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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Prizepool: $24,840,000
  • Entries: 27
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 16, 2018 12:28 PM Local Time
Three New Entries for Day 2

WSOP tournament director Jack Effel got the day started over on the main feature table and announced 22 players remaining. This confirms three new entries for Day 2 to boost the overall field to 27 entries. The new entries include Brian Rast, Byron Kaverman and Rainer Kempe, the former two are on the main feature while Kempe has taken a seat on the secondary feature.

Brian Rast5,000,000
Byron Kaverman5,000,000
Rainer Kempe5,000,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:26 PM Local Time
888ride: Matt Savage & The Poker Hall Of Fame

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Monday, July 16, 2018 12:06 PM Local Time
Final Preparations for the Live Stream Underway

The Big One Drop

The Big One Drop
The Big One Drop

Almost all of yesterday's 19 survivors have already shown up on the Thunderdome set to take their seats on the three live stream tables and the cards are expected to go in the air in a few minutes. All new entries will be revealed once the first cards are dealt.

Monday, July 16, 2018 10:19 AM Local Time
Day 2 of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop Resumes at Noon

Rick Salomon

The 2018 World Series of Poker is closing off with a bang as Event #78: $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop continues at noon. 19 out of 24 players made it through the first day of this hallmark event, and several more are expected to take their seat shortly before late registration closes at the start of Day 2.

As expected, the best of the best have taken their seat in this event. However, it's not one of the usual suspects that tops the counts as American star Rick Salomon is leading after Day 1. The producer and poker player, notable for his high-profile relationships, bagged the overnight chip lead with 11,445,000 in chips. Salomon is no stranger when it comes to these ultra high-stakes events and cashed the last two editions of the One Drop, finishing 4th in 2014 in Las Vegas ($2,800,000) and 3rd in 2016 in Monte Carlo (€3,000,000).

Hot on Salomon's heels are two of poker's biggest stars: Phil Ivey sits in second with 10,365,000 in chips, while Daniel Negreanu follows in third with 8,100,000.

Phil Ivey
Ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey sits in second after Day 1

Although the entire field could be listed, Dan Smith (7,735,000), Erik Seidel (6,835,000), Talal Shakerchi (6,745,000), Dominik Nitsche (6,550,000), Jason Koon (6,540,000), Christoph Vogelsang (5,680,000), Nick Petrangelo (5,300,000), Justin Bonomo (4,715,000), Stephen Chidwick (4,550,000), Fedor Holz (3,220,000) and Adrian Mateos (3,100,000) are among those that will be back on Day 2.

2012 champion Antonio Esfandiari was the second to fall on Day 1 after David Peters busted first. Isaac Haxton, Bryn Kenney, and Jake Schindler also ran out of chips during the first day.

Cards will be back in the air at noon local time with blinds at 50,000/100,000 and a big blind ante of 100,000. Ultra-late entrants still receive 50 big blinds to work with, giving them plenty of room as Day 2 kicks off. The penultimate day is scheduled to play 10 levels or down to the final six, whichever comes first.

PokerNews covers this prestigious event with an all-star team wire-to-wire, so be sure to stick glued to your screen to not miss any of the action. Live streaming will be during the entire day and starts on PokerGO from 12:30 p.m. onwards with hole cards up, then move to ESPN from 9:30 p.m. onwards. The broadcast will be on a security delay of 30 minutes.

RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4311Daniel NegreanuCanada8,100,00081
Amazon4312Steffen SontheimerGermany5,150,00052
Amazon4314Christoph VogelsangGermany5,680,00057
Amazon4315David EinhornUnited States6,110,00061
Amazon4316Dominik NitscheGermany6,550,00066
Amazon4318Cary KatzUnited States5,230,00052
Amazon4391Matthew SiegalCanada7,900,00079
Amazon4392Adrian MateosSpain3,100,00031
Amazon4393Erik SeidelUnited States6,835,00068
Amazon4394Jason KoonUnited States6,540,00065
Amazon4395Fedor HolzGermany3,220,00032
Amazon4396Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom4,550,00045
Amazon4397Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom6,745,00067
Amazon4471Rick SalomonUnited States11,445,000114
Amazon4473Nick PetrangeloUnited States5,300,00053
Amazon4474Dan SmithUnited States7,735,00077
Amazon4475Justin BonomoUnited States4,715,00047
Amazon4476Phil IveyUnited States10,365,000104
Amazon4477Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus4,725,00047