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2012 WSOP: Brian Rast leads the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament

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Posted on 02 July 2012 by "K".

The first day of the most expensive tournament in poker history has come to an end. Not less than 48 brave (and rich) players entered the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament The Big One for One Drop (Event #55 - No-Limit Hold'em).

After 9 levels of play, the first day came to an end with 37 players (players that were eliminated on the day included, for example, Jens Kyllönen, Jonathan Duhamel, Paul Phua, Erik Seidel, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Nick Schulman, Eugene Katchalov, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Giovanni Guarascio.). Brian Rast tops the the remaining field with his 10,7100,000 stack, Phil Hellmuth is in second place with 8,395,000 chips.

The total prize pool is amazing $42,666,672 and 9 players will receive a piece of it. The winner will take home amazing $18,346,672 - about $6,000,000 more than Jamie Gold's main event win paid in 2006!

Below are the chip counts and a photo of Big One for One Drop participants:

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4 comments on "2012 WSOP: Brian Rast leads the $1,000,000 buy-in tournament "

 remco250402/07/2012 15:07:28 GMT
haha where Phil Hellmuth on the photo ???

He was late again and wasnt anywhere at the start of the intro

Well now he is second so good for him..
 noonlion02/07/2012 17:13:53 GMT
No major shocks apart from the fact no amateurs have gone out - but then you'd expect them to be super super tight.

Hellmuth doing awesome - for the sake of the poker world and his own ego he better not win.

Didn't realsie de Wolfe was playing, he's a likable guy hope he does well.

Daniel almost busted - not surprised there, kinda predictable when he's facing such aggro players.
 pochui02/07/2012 19:58:16 GMT
yep daniel is close to gone- a bit surprised by elky and grinder- those two usually make lot deeper, and considering the amateurs who are in the tournament just for fun- they went too aggressive too early imho, to lose a million in one tourney probably is not a very cool feeling- unless you were staked for majority of the buy in
 Fakiry03/07/2012 11:57:30 GMT
Phil Helmut in 2nd, Gus Hansen in 5th followed by Sam Trickett, Ben Lamb, Mike Sexton and Tom Dwan all with almost 6k chips, it’s still early stage to start defining favourites. These guys are all very good, not counting the others that i didn’t refered, and they are all concentrated in the same objective: to get the most possible from this event.

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