Chock from Jean-Robert Bellande: I'll play the One Drop

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posted Wednesday Jun 6th 2012 at 09:56 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Apparently Jean-Robert Bellande has come into a lot of money - or found a staker willing to pay the million dollar entry for the Big One for One Drop, because he is playing it.

Another player has put down his name for WSOP Event #55, better known as The Big One for One Drop - the tournament with the biggest buy-in ever, $1,000,000. 


And it is NOT Phil Ivey who still hasn't signed up to play the event. On the contrary it is Jean-Robert Bellande and our guess is that he's found someone that is willing to put up the money required. 


Here's what Bellande posted on Twitter:


 


The former nightclub owner has a reputation of always being broke but that doesn't keep away from this event - and unless he's inherited a huge sum of money or won the lottery - it has to be some kind of staking deal. 


With Bellande on the list we're up to 36 names in total. 


 


First the 30 players confirmed by WSOP: 


1.    Guy Laliberté


2.    Phil Ruffin


3.    Andy Beal


4.    Montreal Private Citizen Group (Sean O’Donnell)


5.    Carlos Nahas (Qualifier from Loto-Québec/Casino Montreal)


6.    Cary Katz


7.    Paul Newey


8.    Richard Yong


9.    Erik Seidel


10.    Anonymous – American venture capitalist


11.    Anonymous – European hedgefund manager


12.    Anonymous – American hedgefund manager


13.    Anonymous – French businessman


14.    Caesars Entertainment-seat


15.    Caesars Entertainment via $25.300 satellite on Rio 30. June


16.    MGM Mirage Satellite-seat


17.    Bobby Baldwin


18.    Patrik Antonius


19.    Gus Hansen


20.    Daniel Negreanu


21.    Johnny Chan


22.    Tom "durrrr" Dwan


23.    Tony "G" Guoga


24.    Jonathan Duhamel


25.    Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier


26.    Daniel Shak


27.    Justin "Boosted J" Smith


28.    Bob Bright


29.    Arnaud Mimran


30.    Paul Phua


 


The following six players claim to have registered (yet to be confirmed) 


31. Jens Kyllönen


32. Sam Trickett


33. Jason Mercier


34. Eugene Katchalov


35. Andrew "good2cu" Robl


36. Jean-Robert Bellande


 


On top of these names three players are selling shares at the moment: Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, Phil Hellmuth and Phil "philbort" Gruissem.  


According to the rumors the following players could sign up too: 


Ben Lamb, Doyle Brunson, Vivek Rajkumar, Nick Schulman and French businessman Fabrice Touil, who could be hiding behind spot no13 on the list above. 


The Big One for One Drop has a maximum capacity of 48 players. 


The tournament start on Sunday the 1st of July. 


 

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