In an interview that was published 22/5, 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth said that there is a big chance that he will play the $1,000,000 buy-in event Big One for One Drop at this summer's WSOP because he has found stakers to pay a large chunk of the massive buy-in.
Phil Hellmuth: I haven't even tried to raise money for the "Big One" yet. Then I talked to just one guy and I got a text from him: "I am thinking about buying a piece of you for the Big One. I put up $250,000." I just wrote back: "Thank you!"
Then I got another text yesterday from someone who wants $250,000. David Chesnoff, one of the worlds most famous trial attorneys, told me this morning at the golf course that he wants to buy $50,000. So I called Guy Laliberte and said: "Hey Guy, I have already sold $550,000!" He said: "Great, we really want you to play. We want you and Doyle Brunson to be in this event." So, we will see what happens!
This is what Phil Hellmuth answered to the question "What are the chances of you playing then?"
A week ago I would have probably said 30%. But with how things turned out in the last few days, I feel there is about an 80% chance that I play. I really want to win a bracelet this year. I might be more motivated than almost anyone else on the planet to win. That's why I am showing up and grinding day by day.