With over one and a half months to go, the BIG ONE for ONE DROP event has the potential to become a summer hit after ten more players registered for the big showdown. BIG as in potentially $20 million awarded to the winner!
According to a World Series of Poker press release, there are still 23 seats up for grabs until the 56-player cap is reached. If all the seats are booked, then the winner will become part of poker history by cashing in the biggest single prize EVER.
The participation board already filled with big names after the first WSOP announcement is now set at 30 with three more being satellite seats.
The latest high stakes players who announced their participation in the $1 million buy-in tournament include five Germans, one woman, one survivor, a WSOP bracelet winner, the all-time Russian leader in live tournament earnings, and one anonymous Asian businessman, probably a regular in Macau’s BIG Game.
Fabian Quoss, Max Altergott, Tobias Reinkemeier, Christoph Vogelsang, and Niklas Heinecker will represent Germany in the BIG ONE for ONE DROP. Quoss, Altergott, and Reinkemeier are already regulars in the high stakes live tournament world while ‘ragen70’ Heinecker is the biggest online cash winner of 2013. Volgelsang, on the other hand, doesn’t have that much experience, cashing in just two major events in the last two years, including in this year’s European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event when he finished 25th.
Arguably the best female player in the game today, Vanessa Selbst, will also take part in the BIG event. “I didn’t get to play in 2012, but after seeing how much fun everyone had with the event as well as how profound an impact had on ONE DROP, I knew I had to be part of it this time around,” Selbst said.
One surprising name in this exclusive list is TV reality show “Survivor: China” participant Jean-Robert Bellande. He posted on Instagram a photo of himself registering for the BIG ONE for ONE DROP (as seen above) paying the entry fee in cash.
The 2013 WSOP $111,111 One Drop High Roller winner for $4.83 million, Anthony Gregg, and 2014 EPT Grand Final Super High Roller third-place finisher, Igor Kurganov, complete the participation board.
Who do you think is next in line for a chance to become the winner of the biggest single cash prize in poker history?