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$25,300 One Drop Mega Satellite

Event Info

Buy-in $25,000
Players 96

Level Info

Level 19
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000



Dinner Break

donpeters • Level 9: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The players are now on a dinner break for 75 minutes. The clock reads that 61 remain.

Osalian Looking To Make a Dream Come True

donpeters • Level 9: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Sarkiss Osalian is currently leading the way of the $25,300 One Drop Mega Satellite and is doing so on the cheap. At Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia where the World Series of Poker will be headed in April 2013, a free-to-enter satellite was held with optional $10 rebuys on Day 1. On Day 2, anyone could enter for $550. The event attracted 550 players and Osalian won.

The prize Osalian received for winning was a $40,000 package to the 2012 WSOP that included a seat into this $25,300 satellite and also the $10,000 Main Event. What a story it would be if he's able to ride this out to a seat on the Big One for One Drop, but only time will tell.

Tags: Sarkiss Osalian

Prizes Announced

donpeters • Level 9: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

With 96 total entries in the $25,300 One Drop Mega Satellite, a prize pool of $2.4 million was awarded. The top two spots will get a $1 million seat in the Big One for One Drop while third place will receive $400,000 in cash.

There is only one spot open in the event for winner of this satellite and the second winner will be placed on the alternate list. If the second winner doesn't get a seat from being the alternate, he will receive the money.


Jacobson Doubles Through Frankenberger


Billy Baxter limped under the gun and Andy Frankenberger raised from the next seat to 7,000. Action then folded to Martin Jacobson on the button and he reraised to 18,000. Play folded back to Baxter and he gave it up. Frankenberger reraised all in and Jacobson called.

Frankenberger: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}
Jacobson: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Jacobson doubled up.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 140,300 59,300
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 68,000 -67,000

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerBilly BaxterMartin Jacobson

Pair of Aces for O'Dwyer


From under the gun, Steve O'Dwyer raised to 5,500. Igor Kurganov reraised from the hijack seat to 12,500. Action folded back to O'Dwyer and he called.

The flop came down {A-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} and both players checked to see the {7-Spades} fall on the turn. Both checked again and the {9-Hearts} landed on the river. Both checked once more.

O'Dwyer showed the {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and Kurganov mucked his hand.

Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 117,000 37,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 95,000 10,000

Tags: Steve O'DwyerIgor Kurganov

Frankenberger Shoves On Mortensen


After Carlos Mortensen raised to 4,000 from the cutoff seat, Andy Frankenberger three-bet to 11,500 from the small blind. Mortensen called and the flop came down {10-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Frankenberger bet 18,500 and Mortensen called.

On the turn, the {2-Clubs} landed and Frankenberger moved all in for around 70,000-75,000. Mortensen folded and Frankenberger won the pot.

Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 135,000 64,000
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 79,000 -21,000

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerCarlos Mortensen


No More Ivey

donpeters • Level 7: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Phil Ivey busted early on from the event and although he was asking about the re-entry, he has not come back. With registration now closed, Ivey is officially no longer in the field. He is already entered in the Big One for One Drop, so we'll be seeing him in action tomorrow anyway.

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