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 $58,500,000 coming from their Las Vegas events. Guy Laliberté is the founder of One Drop and is also known for founding Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge.
One Drop Tournament History
|Year||Event Name||Entries||Winner||Prize (US$)||Runner-Up|
|2012||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||48||Antonio Esfandiari||$18,346,673||Sam Trickett|
|2013||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||166||Anthony Gregg||$4,830,619||Chris Klodnicki|
|2014||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||42||Daniel Colman||$15,306,668||Daniel Negreanu|
|2015||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||135||Jonathan Duhamel||$3,989,985||Bill Klein|
|2016||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||183||Fedor Holz||$4,981,775||Dan Smith|
|2016||€1,000,000 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza *||28||Elton Tsang||$12,248,912||Anatoly Gurtovy|
|2017||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||130||Doug Polk||$3,686,865||Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier|
|2018||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||27||Justin Bonomo||$10,000,000||Fedor 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.