Update: The Million Dollar Buy-in Tournament Player List Revealed

Organizers of Big One for One drop

Harrah’s Entertainment, organizer of the million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament scheduled for Saturday, published the official and final sign-up list of players earlier that day.

19 amateurs and 27 professional players together with two satellite seat entrants complete the list of 48 seats in the charity tournament where 11.1% of the total amount ($5.53 million) will be set aside for third world humanitarian projects.

With $18,346,673 allocated for the first prize, this is so far the biggest single prize in poker tournaments.

Other pay-outs are listed below:

2nd: $10,112,001

3rd: $4,352,000

4th: $2,645,333

5th: $1,834,666

6th: $1,621,333

7th: $1,408,000

8th: $1,237,333

9th: $1,109,333

Some of the top poker pros players who twitted about their plans to participate eventually did not appear on the list.

Here’s the official entry list:

Bobby Baldwin – Chief Design Construction Officer, MGM Resorts International Age: 62

Frederic Banjout – CEO, Eden Shoes, Paris, France Age: 42

Bob Bright – CEO, Bright Trading, LLC, Las Vegas, NV Age: 72

Ilya Bulchev – Businessman, Moscow, Russia Age: 55

Roland De Wolfe – Professional Poker Player, London, England Age: 27

Tom Dwan – Professional Poker Player, Edison, NJ, USA Age: 25

Jonathan Duhamel – Professional Poker Player, Montreal, QC, Canada Age: 24

David Einhorn – U.S. Hedge Fund Manager, Rye, New York Age: 43

Antonio Esfandiari – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 33

Phil Galfond – Professional Poker Player, Potomac, Maryland Age: 27

Bertrand Grospellier – Professional Poker Player, France Age: 31

Philipp Gruissem – Professional Poker Player, Germany Age: 25

Giovanni Guarascio – Businessman, Montreal, Canada Age: 55

Phil Ivey – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 36

Eugene Katchalov – Professional Poker Player, New York, NY Age: 31

Cary Katz – CEO, College Loan Corporation, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 41

Jens Kyllouml;nen – Professional Poker Player, Finland Age: 22

Guy Laliberteacute; – Founder, Cirque de Soleil, Montreal, QC, Canada Age: 52

Ben Lamb – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 27

Tom Marchese – Professional Poker Player, Parsippanny, NJ Age: 24

Jason Mercier – Professional Poker Player, Davie, FL. Age: 25

Michael Mizrachi – Professional Poker Player, Miami, FL. Age: 31

John Morgan – CEO, Winmark Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Age: 71

Daniel Negreanu – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 37

Paul Newey – Chairman, New Wave Ventures, Dorset, United Kingdom Age: 43

Chamath Palihapitiya – Venture Capitalist, Burlingame, CA. Age: 35

Bill Perkins – Owner, Small Ventures (Private Equity), Houston, TX. Age: 43

Paul Phua – Businessman, Miri, Malaysia Age: 48

Brian Rast – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 30

Vivek Rajkumar – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 26

Tobias Reinkemeier – Professional Poker Player, Brighton, Germany Age: 24

Andrew Robl – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 25

Phil Ruffin – Owner, Treasure Island Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 76

Rick Salomon – Film Producer, Los Angeles, CA. Age: 44

Nick Schulman – Professional Poker Player, Manhattan, NY. Age: 27

Noah Schwartz – Professional Poker Player, Miami, FL. Age: 28

Erik Seidel – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 52

Mike Sexton – Professional Poker Player, Las Vegas, NV. Age: 64

Dan Shak – Founder, SHK Asset Management, Philadelphia, PA Age: 53

Talal Shakerchi – European Hedge Fund Manager, Surrey, England Age: 48

Mikhail Smirnov – Businessman/Poker Player, Moscow, Russia Age: 39

Justin Smith – Professional Poker Player, Los Angeles, CA. Age: 24

Brandon Steven – Businessman/Car Dealer Owner, Wichita, KS. Age: 38

Sam Trickett – Professional Poker Player, East Retford, England Age: 25

Haralabos Voulgaris – Professional Sports Handicapper, Winnipeg, Canada Age: 37

Richard Yong – Asian Businessman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Age: 54

Satellite Winner $25,300 Mega Satellite ndash; June 30 at Rio (name) TBD Age: TBD

Satellite Winner MGM Resorts International June 30 VIP winner (name TBD) Age: TBD

The Saturdays breaking news was that Phil Hellmuth, high profile poker professional and twelve-time WSOP bracelet winner, joined the list though it was not confirmed whether he had won or bought seat 48, a satellite seat put up by MGM Resorts International.

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