Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em


[user101598] • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Anthony Gregg
Anthony Gregg

Haralabos Voulgaris raised to 110,000 from late position, Anthony Gregg, who three-bet jammed the previous hand, moved all in for 965,000, and the action folded back to Voulgaris, who called.

Voulgaris: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Gregg: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

The window card was the {q-Clubs}, giving Voulgaris a set of queens, and it was followed by the {9-Spades} and the {5-Hearts}. The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, giving Gregg a gut-shot straight draw, and he had six outs to survive.

The {k-Spades} was one of them, and when it hit the felt on the river, Calvin Anderson and some other railbirds blurted "Ohhhh!"

Gregg doubled to 2,040,000 chips, while Voulgaris slipped to 810,000.

Anthony Gregg us
Anthony Gregg
us 2,040,000 1,190,000
Haralabos Voulgaris ca
Haralabos Voulgaris
ca 810,000 -990,000

Tags: Anthony GreggHaralabos Voulgaris

Esfandiari vs. Finger

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Antonio Esfandiari opened for 110,000 in early position and received a call from Martin Finger in the small blind. Both players then checked the {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop, the {J-Clubs} turned and Finger fired out a small bet. Esfandiari called that bet and then called one of 275,000 from Finger on the {2-Clubs} river. Esfandiari tabled the {a-Spades}{4-Hearts} for a pair of fours and it was good as Finger sent his cards to the muck.

Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 3,500,000 -600,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 2,500,000 620,000

Tags: Martin FingerAntonio Esfandiari

Perkins Doesn't Want To Get Tactical with Sexton

donpeters • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

From the button, Mike Sexton raised to 100,000. Bill Perkins defending with a call from the big blind, and the flop came down {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts}.

"How much you have left, Mike?" asked Perkins.

"A little over 900,000," responded Sexton. "950,000."

"I'm all in," was the response from Perkins after he heard the amount Sexton had left.

Sexton tossed his hand away and commented on Perkins shoving. "You're all in, huh?"

"What? You think I want to get tactical with you?" said Sexton.

Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 950,000 -70,000

Tags: Bill PerkinsMike Sexton

Action Slowing at the Feature Table

[user101598] • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The action has stalled a bit at the feature table with the bubble approaching. In a recent hand, Phil Laak raised to 125,000 out of the hijack seat. Andrew Lichtenberger called, and the two checked it down as the board came {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Lichtenberger turned over {a-}{k-}, winning the pot.

Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 1,950,000 175,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 1,875,000 -180,000

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerPhil Laak

"Leeeeeroyyyy... Oh, Wow"

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Bill Perkins opened for 150,000 from the hijack and then called when Jason Koon moved all in for 550,000. Perkins tabled the {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and was racing against the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} of Koon.

The {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} flop didn't do much for either player, but the {A-Spades} turn did as it gave Perkins, who was clearly excited, the lead with a pair of aces. When the {J-Clubs} completed the board on the river, Perkins celebrated by loudly shouting the famous World of Warcraft line, "Leeeeeroyyyy Jenkins."

About that time the table pointed out that Koon had rivered a straight to win. "Oh, wow," Perkins said as he came crashing down from his high. "Unbelievable, I can't get anything going."

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 2,300,000 -400,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 1,160,000 260,000

Tags: Jason KoonBill Perkins

Big Slick Does the Trick for Bohn

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Bill Perkins raised to 150,000 from early position and then called when Blake Bohn moved all in for 615,000 from the cutoff.

Perkins: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Bohn: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

It was another flip, but not after the flop came down {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}. Bohn paired his ace to take a big lead in the hand. The {A-Spades} turn gave Bohn trips, though he really didn't need it, and the {3-Hearts} river gave him the double.

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 2,700,000 -450,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 1,340,000 540,000

Tags: Blake BohnBill Perkins

Sexton Flipping Against Alaei

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton moved all in from early position for his last 480,000 and Daniel Alaei called him from the big blind.

Sexton: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Alaei: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Sexton was flipping for his tournament life, and fortunately for him the proverbial coin came down in his favor as the board ran out a harmless {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 1,020,000 520,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 630,000 -220,000

Tags: Daniel AlaeiMike Sexton

Down to the Last Card for Schulman

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Action folded to Nick Schulman in the cutoff and he moved all in for 875,000. After the button folded, Hyoung Chae tank-called from the small blind.

Chae: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Schulman: {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Schulman was dominated and in serious trouble of falling before the money. The {7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop was no help, and the {2-Diamonds} turn brought him one step closer to the exit. Fortunately for Schulman, lady luck would smile on him and deliver the {J-Clubs} on the river. Schulman spiked his three-outer to keep his Big One dreams alive.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 1,835,000 320,000
Hyoung Chae
Hyoung Chae
1,250,000 -550,000

Tags: Hyoung ChaeNick Schulman

Lee's Chances of Survival Dwindle Until they Flatline

Chad_Holloway • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Chris Lee
Chris Lee

A short-stacked Chris Lee moved all in for 345,000 from the hijack and received a call from chip leader Martin Finger in the cutoff. The button and blinds both folded and the cards were turned on their backs.

Finger: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Lee: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

It was a classic flip, but according to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Finger was a slight favorite with a 56.65% chance of winning the hand. Lee would still win 42.95% of the time, though that dropped to 24.04% when the {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop provided no help.

The {10-Diamonds} turn saw Lee's chances of survival drop to 13.64%, and the {5-Spades} river flatlined it. Finger's jacks held to send a disappointed Lee to the rail shy of the money.

Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 4,100,000 360,000
Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us Busted

Tags: Chris LeeMartin Finger

Drinan Joins the Feature Table; Immediately Four-Bets

[user101598] • Level 20: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

After just joining the feature table, Connor Drinan opened to 85,000 from early position. Andrew Lichtenberger three-bet to 225,000 in the cutoff, and the action folded back to Drinan, who four-bet to 485,000.

Lichtenberger folded, and Drinan, who won a seat in the first satellite held here at the Rio, dragged in the pot.

Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 2,250,000 200,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 2,125,000 -575,000

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerConnor Drinan