In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few months, we are happy to inform that the one million dollar buy-in event BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP will be back at the 2014 World Series of Poker after a year of absence. The event will take place over three days, from June 29 to July 1, 2014, with all play being filmed for television.
All 48 seats available for the event were filled back in 2012 when Antonio Esfandari defeated Sam Trickett heads-up for the title and an incredible $18,346,673. It's the biggest first place prize in poker history! Besides that, nearly $5.7 was raised to charity thanks to the 2012 BIG ONE event.
Will be see a new record first place prize and a new record donation at this years's WSOP? Well, it's very likely as the organisers have added one addition table to the 2014 event, which allows 56 players to participate! According to the latest updates on WSOP's website, 23 entries have been confirmed for the event so far. Among them are One Drop founder Guy Laliberté, wealthy businessmen and poker stars such as Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, and Jason Mercier.
There has been a lot of talk as of late whether Full Tilt Poker Pro Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will take part in the 2014 Big One for One Drop. Well, this is was he said in an interview a few days ago...
"...of course it's on my mind, but I haven't thought about it too much," he said. "I don't know yet, to be honest. I think I'll be at the World Series this year, but I'm not 100 percent sure yet, though. It sucks so much that it's right in the middle of the summer. It's crazy as I won't be able to enjoy the World Cup that way. I didn't go last year, but we'll see. I might be there."