Hellmuth, Ivey, Esfandiari, Holz Among 50 Booked for €111K One Drop

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Hellmuth, Ivey, Esfandiari, Holz Booked for €111K One Drop
02 Apr

The first ever €111,111 One Drop High Roller to be played in Europe is selling out fast as more than half the seats have already been filled and the event is still seven months away.

Dozens of marquee players have already confirmed their participation by paying the €11,000 non-refundable deposit. Those high rollers don't want to miss this exciting World Series of Poker Europe event as only 111 seats are available.

The tournament will be played November 3, 2017 at Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic as part of the WSOP Europe Festival. That poker fest will pay out over €20 million in guaranteed prize money from October 19 thru November 10, awarding 11 gold bracelets in the process.

Early Registrants

"We already have a staggering 50 players registered," said Kings Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik of the One Drop High Roller. “These kind of numbers are something that is surely unprecedented in an event of this kind this far away from it starting."

Here are the players who have committed by paying the €11,000 non-refundable deposit. Almost another dozen players have done so as well, but have elected to remain anonymous for the time being.

  1. Martin Kabrhel
  2. Scott Hanna
  3. Martin Burda
  4. Tony G
  5. Teodor Lejsek
  6. Ilya Bulychev
  7. Leon Tsoukernik
  8. Rob Yong
  9. Jan Barta
  10. Andrew Pantling
  11. Antonio Esfandiari
  12. Paul Newey
  13. Ali Reza Fatehi
  14. Amir Hossein
  15. Andreas Eiler
  16. Fedor Holz
  17. Patrik Antonius
  18. Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier
  19. Dan 'Jungleman' Cates
  20. Bill Perkins
  21. Sam Trickett
  22. Phil Ivey
  23. Quirin Zech
  24. Pierre Neuville
  25. Rainer Kempe
  26. Steffen Sontheimer
  27. Julian Thomas
  28. Koray Aldermir
  29. Claas Segebrecht
  30. Stefan Schillhabel
  31. Christian Christner
  32. Nick Petrangelo
  33. Talal Shakerchi
  34. Christoph Vogelsang
  35. Adrian Mateos
  36. Sergio Aido
  37. Boris Becker
  38. Charlie Carrel
  39. Igor Kurganov
  40. Tomi Brouk
  41. Jan Schwippert
  42. Eugene Katchalov
  43. Gleb Larionov
  44. Vladimir Troyanovskiy
  45. Phil Hellmuth
  46. David Yan

The 2017 WSOPE in Rozvadov will be the largest poker festival outside of Las Vegas and includes WSOP Circuit action that runs just prior to the WSOPE from September 28 thru October 19. The Kings Casino website is billing the 44 days of non-stop action "as the largest, longest, richest and most ambitious poker series ever attempted in Europe."

WSOP executive director Ty Stewart envisions the Rozvadov WSOPE "becoming the European equivalent of the WSOP in Las Vegas, something we have always dreamed of doing."

Money Drop

One Drop is the WSOP's official charity that raises money in order to provide clean water to impoverished countries. More than $18.5 million has been raised since Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte established the charitable foundation in 2012.

There is also a €1,100 Little One for One Drop scheduled for Nov. 1 & 2 that guarantees €500,000 in prize money. Those events are destined to increase the money raised by poker players for One Drop to over $20 million.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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