WPT EveryOne for One Drop $10M Kicks Off at Wynn Las Vegas 10 Jul

The much-anticipated World Poker Tour (WPT) EveryOne for One Drop tournament at the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas got underway on July 9 with Day 1A. With a staggering guarantee of $10,00,000 up for grabs, the first flight has attracted 265 players.

At the close of Day 1A, 85 of the initial entrants secured their spots for Day 2. Standing out among them is chip leader Stephen Song, who has accumulated an impressive 406,500 chips, a full 100,000 ahead of the current 2nd place holder, Alex Kulev, with 306,000 chips.

Ethan "Rampage" Yau

Other notable players with big stacks advancing to Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winners Bryce Yockey (303,000), Ryan Laplante (271,000), and Mikita Badziakouski (241,500). Three-time World Poker Tour Main Event winner Brian Altman bagged 229,500 chips, while one of the newest WPT Global ambassadors, Ethan "Rampage" Yau, has 202,000 chip stack heading into Day 2.

Despite the ongoing record-breaking 2023 WSOP Main Event at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas casino, the $10,000,000 guarantee for the EveryOne for One Drop seems likely to be met, which is always a challenging feat. Two more flights, Day 1B and Day 1C, are scheduled for July 10 and 11.

Poker professional Isaac Haxton jokingly labeled the tournament the "losers’ event," a cheeky nod to those players who have entered after busting out of the WSOP. Haxton himself, however, is through to Day 2.

Beyond the fight for millions of dollars, the tournament has a notable charitable aspect. Each buy-in is set at $10,500, with $200 from every entry going directly to the One Drop Foundation. This charity is dedicated to providing sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities around the world.

Looking ahead, the WPT Alpha8 for One Drop, carrying an entry fee of $111,000, is set to begin on July 14. This exclusive event will be livestreamed from Day 2 until the final table on July 16.

World Poker Tour EveryOne for One Drop $10,000,000 Top 10 Leaderboard

Place Player Country Chips
1 Stephen Song USA 406,500
2 Alex Kulev Bulgaria 306,000
3 Paulius Vaitiekunas Lithuania 303,000
4 Bryce Yockey USA 303,000
5 Chuanhao Zhang USA 284,500
6 Ryan Laplante USA 271,000
7 Mandel Saavedra Spain 254,000
8 Carlos Chadha-Villamarin USA 245,500
9 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 241,500
10 Brian Altman USA 229,500