2017 World Series of Poker

Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1b
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000

Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1b Completed

Neng Lee Bags the Flight 1B Chip Lead; David Bach Eyes Third Bracelet of the Summer

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Neng Lee (1B Chip Leader)
Neng Lee (1B Chip Leader)

The second of three starting flights in the Little One for One Drop saw a grand total of 1,220 entries, and Neng Lee was in the pole position of the 197 who bagged chips with 214,700. Hot on his heels is Chunlei Yuan, who scored quite an entertaining knockout of Jesse Yaginuma earlier in the day. He bagged up 201,400, and is the only other player over the 200,000 marker.

Joining those two in the bagging process tonight are three players who are looking for another bracelet this summer. David Bach bagged up 78,700 in his quest for the rare triple bracelet in the same year. Upeshka De Silva (91,400) and Ben Yu (83,800) are also looking to pick up another piece of hardware to end the summer.

Other notables who will be coming back on Friday are Paul Volpe (138,200), Dan Heimiller (127,300), Daniel Strelitz (77,200), and Jeff Gross (18,200).

Of course, not everyone was as fortunate as the above mentioned players. Some of the many players who came and went today were Allen Kessler, Maurice Hawkins, Martin Jacobson, James Calderaro, William Kassouf, John Racener, Calvin Anderson, Chris Klodnicki and Kelly Minkin.

All of these players will have one more chance to qualify in Thursday's Flight 1C, which will likely be the biggest one of the event. With unlimited re-entries available, the chips will be flying, as players are hoping to end the summer with a bang. The action will be starting up at 3 p.m., so be sure to come back here for all of your updates!

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Neng Lee us
Neng Lee
214,700 214,700
Tai Nguyen us
Tai Nguyen
208,000 34,800
Chunlei Yuan us
Chunlei Yuan
201,400 76,400
Timothy Sheehan us
Timothy Sheehan
Adam Duong us
Adam Duong
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Jorge Corral mx
Jorge Corral
Dejuante Alexander us
Dejuante Alexander
WSOP 1X Winner
Fiodor Lavagetto it
Fiodor Lavagetto
Michael Gonzalez us
Michael Gonzalez
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
138,200 47,200
WSOP 3X Winner
Chris Edwards us
Chris Edwards
Dustin Goldklang us
Dustin Goldklang
Joe Firova us
Joe Firova
Bledar Shaholli us
Bledar Shaholli
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
127,300 -1,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
Richard Dixon us
Richard Dixon
Aric Pluskat us
Aric Pluskat
Troy Sprungl us
Troy Sprungl
121,400 73,200
Gennady Kalin us
Gennady Kalin
Paul Ephremsen gb
Paul Ephremsen
119,500 -4,500
Matt Wilkins ca
Matt Wilkins
Sarah Bilney au
Sarah Bilney
Johnny Ngo us
Johnny Ngo

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Huge Flip

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Greg Collins raised to 3,500 and was three-bet to 8,500. Collins then moved all in for roughly 44,000 and was called.

Greg Collins: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

the board ran out {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and the set for Collins beat the aces up of his opponent, vaulting him up the leaderboard.

Player Chips Progress
Greg Collins us
Greg Collins

Volpe Drags Another Pot

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Paul Volpe jumped into this event in the middle of the day, and he has seen his chip stack steadily rise ever since he sat down. In a recent pot, Volpe was heads up on a flop of {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Volpe fired out 2,700, his opponent called, and both players checked the {K-Diamonds}.

The river brought the {8-Hearts}, and Volpe considered his options for just a few moments before betting out 5,300. His opponent called, but was forced to muck when Volpe tabled {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for two pair.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
91,000 -4,000
WSOP 3X Winner

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Metaal Continues to Chip Up

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Govert Metaal (as seen in previous event)
Govert Metaal (as seen in previous event)

Govert Metaal was in early position and raised to 2,200. He was called by a player on the button and the big blind.

The flop was {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and the big blind checked. Metaal fired out a bet of 3,300 and got two folds out of his opponents.

Metaal is a Dutch pro that has been around the poker scene for a very long time and is a good friend of Marcel Luske "The flying Dutchman". Metaal is fresh off of his 6th place finish in Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY where he cashed for $48,386. He has over $2,300,000 in recorded lifetime tournament earnings that includes multiple wins in various high roller tournaments and big name events across the globe.

Player Chips Progress
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
52,800 17,800

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Diveglia iii continues to climb

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

A player in middle position moved all in for his remaining 8,400. Carl DiVeglia iii was in the big blind and snap-called.

Carl DiVeglia iii: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}
All in player: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and kings were good for DiVeglia iii who is in a good spot heading into the final 30-minutes of play.

Player Chips Progress
Carl DiVeglia III us
Carl DiVeglia III
70,000 8,500

Christopher Frank Loses Some

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

With 5,900 already in the middle on a flop of {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}, a player in early position checked to Christopher Frank and he bet 3,000 from middle position. His opponent called.

The turn brought the {J-Hearts} and both players checked.

The river was the {8-Diamonds} and the early-position player bet 5,000. Frank folded and his opponent took the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
18,900 -16,100

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Bach Sends One Home

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
David Bach
David Bach

David Bach raised to 2,300 from early position, the next player to act called, the hijack called, and the button shoved for what looked like 9,200. Bach moved a huge stack forward to four-bet, the two callers got out of the way, and Bach and the button tabled their hands.

Bach: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Button: {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Bach had a commanding lead with his jacks and his opponent needed help from the deck to preserve his tournament life. The board ran out {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Bach took the pot to send his opponent to the rail.

Player Chips Progress
David Bach us
David Bach
73,000 21,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: David Bach