Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

One Drop in the Bucket

A poker tournament with a $10,000 buy-in attracts a specific kind of clientele. The type of clientele that can afford to slam $10,000 on a poker tournament, to be specific. Some in the room might find that a bit of a strain on their bankrolls, but that's not the case for others.

We have at least three players in the room who are prepared to invest significantly more money on this game. Cary Katz, Dan Shak, and Noah Schwartz are all big spenders at the cashier's cage, and they'll have a chance to play one of the smallest bracelet events in decades this summer. Small by field size, that is, but certainly not by price tag.

The three of them will be among the ~48 people putting up $1,000,000 apiece to take part in The Big One for One Drop later this month.

As we look up from typing, though, we see another few One Droppers have joined up late. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is here, as is Eugene Katchalov. Oh, and Erik Seidel, too, who really wishes they'd spread a $1,000,000 tournament during his sick 2011 big-buy-in heater.

Cary Katz us 30,000
Noah Schwartz us 30,000
Dan Shak us 30,000