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List Of All WSOP Big One For One Drop Winners Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 17 Jun, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 17 Jun, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 17 Jun, 2022

List Of All WSOP Big One For One Drop Winners

The annual poker festival—World Series of Poker (WSOP) is undoubtedly the most anticipated poker series for all poker enthusiasts and pros across the globe. And why not? It is a prestigious series where players can compete with the best in the business and get a chance to be known as the ultimate poker champion. Not to forget the reward, the shiny WSOP gold bracelet. Having a WSOP title on one’s resume is the most valuable thing for any poker player.

The series which is held annually for a duration of more than a month is known to host several events every year. And each of these events is special and significant in its own way. Out of these, the most action-packed yet heartwarming event is the Big One For One Drop event. 

But what exactly is this event and why does it have such a strange name? I mean, it surely makes one wonder what it even means, doesn’t it?! Well, if you have the same question, we’ll help you out. Let’s find out what Big One For One Drop is all about.

What is the Big One For One Drop Event at WSOP?

The Big One for One Drop with a $1,000,000 buy-in is a No-Limit Texas Hold ’em tournament that was introduced in the WSOP schedule in 2012. Eventually, the event became the biggest buy-in event in the history of the WSOP. Thanks to the hefty buy-in, it is also an event that offers the largest single payout at WSOP. As of 2022, there have been three Big One for One Drop events ($1,000,000 buy-in) so far, in 2012, 2014, and 2018. 

But what makes this event special is the fact that a sizable amount generated as prize pool is given away as charity to One Drop. $80,000 from every player’s buy-in is donated to the cause supported by the charitable organisation. And Caesars Entertainment (WSOP’s parent firm) gave all 2018 Big One for One Drop participants a membership in its Total Rewards program—Seven Stars.

Interestingly, the Big One for One Drop is also the only event at the WSOP to hand out a platinum bracelet. In WSOP 2018, it was poker pro Justin Bonomo who grabbed an impressive $10 million in prize money after shipping the Big One for One Drop event.

About One Drop 

One Drop is an international non-profit organisation founded by Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberté. The Montreal-based non-profit came into existence in 2007. One Drop focuses on water conservation initiatives, and hence the name ‘One Drop.’ It aims at bringing unconditional access to safe drinking water to regions that face water crises.

One Drop also has some projects in India. These include two finished projects in Odisha (2011 – 2015), Sheohar (2014 – 2018), and three ongoing projects in Rajasthan (2016 – 2022), two projects in Sheohar (2018 – 2022) and one in Boond (2019 – 2024).

One Drop And WSOP

One Drop and WSOP had joined hands to raise awareness towards the cause of providing safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene by raising funds through WSOP’s events. Looking at the success of the first edition in 2012, wherein the event raised $5.6 million for One Drop. The series introduced a smaller event called the ‘High Roller for One Drop’ that is held in the years when the Big One is not on the schedule. 

The Big One for One Drop event at WSOP features buy-in of $111,111 for the High Roller event and $1,000,000 for the Big One. The event was also held at Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza in Europe, which had no bracelet on offer. The buy-in of this event was €1,000,000. Generally, 3.5% of the prize pool at this event is donated to the One Drop Foundation which was founded in the year 2007 by the Canadian billionaire.

List of all WSOP Big One For One Drop winners:


Event Name


Prize amount

WSOP 2012

$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Antonio Esfandiari


WSOP 2014

$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Dan Colman


WSOP 2018

$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Justin Bonomo


List of all WSOP High Roller for One Drop winners:


Event Name 

Player Name 

Prize Amount

WSOP 2013

$100,000 High Roller for One Drop

Anthony Gregg


WSOP 2015

$100,000 High Roller for One Drop

Canada Jonathan Duhamel


WSOPE 2016*

$100,000 High Roller for One Drop

Fedor Holz


WSOP 2017

$100,000 High Roller for One Drop

Doug Polk


WSOP 2019 

$1,111 Little One for One Drop

James Anderson


WSOP 2021

$1,111 Little One for One Drop

Scott Ball


WSOP 2022

$1,111 Little One for One Drop

Mike Allis


* 2016 Europe was not a bracelet event.

The WSOP Big One For One Drop event supports a crucial cause. By associating with an organisation like One Drop, WSOP has taken a very important step in bringing awareness towards the cause with the help of poker. 

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