The BIG ONE for ONE DROP event, founded by amongst others, Guy Laliberté (Founder of Cirque du Soleil), is set to start on the 1st of July during the 43rd Annual World Series of Poker 2012 in Las Vegas (Nevada). The main mission of the event is to “raise awareness of water-related issues amongst the poker community and to raise funds to allow ONE DROP to continue to deliver on its important mandate. Funds will be directed to ONE DROP projects around the world, where the team is had at work dealing with the local water crisis.”
The event is set to last three days and it features a $1 Million Buy-in. This will inevitably make it the most significant charity initiative in poker history.
- Date: 1st of July
- Time: 12:00 Noon
- Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
- Event: No-Limit Hold´em High Roller Championship
- Buy-in: $1,000,000*
- Capacity: 48 players
- Structure: Deep Stack –3,000,000 chips - 500Big Blinds - 3-Day structure - Play 9 One-hour levels/ Day 2 plays down to 8 players - 1st level is1,000 Ante, 3,000/6,000 Blinds -
- Payout: 20% of field will enter ITM
- Rake: The tournament will be RAKE-FREE
- Bracelet: WSOP Platinum Bracelet
- Rules: All WSOP rules will be in effect
- Tournament Director: Jack Effel
- Official Charity: ONE DROP
*Please note $111,111 will be a charitable donation to the ONE DROP organization.
The latest poker player to confirm his seat has been Haralobos Voulgaris (he featured in televised cash games such as Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker). Voulgaris will be joining the likes of PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand “ElkY Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, Jonathan Duhamel, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan Tony G, Eugene Katchalov and Sam Trickett. The Las Vegas based player has in fact negotiated with Carlos Nahas to take his seat in what will be a historic poker charity tournament. Nahas won his seat via a $25,000 satellite which took place at the Le Grand Tournoi de Poker Loto-Quebec. The funny thing is that Nahas himself was in fact playing on behalf of his friend Keith Hamilton.