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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 3:50 PM Local Time
Sontheimer Loses Flip to Smith

Steffen Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer and Dan Smith
Steffen Sontheimer and Dan Smith

Steffen Sontheimer raised to 400,000 on the button and Dan Smith in the small blind three-bet all in for 7.32 million. Sontheimer asked for a count on Smith's jam and called all in for 5.9 million.

Steffen Sontheimer:   
Dan Smith:   

The     flop gave Sontheimer even more outs with the gutshot and counterfeit option, while the   turn changed nothing. A blank   fell on the river and Sontheimer was eliminated in 14th place.

Dan Smith13,900,0006,600,000
Steffen Sontheimer0-6,400,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:50 PM Local Time
Koon Unable to Double Twice in a Row

Jason Koon

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

In the next hand at the secondary table, Justin Bonomo opened to 340,000 from under the gun and Jason Koon shipped all in for 3,350,000 on his left. The action folded back around to Bonomo who quickly made the call.

Justin Bonomo:   
Jason Koon:   

Koon was in a bit more trouble this time holding an underpair against Bonomo. The board ran out       and Bonomo's set of queens eliminated Koon from the tournament.

Justin Bonomo12,600,0005,395,000
Jason Koon0-3,400,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:46 PM Local Time
Koon Doubles Through Einhorn

Jason Koon moved all in for 1,520,000 in middle position and David Einhorn called in the small blind. The big blind folded and the two hands were tabled with Koon at risk.

Jason Koon:   
David Einhorn:   

It was a coin flip with Koon needing to hold to stay alive. The flop came     and Einhorn took the lead with a pair of kings. The turn was the   giving Koon a straight draw and the   on the river was just what he was looking for. Koon's straight earned him a double up at the hands of the chipleader.

David Einhorn14,100,000-2,100,000
Jason Koon3,400,0001,200,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:45 PM Local Time
One for Smith

Cary Katz made it 350,000 to go from the hijack and Dan Smith defended the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked. Smith led the   turn for 350,000 and picked up a call from Katz before betting the   river for 700,000. Katz was not willing to pay that and the pot was shipped to Smith.

Dan Smith7,300,000800,000
Cary Katz3,900,000-700,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:41 PM Local Time
Sontheimer and Vogelsang Near Even in Chips

Christoph Vogelsang's raise to 360,000 in the hijack was called by Steffen Sontheimer in the big blind and they headed to a     flop. Sontheimer checked and Vogelsang placed a continuation bet worth 275,000, Sontheimer called. The   followed on the turn and Sontheimer checked nearly instantly, Vogelsang checked behind.

The   river prompted a bet worth 1.25 million by Sontheimer and that avoided a showdown, as Vogelsang tossed his cards into the muck.

Steffen Sontheimer6,400,000700,000
Christoph Vogelsang6,200,000-600,000
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Monday, July 16, 2018 3:36 PM Local Time
Einhorn Moves Into the Lead with Queens

David Einhorn

David Einhorn raised to 500,000 from the hijack and Phil Ivey called from the cutoff. They went heads-up to a flop of     and Einhorn continued for another 500,000. Ivey called and the   landed on the turn.

Both players checked and the   completed the board. Einhorn led out for another 1,300,000 and Ivey went into the tank for nearly two minutes. He eventually made the call and Einhorn turned over   . Ivey wasn't able to beat it as his cards went sailing to the muck.

David Einhorn16,200,0003,370,000
Phil Ivey7,700,000-3,050,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:34 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Wins Three-Bet Pot Against Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer made it 375,000 to go from the hijack and fellow German High Roller regular Christoph Vogelsang three-bet to 1.35 million in the small blind, Sontheimer called. The flop brought     and Vogelsang checked, Sontheimer checked back.

The turn was the   and Vogelsang bet 1.1 million, Sontheimer folded instantly.

Christoph Vogelsang6,800,0001,600,000
Steffen Sontheimer5,700,000-1,300,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:30 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Gets Value from Sontheimer

Cary Katz raised to 330,000 and Dan Smith called out of the big blind. The flop came     and Smith checked, Katz continued for 600,000. Smith folded and Katz claimed the pot.

Smith limped in from the small blind the next hand and Fedor Holz checked in the big blind. On the     flop, Smith bet 160,000 and Holz raised it up to 410,000. Smith sent his cards into the muck and forfeited the second pot in a row.

Steffen Sontheimer made it 380,000 to go in the cutoff and Christoph Vogelsang called in the big blind. The flop fell     and Vogelsang check-called a bet of 250,000. The   followed on the turn and both players opted to check. The   river triggered a bet of 450,000 by Vogelsang and he was called to show    for sevens and sixes to win the pot.

Fedor Holz15,300,000200,000
Erik Seidel15,000,0000
Nick Petrangelo10,900,000-100,000
Steffen Sontheimer7,000,000-1,500,000
Dan Smith6,500,000-900,000
Christoph Vogelsang5,200,0001,200,000
Cary Katz4,600,000600,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:25 PM Local Time
Koon on the Short Stack

Jason Koon was one of the shorter stacks in the room and opened to 325,000 in the hijack. Rick Salomon flat-called on the button and both of the blinds, Byron Kaverman and David Einhorn came along as well.

On a flop of    , the action checked to Koon who continued for 350,000. Only Kaverman called as the   paired the board on the turn. Kaverman led out for 500,000 and Koon quickly disposed of his cards, falling below 15 big blinds.

Byron Kaverman7,900,0002,660,000
Jason Koon2,200,000-875,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:20 PM Local Time
Seidel Closes in on the Lead

Erik Seidel

Fedor Holz opened to 350,000 from early position and was called by Christoph Vogelsang on his left. Erik Seidel three-bet to 1,650,000 on the button and Holz released his hand while Vogelsang called.

The flop came     and Vogelsang checked to Seidel who continued for 1,000,000. Vogelsang still called and the   landed on the turn. Vogelsang checked again and Seidel threw in another bet of 2,000,000. Vogelsang spent some time thinking but eventually sent his cards to the muck, sending the pot to Seidel.

Fedor Holz15,100,000-300,000
Erik Seidel15,000,0003,400,000
Christoph Vogelsang4,000,000-2,600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Redraw of the Last Two Tables
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Feature2Nick PetrangeloUnited States11,000,00068
Feature3Steffen SontheimerGermany8,500,00053
Feature4Dan SmithUnited States7,400,00045
Feature5Fedor HolzGermany15,400,00096
Feature6Christoph VogelsangGermany6,600,00041
Feature7Cary KatzUnited States4,000,00025
Feature8Erik SeidelUnited States11,600,00072
Secondary1Jason KoonUnited States3,075,00019
Secondary2Matthew SiegalCanada8,735,00055
Secondary3Rick SalomonUnited States12,920,00081
Secondary4Byron KavermanUnited States5,240,00033
Secondary5David EinhornUnited States12,830,00080
Secondary6Phil IveyUnited States10,750,00067
Secondary7Dominik NitscheGermany9,850,00062
Secondary8Justin BonomoUnited States7,205,00045
Fedor Holz15,400,000-500,000
Rick Salomon12,920,00020,000
David Einhorn12,830,000900,000
Erik Seidel11,600,0002,585,000
Nick Petrangelo11,000,0000
Phil Ivey10,750,000250,000
Dominik Nitsche9,850,000-550,000
Matthew Siegal8,735,000-500,000
Steffen Sontheimer8,500,0000
Dan Smith7,400,000-400,000
Justin Bonomo7,205,000-595,000
Christoph Vogelsang6,600,0000
Byron Kaverman5,240,000295,000
Cary Katz4,000,000-215,000
Jason Koon3,075,000-705,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:06 PM Local Time
Sontheimer Sends a Tilted Negreanu to the Rail

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu all in.
Daniel Negreanu all in.

The action folded around to Daniel Negreanu in the small blind who shoved all in for 3,080,000. Steffen Sontheimer asked for a count in the big blind and then made the call.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Steffen Sontheimer:   

The flop came     and Negreanu was still trailing the ace-high of Sontheimer. The turn brought the   as Negreanu picked up an open-ended straight draw. However, the   on the river bricked off as Negreanu was sent to the rail before the final two tables were brought together.

Negreanu was still unhappy about missing a hand after the break when he was misinformed about how long the break actually was.

Steffen Sontheimer8,500,0003,290,000
Daniel Negreanu0-3,395,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:04 PM Local Time
Rast Loses Flip to Petrangelo

Brian Rast

Rick Salomon raised to 350,000 first to act and Brian Rast moved all in for 2.66 million. Nick Petrangelo on the button reshoved for 7.59 million to isolate successfully.

Brian Rast:   
Nick Petrangelo:   

The     flop was a disaster for Rast, as he needed running aces or kings, and it was all over on the   turn. This made the   river a formality and the field was whittled down to the last 16 hopefuls.

Rick Salomon12,900,000300,000
Nick Petrangelo11,000,0002,800,000
Brian Rast0-2,700,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 3:00 PM Local Time
Holz Leads the Turn

Dan Smith opened to 350,000 from the hijack and Fedor Holz defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Holz check-called 400,000 from Smith. The turn was the  , Holz led out for 575,000 and Smith folded.

Fedor Holz15,900,000960,000
Dan Smith7,800,000-1,690,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:57 PM Local Time
Rast Shoves Into Ivey

Nick Petrangelo limped the small blind and Justin Bonomo checked his option in the big blind. The flop came     and Petrangelo bet 160,000, Bonomo called. The   turn and   river were both blanks and Petrangelo won the pot with the    for a pair of kings.

Petrangelo opened to 375,000 from the cutoff and a three-bet by Bonomo shut down all further action.

Phil Ivey raised to 320,000 on the button and Brian Rast called in the big blind. The flop came     and Rast checked, which triggered a continuation bet worth 250,000 by Ivey. Rast check-raised all in for 1.61 million and Ivey folded.

Rick Salomon12,600,000-100,000
Phil Ivey10,500,000-950,000
Nick Petrangelo8,200,000-245,000
Justin Bonomo7,800,000600,000
Brian Rast2,700,000615,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:57 PM Local Time
Nitsche Drags a Small Pot

Christoph Vogelsang raised to 380,000 on the button and Dominik Nitsche defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Nitsche checked again and Vogelsang chose to see another free card.

The   landed on the river and Nitsche opted to check one more time. Vogelsang agreed on a cheap showdown and Nitsche flipped over    for a pair of tens. Vogelsang sent his cards to the muck and Nitsche dragged in another small pot.

Dominik Nitsche10,400,000755,000
Christoph Vogelsang6,600,000-825,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time
Badziakouski Runs Into Salomon's Kings

Mikita Badziakouski

Justin Bonomo raised to 400,000 in the cutoff and Mikita Badziakouski moved all in for 960,000 in the small blind. Rick Salomon four-bet to 2,360,000 and Bonomo folded.

Mikita Badziakouski:   
Rick Salomon:   

The     flop didn't change anything, but Badziakouski picked up some outs on the   turn. The   river brought no help for Badziakouski and he was eliminated in 18th place.

Rick Salomon12,700,0001,350,000
Justin Bonomo7,200,000-360,000
Mikita Badziakouski0-960,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:33 PM Local Time
Outer Table Chip Counts at Break
Fedor Holz14,940,000440,000
Dan Smith9,490,000990,000
Matthew Siegal9,235,000-415,000
Erik Seidel9,015,000-635,000
Byron Kaverman4,945,000945,000
Jason Koon3,780,000-720,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:33 PM Local Time
Updated Feature Table Counts
Phil Ivey11,450,000-350,000
Rick Salomon11,350,000-250,000
Nick Petrangelo8,445,000345,000
Justin Bonomo7,560,000260,000
Brian Rast2,085,000-15,000
Mikita Badziakouski960,000-240,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 2:27 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The Big One Drop

The Big One Drop
The Big One Drop

The remaining 18 players have been sent into a 15-minute break.

Playtika - Jason Alexander