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 Altergott||Bobby Baldwin||Jean-Robert Bellande||Daniel Cates|
|Daniel Colman||David Einhorn||Antonio Esfandiari||Phil Galfond|
|Anthony Gregg||Philipp Gruissem||Tom Hall||Isaac Haxton|
|Niklas Heinecker||Phil Ivey||Igor Kurganov||Guy Laliberté|
|John Morgan||Jason Mercier||Greg Merson||Daniel Negreanu|
|Paul Newey||Doug Polk||Fabian Quoss||Vivek Rajkumar|
|Brian Rast||Tobias Reinkemeier||Andrew Robl||Noah Schwartz|
|Erik Seidel||Scott Seiver||Vanessa Selbst||Talal Shakerchi|
|Brandon Steven||Sam Trickett||Christoph Vogelsang||Anonymous Businessman|
|Anonymous Businessman||Anonymous Asian Businessman||Aria Resort Satellite Winner||Bellagio Resort Satellite Winner|
|WSOP Satellite Winner|
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.
Image courtesy of WSOP.com.