A recent video uploaded by All In magazine lets us all have a little look from the world’s largest buy-in event from the inside. They were able to have reporter Ryan Johnson at the WSOP Big One For One Drop event prior to it starting, whilst it played out and once it had finished to give interviews to many of the high class players that were taking part.
The ‘Big One For One Drop’ was run for the second time this year after initially having its inaugural event back in 2012. The winner that day was Antonio Esfandiari who walked away $18,346,673 for his triumph over the field of 48 players. He would have also been happy in the knowledge that $5.3 million had also been raised for the One Drop Foundation that works at supplying clean drinking water to those that need it across the world.
This time around the field was a little smaller with 42 players stumping up the $1 million buy-in, again meaning that almost another $5 million was raised for charity. It brought in big name players like Phil Ivey, Dan Cates, Sam Trickett, John Juanda, Philipp Gruissem along with those that were interviewed in this video
The video sees interviews with Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari and Jean-Robert Bellande with each of them explaining what they think of the event and they hope to achieve from it. The latter of which had Bellande admitting that he did ask Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian for some help with his action in the event that got a rather funny reply.
You probably already know that Dan Colman was the man to win the event, title and $15 million payout but it was his lack of effort with regards to the media afterwards that almost overshadowed his performance. Negreanu who finished second for a little more than $8 million explains in his after event interview that he can fully understand that Colman has a right as a player to refuse to do interviews if he so wishes.
Esfandiari on the other hand was unable to cash this time around, as was Sam Trickett who finished second back in 2012 and Phil Ivey who is widely considered to be the best tournament player of this generation.
Anyhow, check out all the glitz and glamour of this super duper high roller event and what the top pros have to say.