Phil Ivey Enters the $1million Big One for One Drop

Just a day after Phil Ivey cashed for the first time in 4 years at the WSOP, the poker site he consults for, Virtue Poker, announced that the legendary pro will play in the $1million buy-in Big One for One Drop – with fans set to land a big chunk of his action…

By: Andrew Burnett



Ivey stated last month that he had plans to play some events at the World Series and sure enough he appeared a few days back for the $100k High Roller. It was hardly unexpected that he might give such a big event a shot, but what really surprised people was seeing Ivey in the Colossus.

The $565 buy-in monster of a tournament had over 13,000 entries, and Ivey grabbed a min. cash of $2,048, disappearing from the hall without collecting his cashing ticket…



News of Ivey playing the $1million buy-in Big One for One Drop, however, is fantastic for fans, organisers and sponsors alike, a win-win situation which Virtue Poker – who Ivey joined late last year – are hoping will raise their profile in the crypto-poker market.



On their site they state: ‘Virtue Poker owns 30% of his action in $100,000 of his WSOP tournaments, and Virtue Poker owns 5% of his action in this year's Big One for One Drop! We’re giving away our entire stake in Ivey this year to ten lucky winners in our Piece of Ivey Sweepstakes’.

The site also has Dan Colman on their roster, Colman winning the $15,306,668 first prize last time the WSOP hosted the $1million event in 2014 – its previous edition in 2012 seeing Antonio Esfandiari scooping $18,346,673 for the win.


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