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2015 WSOP $111,111 One Drop High Roller Draws 135 Players

More Than $750,000 Raised For Charity, Winner To Earn $3,989,985

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The 2015 World Series of Poker is playing host to the second running of the $111,111 One Drop High Roller. Registration closed at approximately 9:00 PM local time, and the official numbers were as follows: a total of 135 entries were made in this massive event, building a prizepool of $14,249,925. A portion of each buy-in was donated to the One Drop Foundation, which supports access to safe drinking water around the world. More than $750,000 was raised today for the charity in this event.

Only the top 16 players will make the money, with players who survive the bubble guaranteed at least a $251,653 payday. Of course all eyes are really on the title and the $3,989,985 first-place prize.

As one might expect, the field was made up of many of the best poker players in the world with a sprinkling of well-to-do amateurs. The tournament has a brisk structure, as it is only scheduled to last two days. As a result plenty of big names hit the rail on day 1, including 2013 champion of this event Anthony Gregg, Phil Galfond, Daniel Negreanu, 2012 $1 million dollar Big One For One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Ivey, who up to this point had not played an event at the WSOP.

Daniel Colman2014 $1 million Big One For One Drop champion and 2014 Card Player Player of the Year Daniel Colman ended day one as the chip leader of the 46 players that remained, bagging up 1,955,000 after starting the day with 300,000. Other notables near the top of the leader board include Sorel Mizzi (1,935,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (1,770,000) and 14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (1,393,000).

Play resumes on Monday at 1:00 PM local time with the schedule calling for play to continue until a champion is decided.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

 
 
 
 

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AceupmySlv
over 6 years ago

half is normal rake and half to charity

 
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brum747
over 6 years ago

All of the one drops are charity only and dont take any rake or juice,at least thats how it initially started few years ago. But im pretty sure these are no juice tournaments so something is wrong with the numbers

 
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brum747
over 6 years ago

I figured it out,only 5,555$ is being taken out for charity and 105,556$ is directly in the prize pool

 
 

cardplayer1222
over 6 years ago

He (Colman) may win this time again. This guy did not play with his cards, he played with his opponents cards, the ability to read in order to meet his goals.

 
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