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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 5:06 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth raises from the hijack and Max Altergott moves all in for about 1,500,000 from the small blind. Hellmuth quickly calls and the cards are tabled. Hellmuth is a big favorite to move the field to hand-for-hand play with his pocket kings up against Altergott's   .

The flop is     and Hellmuth keeps the lead. The turn is the  , giving Altergott some more outs as he picks up an open-ended straight draw. The river is the   and Hellmuth shoots out of his chair and runs to the back of the room.

"You have to go be f****** kidding me!" yells Hellmuth. "This isn't even fair. This isn't justice. This just can't be real."

Hellmuth comes back to his seat and asks one of the tournament supervisors to cut out the call from his stack and move it to Altergott while he continues to yell at Altergott.

"This is the bubble," said Hellmuth.

"So?" replied Altergott.

"This is a quarter million dollar bubble," continued Hellmuth. "And he's just trying to give it away with three short stacks at the other table."

"He has to move in there," said Daniel Colman.

"You know why? Because it's standard to move in there with ace-jack off-suit." said Hellmuth as he stands up and uses air quotes with the word "standard."

Hellmuth yells to his wife about the bad beat he took and has her come inside the ropes and sit at the empty table behind him before sitting back down and resuming play. 

Max Altergott - 2,900,000
Phil Hellmuth - 2,200,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:54 PM Local Time

Erik Seidel raises all in for 585,000 from the small blind, and Andrew Lichtenberger calls from the big blind.


The board rolls out      . Seidel wins with his pair of jacks and doubles up.

Erik Seidel - 1,230,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,850,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:51 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 4:51 PM Local Time

Max Altergott shoves all in for 665,000 from under the gun, and Phil Hellmuth calls from the button.


The flop comes    , pairing Altergott's king and giving him the lead in the hand.The turn is the  , and the river is the  .

Altergott doubles up, and there are still 18 players remaining.

Max Altergott - 1,510,000
Phil Hellmuth - 3,000,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:48 PM Local Time

Talal Shakerchi moves all in for 435,000 from middle position, and Erik Seidel calls in the big blind.


Both players flop their pairs, but the       board gives Shakerchi the double.

"Nice hand," Seidel says as he pays off Shakerchi.

Talal Shakerchi - 960,000
Erik Seidel - 780,000

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Monday, June 29, 2015 4:48 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Colman are heads-up on a     flop. Hellmuth is out of position in the cutoff, and he knocks the table. Colman bets 275,000 from the button, and Hellmuth check-raises to 600,000. Colman calls quickly.

The turn is the  , and Hellmuth checks again. Colman asks the dealer a question about Hellmuth's stack, which is assembled into a castle of uncountable towers. While the dealer and floorman are discussing, though, Colman bets 800,000. Hellmuth quickly folds.

"All right, Dan," Hellmuth begins. "We're at war now. You and me are at war."

Brian Hastings begins to giggle from the next seat over.

Brian Hastings

Colman lets a wry smile cross his face. He can't help it; he shows Hellmuth his   .

Hellmuth shoots out of his chair and takes a few paces around behind the table. "What the f*** is he doing?" he asks nobody in particular. Then, he addresses Colman directly. "What are you f***ing doing?"

Phil Hellmuth

Hastings is still giggling loudly, and Colman finally breaks into laughter, his smile growing as he stacks the pot.

Daniel Colman

Daniel Colman - 6,850,000
Phil Hellmuth - 3,700,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:41 PM Local Time

From late position, Justin Bonomo opens to 160,000. Joseph Cheong three-bet shoves for 575,000, and Bonomo calls with the covering stack.


The board runs out safe for Cheong, coming      . He doubles up, and he and Bonomo are now dead even in chips.

Joseph Cheong - 1,320,000
Justin Bonomo - 1,320,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:34 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth raises to 300,000 from the cutoff, and Brian Hastings make it 775,000 from the small blind.

Hellmuth thinks for a minute, then stands up, and announces loudly, "All of it. Four million, I'm all in."

Hastings folds, and asks to see one card. "You want to see one?" Phil replies. "Pick one." Hastings points to a card, although it's not clear which one, so Hellmuth asks, "Which one do you want to see, this ace or this ace?" Hastings taps one of the face down cards in front of him, and Hellmuth turns it over to reveal the  .

Phil Hellmuth - 4,500,000
Brian Hastings - 2,500,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 4:32 PM Local Time

Jonathan Duhamel raises to 165,000 from the hijack and Dan Perper calls on the button. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Duhamel checks again. Perper bets 150,000 and Duhamel check-calls.

The river is the   and Duhamel checks for a third time. Perper bets 350,000 and Duhamel goes into the tank for a minute before tossing his hand into the muck.

Dan Perper - 3,400,000
Jonathan Duhamel - 1,200,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:30 PM Local Time

Roger Sippl raises to 200,000 from the small blind and David Sands defends his big blind. The flop is     and and Sippl bets 250,000. Sands sits in the tank for a few minutes before announcing he is all in for 1,075,000, which has Sippl just barely covered.

Sippl sighs and puts his hand on his neck as he adjusts himself in his chair several times while he goes deep into the tank.

"Sorry boys," said Sippl after a couple minutes of tanking. "Just give me a minute."

Sippl takes his minute and then calls to see the bad news. Sippl shows    and needs running sevens against Sands'   . The turn is the   and Sipple has two clean outs going to the river. The river is the  , however, and Sippl is eliminated.

"I might not have played the 500K if that happened," said Sands to the dealer after the hand is over. "Thanks for the sweat though, since I didn't lose."

David Sands - 2,400,000
Roger Sippl - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:25 PM Local Time

Daniel Colman opens to 160,000 under the gun, and Brian Hastings calls in the next seat over. Joseph Cheong calls from the small blind, Phil Hellmuth defends his big, and it's four ways to the flop.

It comes    , and Colman continues out for 350,000. Hastings calls, the blinds fold, and it's heads up to the turn. It's the  , and it goes check-check. They both check through the   river too.

Hastings shows    for aces up, and Colman mucks.

Brian Hastings - 3,460,000
Daniel Colman - 6,075,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:16 PM Local Time


Phil Hellmuth raises to 170,000 from the cutoff, and Dan Colman calls from the button. Nick Petrangelo then reraises all in from the small blind. Hellmuth folds, Colman calls, and the players table their hands:


The board runs out      , missing both players completely. Colman wins with his pocket pair, extending his chip lead and eliminating Petrangelo from the tournament.

Daniel Colman - 6,100,000
Nick Petrangelo - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:13 PM Local Time
Level: 20
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 4:08 PM Local Time

From the hijack, Ben Tollerene open-shoves for 620,000. Action freezes on Justin Bonomo's button, and he reraises all in for about 1.5 million total. That folds the blinds out of the way, and Tollerene is flipping for his tournament life.


The     flop gives Tollerene a pair and a straight draw, but his lead is short-lived. The   hits the turn, improving Bonomo to a set of fives and leaving Tollerene one card from the exit. He needs a nine to make a straight, but the   fills out the board to seal his elimination.

Justin Bonomo - 2,145,000
Ben Tollerene - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:03 PM Local Time

With the board reading     on the flop, Bill Klein checks from the small blind. Byron Kaverman bets 125,000 from the button, and Klein calls.

The turn is the  , and Klein checks again. Kaverman continues for 150,000, and Klein goes into the tank. After a couple minutes, he pushes out a raise to 750,000. Kaverman thinks for a minute, then relinquishes his hand.

Bill Klein - 2,700,000
Byron Kaverman - 1,250,000

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Monday, June 29, 2015 3:59 PM Local Time

The board reads      on the turn. Andrew Robl checks from the big blind, and Phil Hellmuth bets 200,000 from the cutoff. Robl thinks for about two minutes, then announces he's all in. Hellmuth quickly calls and turns over   . Robl shows   .

The river is the  , securing the pot for Hellmuth, and Andrew Robl is eliminated.

Phil Hellmuth - 3,600,000
Andrew Robl - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:54 PM Local Time

Action folds around to the blinds where Dan Perper limps from the small and John Racener checks his option in the big.

The flop comes    , and Perper leads out for 75,000. Racener raises to 235,000, and Perper quickly calls. The turn is the  , and Perper checks. Racener bets another 255,000, and Perper calls quickly again.

The river is the  . Perper checks, and Racener checks it back.

Perper shows    for the flush, and Racener nods in acknowledgement. He mucks, and Perper leapfrogs over him in the chip counts.

Dan Perper - 2,960,000
John Racener - 2,325,000

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:50 PM Local Time
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Daniel Colman raises to 135,000 from middle position and Sorel Mizzi three-best to 320,000 on the button. Colman calls and they see a flop of    . Colman checks and Mizzi bets 275,000

Colman asks how much he has left and Mizzi shows that he has about 1 million chips behind. Colman spends over a minute in the tank and then check-raises to 775,000. Mizzi quickly announces he is all in and Colman calls.

Mizzi tables    and needs to dodge a king or a club with Colman's   . The turn is the  , keeping Mizzi in the lead, but the river is the   and Colman scoops the pot to move out to a sizable chip lead on the rest of the field.

Daniel Colman - 4,325,000
Sorel Mizzi - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:45 PM Local Time
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Andrew Lichtenberger raises to 150,000 from early position and Kory Kilpatrick calls and is all in for 140,000 from the cutoff. Everybody else gets out of the way and the cards are tabled.

"I hope you don't have anything too big," said Kilpatrick as he tables   .

Lichtenberger shows    and is in the lead. The flop is    , giving both a pair, but keeping Lichtenberger ahead. The turn is the   and the river is the   to eliminate Kilpatrick and ship the pot to Lichtenberger.

Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,850,000
Kory Kilpatrick - Eliminated

Monday, June 29, 2015 3:41 PM Local Time

John Racener raises to 590,000 from the cutoff, and Andrew Lichtenberger three-bets to 310,000 from the small blind. Racener tanks for about three minutes, then reraises to 590,000. Lichtenberger thinks for a minute, then slides his cards to the muck.

John Racener - 2,900,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 1,450,000