Big One for One Drop

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Big One for One Drop
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SportPoker, Texas hold 'em
FoundedLas Vegas, Nevada, United States (2012)
Owner(s)One Drop Foundation (2012–present)
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (2012–present)
Most recent
champion(s)
Justin Bonomo
Official websiteOfficial website

The Big One for One Drop is a $1,000,000 buy-in No Limit Texas hold 'em tournament hosted at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Added in the 2012, it became the highest buy-in poker tournament in history as well as the largest single payout offered. The event is known for its charitable contributions as much as $111,111 or €111,111 of each player's buy in is donated to the One Drop Foundation, an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, which focuses on water initiatives.

History[edit]

Canadian entrepreneur, Guy Laliberté, started the Big One for One Drop in 2012 as a No-Limit hold 'em event hosted at the World Series of Poker. He founded the nonprofit One Drop Foundation, which seeks unconditional access to safe drinking water in crisis areas. Buy-ins range from $111,111 for the high roller event to $1,000,000 for the Big One or €1,000,000 for the spin off Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza event hosted in Europe. 3.5% of the prize pool benefits the One Drop Foundation. The event was hosted at the WSOP in 2014. A smaller event known as the "High Roller for One Drop" hosted in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 has a buy in of $111,111 with $11,111 going toward charity.[1]

Antonio Esfandiari won the first event defeating Sam Trickett heads-up and earned $18,346,673.[2][3] In 2013, the following year, the WSOP hosted the lower buy-in the $111,111 High Roller event was won by Anthony Gregg. Gregg defeated Chris Klodnicki heads up and earned $4,830,619.[4]

In 2014, the $1,000,000 Big One returned. The final table consisted of professional players such as Dan Colman, Daniel Negreanu, Christoph Vogelsang, Tobias Reinkemeier and Scott Seiver as well as recreational players Paul Newey, Cary Katz and Rick Salomon. Colman won the tournament defeating Negreanu heads up and earned $15,306,668.[5]

From 2015 to 2017, One Drop only offered the lower $111,111 High Roller event at the WSOP with Jonathan Duhamel, Fedor Holz and Doug Polk winning each event respectively.[6][7][8]

In October 2016, the Big One for One Drop Extravaganza returned at a new venue held in Monte Carlo, the buy-in was €1,000,000 and opened only to recreational players. Canadian Chinese poker player, Elton Tsang won the event for €11,111,111 after defeating Anatoly Gurtovoy of Russia heads up.[9][10]

In November 2017, it was announced that the $1,000,000 buy-in event would return to the 2018 World Series of Poker.[11] 27 players entered for a total prizepool of $24,840,000 and $80,000 from each buy-in donated to the One Drop foundation for a total of $2,160,000.

Results[edit]

Year Event name Buy-in Winner Prize (US$) Runner-up
2012 Big One for One Drop $1,000,000 United States Antonio Esfandiari $18,346,673 England Sam Trickett
2013 High Roller for One Drop $100,000 United States Anthony Gregg $4,830,619 United States Chris Klodnicki
2014 Big One for One Drop $1,000,000 United States Daniel Colman $15,306,668 Canada Daniel Negreanu
2015 High Roller for One Drop $100,000 Canada Jonathan Duhamel $3,989,985 United States Bill Klein
2016 High Roller for One Drop $100,000 Germany Fedor Holz $4,981,775 United States Dan Smith
2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza $1,000,000 Hong Kong Elton Tsang $12,248,912 Russia Anatoly Gurtovy
2017 High Roller for One Drop $100,000 United States Doug Polk $3,686,865 France Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
2018 Big One for One Drop $1,000,000 United States Justin Bonomo $10,000,000 Germany Fedor Holz

Big One for One Drop[edit]

2012[edit]

  • 3-Day Event: July 1–3[12]
  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Number of Entries: 48
  • Total Prize Pool: $42,666,672
  • Number of Payouts: 9
  • Winning Hand: 7 5
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st United States Antonio Esfandiari $18,346,673
2nd England Sam Trickett $10,112,001
3rd United States David Einhorn $4,352,000
4th United States Phil Hellmuth $2,645,333
5th Canada Guy Laliberté $1,834,666
6th United States Brian Rast $1,621,333
7th United States Bobby Baldwin $1,408,000
8th Malaysia Richard Yong $1,237,333

2014[edit]

  • 3-Day Event: June 29-July 1
  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Number of Entries: 42
  • Total Prize Pool: $37,333,338
  • Number of Payouts: 8
  • Winning Hand: K Q
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st United States Daniel Colman $15,306,668
2nd Canada Daniel Negreanu $8,288,001
3rd Germany Christoph Vogelsang $4,480,001
4th United States Rick Salomon $2,800,000
5th Germany Tobias Reinkemeier $2,053,334
6th United States Scott Seiver $1,680,000
7th England Paul Newey $1,418,667
8th United States Cary Katz $1,306,667

2018[edit]

  • 3-Day Event: July 15-July 17
  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Number of Entries: 27
  • Total Prize Pool: $24,840,000
  • Number of Payouts: 5
  • Winning Hand: A J
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st United States Justin Bonomo $10,000,000
2nd Germany Fedor Holz $6,000,000
3rd United States Dan Smith $4,000,000
4th United States Rick Salomon $2,840,000
5th United States Byron Kaverman $2,000,000

High Roller for One Drop[edit]

2013[edit]

  • 4-Day Event: June 26-29[13]
  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Number of Entries: 166
  • Total Prize Pool: $17,891,148
  • Number of Payouts: 24
  • Winning Hand: 9 2
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st United States Anthony Gregg $4,830,619
2nd United States Chris Klodnicki $2,985,495
3rd United States Bill Perkins $1,965,163
4th United States Antonio Esfandiari $1,433,438
5th United States Richard Fullerton $1,066,491
6th Sweden Martin Jacobson $807,427
7th United States Brandon Steven $621,180
8th United States Nick Schulman $485,029

2015[edit]

  • 2-Day Event: June 28–29
  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Number of Entries: 135
  • Total Prize Pool: $14,249,925
  • Number of Payouts: 16
  • Winning Hand: K K
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st Canada Jonathan Duhamel $3,989,985
2nd United States Bill Klein $2,465,522
3rd United States Daniel Colman $1,544,121
4th United States Ben Sulsky $1,118,049
5th United States Dan Perper $873,805
6th United States Phil Hellmuth $696,821
7th United States Anthony Zinno $565,864
8th Russia Sergey Lebedev $466,970

2016[edit]

  • 3-Day Event: July 8-10
  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Number of Entries: 183
  • Total Prize Pool: $19,316,565
  • Number of Payouts: 28
  • Winning Hand: 8 7
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st Germany Fedor Holz $4,981,775
2nd United States Dan Smith $3,078,974
3rd Germany Koray Aldemir $2,154,265
4th England Jack Salter $1,536,666
5th United States Brian Green $1,117,923
6th United States Joe McKeehen $829,792
7th United States Nick Petrangelo $628,679
8th Scotland Niall Farrell $486,383

2017[edit]

  • 4-Day Event: June 2-5
  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Number of Entries: 130
  • Total Prize Pool: $13,722,150
  • Number of Payouts: 20
  • Winning Hand: Q 5
Final Table
Place Name Prize
1st United States Doug Polk $3,686,865
2nd France Bertrand Grospellier $2,278,657
3rd Italy Dario Sammartino $1,608,295
4th Canada Haralabos Voulgaris $1,158,883
5th United States Chris Moore $852,885
6th Sweden Martin Jacobson $641,382
7th Germany Rainer Kempe $493,089
8th United States Andrew Robl $387,732

Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza[edit]

  • 3-Day Event: October 14-16, 2016
  • Buy-in: €1,000,000
  • Number of Entries: 28 (2 rebuys)
  • Total Prize Pool: $27,437,564
  • Number of Payouts: 6
  • Winning Hand: 6 5
Final Table
Place Name Prize Prize in EUR (€)
1st Hong Kong Elton Tsang $12,248,912 €11,111,111
2nd Russia Anatoly Gurtovy $5,983,597 €5,427,781
3rd United States Rick Salomon $3,307,206 €3,000,000
4th England James Bord $2,315,044 €2,100,000
5th United States Cary Katz $1,929,203 €1,750,000
6th Canada Andrew Pantling $1,653,603 €1,500,000

References[edit]

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