Phil Ivey is the primary participant to be confirmed for the $1m buy-in Large One for One Drop. [Image: Flickr.com / World Poker Tour]
Becoming first entry
The World Poker Tour (WPT) has introduced that Phil Ivey is confirmed as the primary entrant on this winter’s $1m buy-in Large One for One Drop. The event is slated for December 18-20 in the course of the WPT World Championship pageant at Wynn Las Vegas.
“The Large One is what excessive stakes is all about. Everybody’s recreation will elevate after they play within the greatest buy-in occasion in WPT historical past,” mentioned Ivey, a Poker Corridor of Famer and WPT Ambassador.
Arguably the best poker participant of all time and nonetheless solely in his mid-40s, Ivey has almost $40.8m in stay poker event cashes, $4.4m of that are from WPT occasions. He has two World Poker Tour titles and ten World Collection of Poker bracelets to his identify. And, in fact, he’s famend for his prowess and numerous earnings within the highest stakes money video games world wide.
Ivey performed within the final Large One for One Drop in 2018, getting eradicated on the second day.
Large buy-in, huge donations
The Large One for One Drop was began by Cirque du Soleil founder Man Laliberté to learn the One Drop Basis, additionally based by Laliberté, which goals to deliver entry to protected water and sanitation to areas in want. Antonio Esfandiari gained the primary million-dollar-buy-in event on the 2012 WSOP and the $18.3m first prize.
The World Collection of Poker hosted subsequent Large One for One Drop tournaments in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Different One Drop occasions have been added over time, together with the $111,111 buy-in Excessive Curler for One Drop and the $1,111 Little One for One Drop.
fourth One Drop occasion in partnership with the WPT this yr
The Large One would be the fourth One Drop occasion in partnership with the WPT this yr. There have been three in July: the $10,500 WPT EveryOne for One Drop and the $111,000 WPT Alpha8 for One Drop, each at Wynn Las Vegas, and a ₩170m ($128,000) WPT Alpha8 for One Drop in Jeju, South Korea.
Within the first Large One for One Drop in 5 years, 6% of every buy-in will go on to the One Drop Basis.
And a giant assure
The WPT World Championship, of which the Large One for One Drop is a component, runs November 29 by way of December 23. Although the Large One is an consideration grabber, the spotlight of the pageant is WPT World Championship occasion itself. With a $10,400 buy-in, the event comes with an unbelievable $40m assured prize pool, the largest-ever assure for a stay poker event.
The occasion is scheduled for December 12-21 and options 4 beginning flights and a televised remaining desk. That is the second yr for the revamped WPT World Championship; it had been a mainstay on the tour till 2016, when it was changed by the WPT Event of Champions.
the World Poker Tour introduced again the WPT World Championship final yr, and did so with gusto
As gamers clamored for stay poker after the pandemic shutdowns, the World Poker Tour introduced again the WPT World Championship final yr, and did so with gusto. The $15m assure was on the time the biggest assure in stay event historical past. There was no downside hitting that mark, because the occasion drew 2,960 entries to generate a greater than $29m prize pool. Eliot Hudon emerged because the victor, claiming the $4,136,000 high prize.