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The featured event at the 2013 World Series of Poker Wednesday is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller, featuring an expected mix of professional poker players, businessmen, and celebrities. This edition of By the Numbers covers the details of the event and the charitable efforts of the One Drop Foundation.
$42,666,672 : Prize pool from the $1,000,000 buy-in 2012 Big One for One Drop, the largest prize pool for any tournament not the WSOP Main Event, won last year by Antonio Esfandiari. The expected prize pool for the One Drop High Roller will top $10,000,000.
$3,000,000: Anticipated first place prize money, according to WSOP Vice President of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky. At this moment, 16 players are expected to make the money.
$3,333: The amount of each player’s $111,111 buy-in donated to One Drop.
$0: Amount from the One Drop High Roller buy-in going to the WSOP tournament staff, meaning $107,778 goes directly into the prize pool for each registered player.
$5,555,550: 2012 donation to One Drop from the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop event in 2012. Each buy-in featured a $111,111 donation to One Drop along with donations from the winner Antonio Esfandiari and Mitch Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive. This year’s goal is to raise $1,111,111 through the One Drop High Roller and other donations.
150: Expected number of One Drop High Roller entries after the close of registration. The WSOP staff was very tight-lipped regarding players who have registered, respecting the privacy of the businessmen and notables who registered early.
5: Entries generated from two $5,200 mega satellites the two days before the start of the One Drop High Roller.
$228,039 2013 WSOP earnings for Owais Ahmed, winner of a drawing for an entry into the One Drop High Roller offered to anyone who signed up for the WSOP.com online poker site.
$111: Donation to One Drop per player in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop event July 3rd and 4th. Unlimited re-entry is offered on both opening days, creating a increased prize pool and contribution to One Drop.
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