Event #57: The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Bellande Raises, Gruissem Folds

[user196676] • Level 2: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Philipp Gruissem was under the gun and made it 20,000 to go. He found calls from Tom Hall, Jean-Robert Bellande on the button, and David "Doc" Sands in the big blind. The four players took a flop of {J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Sands checked to Gruissem. He continued for 75,000 and Hall quickly released his cards. Bellande came over the top for 200,000 and Sands got out of the way.

Gruissem thought for well over one minute before flicking his cards into the muck. Bellande looked up, heaved a large sigh and leaned back in his chair.

"I was wondering if I was going to be the first one out of One Drop," he said, apparently unaware of David Einhorn's early exit. "Was wondering if I was going to be the first one out like they all wanted. All of the haters would love it."

Contrary to Bellande's momentary state of wonder, he is still alive and thriving in this event. Despite being under the starting stack, he won the pot and now sits around 2.75 million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 2,750,000 250,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 2,540,000 -460,000

Tags: David SandsPhilipp GruissemTom HallJean-Robert Bellande