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
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
|2012||WSOP||Antonio Esfandiari||United States||$18,346,673||48||$42,666,672|
|2014||WSOP||Dan Colman||United States||$15,306,668||42||$37,333,338|
|2016||WSOPE||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||€11,111,111||28||€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.
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.
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
|Room||Table||Seat||Player Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||431||5||David Einhorn||United States||6,110,000||61|
|Amazon||431||8||Cary Katz||United States||5,230,000||52|
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|Amazon||439||3||Erik Seidel||United States||6,835,000||68|
|Amazon||439||4||Jason Koon||United States||6,540,000||65|
|Amazon||439||6||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||4,550,000||45|
|Amazon||439||7||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||6,745,000||67|
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|Amazon||447||1||Rick Salomon||United States||11,445,000||114|
|Amazon||447||3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||5,300,000||53|
|Amazon||447||4||Dan Smith||United States||7,735,000||77|
|Amazon||447||5||Justin Bonomo||United States||4,715,000||47|
|Amazon||447||6||Phil Ivey||United States||10,365,000||104|
|Rick Salomon||11,445,000||1,020,000 |
|Phil Ivey||10,365,000||565,000 |
|Daniel Negreanu||8,100,000||-100,000 |
|Matthew Siegal||7,900,000||400,000 |
|Dan Smith||7,735,000||135,000 |
|Erik Seidel||6,835,000||-1,115,000 |
|Talal Shakerchi||6,745,000||-255,000 |
|Dominik Nitsche||6,550,000||-20,000 |
|Jason Koon||6,540,000||60,000 |
|David Einhorn||6,110,000||-940,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||5,680,000||1,290,000 |
|Nick Petrangelo||5,300,000||600,000 |
|Cary Katz||5,230,000||-370,000 |
|Steffen Sontheimer||5,150,000||-350,000 |
|Mikita Badziakouski||4,725,000||275,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||4,715,000||-115,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||4,550,000||-345,000 |
|Fedor Holz||3,220,000||-230,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||3,100,000||0 |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 Smith||7,600,000||-160,000 |
|Talal Shakerchi||7,000,000||400,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||3,100,000||-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
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 Badziakouski||4,450,000||2,325,000 |
|Fedor Holz||3,450,000||-2,800,000 |07/15/18 11:45:41 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 54 minutes ago)
Mateos Gets There on the River
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.
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 Shakerchi||6,600,000||-1,700,000 |
|Adrian Mateos||3,690,000||165,000 |07/15/18 11:41:25 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Salomon Takes a Chunk from Smith
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 Salomon||10,425,000||1,750,000 |
|Dan Smith||7,760,000||-1,360,000 |07/15/18 11:41:00 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Bonomo Doubles Through Petrangelo
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 Bonomo||4,830,000||2,280,000 |
|Nick Petrangelo||4,700,000||-2,000,000 |07/15/18 11:33:47 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Negreanu Takes From Badziakouski
Daniel Negreanu 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 Negreanu||8,700,000||1,300,000 |
|Mikita Badziakouski||2,125,000||-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 Seidel||7,950,000||4,230,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||2,550,000||-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 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 Nitsche||6,570,000||-430,000 |
|Jason Koon||6,480,000||1,255,000 |
|Erik Seidel||3,720,000||-825,000 |07/15/18 11:18:10 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Ivey Also Busts 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 Ivey||11,000,000||1,900,000 |
|Jake Schindler||0||-2,200,000 |07/15/18 11:15:37 PM PDT (about 2 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Kenney Eliminated by Ivey
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 Ivey||9,100,000||4,100,000 |
|Bryn Kenney||0||-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 Siegal||7,500,000||500,000 |
|Steffen Sontheimer||5,500,000||-200,000 |
|Jake Schindler||2,200,000||-950,000 |07/15/18 11:06:38 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Level 10 started
|07/15/18 11:06:28 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Chidwick Doubles Through Vogelsang
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.
The board ran out and Chidwick doubled for 2,270,000 to move back up to almost the starting stack.
|Talal Shakerchi||8,300,000||250,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||4,895,000||2,105,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||4,390,000||-1,660,000 |07/15/18 11:04:09 PM PDT (about 3 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Quads for 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 Negreanu||7,400,000||2,550,000 |
|Phil Ivey||5,000,000||-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 Nitsche||7,000,000||-165,000 |
|Nick Petrangelo||6,700,000||750,000 |
|Justin Bonomo||5,800,000||1,230,000 |
|Cary Katz||5,600,000||-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 Shakerchi||8,050,000||950,000 |
|David Einhorn||7,050,000||-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 Einhorn||7,900,000||100,000 |
|Talal Shakerchi||7,100,000||-780,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||6,050,000||160,000 ||