WILL KING’S CASINO BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE LARGEST PLAYING FIELD IN A EUROPEAN POKER TOURNAMENT OVER 100K NOVEMBER 3 AT WSOPE?

Three of the finalists from the WSOP Las Vegas $111,111 High Roller for One Drop are amongst the 84 registered for first European High Roller for One Drop

Tweet it: @PokerroomKings to welcome 84 players for the #1DropHighRoller of #WSOPE! Join the cause @Allinfor1Drop

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – June 8th, 2017 – Following a four day thrilling battle the $111,111 One Drop High Roller gold bracelet went to US professional and media personality Doug Polk, who scooped a whopping $3.68M from a field of 130 entries. This event has seen the poker community unite once more to show their support for One Drop, official charitable partner of WSOP, with $505,570 raised for safe water access initiatives worldwide!

Doug PolkPolk has been a regular in One Drop tournaments since 2013 and One Drop hopes to see him again as they move their events to King’s Casino, Rozvadov, the largest poker room in Europe, on November 3, 2017 where the next €111,111 One Drop High Roller will take place as part of WSOPE.

Three players from the final table, namely 2nd place winner Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier, Rainer Kempe and Andrew Robl, are amongst 84 individuals who have already made a €11,111 euro deposit, securing their spots in the 111-player capped tournament. It’s this strong pre-registration – a first for any One Drop Tournament – that led Leon Tsoukernik, Czech entrepreneur and owner of King’s Casino, to add the massive €10,000,000 GUARANTEED PRIZEPOOL.  This event welcomes businessmen, philanthropists and professionals alike in a continued effort to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues.

"All of us at King's would love to congratulate Doug Polk on his fantastic win and we extend a very warm welcome to him to play our €111k One Drop at the WSOPE in November,” said Tsoukernik, “This One Drop high roller will be the richest non-invitational tournament in European poker history and with 84 deposits already put down and the field capped at 111 we encourage players to commit sooner rather than later!"

Alongside the notable High Rollers for One Drop Event, the Little One for One Drop will also be seen twice this year; on July 11th at WSOP Las Vegas and on November 1st at King’s, preceding the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop. This charitable poker tournament will have a buy-in of €1,100 and a guarantee of €500,000. It is now clear that the events in Rozvadov will bring the amount raised through the partnership between One Drop and WSOP since 2012 to surpass the $20,000,000 mark, a symbolic milestone that signifies a tremendous support from the poker community.

To date, the funds raised by One Drop’s poker initiatives have contributed to changing the lives of nearly 160,000 people in India, West Africa and Latin America and in 2017, One Drop foresees an even greater influence for universal and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene. To increase its impact and further leverage occasions to raise funds to transform the life of tens of thousands of more individuals through these projects, One Drop is pleased to collaborate with King’s Casino during their multi-year agreement with the WSOP with the two tournaments in Rozvadov. This fall is a bold next step, but just a first in a series.

For clarity, King’s’ Leon Tsoukernik has asked for the list of registrations and €11k non-refundable deposits to be published and it is done so below. At the request of some players, they will remain anonymous but they are still highlighted in the list with a generic description as ‘reserved players.’

  1. Sergio Aido
  2. Patrik Antonius
  3. Mikita Badziakouski*
  4. Bobby Baldwin*
  5. Jan Barta*
  6. Boris Becker
  7. Yahir Bitoun*
  8. Liv Boeree*
  9. Tomi Brouk
  10. Ilya Bulychev
  11. Martin Burda
  12. Charlie Carrel
  13. Daniel Jungleman Cates
  14. Christian Christner
  15. Andreas Eiler
  16. Antonio Esfandiari
  17. Dietrich Fast*
  18. Ali Reza Fatehi*
  19. Tony G
  20. Bertand Elky Grospellier
  21. Jeff Gross*
  22. Philip Gruissem*
  23. Scott Hanna
  24. Gus Hansen*
  25. Phil Hellmuth
  26. Fedor Holz
  27. Amir Hossein Davoudi*
  28. Phil Ivey
  29. Martin Kabrhel
  30. Mustapha Kanit*
  31. Eugene Katchalov
  32. Byron Kaverman*
  33. Rainer Kempe
  34. Bryn Kenney*
  35. Matt Kirk*
  36. Aldermir Koray
  37. Igor Kurganov*
  38. Orpen Kysacikoglu*
  39. Gleb Larionov
  40. Theodor Lejsek
  41. Manig Loeser*
  42. Adrian Mateos
  43. Pierre Neuville
  44. Paul Newey
  45. Dominik Nitsche*
  46. Andrew Pantling
  47. Bill Perkins
  48. David Peters*
  49. Nick Petrangelo
  50. Daniel Pidun*
  51. Thomer Pidun*
  52. Felipe Ramos*
  53. Ryan Riess*
  54. Andrew Robl*
  55. Lauren Roberts*
  56. Vojtěch Růžička*
  57. Jack Salter*
  58. Stefan Schillhabel
  59. Jake Schindler*
  60. Jan Schwippert
  61. Claas Segebrecht
  62. Eric Seidel*
  63. Dan Shak*
  64. Talal Shakerchi
  65. Stefan Sontheimer
  66. Julian Thomas
  67. Jean-Noël Thorel*
  68. Tony Tran*
  69. Sam Trickett
  70. Vladimir Troyanovskiy
  71. Leon Tsoukernik
  72. Dzmitry Urbanovich*
  73. Christoph Vogelsang
  74. David Yan
  75. Rob Yong
  76. Quirin Zech
  77. Reserved player
  78. Reserved player
  79. Reserved player
  80. Reserved player
  81. Reserved player
  82. Reserved player
  83. Reserved player*
  84. Reserved player

  85. Daniel Negreanu*
  86. Pratyush Buddiga*
  87. Timothy Adams*

*Players added since last press release

Anybody that would like to enter is asked to email warren@warrenlush.com to lock up a seat.

 

November 3, 2017 -- €111,111 High Roller for One Drop - €10,000,000 Guarantee – re-entry (111 player cap)

November 1 & 2, 2017 - €1,100 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em - €500,000 Guarantee - 2 starting flights

 

For more information and full schedule see: http://www.wsop.com/2017/wsope/

 

About ONE DROP™

One Drop™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, One Drop has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about One Drop, visit www.onedrop.org.

 

About King’s Casino Rozvadov

King’s Casino Rozvadov, is well known for its range of games for players and for its famous customer focused service and hospitality. King’s Casino is Europe’s biggest poker room and situated roughly two hours’ drive from Prague and Munich. The venue offers everything a guest could want, including a full casino, two restaurants, three, four and five-star accommodation and great poker action 24/7.

By August 2017, people will discover an all new version of the King's Casino with over 1,800 square meters of Las Vegas-style casino space added. A new hotel with 250 additional rooms, a new restaurant and a fully-equipped wellness center with jacuzzis, saunas, massage rooms and a fitness center will make Europe’s biggest poker room even bigger! There are a variety of accommodation options for players close to the casino. For reservations or any other questions please contact King’s directly via hotel@kingscasino.eu or call +420 374 616 050. For more information see www.pokerroomkings.com

 

Media Contacts
Polina Gamayunova, ONE DROP, polina.gamayunov@onedrop.org or +1 514 262 4230
Warren Lush, King’s Casino, warren@warrenlush.com T: @warrenlush +44 7947 30 78 99

 

 

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