WSOP ‘Big One For One Drop’ Day 1 – Trickett Leading

Big one for one drop

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.

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.

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.

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

1st) $15,306,668

2nd) $8,288,001

3rd) $4,480,001

4th) $2,800,000

5th) $2,053,334

6th) $1,680,000

7th) $1,418,667

8th) $1,306,607