Bin Weng in Pole Position for Another Major Score at the One Drop Event 13 Jul

As the high stakes WPT EveryOne for One Drop event enters its third day, only 71 strong contenders are left in the field from the original 1,676 entries, all eying the coveted first place, which carries an impressive prize of $2,561,480.

From the initial 537 players who made it past three Day 1s, the number dwindled to 247 after four levels of play on Day 2. Day 1A chip leader Stephen Song was leading the field at that point.

Tensions escalated as the tournament edged closer to the money, commencing hand-for-hand play when just six spots remained before cashing. One of the unluckiest was legendary Phil Ivey, who was eliminated by Eduardo Pereira just three places shy of the money.

The pressure was lifted once the money bubble burst. Sammy Dubonnet and David Dowdy were both eliminated in the same hand and chopped the 210th spot cash of $17,200. As usual, the pace intensified from there.

Among the notable eliminations were poker heavyweights Isaac Haxton (198th), Erik Seidel (197th), and 2015 WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen (192nd). Stoyan Madanzhiev, the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event champion, ended his run in 182nd place, followed by Chris Moneymaker in 141st. Victor Ramdin departed in 119th place, knocked out by Joe Firova.

After the second break, 12 players managed to amass at least 1.2 million chips. Bin Weng, the current WPT Player of the Year points leader, stood out with a significant lead of 3.1 million chips. Fresh from back-to-back WPT Final Tables, including a victory worth $1,128,250 at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Weng is poised to make another huge score.

By the end of Day 2, Bin Weng still held the top spot with a stack of 3,280,000 (131 big blinds), closely followed by Scott Baumstein with 3,265,000 (131 bb).

World Poker Tour EveryOne for One Drop Top 5 Day 2 Chip Stacks

Place Name Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Bin Weng USA 3,280,000 131 bb
2 Scott Baumstein USA 3,265,000 131 bb
3 Niko Koop Russia 2,830,000 113 bb
4 Thomas Cannuli USA 2,625,000 105 bb
5 Mehdi Chaoui Morocco 2,320,000 93 bb

Day 3 will kick off tomorrow at noon PDT. Players will battle through as many one-hour levels as needed to whittle the field down to the final six.

The $10,500 One Drop event is a test of poker prowess and an opportunity to make a significant difference. A portion of the tournament's proceeds are dedicated to the One Drop Foundation, which focuses on providing sustainable access to safe water. This noble cause adds an extra layer of significance to the event, underscoring that while the game may be about skill and strategy, its impact extends beyond the felt.

World Poker Tour EveryOne for One Drop Remaining Payouts

Place Prize
1st $2,561,480
2nd $1,740,000
3rd $1,302,000
4th $956,000
5th $700,100
6th $524,500
7th $412,900
8th $326,300
9th-10th $257,600
11th-12th $203,940
13th-14th $163,280
15th-16th $132,060
17th-20th $107,900
21st-24th $89,080
25th-32nd $74,300
33rd-40th $62,620
41st-48th $53,340
49th-56th $45,840
57th-64th $39,980
65th-71st $35,480