WSOP Tweet Relief: 12 More In, Big One Coming

Jason Mercier
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We're still about three weeks away from the $1 million Big One for One Drop but the buzz, as they say, is building.

Twelve more entrants were officially confirmed by the WSOP this morning to bring the full list of participants up to about 42 - very close to the 48-player cap.

And that's not including Ben Lamb, who tweeted his entry this morning, and one Jean-Robert Bellande, who semi-confirmed his participation with an anti-climactic tweet yesterday.

The new-entrants list is heavily populated with US pros, who got a sniff of the soft field when the initial player list was published and have been on the hunt for backers since.

The 12 new players, according to the WSOP release:

  • ANONYMOUS U.S. Hedge Fund Manager
  • JOHN MORGAN CEO, Winmark Corporation
  • EUGENE KATCHALOV U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • JENS KYLLÖNEN Finnish Professional Poker Player
  • JASON MERCIER U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • DAVID PEAT U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • VIVEK RAJKUMAR U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • ANDREW ROBL U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • NICK SCHULMAN U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • NOAH SCHWARTZ U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • ROGER TESKA U.S. Professional Poker Player
  • SAM TRICKETT U.S. Professional Poker Player

Two formerly anonymous players were also named (Giovanni “Malibu” Guarascio and Frederic Banjout) along with Carlos Nahas, the Quebec Lotto winner.

What's the Twitter buzz about it all? A bit of brag, a bit of hustle, a bit of JRB busting, some cynicism and a little Robin Leach:

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