The Big One for One Drop is the name of poker tournament with a buy-in of $ 1 million. It was attended by 48 people, and the winner, Esfandiari, earned more than $ 18 million. It was a huge event. The event was held as part of World Series of Poker, which is being held in Las Vegas. But gambling tournaments of this magnitude goes beyond the World Series. It was reported by many news magazines and on the television as well. The main point here is that 11.11% of each buy-in was allocated to charity, to the One Drop organization engaged in the provision of drinking water in third countries. The organization is supported by Guy Laliberte, a famous billionaire, owner of Cirque du Soleil. By the way, he also participated in the tournament and even won a prize.
In general, before proceeding with the description of the iconic moments of The Big One for One Drop, it should be mentioned that over $ 10 million was raised in the course of the event. All this money has been sent to a charity. The situation is unique in many ways. In fact, no one has ever been able to collect as much money from poker tournaments.
Sam Trickett was Esfadiari’s main opponent throughout the entire event. For quite a long time, both players had managed to hold the leading position. Not one of them could outscore another one. And that was the way they played till the very end of the Big One for One Drop when Antonio Esfandiari (aka Wizard) could finally beat his opponent. He survived the final battle against Trickett’s flush draw. Thus, he won the largest jackpot in the history of poker tournaments, the $18 million title. This victory has made it possible for Antonio Esfandiari to jump to the first position in the ranking of the most successful players in the world. Along with Phil Ivey and other prominent gamblers, he is now one of the most renowned gamblers in the history of poker.Share on: