For the last few years, the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP has been the biggest event on the World Series of Poker schedule. It will return to Las Vegas this summer but the big buy-in event will make its WSOP Europe debut this fall. The €111,111 One Drop High Roller will be held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov and 50 players have already stumped up the €11,000 deposit, including some of the world’s biggest names.
The WSOP’s all-time gold bracelet leader, Phil Hellmuth, has confirmed he will be playing, along with inaugural Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari. Germany’s Fedor Holz and reigning Super High Roller Bowl champion Rainer Kempe have also put down their deposits, along with European legends Sam Trickett, Patrik Antonius and Tony G. The biggest name on the deposit list is arguably the biggest name in poker, Phil Ivey.
Ivey has made a few appearances in big buy-in events over the first quarter of 2017 and while his level of participation in this summer’s WSOP remains a mystery, Ivey looks to be confirmed for November’s $111,111 buy-in High Roller.
While the One Drop High Roller welcomes some of the world’s biggest professionals, businessmen and philanthropists are also competing. Bill Perkins, Talal Shakerchi, Paul Newey and King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik will all be involved and we imagine the number of both amateurs and professionals joining the field will increase over the next few months.
So far, 50 players have put in their deposits and the field will be capped at 111 players. King’s Casino is guaranteeing a colossal €10,000,000 prize pool for the flagship event. They are also guaranteeing a €500,000 prize pool for the Little One for One Drop, which is also part of the WSOP Europe series.