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Poker Pros to donate huge amounts to charity

Tags: big one for one drop, charity, Guy Laliberté, Jonathan Duhamel.
Posted on 07 December 2011 by "T".

In July next year it's time for a new charity tournament named Big One for One Drop. The tournament will be played during the 2012 World Series of Poker and all participants will automatically give $111,111 from the $1 million buy-in to water projects all over the globe. There are already a few big names confirmed for the tournament. Among these players one find super stars like Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan and "ElkY".

Guy Laliberté and Jonathan Duhamel will also take part in the tournament. Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, is the initiative taker of the tournament and Duhamel is the spokesman.

"I am absolutely thrilled to participate in the biggest poker event ever organized. 1M$ is a lot of money but my participation comes naturally because of my attachment to such a great cause.  Life starts with water and because of its uneven distribution, a person dies every 20 seconds.  The BIG ONE for ONE DROP will raise 111 111$ per participant, which will definitely prove the poker community attachment to the Foundation.  As for me, I personally commit to give 5% of my winnings from this tournament to ONE DROP," declared Jonathan Duhamel.


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15 comments on "Poker Pros to donate huge amounts to charity"

 alakz107/12/2011 10:24:50 GMT
1 million buy in? seriously? SERIOUSLY?!

where are the satelites? XD
 Setera07/12/2011 11:20:51 GMT
Sattelites start tomorow from $1 buy-in like npnp Tongue
Doubt they'll make sattelites Blink

Good to see they added charity. Still will be very intresting to watch. Some pro's might have a hard time showing their pokerface when the moneybubble comes or when the payjumps are over $1M Smile
 Chartoule07/12/2011 11:45:57 GMT
Hi all!!

1 million tourney!!! These guys really have tons of money (or they gamble the tournement, bad bank management lol).
Charity = good thing. nice hand, sir, do it again.
 SuperNoob07/12/2011 15:00:44 GMT
nice effort by poker cpros to do something for the community but turnover will be less due to very high buyin. lets hope they dont go broke before that
 starbay07/12/2011 15:21:38 GMT
allways nice to see the poker pros give something back to charity but the field will be small due to the enormous buy in/risk factor
 GIOMi607/12/2011 16:02:00 GMT
This is a very nice and honorable charity event internationally, to give some to help people who are in need of drinkable water. Good luck with the event.
 Fakiry07/12/2011 19:49:30 GMT
This time of the year is very apropriate for something like this and pro poker players also have a heart, although having a poker face Smile. I bet this makes them feel better with themselves. They make the life with clean honest earned money, all fruit of their effort, but being so many, it is good to share. Just like some pros from other milionare sports also do, i am sure!
 Macubaas07/12/2011 19:58:11 GMT
I don't think there will be any sattelite for this one lol

But frankly i don't think it needs such thing, if you are a good player, them you have 1 mil to spare Smile
 Blancos07/12/2011 20:08:08 GMT
I true with Fakiry Smile
 sponsorplay07/12/2011 23:33:17 GMT
1 million dollars - thats really sick!
 PhixedGear09/12/2011 04:48:06 GMT
I hope they televise the final table of this one. What would top three be winning?
 bobbyneight10/12/2011 12:20:17 GMT
Such promotions are to rarely in poker. Pros win a huge amount of money and I think such charity tournaments should be held more often. Good luck and respect for all who take part of this tournament
 Tafkuu12/12/2011 06:51:42 GMT
holy fu***
So mujch fucking money, please send some here too. 5k is nothing to you, but its for me Smile

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