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.
|4||Sung Joo Hyun||$189,098||660|