Sam Trickett is the player that finished Day 1 of the $1 million World Series of Poker ‘Big One For One Drop’ at the top of the chip counts after a dominant display at the tables. Having finished second the one and only time this event was played before for a payout of $10,112,001 he looks as if he is determined to go one better this time and take down the bracelet and first place payout.
The Las Vegas night clubs are more excited about my chip lead than me.Had at least 50 txts from hosts !
— Sam Trickett (@Samtrickett1) June 30, 2014
That payout of $15,306,668 this time around is actually less than the $18,346,673 won by Antonio Esfandiari last time around due to having a smaller field of 42 compared to 48. Of those 42 that that paid a cool million to take part, there are now 31 of them left, all hoping to make the top eight places that pay the money. Phil Ivey, David Sands, Phil Galfond, PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu and reigning champion Antonio Esfandiari are among the leaders going into Day 2, showing the caliber of players that on display in this event.
End day 1 of One Drop with 4,270,000 32 players come back tomorrow top 8 get paid. Blinds will be 25k-50k with a 5k ante. Solid day of play.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) June 30, 2014
Sam Trickett was on fire from the off in this event after eliminating David Einhorn, Igor Kurganov and PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst who was the first woman to take part in this event. Those three were joined on the rail by the likes of Max Altergott, Philipp Gruissem and PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier throughout Day 1.
Busted the one drop getting in AK v KK co v Btn. Board ran out A96K so never getting away. Fun tourney though. Gl to everyone still in.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) June 30, 2014
Day 2 will commence at 1pm local time tomorrow and see the players have to navigate another ten levels and get closer to those paying places.
The Current Standings
1st) Sam Trickett – 13,400,000
2nd) Tom Hall – 9,125,000
3rd) Phil Ivey – 7,675,000
4th) Daniel Colman – 6,875,000
5th) Antonio Esfandiari – 6,725,000
6th) Noah Schwartz – 6,275,000
7th) Rick Salomon – 5,890,000
8th) David Sands – 4,615,000
9th) Phil Galfond – 4,390,000
10th) Daniel Negreanu – 4,270,000
Prize Pool Information