After ten levels of play, only three players remain in Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em where the champion will win $535,610 and the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet.
There were 41 players from 13 countries who returned to the felt for Day 4, but only three Americans remain to compete for the top prize as Mike Allis leads the field with a colossal 142,700,000.
Allis has almost two-thirds of the chips in play but will be wary of the man in second place, 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, who bagged 46,700,000 and will be looking for his first WSOP title since winning $8,361,570 nine years ago. Third place currently belongs to Basel Chaura from Scarsdale, New York, who is still in the running with 38,600,000.
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Final Three Chip Counts
|1||Mike Allis||United States||142,700,000||71|
|2||Ryan Riess||United States||46,700,000||23|
|3||Basel Chaura||United States||38,600,000||19|
Final Table Action
Germany's Niklas Warlich was the first casualty of the official final table when he ran Big Slick into Allis' pocket aces. Rio Fujita finished eighth after two clashes with Mohammed Jaafar.
Andrew Robinson was down to four big blinds when he moved all in with king-jack but succumbed to Riess' ace-queen to finish in seventh. It was a similar story with Salah Nimer who was short when he pushed with ten-nine suited and was out-pipped by Chaura's jack-ten to leave in sixth place.
There was no question that Leonardo De Souza had the loudest rail of the day but they were quieted by Chaura who went runner-runner to hit a straight to eliminate the Brazilian in fifth place.
The last person to be eliminated was Jaafar who pushed with ace-five and was called by Allis with ace-queen. Allis flopped a queen to take a commanding lead and felt Jaafar in fourth place.
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop Final Table Payouts
|4th||Mohammed Jaafar||United States||$190,363|
|5th||Leonardo De Souza||Brazil||$145,892|
|6th||Salah Nimer||United States||$112,162|
|7th||Andrew Robinson||United States||$87,551|
|8th||Rio Fujita||United States||$68,562|
Play will resume at 12 noon Wednesday, July 13th, 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.
PokerNews will provide blow-by-blow coverage of the finale of this event and others, so stay tuned!