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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Event #78: The Big One for One Drop - $1,000,000 No-Limit Hold'em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:    Level: 10  |  Blinds: 40000/80000  |  Ante: 80000
  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Prizepool: $22,080,000
  • Entries: 24
  • Remaining: 19
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EVENT UPDATES

07/16/18 12:52:02 AM PDT (about 48 minutes ago)
 
Big One for One Drop: Salomon Leads; Superstars Ivey and Negreanu Among Big Stacks After Day 1
 

Phil Ivey second in chips after Day 1

The final event of the 2018 World Series of Poker has attracted some of the biggest names in poker, which comes as no surprise with a price tag of $1,000,000 for The Big One for One Drop. A total of 24 players ponied up the seven-figure buy-in and 19 of them bagged up chips after 10 levels of one hour each.

Rick Salomon ended up at the top of the counts with a stack of 11,445,000, and the American already has two final table appearances in this very event to his name. In 2014, Salomon finished fourth for $2,800,000 right here in Las Vegas, and followed that up with a third-place finish for €3,000,000 in The Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza in 2016.

Poker superstar and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey follows in second place with 10,365,000 and all-time money leader Daniel Negreanu bagged up the third-most chips with 8,100,000.

In a field filled with the who's who of poker, other notables such as Dan Smith (7,735,000), Erik Seidel (6,835,000), Talal Shakerchi (6,745,000), Dominik Nitsche (6,550,000), Jason Koon (6,540,000), Christoph Vogelsang (5,680,000), Nick Petrangelo (5,300,000), Justin Bonomo (4,715,000), Stephen Chidwick (4,550,000), Fedor Holz (3,220,000), and Adrian Mateos (3,100,000) all advanced to Day 2.

The registration remains open until the cards get back in the air on Monday, July 16, 2018, at noon local time, and the action recommences with blinds of 50,000/100,000 and a big blind ante of 100,000. All new additions to the field will receive 50 big blinds and the penultimate day is scheduled to play 10 levels or down to the final six, whichever comes first.

Big One for One Drop Winners

YearSeriesWinnerCountryPrizeEntriesPrize Pool
2012WSOPAntonio EsfandiariUnited States$18,346,67348$42,666,672
2014WSOPDan ColmanUnited States$15,306,66842$37,333,338
2016WSOPEElton TsangHong Kong€11,111,11128€24,888,892

Action of Day 1

The cards were barely underway when a four-million-chip pot emerged and the early action continued to provide plenty of entertainment for the nearby rail in the Rio All Suite & Casino. Daniel Negreanu won a big pot off 2014 Big One for One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari and David Peters became the first elimination of the day after his flopped top two pair ended up second-best to the turned flush of Adrian Mateos.

Antonio Esfandiari
2012 champion Antonio Esfandiari was eliminated on Day 1

In the fifth level of the day, Esfandiari got his stack in with ace-king and Jason Koon had him dominated with pocket kings. The six-high board provided no help for Esfandiari and he joined the rail without anything to show for the day.

After the dinner break, Isaac Haxton clashed twice with Cary Katz and ended up second-best with king-queen against the ace-queen of Katz to become the third casualty of the tournament. Phil Ivey then switched gears and sent Bryn Kenney and Jake Schindler to the rail in quick succession to jump over 11 million in chips.

One table over, Justin Bonomo was involved in plenty of big pots and his stack took a roller coaster ride after doubling Erik Seidel. In the final level of the night, Bonomo ended up all in and at risk with queen-ten suited against the ace-king of Nick Petrangelo and a ten in the window kept Bonomo in the running.

Adrian Mateos also avoided an upset just before bagging and tagging. The Spaniard was the first to double up his stack, but the early rungood soon turned into a nightmare and the youngest-ever three-time WSOP bracelet winner was suddenly among the shortest stacks. Mateos ended up all in with king-queen against the ace-jack of Talal Shakerchi and spiked a straight on the river.

The remaining 19 players will return at noon local time and some other big names are expected to join the action before the cards get back in the air. Make sure to tune back in as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all you need to know in the most-expensive poker tournament of the year.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu third in chips after Day 1
07/16/18 12:06:35 AM PDT (about 2 hours and 33 minutes ago)
 
End-of-Day Chip Counts; Day 2 Table and Seat Draw
 
RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4311Daniel NegreanuCanada8,100,00081
Amazon4312Steffen SontheimerGermany5,150,00052
Amazon4314Christoph VogelsangGermany5,680,00057
Amazon4315David EinhornUnited States6,110,00061
Amazon4316Dominik NitscheGermany6,550,00066
Amazon4318Cary KatzUnited States5,230,00052
       
Amazon4391Matthew SiegalCanada7,900,00079
Amazon4392Adrian MateosSpain3,100,00031
Amazon4393Erik SeidelUnited States6,835,00068
Amazon4394Jason KoonUnited States6,540,00065
Amazon4395Fedor HolzGermany3,220,00032
Amazon4396Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom4,550,00045
Amazon4397Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom6,745,00067
       
Amazon4471Rick SalomonUnited States11,445,000114
Amazon4473Nick PetrangeloUnited States5,300,00053
Amazon4474Dan SmithUnited States7,735,00077
Amazon4475Justin BonomoUnited States4,715,00047
Amazon4476Phil IveyUnited States10,365,000104
Amazon4477Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus4,725,00047
Rick Salomon11,445,0001,020,000
Phil Ivey10,365,000565,000
Daniel Negreanu8,100,000-100,000
Matthew Siegal7,900,000400,000
Dan Smith7,735,000135,000
Erik Seidel6,835,000-1,115,000
Talal Shakerchi6,745,000-255,000
Dominik Nitsche6,550,000-20,000
Jason Koon6,540,00060,000
David Einhorn6,110,000-940,000
Christoph Vogelsang5,680,0001,290,000
Nick Petrangelo5,300,000600,000
Cary Katz5,230,000-370,000
Steffen Sontheimer5,150,000-350,000
Mikita Badziakouski4,725,000275,000
Justin Bonomo4,715,000-115,000
Stephen Chidwick4,550,000-345,000
Fedor Holz3,220,000-230,000
Adrian Mateos3,100,0000
07/16/18 12:04:23 AM PDT (about 2 hours and 35 minutes ago)
 
"I Needed That One"
 

Adrian Mateos had raised from under the gun and was called by Talal Shakerchi on the button and Dan Smith in the big blind. On the     flop, Smith and Mateos checked to Shakerchi, who bet 260,000 and was called both ways. The   turn and   river run out brought no betting action anymore and Smith turned over   .

Mateos mucked    and Shakerchi didn't show his cards.

"Phew, I needed that one," Smith said while stacking the chips.

Dan Smith7,600,000-160,000
Talal Shakerchi7,000,000400,000
Adrian Mateos3,100,000-590,000
07/15/18 11:57:45 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 42 minutes ago)
 
Three More Hands for Tonight
 

The clocks have been stopped with 10 minutes left in the level and the 19 remaining players will play another three hands before bagging and tagging.

07/15/18 11:51:40 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 48 minutes ago)
 
Badziakouski Turns a Set to Double Up
 

Mikita Badziakouski

With around 800,000 in the middle and the flop reading    , Steffen Sontheimer checked from the big blind and Fedor Holz also checked from the hijack. Mikita Badziakouski was on the button and chose to see a free card.

What a free card it was as the   landed on the turn. Sontheimer checked again and Holz tossed in a bet of 600,000. Badziakouski called and Sontheimer quickly folded.

On the   river card, Holz stuck in enough chips to put Badziakouski at risk for his remaining 1,205,000 chips. Badziakouski thought for a moment and then called. Holz turned over    for two pair but Badziakouski revealed    for a set of deuces.

Mikita Badziakouski4,450,0002,325,000
Fedor Holz3,450,000-2,800,000
07/15/18 11:45:41 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 54 minutes ago)
 
Mateos Gets There on the River
 

Adrian Mateos

Out of the hijack, Talal Shakerchi opened the action with a raise to 190,000 and David Einhorn called in the cutoff. Adrian Mateos moved all in for 1,670,000 in the small blind and Shakerchi called. Einhorn folded.

Adrian Mateos:   
Talal Shakerchi:   

Both players flopped a pair and a gutshot on    , and the   turn changed nothing whatsoever. Mateos needed a king or jack to avoid elimination, and did so with the   on the river.

Talal Shakerchi6,600,000-1,700,000
Adrian Mateos3,690,000165,000
07/15/18 11:41:25 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 58 minutes ago)
 
Salomon Takes a Chunk from Smith
 

Rick Salomon

Dan Smith raised to 180,000 from the cutoff and Rick Salomon three-bet to 580,000 in the big blind. Smith called and they saw a flop of    . Salomon led out for 600,000 and Smith liked enough of what he saw to make the call.

The turn brought the   and Salomon continued to fire for another 900,000. Smith stuck around to see the   on the river and Salomon led out for 2,000,000. Smith thought for a few moments but then slid his cards to the muck.

Rick Salomon10,425,0001,750,000
Dan Smith7,760,000-1,360,000
07/15/18 11:41:00 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
 
Bonomo Doubles Through Petrangelo
 

Justin Bonomo

Nick Petrangelo raised to 180,000 from the cutoff, Dominik Nitsche called from the button and Justin Bonomo three-bet shoved for 2,285,000 from the big blind. Petrangelo gave Bonomo action while Nitsche folded.

Petrangelo tabled   , leading Bonomo's   .

The board came down      , giving Bonomo a pair of tens to double through Petrangelo.

Justin Bonomo4,830,0002,280,000
Nick Petrangelo4,700,000-2,000,000
07/15/18 11:33:47 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
 
Negreanu Takes From Badziakouski
 

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu limped in from the small blind and Mikita Badziakouski raised to 280,000, which Negreanu called. On the     flop, Negreanu checked and called a bet of 200,000. The   turn was checked through and the   fell on the river. Negreanu checked and Badziakouski let his shot clock run down to three seconds before announcing a bet of 750,000.

Negreanu called and Badziakouski announced an ace, then turned over his   . Negreanu shook his head, said just one word: "Chicken," before revealing his    for aces and sevens to drag in a juicy pot.

Daniel Negreanu8,700,0001,300,000
Mikita Badziakouski2,125,000-2,075,000
07/15/18 11:28:52 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 11 minutes ago)
 
Bonomo Doubles Seidel
 

Until the       river, a big pot of 1.9 million had emerged and Erik Seidel in the cutoff, as well as Justin Bonomo on the button, were still involved in the action. Seidel bet 650,000 and Bonomo used two time banks before announcing all in.

Seidel double-checked his cards and called it off for his last 3,060,000. Bonomo rolled over the    for queens and fives, which Seidel had beat with the    for the nut flush.

Erik Seidel7,950,0004,230,000
Justin Bonomo2,550,000-3,250,000
07/15/18 11:23:58 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 16 minutes ago)
 
Two in a Row for Koon
 

Jason Koon

Jason Koon raised to 220,000 on the button and Dominik Nitsche defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Nitsche check-called a bet of 400,000 from Koon. Nitsche checked the   on the turn and then folded to a bet of 1,000,000 from Koon.

In the next hand, Koon made it 180,000 to go and was called by Nitsche in the small blind and Erik Seidel in the big blind. Everyone checked the flop of     and the   landed on the turn. Nitsche checked again and Seidel moved in a bet of 300,000.

Koon called while Nitsche disposed of his cards. The river was the   and Seidel checked this time. Koon reached back for a bet of 800,000 and Seidel paid him off. Koon rolled over    and Seidel's cards went to the muck.

Dominik Nitsche6,570,000-430,000
Jason Koon6,480,0001,255,000
Erik Seidel3,720,000-825,000
07/15/18 11:18:10 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
 
Ivey Also Busts Schindler
 

Jake Schindler

"What was the action?" Steffen Sontheimer and Daniel Negreanu asked just after Jake Schindler had been eliminated, his cards still visible, while the pot was shipped over to Phil Ivey. Apparently, Ivey had limped the small blind and Schindler got it in from the big blind with the    to get called by Ivey with the   .

The board came       and both players hit a pair, but Ivey's hand ended up best to send Schindler to the rail.

Phil Ivey11,000,0001,900,000
Jake Schindler0-2,200,000
07/15/18 11:15:37 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 24 minutes ago)
 
Kenney Eliminated by Ivey
 

Bryn Kenney

Daniel Negreanu opened to 200,000 from middle position, Bryn Kenney called from the hijack, Matthew Siegal called from the button, and Phil Ivey called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and action checked to Kenney who bet 470,000. Siegal called, Ivey called, and Negreanu folded.

The turn was the  , Ivey checked, and Kenney shoved for roughly 2,500,000. Siegal folded and Ivey called instantly with    for a queen-high straight, leading Kenney's    for a pair of tens with a flush draw.

The river was the  , no help to Kenney, securing the elimination for Ivey.

Phil Ivey9,100,0004,100,000
Bryn Kenney0-3,350,000
07/15/18 11:11:49 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 28 minutes ago)
 
Siegal Takes From Schindler
 

Jake Schindler raised to 175,000 from middle position, Matthew Siegal called from the small blind, and Steffen Sontheimer called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Siegal bet 300,000. Only Schindler called to see the   river where Siegal bet 600,000. Schindler called, but mucked when Siegal tabled   .

Matthew Siegal7,500,000500,000
Steffen Sontheimer5,500,000-200,000
Jake Schindler2,200,000-950,000
07/15/18 11:06:38 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
 
Level 10 started
 
Level: 10 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 80000
07/15/18 11:06:28 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
 
Chidwick Doubles Through Vogelsang
 

Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick's raise to 140,000 from early position was called by Talal Shakerchi and David Einhorn. Out of the big blind, Christoph Vogelsang raised it up to 750,000 and Chidwick used one time bank before moving all in. Shakerchi folded, as did Einhorn, and Vogelsang called.

Stephen Chidwick:   
Christoph Vogelsang:   

The board ran out       and Chidwick doubled for 2,270,000 to move back up to almost the starting stack.

Talal Shakerchi8,300,000250,000
Stephen Chidwick4,895,0002,105,000
Christoph Vogelsang4,390,000-1,660,000
07/15/18 11:04:09 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 36 minutes ago)
 
Quads for Negreanu
 

Daniel Negreanu

Phil Ivey opened to 135,000 from the hijack and Daniel Negreanu called on the button. The flop came     and Ivey led out for 100,000 which Negreanu called.

The turn was the   and Ivey checked this time. Negreanu tossed in a bet of 400,000 and Ivey stuck around to see the   on the river. Ivey checked again and Negreanu threw in a casual bet of 1,500,000. Ivey wasted little time before calling only to see Negreanu turn over    for quad fours.

Daniel Negreanu7,400,0002,550,000
Phil Ivey5,000,000-1,500,000
07/15/18 11:03:15 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 37 minutes ago)
 
Bonomo Rising Again
 

On the river of a board      , Cary Katz checked out of the small blind and Justin Bonomo moved all in for around 3.6 million.

With almost 2 million in the middle already, Katz sighed. "That's the worst river for me," he said and sent his cards into the muck.

Bonomo then raised to 145,000 and picked up two callers in Nick Petrangelo from the small blind and Dominik Nitsche in the big blind.

"Are you covering me?" Bonomo asked and Petrangelo replied back, "I have 6.8 million." The flop came     and action checked to Bonomo, who bet 150,000 and forced two folds.

Dominik Nitsche7,000,000-165,000
Nick Petrangelo6,700,000750,000
Justin Bonomo5,800,0001,230,000
Cary Katz5,600,000-900,000
07/15/18 10:58:51 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 41 minutes ago)
 
Shakerchi Rivers Two Pair
 

Talal Shakerchi opened to 135,000 from the cutoff, David Einhorn three-bet to 425,000 from the button, and Shakerchi called.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Einhorn bet 425,000. Shakerchi check-called and both players proceeded to check the   river.

Shakerchi showed    for bottom two pair, Einhorn mucked, and Shakerchi won the pot.

Talal Shakerchi8,050,000950,000
David Einhorn7,050,000-850,000
07/15/18 10:52:07 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 48 minutes ago)
 
Vogelsang Bets Shakerchi Off the Flop
 

Talal Shakerchi raised to 140,000 from under the gun, David Einhorn called from the next seat over, and Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 600,000 from the button. Shakerchi called and Einhorn folded.

The flop came down    , Shakerchi checked, Vogelsang continued for 425,000, and Shakerchi folded.

David Einhorn7,900,000100,000
Talal Shakerchi7,100,000-780,000
Christoph Vogelsang6,050,000160,000
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