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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

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  • Buy-in: $1,000,000
  • Prizepool: $24,840,000
  • Entries: 27
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 16, 2018 8:08 PM Local Time
Hands #1-5: Petrangelo and Ivey Pick Up a Pair of Pots

Hand #1: Nick Petrangelo raised to 650,000 in the hijack and Justin Bonomo called out of the single big blind. The flop came     and both players checked. On the   turn, the action went check, check once more and the   appeared on the river.

Neither player bet and Bonomo showed the    for king-high, Petrangelo claimed the pot with the   .

Hand #2: Petrangelo opened to 700,000 from the hijack and Dan Smith called from the big blind. The flop came     and Smith checked to Petrangelo who bet 550,000. Smith folded and Petrangelo was awarded the pot.

Hand #3: The action folded around to Smith who limped in from the small blind and Phil Ivey checked his option. The flop fell     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Two more checks and the   completed the board. Smith led out for 550,000 and Ivey instantly called. Smith turned over six-high while Ivey tabled    for two pair.

Hand #4: Ivey raised it up to 750,000 in the small blind and Rick Salomon called in the big blind. On the flop of    , Ivey led out for 500,000 and Salomon instantly folded.

Hand #5: Petrangelo opened to 700,000 from under the gun but couldn't pick up any action.

Justin Bonomo28,600,0001,300,000
Byron Kaverman23,700,000-1,020,000
David Einhorn20,300,0000
Nick Petrangelo18,200,0002,100,000
Fedor Holz15,500,00045,000
Rick Salomon11,600,000-2,825,000
Dan Smith9,600,000-2,000,000
Phil Ivey7,600,0001,890,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:56 PM Local Time
Seidel's Flopped Straight Can't Hold On

Erik Seidel

David Einhorn opened to 700,000 on the button and Erik Seidel just called from the big blind despite being the short stack. The flop came     and Seidel checked to Einhorn who continued for another 700,000. Seidel check-raised to 1,400,000 and Einhorn three-bet to 3,480,000. Seidel quickly shoved all in for 2,080,000 chips more and the cards were tabled.

Erik Seidel:   
David Einhorn:   

Seidel flopped the nut straight but Einhorn was drawing live with a flush draw. The turn was the   giving Einhorn even more outs. Seidel couldn't dodge the river as it was the   giving Einhorn a flush. Seidel was eliminated on the official final table bubble, leaving just eight players remaining.

David Einhorn20,300,0003,900,000
Erik Seidel0-3,700,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:46 PM Local Time
Kaverman Wins a Classic Coin Flip

Byron Kaverman

Byron Kaverman raised it up to 700,000 from early position and Erik Seidel re-raised to 2,400,000 in the cutoff. The action was back on Kaverman who four-bet jammed all in for 12,135,000. Seidel asked for a count and then made the call.

Erik Seidel:   
Byron Kaverman:   

The flop came     and Seidel was still in the lead with his pair of queens. The turn brought the   giving Kaverman a pair of kings. The river was the   and Kaverman got a full double up to near the top of the leaderboard.

Byron Kaverman24,720,00012,585,000
Erik Seidel3,700,000-12,280,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Einhorn's Second Barrel Works

David Einhorn raised to 1 million and Justin Bonomo called out of the small blind, Dan Smith made it three ways to the     flop. Bonomo and Smith checked and Einhorn continued for 1.2 million. Bonomo sent his cards into the muck and Smith came along to see the   fall on the turn.

Smith checked again and Einhorn fired a second barrel worth 3.1 million. After some consideration, Smith elected to fold and Einhorn's rail cheered while he dragged in the pot.

Justin Bonomo27,300,000-1,000,000
David Einhorn16,400,0003,470,000
Dan Smith11,600,000-2,485,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:35 PM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 150000/300000
Ante: 300000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:33 PM Local Time
Bonomo Wins the First Hand Back from Dinner

Nick Petrangelo opened to 550,000 in the hijack and Justin Bonomo three-bet to 2,750,000 in the big blind. Petrangelo made the call and the flop came    .

Bonomo led out for 1,500,000 and Petrangelo quickly discarded his cards.

Justin Bonomo28,300,0002,900,000
Nick Petrangelo16,100,000-2,780,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 7:04 PM Local Time
How David Einhorn is Playing the One Drop

David Einhorn is one of 9 players remaining in the $1 million buy-in "Big One for One Drop" World Series of Poker tournament. First place is $10 million. Friend and poker player Jonathan Little has been on the rail of the event watching hands and coaching Einhorn through the event. What will David Einhorn do with the $10 million first place prize? Jonathan Little tells us!

Monday, July 16, 2018 6:15 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Draw and Chip Counts

Players are on dinner break for 75 minutes. When they return, action resumes with just under two minutes remaining at blinds of 120,000/240,000 with a big blind ante of 240,000, and the stack sizes of the nine finalists can be found below. Day 2 will conclude once six players return or when ten levels of 60 minutes each are completed, whichever of the two comes first.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Rick SalomonUnited States14,425,00060
2Byron KavermanUnited States12,135,00051
3Nick PetrangeloUnited States18,880,00079
4David EinhornUnited States12,930,00054
5Fedor HolzGermany15,455,00064
6Erik SeidelUnited States15,980,00067
7Justin BonomoUnited States25,400,000106
8Dan SmithUnited States14,085,00059
9Phil IveyUnited States5,710,00024
Justin Bonomo25,400,000-300,000
Nick Petrangelo18,880,000-120,000
Erik Seidel15,980,000-20,000
Fedor Holz15,455,000-245,000
Rick Salomon14,425,000-2,075,000
Dan Smith14,085,000-15,000
David Einhorn12,930,000-370,000
Byron Kaverman12,135,000-465,000
Phil Ivey5,710,000-490,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:10 PM Local Time
Einhorn Gets Another Double Up

David Einhorn

David Einhorn
David Einhorn

David Einhorn opened to 600,000 on the button and Justin Bonomo put him to the test for his remaining 6,490,000 from the big blind. Einhorn quickly called and the cards were on their backs.

David Einhorn:   
Justin Bonomo:   

Einhorn was in a dominating position, picking up the aces at the most opportune time. The flop came     giving Bonomo a few outs although Einhorn had the clubs covered. The   on the turn and the   on the river meant Einhorn would hold on for a full double up.

Justin Bonomo25,700,000-7,300,000
David Einhorn13,300,0007,100,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Smith Eliminates Katz

Cary Katz

Cary Katz
Cary Katz

Cary Katz moved in for 1.15 million in the cutoff. Dan Smith thought a bit and called in the big blind with   . He was live against   . The     pulled Smith in front. Katz grabbed a pair on the   turn but it wouldn't be enough as a   hit on the river.

Dan Smith14,100,0001,100,000
Cary Katz0-2,605,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:05 PM Local Time
Petrangelo Three-Barrels Seidel

Erik Seidel and Nick Petrangelo saw an     flop for the minimum. Seidel check-called 240,000. He check-called 1.1 million on the   and the   completed the board. Seidel checked a final time and faced a bet of 3.4 million. This time, he gave it up.

Nick Petrangelo19,000,0004,600,000
Erik Seidel16,000,000-2,400,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 6:04 PM Local Time
Bonomo Extends His Lead

Justin Bonomo made it 600,000 to go on the button and Rick Salomon called in the small blind along with Byron Kaverman in the big blind. The flop came     and the action checked to Bonomo who continued for 600,000. Salomon quickly folded but Kaverman called.

The turn was the   and Kaverman checked it over to Bonomo again. He checked back and the   landed on the river. Kaverman gave it some thought and then threw in a bet of 900,000. Bonomo looked him up and Kaverman tabled    for a missed flush draw while Bonomo held    to scoop the pot.

Justin Bonomo33,000,0001,400,000
Byron Kaverman12,600,000-2,800,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:59 PM Local Time
Seidel Eliminates Vogelsang

Christoph Vogelsang

Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang

Erik Seidel made it 550,000 in the cutoff and Christoph Vogelsang defended big blind. Vogelsang checked the     flop and Seidel fired big for 1.5 million then called the shove of 2.43 million. Vogelsang showed    for top two and was way ahead of   . The   brought a straight draw for Seidel and the   river filled his draw, busting the German.

Erik Seidel18,400,0003,870,000
Christoph Vogelsang0-3,300,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:50 PM Local Time
Einhorn Wins a Flip Against Ivey

David Einhorn and Phil Ivey

David Einhorn and Phil Ivey
David Einhorn and Phil Ivey

David Einhorn moved all in for 2,810,000 from under the gun and Phil Ivey re-shipped on his left. The rest of the table got out of the way and the two hands were tabled.

David Einhorn:   
Phil Ivey:   

It was a coin flip for all of the chips and the flop of     favored Einhorn. The   on the turn left Ivey drawing to two outs and the   on the river was not one of them. Einhorn scored a full double up and is now even with Ivey in chips.

Phil Ivey6,200,000-2,900,000
David Einhorn6,200,0001,235,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:45 PM Local Time
Bonomo Collects Chips from Ivey

Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo opened to 575,000 from under the gun and Phil Ivey was the one to defend his big blind. On a flop of    , Ivey checked to Bonomo who tossed in a bet of 400,000. Ivey made the call and the   landed on the turn.

Ivey checked again and Bonomo pushed in a bet of 900,000. Ivey wanted to see the river as the   paired the board. Both players checked the river and Ivey turned over    for a missed straight and flush draw. Bonomo tabled    for two pair and that earned him another pot.

Justin Bonomo31,600,0003,000,000
Phil Ivey9,100,000-1,400,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:42 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Getting Short

Fedor Holz completed the blind and Christoph Vogelsang checked, bringing    . Holz bet 475,000 and Vogelsang called, bringing the  . Check-check and the   hit. Holz bet 1.09 million. Vogelsang used an extension and called. Holz showed    and took it down with eights up.

Fedor Holz15,700,0002,100,000
Christoph Vogelsang3,300,000-3,200,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:38 PM Local Time
Kaverman Earns Some More Chips

Justin Bonomo raised it up to 500,000 from under the gun and Byron Kaverman called on the button. Phil Ivey also tagged along from the big blind and the flop came    .

Everyone checked and the   hit the turn. Ivey led out for 800,000 and Bonomo quickly folded. Kaverman called, however, and the   landed on the river. Ivey checked this time and Kaverman used up his entire time bank before checking back. Kaverman showed    for the best hand and was awarded the pot.

Byron Kaverman15,400,0002,100,000
Phil Ivey10,500,000-1,000,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:36 PM Local Time
Smith Turns a Set

Dan Smith and Fedor Holz saw     flop for the minimum and Smith check-called 400,000. Smith checked on the   and called 735,000. He checked the   river and Holz checked back. Smith opened    and won the pot.

Fedor Holz13,600,000-270,000
Dan Smith13,000,0000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:28 PM Local Time
Bonomo Bets Kaverman Off on the River

Byron Kaverman opened to 550,000 in the cutoff and Justin Bonomo defended his big blind. The flop came     and Bonomo checked to Kaverman who checked back.

The turn brought the   and Bonomo led out for 500,000. Kaverman called and the   rolled off on the river. Bonomo fired another 500,000 and Kaverman laid his hand down just as his time was about to expire.

Justin Bonomo28,600,0001,805,000
Byron Kaverman13,300,000435,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 5:19 PM Local Time
Smith Uses an Extension then Bets River

Nick Petrangelo raised to 910,000 in the small blind and Dan Smith called in the big blind. Petrangelo bet 1.6 million on     and Smith called, bringing the  . Petrangelo slowed down with a check and Smith agreed to a free card, so the   hit. Petrangelo checked again and Smith used a time extension before betting 2.5 million. Petrangelo quickly folded.

Nick Petrangelo14,400,000-1,980,000
Dan Smith13,000,0002,485,000
Gorilla Gaming