Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
After three days of play, the original field of more than 6,000 players has trimmed down to the final six tables in Event #75: $1,111 Little One for One Drop. For the third straight day, the action was wild and the eliminations rapid, with the Day 3 starting field of 412 players whittled down to only 48 by day’s end.
Mike Dentale took home the end-of-day chip lead, bagging 13,400,000. Others bagging big stacks in the Pavilion Room included Pierre-Paul Paulin (11,285,000), Zachary Donovan (11,130,000), and Gérald Maron (10,495,000).
The 412 players that started the day were already in the money, and one of the earliest Day 3 exits was Cliff Josephy, who took home $2,678 for a 365th place finish. Peter Eichhardt finished 300th for $3,014, Ian Simpson took 258th place for $3,421, Mikhail Semin finished 227th for $3,421, and Felipe Ramos finished in 224th place to take home $3,916.
Start of Day 2 chip leader Shaun Deeb had nearly 4,000,000 in chips at one point in the day, but the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year hit a tough stretch in the middle levels and was eliminated in 118th place for $4,521. Loni Harwood (68th for $8,728), Mike Sexton (73rd for $7,314), and Men “The Master” Nguyen (84th for $6,179) were among the last of the WSOP bracelet winners to leave the tournament.
The final 48 return on Thursday for Day 4, with the plan to play all the way down to a champion. Day 4 begins at 1 p.m., and play begins at Level 31 with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante.
This event could extend to a Day 5 if the champion isn’t decided Thursday, with that champion securing a WSOP bracelet and $690,686 first-place prize.
Follow all of the action with the PokerNews live reporting team as this large-field event hits its final stages, with a nearly $700,000 grand prize up for grabs.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Miranda||602||2||Linh Le||United States||1,680,000||11|
|Miranda||602||5||Anthony Desai||United States||3,485,000||22|
|Miranda||602||6||Jackson White||United States||3,430,000||21|
|Miranda||602||7||Mike Dentale||United States||13,400,000||84|
|Miranda||602||8||Nick Shkolnik||United States||9,090,000||57|
|Miranda||603||1||Nguyet Dao||United States||3,080,000||19|
|Miranda||603||5||Gaetan Cariou||United States||5,565,000||35|
|Miranda||603||6||Oluwashola Akindele||United Kingdom||5,805,000||36|
|Miranda||603||7||Yi Ma||Hong Kong||4,250,000||27|
|Miranda||603||9||Tiahang Zhang||United States||1,885,000||12|
|Miranda||604||2||Austin Hortaleza||United States||5,235,000||33|
|Miranda||604||3||Jeffrey Bushaw||United States||2,930,000||18|
|Miranda||604||5||Pierrepaul Paulin||United Kingdom||11,285,000||71|
|Miranda||604||6||Jay Bloom||United States||3,250,000||20|
|Miranda||604||7||Jaime Lewin||United States||7,700,000||48|
|Miranda||604||8||Jason Morman||United States||2,850,000||18|
|Miranda||604||9||Michael Wasserman||United States||8,715,000||54|
|Miranda||607||1||Mark Strodl||United States||5,600,000||35|
|Miranda||607||3||Cameron Walker||United States||7,100,000||44|
|Miranda||607||4||James Anderson||United States||9,565,000||60|
|Miranda||607||6||Matt Souza||United States||6,630,000||41|
|Miranda||607||8||Justus Held||United Kingdom||6,400,000||40|
|Miranda||608||1||Yin Wu||United States||5,050,000||32|
|Miranda||608||2||Eli Loewenthal||United States||4,125,000||26|
|Miranda||608||4||Michael Rocco||United States||5,225,000||33|
|Miranda||608||5||Vitaly Tevis||United States||2,020,000||13|
|Miranda||608||6||Brett Murray||United States||5,000,000||31|
|Miranda||608||9||Bruce Kramer||United States||5,455,000||34|
|Miranda||609||1||Robert Mather||United States||5,560,000||35|
|Miranda||609||2||Zachary Donovan||United States||11,130,000||70|
|Miranda||609||3||Hyon Kim||United States||2,060,000||13|
|Miranda||609||4||Kenneth Golden||United States||6,380,000||40|
|Miranda||609||5||Shalom Elharar||United States||7,110,000||44|
|Miranda||609||6||Nils Tolpingrud||United States||3,330,000||21|
|Miranda||609||7||Samad Razavi||United Kingdom||2,025,000||13|
|Miranda||609||8||Rafael Lebron||United States||1,150,000||7|
|Cristian Castro Martinez||7,100,000||4,980,000|
Day 3 is complete; end-of-day chip counts and a recap of the day will follow shortly.
Mike Dentale opened to 250,000 from the cut off and his neighbor on the button shoved all in for roughly 900,000.
Dentale eventually made the call to discover his was up against .
The flop sent Dentale into the lead, but the turn was a gin card for his opponent.
As a spectator on the rail yelled "jack ball", seconds later the landed on the river giving Dentale the best hand for a brutal knockout.
Dentale told the table "this is the first hand I've won, when I was behind" as he stacked his chips and became the chip leader.
With around 1,100,000 in the pot and a board reading Gustavo Mastelotto bet 660,000 from the hijack and got re-raised to 2,900,000 from the small blind who was all in. Mastelotto snap called and found out he would need to improve his hand on the river to have a chance at the 7,000,000 chip pot.
Mastelotto was able catch the on the river to counterfeit his opponent's two pair and win the pot.
The under the gun player shoved for around 300,000, Zachary Donovan was next to act and three-bet to 1,000,000.
Action folded around and the hands where tabled. Donovan's was in good shape against his opponent's , but the flop gave him something to sweat about.
Donovan had to fade a lot of outs, and even more when turn came. The was a total brick and a good sight for Donovan as he chipped up to more than 10 million.
A player in early position moved all in for his last 685,000. Justus Held made the call on the button and everyone else folded. Held learned that he only had three outs once the cards were face up.
Held hit one of that trio of outs when the flop came king-high. Held was then able to fade the remaining aces in the deck as the board completed