In a thrilling announcement, the One Drop Foundation and World Poker Tour (WPT) have collaborated to bring a new twist to the upcoming 2023 World Poker Tour World Championship. The highlight of this partnership? The legendary ‘Big One for One Drop’ tournament.
Shifting gears from its previous venues, the ‘Big One’ finds itself under the glamorous neon lights of Wynn Las Vegas. The three-day tournament, scheduled from December 18th to 20th, will be a focal point of the WPT World Championship.
Beyond the high-stakes competition, there’s more to the Big One. At its core, it’s a charity event, with six percent of each million-dollar buy-in allocated to the One Drop Foundation. Their cause? Promoting sustainable access to safe water around the world.
The Big One’s Impressive History
The Big One has a rich history dating back to 2012, when it first debuted at the World Series of Poker. Antonio Esfandiari, Doug Polk, Elton Tsang, and Justin Bonomo have each reigned as champions, earning astounding cash prizes. Esfandiari’s victory brought him the largest-ever WSOP payday, a staggering $18,346,673.
The Wynn Las Vegas Experience
As the Executive Director of Poker Operations at Wynn Las Vegas, Ryan Beauregard, pointed out, the tournament will form a significant part of the second annual WPT World Championship festival. Beauregard extended a warm welcome to players and fans alike, inviting them to experience this monumental event.
As the anticipation builds, poker enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the announcement of the player lineup for the Big One. With the recent partnership between One Drop and WPT, they also have two other major charity events to look forward to: a $10 million guaranteed event with a $10,500 buy-in and a $111,000 buy-in super high roller event. The return of the WPT Alpha8 high-stakes tournament is also on the horizon, adding to the excitement.
All things considered, the upcoming Big One for One Drop promises to be an extraordinary event, combining high-stakes poker, philanthropy, and global participation in one thrilling experience.
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