Laliberte's $111.000 One Drop rally players to donate

  • This week $111.111 One Drop kicks off. Many high roller poker players and entrepreneurs registered. This means it is a perfect opportunity to raise more money for One Drop foundation.

  • This week in Las Vegas $111.111 buy-in One Drop kicks off. Along with the tournament, they also launch a campaign encouraging players to donate 1% of their winnings to the foundation. It is for a very good cause!

    $111.111 Big One for One Drop kicks off

    Antonio Esfandiari, the winner of last year’s $1 Million buy-in Big One for One Drop is now sitting at the High Roller tournament table. But a little while before he and his buddies Phil Laak and Jeff Gross visited Honduras and El Salvador as ambassadors of One Drop Foundation.

    So before the tournament started, the screens lit up with the trio of poker pros encouraging others donating a small share of their winning towards the foundation and help those in need.

    Here is an interview with Jeff Gross and Antonio Esfaniari. The video about their trip is included:

    The foundation is the brainchild of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte. You probably know that he is an avid poker player. Unfortunately, he could not make it to play in One Drop.

    However, there is one other billionaire entrepreneur we want to mention. Last year’s
    3rd place finisher in $1m One Drop David Einhorn is here. According to his tweets, he is slowly grinding his chip stack. His tournament winnings exceed $5 million and all of it goes to different charities.

    We wish him well in this tournament.

    Daniel Negreanu still leading POTY 2013

    Last year, poker pro Phil Hellmuth was very close to taking down WSOP Player of The Year Title only to be denied with the last hand of the season between Sylvia and Greg Merson. This year another world famous poker pro is leading the leaderboard after a strong start.

    Daniel Negreanu keeps steady finishes in WSOP 2013 which helps him stay on top of the WSOP POTY leaderboard. Negreanu has finished in the money 5 times so far.

    The second on the leaderboard in Tom Schneider who finished a whopping 7 times this year in WSOP events including two wins ($1.500 Event 15: H.O.R.S.E and $5000 Event H.O.R.S.E.

    Currently, after 47 events the leaderboard looks like this:

    Of course, a lot will still change with events like $50k Players Championship and Main Event coming up. Plus, a whole series of WSOP Europe awaits in September. Can Negreanu keep his lead?