World Series of Poker Announces a $ 1 Million Buy-in Tournament on July 1, 2012 to Benefit One Drop

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How cool is this?
The World Series of Poker has announced a $1 million buy-in tournament to benefit One Drop. One Drop, an initiative started by Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque Du Soleil, focuses on supporting access to clean water worldwide. One Drop uses a distinctive approach based on social arts and popular education to raise awareness of water issues. The BIG ONE for ONE DROP poker tournament will raise awareness and funds to provide access to safe water to fight poverty around the world.

The Big One for One Drop will be the largest buy-in and the most significant charity initiative in poker history. The event takes place July 1-3, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. If at least 22 players register, the event will be an official bracelet event of the 2012 WSOP, and the winner will be awarded the first-ever platinum WSOP bracelet. Of the $1 million tournament buy-in, 11.11 percent of each entry will be withheld for One Drop.

Players scheduled to participate include Guy Laliberte, president of the board of directors, ONE DROP and founder of Cirque du Soleil, Bobby Baldwin, CEO of MGM-Mirage Resorts, and Phil Ruffin, owner of Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Professional poker players committed to playing the Big One for One Drop include Doyle Brunson, Andy Beal, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, and Tony Guoga.

Tom “Durrr” Dwan and Johnny Chan have also announced they will participate. My bet is the richest poker players and businessmen/philanthropists who play poker will participate.

The event is capped at 48, but Dwan mentioned at the news conference, how cool it would be to have more players.

Caesar’s entertainment the owners of the WSOP will donate two seats, one of which will be won by satellite tournaments and one by promotion.

Day By Day July 5, 2010 – Blockade

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

The only blockade I feel today is that which is in my head.

Mrs. Flap and I watched the final heads up battle between Huck Seed and Howard Lederer at the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions into the early morning hours today. Huck Seed won the event which will be televised on ESPN in mid-August.

The World Series of Poker Main Event starts today and I will try to wander over to the Rio sometime tonight.

And, stay tuned because I have photos from the Two Plus Two Pokercast Party last night at the Aria. We played 1/2 NLHE with professional players Jon Aguiar and Shaun Deeb, plus PokerStars Big Game Producer Alexis Gilbard with lots of fun/pranks.

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2010 World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions Field is Announced

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Poker Pro and WSOP Bracelet winner Jennifer Harman asks for your vote into The Tournament of Champions

Yeah, Jennifer Harman made the list.

Here is a complete list of those who were voted in and the number of votes they received.

1. Phil Ivey – 16,267
2. Daniel Negreanu – 16,239
3. Doyle Brunson – 13,796
4. Phil Hellmuth – 12,673
5. Chris Ferguson – 11,585
6. Allen Cunninghan – 10,486
7. Johnny Chan – 10,434
8. Scotty Nguyen – 9,834
9. Barry Greenstein – 9,806
10. John Juanda – 8,835
11. Erik Seidel – 8,802
12. Jennifer Harman – 8,206
13. Huck Seed – 8,180
14. Dan Harrington – 7,342
15. T.J. Cloutier – 6,281
16. Sammy Farha – 6,085
17. Howard Lederer – 5,596
18. Greg Raymer – 5,404
19. Joe Hachem – 5,272
20. Antonio Esfandiari – 5,129

The Tournament of Champions begins on June 27th and the final table will on July 4.

I will be in Las Vegas on the 4th and will live tweet the events. Should be a pretty good tournament.

Day By Day by Chris Muir July 12, 2008

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Let L.F. Eason retire and good riddance. Did he make a personal statement?

Gov. Mike Easley had ordered all U.S. and state flags lowered after Helms died July 4. But L.F. Eason III told his staff to ignore the directive at the state Standards Laboratory in Raleigh.

Eason said in e-mails he didn’t think it was appropriate to lower the flags because of Helms’ “doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice.” Eason said Helms “voted against or blocked every civil right issue” that came before Congress.

Eason requested the option to retire Monday after his superiors ordered the flags be lowered. Eason said he could not in good conscience honor Helms.

The 51-year-old Eason had worked with the Department of Agriculture for 29 years.

Who cares about another state Department of Agriculture employee taking early retirement? Flap thinks he was looking for an excuse to retire or was just a MORON.

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In blogging matters, Flap is starting late today because he played and won a satellite poker tournament this morning and just busted out of the main tournament later.

There are many photos from yesterday’s World Series of Poker that I will post later tonight or tomorrow. I will be heading over to the Amazon Room at the Rio very shortly for today’s action.

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Flap and the World Series of Poker July 10 Day 3

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Here are some of Flap’s photos from the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event from yesterday at Day 3 of the tournament, July 10, 2008.

Day three ended with the cash bubble busted after 11:30 PM last night. Flap was there and the applause was thunderous when everyone in the Amazon Room at the Rio is NOW in the money.

The Photos:

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The banner along the long hallway or “walk of shame” (if you bust out) into the WSOP

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Patrick Antonius SHOVES ALL-IN and busts out on a rivered flush draw

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Jean-Robert (Bobby) Bellande of Survivor China Fame at an ESPN featured table #2 (on the floor)

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Johnny Chan (on television monitors) at the ESPN Featured Table #1 (stadium seating)

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Gus Hansen playing on the floor. White at the ESPN featured table Wednesday night (Day 2B) Gus stayed during a player’s break to sign autographs and pose with fans for photos. A real class act and IS very popular with the ladies.

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Victor Ramdin and his floor play table in the afternoon

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Phil Hellmuth who is doing very well – just ask him!

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Hevad “RaiNKhaN” Khan

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Brandon Adams who later “busted out”

474 players remain of the 6,844 who started on July 3. There are many notable poker players remaining in Day 4 which will start in a couple of hours.

Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Johnny Chan, Jeff Madsen, Gus Hansen, Hoyt Corkins, Victor Ramdin, Hevad Khan, Alexander Kostritsyn, Allen Cunningham, Robert Mizrachi, Mark Vos, Chip Jett, Markus Golser, Jean-Robert Bellande, Evelyn Ng, Matt Matros, Tommy Le, Hasan Habib, Shawn Sheikhan, Dag Martin Mikkelson and Jon Friedberg.

Online Remaining Stars include:

Steve “MrSmokey1” Billirakis, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, David Benefield and Thayer “THAY3R” Rasmussen

Chip Leaders:

  • Jeremy Joseph: 1,450,000
  • Jeremiah Smith: 1,300,000
  • Owen Crowe: 1,000,000
  • Alexander Kostritsyn: 980,000
  • Dag Mikkelsen: 930,000
  • Mark Ketteringham: 915,000
  • Alan Jaffray: 870,000
  • Cristian Dragomir: 860,000
  • Sarkis Akopyan: 850,000
  • Robert Georato: 820,000

Flap will heading over to the Rio at noon. Stay tuned…….

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Here are some of Flap’s photos from the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) from the late afternoon and evening of Day 2B July 9, 2008.

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Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth

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Mike “The Mouth” Matasou

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Alan Cunningham

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Phil “Unabomber” Lakk

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Mike “The Mouth” explaining why Chris/Tony (watch ESPN) is a Donk

Flap is off for a walk and the start of Day 3 of the World Series of Poker.

Stay tuned…….

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