King’s Casino announced its first European €111,111 One Drop High Roller to kick off at the World Series of Poker Europe in November, but not before noting that 50 players had already paid the €11,000 deposit to play.
“These kind of numbers are something that is surely unprecedented in an event of this kind this far away from it starting,” said Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino. “With a cap of 111 players, we nearly have half the field with well over six months to go!”
The One Drop, the official charity partner for WSOP, starts Nov. 3 and will guarantee €10,000,000 in prize pool winnings for this flagship event and €500,000 for the Little One for One Drop Nov. 1-2.
“It was this news of such strong pre-registration that prompted King’s to add the €10,000,000 guarantee,” Tsoukernik said. “My advice now is simple: Register and pay your deposit as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a seat!”
Of those on the list for the high roller are notables Martin Kabrhel, Tony G, Tsoukernik, Antonio Esfandiari, Paul Newey, Fedor Holz, Patrik Antonius, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, Phil Ivey, Pierre Neuville, Rainer Kempe, Phil Hellmuth, Sergio Aido, Nick Petrangelo, Talal Shakerchi, Boris Becker, Charlie Carrel and Adrian Mateos.
Hellmuth lost too much money playing poker in Vegas once and handed Guy Laliberte some cash for One Drop. Laliberte is the creator of the One Drop and founder of Cirque du Soleil who last year made the Big One for One Drop Invitational for recreational players only.
“Now, the poker world is ‘all in’ for One Drop! I’ve heard so much about Leon and King’s Casino and look forward to checking it out in person,” he said. “I will be going for the WSOP Circuit and then on to WSOP Europe and naturally I will be playing both the High Roller and the Little One for such a brilliant cause and the bracelets up for grabs.”
One Drop has raised over $18,500,000 since 2012 to fund water access projects worldwide. Hoping to hit the $20,000,000 milestone this year, tournament organizers will continue to contribute to water access, sanitation and hygiene causes. Already, the initiatives have positively affected nearly 200,000 people in India, West Africa and Latin America, according to a joint release from WSOP and King's Casino.
King’s Casino has a multi-year partnership with the WSOP, with two tournaments in Rozvadov planned and more in the series planned.
Here's the WSOPE schedule:
|Oct. 19||2 p.m.||Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK||€1,100||€500,000||Flight A (3 starting flights) Re-entry allowed into next available flight(s)|
|Oct. 20||2 p.m.||Event #1B - €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK||€1,100||€500,000||Starting Flight B (3 starting flights). May re-enter Flight C if eliminated.|
|Oct. 21||2 p.m.||Event #1C - €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK||€1,100||€500,000||Last available starting flight. (Event has three starting flights).|
|Oct. 23||2 p.m.||Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha||€550||-||Flight A. (Two starting flights) Unlimited re-entry during open registration period. This event plays 8-Handed.|
|Oct. 24||2 p.m.||Event #2B - €550 Pot-Limit Omaha||€550||-||Second and final starting flight. (Event has two starting flights) Play is 8-Handed.|
|Oct. 25||3 p.m.||Event #3: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo BOUNTY||€1,100||-||Every player is a €300 bounty. Unlimited re-entry during open registration period.|
|Oct. 26||3 p.m.||Event #4: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||€1,650||-||Single re-entry during open registration period.|
|Oct. 27||12 p.m.||Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight B. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 28||12 p.m.||Event #5C: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight C. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 28||2 p.m.||Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha||€2,200||-||8-Handed. Unlimited re-entry during open registration period.|
|Oct. 28||6 p.m.||Event #5D: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight D. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 29||12 p.m.||Event #5E: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight E. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 29||6 p.m.||Event #5F: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight F. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 30||12 p.m.||Event #5G: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight H. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 31||12 p.m.||Event #5I: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight I. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Oct. 31||2 p.m.||Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||€1,650||-||Unlimited re-entry during open registration period.|
|Oct. 31||6 p.m.||Event #5J: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em||€550||€2,000,000||Flight J. (10 starting flights). One re-entry per flight.|
|Nov. 1||2 p.m.||Event 8: €1,100 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em||€1,100||€500,000||Flight A (two starting flights). Unlimited re-entry during open registration period. €50 of each entry goes to One Drop charity.|
|Nov. 1||3 p.m.||Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller||€25,000||-||Unlimited re-entry during open registration period.|
|Nov. 2||2 p.m.||Event #8B: €1,100 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em||€1,100||€500,000||Flight B (two starting flights). Unlimited re-entry during open registration period. €50 of each entry goes to One Drop charity.|
|Nov. 3||2 p.m.||€111,111 High Roller for One Drop||€111,111||€10,000,000||Unlimited re-entry during open registration period. Player cap of 111 unique entries. Charity component.|
|Nov. 4||12 p.m.||Event #11: €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT||€10,300||€4,000,000||Flight A (two starting flights). Single re-entry.|
|Nov. 5||12 p.m.||Event #11B: €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT||€10,300||€4,000,000||Flight B (two starting flights). Single re-entry.|
Player List for the High Roller for One Drop:
|1||Martin Kabrhel||13||Paul Newey||25||Reserved player||37||Reserved player||49||Reserved player|
|2||Scott Hanna||14||Ali Reza Fatehi||26||Sam Trickett||38||Christian Christner||50||Reserved player|
|3||Martin Burda||15||Amir Hossein||27||Phil Ivey||39||Nick Petrangelo||51||Tomi Brouk|
|4||Tony G||16||Andreas Eiler||28||Quirin Zech||40||Talal Shakerchi||52||Jan Schwippert|
|5||Teodor Lejsek||17||Fedor Holz||29||Reserved player||41||Christoph Vogelsang||53||Eugene Katchalov|
|6||Ilya Bulychev||18||Patrik Antonius||30||Pierre Neuville||42||Adrian Mateos||54||Gleb Larionov|
|7||Leon Tsoukernik||19||Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||31||Rainer Kempe||43||Sergio Aido||55||Vladimir Troyanovskiy|
|8||Rob Yong||20||Reserved player||32||Steffen Sontheimer||44||Boris Becker||56||Phil Hellmuth|
|9||Reserved player||21||Reserved player||33||Julian Thomas||45||Charlie Carrel||57||David Yan|
|10||Jan Barta||22||Reserved player||34||Koray Aldermir||46||Reserved player|
|11||Andrew Pantling||23||Daniel "Jungleman" Cates||35||Claas Segebrecht||47||Reserved player|
|12||Antonio Esfandiari||24||Bill Perkins||36||Stefan Schillhabel||48||Reserved player|
*Reserved players did not wish for their names to be disclosed or have yet to pay the deposit.
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