Guoliang Wei Wins World Series of Poker Little One For One Drop Event

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The $1,111 buy-in Little One For One Drop event at the 2018 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 4,732 players, which created a total prize pool of $4,258,800. It took six calendar days, but ultimately the title went to Chinese poker player Guoliang Wei, who earned his first bracelet and the $559,332 top prize.

Wei became just the fourth bracelet winner for China in WSOP history, joining Jian Chen, Yue Du, and Yungpeng Zhou.

“It means a lot to me,” Wei told WSOP reporters. “Poker is booming in China right now. A lot of people watch this game regularly, but only a few of us can be here and compete. We consider poker an epic game, like the World Cup. It’s our dream to come and win a bracelet in Vegas. That’s the only goal.”

Wei wasn’t the only international presence at the final table, which also included representatives from France, South Korea, Brazil, and the Philippines.

Notables who made a deep run in the event included Chris Staats (3rd), Aditya Sushant (11th), Justin Liberto (14th), Dietrich Fast (21st), Kyle Keranen (23rd), Kevin Calenzo (42nd), and Ray Qartomy (43rd).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Guoliang Wei $559,332 1320
2 Francois Tosques $345,415 1100
3 Chris Staats $254,580 880
4 Sung Joo Hyun $189,098 660
5 Richard Douglas $141,565 550
6 Jon Hoellein $106,822 440
7 Renato Kaneoya $81,521 330
8 Erwann Pecheux $62,299 220
9 Lester Edoc $48,157 110