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Poker News | World Series of Poker

41 Confirmed for $1 Million BIG ONE for ONE DROP Including Merson and Negreanu

Big One for One Drop - courtesy of WSOP
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The World Series of Poker sent the news out on Tuesday — 11 more have been added to the list of the highly anticipated BIG ONE for ONE DROP. The tournament has a $1 million buy-in and kicks off on June 29th and runs through July 1st at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Prior to the latest news release, thirty players were confirmed on the WSOP's updated list in May. Now the total has 41 confirmed and that leaves just 15 seats available due to the 56-player cap.

The first-place prize will be more than $20 million if all the seats are filled. Somewhere in the world, it's our best guess that someone is making book on the odds of all seats sold.

The latest confirmations are poker pros Daniel Negreanu, Greg Merson, Scott Seiver, Doug Polk, Daniel Cates, Daniel Colman and Isaac Haxton. Other entries are businessmen and high roller tournament regulars Tom Hall and Talal Shakerchi, and Winmark Corporation CEO John Morgan.

The full list of confirmed players to date:

Max AltergottBobby BaldwinJean-Robert BellandeDaniel Cates
Daniel ColmanDavid EinhornAntonio EsfandiariPhil Galfond
Anthony GreggPhilipp GruissemTom HallIsaac Haxton
Niklas HeineckerPhil IveyIgor KurganovGuy Laliberté
John MorganJason MercierGreg MersonDaniel Negreanu
Paul NeweyDoug PolkFabian QuossVivek Rajkumar
Brian RastTobias ReinkemeierAndrew RoblNoah Schwartz
Erik SeidelScott SeiverVanessa SelbstTalal Shakerchi
Brandon StevenSam TrickettChristoph VogelsangAnonymous Businessman
Anonymous BusinessmanAnonymous Asian BusinessmanAria Resort Satellite WinnerBellagio Resort Satellite Winner
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Every hand during the three-day event will be captured by ESPN cameras and the Worldwide Leader in Sports plans to air three consecutive weeks of two-hour coverage beginning Tuesday, July 15th.

  • July 15 - 9-11 p.m. EST - Day 1 and Day 2 action
  • July 22 - 9-11 p.m. EST - Day 2 action and final table bubble
  • July 29 - 9-11 p.m. EST - Final table action through to winner

“With the unthinkable stakes of The BIG ONE for ONE DROP and its colorful mix of early committees, we are thrilled ESPN has embraced the opportunity to truly showcase a seminal moment for poker that just may yield the biggest first prize in sports television history,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.

A $25,300 buy-in satellite is set to run on June 28th at 6 p.m. PST, along with mega satellites ranging from $200 to $3,750 on June 26th and 27th at the Rio.

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