Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop

The Final Three Battle for the Bracelet

Ryan Riess

Only three players remain in Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em in the quest for the WSOP Gold Bracelet and the top prize of $535,610.

Play will resume at 12 noon, in The Horseshoe in Bally's Event Center with blinds resuming at 1,000,000/2,000,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000,000.

Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Final Three Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blind
1Mike AllisUnited States142,700,00071
2Ryan RiessUnited States46,700,00023
3Basel ChauraUnited States38,600,00019

The Final Three

In the chip lead is poker veteran Mike Allis, who is no stranger to the World Series of Poker having 36 cashes at WSOP events earning $272,744 in the process. He is from Post Falls, Idaho, and has already guaranteed his largest-ever cash in a WSOP tournament. Previously, his best outing was in the Millionaire Maker in 2013 where he finished 35th for $32,882.

This is the second WSOP final table appearance for Allis with the other being the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event in 2012 where he finished sixth for $31,452. With more than 60 percent of the chips in play, Allis will be the favorite to leave Bally's today with the bracelet.

Ryan Riess is a man who needs little introduction. The 2013 Main Event champion has established himself as an ever-present on the poker circuit, but is still seeking the elusive second bracelet. Riess has earned a colossal $10,520,313 in a ten year span.

Riess made a final table earlier this series finishing third in Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha winning $302,980. He'll be hoping to make it two steps further today.

Little is known of Basel Chaura, who has lifetime recorded earnings of only $86,789 and who will be at least quadrupling that figure today. Aside from two cashes in the 2021 WSOP, Chaura's earnings have come from playing at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, and Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

As always, PokerNews will provide live coverage of this tournament as well as the final stages of the Main Event.