How a Poker Heavyweight Ambushed Einhorn

On the first day of an absurdly high-stakes poker tournament, there were plenty of surprises.
Better luck next time.

Forty-two players wound up paying $1 million apiece to play in the second biennial Big One for One Drop, a three-day poker tournament at the Rio in Las Vegas. Already, the hugely remunerative contest -- widely considered the heavyweight championship of No-Limit Hold 'em -- has had some major surprises.

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