WSOP Expands Coverage of Big One for One Drop, 10 Players Added

Vanessa Selbst is one of the ten new players to sign up for the Big One for One Drop.

Vanessa Selbst is one of the ten new players to sign up for the Big One for One Drop.

Ten more players have thrown their hats in the ring to play in the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop which returns for the 2014 World Series of Poker. In addition, the event will have six hours of expanded television coverage on ESPN spanning three weeks.

Vanessa Selbst, Jean-Robert Bellande, Anthony Gregg, Fabian Quoss, Max Altergott, Tobias Reinkemeier, Igor Kurganov, Christoph Vogelsang, Niklas Heinecker and an Anonymous Asian Businessman have been confirmed for the tournament.

“I’m so excited to be taking part in The Big One for One Drop this year,” said Selbst. “I didn’t get to play in 2012, but after seeing how much fun everyone had with the event as well as how profound an impact it had on One Drop, I knew I had to be a part of it this time around.”

The field has been expanded to 56 players from 48 players in 2012 and 32 of those seats have already been locked up. Three of those seats are reserved for satellite winners – one from the Aria, one from the Bellagio and one from a WSOP satellite.

“With the unthinkable stakes of the The Big One for One Drop and its colorful mix of early committees, we are thrilled ESPN has embraced the opportunity to truly showcase a seminal moment for poker that may just yield the biggest first prize in sports television history,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP.

The television coverage will feature two-hour blocks beginning on July 15 at 9 pm ET with Day 1 and Day 2 coverage. Further Day 2 action and the final table bubble will air on July 22 and the final table will play out on July 29.

Bellande’s entry led The Ante with a jaw-dropping mountain of stacks and stacks of cash at a cashier cage.

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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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