The $1 Million buy in Big One for One Drop, after a year out of the WSOP schedule will be back at the WSOP 2014 with a few little changes being made. It will still of course be played for charity, however 2014 sees the tournament taking place at Caesars Palace rather than at the Rio Hotel and Casino. The other noticeable change is that an extra table will be added taking the amount of entries available up to 56 players, this in turn means that first place could pay, should all seats be taken, a cool $20 Million. Not only would this win put a little bit of a smile on someones face it would also mean that the winner would rocket towards the top of the all time tournament money list.
Making Other Big Buy Ins Look Like Micro Stakes!
Antonio Esfandiari, the Ultimate Poker professional won the tourney last time it was played in 2012 and with that took home $18 Million. This is a little bit of a scoop for Caesar’s as the whole tournament will be televised this time around and Caesar’s CEO Mitch Garber said that, "This event quickly established itself as special and unique and for that reason we chose to make it an every other year affair. But, we can't wait to host it again in 2014 and continue to use thisvehicle to impact the planet through One Drop's platform." The One Drop charity was founded by Guy Laliberte who is well known as the founder of Cirque de Soleil and he plans on playing in the event, while via a press release he stated that, "It was a terrific inaugural event in 2012 with One Drop raising nearly $5.3 million from the Big One event. There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure access to water for all. I have no doubt that the poker community will once again live up to its reputation for generosity by helping to transform lives sustainably."
First time round in 2012 all seats sold out as is expected to be the case in 2014. Last time 9 players made the money seats, with the smallest cheque being written for $1.1 Million and even second place paying Sam Trickett over $10 Million. The Big One for One Drop is not your everyday poker tournament, it’s not even your everyday WSOP tournament and this one makes high roller events look like micro stakes. The full schedule for the WSOP 2014 should be with us in November.