Negreanu, Cates Among 11 New Players for $1m Big One for One Drop

One Drop field
Five of the 11 newly-committed players did not play the first Big One for One Drop in 2012.

The second-ever $1 million buy-in poker tounament is less than two weeks away and with 11 new players committed, there's more than $36 million in the pot.

A total of 41 players have now paid their deposits and with $111,111 of each buy-in going to charity this event will generate more than $4.5 million for the One Drop humanitarian organization.

And with a cap of 56 players that's expected to be maxed out, those numbers are only going to get bigger in the next two weeks.

The 11 new players committed to playing represent the interesting mix of poker pros and businessmen fans have come to expect from this event:


  • Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates
  • Daniel Colman
  • Tom Hall
  • Isaac Haxton
  • John Morgan
  • Greg Merson
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Doug Polk
  • Scott Seiver
  • Talal Shakerchi
  • Anonymous Businessman

Pros to Take On Businessmen for Poker's Biggest Prize, Again

In 2012 Antonio Esfandiari won the first-ever $1 million Big One for One Drop, and succeeded in keeping more than $18 million in the poker community.

Antonio Esfandiari
In 2012 Antonio Esfandiari won over $18 million at the first Big One for One Drop.
 

This year, with a first-place prize set to be well over $20 million, the businessmen have another chance to take a vast sum out of the pros' pockets.

Of the 11 new entrants, five did not play the first Big One for One Drop.

Doug Polk, Scott Seiver, Daniel Colman, Tom Hall and the anonymous businessman are all taking their first shot at the world's most expensive poker event.

The World Series of Poker won't release the anonymous businessman's name but they did drop a few hints.

The player is known in the high-stakes games in Macau, and he has never played poker at the World Series of Poker.

To find out who the anonymous businessman is and to follow all the action live, tune in to PokerListings.com's On-Demand Live Coverage of the 2014 Big One for One Drop.

Using Twitter, Facebook and our comments section you can participate in the live coverage and ask questions for our live reporting team.

Action begins June 29 and concludes the evening of July 1.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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