Gang of Germans join the WSOP's $1 million One Drop

In today's Daily Rewind we add ten more names to this year's list of One Drop entrants and look forward to Mike Matusow's film.

More pros join the Big One for One Drop

Selbst to ante-up
Yesterday we heard that Jean-Robert Bellande will be taking part in this year's $1 million One Drop event and according to the organisers he's not the only recent addition to the roster.

With just over a month to go before the super high roller event, ten more names have been added to the list of entrants which means the total field now stands at 33.

The latest batch of well bankrolled players to be announced has a distinctly German feel to it with six of the ten names hailing from Deutschland.

Topping the list from a community perspective is Fabian 'fabstinho' Quoss, Tobias 'PokerNoob' Reinkemeier, Igor 'Lechuckpoker' Kurganov and Niklas 'ragen' Heinecker, but one of the other interesting additions will be Vanessa Selbst.

After missing out in 2012 Selbst will become the first female to play in the $1 million event and potentially take home a top prize worth $20 million.

2014 One Drop Entrant List
Fabian 'fabstinho' Quoss David Einhorn
Brian Rast
Tobias 'PokerNoob' Reinkemeier Phil Galfond
Andrew Robl
Jean-Robert Bellande
Bobby Baldwin Erik Seidel
Niklas 'ragen' Heinecker Antonio Esfandiari
Brandon Steven
Vanessa Selbst Guy Laliberté Sam Trickett
Christoph Vogelsang
Phil Ivey
Noah Schwartz
Anonymous Asian Businessman
Jason Mercier
Philipp 'philgruissem' Gruissem
Anthony Gregg
Paul Newey
Anonymous Businessman
Max Altergott
Bill Perkins
Anonymous Businessman
Igor 'Lechuckpoker' Kurganov Vivek Rajkumar
Anonymous Businessman
Bellagio satellite seat
WSOP satellite seat
Aria Satellite Seat

Another chip scandal

Up the sleeve
Following the "chipgate" scandal that blighted the Borgata Winter Poker Open, another instance of foul play has been detected in Chicago.

According to Gillian Epp, the police were called to the Horseshoe Casino on Sunday after a player was found with 6,000 tournament chips up his sleeve.

After being discovered with the extra chips up his sleeve the player stated that he had "no malicious intentions" and so far we've not seen any reports that his antics were part of an elaborate magic trick.

Unfortunately, the casino's security staff didn't accept the smuggler's excuses and he was banned from all Caesars properties. Moreover, the chips in question were removed from the tournament and play was able to resume as normal.

The Mike Matusow movie

Mike's dramatic life
Film producer and actor Adi Shankar has found a new source of inspiration for his next project in the form of Mike Matusow.

The creator of such films as The Grey, Lone Survivor and Dredd has recently acquired the rights to turn Matusow's book, Check-Raising the Devil, into a movie.

News of the project came via Variety's Dave McNary who suggested that the film will be based on the autobiography and detail Matusow's tales of drug addiction, depression and success at the poker table.

To check out BarryCarter's recent article on poker stories that should be made into films, click here.

Question of the Day

"With another case of chip smuggling taking place in Chicago, do you think it's time casinos improved their security checks during poker tournaments?"


Sebastian 'miamivice' Ruthenberg made a rare appearance at the top of the high stakes chart last night after banking $250,960. Coming over the course of just 129 hands, Ruthenberg's haul was more than enough to put him comfortably ahead of Viktor Blom who raked in $128,205 to reduce his 2014 deficit to -$1,048,854.

Returning to losing ways in the last 24 hours was Gus Hansen. Another unsuccessful 718 hands of online poker saw the Dane drop $118,212 to finish the day atop of the loss leaderboard ahead of Phil Ivey and 'Lottenice'.

Seb Ruthenberg
Viktor Blom$128,205
Gus Hansen
Phil Ivey$105,397

Daily Signoff

For today's Daily Signoff we bring you this picture of Daniel Negreanu that's simply crying out for you to caption it.


Yesterday's Daily Rewind: Jean-Robert Bellande finds a spare $1 million for One Drop

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  • lmbr1


    is Ole Schemion going to join One Drop tourney?
  • BarryCarter


    I hope so, I have a bet on him.

    I'd be surprised if he doesn't, he would have no problem getting backers
  • metza


    "Anonymous Asian Businessman
    Anonymous Businessman
    Anonymous Businessman
    Anonymous Businessman"

    Seems a teensy bit racist to point out ethnicity of just the asian businessman...
  • junfandan


    @3 that's what the wsop has branded it as - obv to generate some intrigue as to which wealthy Asian it will be (Paul Phua IMO)
  • junfandan


    Signoff caption - "and this is how we train to sit for 10 hours a day at the poker table"
  • metza


    #3, that was exactly who I thought it would be too, which is why I reckon its kinda shitty to not just say "Anonymous Businessman" if he wishes to be anonymous.
  • BarryCarter


    #3 yeah as Dan says, it does sound racist but its simply because there are three or four asian high rollers who are funding the biggest cash games atm, its to create intrigue
  • Alficor1


    @2 If JRB can get backed then anyone can.