WSOP $1 Million Tournament Almost Full Ahead Of July 1st

WSOP $1 Million Tournament Almost Full Ahead Of July 1st With less than a month left before WSOP Event #55: The $1 million Big One gets underway in Las Vegas, the 48 capped field has almost reached capacity with 42 players having already reserved their seats at the record-breaking event.
The biggest buy-in poker tournament in history is scheduled to take place at the Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino between July 1-3 and will award a first place prize that will easily eclipse that of the $12 million won by Jamie Gold at the 2006 WSOP Main Event.
Coming up with the $1 million entry fee is no mean feat, even for the seasoned pros, but one of the latest names to have added their hard cash to the list include Jason Mercier, who tweeted soon after:
“Just put down my deposit to play ONE DROP! 1 mill buyin … #Nobigdeal Got one month to sell action I guess. Get at me 1.1 so 11,000 for 1%.”
The 2011 WSOP golden boy Ben lamb has been a little quiet at this year’s series but yesterday, too, announced his entry into the Big One, tweeting:
“For those asking why I’m not playing a ton of events? I never have focused on tournaments during the wsop. I usually play more cash. But…I will be playing the #onedrop $1 million buy in! Excited to play such a prestigious event for such a great cause!”
The 42 players who have committed to the Big One For One Drop include an assortment of wealthy businessmen as well as top poker professionals. Some players have also decided to remain anonymous but with those pros so far revealed including the following:
Patrik Antonius
Gus Hansen
Daniel Negreanu
Johnny Chan
Tom Dwan
Tony Guoga
Jonathan Duhamel
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
Justin Smith
Erik Seidel
Dan Shak
Eugene Katchalov
Jens Kyllönen
Jason Mercier
David “Viffer” Peat
Vivek Rakjumar
Andrew Robl
Nick Schulman
Noah Schwartz
Roger Teska
Sam Trickett
At present poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ is headed by Erik Seidel with $16,918,173 in winnings. After the $1 Million Tournament we could find some interesting changes made to that list.

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