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.