Little One for One Drop

July 8, 2013

The Little One for One Drop is the lower-priced buy-in counterpart of the Big One for One Drop, which is not only a charity poker tournament, but also an event in the WSOP. Last year, the Big One for One Drop was incorporated into the WSOP schedule to raise money for the One Drop Foundation which exists to provide clean water to regions where clean drinking water is scarce or not readily available. This year’s charitable addition to the WSOP was the Little One for One Drop. This event was a bit more obtainable for the average player with a buy-in at only $1,111 instead of the $111,111 buy-in at 2013’s event #47 One Drop High Rollers or the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, all three charitable tournaments raising money for the One Drop Foundation.

Out of an outstanding 4,756 entries, only one man was left standing. In fact, the field was so large, an extra day was added to the event, making it a five-day tournament. Twenty-three-year-old Brian Yoon won the inaugural gold bracelet and $663,727 for his first place win. The Californian poker pro, who graduated last year with an economics degree from UCLA, spends a lot of time in Canada where he can play legal online poker. He plays both live and online poker professionally and has cashed in the WSOP before, placing 58th place in the 2011 main event for which he landed $130,997, but he’s has total of five WSOP cashes throughout his short career equaling more than $815,000. Yoon is hoping this gold bracelet won so early on in his career will set the stage for a successful career and people will take him more seriously from now on. Perhaps a sponsorship deal is in his future. One thing is for sure—he will be playing in the 2013 Main Event.


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