The charitable event gave players the option to donate $111 to One Drop and receive a bonus of 5,000 chips on top of their starting stack.
Day 1A of the One Drop event is now in the books and at the end of day’s play just 117 players survived. These qualifiers will come back on July 14 where the field will merge with other survivors from Day 1B and Day 1C.
At the end of play it was USA`s Ken 'Teach' Aldridge who claimed the strongest stack of 199,000 and is followed by fellow countrymen Lawrence Engerman and Mark Jun.
Other renowned players returning to day 2 feature recent bracelet winner Tom Koral, Joe Elpayaa, Ray Henson, Adam Owen, and Brian Hastings.
Among the Indian competitors who participated in the opening flight, only Sharad Rao survived and stacked 43,000 in chips.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A
1. Ken Aldridge - 199,000
2. Lawrence Engerman - 183,400
3. Mark Jun - 181,200
4. Brian Brenneke - 134,400
5. Lorena Chiquillo - 126,700
6. Zachary Smiley - 122,300
7. Anders Hagen - 121,000
8. Robert Hankins - 118,000
9. Benjamin Mccoy - 114,600
10. Paul W Lee - 114,200
India’s Akash Malik departed the event on Day 3 at 77th place bagging $5,500.
After winning the first Indians to ever win a bracelet with Aditya Sushant, Nipun Java in the news again.
The $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em drew a field of 1,956 competitors taking the prize pool to $2,640,600