Mizrachi, Lamb, and Mercier Added to Big One for One Drop Event
The Big One for One Drop Charity Event will kick off this Sunday at the 2012 WSOP and some big names have put their names into the hat. In addition, one huge name has decided to drop out of the event.
In recent days, three huge names have confirmed their intentions to play and have officially bought into the $1 Million buy-in charity tournament. Last year’s Player of the Year Ben Lamb announced on Twitter that he would play and registered for the event on Thursday.
In addition, multi-bracelet winner and degen Jason Mercier has also confirmed that he will be playing in the Big One event. He has also reported on Twitter that he has sold out share of the event to backers and friends.
The biggest recent name to register for the event is 2012 WSOP Poker Player’s Champion Michael Mizrachi. Mizrachi won $1.4 Million on Thursday by winning his second $50,000 Poker Players Championship. He took $1 Million of that win and promptly entered the Big One for One Drop Event.
It has also been revealed that banker Andy Beal has dropped out of the Big One event. Many might remember that Beal lost $16.6 Million to Phil Ivey in 2006 over the course of three days. However, it is speculated that Beal may be backing out as not flaunt the fact that he can afford to throw around $1 Million during an economic recession.
At current count, there are 36 players who have officially put up the $1 Million buy-in for the One Drop event with the field capped at 48 players. WSOP officials still expect the field to still reach the 48 player max by Sunday. This will produce an eight figure top prize and will put the winner close to if not at the top of the all-time money list. In addition to the top prize, the winner will receive the first ever WSOP Platinum Bracelet.
One Drop will receive 11.11% of each buy-in and is expected to get over $5 Million in donations from buy-ins alone. Other players have pledged a portion of their winnings in the event.
ESPN will broadcast the final table of the Big One for One Drop event live on Tuesday July 3rd starting at 4 pm on ESPN2 and ESPN3 and at 8 pm EST on ESPN.