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WSOP 2018: Rick Salomon Tops Day 1 in The Big One for One Drop With 19 Remaining, Phil Ivey & Daniel Negreanu Round Out Top 3 Stacks

WSOP 2018: Rick Salomon Tops Day 1 in The Big One for One Drop With 19 Remaining
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  • PG News July 16, 2018
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The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is close to its finale with only a few days to go. This one-and-a-half-month long affair was full of drama, chaos, nail-biting plays and glorious victories. The last event of the WSOP, i.e. Event #78: The Big One for One Drop – $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold’em, is finally underway. Preceded by 77 tournaments that were held over a period of more than eight weeks, The Big One for One Drop has witnessed participation from some of the biggest names in the world of poker.

With Rick Salomon (11,445,000) topping the leaderboard, the 19 survivors of Day 1 will return on Day 2.

WSOP 2018 Coverage
WSOP 2018 Coverage

Day 1 Recap

Attracting a field of 24 participants, The Big One for One Drop had a buy-in of $1,000,000 and created a prize pool $22,080,000 with registrations still open till the start of play on Day 2. With a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and a still unannounced first place prize money on the line, the 19 hopefuls who survived today along with the late entrants (if any tomorrow), will continue the battle on Day 2.

The day saw five eliminations and the first to go was David Peters, followed by 2012 Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari, Isaac Haxton, Bryn Kenney and Jake Schindler.

While Salomon bagged the overnight chip lead, Phil Ivey (10,365,000) and Daniel Negreanu (8,100,000) are not too far behind. Christoph Vogelsang (5,680,000), Nick Petrangelo (5,300,000), Justin Bonomo (4,715,000) and Stephen Chidwick (4,550,000) were also able to bag chips by the end of the day.

Rick Salomon
Rick Salomon

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1

1. Rick Salomon – 11,445,000

2. Phil Ivey – 10,365,000

3. Daniel Negreanu – 8,100,000

4. Matthew Siegal – 7,900,000

5. Dan Smith – 7,735,000

6. Erik Seidel – 6,835,000

7. Talal Shakerchi – 6,745,000

8. Dominik Nitsche – 6,550,000

9. Jason Koon – 6,540,000

10. David Einhorn – 6,110,000

WSOP 2018 Coverage
WSOP 2018 Coverage

Content and image courtesy: WSOP.com.

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