HELLMUTH, BORIS BECKER AMONG THOSE CONFIRMED FOR WSOP EUROPE HIGH ROLLER

March 21, 2017 - 02:15:26 PM EST  | 

HELLMUTH, BORIS BECKER AMONG THOSE CONFIRMED FOR WSOP EUROPE HIGH ROLLER

50 PAID DEPOSITS ALREADY FOR FIRST EUROPEAN €111,111 ONE DROP HIGH ROLLER SET FOR WSOPE AT KING’S CASINO IN NOVEMBER!

FLAGSHIP EVENT IS CAPPED AT 111 PLAYERS WITH HUGE €10,000,000 GUARANTEE

HELLMUTH CONFIRMED FOR WSOPE AND WSOP CIRCUIT MARATHON @KING’S IN FALL

 

ROZVADOV, Czech Republic – March 28, 2017 – With 50 players already paying an 11,000 non-refundable deposit for the €111,111 high roller over six months before it starts, the poker community unites once more to show their support for One Drop, official charitable partner of WSOP, during WSOP Europe set for King’s Casino this fall. Taking place November 3, 2017, the High Roller for One Drop has a cap of 111 players. King’s Casino, owned by Czech entrepreneur Leon Tsoukernik, is guaranteeing a colossal €10,000,000 in prize pool winnings for this flagship event along with a €500,000 guarantee for the notable Little One for One Drop tournament which is also making an appearance this fall. 

Leon Tsoukernik of King’s Casino said: “It is only March and we already have a staggering 50 players registered paying the 11,000 non-refundable deposit and an extra seven players of whom have said they will play but we are waiting the deposit. These kind of numbers are something that is surely unprecedented in an event of this kind this far away from it starting. With a cap of 111 players we nearly have half the field with well over six months to go! It was this news of such strong pre-registration that prompted King’s to add the 10,000,000 guarantee. My advice now is simple, register and pay your deposit as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a seat!” 

Since 2012, WSOP and the poker community has helped One Drop raise over $18,500,000 to fund their water access projects worldwide, and the event in Rozvadov will no doubt help in surpassing the symbolic $20,000,000 milestone. To date, the funds raised by One Drop’s poker initiatives have contributed to changing the lives of nearly 200,000 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. 

The €111,111 One Drop High Roller at King’s Casino in Rozvadov this fall welcomes businessmen, philanthropists and professionals alike in a continued effort to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. 50 players from all corners of the world have already stumped up the €11k deposit, including WSOP all-time gold bracelet leader, Phil Hellmuth. 

Hellmuth said: “One day in Vegas I lost too much money playing poker and handed Guy Laliberté some cash for his "One Drop" charity.  Now, the poker world is "all in" for One Drop! I’ve heard so much about Leon and King’s Casino and look forward to checking it out in person. I will be going for the WSOP Circuit and then on to WSOP Europe and naturally I will be playing both the High Roller and the Little One for such a brilliant cause and the bracelets up for grabs.” 

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’ – as are players that have indicated they will play but not sent the 11k deposit to King’s as yet. Notice the new names in this list of 57 typically not seen on the high roller circuit, including tennis legend Boris Becker! 

WSOP Europe @King’s Casino, Rozvadov – High Roller for One Drop, November 3, 2017

1) Martin Kabrhel

2) Scott Hanna

3) Martin Burda

4) Tony G

5) Teodor Lejsek

6) Ilya Bulychev

7) Leon Tsoukernik

8) Rob Yong

9) Reserved player

10) Jan Barta

11) Andrew Pantling

12) Antonio Esfandiari

13) Paul Newey

14) Ali Reza Fatehi

15)Amir Hossein

16) Andreas Eiler

17) Fedor Holz

18) Patrik Antonius

19) Bertrand Elky Grospellier

20) Reserved player

21) Reserved player

22) Reserved player

23) Daniel Jungleman Cates

24) Bill Perkins

25) Reserved player

26) Sam Trickett

27) Phil Ivey

28) Quirin Zech

29) Reserved player

30) Pierre Neuville

31) Rainer Kempe

32) Steffen Sontheimer

33) Julian Thomas

34) Koray Aldermir

35) Claas Segebrecht

36) Stefan Schillhabel

37) Reserved player

38) Christian Christner

39) Nick Petrangelo

40) Talal Shakerchi

41) Christoph Vogelsang

42) Adrian Mateos

43) Sergio Aido

44) Boris Becker

45) Charlie Carrel

46)Igor Kurganov

47) Reserved player

48) Reserved player

49) Reserved player

50) Reserved player

51) Tomi Brouk

52) Jan Schwippert

53) Eugene Katchalov

54) Gleb Larionov

55) Vladimir Troyanovskiy

56) Phil Hellmuth

57) David Yan

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


 
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