The countdown for potentially the biggest first place prize in live poker tournament history has just begun. And we already have two names on the list.
The first one is, of course, “One Drop” charitable organization founder Guy Laliberte. The second one? High Roller Canadian poker pro Timothy Adams, as reported by CalvinAyre.com. “I have already put my name on the list and I am going to play,” Adams said in an interview.
Does he have a plan for the million dollar event? “I think the good thing is to start playing right away. Like most poker players, I let everything for the last minute but this one I have to play months and months in advance and it’s something I’m going to have to start doing it right now,” the Canadian answered.
So far, Adams has won over $2 million in live tournaments and has cashed 78 times. He earned a WSOP gold bracelet in 2012 in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’Em Four-Handed event. He also witnessed how Daniel Negreanu made history in the 2013 WSOP Europe High Roller Event. He reached the final table and finished fifth with a decent €100,600 cash prize.
The Big One for One Drop tournament will be organized next year in Las Vegas between June 29 and July 1 as part of the 45th annual World Series of Poker. The buy-in will be $1 million and if the cap is reached (56), the winner will be awarded with $20 million plus a special-made platinum bracelet.
Other poker pros are expected to follow along, including 2012 Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari and the “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth.