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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 1:25 PM Local Time
Chidwick Over Koon at Showdown

Stephen Chidwick raised to 225,000 under the gun and Jason Koon defended big blind. They checked the flop to see a board of     . Koon check-called 425,000. They both checked the   river and Koon opened   . Chidwick could beat it:   .

Stephen Chidwick5,200,0002,400,000
Jason Koon2,760,000-650,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:23 PM Local Time
Sontheimer Wakes Up with a Hand

Daniel Negreanu and Steffen Sontheimer

Daniel Negreanu and Steffen Sontheimer
Daniel Negreanu and Steffen Sontheimer

The action folded to Daniel Negreanu who raised it up to 250,000 on the button. Steffen Sontheimer called in the small blind along with Christoph Vogelsang in the big blind. The flop came     and the blinds checked to Negreanu who continued for 225,000. Sontheimer check-raised to 600,000 and Vogelsang folded. Negreanu moved all in and Sontheimer called off his last 1,850,000 chips.

Steffen Sontheimer:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

Sontheimer was in a great position to score a double up with the Cowboys. The turn was the   and the river brought the   as Sontheimer secured his double up through Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu5,500,000-3,300,000
Steffen Sontheimer4,500,0002,600,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:23 PM Local Time
Rast and Badziakouski Get Through With Jams

Justin Bonomo limped in from the small blind and Phil Ivey raised to 300,000, Bonomo called. On the     flop, Bonomo checked and subsequently check-raised from 200,000 to 600,000, Ivey called. The   turn brought a bet of 1.3 million by Bonomo and Ivey folded.

Byron Kaverman's raise to 225,000 from the under-the-gun position was called by Nick Petrangelo in the cutoff and the duo headed to a flop of    . Kaverman checked and Petrangelo took down the pot with a bet of 250,000.

Brian Rast opened to 225,000 the next hand and Kaverman three-bet to 875,000 and Rast four-bet all in for 3.48 million to force an instant fold from Kaverman.

Bonomo raised to 240,000 and Mikita Badziakouski three-bet all in for 3.26 million to claim the pot without resistance.

Phil Ivey12,000,000-1,000,000
Rick Salomon10,300,000-400,000
Justin Bonomo5,750,000800,000
Nick Petrangelo5,500,000450,000
Byron Kaverman5,100,000-800,000
Brian Rast4,700,000600,000
Mikita Badziakouski3,700,00050,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:18 PM Local Time
Smith Jams on Koon

Dan Smith raised to 235,000 from the cutoff and Jason Koon called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Koon checked to Smith who continued for 200,000. Koon check-raised to 620,000, Smith called and the   turn fell. Koon bet 1,400,000, Smith used a time bank before he reraised all in with a covering stack and Koon folded instantly.

Dan Smith9,400,0003,100,000
Jason Koon3,410,000-3,050,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:12 PM Local Time
Siegal Fires into Koon

Jason Koon raised to 225,000 in second position and Matthew Siegal defended big blind. Siegal check-called 150,000 on     and then 600,000 on the  . When the   river fell, he fired out 1.5 million without hesitation. Koon muttered something to himself then folded.

"I had four to a steel wheel," Koon said.

"No bluff this time?" Fedor Holz asked with a smile. "You didn't show."

"Oh, he likes to show his bluffs?" Koon said. "That makes me feel a lot better."

Matthew Siegal8,800,000900,000
Jason Koon6,460,000-540,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:11 PM Local Time
Petrangelo's Kicker Plays; Bonomo Takes From Ivey

Mikita Badziakouski raised to 250,000 in the hijack and was called by Nick Petrangelo in the big blind. The     flop was checked through and Petrangelo bet the   turn for 400,000, Badziakouski called. On the   river, Badziakouski bet 450,000 again and Petrangelo called.

Badziakouski showed the    for a pair of tens and Petrangelo had the better kicker with the    to win the pot.

Phil Ivey made it 225,000 to go and Justin Bonomo defended the big blind. On a flop of    , Bonomo check-called a bet of 150,000 and the   turn was checked. The   river paired the board and Bonomo bet 250,000. Ivey called and Bonomo tabled    for aces and sevens to win the pot.

Phil Ivey13,000,000-600,000
Nick Petrangelo5,050,0001,150,000
Justin Bonomo4,950,000650,000
Mikita Badziakouski3,650,000-1,350,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:05 PM Local Time
Quads for Ivey

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Nick Petrangelo opened the action with a raise to 210,000 first to act and Phil Ivey called. Both checked the     flop and Petrangelo bet the   turn for 225,000, Ivey called. On the   river, Petrangelo checked and Ivey made it 500,000 to go.

Petrangelo gave it some thought and called to see Ivey roll over the    for quads to drag in yet another pot early on Day 2.

Phil Ivey13,600,0001,100,000
Nick Petrangelo3,900,000-2,620,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:05 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Slows the Train of Einhorn

Christoph Vogelsang and David Einhorn

Christoph Vogelsang and David Einhorn
Christoph Vogelsang and David Einhorn

Daniel Negreanu raised to 250,000 from under the gun and Christoph Vogelsang re-raised to 650,000 from the cutoff. David Einhorn used up a time extension before making the call on the button while Negreanu folded.

On a flop of    , Vogelsang led out for 550,000 only to have Einhorn raise to 1,400,000. Vogelsang three-bet all in for 4,530,000 and Einhorn went into the tank. After using up a time extension, Einhorn elected to send his cards to the muck, taking his first loss of the day.

David Einhorn13,200,000-700,000
Christoph Vogelsang7,700,0002,020,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:01 PM Local Time
Holz Takes a Chunk From Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick raised to 225,000 from under the gun and Fedor Holz called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Holz check-called 500,000 from Chidwick. The turn was the   and Holz check-called 1,500,000 from Chidwick. The river was the   and both players checked.

Holz tabled    for a pair of jacks, Chidwick mucked and Holz won the pot.

Fedor Holz8,100,0001,500,000
Stephen Chidwick2,800,000-3,400,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00 PM Local Time
Four-Bet Shove by Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski raised to 225,000 and Byron Kaverman three-bet to 700,000 from one seat over. Action folded back to Badziakouski and he four-bet all in for 4.36 million, and Kaverman folded.

Justin Bonomo raised to 300,000 out of the small blind and Phil Ivey called in the big blind. On the     flop, Bonomo bet 225,000 and Ivey released his cards into the muck.

In a limped pot one hand later, Ivey bet the     flop for 100,000 and Badziakouski called to see the   turn. Ivey check-called a bet of 200,000 and the duo checked the   on the river. Ivey turned over    for fives and deuces, and that won the pot.

Phil Ivey12,500,000500,000
Byron Kaverman5,900,000-500,000
Mikita Badziakouski5,000,000600,000
Justin Bonomo4,300,000200,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:53 PM Local Time
Chidwick Over Smith Twice

Dan Smith raised second to act, making it 230,000, and Stephen Chidwick defended big blind. Chidwick check-called 180,000 and then they checked to the river, leading to a board of      . Chidwick fired big with 1 million and Smith folded with about two seconds left on his timer.

A few hands later, Chidwick opened button for 200,000 and Smith defended his own big blind. Smith check-called 400,000 on the     flop. On the   turn, Smith checked and faced another big barrel of 1.2 million. He surrendered.

Dan Smith6,300,000-1,200,000
Stephen Chidwick6,200,0001,650,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:50 PM Local Time
Kempe's Tournament is Short-Lived

Rainer Kempe

Rainer Kempe runs into Aces.
Rainer Kempe runs into Aces.

Rainer Kempe opened to 225,000 from under the gun and David Einhorn three-bet to 675,000 from the hijack. The action folded back to Kempe who stuck in a four-bet to 1,625,000. Einhorn five-bet shoved all in and Kempe quickly called.

Rainer Kempe:   
David Einhorn:   

Kempe's tournament life was at risk just 20 minutes after registering in the tournament. The flop came     leaving Kempe drawing to two remaining queens in the deck. The turn brought the   and Kempe was drawing dead to the   on the river.

David Einhorn13,900,0004,600,000
Rainer Kempe0-4,500,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:47 PM Local Time
Aces for Seidel

Talal Shakerchi raised to 225,000 from the hijack, Erik Seidel three-bet to 775,000 from the small blind and Shakerchi called.

The flop came down    , Seidel continued for 630,000 and Shakerchi called. The   turn was checked by both players, the   river completed the board and Seidel bet 1,300,000.

Shakerchi called, but mucked when Seidel tabled    for a pair of aces.

Erik Seidel9,200,0002,365,000
Talal Shakerchi2,740,000-2,660,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:47 PM Local Time
Ivey Takes Over the Lead

Justin Bonomo made it 220,000 to go from the button and Mikita Badziakouski defended his big blind. The flop came     and Badziakouski checked over to Bonomo, who continued for 150,000. That ended the hand right there as Bonomo scooped his first pot of the day.

Phil Ivey made it 225,000 to go on the button the next hand and Byron Kaverman came along out of the big blind, the flop fell    . Kaverman checked and called a bet of 225,000 by Ivey. Both checked the   on the turn and the   followed on the river. Both checked and Kaverman won the pot with the    for a pair of nines.

Petrangelo raised to 220.,000 and Ivey three-bet to 720,000 in the cutoff. Petrangelo tossed in calling chips and the flop came    . Petrangelo's check was followed by a bet of 1 million by Ivey and that won the pot right there.

Phil Ivey12,000,000700,000
Rick Salomon10,700,000-100,000
Nick Petrangelo6,520,0001,220,000
Byron Kaverman6,400,000500,000
Mikita Badziakouski4,400,000-325,000
Brian Rast4,100,0000
Justin Bonomo4,100,000200,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:45 PM Local Time
Negreanu Stays Relentless

Rainer Kempe raised to 225,000 from middle position and was called by Cary Katz in the small blind and Daniel Negreanu in the big blind. The flop fell     and Katz checked to Negreanu who threw in a bet of 200,000. Kempe called while Katz got out of the way.

The turn was the   and Negreanu led out for 300,000. Kempe used up his allotted time and still called. The   on the river double-paired the board but Negreanu still fired out a bet of 1,500,000. Kempe finally released his cards to the muck as he took a small hit to his stack early on.

Daniel Negreanu8,800,000700,000
Rainer Kempe4,500,000-500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:44 PM Local Time
Koon Takes From Shakerchi

Jason Koon raised to 225,000 from under the gun, Fedor Holz called from the next seat over and Talal Shakerchi called from the cutoff.

The flop came down     and action checked to Shakerchi who bet 425,000. Only Koon called to see the   turn which both players checked. The river was the  , Koon bet 400,000 and Shakerchi folded.

Jason Koon7,000,000460,000
Talal Shakerchi5,400,000-1,345,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:38 PM Local Time
Petrangelo Takes on Rast; Kaverman Chips Up

In a battle of the blinds, Brian Rast limped in and Nick Petrangelo checked his option in the big blind. On the     flop, Rast bet 150,000 and Petrangelo called before doing so again for 450,000 on the   turn.

Rast slowed down on the   river and checked, which prompted a bet of 1.3 million by Petrangelo. That ended up winning the pot without further resistance, as Rast sent his cards into the muck.

Byron Kaverman raised to 225,000 and Rick Salomon called from the cutoff, as did Justin Bonomo in the big blind. On the     flop, Bonomo checked to Kaverman, who made it 325,000 to go. Salomon called and Bonomo folded. The   turn went check, check, and the   appeared on the river.

Kaverman's bet of 650,000 forced a fold from Salomon and Kaverman dragged in the pot.

Rick Salomon10,800,000-645,000
Byron Kaverman5,900,000900,000
Brian Rast4,100,000-900,000
Justin Bonomo3,900,000-300,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:36 PM Local Time
Holz Coolers, Busts Mateos

Adrian Mateos

Adrian Mateos all in.
Adrian Mateos all in.

Fedor Holz opened in middle position and got action from Talal Shakerchi in the cutoff — with a dead button — and big blind Adrian Mateos. The flop came     and action checked to Shakerchi, who bet 275,000. Mateos made it 800,000 and Holz used a time extension before announcing a call. Shakerchi dumped his holding.

On the   turn, the rest went in with Mateos jamming and Holz snap-calling with   . Mateos had    for trips and needed help against the flopped boat. The river was the  , no help to the Spanish pro. He had about 2.1 million and Holz had just about 200,000 more, so he collected Mateos' stack on the first hand dealt at the table.

Fedor Holz6,600,0003,380,000
Adrian Mateos0-3,100,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:35 PM Local Time
Einhorn Won't Let Go of His Aces

David Einhorn opened to 250,000 from under the gun and Steffen Sontheimer called on the button. The flop came     and Einhorn continued for 260,000. Sontheimer stuck around to see the   pair the board on the turn.

Einhorn fired another 400,000 and Sontheimer thought for a moment before making the call. The   completed the board and Einhorn checked this time. Sontheimer moved in a bet of 2,070,000 and Einhorn quickly called. Sontheimer tabled    for a missed straight draw and Einhorn held    to scoop the pot.

David Einhorn9,300,0003,190,000
Steffen Sontheimer1,900,000-3,250,000
Monday, July 16, 2018 12:31 PM Local Time
Ivey Chips Up Right Away

Dan Smith raised to 220,000 and was called by Justin Bonomo and Phil Ivey in the hijack. The three-way flop came     and Smith checked, Bonomo bet 250,000 and just Ivey called to see the   on the turn. The action went check, check, and the   river completed the board.

Bonomo checked again and Ivey checked back to get shown the    by Bonomo, which Ivey had beat with    for a pair of fives to drag in the first pot of the day.

Phil Ivey11,300,000935,000
Dan Smith7,500,000-235,000
Justin Bonomo4,200,000-515,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander