There will be no $1 million buy-in tournament (Big One for One Drop) at the World Series of Poker this summer, but that doesn't mean that there won't be any other tournaments this year with massive buy-ins. On February 19th, Tom Hall, who participated in the 2014 Big One for One Drop and is a regular in Macau's biggest cash games, posted the following message on twitter.
Day 1 of the second-ever $1,000,000 BIG ONE for ONE DROP came to a close just an hour ago. A total of 42 players entered the tournament for $1,000,000 each and 31 will return tomorrow and fight for a slice of the $37,333,338 prize pool (top 8 players will get paid).
There has been a lot of talk about the high-stakes cash games in Macau in the past few years, but, unfortunately, the information on these cash games have mostly been speculations and rumours as many of the players taking part usually aren't willing to share their stories.
Both Day 1A and Day 1B of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour London (UKIPT London) are in the books now. 194 players signed up for the first day and 414 for the second flight and now there are 132 players left with Luke Bird out in front. Bird, who works in the travel industry, qualified for £22 on PokerStars and is now playing the biggest tournament of his career.
He hit a hit a straight flush half way into Day 1B, doubled up and continued playing well throughout the day. He will bring 196,800 to the poker tables this afternoon when the tournament resumes. Tom Hall, a familar face on the tournament circuit, is lurking behind Bird with 181,600 chips.
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