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Big One for One Drop
1 July 2012

Number One

The World Series of Poker has already set several records this year. Field sizes and prize pools in several smaller buy-in tournaments reached new highs, and Phil Hellmuth won a record 12th WSOP bracelet. And all of those records could be broken soon except one: the record $1 million buy-in for the Big One for One Drop tournament.

The One Drop organization was founded by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté to help provide safe drinking water around the world to those who need it. 11.11% of the prize pool (more than $5.3 million) will go directly to One Drop. And Caesars Entertainment (owner of the Rio and the WSOP) will not take any rake from the prize pool, in effect donating the use of the Amazon room for the cause.

Action at the featured table. Players started the day with 3 million chips.

Guy Laliberté stacks chips. He finished the day in sixth place with over 6.5 million chips.

Guy played most of the hands dealt. He was the most active player at the featured table.

Haralabos Voulgaris talks with his friends in the grandstand

Play began at 1:11 PM July 1st, and continued until the end of level 9. 37 players remain, with Brian Rast leading (10.8 million) and Phil Galfond trailing (445k). The action will continue at 12pm today and continue until the final table of 8 players is reached.

For live Big One for One Drop updates, visit the official World Series of Poker tournament update page.

Next: "The Big One" day 2...

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