Las Vegas has been witnessing riveting poker action over the span of the past several weeks since the World Series of Poker is currently in progress at the booming gambling hub. The last tournaments are set to commence in the following days giving players last chances to make their way into the premium events of the festival and potentially win big cash prizes at some of them accompanied with the coveted WSOP gold bracelets.
The 68th event featured in the rich schedule of the poker festival known worldwide is The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 + 111 which featured the beloved by many No-Limit Hold’em poker game. According to the detailed schedule of the poker festival, this Saturday was set to welcome Event #68A: The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 + 111 No-Limit Hold’em which is set to span over the following six days.
On Sunday there will be the second starting flight which is going to bring more people to the overall paler pool. Both of the starting flights feature unlimited re-entry possibilities. Monday is set to feature the third starting flight which is related to the One Drop Foundation, bringing the final batch of players willing to go far in the poker tournament.
The charitable initiative behind this set of tournaments dedicated its efforts and generated buy-ins to the international organization which focuses on water initiatives around the globe in hopes of achieving a better future. The first starting flight of the tournament witnessed some 947 players registering for participation. Each and every one of them was ready to go far in the poker tournament.
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As a result of their joint efforts the overall prize pool of Day 1A amounted to $852,300 which is a good amount of money generated over the span of a single starting flight, The following two flights are expected to bring an even larger amount of money to the total prize pool. The chip leading position at the end of Day 1A was claimed by John Utley who managed to amass some 159,800 in chips thanks to his skills demonstrated.
The runner-up position on the official leader board of this event was reserved for Alberto Rodriguez who generated some 141,400 over the ten levels of poker action throughout the day. Among the notable players who entered the initial starting flight and make it all the way to the other end, there was Dominik Nitsche, Scott Bohlman, and David “ODB” Baker. They are going to meet once again on the official Day 2 which is going to welcome back all 194 surviving participants.
As for the second starting flight which took place this Sunday, there were some 1,268 entries that registered for participation. The total prize pool generated by them reached some $1,141,200 which brings the overall amount of cash generated to a new level. The chip leader at the end of the day was Robert Lofaso who has a total of 156,700 to his name, which is the largest chip stack up to this point in the poker tournament.
Among the players who are going to meet again on Day 2 are Chris Ferguson, Bulgarian poker player Yulian Kolev, and renown poker pro Maria Lampropulos who had successful several months when it comes to poker. This Monday will bring more players to the overall player pool providing even more interesting situations on the felt for everyone present.
Tuesday would bring the next stage of poker to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, taking surviving players one step closer to the Final Table.