Sam Trickett Dominates One Drop
Monday, 30 June 2014
The biggest WSOP event of the year, the $1 million Big One for One Drop event, got underway last night and when the registration desk had finally closed an impressive 42 players had joined the action.
Creating a monster prizepool of $42 million, the tournament saw many of the world's top players, including Vanessa Selbst (the first woman in history to play the event), Daniel Negreanu and Sam Trickett take to the felt.
Also in the mix and running well on Day 1 was defending champion Antonio Esfandiari, but the player who really asserted him dominance over the opening session was Mr. Trickett. The 2012 runner-up enjoyed the rub of the green in the earlier hours of this morning to rake in more than 14 million chips.
The monster haul put him comfortably ahead of such luminaries as Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Galfond who all survived the opening exchanges.
While the decision to ante-up $1 million was wise for some, it wasn't for everyone. Indeed, as Day 1 drew to a close the likes of Vanessa Selbst, Igor Kurganov and Philipp Gruissem found themselves counting the damage to their bankrolls from the rail.
The $1 million WSOP event will continue to crush dreams tomorrow as Day 2 whittles the field down even further as the players vie for the title and $15,306,668 top prize.
The Big One for One Drop Chip Leaders are as follows:
1 Sam Trickett 13,400,000
2 Tom Hall 9,125,000
3 Phil Ivey 7,675,000
4 Daniel Colman 6,875,000
5 Antonio Esfandiari 6,725,0005
6 Noah Schwartz 6,275,000
7 Rick Salomon 5,890,000
8 David Sands 4,615,000
9 Phil Galfond 4,390,000
10 Daniel Negreanu 4,270,000