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The highly anticipated €1 million Big One for One Drop poker tournament will be held at Casino De Monte-Carlo in Monaco. There are 35 players registered for the event on October 14th.

In this unique poker event, pros arent allowed. Until the start of the tournament all of the recreational players’ names won’t be made public.

In 2012 and 2014, the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas hosted the tournament. For millions of dollars and a WSOP gold bracelet, pros competed along wealthy recreational players.

For more than $18 million, Antonio Esfandiari won the largest touranament in poker history on the inaugural event. Two years later Dan Colman claimed the top prize of $15 million.

In the history of poker tournaments this year’s Big One for One Drop has the largest buy-in ever. The buy-in is €1 million which is even more worth in US Dollars.


The main purpose of this event is charity and not winning the €1 million buy-in or playing poker.

The founder of One Drop foundation is a recreational poker player, Guy LaLiberte, who has competed in the previous Big One for One Drop tournaments as in numerous high stakes games. Not all people over the world have access to clean water and that’s what this charity will be trying to ensure.

This event is created by LaLiberte to raise money for his foundation. LaLiberte is also the founder of Cirque du Soleil. The One Drop event will donate €111,11 from each buy-in.  Laliberte’s charity receives €3,888,885  with a prize pool so far at €31,111,115.

Other Tournaments in October 

Laliberte wants to make sure that the recreational players enjoy all the extravaganza but also projects many players to re-buy for the Big One for One Drop.

“I want to remind players that there are still seven other tournaments and cash games, including a one million euro cash game, to be played during the week at what promises to be the biggest charitable poker event ever held, with proceeds going to One Drop.”

In 17 October there is another €100,000 buy-in event among the other tournaments.

All the action will end on October 17 in the Monte Carlo on the extravaganza’s final day.