Sunday, July 1, at the 2012 World Series of Poker is unlike any other day in its history. What you'll see is going to smash the record books and write a completely separate chapter of its own. At 1:11 p.m., the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop will kick off and officially become the largest poker tournament ever played.
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
The Biggest One Kicks Off
The poker world has never seen anything like this and all eyes will be focused on the 48 players ponying up the massive, jaw-dropping, seven-figure buy-in as they play for what looks to be over $18 million for first place. The event kicks off at 1:11 p.m. and will feature the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier and Gus Hansen. Joining them will be a mix of other professional poker players along with plenty of businessmen. It's easily the most exciting day poker has seen in awhile and you won't want to miss a moment of the action.
Event #50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Smith Looks for Another $5K Title
When we say "another" it's because Dan Smith has been crushing $5,000 buy-in events this year. Smith recently won three — yes, three — $5,000 events at the PokerStars.com and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final and is now looking to add a $5,000 WSOP title to his résumé.
Julius Chasing Gold Bracelet
Kyle Julius began Day 3 of Event 50 as the chip leader and will be looking for even more poker success after finishing in second place for $1.5 million at the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Event #51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Ladies Event Champion To Be Crowned
The final day of the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship is upon us and Debbie Pechac leads the final nine. Her lead isn't too large as Candida Ross-Powers is not too far behind. Yen Dang finishes out the top three spots while Freda Lawrence brings up the rear. The Ladies Championship will award $170,587 to the new champion and it's always a blast of a final table.
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix — Six-Handed
Vanessa Selbst may not be in the Ladies Championship, but she'll still have a chance to get her second career bracelet. Selbst leads the final 19 players in Event #52, but the field still has plenty of firepower remaining with Mike Wattel, Chris Bjorin, 2012 gold bracelet winner Vincent van der Fluit, Scott Clements, Bryn Kenney and Mike Gorodinsky.
As always, you can find PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 WSOP on our Live Reporting Pages. We look forward to having you follow along and stay tuned for plenty more from our What To Watch For series.