An intimate gathering of world pros at WPT EveryOne for One Drop; prize pool closes at $16.2M

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A more  intimate gathering of the industry’s finest poker players was seen at the Wynn Las Vegas for the first series collaboration between the World Poker Tour and the One Drop Foundation. Running from July 9 to July 16, the festivities opened with the WPT EveryOne for One Drop $10M guaranteed event.

At each starting day, the numbers escalated for a total of 1,676 entries. With buy in at $10,000, it generated a rich $16,257,240 prize pool with the top three places guaranteed a juicy seven figures.

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Phil Ivey – Photo by WPT
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Darren Elias – Photo by WPT

Entering Day 2, 537 players returned with the money starting at 210th place. Nearly everyone was a decorated champion. To mention some names: WPT brand ambassador Phil Ivey, WPT triple crown winner Darren Elias, WPT Prime Championship winner Stephen Song who topped the Day 1A counts. WPT champions Bin Weng, Fedor Holz, David Peters, Justin Bonomo, Kristen Foxen, Alex Foxen, and Ryan Riess.

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Jun Obara – Photo by WPT
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Sung Joo Hyun – Photo by WPT

Also rubbing elbows were Asian pros Jinho Hong, Punnat Punsri, Pete Yen Han Chen, Chin Wei Lim, Thai Ha, Sung Joo Hyun, Jun Obara. Hon Cheong Lee, Florencio Campomanes, Danny Tang,  Ling Tien Loon, Sriharsha Doddapaneni,and newly minted Weiran Pu. 

To catch the action, head to WPT Live Updates

Top 9 payouts

1st 2,561,480
2n 1,740,000
3rd 1,302,000
4th 956,000
5th 700,100
6th 524,500
7th 412,900
8th 326,300
9th 257,600

WPT Alpha8 for One Drop

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Photo by WPT

At the heels of the opener is the WPT Alpha8 for One Drop tournament which opens on July 14 and runs through July 16. Buy in is a larger $111,000 with $7,000 per entry going to the One Drop Foundation. Expect a tight field of world class pros for this event.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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