06/29/13 03:01:45 PM PST
Congratulations to Anthony Gregg, Winner of Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Roller ($4,830,619)
Antonio Esfandiari, Bill Perkins, and Chris Klodnicki went so far in the game, and yet on the fourth and final day, they were unable to get over that final hump. They were unable to conquer the End Boss, Anthony Gregg.
A total of 166 players entered this six-figure high roller event, generating a total prize pool of $17,891,148 and more than a half of a million dollars for charity. The final table began on Day 3, but due to time constraints, the aforementioned four players had to return for a fourth day. Perkins had the chip lead, but with generally shallow stacks, anything could happen.
The first casualty of the day was the Big One for One Drop Champion himself, Esfandiari. The Magician found himself all in and at risk in a race situation, and was eliminated when Klodnicki hit an ace on the river. Stunned, Esfandiari threw his hands on his head and strolled around the stage for a minute or so, but stayed to rail his good friend Perkins.
Perkins did not live much longer, however, doubling up Gregg and then exiting in third place. Perkins was all in and dominated with ace-five against the ace-queen of Gregg, and actually flopped a five to take the lead, but Gregg hit a queen on the river, spelling the end of Leroy Jenkins.
Gregg entered heads-up play with a near two-to-one chip advantage against Klodnicki, and quickly extended his lead. Gregg won a massive pot where he got three streets of value with two pair, leaving Klodnicki with around 20 big blinds. On the final hand, Klodnicki three-bet jammed on the flop with just a gut-shot straight draw, and Gregg called with top pair. Gregg held, and was crowned the champion.
Lynn Gilmartin was table-side to chat with the champion after his win:
It wasn't easy for the End Boss - he had the shortest stack with 13 players remaining on Day 3 - yet he was always calm, cool, and collected, even during one of the sickest hands of the tournament. Nothing seemed to phase Gregg, even winning nearly five million dollars. During the winner photos and interviews, all he wanted to do was hop into the $25,000 Six-Max, which he registered for with two tables left in this event.
"Wrap it up!" he yelled at friend and 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson, who was doing an interview with PokerNews while Gregg was waiting to take the group winner's photo.
Congratulations to Gregg, and thank you for following our coverage of this event. Be sure to stick to PokerNews for live updates from the rest of the bracelet events here at the 2013 WSOP, including the Poker Players Championship and, of course, the Main Event.
06/29/13 02:28:30 PM PST
Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,985,495)
Hand #80: Chris Klodnicki limped in, Anthony Gregg checked, and the flop came . Gregg checked, Klodnicki fired out 500,000, Gregg check-raised to 1.4 million, and Klodnicki moved all in for eight million. Gregg called.
Klodnicki had a gut-shot straight draw, and picked up a few more outs when the turned. Now, a six, seven, or five would keep him alive.
Klodnicki was unable to defeat the End Boss when the completed the board, and was eliminated in second place. He will earn $2,985,495, while Gregg is your champion.
06/29/13 02:20:51 PM PST
Level 30 started
|06/29/13 02:20:17 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||41,250,000||-700,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||8,550,000||700,000 |06/29/13 02:20:08 PM PST
Last Hands of the Level
Hand #74: Chris Klodnicki received a walk.
Hand #75: Anthony Gregg raised to 800,000, Klodnicki moved all in for 8.05 million, and Gregg folded.
Hand #76: Klodnicki raised to 800,000, Gregg moved all in, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #77: Gregg limped in on the button, Klodnicki checked, and the dealer fanned . Klodnicki checked, Gregg tossed out 400,000, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #78: Klodnicki moved all in for 7.6 million on the button, and Gregg folded.
Hand #79: Gregg limped on on the button, Klodnicki checked, and the flop fell . Klodnicki led out for 425,000, and Gregg folded.
06/29/13 02:14:19 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||41,950,000||2,250,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||7,850,000||-2,250,000 |06/29/13 02:14:03 PM PST
All-In and Chop
Hand #69: Chris Klodnicki limped in on the button, Anthony Gregg checked, and the flop fell . Gregg checked, Klodnicki fired out 550,000, and Gregg called. The turn was the , Gregg led out for one million, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #70: Gregg raised to 800,000, Klodnicki called, and the flop came down . Klodnicki check-folded to a bet of 600,000.
Hand #71: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, taking down the blinds and antes.
Hand #72: Gregg raised to 800,000 on the button, Klodnicki defended, and the dealer fanned . The turn was the , Klodnicki checked, and Gregg tossed out a bet. Klodnicki folded.
Hand #73: Klodnicki raised to 800,000, Gregg three-bet shoved for effectively 7.8 million, and Klodnicki asked the dealer to pull the bets it. He smiled at Gregg before dipping his head to examine his own stack, he then lifted his head to call.
The crowed "ohhhhh'd" at the sight of the hands, and the two chopped the pot as the board came .
06/29/13 02:03:46 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||39,700,000||10,000,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||10,100,000||-10,000,000 |06/29/13 02:03:31 PM PST
Gregg Getting Closer to the Gold
Hand #65: Chris Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Anthony Gregg three-bet to 2.2 million, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #66: Gregg had the button, and raised to 800,000. Klodnicki defended, the dealer spread , and Klodnicki checked. Gregg fired out 900,000, taking down the pot.
Hand #67: Klodnicki raised to 800,000, Gregg called, and the flop fell . Gregg led out for 900,000, Klodnicki called, and the turn was the . Gregg slowed down, opting to check, Klodnicki fired out two million, and Gregg folded.
Hand #68: Gregg raised to 800,000, Klodnicki defended, and the flop came . Klodnicki checked, Gregg continued for 900,000, and Klodnicki called. The turn was a third spade - the - and Klodnicki knuckled again. Gregg fired out 2.4 million, Klodnicki called, and the completed the board. Klodnicki checked a third and final time, and Gregg slid out 5.9 million. Klodnicki called.
Gregg tabled for aces and tens, winning a massive pot.
06/29/13 01:53:29 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||29,700,000||-1,500,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||20,100,000||1,500,000 |06/29/13 01:52:51 PM PST
Klodnicki Check-Jams Flop
Hand #61: Chris Klodnicki had the button, and raised to 800,000. Anthony Gregg three-bet to 2.2 million, and Klodnicki tank-folded.
Hand #62: Gregg raised to 800,000, Klodnicki defended, and both players checked on a flop of . The turn was the , Klodnicki knuckled again, and Gregg fired out 1.2 million. Klodnicki called.
The completed the board, Klodnicki checked again, and Gregg bet another 2.7 million. Klodnicki tanked for a minute or so, then folded.
Hand #63: Klodnicki raised on the button, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #64: Gregg raised on the button, Klodnicki three-bet to 2.3 million, and Gregg called. The flop fell . Klodnicki checked, Gregg tossed out 1.6 million, and Klodnicki check-raised all in for 13.8 million. Gregg quickly folded.
06/29/13 01:39:17 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||31,200,000||6,550,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||18,600,000||-1,100,000 |06/29/13 01:35:59 PM PST
Bill Perkins Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,965,163)
Hand #59: Anthony Gregg limped in from the small blind, Chris Klodnicki checked his option, and the flop came down . Gregg checked to Klodnicki who bet 400,000. Gregg, though, check-raised to 1.3 million and forced Klodnicki out.
Hand #60: Anthony Gregg called on the button, Chris Klodnicki folded his small blind, and Bill Perkins shoved from the big blind for 5,350,000. Gregg called immediately.
The flop came down to give Perkins the lead with a pair of fives. The landed on the turn, giving Gregg additional outs to his queen with a flush draw. The landed on the river, though, ending Perkins' run in third place.
Perkins cringed at the sight of his tournament-ending card. "I got rivered!" he said, before embracing with Klodnicki and Gregg.
06/29/13 01:31:03 PM PST
|Anthony Gregg||24,650,000||11,600,000 |
|Chris Klodnicki||19,700,000||-1,800,000 |
|Bill Perkins||5,450,000||-9,800,000 |06/29/13 01:29:23 PM PST
Hand #55: With a dead small blind, Bill Perkins raised to nine million on the button, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #56: With a dead button, Perkins raised to 900,000 in first position, winning the blinds and antes.
Hand #57: Anthony Gregg limped in on the button, Chris Klodnicki completed his small blind, and Perkins moved all in from the big blind. Gregg and Klodnicki both folded.
Hand #58: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Perkins moved all in from the small blind, and Gregg called all in for 11.850 million. Klodnicki folded.
Perkins' rail tried to will a ten from the deck, but there was no ten on the flop. Perkins had a gut-shot straight draw though, and the on the turn gave him a double belly buster, but the on the river gave him a meaningless pair.
Gregg doubled into the chip lead, while Perkins now has the short stack.
06/29/13 01:23:48 PM PST
|Chris Klodnicki||21,500,000||9,500,000 |
|Bill Perkins||15,250,000||550,000 |
|Anthony Gregg||13,050,000||-850,000 |06/29/13 01:22:34 PM PST
Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,433,438)
Hand #50: Chris Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Antonio Esfandiari moved all in in the big blind, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #51: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 in the cutoff, Bill Perkins three-bet to 2.4 million on the button, and Klodnicki folded.
Hand #52: Esfandiari raised to 825,000 on the button, Klodnicki three-bet shoved in the big blind, and Esfandiari folded.
Hand #53: Esfandiari raised to 800,000 in first position, and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #54: Klodnicki raised to 800,000 on the button, Esfandiari moved all in for 9.925 million in the big blind, and Klodnicki tank-called.
"It's a fair fight!" Perkins stood and yelled when the hands were tabled.
True enough, the two were racing, and Esfandiari remained in the lead when the flop fell . Klodnicki held backdoor straight and flush draws, but both of them were extinguished when the turned.
Esfandiari was strolling around the stage, one card away from a much-needed double, and the crowed hushed as the fell on the river. Stunned, Esfandiari threw his hands on top of his head and walked slowly to where his seat had been. After a few handshakes, the still shell-shocked Esfandiari left the mothership, and a massive, 20 million-chip pot was pushed Klodnicki's way.
06/29/13 01:11:37 PM PST
Cards in the Air
It's go time!
06/29/13 01:11:23 PM PST
Level 29 started
|06/29/13 12:39:07 PM PST
Who Will Win The One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em?
Welcome to PokerNews' Day 4 coverage of Event #47, the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em. After three days and 28 levels, four players remain in the quest to capture one of the most prestigious titles in World Series of Poker history, a coveted WSOP gold bracelet, and the $4,830,619 first-place prize.
Leading the way is Bill Perkins with 14.7 million. Perkins took the chip lead on the penultimate hand of Day 3, doubling through Antonio Esfandiari.. Anthony Gregg is second in chips with 13.9 million. With six players remaining, Gregg found himself as the short stack. However, after winning a race against Perkins and eliminating Martin Jacobson in sixth place, Gregg vaulted into the chip lead at the time. Chris Klodnicki held the chip lead for a good portion of Day 3 and finds himself third in chips with 12 million. Rounding out the remaining four players is none other than Antonio Esfandiari, last year's Big One for One Drop winner, with 9.2 million. Esfandiari was in the lead for majority of the final table on Day 3 before Perkins' late double up.
It's still anybody's game and we'll be here to provide you hand-for-hand coverage of the conclusion to this historic tournament. Play is set to resume at 1 p.m. local time, about 25 minutes from now, so follow along to see who captures this prestigious title!