Back in May of this year we revealed which players had already confirmed and bought their way into the World Series of Poker ‘Big One For One Drop’ $1 million buy-in event, with there being a total of 33 players taking part.
Yesterday it was revealed that a further 11 players have since put their name down for the event, bringing the prize pool up to more than $36 million. In total there are now 41 players that have stumped up the $1 million to enter, meaning that there will be around $4.5 million going to charity thus far.
Whilst this is great news, the event is still expecting to see its 56 player cap reached within the next couple of weeks.
Of those that have been revealed as the latest registrants are that of PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu and Scott Seiver, whilst Dan Cates and Greg Merson and an anonymous business man have also signed up. The full list is just below.
Those players will now be looking to win what is going to be the biggest first place payout in history. It will easily surpass the $18.3 million won by Antonio Esfandiari back in 2012 and will potentially give us a new player at the top of the all time earnings list unless of course Esfandiari wins it again. The first place payout is set to be a good amount over $20 million if the player cap is reached.
We will be following that WSOP event just as we have with all the others so far, so if you want to stay on track with the world’s most expensive poker tournament, you know where to come.