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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Monday, June 29, 2015

Event #58: $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP

  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Prizepool: $14,249,925
  • Entries: 135
  • Remaining: 9
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6/29/2015 8:28:05 PM PST (about 3 minutes ago)
Hand #1 - Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth raises to 500,000 from under-the-gun and he takes the blinds and antes.
6/29/2015 8:26:55 PM PST (about 5 minutes ago)
Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 9th Place ($390,875)

Andrew Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger moves all in for 305,000 from under-the-gun, and Phil Hellmuth calls from middle position. Action folds to Ben Sulsky in the cutoff, and he raises to 825,000. Everybody gets out of the way, including Hellmuth, and the cards are tabled.

Lichtenber shows and is flipping with Sulsky's . The flop is , giving Sulsky a set, but Lichtenberger a straight draw. The turn is the and Sulsky fills up to leave Lichtenberger drawing dead. The river is an irrelevant and the man more commonly known as "LuckyChewy" is eliminated in ninth place.

Ben Sulsky - 7,450,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - Eliminated

6/29/2015 8:23:26 PM PST (about 8 minutes ago)
Level 23 Started
Level:23  Blinds:80,000/160,000  Ante:20,000
6/29/2015 8:21:51 PM PST (about 10 minutes ago)
Cards Back in the Air
Cards are back in the air with blinds of 60,000/120,000 and a 15,000 ante for the next 90 seconds.
6/29/2015 8:19:18 PM PST (about 12 minutes ago)
Unofficial Final Table

Here is a look at the seating arrangement for the unofficial final table of nine players: 

Seat 1: Anthony Zinno - 2,885,000
Seat 2: Dan Perper - 3,825,000
Seat 3: Bill Klein - 7,420,000
Seat 4: Andrew Lichtenberger - 340,000
Seat 5: Jonathan Duhamel - 2,020,000
Seat 6: Phil Hellmuth - 7,900,000
Seat 7: Sergey Levedev - 2,500,000
Seat 8: Daniel Colman - 6,900,000
Seat 9: Ben Sulsky - 6,695,000

6/29/2015 7:25:40 PM PST (about 1 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Dinner Time

The remaining nine players are taking a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume at 8:15 pm.

6/29/2015 7:23:30 PM PST (about 1 hours and 8 minutes ago)
John Racener Eliminated in 10th Place ($390,875)
John Racener

John Racener moves all in on the button for about 900,000 and Phil Hellmuth snap-calls from the big blind. Racener shows and has three outs against Hellmuth's .

The flop is and Racener is left drawing to running cards to make a straight. The turn is the , giving Racener some hope, but the on the river doesn't give Racener a straight and he is eliminated in 10th place. The final nine players are moving to the ESPN Main Stage for the unofficial final table of nine.

Phil Hellmuth - 7,800,000
John Racener - Eliminated

6/29/2015 7:22:22 PM PST (about 1 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Brian Hastings Eliminated in 11th Place ($332,593)


Brian Hastings limps for 120,000 under the gun, and Bill Klein raises to 450,000 from the cutoff. Hastings reraises all in for just less than 2 million total. Klein quickly calls with his big stack, and Hastings is at risk. He has it, though.


The flop is a good start for Klein, and his open-ender draws a reaction from the rest of the table. Sure enough, the turn brings the and the straight for Klein, and Hastings is drawing dead.

"Nice hand, good game," he says as he stands and gathers his things. The river is a meaningless , and Hastings is eliminated in 11th place.

Bill Klein - 7,315,000
Brian Hastings - Eliminated

6/29/2015 7:16:26 PM PST (about 1 hours and 15 minutes ago)
No Sweat For Andrew Lichtenberger's All In

Andrew Lichtenberger is all in for 50,000 in the big blind. Brian Hastings raises to 240,000 under the gun, Bill Klein calls from the button, and Daniel Colman calls from the small blind.

The board runs out , and the three live players check it all the way down.

Hastings shows to win the side pot with aces up. Now to decide the main pot. Lichtenberger hasn't looked at his cards yet, so everyone gets to see them at the same time. Lichtenberger slams over for quad fours! He quadruples up, though he's still the shortest stack in the room.

Andrew Lichtenberger - 275,000

6/29/2015 7:13:29 PM PST (about 1 hours and 18 minutes ago)
John Racener Doubles Through Ben Sulsky

Ben Sulsky raises from the hijack and John Racener moves all in from the small blind for his last 460,000. Sulsky calls and shows . Sulsky needs some help against Racener's .

The board runs out and Racener doubles up through Sulsky.

John Racener - 1,090,000
Ben Sulsky - 7,200,000

6/29/2015 7:12:38 PM PST (about 1 hours and 19 minutes ago)
Anthony Zinno Doubles Thru Andrew Lichtenberger

Under the gun, Andrew Lichtenberger moves all in for 1.38 million. From the button, Anthony Zinno calls all in for 1.315 million, and the rest of the table quickly folds out of their way. Zinno is the one at risk as the cards are turned up.


The board runs out , and Zinno doubles up with two pair, jacks and tens.

Anthony Zinno - 2,900,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 65,000

6/29/2015 7:09:13 PM PST (about 1 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Byron Kaverman Eliminated in 12th Place ($332,593)


Under the gun, Byron Kaverman moves all in for 265,000. Daniel Colman three-bets to 410,000, and he isolates himself against the at-risk player. Kaverman is at risk, but he's a slight favorite as the cards are turned up.


The flop is bad news for Kaverman, and the turn leaves him drawing dead. Colman earns the knockout with tens full, and Kaverman is eliminated in 12th place. He earns a pay bump up, pocketing more than $330,000.

After the hand, Colman turns to Andrew Lichtenberger. "How'd you like that move?" he asks. Lichtenberger gives him a thumbs up.

Daniel Colman - 7,210,000
Byron Kaverman - Eliminated

6/29/2015 7:04:29 PM PST (about 1 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Doc Sands Eliminated in 13th Place ($289,273) and Talal Shakerchi in 14th Place ($289,273)
Doc Sands (13th Place)
Talal Shakerchi (14th Place)

Talal Shakerchi moves all in from the button for 605,000. Phil Hellmuth calls from the small blind. Doc Sands then raises all in from the big blind, and Helllmuth is put to a decision.

He asks the dealer to pull in the 605,000 from each player, and Sands has another 805,000. Hellmuth counts his own chips, thinks for a minute, then tosses out a call.


The flop is , and the turn is the , giving Hellmuth a full house and a stranglehold on the hand. The meaningless river card is the .

Doc Sands had more chips to start the hand, and he finishes in 13th place. Talal Shakerchi finishes in 14th place, and both players earn $289,273.

Phil Hellmuth - 6,750,000
Talal Shakerchi - Eliminated
Doc Sands - Eliminated

6/29/2015 6:57:20 PM PST (about 2 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Jonathan Duhamel Doubles Through Byron Kaverman

Byron Kaverman moves all in from middle position for about 1,500,000 and Jonathan Duhamel calls off his 1,210,000 stack in the small blind.

Kaverman shows , but is in bad shape against Duhamel's . Kaverman doesn't find any help as the board runs out and Kaverman is left with just a few big blinds while Duhamel doubles up.

Jonathan Duhamel - 2,600,000
Byron Kaverman - 240,000

6/29/2015 6:55:25 PM PST (about 2 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Joseph Cheong Eliminated in 15th Place ($251,653)

Joseph Cheong moves all in from middle position and Daniel Colman calls from the big blind. Colman tables and is in the lead against Cheong's .

The flop is and Colman flops a flush draw to go with his ace-high. The turn is the and the river is the to give Colman the best hand and eliminate Cheong in 15th place.

Daniel Colman - 6,600,000
Joseph Cheong - Eliminated

6/29/2015 6:52:24 PM PST (about 2 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Byron Kaverman Doubles Through Daniel Colman

Daniel Colman raises to 250,000 from middle position and Byron Kaverman moves all in for 580,000. Colman calls and the cards are tabled.

Colman shows and needs some help against Kaverman's . The flop is , keeping Kaverman in the lead, but the falls on the turn. The rail lets out a gasp as the river is the to give Kaverman a double up through the chip leader.

Byron Kaverman - 1,310,000
Daniel Colman - 5,800,000

6/29/2015 6:48:07 PM PST (about 2 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Max Altergott Eliminated in 16th Place ($251,653)


Max Altergott opens to 240,000 in the cutoff, and Ben Sulsky three-bets to 620,000 on the button. When it folds back around to Altergott, he moves all in for about 3.4 million total. Sulsky quickly calls to put the largest pot of the tournament on the line. Altergott is the one at risk for his whole stack, and the news is not favorable.


Altergott turns some chop outs, but he's ultimately unable to catch up. The board runs out , and Altergott is eliminated in 16th place. He's the first person to visit the cashier from this field, earning more than a quarter million dollars for his efforts over the past two days.

Sulsky is now the commanding chip leader.

Ben Sulsky - 7,925,000
Max Altergott - Eliminated

6/29/2015 6:43:58 PM PST (about 2 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Sergey Lebedev Doubles Thru Dan Perper

Under the gun, Sergey Lebedev moves all in for 1.2 million. Dan Perper calls from the big blind, and Lebedev is in trouble.


Lebedev flops a set of fives, and the board secures his double.

Sergey Lebedev - 2,580,000
Dan Perper - 3,795,000

6/29/2015 6:41:32 PM PST (about 2 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Anthony Zinno Doubles Through Brian Hastings

One hand after losing to Jonathan Duhamel's pocket aces, Anthony Zinno moves all in form under the gun for 620,000. Action folds around to Brian Hastings in the big blind. He thinks for a minute, then reluctantly tosses in a call.


The board comes . Zinno pairs his ace and doubles up.

Anthony Zinno - 1,420,000
Brian Hastings - 1,880,000

6/29/2015 6:38:36 PM PST (about 2 hours and 53 minutes ago)
Jonathan Duhamel Doubles Through Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno raises to 300,000 from early position, and Jonathan Duhamel three-bets all in from the small blind. Zinno asks how much he has, and Duhamel tells him about 600 total. Zinno calls, and the hands are tabled.


The board runs out , and Duhamel doubles up.

Jonathan Duhamel - 1,450,000
Anthony Zinno - 635,000

6/29/2015 6:35:30 PM PST (about 2 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Final Two Tables

After a complete re-draw for the final 16 players, here is a look at the seating arrangement:

Table 360

Seat 1: Phil Hellmuth - 3,800,000
Seat 2: David Sands - 1,425,000
Seat 3: Max Altergott - 2,900,000
Seat 4: Ben Sulsky - 4,480,000
Seat 5: Dan Perper - 5,100,000
Seat 6: Sergey Lebedev - 1,270,000
Seat 7: John Racener - 760,000
Seat 8: Talal Shakerchi - 970,000

Table 361

Seat 1: Daniel Colman - 6,135,000
Seat 2: Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,830,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Duhamel - 870,000
Seat 4: Joseph Cheong - 1,150,000
Seat 5: Brian Hastings: 2,710,000
Seat 6: Anthony Zinno - 1,300,000
Seat 7: Byron Kaverman - 650,000
Seat 8: William Klein - 4,650,000
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