2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
€1,000,000 Big One For One Drop
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €1,000,000
Prize Pool €24,888,892
Players 28

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 800,000 / 1,600,000
Ante 200,000

Seat 4: James Bord (18,125,000 in chips)

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James Bord
James Bord

Bord has a background in finance and is a sports bettor and well-known figure in high stakes poker.

His biggest victory was the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, where he won $1,313,611 and became the first British champion of that event. Bord has live time tournament earnings of $1,989,492.

Bord also runs The Poker Farm, a poker community that offers coaching, staking deals and sponsorships to both amateur and professional poker players.

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Seat 5: Haralabos Voulgaris (5,375,000 in chips)

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Haralabos Voulgaris
Haralabos Voulgaris

Haralabos Voulgaris is considered one of the most prolific NBA sports bettors in the world, using a combination of high-level mathematical regression.

By the time he was 25, he was regularly placing $1 million in bets during a single day of NBA games. As a poker enthusiast, Voulgaris returns to the Big One for One Drop after having participated in the inaugural 2012 edition, but sitting out the tournament held back in 2014.

After play finished on Day 2, Voulgaris, a Monaco resident, told PokerNews: "The main thing is that the play was very pleasant. It was kind of refreshing to play a poker tournament and to not be faced with solitude forever. People are talking!" Read the entire Haralabos Voulgaris interview.

Voulgaris has $1,882,514 in live tournament earnings. His biggest score to date comes from his runner-up finish to Michael Mizrachi in the 2005 L.A. Poker Classic ($904,122).

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Seat 6: Anatoly Gurtovoy (16,775,000 in chips)

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Anatoly Gurtovoy
Anatoly Gurtovoy

Gurtovoy plays in big games, combining an unorthodox style with fearlessness when it comes to taking chances. He has been playing high stakes poker for over five years, fitting in his hobby around his main business as a beverage distributor.

Back in 2009, Gurtovoy made the final table of the EPT Warsaw Main Event, eventually finishing in 8th place for $47,254 at the hands for eventual 3rd place finished Oleksanr Vaserfirer.

Gurtovoy has racked up $603,302 in life tournament earnings. His biggest cash to date is $92,418 for his 12th place finish in the 2012 EPT Grand Final Main Event, the year Mohsin Charania won.

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Seat 7: Elton Tsang (23,550,000 in chips)

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Elton Tsang
Elton Tsang

Elton Tsang has $504,077 in live tournament earnings. His biggest score to date is $162,212, finishing 5th in the A$50,000 High Roller event at the 2013 WSOP ACOP. Tsang took home the first prize, HK$553,600, of the Poker King Club’s Asian Poker King Tournament Main Event in 2010.

Besides tournaments, Tsang is an avid cash game player, having participated in the 2012 Aussie Millions televised no-limit hold'em and pot-limit omaha cash games.

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Seat 8: Cary Katz (9,550,000 in chips)

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Cary Katz
Cary Katz

Cary Katz is the former CEO of College Loan Corporation, the 7th largest student loan company in the United States.

Today, Katz is known as the driving force behind Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker TV network. Poker Central’s non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Poker Central offers unique all‑day, everyday access to exclusive poker tournaments, celebrity players, tips and tricks from the pros, player profiles and stunning destinations from around the globe.

In addition to his business, Katz is a known poker enthusiast and returning player to the Big One for One Drop. Katz has $7,428,993 in live tournament earnings with his biggest cash, worth $1,306,667, coming his 8th place in the Big One for One Drop at the 2014 World Series of Poker.

Just last week he finished 4th ($90,240) and 2nd ($224,640) in two consecutive $25,000 High Roller events in the Aria in Las Vegas.

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