On Monday, another 10 new players were confirmed for the 2014 World Series of Poker $1 Million BIG ONE for ONE DROP, including the first ever female participant, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst!
"I'm so excited to be taking part in The BIG ONE for ONE DROP this year," said Selbst. "I didn't get to play in 2012, but after seeing how much fun everyone had with the event as well as how profound an impact it had on ONE DROP, I knew I had to be a part of it this time around."
Champion Club member Eric Afrait bagged up the largest stack for the second day in a row when Day 3 concluded with 18 players. Afriat, who won the recent Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1,081,184, will bring 2,029,000 chips (400k more than his closest competitor) into Day 4 and has set up himself well to make a second WPT final table in a row.
68 of 328 players are "alive 'n' kicking" after two days of play at World Poker Tour World Championship (sponsored by PartyPoker) in Atlantic City, USA. The chip leader is Eric Afriat (Champions Club) with 1,003,000 and he's well ahead of the rest of the field.
A total of 166 players entered the $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller and created a prize pool of $17,891,148. The final table began during Day 3, but due to time constraints, the last four players had to return for a fourth day.
Bill Perkins 14,700,000 Anthony Gregg 13,900,000 Chris Klodnicki 12,000,000 Antonio Esfandiari 9,200,000
Greg Merson's road to this year's main event final table has probably been the toughest of all 9 finalists. About 5 years ago he finally managed to put an end to his drug addiction, and ever since he has been very open about his addicition in interviews.
For example: In a recent interview with ESPN, Merson said that he financed his addiction by playing poker in the beginning of his career and that he stopped caring about school and other things in life. However, he managed to quit drugs after getting professional help and then started taking poker more seriously. The kick he got from playing poker drug-free helped him fill the gap after he stopped with, for example, cocaine.
A big congratulations to Anthony Gregg on winnings World Poker Tour Parx Open Poker Classic. Gregg outlasted a field of 500 players that included many big names in the poker world. In the final hand Gregg limped for 250,000 and Stephen Reynolds moved all in for about 3.4 million. Gregg made the call with K[h]9[d] and Reynolds showed A[d]4[h] and needed to hold to stay alive.