reason why you should stop doing it...