WSOPE $111,111 One Drop
The World Series of Poker Europe is underway once again, held this year on the Czech-German border in the increasingly popular King’s Casino, Rozvadov. As the largest poker room in Europe and having already hosted a string of high profile poker festivals, King’s could soon justify its growing reputation as Europe’s answer to Las Vegas.
Boasting the likes of PartyPoker, Pokerstars and 888 as frequent visitors to this part of the world, WSOPE are yet another high-profile poker operator turning their sights to this corner of the Czech Republic. The WSOPE has moved around the continent in recent years but if it is to ever settle upon a permanent home then Rozvadov, which has already hosted numerous WSOP circuit events, is undoubtedly a leading contender.
This year’s renewal of the bi-annual festival stretches from October 18th to November 12th, with the €10,350 Main Event providing the grand finale to proceedings.
Perhaps the most eye-catching tournament on the schedule is the High Roller One for One Drop, newly added to the WSOPE schedule, taking place over three days and commencing on November 3rd.With a buy-in of €111,111 and a guaranteed prize pool of a whopping €10m, this re-entry fundraiser will undoubtedly attract the crème de la crème of poker talent.
The irrepressible Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz will be looking to add yet another high roller title to his outstanding record. Talk of his retirement from the game seems somewhat overstated given the four high roller events he’s already shipped in 2017. Currently sitting fifth on the all-time money list, Holz goes to Rozvadov with a win in October behind him, having overcome a rare downswing to take down the €2,200 Turbo High Roller at the PartyPoker Grand Prix Austria. Holz is available at 1.35.
Holz’s German compatriot Steffen ‘The Goose’ Sontheimer is currently in red hot form and can be backed at 1.31. Having already picked up six and seven figure scores across the course of the year, Sontheimer crushed the inaugural Poker Masters series in September to become the first Purple Jacket winner. After cashing four of the five Masters events, finishing on top of the pile in two, he also took home a tidy $2.7m.
Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier may not be as prolific on the circuit as he once was but the Frenchman’s record speaks for itself and he’s still turning in the big scores. Elky has had a several solid results in 2017, most notably finishing runner up to Doug Polk for $2.2m in the corresponding One for One Drop event during this year’s World Series in Las Vegas. Well worthy of his reputation amongst poker’s elite, the markdown price of 0.99 could represent great value.
The WSOPE One Drop betting Market is available here