A total of 166 players entered the $111,111 buy-in event One Drop High Roller ($11,111 from each buy-in is for "One Drop" charity). A great turnout if you ask the promoters, because they expected 130-150 participants! The total prize pool is $17,891,148 and the top 24 finishers will get paid. The winner will get an incredible $4,830,619 while the other top 5 finishers will received over a million dollars each. In other words, expect it to be a thrilling final table with lots of nerves!
Now, the first day of the tournament came to an end a few hours ago and 108 players will return to play tomorrow with Brandon Steven (picture) as the chip leader. Brandon is the owner of Brandon Steven Motors, in Wichita, KS. He has six WSOP cashes under his belt and nearly $700,000 in tournament winnings. The 39-year-old non-poker pro and Tobias Reinkemeier are the only two players that will bring over 1 million chips to Day 2. However, there are quite a few skilled players with big stacks left in the field and it's impossible to say who will make it through Day 2 to Day 3 and eventually receive a slice of the massive prize pool!