2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Bright Takes One; Palihapitiya Happy To Not Be First Out


Action folded to Robert Bright on the button and he put in a raise to 25,000. Phil Hellmuth reraised to 55,000 from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu made the call from the big blind. Bright also called and the flop came down {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. After Hellmuth checked, Negreanu bet 105,000. Bright raised to 230,000 and Hellmuth folded. Negreanu called.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Negreanu checked. Bright bet 230,000 and Negreanu called. The river went check, check after the {9-Hearts} fell.

Negreanu announced two pair and Bright showed the {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a flush. Negreanu mucked and Bright won the pot.

"Don't mess with that man!" yelled out Chamath Palihapitiya after the hand, pointing at Bright. "That man's won about two million off me, running over eights with kings and stuff like that. That's Bob Bright!"

A minute or so passed while Bright stacked up his chips and the dealer dealt the next hand. Palihapitiya piped up again and said, "I'm just glad I'm not the first one out, now we can play some poker! Seriously, you can quote me on that, it takes the pressure off for sure."

Player Chips Progress
3,400,000 565,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 2,690,000 -579,000

Tags: Chamath PalihapitiyaPhil HellmuthDaniel NegreanuRobert Bright