The One Drop

The One Drop is Back and Starts Today

Merit Royal Diamond Hotel

With a scheduled starting time of noon, local time, The One Drop is back in Europe with a $10,000 buy-in plus an optional $1,111 which will go to the foundation. The 2022 Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party is hosting this charitable event here at the beautiful Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino in North Cyprus.

The One Drop Foundation has been ensuring access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene since 2007. Soon, they will have improved the living conditions of more than 2,700,000 people worldwide.

With 82 fundraising initiatives held spread over 14 different countries, they have raised more than $149,000,000 since the start with $58,500,000 coming from their Las Vegas events. Guy Laliberté is the founder of One Drop and is also known for founding Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge.

One Drop Tournament History

YearEvent NameEntriesWinnerPrize (US$)Runner-Up
2012$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop48Antonio Esfandiari$18,346,673Sam Trickett
2013$100,000 High Roller for One Drop166Anthony Gregg$4,830,619Chris Klodnicki
2014$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop42Daniel Colman$15,306,668Daniel Negreanu
2015$100,000 High Roller for One Drop135Jonathan Duhamel$3,989,985Bill Klein
2016$100,000 High Roller for One Drop183Fedor Holz$4,981,775Dan Smith
2016€1,000,000 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza *28Elton Tsang$12,248,912Anatoly Gurtovy
2017$100,000 High Roller for One Drop130Doug Polk$3,686,865Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
2018$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop27Justin Bonomo$10,000,000Fedor Holz

When play does start, the players will sit down with 20,000 in their starting stacks and get an extra 20,000 if they pay the extra $1,111 donation. They will play 40-minute levels with late registration open for ten levels. Unlimited reentries are possible throughout the first ten levels of the day.

A 15-minute break is scheduled after every three levels with a 45-minute dinner break after Level 9. Day 1 is scheduled to end after 15 levels.

Follow along with the PokerNews live updates to make sure to see who will make it through to Day 2 on Monday, August 29.

Tags: Anatoly GurtovyAnthony GreggAntonio EsfandiariBill KleinChris KlodnickiDan SmithDaniel ColmanDaniel NegreanuDoug PolkElton TsangFedor HolzGuy LalibertéJonathan DuhamelJustin BonomoSam Trickett