Day 2 of the Big One for One Drop was a non-stop show as big names rose and fell in meteoric fashion. We have all of the big storylines and happenings from Day 2, but it is time to look at ahead at what to expect from the second-ever Big One for One Drop final table. Here are some interesting factoids and tidbits about the nine remaining players, the event itself, and where to watch the action when it airs on ESPN later this month:

1. The biggest winner of this event is the One Drop organization. Between the two Big One for One Drop events, the tournament has raised $10 million for the water-centric charity. After winning the event in 2012, Antonio Esfandiari didn’t just donate, he participated in a trip to Honduras to see One Drop in action.


2. Out of the starting field of 42 players, 15 were bracelet winners. Now, only two bracelet winners remain, Scott Seiver, who won his in a $5,000 No Limit Hold’event back in 2008, and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu.

3. The average age of the final nine players is 36 years old, but there is actually only one player in his 30s in the group, Daniel Negreanu. The 39-year-old has less than a month left of his thirties. The other eight players are evenly split with four players in their 20s (Seiver, Colman, Vogelsang, and Reinkemeier) and four players in their 40s (Newey, Salomon, Katz, and Hall). Daniel Colman is the youngest of the bunch at 23, while Tom Hall is the elder statesman of the table at 46.

4. There were participants from six different countries in this year’s Big One for One drop, four of which are represented at today’s unofficial final table line-up. We are guaranteed to have at least one Brit, at least one German, and at least three Americans in the official final table line-up, but we aren’t sure whether or not Canada will be represented, as Negreanu is the only Canadian left in the group.

5. There is a fair amount of chip disparity at this final table. Four players are sitting on over 20 million chips, while the remaining five are all under 10 million. With blinds at 250,000/500,000, the short stack in worst shape is Paul Newey, who is returning with less than 5 million chips.

6. There will be six hours of ESPN coverage of this event starting July 29th and continuing for three consecutive Tuesdays on ESPN. The ESPN crews were rolling on the feature and secondary tables yesterday, so expect to see plenty of highlights from Day 2 in addition to the final table.

7. Of the final nine, seven have notched a WSOP cash before, but there are two players in the bunch that have never headed to the WSOP payout desk, Tom Hall and Christoph Vogelsang. While Hall did cash in the WSOP APAC High Roller event last year, that tournament was not a bracelet event, therefore does not count towards his WSOP stats.

8. Everyone is fixated on the eight-figure first place payday, but second place in this tournament is taking home a tidy sum as well. The runner-up will earn $8,288,001, which is just $73,561 less than Ryan Riess took home for winning last year’s Main Event.

9. After a stretch of more than three hours with only one elimination, play concluded for the night on the money bubble with nine players remaining. There are several short stacks returning for the final day of action, but it could still be a while before the official final table is set.

10. Here is a look at the chip counts and seat assignments for when play resumes:

Seat 1: Cary Katz – 9,125,000
Seat 2: Rick Salomon – 23,575,00
Seat 3: Christoph Vogelsang – 7,075,000
Seat 4: Daniel Colman – 22,625,000
Seat 5: Tom Hall – 7,775,000
Seat 6: Tobias Reinkemeier – 22,825,000
Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu – 20,700,000
Seat 8: Paul Newey – 4,050,000
Seat 9: Scott Seiver – 8,250,000