Last Sunday, Las Vegas’ Rio Casino arranged one of the major live poker championships – Big One for One Drop. This huge event assembled a pack of 48 poker players who paid a $ 1 million buy in to be a part of the event. There were several businessmen, including Guy Laliberté, who were a part of this event. But the player’s field was made up of mostly professional players.
The first day lasted for 9 hours and there were 37 survivors. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov and Jonathan Duhamel were among the eleven who were bumped off from the day. The thirty-seven players started the second day with Brian Rast, as the chip leader, along with a 10,710,000 stack.
Twenty-nine professional pros registered at the beginning of the 2nd day, but only nine players – Brian Rast, Haralabos Voulgaris, Roland De Wolfe, Tom Marchese, Phillipp Gruissem, Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Sexton, Sam Trickett and Phil Hellmuth stayed.
Eliminations continued and till the dinner break, only 16 poker players were there. The third day will stop when there would only be 8 poker pros on the table. The survivors would attempt to get the $ 18 million as the winner and the player who would end at the 9th spot would also get some money.
The poker players, who are still there in the race are – Ilya Bulychev, Mike Sexton, Cary Katz, Brandon Steven, Philipp Gruissem, Roland De Wolfe, Tom Marchese, Bobby Baldwin, Phil Hellmuth, David Einhorn, Frederic Banjout, Richard Yong, Sam Trickett, Antonio Esfandiari, Brian Rast and Guy Laliberté.