Ivey, Hellmuth & Negreanu confirm for One Drop

We have the names so far for the biggest buy-in event in poker, a record breaking Seniors event and an awesome 'chip and chair' comeback.

Big names for the Big One

A month before the biggest buy-in event in poker gets underway and so far 30 players have confirmed for the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, leaving just 18 seats available. 

Some of the players have asked to remain anonymous for now, but we already have the following huge names from the game guaranteed to attend: 

Daniel Negreanu Antonio Esfandiari Christoph Vogelsang
Bryn Kenney Nick Petrangelo Rainer Kempe
Dominik Nitsche Steffen Sontheimer Jason Koon
Phil Ivey Adrian Mateos Phil Hellmuth
Rick Solomon Talal Shakerchi Leon Tsoukernik

Record breaking Seniors (again)

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The surprise that's not really a surprise is that the Seniors event attracted a record breaking field, this time amassing 5,919 entries. The Super Seniors also started over the weekend and attracted 2,191 players. 

The event is currently down to the final table and $662,983 awaits the eventual champion. 

If you read our recent interview with Dara O'Kearney he made a strong case for older players being the ideal, and most overlooked, target market for poker. 

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Once again a reminder that it's not over till it's over, as KevMath points out following Hahn Tran's $1,500 Triple Draw bracelet over the weekend:

The winners so far

The notable winner over the weekend (if you are a music nerd) was Steven Albini who won the Stud event, denying Jeff Lisandro his 7th bracelet. Albini is a well known music producer perhaps best known for producing In Utero by Nirvana:

Event Number of players Champion Prize
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees Event 566 Jordan Hufty $61.909
Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty 243 Elio Fox $393,693
Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout 363 Joe Cada $226,218
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 911 Julien Martini $239,771
Event #5: $100,000 High Roller 105 Nick Petrangelo $2,910,227
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS 13,070 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw 321 Johannes Becker $180,455
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 169 Paul Volpe $417,921
Event #10: $355 Online No Limit  2,972 William Reymond $154,996
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice Six Handed 406 Jeremy Harkin $129,882
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No Limit 1,306 Benjamin Moon $315,346
Event #14: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 260 Daniel Ospina $87,678
Event #15: $1,500 HORSE 731 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship 114 Justin Bonomo $185,965
Event #17: $1,500 No Limit Six Handed 1,663 Ognyan Dimov $378,743
Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 111 Adam Friedman $293,275
Event #19: $565 PLO 2,419 Craig Varnell $181,790
Event #20: $5,000 No Limit 518 Jeremy Wien $537,710
Event #21: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE Maker 7,361 Arne Kern $1,173,223
Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 481 Philip Long $147,348
Event #23: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship 95 Brian Rast $259,670
Event #25: $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo 596 Benjamin Dobson $173,528
Event #26: $1,000 PLO 986 Filippos Stavrakis $169,842
Event #27: $10,000 HORSE Championship 166 John Hennigan $414,692
Event #28: $3,000 No Limit Six Handed 868 Gal Yilfrach $461,798
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw 356 Hanh Tran $117,282
Event #30: $1,500 PLO 799 Ryan Bambrick $217,123
Event #31: $1,500 Stud 310 Steven Albini $105,629

No change in the top spots in the the Player of the Year Race with Elio Fox the man to beat but John Hennigan is now his main rival following his recent bracelet win:

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