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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

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

Event #58: High Roller for ONE DROP - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $111,111
  • Prizepool: $14,249,925
  • Entries: 135
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 29, 2015 3:35 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel moves all in for 745,000 from the cutoff, and Kory Kilpatrick calls with the covering stack on the button.


The     flop is about as good as it could be for Duhamel, and the turn   fills his unbeatable flush. Kilpatrick is already paying off his debt as the   hits the river, sending most of his chips over to his next-door neighbor. Duhamel doubles up, crippling Kilpatrick in the process.

Jonathan Duhamel - 1,660,000
Kory Kilpatrick - 140,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:31 PM Local Time
Level: 19
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 3:13 PM Local Time
The remaining 24 players are taking a 20-minute break.
Monday, June 29, 2015 3:13 PM Local Time

Simon Deadman is eliminated in 25th place and the floor is doing a complete re-draw for the remaining 24 players and the final three tables of the tournament. Here is a look at the seating arrangement:

Table 359

Seat 1: Phil Hellmuth - 2,400,000
Seat 2: Daniel Colman - 2,880,000
Seat 3: Nick Petrangelo - 1,680,000
Seat 4: Andrew Robl - 825,000
Seat 5: Sorel Mizzi - 1,225,000
Seat 6: Max Altergott - 1,300,000
Seat 7: Justin Bonomo - 1,425,000
Seat 8: Joseph Cheong - 2,175,000

Table 360

Seat 1: David Sands - 1,150,000
Seat 2: Byron Kaverman - 2,250,000
Seat 3: William Klein - 2,300,000
Seat 4: Anthony Zinno - 2,500,000
Seat 5: Ben Tollerene - 1,000,000
Seat 6: Brian Hastings - 1,700,000
Seat 7: Ben Sulsky - 2,050,000
Seat 8: Roger Sippl - 2,000,000

Table 361

Seat 1: Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,400,000
Seat 2: Talal Shakerchi - 1,140,000
Seat 3: Jonathan Duhamel - 780,000
Seat 4: Kory Kilpatrick - 980,000
Seat 5: Sergey Lebedev - 1,100,000
Seat 6: Dan Perper - 1,520,000
Seat 7: John Racener - 2,640,000
Seat 8: Erik Seidel - 1,150,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:03 PM Local Time
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Erik Seidel moves all in from the cutoff for about 500,000 and Justin Bonomo calls on the button. John Racener folds his big blind and aciton is on David Sands in the big blind.

Sands is under the impression that Bonomo moved all in over the top for about 1,500,000 and he sweats his first card and turns it up. He shows the whole table the  .

"Well, I guess it will be an easy call or an easy fold," said Sands. "It's a no-spotter."

Sands shows the whole table the   and mucks his hand. Seidel shows    and needs help against Bonomo's   . The board runs out       and Seidel pairs his eight to double through Bonomo.

The table informs Sands that Bonomo just called the all in and didn't re-shove. Sands apologized to the table and a little banter followed.

"I'm not going to stop him from showing me his cards," said Bonomo.

"It would have been interesting if you found aces and just called," said Roger Sippl.

"I would have just called," said Sands. "I thought he was all in."

The table has a few more jokes as Seidel collects the pot.

Erik Seidel - 1,110,000
Justin Bonomo - 1,275,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:56 PM Local Time

Sorel Mizzi opens the button to 105,000, and Bill Klein three-bets to 225,000 from the small blind. Mizzi moves all in with his big stack, and Klein snap-calls to put himself at risk for 1,105,000 total.


Klein's kings hold up on the       board, and he doubles up into one of the top few spots on the scoreboard.

Bill Klein - 2,290,000
Sorel Mizzi - 1,275,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:48 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo raies to 110,000 from under the gun. John Racener is on his direct left, and he three-bets to 265,000.

Action folds back around to Bonomo, and he announces he's all in. Racener asks how much he has, and Bonomo tells him about 1,600,000.

Racener thinks for a minute, then mucks his cards, and the dealer pushes the pot to Bonomo.

Justin Bonomo - 1,950,000
John Racener - 2,330,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:43 PM Local Time

Tyler Cornell moves all in for about 500,000 from the small blind and Justin Bonomo quickly calls from the big blind. Bonomo tables    and is in the lead against Cornell's   .

The board runs out clean for Bonomo as the dealer spreads a board of       and Cornell is eliminated.

Justin Bonomo - 1,675,000
Tyler Cornell - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:39 PM Local Time

Andrew Lichtenberger limps from the cutoff, and Byron Kaverman limps from the button. Joseph Cheong checks his option in the big blind, and the players see the flop three handed.

The dealer spreads    , and Cheong checks. Lichtengerber bets 100,000. Kaverman calls, Cheong folds, and the   falls on the turn. Both players check, and the river is the  .

Lichtenberger bets 175,000, Kaverman calls, and he wins the pot with   .

Byron Kaverman - 2,300,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,600,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:31 PM Local Time

Darren Elias is all in for about 250,000 out of the big blind against Roger Sippl in the hijack. Elias is flipping with his 7c7s against Sippl's   .

The flop is     and Sippl takes the lead in the race. The turn is the   and the river is the   to give Sippl trips and eliminate Elias from the tournament.

Roger Sippl - 2,380,000
Darren Elias - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:26 PM Local Time
Level: 18
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 2:25 PM Local Time

Brian Hastings raises to 90,000, and Thomas MacDonald moves all in for about 150,000. Hastings quickly calls and shows   . MacDonald has   .

The board runs out      , and the ace on the turn secures the pot for Hastings. MacDonald is eliminated on the last hand of Level 17.

Brian Hastings - 1,680,000
Thomas MacDonald - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:22 PM Local Time

Byron Kaverman opens the button to 85,000, and Brian Hastings three-bet shoves for 645,000 from the small blind. In the big, Thomas MacDonald re-shoves for 690,000, and Kaverman quickly folds.


The flop comes     to give Hastings a set of nines, and he pumps his fist under the table. The turn is the   and the river the  , and Hastings doubles up with three nines.

MacDonald is left with just one big blind.

Brian Hastings - 1,415,000
Tom MacDonald - 45,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:22 PM Local Time

First in from the hijack seat, Fernando Brito moves all in for 465,000. Action folds to the big blind where David Sands calls and tables   . Brito is dominated with   .

The board runs out      , and Brito can not catch up. He's eliminated, while Sands continues to keep pace with the chipleaders.

David Sands - 2,560,000
Fernando Brito - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:21 PM Local Time

After Phil Hellmuth declared war on Anthony Zinno, Zinno raises to 90,000 from middle position and action folds around to Hellmuth in the big blind.

"When I declare war on people, I usually take all their chips," said Hellmuth after the raise from Zinno.

"I'm not France, Phil," said Zinno.

Hellmuth defends his big blind and the flop is    . Hellmuth checks and Zinno bets 45,000. . Hellmuth check-calls and the turn is the  . Hellmuth checks and Zinno bets 85,000. Hellmuth check-calls again and the river is the  .

"It's war," said Hellmuth. "So 225."

Hellmuth pushes 225,000 forward and Zinno immediately reaches for chips. After some thought, Zinno raises to 450,000 and Hellmuth instantly calls. Zinno tables   , giving him a set and Hellmuth pushes back from the table for a moment before showing    and tossing it into the muck.

"You even got the raise in on the river in too," said Hellmuth. "When I lead out there, I either have a straight, a set or top two and you found the one where I have top two. Do you just give me the two million when I have queen-jack."

Anthony Zinno - 2,600,000
Phil Hellmuth - 1,500,000
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Monday, June 29, 2015 2:13 PM Local Time
 Phil Hellmuth and Anthony Zinno, the belligerents in the latest conflict

Phil Hellmuth raises to 100,000 from under the gun, and Anthony Zinno three-bets to 250,000 from middle position.

Action folds back around to Hellmuth. He quickly folds, but this is not the first time he and Zinno have clashed preflop today, and that hasn't escaped Hellmuth's attention. "Alright. We're at war," he tells Zinno. "I declare war." And as Zinno stacks the chips, Hellmuth repeats his declaration one more time for emphasis: "War!"

Anthony Zinno - 1,800,000
Phil Hellmuth - 2,400,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:03 PM Local Time

Dan Perper opens to 80,000 from middle position. Roger Sippl calls in the cutoff, and Jason Somerville three-bet shoves from the small blind. It's 345,000 total, and Perper tanks and folds. Sippl calls quickly though, and Somerville is flipping for his tournament life.


The flop comes    , and Sippl reacts with a sigh of frustration as Somerville pairs his queen. The turn   opens up outs for Sippl's spade draw, though, and the   river fills in his flush to score the knockout. Somerville wishes his table luck and heads to the rail.

Roger Sippl - 2,100,000
Jason Somerville - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 2:00 PM Local Time

Max Silver moves all in from under the gun for 255,000. Action folds around to Joseph Cheong in the small blind. He pushes forward a stack of chips and verbally announces he's all in. The dealer has only one all-in button in the well, which he had tossed in front of Silver, so he verbally repeats Cheong's announcement for the table.

Action is now on Piotr Franczak in the big blind. Franczak stares straight ahead for about two minutes. Then he pulls out his phone, apparently to change the music he's listening to. Since he has a live hand, the dealer moves to stop him when he pulls out the phone, and asks, "You do know he (Cheong) is all in, right?"

Franczak shakes his head, and actually had not known the action was on him. There is no Hollywooding, and once the miscommunication is rectified, Franczak quickly mucks his hand, and the remaining players turn up their cards.


The flop comes    , leaving Silver drawing thin. The turn is the  , and the river is the  , securing the pot for Cheong.

Joseph Cheong - 1,900,000
Max Silver - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 1:59 PM Local Time
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Ben Tollerene raises from middle position and Tobias Reinkemeier moves all in from the big blind for 555,000. Tollerene quickly calls and Tollerene is in great shape with his    against Reinkemeier's   .

The board runs out       and Reinkemeier can't find a jack to stay alive, while Tollerene moves back over the 1 million chip mark.

Ben Tollerene - 1,330,000
Tobias Reinkemeier - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 1:49 PM Local Time

On the river with the board reading      , Anthony Zinno fires 325,000 from the small blind, which is almost a pot-sized bet. It sends Christoph Vogelsang in middle position into the tank for a few moments before he eventually takes a fist full of chips and slams them into the middle.

Zinno turns over   , giving him a full house and Vogelsang mucks his hand.

Anthony Zinno - 1,700,000
Christoph Vogelsang - 1,025,000