Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Day 1b of the $1,111 Little One for One Drop attracted over 1,500 entries and the field dwindled to around 600 players by the time for bagging. While yesterday saw some of the prolific players build huge stacks early on, today was more steady.
Only the last two-levels brought a turn of events, particularly for Stefan Ivanov who dragged a gigantic 300-big blind pot in the last level, tank-calling a robust shove with pocket queens. Ivanov found himself ahead as his opponent held just a pair of sevens, and Ivanov's hand remained the best after the river.
Ivanov eventually added some more chunks to his stack and wrapped up the 10-levels with 613,000 chips.
One of his nearest contenders was David Lolis, who was the beneficiary of a brutal cooler. Lolis was on the better side of the aces-versus-kings setup, flopping quads while his opponent rivered kings full. Lolis got the maximum value from the dream spot, and the huge clash brought his stack to the reported 524,000.
PokerNews Podcast host [Removed:139] took his seat in the first level and he stayed there until the end of the day, slowly increasing his chip-stack. Platt spent the second half of the day above the virtual average line and he will be back for Day 2 with 230,400.
Notable players who advanced through Day 1b featured the likes of Pete Chen, Mike Sexton, Mike Dentale, Michael Mizrachi, Chris Ferguson, and Antoine Labat, among others.
One more starting day is scheduled for the Little One for One Drop Event, starting on Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. PDT. Come back to PokerNews for more live updates from what is expected to be the biggest flight of the tournament.
The tournament organization has let us know that there are thirteen more chip counts to be added to the list below before start-of-play on Day 2.
|Ofer Zvi Stern||266,200||266,200|
The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for some chip counts and a recap of the action.
Following a raise from an early position, Pete Chen three-bet to 8,000 from the cutoff. The action returned to the opener who four-bet to 17,000 and called off when Chen five-bet shipped his 45,400 stack.
Chen held and he needed to avoid high board as he was up against . The dealer rolled out and Chen doubled up.
|Pete Chen||Natural8 Ambassador||93,800|
Chris Ferguson raised to 2,600 in the hijack and a player on his left three-bet to 8,000. Ferguson matched the bid.
The flop was checked and Ferguson check-called 8,000 on the turn.
The river fell and Ferguson check-called another 12,000. The other player showed and Ferguson couldn't beat that, showing he had .
Allyn Shulman raised from an early position, her neighbor three-bet to 6,500 and Shulman fired back with a four-bet to 17,500. She received a call and they went to the flop.
Both players checked and Shulman fired 15,000 on the turn. Her opponent gave up and Shulman raked in the pot, improving to 85,000 or so.
We happened upon the table with Stefan Ivanov, who had 29,500 out in front of him, debating what to do as his opponent directly to his left was all in for 177,400. Ivanov, who back in 2015 won a Venetian Deep Stack event for a career-high $111,000, thought long and hard before tossing in a single chip to call.
"How do you always have it?" the at-risk player asked. He then watched as a queen appeared in the window on the flop. The turn meant a jack on the river would result in a chop, but the fishhook wasn't in the cards as the bricked instead.
[Removed:139] defended his big blind, calling a 2,400-raise from a player on the button.
Platt check-called 2,600 on the flop and then check-called again on the turn, matching a 6,200-wager.
The river filled the flush draw and Platt opted to lead into the pot, betting 10,500. The other player briefly analyzed the situation and then he sent his cards towards the dealer.