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."
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!
Congratulations to Sam Trickett, 26, winner of the LK Jewellery $250,00 Challenge of Aussie Millions. The tournament saw 18 entries (buy-in $250,000) and 4 players received a share of the AU$4,500,000 prize pool.
Friday is an action-packed and thrilling day of live poker. Patrik Antonius leads the Aussie Millions main event with only 13 remaining players and Sam Trickett is currently leading the $250,000 buy-in tournament.
Trickett leads the final 5 with almost 2 million chips - about double the stack of Tobias Reinkemeier in second place. The tournament attracted 18 entries, which means that there are some nice cash prizes up for grabs! Just another player needs to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a minimum payday of $500,000 (AUD) - with the chance of laying hands on $2,000,000 (AUD)!!
The Magestic Super High Roller (with re-buys) is now 2-days-old and 49 players (11 rebuys and 61 entries in total) have become a final table of 9. Day 1 chip leader John Juanda will bring the most chips to the final table today. With 2,596,000 chips he has about 1.2 million more than his closest competitors Richard Yong and Philipp Gruissem.
The total prize pool is €2,880,000 and 8 of the remaining 9 players will receive a share of it. The winner of the tournament will get €1,000,000 and the coveted gold bracelet!
End of Day 2 Chip Counts:
1. John Juanda 2,596,000 2. Richard Yong 1,309,000 3. Philipp Gruissem 1,308,000 4. Steve O'Dwyer 1,146,000 5. Tobias Reinkemeier 904,000 6. David Benefield 551,000 7. Jani Sointula 489,000 8. Winfred Yu 368,000 9. Mike Watson 299,000
A big congratulations to Tobias Reinkemeier who took home the High Roller event of EPT Monte Carlo the other day. It was a very tough final table I must say, and it took about 5 hours of play before the tournament was down heads-up. Tobias Reinkemeier and Olivier Busquet were the 2 last men standing - both with equal stacks and plenty of chips to play with. It was a even duel at first, however, everything changed after this fantastic bluff by Tobias Reinkemeier.
Reinkemeier mini-raised from the button and called a three-bet of 220,000.
FLOP Q[s]2[c]8[h] Busquet bet 240,000 and Reinkemeier call.
It's time for the final table in the High Roller Event of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. 8 players have survived the starting field of 84 players (84 players who could afford the buy-in of $25,000) and now they will fight for the first prize of $576,240. None of the 8 finalists are probably familiar names to many people. However, many of them have some great results in the past and are probably players that we will hear much more about in the future.
The most interesting thing about the final table has to be that 1 of the 8 remaining players are girls, which is really impressive as only 9 women took part in the tournament (1 of them ended up in 9th place). The one that will bring the most chips (1,072,000) to the final table today is Tobias Reinkemeier from Germany (picture). Reinkemeier is playing his first ever final table and it's not hard to understand that he's very excited and happy about it.
"I feel really great. I've had so many deep cashes - 11th in London, 23rd in Barcelona, 46th here in the main event - but no final table," he said. "Now I've made it. It's an amazing feeling, especially as I am going in to the final as chip leader, with a big buy-in and a field so strong."