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



Redraw and Chip Counts

123md • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Here is the two-table redraw with approximate chip counts.

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Feature1Scott SeiverUnited States5,160,000
Feature2Doug PolkUnited States2,200,000
Feature3Rainer KempeGermany4,120,000
Feature4Haralabos VoulgarisCanada1,805,000
Feature5Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom2,165,000
Feature6Bertrand GrospellierFrance12,110,000
Feature7Antonio EsfandiariUnited States2,400,000
Feature8Salman BehbehaniUnited States1,760,000
Secondary1Martin JacobsonSweden5,200,000
Secondary2Andrew RoblUnited States4,100,000
Secondary3Michael KamranUnited States2,750,000
Secondary4Dario SammartinoItaly7,500,000
Secondary5Daniel ColmanUnited States1,050,000
Secondary6Phil HellmuthUnited States3,500,000
Secondary7Byron KavermanUnited States2,365,000
Secondary8Chris MooreUnited States6,625,000


123md • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

The players are in the midst of a break while they redraw for seats at the final two tables.

Grospellier and Carrel Play a Big One

Webjoker • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

From the cutoff, Charlie Carrel opened for 225,000. Scott Seiver called from the button before small blind Bertrand Grospellier squeezed to 775,000. The big blind folded. Carrel and Seiver both called.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts} and Grospellier continued for 910,000. Carrel called and Seiver folded after about five minutes in the tank.

As the {5-Diamonds} completed the board, Grospellier shoved for 2.1 million, effectively. Now it was time for Carrel to tank as he spend at least seven minutes before he folded.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 12,100,000 2,300,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 2,100,000 -500,000

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierCharlie CarrelScott Seiver

Simon Lam Eliminated in 17th Place ($166,666)

[user198217] • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Simon Lam
Simon Lam

The action folded around to Simon Lam in the small blind who moved all in for 1,120,000. Byron Kaverman was in the big blind and went into the tank for over a minute. He eventually called having Lam barely covered by 35,000.

Kaverman: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Lam: {10-Spades}{4-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, improving Kaverman to a full house and sending Lam home in 17th place for $166,666.

The remaining 16 players will now redraw for the final two tables.

Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 2,365,000 170,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us Busted

Tags: Byron KavermanSimon Lam

Antonio Esfandiari Doubles Through Andrew Robl

123md • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Antonio Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari

Andrew Robl raised to 210,000 from the hijack and Antonio Esfandiari reraised all in for 1,150,000 from the cutoff. Martin Jacobson tanked for a bit from the button and folded, the blinds folded, and Robl called.

Robl: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Esfandiari: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board came down {K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, safe for Esfandiari to double through Robl.

"Whoooo, back in business!" shouted an excited Esfandiari.

Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 2,900,000 -1,200,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 2,550,000 1,100,000

Tags: Andrew RoblAntonio Esfandiari

Igor Kurganov Eliminated in 18th Place ($166,666)

Webjoker • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

Bertrand Grospellier moved from the feature table to one of the outer tables, to the great joy of Phil Hellmuth who was seeking revenge for some hands late last night.

Having just sat down, Grospellier opened the hijack to 215,000. Small blind Igor Kurganov shoved for 895,000 total and big blind Hellmuth folded after some Hollywooding. Grospellier instantly called.

Igor Kurganov: {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Bertrand Grospellier: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

While Liv Boeree on the rail asked for an ace like only Davidi Kitai's girlfriend had done before ("Ace! Ace! Ace!), it was to no avail. The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Kurganov said his goodbyes.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 9,800,000 1,600,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru Busted

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierDavidi KitaiIgor KurganovLiv BoereePhil Hellmuth

Colman Way Behind and Survives

123md • Level 18: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Dan Colman
Dan Colman

Dan Colman raised all in for about 1,800,000 from the cutoff and Andrew Robl reshoved from the button, isolating the pot.

Colman: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Robl: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board came down {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, giving both players a queen-high straight to chop the pot.

Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 4,100,000 300,000
Dan Colman us
Dan Colman
us 1,800,000 100,000

Tags: Dan ColmanAndrew Robl