The World Series of Poker announced 11 more entrants on Tuesday for the popular and hotly anticipated BIG ONE for ONE DROP, the $1 million buy-in tournament due to take place from June 29 through July 1 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The last time WSOP released its updated entry list for the tournament, back in May, there were 30 confirmed players. The latest additions bring the total confirmed players to 41, which is just 15 shy of the 56-player cap. If the field can reach the cap, the first-place prize pool will rise to more than $20 million.
The latest poker pros to throw their hat in the ring and cough up the $1 million buy-in include Daniel Negreanu, Greg Merson, Scott Seiver, Doug Polk, Daniel Cates, Daniel Colman, and Isaac Haxton. Non-poker pro entrants include businessmen and high roller tournament regulars Tom Hall and Talal Shakerchi, as well as Winmark Corporation CEO John Morgan.
A full list of confirmed players so far:
|Max Altergott||Bobby Baldwin||Jean-Robert Bellande||Daniel Cates|
|Daniel Colman||David Einhorn||Antonio Esfandiari||Phil Galfond|
|Anthony Gregg||Philipp Gruissem||Tom Hall||Isaac Haxton|
|Niklas Heinecker||Phil Ivey||Igor Kurganov||Guy Laliberté|
|John Morgan||Jason Mercier||Greg Merson||Daniel Negreanu|
|Paul Newey||Doug Polk||Fabian Quoss||Vivek Rajkumar|
|Brian Rast||Tobias Reinkemeier||Andrew Robl||Noah Schwartz|
|Erik Seidel||Scott Seiver||Vanessa Selbst||Talal Shakerchi|
|Brandon Steven||Sam Trickett||Christoph Vogelsang||Anonymous Businessman|
|Anonymous Businessman||Anonymous Asian Businessman||Aria Resort Satellite Winner||Bellagio Resort Satellite Winner|
|WSOP Satellite Winner|
ESPN will be on hand to catch every hand from start to finish during the three-day event, filming all the action to air over three consecutive weeks of two-hour coverage starting on Tuesday, July 15. The schedule will be as follows:
- July 15: 9-11 PM EST – Day 1 and 2 action
- July 22: 9-11 PM EST – Day 2 action and final table bubble
- July 29: 9-11 PM EST – Final table action through to winner
“With the unthinkable stakes of The BIG ONE for ONE DROP and its colorful mix of early committees, we are thrilled ESPN has embraced the opportunity to truly showcase a seminal moment for poker that just may yield the biggest first prize in sports television history,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.