2012 World Series of Poker

Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
Day: 3
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000

The Big One for One Drop Final Table Almost Set to Start

The Big One for One Drop Final Table
The Big One for One Drop Final Table

The World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop event, the largest buy-in tournament in poker history, is down to its final table. A charitable group of 48 players put up the $1,000,000 buy-in, $111,111 of which was set aside for One Drop.

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, the Chair, describes One Drop as “a charitable organization that develops integrated, innovative projects with an international scope, in which water plays a central role as a creative force in generating positive, sustainable effects for local and foreign populations and in the fight against poverty.”

Laliberté is among the final eight players, each looking to capture the largest first-place prize in tournament poker history, $18,346,673, as well as the platinum WSOP diamond bracelet. He sits in third place to start the day while Antonio Esfandiari tops the bunch. Twelve-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth has also made it and will be on the hunt for lucky number 13.

Here are the seating assignments and chip counts for the final table:

SeatPlayerCountryAgeChip Count
1Guy LalibertéCanada5221,700,000
2Brian RastUSA3011,350,000
3Phil HellmuthUSA4710,925,000
4Antonio EsfandiariUSA3339,925,000
5Bobby BaldwinUSA627,150,000
6Sam TrickettUK2637,000,000
7Richard YongChina547,475,000
8David EinhornUSA438,375,000

The cards are expected to be in the air at 12:45 PM local time. PokerNews will have bios for each player up shortly.

Poker history is going to be made today and PokerNews is proud to have the privilege of providing you hand-for-hand coverage of the action.