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