You've probably heard, there's kind of a big poker tournament going on this weekend.
The newest edition of The Big One for One Drop began yesterday in Monte Carlo, and this Big One is the biggest one yet. While the previous two editions of the tournament featured $1 million buy-ins, the price tag this time around is €1 million (currently equivalent to just under $1.1 million USD). In other words, it's the largest buy-in ever for a poker tournament.
In 2012, Antonio Esfandiari topped a 48-player field to earn $18,346,673 — the biggest prize in tournament poker history. Then in 2014 there were 42 players taking part, with Daniel Colman outlasting everyone to win the $15,306,668 first prize.
This year's tournament saw 28 entries total, creating a prize pool worth nearly €25 million with €11,111,111 due to go to the winner. Check PokerNews' live updates to see who will emerge as the next big winner of the Big One.
While that tournament plays out, let's use today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz" to relive some memorable moments from the past two Big One for One Drops. Here are eight multiple choice questions highlighting big hands from those two tournaments. Get six of eight correct to earn a passing grade, and if you miss any you'll get an explanation of the right answer.
Check "Top results" when you're done to see how you stacked up versus others taking the quiz. If logged into your PokerNews account, your username will appear on the list. If you need an account, just click here to create one.
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