Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop

Ruffin Reinkemeier Up

Tobias Reinkemeier
Tobias Reinkemeier

Tobias Reinkemeier and Phil Ruffin created a pot of 280,000 preflop and proceeded to check the {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop and {10-Hearts} turn. When the {J-Clubs} hit the turn, a seemingly innocent pot exploded as Reinkemeier fired out 350,000 only to have Ruffin snap-raise to 850,000.

Reinkemeier was a bit flabbergasted. "We were checking it down to the river?" Reinkemeier asked himself. He then asked the floor whether or not he could tell Ruffin his hand, but the answer was negative. Eventually Reinkemeier tossed in the call, and Ruffin rolled over {2-Clubs}{2-Spades} for a full house. Reinkemeier flashed the {9-Clubs} and then sent his hand to the muck.

Phil Ruffin 3,600,000 900,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de 1,300,000 -855,000

Märksõnad: Tobias ReinkemeierPhil Ruffin

Grinder Gone

Michael Mizrachi is eliminated.
Michael Mizrachi is eliminated.

Michael Mizrachi raised to 100,000 from the small blind, and Mike Sexton called from the big. The flop fell {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades}, and Mizrachi led for 70,000. Sexton called.

The turn was the {5-Clubs}, and Mizrachi moved all in for 180,000. Sexton tanked for nearly a minute, then called.

"I've got nothing," Mizrachi sighed, flipping over {3-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

Sexton had {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a pair of jacks, and the {10-Hearts} completed the board, giving him Broadway and eliminating Mizrachi from the tournament.

Mike Sexton us 5,900,000 400,000
Michael Mizrachi us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Michael MizrachiMike Sexton

Salomon Pays Off Sexton's Set

Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

Mike Sexton raised to 100,000 from middle position and it folded to Rick Salomon who called from the small blind.

All three postflop streets went similarly, with Salomon check-calling Sexton each time. After the {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop, Salomon check-called a bet of 150,000 right away. After the {8-Diamonds} turn, Salomon checked and called a bet of 250,000, again without hesitation.

The river brought the {10-Clubs}. Salomon slapped the table with an open palm, indicating a check, and this time Sexton bet 400,000. Salomon paused a beat this time, then said "I call." Sexton quickly tabled {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for a set, and Salomon winced as he mucked.

Mike Sexton us 5,950,000 1,550,000
Rick Salomon us 3,100,000 -400,000

Märksõnad: Mike SextonRick Salomon

Shakerchi Moves All In

We didn't catch the action until the river on a board reading {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{K-Spades}{8-Spades}{J-Clubs}. There was around 1.1 million in the pot when Tobias Reinkemeier checked from the small blind and Talal Shakerchi moved all in for 1.2 million on the button.

Reinkemeier thought for about ten seconds and then released his hand. We took note because it marked the first time that we can recall a player had moved all in at the feature table.

Talal Shakerchi gb 2,500,000 500,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de 2,155,000 -1,025,000

Märksõnad: Tobias ReinkemeierTalal Shakerchi

Rast Over 10MM


Action folded to Brian Rast in the hijack seat and he raised to 85,000. Giovanni Guarascio made the call on the button and Frederic Banjout called from the big blind.

The flop came down {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and all three players checked to see the {6-Diamonds} pair the board on the turn. Banjout led for 200,000 and Rast called. Guarascio also called.

The river was the {A-Diamonds} and Banjout checked. Rast bet 525,000 and Guarascio folded. Banjout also folded and Rast scooped in the pot. He moved to over 10 million in chips.

Brian Rast us 10,750,000 3,100,000
Frederic Banjout 7,170,000 -405,000
Giovanni Guarascio 620,000 -760,000

Märksõnad: Brian RastGiovanni GuarascioFrederic Banjout

A Few for Rajkumar


Phil Ivey raised to 90,000 from the cutoff and got a single caller in Vivek Rajkumar in the small blind. The flop came {J-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, and Rajkumar checked. Ivey fired 125,000, and Rajkumar called. Both players then checked the {9-Hearts} turn and {Q-Spades} river.

Rajkumar turned over his hand, showing {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, and Ivey tossed his cards away.

Phil Ivey us 2,950,000 -260,000
Vivek Rajkumar in 2,400,000 200,000

Märksõnad: Phil IveyVivek Rajkumar

Scott Norwood

Chamath Palihapitiya claims to be out-kicked by Gus Hansen.
Chamath Palihapitiya claims to be out-kicked by Gus Hansen.

When we reached Table 411, Chamath Palihapitiya and Gus Hansen were heads up with the board reading {3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. Palihapitiya bet 150,000, and Hansen called.

The turn was the {7-Clubs}, and Palihapitiya led again - this time for 275,000. Hansen called.

The {q-Spades} completed the board, and Palihapitiya fired one last bullet worth 300,000. Hansen tanked for a bet before raising to 990,000, and Palihapitiya quickly called. Hansen tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for trip queens.

"Wow," Palihapitiya exclaimed. "What a terrible f***ing kicker. You got me notched. Nice hand, Gus."

Palihapitiya mucked, and Hansen pulled in the pot.

Gus Hansen dk 6,720,000 982,000
Chamath Palihapitiya 820,000 -1,415,000

Märksõnad: Chamath PalihapitiyaGus Hansen

Smirnov Over de Wolfe


Roland de Wolfe raised to 85,000 from the hijack seat, Paul Newey called from the cutoff, and Mikhail Smirnov called as well from the big blind. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and all three players checked.

The turn brought the {5-Spades} and a bet of 200,000 from Smirnov, and de Wolfe called without much hesitation. Newey let his hand go.

The river was the {A-Hearts}, and Smirnov — acting quickly always — pushed out a stack of 385,000, and de Wolfe called again right away. Smirnov rolled over {A-Spades}{7-Clubs} for aces up, and de Wolfe mucked.

Mikhail Smirnov ru 5,200,000 400,000
Roland De Wolfe gb 2,550,000 -280,000

Märksõnad: Mikhail SmirnovRoland de Wolfe