The World Series of Poker is underway in Vegas, but the highly anticipated main event is not until July 15, 2018. Each year the World Series of Poker has different events with various buy-in options. They also host a few large buy-ins like the $1 million buy-in events. The third event is getting ready to happen, well, in a month that is.
The countdown for the third $1 million buy-in called the Big One for One Drop tournament is getting closer. A little under a month and this event will be going on for the world to see. The hot tournament is hosted by Rio All-Suit Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas. Several high rollers have announced they are ready to play and will attend the televised event. The game only has 48 spots available. When they are all filled it provides a prize pool of over $44 million. But, of course to win, you have to have the starting money, a sponsor to stake you, and some pretty definite strategies.
Already there are 30 players signed up to play. It is the third year the tournament has been a part of the World Series of Poker. Furthermore, there are some new people at the table who have never competed for so much money before, at least in the public eye.
Some of the names that will be attending the table include Adrian Mateos, Bryn Kenney, Jason Koon, Rainer Kempe, Nick Petrangelo, Dominik Nitsche, and Steffen Sontheimer. They are making their first ever appearance at the table.
The full list of names is not available yet, so it is uncertain if Erik Seidel or John Morgan will be there. Brian Rast and Dan Cates may also be attending the game, but their last social media interaction said they are on the fence. The tournament is certainly a way to make money for charity, according to Rast. He can respect it and participate in it.
The first year it ran the tournament was completely full. The second year there were some amateur players and the table was not completely filled. So, as long as people are excited to play it should be a fun event, with plenty of edge of your seat action.
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Major wins are already occurring, such as Steve Albini’s grand win.
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