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

Perkins on a Heater; Busts Kuether

[user101598] • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Joe Kuether (Day 1) - Eliminated
Joe Kuether (Day 1) - Eliminated

Jason Koon raised to 60,000 from the cutoff, Joe Kuether moved all in for 253,000 from the small blind, and Bill Perkins re-shoved from the big blind. Koon folded.

Kuether: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Perkins: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Perkins' aces held as the board came {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, and Kuether was eliminated. This time, Antonio Esfandiari came over to Perkins to celebrate.

"You're the best fish, Perk," Esfandiari told him. "Win or lose, you're happy. You're the best fish."

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 1,730,000 297,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us Busted

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariBill PerkinsJoe Kuether

Perky Lives

[user101598] • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins

George Abdallah moved all in from the hijack seat, and Bill Perkins called all in for 289,000 from the cutoff.

Abdallah: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Perkins: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Perkins' hand held up as the board came {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, and he doubled to around 658,000 chips. Abdallah fell to 52,000.

The very next hand, Abdallah moved all in from early position, Bill Perkins re-shoved for 653,000 from the hijack seat, and Tobias Reinkemeier called on the button.

Abdallah: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Perkins: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Reinkemeier: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Perkins got to his feat as the flop fell {j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, letting out a big sigh when he realized that the jack missed Reinkemeier. The {9-Clubs} on the turn was another brick, and so too was the {q-Hearts} on the river.

"PERKY LIVES!!!!" Perkins yelled at the top of his lungs.

"PERKY LIVES!!!!" Antonio Esfandiari shouted back at him from halfway across the room.

"I LOVE YOU ANTONIO!" Perkins yelled.

Phil Laak got in on the action, shouting from the feature table, and Perkins joyfully dragged in the more than 1.4-million chip pot.

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 1,433,000 873,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 1,240,000 -220,000
George Abdallah
George Abdallah

Tags: Bill PerkinsAntonio EsfandiariTobias ReinkemeierGeorge Abdallah

Kid Poker Felled by the Unabomber

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

We saw the railbirds surrounding the feature table get up on their feet and immediately knew trouble was afoot. We raced to the table just in time to see the classic flip between Daniel Negreanu's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Phil "The Unabomber" Laak's {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

Negreanu was the one at risk for roughly 450,000, and he was also the one that needed to improve to stay alive in Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em.

Much to Negreanu's dismay, and that of his supporters, the board ran out a lowly {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and the man nicknamed "Kid Poker" was eliminated from the tournament.

Daniel NegreanuOut in 41st place in One Drop paid 24 spots had AK suited vs Phil Laak 99 and he won the race
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuPhil Laak

Lee Nearlys Triples While Eliminating 1978 WSOP Main Event Champ

Chad_Holloway • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Bobby Baldwin
Bobby Baldwin

Chris Lee opened for 60,000 in early position and was met by a three-bet to 135,000 by Eugene Katchalov on the button. Bobby Baldwin, who won the World Series of Poker way back in 1978, then shoved all in for 315,000 from the big blind. Lee moved all in over the top for 525,000 or so and Katchalov called to put both of them at risk.

Katchalov: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Baldwin: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Lee: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Baldwin was in bad shape, and so was Lee as Katchalov had the granddaddy of all hands. Fortunately for Lee, he would receive a reprieve when the {3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop delivered him a set. The {8-Clubs} turn and {10-Spades} river failed to change anything, and Lee nearly tripled while Baldwin was sent to the rail.

Chris Lee us
Chris Lee
us 1,400,000 791,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 780,000 -663,000
Bobby Baldwin us
Bobby Baldwin
us Busted

Tags: Bobby BaldwinChris LeeEugene Katchalov

Chewy vs. Vivek

[user101598] • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Vivek Rajkumar opened to 75,000 from middle position, Andrew Lichtenberger called on the button, and the dealer fanned {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Rajkumar checked, Lichtenberger tossed out 60,000, and Rajkumar called.

The turn was the {3-Spades}, Rajkumar checked again, and Lichtenberger tossed out three pink T50,000 chips. Rajkumar asked for a count, then flicked his cards into the muck.

Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 1,505,000 405,000
Vivek Rajkumar in
Vivek Rajkumar
in 1,345,000 -215,000

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerVivek Rajkumar

Robl Runs into Aces

[user101598] • Level 18: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Andrew Robl - Eliminated
Andrew Robl - Eliminated

Before the level changed, Martin Finger and Andrew Robl were heads up on a flop of {j-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. Finger led out for 175,000, Robl called, and the turn was the {5-Spades}. Finger fired out 800,000, but the bet was really only worth around 600,000 . Robl tank-called, putting himself with risk, and he was well behind.

Finger: {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}
Robl: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}

The {5-Hearts} completed the board, and Robl was eliminated.

Finger is now sitting with 3.8 million chips.

Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 3,800,000 994,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us Busted

Tags: Martin FingerAndrew Robl


Mo Can't Beat the Nuts

[user101598] • Level 17: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Jason Mo raised to 53,000 from early position, Matt Glantz three-bet to 120,000 on the button, and Mo called. Mo check-called another 110,000 on a flop of {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, and the turn was the {10-Hearts}. Both players checked.

The {q-Clubs} completed the board, Mo check-called one more bet worth 425,000, and Glantz showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} for the nuts.

Mo mucked.

Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 2,610,000 1,010,000
Jason Mo us
Jason Mo
us 1,250,000 -592,000

Tags: Matt GlantzJason Mo

Nice Call by Bohn

Chad_Holloway • Level 17: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Action folded to Joe Kuether in the small blind and he limped, which prompted Blake Bohn to check his option from the big.

After the flop fell {k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Kuether bet 26,000, Bohn called and the {9-Clubs} turned. Kuether bet again, this time 54,000, and again Bohn called. When the {A-Spades} completed the board on the river, Kuether put out 90,000 and Bohn thought for a brief moment before calling. Kuether tabled the {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for not much of anything, and Bohn rolled over the {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a pair and the win.

Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
us 975,000 125,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 384,000 -372,000

Tags: Blake BohnJoe Kuether

Deeb Busts Silverman

[user101598] • Level 17: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Steven Silverman
Steven Silverman

Three players took a flop of {4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, including Hyoung Chae, Steven Silverman, and Shaun Deeb. The action checked to Deeb, who fired out 71,000, and Chae folded. When he did, his cards flashed, and the dealer turned them over. He had {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

Silverman called, and both Deeb and Silverman checked on the turn ({8-Hearts}). The {10-Clubs} completed the board, Silverman checked again, and Deeb moved all in for around 500,000. Silverman tank-called with {k-}{8-} for two pair, but he hit the rail when Deeb tabled {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a rivered straight.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,650,000 550,000
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
us Busted

Tags: Shaun DeebSteven SilvermanHyoung Chae