Big One For One Drop To Return In WSOP 2014

For all of the poker fans that thoroughly enjoyed watching the 2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop were given some excellent news last night. During the televised coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table, one of the founders of the One Drop, Guy Laliberte revealed that the massive $1 million buy-in event will be back in two years time, with it becoming a bracelet event.

He said “It’s truly amazing what can be achieved when you dream hard enough, We managed to take a concept of a $1 million poker tournament and have now seen it become probably the most successfully initiative ever held with regards to poker. This means that the result of this is that there will be more than 100,000 people across the world that will be positively impacted. Ever since the original event, there have been projects set up in West Africa, Honduras and recently also El Salvador using the money that we managed to raise”.

The Little One!

The news about the One Drop was not all he wanted to tell us, he also announced that in the 2013 there will be another event called “Little One For One Drop” to replace its bigger brother for the year. The event will incur a buy-in of $1,111 and will allow re-entries for the first two opening flights of Day 1.

Laliberte said “With the Little One coming in this year and the “Big One” next, we are able to strive forward and continue to have an big impact on the lives of people who desperately need, whilst we also spread the awareness of what impact water, either too much of it or not enough of it has on our planet”

The Big One will return in 2014 with the same buy-in and the field will again be capped, though there has been no number mentioned as of yet with regards to the amount of entries that will be allowed. Last year the number was capped at 48, though many players were a little aggrieved at the small field considering it was a WSOP ranked event and the scores would go towards the WSOP player of the year. They felt that the field was too small to have been included in the rankings, so we think they will either increase the capped field or perhaps not include it in the totals for the WSOP player of the year.

Antonio Esfandiari was the winner of the event this year, taking home a massive $18,346,673 for his efforts, after navigating one of the hardest fields of players in tournament history.