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2012 WSOP: The Big One For ONEDROP Starts Today

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The richest live tournament in poker history is set to begin today starting at 1:10pm PST and will run through until July 3rd. Players have been asked to appear for a group photo at 12:30pm and Guy Laliberte will have the honours of announcing the traditional “Shuffle up and deal.”

WSOP.com will be introducing a live stream of the feature table with a 5-minute delay. Five other tables will be setup in the Amazon Room blue section and will feature spectator seating and plasma screens to show all the action at each table.

Here are the current list of players registered for the big game:

  • Bobby Baldwin
  • Frederic Banjout
  • Bob Bright
  • Ilya Bulychev
  • Roland De Wolfe
  • Tom Dwan
  • Jonathan Duhamel
  • David Einhorn
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Phil Galfond
  • Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
  • Philipp Gruissem
  • Giovanni “Malibu” Guarascio
  • Gus Hansen (Rio 25k Satellite Winner)
  • Phil Hellmuth (MGM Resorts VIP Winner)
  • Phil Ivey
  • Eugene Katchalov
  • Cary Katz
  • Jens Kyllonen
  • Guy Laliberte
  • Ben Lamb
  • Tom Marchese
  • Jason Mercier
  • Michael Mizrachi
  • John Morgan
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Paul Newey
  • Chamath Palihapitiya
  • Bill Perkins
  • Paul Phua
  • Vivek Rajkumar
  • Brian Rast
  • Tobias Reinkemeier
  • Andrew Robl
  • Phil Ruffin
  • Rick Salomon (Caesars satellite winner)
  • Nick Schulman
  • Noah Schwartz
  • Erik Seidel
  • Mike Sexton
  • Dan Shak
  • Talal Shakerchi
  • Mikhail Smirnov
  • Justin Smith
  • Brandon Steven
  • Sam Trickett
  • Haralobos Voulgaris
  • Richard Yong

Big One for ONEDROP Payouts:

  • 1st: $18,346,673
  • 2nd: $10,112,001
  • 3rd: $4,352,000
  • 4th: $2,645,333
  • 5th: $1,834,666
  • 6th: $1,621,333
  • 7th: $1,408,000
  • 8th: $1,237,333
  • 9th: $1,109,333