Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Vornicu and Fleischer Thrive on Day 1a

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Terry Fleischer
Terry Fleischer

The opening flight of the $1,111 Little One for One Drop drew 702 entries and just over third of them bagged advancing stacks. With unlimited re-entries allowed not only through the starting flights but also during the first two levels on Day 2, the field can be expected to rise and rise as has been the trend in the low-stake events at 2019 WSOP.

Terry Fleischer was among those players who arrived for the first set of hands, waking up early to be in his seat when the clock hit 12 p.m. for the start.

Fleischer spent a nearly ideal day at the table, with his stack continuously trending up. Fleischer was among the leaders through a significant portion of the day, and his reported stack of 319,300 ranks him among the top chip counts on the leaderboard.

Valentin Vornicu chose a slightly different path as he skipped a couple of first levels. But he quickly caught up and established himself among the driving forces of Day 1a. While he was seen to slip a little bit during the penultimate level, he managed to bounce back near the top as he vaulted to 354,800.

It appeared to be Mark Eddleman who seized the pole position when the last hands were completed, filling his bag with 464,400. Another player who increased their initial stack tenfold was Mark Agarunov who has 403,600.

Other notable players who are already guaranteed to come back on July 9 for Day 2 are Victor Ramdin, Mike Leah, John Hesp, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Linglin Zeng, David "ODB" Baker, and Andrew Kelsall.

While some stars can take a break for a couple of days, there are plenty of those who will be in action in the subsequent flights. Day 1b starts on Sunday, July 7, at 12 noon PDT and PokerNews will once again provide live updates from start to finish.

Tags: Andrew KelsallJohn HespLinglin ZengMarc Andre LadouceurMark AgarunovMark EddlemanMike LeahTerry FleischerValentin VornicuVictor Ramdin

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Leandry Ainonkpo fr
Leandry Ainonkpo
fr 726,600 726,600
Mark Eddleman us
Mark Eddleman
us 464,600 464,600
Schahin Ghiai us
Schahin Ghiai
us 409,500 409,500
Mark Agarunov US
Mark Agarunov
US 403,600 403,600
Duane Mitchell us
Duane Mitchell
us 362,900 362,900
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 354,800 9,800
Jason Summers US
Jason Summers
US 342,900 342,900
Terry Fleischer us
Terry Fleischer
us 319,300
John Utley us
John Utley
us 313,200 313,200
Mathieu Gomez fr
Mathieu Gomez
fr 307,800 167,800
Jeremey Frost US
Jeremey Frost
US 298,600 298,600
Jonathan Sherfy US
Jonathan Sherfy
US 288,200 288,200
Yi Ma HK
Yi Ma
HK 279,200 279,200
Linglin Zeng cn
Linglin Zeng
cn 273,200 23,200
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 267,100 72,100
Einav Shalom us
Einav Shalom
us 258,000 -2,000
Nikolaus Teichert de
Nikolaus Teichert
de 257,600 2,600
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
fr 254,800 254,800
Paulo Joanello br
Paulo Joanello
br 254,200 254,200
Daryl Hoelscher us
Daryl Hoelscher
us 245,600 245,600
Sean Lannon us
Sean Lannon
us 230,500 230,500
Alexandre Moreau fr
Alexandre Moreau
fr 229,200 229,200
Farid Labib-Kiyarash us
Farid Labib-Kiyarash
us 228,400 228,400
Kyle Chang ca
Kyle Chang
ca 226,300 226,300
William Richmond US
William Richmond
US 224,300 224,300

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Last Three Hands

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging their advancing stack.

Ladouceur Doubles with Better Nothing

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

On a turn reading {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, Marc-Andre Ladouceur bet 8,000 in position when a player in the big blind checked to him. Ladouceur got check-raised to 18,000 and he contemplated his decision for a while. Then he moved all in for 54,500 and the other player called right away.

Both players had huge draws but neither of them had connected with the board yet. Ladouceur tabled {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} while his opponent hoped to fill the other flush draw with {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

The {6-Diamonds} river was a brick for both and Ladouceur scooped a double with ace-high.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 125,000 97,400

Varnell Loses a Flip

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Craig Varnell made it 3,000 in the hijack and he got called by a player on the button before the big blind squeeze-shoved his 40,800. Varnell accepted the price and the flatter folded.

Varnell had {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} and needed a low board against {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. While the {3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop was one of the better ones for Varnell, the {k-Spades} turn rapidly shifted the odds. The {q-Spades} river left the king-jack ahead and Varnell had to concede nearly a third of his stack.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 95,000 -55,000

Tags: Craig Varnell

Classen Gives Up on River

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Three players made it to the {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} turn and the small blind checked. The player in the big blind bet 6,500, Oliver Classen called in the cutoff, and the small blind folded.

The {8-Diamonds} completed the board and Classen faced a bet of 15,000. He didn't like his hand enough to invest the calling chips and let it go.

Oliver Classen de
Oliver Classen
de 150,000 33,000

Tags: Oliver Classen


Zeng Makes Huge Call to Rise Among the Leaders

Jan_Kores • Level 9: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Linglin Zeng
Linglin Zeng

Linglin Zeng was under the gun and she faced off against a player directly to her left.

They had made it to the {9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{8-Spades} river by the time the action was picked up and the pot had grown to around 50,000.

Zeng checked and her opponent shoved for 29,600. Zeng tanked for quite some time and then threw in one chip, calling.

She found that the other player was bluffing with {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Zeng tabled {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to claim the big pot and vault to the neighborhood of 250,000.

Linglin Zeng cn
Linglin Zeng
cn 250,000 100,000

Tags: Linglin Zeng