After three days of play, the final table for the first-ever WPT EveryOne For One Drop is set to take center stage at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. Here’s what you need to know: the event brought out 1,676 entries and generated a prize pool of $16,257,200, making it one of the largest $10Ks (outside of the WSOP Main Event) in poker history. All of the final six players are guaranteed $524,500 with seven-figure scores promised to the top three, including the winner, who is set to walk away with the $2,561,480 first-place prize.
While that is good news for the players, the One Drop Foundation also gets good news as more than $334,000 will be donated to help underserved communities achieve sustainable access to safe, clean water.
The final table will be livestreamed on the World Poker Tour’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. So before tuning in for all the action, get to know EveryOne in the running for the inaugural WPT EveryOne For One Drop title.
Bin Weng – 21,025,000 (Chip Leader)
Home Country: China
Resides: Philadelphia, PA
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $4,766,120
Biggest Lifetime Cash: 1st, 2023 $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1,128,250
Other Prominent Scores: 1st, 2023 $5,300 The Borgata Return for $1 million; 1st, 2023 WSOP $1,700 WSOP Circuit Las Vegas Main Event for $227,344
It’s been more than a breakout year for Philly’s Bin Weng, who is looking to score his third seven-figure score of the year. Earlier this year, Weng made headlines by claiming the chip lead in back-to-back WPT final tables, ultimately taking down WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for his first WPT title. With his WPT success thus far, Weng currently hold the lead for the Season XXI Player of the Year. Intimidating on the felt, humble and gracious away from it, Weng is making a name for himself as one of the brightest stars of 2023.
End of Day 1 chips 130,000 (51st on Day 1C)
End of Day 2 chips 3,280,000 (chip leader)
Niko Koop – 14,825,000 (2nd)
Home Country: Russia
Resides: Vienna, Austria
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $1,861,617
Biggest Lifetime Live Cash: 2nd, 2023 Triton Cyprus $25,000 NLHE for $480,100
Other Prominent Scores: 4th, 2019 WPT Barcelona Main Event for $241,689; 3rd, 2022 EPT Prague $2,000 Mystery Bounty for $115,623
Russia’s Niko Koop has a poker resume dating back more than a decade – finding early success in smaller events, and then working his way up in stakes to the point where he was seen deep in a $25,000 Triton Event this year. In Las Vegas to play the 2023 WSOP Main Event, Koop finished in 605th place for a $30,000 payday and promptly made his way to the Wynn Poker Room. He now finds himself having locked up a new career-high score with the chance to do so much more.
End of Day 1 chips 363,500 (4th on Day 1C)
End of Day 2 chips 2,830,000 (3rd overall)
Scott Baumstein – 10,975,000 (3rd)
Home Country: USA
Resides: New York, NY
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $4,729,709
Biggest Lifetime Live Cash: 4th, 2019 $25,000 PokerStars PSPC for $1,657,000
Other Prominent Scores: 1st, 2018 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Deepstack Championship $220,238; 2nd, 2012 $2,700 Borgata Fall Poker Open for $209,480
Longtime grinder and poker commentator Scott Baumstein may be the most experienced player of the final six in terms of years on the circuit. He’s always been a reliable player and tough opponent with plenty of five- and six-figure cashes throughout almost 15 years worth of results. All of his experience paid off in 2019 when he final tabled the biggest $25K tournament of all time in the PSPC for a career-high $1.65 million payday. Of his 232 listed results, 18 of them are outright victories. If he’s able to get in position to close this one out, he may be able to top that PSPC score for a new top line of his poker resume.
End of Day 1 chips 106,000 (n/a)
End of Day 2 chips 3,265,000 (2nd overall)
Freddy Heller – 9,300,000 (4th)
Home Country: USA
Resides: Rye Brook, NY
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $259,190
Biggest Lifetime Live Cash: 12th, 2022 $1,100 WPT Prime Championship for $56,500
Other Prominent Scores: 1st, $600 2022 Venetian Deepstack Championship Series for $50,400; 9th, 2021 WSOP $3,000 NLHE for $29,504
New York’s Freddy Heller did his fair share of damage over the course of three days, eliminating the likes of David Paredes, Xoa Nguyen, Darren Elias, Matthew Lambrecht and Calvin Anderson to name a few. With live results dating back just two years, no matter what happens for him here, he’s more than doubled his lifetime earnings and has a new resume-topping score to his name. His December cash in the WPT Prime Championship is his lone WPT cash prior to this, but as young as he is he’s already proving to be a player to be reckoned with.
End of Day 1 chips 126,000 (n/a)
End of Day 2 chips 1,450,000 (11th overall)
Dominik Nitsche – 8,125,000 (5th)
Home Country: Germany
Resides: Minden, Germany
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $19,647,924
Biggest Lifetime Live Cash: 1st, 2017 WSOP Europe High Roller for One Drop for $4,064,026
Other Prominent Scores: 4th, 2018 Super High Roller Bowl Macau for $1,669,527; 1st, 2012 WSOP $1,000 NLHE for $654,797
High roller regular Dominik Nitsche has been here before, playing for millions. He’s got more than $19 million in lifetime earnings and has battled some of the best players on the planet in tournaments all over the world. He’s a WPT Champions Club member with his victory in the 2012 WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic in Johannesburg for more than $206,000. He also has four WSOP bracelets, EPT side event titles, and an LAPT victory – you name it, he’s done it. And now he’s trying to do it again. A victory would be momentous for him, and would qualify as his second-largest cash of all time.
End of Day 1 chips 220,000 (n/a)
End of Day 2 chips 1,040,000 (25th overall)
Tom Cannuli – 2,800,00 (6th)
Home Country: USA
Resides: Erma, New Jersey
Lifetime Live Tournament Earnings: $1,764,234
Biggest Lifetime Live Cash: 6th, 2015 WSOP Main Event for $1,426,283
Other Prominent Scores: 1st, 2017 WSOP $3,333 NLHE Online High Roller for $322,815
Perhaps better known as an online grinder, Cannuli spent a good deal of time in the poker spotlight thanks to his final table finish in the WSOP Main Event back in 2015. His $1.42 million score is the bulk of his $1.76 million in live earnings. However, his online prowess has resulted in many big-time results and even a WSOP bracelet. This final table is already a major achievement, even if Cannuli enters as the shortest stack, as it promises to be the second-largest live score of his career. However, if he can make a deep run, Cannuli can re-write his own history and, potentially, a new high score.
End of Day 1 chips 199,000 (n/a)
End of Day 2 chips 2,625,000 (4th overall)