$1m buy-in One Drop almost at the bubble

  • As Day 1 chip leader Sam Trickett busts in 15, 14 players remain in $1 million buy-in One Drop including lots of big names like Phil Ivey and the defending champion Antonio Esfandiari.

  • The time flies fast, doesn’t it? It seems like yesterday World Series of Poker in Las Vegas kicked off and now only 10 events remain. One of which is $1 million buy-in The Big One for One Drop.

    Weekly Round-up:

    • Phil Ivey wins his 10th bracelet

    Phil Ivey won the Eight Game Mix event last week and took home $167,332. After this win he is now tied with Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. The only one to have more is Phil Hellmuth that has 13 WSOP bracelets.

    • Johannes Strassman found dead

    His body was discovered late last week at the banks of the river Ljubljana. Police have discarded physical assault however forensics are still performing tests. At the moment there are no more details about the circumstances of this mysterious death.

    You can find the full report on Pokernews.com.

    One Drop nears the bubble

    This time the bi-annual event attracted a little less players than the first time it was held. In 2012 Guy Laliberte’s charity event saw 56 entries while this time there were 42 entries including names like Esfandiari, Trickett, Ivey, Negreanu, Laliberte, Seidel and lots of more.

    You can find the full list of players at WSOP.com

    There were rumors that Phil Hellmuth who finished last time 4th was also going to buy-in. As Hellmuth has said, he had collected the cash to buy-in by selling 9% pieces but at the last moment one investor has backed down and Hellmuth was $130,000 short to buy-in 4 minutes left until the registration closed.

    At the moment out of the current 14 players remaining the chip leader is no other than the first winner of the event Antonio Esfandiari with over 19m. chips. Remaining players include short-stacked Phil Ivey and Phil Galfond, pros like Reinkemeier, Seiver, Negreanu and Vogelsang.

    Only the last 8 will share the prizepool with $15 million up top. Don’t miss the action as the event will feature its final table tomorrow.