WPT EveryOne for One Drop Day 1B Includes Mateos, Kade, Smith

The Day 1B field in the WPT EveryOne for One Drop grew as the stars came out to play and support a cause.

WPT Staff
Jul 10, 2023
Adrian Mateos is in the field on Day 1B of the WPT EveryOne for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas
(Drew Amato photo).

As the WSOP Main Event bubble burst at the Horseshoe, the field at the WPT EveryOne for One Drop at Wynn Las Vegas continued to swell.

One day after 265 players entered, Day 1B had nearly 400 entries as dinner break approached. Included in that group are Vanessa Kade, Adrian Mateos, and Dan Smith. WPT Champions Club members Amad Weinraub and Taylor Paur surged to the top of the chip counts and joining them in the field were past WPT winners Maras Cimbolas, Matt Giannetti, Pavel Plesuv, and Season XIII Player of the Year, three-time champ, Anthony Zinno.

John Juanda was one of the first eliminations of the day and he was quickly joined on the rail by Athanasios Polychronopoulos. By the break the big names on the rail included Chris Hunichen, Joe Tehan, and Stefan Schillhabel.

The day included a welcome speech from Alexandre Meunier, Chief Marketing Officer for the One Drop Foundation. Each entry into the event includes a $200 donation to assist One Drop Foundation in its mission to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for communities facing extreme barriers.

There were 85 players who made it through the Day 1A flight. Stephen Song, who won the WPT Prime Championship at the Wynn last December, bagged the biggest with 406,500. Other survivors included Ryan Laplante (271,000), three-time WPT champion Brian Altman (229,500), and Ethan Yau (202,000).

Due to popular demand, Wynn Poker management agreed to add a $1,100 Milestone Satellite to Tuesday’s schedule. Cards are in the air at 6 pm with registration open until approximately 9:40 pm.