Calm, cool, multi-tabling, gentleman and Millionaire! These are all the words that would describe Anthony Gregg, the winner of Event 47, $111,111 One Drop high rollers at the buzzing Amazon Room of the Rio early today. The relaxed American Poker Pro who is known for his composed manners both off and on the poker tables showed yesterday why he deserved this victory and his first ever WSOP Bracelet. This gold comes as a crown jewel in his armour as he trumped a star studded poker player field of 166 to nose ahead of Antonio Esfandiari who was on the final table vying for a back to back One drop title.
Gregg, best friend to 2012 Main Event champion Greg Merson, overcame stress and fatigue to not only win the One Drop Title but also manage to multi-table and play in the $25,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em event. The 3 day event 47 had to be extended into a four player table that stretched into Day 4 also comprising Esfandiari. The ‘End Boss‘ as he is fondly called defeated Chris Klodnicki to win the top prize that is next to none. Klodnicki won $2,985,495 while William Perkins who finished third got $1,965,163. This top two finish by Klodnicki elevates him to the top 5 of the WSOP Player of the Year race since he has headlined the second final table this summer.
The One drop event had created a lot of buzz this time with a record turnout of 166 players registering creating a prize pool of $17,891,148. 24 players finished in the money with half a million going to charity. 3,333 for each buy-in is designated for OneDrop, a non-profit organization established by Cirque du Soleil founder and CEO Guy Laliberte.The total amount already collected from the buy-ins amounts to $553,278 and more is committed from The Rio and expected from others who cash.
The final table results from the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers Event:
1st: Anthony Gregg – $4,830,619
2nd: Chris Klodnicki – $2,985,495
3rd: William Perkins – $1,965,163
4th: Antonio Esfandiari – $1,433,438
5th: Richard Fullerton – $1,066,491
6th: Martin Jacobson – $807,427
7th: Brandon Steven – $621,180
8th: Nick Schulman – $485,029