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Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Martin Jacobson Leads The Way After Day 1

123md • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em drew 119 entries on Day 1. After eight levels of play, 79 players remain and 2014 Main Event champion Martin Jacobson leads the way into Day 2 with 1,677,000, followed by Charlie Carrel with 1,624,000 and Doug Polk with 1,522,000.

The day saw many faces claim the top spot of the leaderboard, the first being Ari Engel. In the early to mid stages of the day, Engel won several sizable pots against Chris Johnson before making Johnson the first elimination of the day. Several more players started to fall afterward, mainly by the hands of Leon Tsoukernik who spent about two levels leading the pack. Tsoukernik soon gave way to others as Rainer Kempe, Doug Polk and Dietrich Fast each spent time as chip leader. However, it was a late surge from Jacobson that put him in pole position for Day 2.

Several past One Drop champions took to the felt today and enjoyed mixed results. Big One for One Drop champions Antonio Esfandiari (905,000) and Dan Colman (377,000) survived, while past One Drop High Roller champions Fedor Holz and Anthony Gregg were among those who did not make it to Day 2.

Registration will remain open for the first two levels on Saturday and should close around 4:20 pm. Play resumes at 2:00 and the schedule for the day calls for another eight levels.

Below is the Day 2 table and seat draw:

Tournament RoomTablesSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7003Bryn KenneyUnited States740,00061
Brasilia7004Dominik NitscheGermany1,179,00098
Brasilia7005Seth DaviesUnited States456,000038
Brasilia7006Dan ShakUnited States739,00061
Brasilia7007Tobias ZieglerUnited States704,00058
Brasilia7011Ankush MandaviaUnited States224,00018
Brasilia7012Dan ColmanUnited States377,00031
Brasilia7013Igor KurganovRussia650,00054
Brasilia7014Moritz DietrichAustria578,00048
Brasilia7015Antonio EsfandiariUnited States905,00075
Brasilia7022John JuandaIndonesia574,00048
Brasilia7024Sam SoverelUnited States242,00020
Brasilia7025Manig LoeserGermany217,00018
Brasilia7027Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom1,624,000135
Brasilia7028Adrian MateosSpain1,210,000101
Brasilia7031Steffen SchillhabelGermany371,00031
Brasilia7035Christian ChristnerGermany946,00079
Brasilia7036Ari EngelCanada479,00040
Brasilia7037John MorganUnited States659,00055
Brasilia7038Nick SchulmanUnited States799,00066
Brasilia7041James ChenTaiwan1,013,00084
Brasilia7043Felipe RamosBrazil732,00061
Brasilia7044Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom584,00048
Brasilia7046Jake SchindlerUnited States877,00073
Brasilia7048Scott SeiverUnited States1,199,000100
Brasilia7052Michael KamranUnited States685,00057
Brasilia7054Ivab LucaArgentina774,00064
Brasilia7055Xuming QiChina1,137,00095
Brasilia7057Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States210,00017
Brasilia7058Jason MercierUnited States589,00049
Brasilia7061Rainer KempeGermany1,271,000106
Brasilia7062Erik SeidelUnited States339,00028
Brasilia7063Martin FingerGermany1,178,00098
Brasilia7066Robert MizrachiUnited States227,00019
Brasilia7067Carl LecknerUnited States651,00054
Brasilia7068Bertrand GrospellierFrance888,00074
Brasilia7071Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine306,00025
Brasilia7072Chris MooreUnited States364,00030
Brasilia7073Haralabos VoulgarisCanada1,140,00095
Brasilia7076Cary KatzUnited States1,022,00085
Brasilia7077Isaac HaxtonUnited States676,00056
Brasilia7082Phil HellmuthUnited States617,00051
Brasilia7083Dario SammartinoItaly1,009,00084
Brasilia7084Blake BohnUnited States489,00040
Brasilia7085Dan SmithUnited States1,360,000113
Brasilia7087Sam SteinUnited States601,00050
Brasilia7091Ryan RiessUnited States639,00053
Brasilia7092Lawrence GreenbergUnited States533,00044
Brasilia7095Sean WinterUnited States391,00033
Brasilia7097Anthony ZinnoUnited States297,00025
Brasilia7098Jason LesUnited States238,00020
Brasilia7101Dietrich FastGermany1,019,00085
Brasilia7103Martin JacobsonSweden1,677,000140
Brasilia7105Andrew RoblUnited States497,00041
Brasilia7107Ben TollereneUnited States546,00046
Brasilia7111Ben SulskyUnited States1,018,00085
Brasilia7112Jason KoonUnited States633,00053
Brasilia7113Phil GalfondUnited States729,00061
Brasilia7114Michael RosenfeldUnited States808,00067
Brasilia7116Paul VolpeUnited States844,00070
Brasilia7117Steffen SontheimerGermany559,00047
Brasilia7122Doug PolkUnited States1,522,000127
Brasilia7123Daniel NegreanuCanada451,00038
Brasilia7125Connor DrinanUnited States662,00055
Brasilia7126Sergio AidoSpain801,00067
Brasilia7127Koray AldemirGermany1,034,00086
Brasilia7128Jack SalterUnited Kingdom942,00079
Brasilia7131Brandon StevenUnited States512,00043
Brasilia7133Simon LamUnited States918,00077
Brasilia7134Lauren RobertsUnited States266,00022
Brasilia7135Jonathan JaffeUnited States340,00028
Brasilia7136Mustapha KanitItaly661,00055
Brasilia7138Brian RastUnited States1,456,000121
Brasilia7141David PetersUnited States353,00029
Brasilia7142Martin KabrhelCzech Republic697,00058
Brasilia7145Tom MarcheseUnited States970,00081
Brasilia7146Nick PetrangeloUnited States593,00049
Brasilia7147Leon TsoukernikCzech Republic1,325,000110
Brasilia7148Antanas GuogaLithuania655,00055

Be sure to check back here then for live updates on all of the action.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The players have bagged and tagged for the night and the unofficial chip leader is Martin Jacobson with 1,677,000, followed closely by Charlie Carrel. Here are official end-of-day chip counts.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 1,677,000 27,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 1,624,000 184,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 1,522,000 -38,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,456,000 961,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,360,000 130,000
Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
cz 1,325,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 1,271,000 -119,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 1,210,000 310,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 1,199,000 449,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 1,179,000 79,000
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 1,178,000 -222,000
Haralabos Voulgaris ca
Haralabos Voulgaris
ca 1,140,000 360,000
Xuming Qi cn
Xuming Qi
cn 1,137,000 357,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 1,034,000 1,034,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 1,022,000 -118,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 1,019,000 -11,000
Ben Sulsky us
Ben Sulsky
us 1,018,000 -82,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 1,013,000 63,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 1,009,000 173,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 970,000 -50,000
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de 946,000 46,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 942,000 -178,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 918,000 498,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 905,000 -225,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 888,000 368,000

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Tsoukernik Doubles Through Fast

123md • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Following a flop of {J-}{5-}{2-} with two spades, Leon Tsoukernik wound up all in for about 600,000 with {8-Spades}{7-Spades} against Dietrich Fast with {A-Spades}{A-}. The {K-Spades} turn gave Tsoukernik a flush, Fast couldn't catch up on the river and Tsoukernik doubled up in the waning stages of Day 1.

Leon Tsoukernik cz
Leon Tsoukernik
cz 1,325,000 580,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 1,030,000 -710,000

Four More Hands

Webjoker • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Four more hands and the day is done. We'll be back shortly with assorted end of day chip counts and an extensive recap of Day 1 of the WSOP's biggest tournament.

Engel Doubles Smith

Webjoker • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

We missed the action before the flop but were there to witness what happened post.

From the small blind, Ari Engel checked on a board of {3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} with already roughly 260,000 in the middle. Big blind Dan Smith bet 95,000 and Engel tanked for a bit. He eventually slid forward a small tower of chips with some white 100,000-chips in it. Smith moved in for slightly more than that and Engel called.

Dan Smith: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Ari Engel: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}

Smith was at risk for his last 485,000 but had the better of it. The {4-Clubs} on the turn and {3-Spades} on the river were blanks and Smith doubled up.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,230,000 730,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 595,000 -675,000

Tags: Ari EngelDan Smith

Justin Bonomo Eliminated by Dietrich Fast

123md • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

As recapped to us by Dietrich Fast, Brian Rast opened to 24,000 from the cutoff and Justin Bonomo called from the button. Leon Tsoukernik called from the small blind and Fast called from the big blind.

The flop came down {K-}{9-}{5-} with two hearts and action checked to Bonomo who bet 35,000. Tsoukernik check- called, Fast check-raised to 115,000, Rast folded, Bonomo reraised all in for roughly 260,000, Tsoukernik folded and Fast called.

Bonomo: {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Fast: {8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

A {6-} turn and {4-} river completed the board, giving Fast a straight to win the pot and eliminate Bonomo.

Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 1,740,000 180,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us Busted

Tags: Dietrich FastJustin Bonomo

Ankush Mandavia Doubles Through Brandon Steven

123md • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Brandon Steven raised to 23,000 from middle position and Ankush Mandavia reraised all in for about 95,000 from the cutoff. Steven mulled it over for a bit before he called with {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, trailing Mandavia's {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}.

The board came down {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, giving Mandavia a pair of kings to double through Steven.

Brandon Steven us
Brandon Steven
us 950,000 -140,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 205,000 75,000

Tags: Ankush MandaviaBrandon Steven

Vogelsang Eliminated

Webjoker • Level 8: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Christoph Vogelsang
Christoph Vogelsang

Christoph Vogelsang, who won the Super High Roller Bowl a couple of days ago for $6,000,000, has just been eliminated.

As we arrived, he was already getting up to make his departure. Former table mate Koray Aldemir was kind enough to fill us in on the details.

Action folded to Tom Marchese in the small blind and he pushed all in to put Vogelsang to the test. The latter called for his last 150,000 with {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and was ahead against Marchese's {Q-}{J-}. Marchese, however, made a flush and Vogelsang said his goodbyes.

Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 1,020,000 150,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de Busted

Tags: Christoph VogelsangTom Marchese