The World Series of Poker has taken the field by storm ever since its first day of poker action at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. With its wide variety of poker tournaments available for participation people from near and far have been willing to become part of its structure and register in one or several of the poker events.
One of the latest tournaments which are currently in progress is Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em which saw its Day 2 of action this Tuesday. Poker players are known for their passion for the game as well as their charity preferences, which often see them devote considerable amounts of cash to various foundations around the world.
Such is the case with this poker event as well since it is related to an international non-profit foundation One Drop which strives to bring a better future when it comes to water initiatives around the globe. Now that all three of the starting flights of this event are done, it has been estimated that the overall prize pool generated amounts to $4,258,800.
This colossal sum was amassed with the help of all the entries of this event which amount to some 4,732, marking a significant level of interest towards the poker tournament, as well as one of the largest total prize pools at this edition of WSOP. The beginning of Day 2 brought together some 1,007 players returning for action, as all of them made it through the levels of the starting flights. Over the span of the ten levels of poker action on this day their overall number was reduced to only 125.
One Drop Foundation Set to Benefit from Tournament
Whoever manages to make it all the way to the top of the official leader board is going to claim the first-place prize amounting to some $559,332 as well as one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets. For the players who have no claimed such, this is one of their last chances to do so. Once the last level of action for the day was over, there was a chip leader with a considerable amount of chips in his possession.
It is Justin Liberto who is going to welcome all remaining 125 players on Day 3 as the leader with some 1,399,000 in chips. With the help of his poker skills, he managed to make it all the way to the top of the daily rank list and proved his proficiency when it comes to poker.
Throughout the day he remained among the players with relatively average chip count, but this changed shortly prior to the last levels of poker action when the situation on the felt witnessed a change and he generated more chips to his name. The runner-up position at the end of the day was reserved for Aditya Sushant who has a total of 1,341,000 in chips.
Among the players to make it all the way to Day 2 was also Alexandru Papazian from Romania who already has one WSOP gold bracelet. At the end of this day, he had some 1,059,000 in chips, placing him among the top players as of this moment. He will have to compete with other renown players who also continue ahead.
Among them are big names to the liking of Dominik Nitsche, Jeff Gross, and Dutch Boyd, all willing to go far in the 68th poker tournament. Day 3 of the tournament will return this Wednesday for more action and one step closer to the official Final Table of the event.