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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, July 07, 2022 to Monday, July 11, 2022

Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,111
  • Prizepool: $5,707,702
  • Entries: 5,702
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 4:24 PM Local Time
Mike Allis Potentially Going Out on a High After Winning the One Drop ($535,610)

Mike Allis

The 2022 World Series of Poker Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em was an incredible event that not only supported a great cause but also provided plenty of drama with a handful of big names making deep runs.

At the end of five days, there could only be one winner from the 5,702-entry field to collect the famous WSOP gold bracelet and $535,610 in prize money: Mike Allis.

The Idaho native came out on top after an absolute battle with 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess that went back-and-forth for nearly three hours before a champion was finally crowned in bizarre fashion.

Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

According to The Hendon Mob, Allis' previous lifetime-high live cash was for $32,882 when he finished in 35th place at the 2013 WSOP $1,500 Millionaire Maker, with his cash earnings totaling $299,210.

Allis is no stranger to deep runs in Las Vegas as this tournament marked his second WSOP final table experience. He previously finished sixth in the 2012 $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em event. He also placed 11th at the $1,000 WSOP Seniors World Championship back in 2008.

This was also Allis' 37th career WSOP cash and this event marked his fourth cash of 2022.

Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Final Table Results

1Mike AllisUnited States$535,610
2Ryan RiessUnited States$331,056
3Basel ChauraUnited States$250,157
4Mohammed JaafarUnited States$190,363
5Leonardo De SouzaBrazil$145,892
6Salah NimerUnited States$112,612
7Andrew RobinsonUnited States$87,551
8Rio FujitaUnited States$68,562
9Niklas WarlichGermany$54,085
10Boris AkopovUnited States$42,980

Winner's Reaction

His first bracelet is the cherry on top of a lifetime of poker, with this potentially being his final World Series of Poker tournament. He plans on giving the majority of his prize money to his grandchildren.

"I was very tired and mentally fatigued. The dealers were really awesome helping me with my chip counts. I was very nervous [at the final table].

"I didn't know if I was going to win or not, I said going into today that a lot of it would have to come down to my cards but I did feel comfortable playing such a good opponent because that guy [Riess] is terrific. If I had to play heads-up with him again, he'd probably kill me. I think I got very fortunate.

"If my health holds up, I'd like to [come back and defend my title] but one of the reasons that I've been here for six weeks is because of my bad health. I said that I'm going to play the whole series and I had a few min-cashes. I kept saying to myself 'My luck's gotta change' because I was losing all my flips and then in this tournament, I won a few flips. I feel really grateful."

Mike Allis
Mike Allis

Final Table Action

The first player out was Boris Akopov ($42,980), who came into the ten-handed final table as the short stack. Even though he had pocket aces, they got cracked by Riess' pocket nines, which flopped a set.

A little over a half hour went by before Niklas Warlich ($54,085) was eliminated in ninth place. He ran his ace-king into the pocket aces of Allis.

Out in eighth was Rio Fujita ($68,562). After being down to two big blinds, his pocket threes did not hold up against the ace-queen of Mohammed Jaafar.

In seventh place was Andrew Robinson ($87,551), who was on fumes when he was all in three ways with king-jack suited. Riess' ace-queen won the hand.

Salah Nimer ($112,612) was the next one out, being the first to collect six figures for his efforts. He was down to under four big blinds when he shoved ten-nine suited from the small blind. Unfortunately for Nimer, Basel Chaura woke up with jack-ten in the big blind.

Salah Nimer
Salah Nimer

Out in fifth was Brazil's Leonardo De Souza ($145,892). He was down to six bigs when he shoved pocket fives from the small blind. Chaura called with eight-seven off and hit a runner-runner straight.

The final elimination on Day 4 was Mohammed Jaafar ($190,363). He jammed for roughly 20 big blinds from the button with ace-five off and was called by Aliss in the small blind, who had ace-queen. Allis claimed the pot with a queen on the flop.

Three players came back for Day 5 and Basel Chaura was the first to exit ($250,157). After Riess opened from the button, Chaura shoved with queen-jack off for nine bigs from the small blind. Riess called with pocket fours and although Chaura turned a queen, Riess back-doored a flush on the river.

Heads-up play went on for nearly three hours but it was 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess ($331,056) who finished second, missing out on his second-career bracelet. In a truly strange hand, Riess got it all in with pocket nines against the six-three offsuit of Allis. Allis rivered a straight to claim the title.

That does it for PokerNews coverage of Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop, but stay tuned as we continue live updates on the final tournaments of the 2022 WSOP including the last days of the Main Event.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:49 PM Local Time
Ryan Riess Eliminated in 2nd Place ($331,056)

Ryan Riess

It was Ryan Riess' turn to act yet Mike Allis had announced all in. Ryan Riess called and Allis was forced to shove and Riess called.

Ryan Riess:   
Mike Allis:   

Riess was an overwhelming favorite with his overpair to Allis' hole cards. However, the     flop gave Allis an open-eded straight draw.

The turn brought the  , giving Allis no help.

The river was the   and the 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion was denied his second bracelet courtesy of a rivered straight.

Mike Allis228,000,00048,000,000
Ryan Riess0-48,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:41 PM Local Time
Ryan Riess with 12 Big Blinds

The players now have just 57 big blinds between them and Mike Allis has gradually chipped away from Ryan Riess.

The 2013 WSOP Main Event champion now has just 48,000,000 in chips, equivalent to 12 big blinds.

Mike Allis180,000,00014,000,000
Ryan Riess48,000,000-14,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:33 PM Local Time
Riess Under 20 Big Blinds Again
Mike Allis166,000,00033,500,000
Ryan Riess62,000,000-33,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:29 PM Local Time
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 2,000,000/4,000,000
Ante: 4,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:24 PM Local Time
Riess Slowly Chipping Back Up
Mike Allis132,500,000-5,500,000
Ryan Riess95,500,0005,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:18 PM Local Time
Riess Takes One Down

Ryan Riess opened to 6,000,000 and Mike Allis called.

The flop came     and both players checked.

On the   turn, Riess put out a bet of 6,000,000 and Allis called.

Both players checked the river and Riess showed    for the win.

Mike Allis138,000,000-6,000,000
Ryan Riess90,000,0006,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:06 PM Local Time
Allis Stretching Lead Again

Mike Allis opened to 6,500,000 and Ryan Riess called.

The flop came     and Allis continued for 6,000,000. Riess called.

The   came on the turn and Allis bet once more for 13,000,000. Riess folded.

Mike Allis144,000,00018,000,000
Ryan Riess84,000,000-18,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:00 PM Local Time
Riess Gets Fold After Reraising Flop

Ryan Riess opened to 6,000,000 and Mike Allis called.

The flop came     and Riess continued for 6,000,000. Allis raised to 14,000,000 and Riess reraised to 26,000,000. Allis folded.

Mike Allis126,000,000-22,000,000
Ryan Riess102,000,00022,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:57 PM Local Time
Allis Bets Huge on River, Gets Paid

Mike Allis

Ryan Riess called and Mike Allis checked his option.

On the     flop, Allis bet 4,000,000. Riess called.

Both players checked the   turn.

On the   river, Allis overbet for 21,000,000. Riess asked "Why so much?" and waited nearly a minute before calling.

Allis showed    and Riess tapped the table, saying "It's good," and Allis took down a huge pot.

Mike Allis148,000,00031,000,000
Ryan Riess80,000,000-31,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:54 PM Local Time
Riess Closes the Gap

Ryan Riess opened for 6,000,000 and Mike Allis called.

The flop came     and Riess continued for 6,000,000. Allis called.

Both players would check the   turn.

On the   river, Allis would smack the table and Riess would bet 13,000,000. Allis folded.

Mike Allis117,000,000-19,000,000
Ryan Riess111,000,00019,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:46 PM Local Time
Allis Creates Separation

Mike Allis opened to 6,500,000 and Ryan Riess called.

The flop came     and both players checked.

On the   turn, Riess checked to Allis, who bet 5,000,000. Riess called.

The   arrived on the river and Allis grabbed a huge chunk of orange chips, which was around 18,000,000.

Before the chips were counted, Riess folded.

Mike Allis136,000,00017,000,000
Ryan Riess92,000,000-17,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:37 PM Local Time
Riess Doubles Up, Nearly Even with Allis

Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess shoved his 53,000,000 and Mike Allis called.

Ryan Riess:   
Mike Allis:   

Riess had Allis dominated and stayed ahead on the     flop.

The   turn was no help for Allis, who needed a queen to win the bracelet.

However, a   would hit the river and Riess doubled up back to nearly even.

Mike Allis119,000,000-56,000,000
Ryan Riess109,000,00056,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:34 PM Local Time
Riess Below 20 Big Blinds

Mike Allis called for 3,000,000 and Ryan Riess checked his option.

The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and Allis put out a bet of 4,000,000. Riess called.

The river was the   and Allis fired once again, this time for 8,000,000. Riess folded.

Mike Allis175,000,00022,000,000
Ryan Riess53,000,000-22,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:28 PM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante: 3,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:20 PM Local Time

Players are on their 20-minute break.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:18 PM Local Time
Allis Retakes Lead With Massive Jam

Mike Allis

Ryan Reiss bet 5,000,000 from the small blind and was called by Mike Allis in the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop. The   on the turn saw a delayed bet of 5,000,000 from Riess. Allis raised to 10,000,000 which was called by Riess.

The   came on the turn and Allis bet 13,000,000. Riess calculated and cut out a raise to 32,000,000. Allis dramatically asked "What do you have?" and raised his arms in the air and in a flourish gave a gesticulation of a pushing movement and announced all in.

Riess started to process the hand and Allis asked for a clock after 90 seconds. The tournament director refused to give a clock on this occasion.

Riess went into the tank for seven minutes and Allis called for the clock again. Riess folded with two seconds to go and was probing Allis on what he was holding as the players went into the break.

Mike Allis153,000,00048,500,000
Ryan Riess75,000,000-48,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time
Riess Tank-Folds to Allis' Shove

Ryan Riess raised to 5,000,000 from the button and Mike Allis opted to defend.

The flop came    , Allis opted to check. Riess continued with another bet of 5,000,000. Allis responded with a shove and Riess shook his head. He asked the dealer for a count and he confirmed Allis had 87,000,000 behind.

Riess dove deep into the tank, he shook his head a few times more, put his hands up, and took some more time.

"Alright, clock!" Allis said after a while. "You need someone to help you, I think," he added with a smile.

Riess returned the smile and the tournament director came over to give Riess 30 seconds. Riess pondered his decision for a bit longer and when the countdown started and got to one second left, Riess pushed his cards over the line for the fold.

Ryan Riess123,500,000-1,500,000
Mike Allis104,500,0001,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:50 PM Local Time
Allis Crawls Back to Almost Even

Mike Allis

Mike Allis opened to 5,000,000 and Ryan Riess called.

The flop came     and Allis continued for 5,000,000. Riess called.

On the   turn, Riess lead out for 9,000,000 and was met with a shove from Allis. Riess quickly folded.

Ryan Riess125,000,000-71,000,000
Mike Allis103,000,00071,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:46 PM Local Time
Riess Scores Huge Double Up In Massive Cooler

Ryan Riess

Mike Allis limped in the small blind and Ryan Riess checked his option.

The flop came     and Riess bet 5,000,000. Allis raised to 12,000,000 and Riess made the call after a minute in the tank.

The   landed on the turn and Allis checked. Riess bet 20,000,000 and after some theatrics from Allis he moved all in to put Riess at risk for 67,400,000. Riess made the call.

Ryan Riess:   
Mike Allis:   

Both players flopped two pair but Riess turned a full house. The   river didn't help Allis and Riess is now a huge favorite to win his second bracelet.

Ryan Riess196,000,000126,000,000
Mike Allis32,000,000-126,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander