The prestigious Big One for One Drop event of buy in €1,000,000 belongs to a pro poker player from Hong Kong named Elton Tsang.
The player has won the largest buy in poker event at Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco and collected the first prize of amount €11,111,111.
Thirty five year old Hong Kong based professional poker player is the latest poker millionaire now. He also took home a special gold bracelet designed by jeweler Richard Mille.
Tsang was very happy after winning the prestigious poker tournament and said that “I was very confident about this” and I am enjoying the moment.
The big one drop event received 28 entries from players residing in various parts of the world and generated a whooping €24,888,892 as prize pool, out of which €3,111,108 will go to the charity.
The three day poker event concluded on its final day i.e. Sunday and it was Tsang, who did a great job at the end of the final day by winning the championship.
Tsang took the chip lead on final day from Andrew Pantling on the very second hand of the tournament and kept his momentum up for the rest of the tournament.
Tsang was being cheered up by a few people sitting back to him and one of them was Mustapha Kanit, the veteran poker player who acted like a coach of Tsang.
Tsang also said that I don’t play that much poker but I know some strategies, but it was Kanit, who helped me a lot during the tournament and the rest is history.
The final table of the game of eighth players was set just after noon on Sunday, but two players of the final table got busted with empty handed and handed over the table for rest of the six players.
And according to the tournament remaining six players would at least earn €1,500,000 from the tournament.
There were no eliminations for at least two hours of play on final table and the first players who got eliminated from the table was Andrew Pantling, who made €1,500,000 being a sixth player.
Just after two more hands another player named Katz hit the rail for to fifth place for a total winning share of amount €1,750,000.
James Bord was the next man who hit the rail to fourth position for €2,100,000, then goes Rick Salomon to third for (€3,000,000.
Meanwhile Anatoly Gurtovoy was the runner up of the event.