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WSOP 2012 will feature a $1 million buy-In tournament  0   
"At a 5 p.m. press conference on Thursday, Caesars and Guy Laliberte of the One Drop charity foundation announced that there will be a $1 million buy-in event at the 2012 World Series of Poker. $111,111 of each seven-figure entry fee will go to helping provide safe water to people around the world.

One Drop, an initiative started by Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque Du Soleil, focuses on supporting access to clean water worldwide. One Drop uses a distinctive approach based on social arts and popular education to raise awareness of water issues.

The event will take place July 1-3, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and if at least 22 players register, the event will be an official bracelet event of the 2012 WSOP, and the winner will be awarded the first-ever platinum WSOP bracelet.

This huge event will have a 48-player cap, and already 15 players have confirmed that they will participate - in addition to Laliberte, players like Phil Ruffin, Bobby Baldwin, Antanas Guoga, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, and Andy Beal have pledged to play.

If the 48 player cap will be reached, the prize pool would be over $40 million, and first place would take home a whopping $17 million. The tournament is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN."

Thats simply sick, if i remember correctly the largest buy in so far was 100,000 dollars in the Carrabien.

     
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Thanks for the info Macubaas. This is my aim now to make sure I gain entry to this tourney. No doubt FTP will offer some sort of satelites to make this tourney, unless I just buy in directly. Imagine winning a platinum braclet. I wonder if Phill Hellmuth will enter? I would like to see it.

Anyway GL to you and all mobsters..................

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Edited by MarcWinz (03 June 2011 @ 10:56 GMT)


     
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The platinum world series of poker is really awesome of course but imagine the big prize of 17 millions dollars, thats basically the total earnings made out of poker of a top poker player like Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, or Phil Hellmuth.
Speaking of Phil's i think another three big Phils in the poker world should also join the fun of this event, i'm talking here about Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Phil Galfond. Still, even for these guys, or at least some of them the buy in is huge, it's about 25% of what they earn in a year for some of them and considering the fact that they can't play online now i'm not sure how many will join the action, but lets hope we'll see some serious action on the tables.
Speaking of this large amounts, there was a rumor that Tom Dwan durrrr won a 11 million pot in Macau, well it seemed it was in the local money and the value in USD was only of 550,000 dollars...
btw. We'll see some interesting comments at the table considering Tony G will be there Smile

     
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Damn :o 17 million for the first place? S-I-C-K! Even for some of the greatest players in the world it's still like 3 years of playing poker :o

     
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I'm all in first hand no matter what lol Dollar Dollar Dollar

     
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Count me in! Tongue

     
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Poker would never be the same again lol. after a big pot like that you'll never need to win a hand in your life again Big Smile

     
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When will the freeroll satelites begin ? Big Smile

     
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omg wow 1 million dollar buyin tournament wtf Shock Shock
dont think they'll find many takers for this game and satellites (if there are any) will have huge buyins, might break record for min no of players in a wsop event in last 5-10 years though Tongue

     
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