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

Hansen Having His Way


Four players saw a flop come {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}, and when it checked to Rick Salomon he fired 250,000. Gus Hansen then raised to 555,000 behind him, clearing out the others, and Salomon called. Both then checked down the {A-Diamonds} turn and {K-Diamonds} river.

Salomon tabled {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, at the sight of which Hansen said "I can beat that" as he showed {A-Spades}{9-Spades} and scooped the pot.

Soon after that one, Hansen was raising from the cutoff to 72,000 and Michael Mizrachi reraised to 201,000 from the button. It folded back to Hansen who called, and the flop came {7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Hansen checked, and Mizrachi checked behind. The turn was the {4-Hearts}. This time Hansen bet 202,000, and Mizrachi called.

The river brought the {2-Spades} and a couple of checks. Hansen tabled {6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for treys and deuces, and Mizrachi folded.

Gus Hansen dk 5,600,000 1,300,000
Rick Salomon us 3,200,000 -450,000
Michael Mizrachi us 640,000 -610,000

Märksõnad: Gus HansenMichael MizrachiRick Salomon

Smirnov Ice


Tom Dwan opened to 76,000 from the button, Mikhail Smirnov three-bet to 300,000 from the big blind, and Dwan called. The flop came down {3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, and both players checked.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds}, and Smirnov grabbed a twenty-stack of green T25,000 chips, betting 500,000. Dwan tank folded, and Smirnov raked in the pot.

Mikhail Smirnov ru 4,100,000 680,000
Tom Dwan us 3,190,000 850,000

Märksõnad: Tom DwanMikhail Smirnov

Stacked Table 391


Table 391 in the middle of the outer section of the tournament is currently loaded with names. It's almost as if this table was hand-picked with superstars.

Below is a table with the current seat order of the players and some of their accomplishments in poker. Needless to say, it is absolutely stacked.

SeatPlayerLifetime EarningsWSOP BraceletsWPT Titles
1Vivek Rajkumar$4,315,71501
2Tom Marchese$3,813,86801
3Antonio Esfandiari$4,899,15512
4Noah Schwartz$2,513,81700
5Ben Lamb$6,586,35710
6Jason Mercier$7,770,29120
7Phil Ivey$16,691,41581
8Eugene Katchalov$7,127,35411

Here's what Jason Mercier had to say about the table on Twitter:

The updated chip counts for the table can be found below.

Antonio Esfandiari us 5,800,000 30,000
Tom Marchese us 4,680,000 1,280,000
Ben Lamb us 4,400,000 -250,000
Jason Mercier us 4,300,000 595,000
Phil Ivey us 2,665,000 -485,000
Vivek Rajkumar in 2,660,000 -140,000
Noah Schwartz us 2,000,000 -950,000
Eugene Katchalov ua 1,105,000 368,000

Dwan Keeps His Seat

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

Roland de Wolfe raised to 60,000 from early position, then Tom Dwan reraised to 190,000 from the hijack seat. It folded to the small blind where John Morgan called the reraise, and de Wolfe stepped aside.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}, and Morgan quickly fired four lavender chips for a bet of 400,000. Dwan wasted no time declaring he was all in, the raise being to 940,000. Morgan sat quietly for a moment, then said he was calling.

Morgan: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Dwan: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

"Well, you have my blockers," said Morgan as he stood to watch the rest of the hand play out. The dealer then burned a card and delivered the {A-Clubs} turn, putting Morgan ahead of Dwan's kings.

At the sight of that card, Dwan leaned forward and had already begun to rise from his seat when the river fell… the {10-Clubs}, giving Dwan a saving straight!

"You had one foot in the car," someone said to Dwan. He grinned sheepishly, eyebrows raised, as he sat back down. "More than that," he responded.

John Morgan us 3,160,000 -1,840,000
Tom Dwan us 2,340,000 1,140,000

Märksõnad: John MorganTom Dwan

Voulgaris vs. Reinkemeier

Tobias Reinkemeier raised to 70,000 from early position and was called by Phil Ruffin in middle position. Haralabos Voulgaris was in the cutoff and decided it was a good time to raise to 190,000, which only Voulgaris called.

When the flop fell {2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, Reinkemeier checked and Voulgaris fired out 275,000. It proved enough as Reinkemeier, who was preoccupied getting a complimentary massage (one of the perks of playing in a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament), simply folded his hand.

Tobias Reinkemeier de 4,800,000 -200,000
Haralabos Voulgaris ca 1,950,000 150,000

Märksõnad: Tobias ReinkemeierPhil RuffinHaralabos Voulgaris

Schwartz Takes One from Mercier

[user101598] • Tase 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz

Antonio Esfandiari opened to 75,000 from the cutoff seat, Noah Schwartz called on the button, and Jason Mercier three-bet to 228,000 from the big blind. Esfandiari released, and Schwartz four-bet to 484,000. Mercier called.

The dealer fanned {3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, and Mercier checked. Schwartz fired out a bet, and Mercier relased.

Schwartz mucked, showing only the {a-Spades}.

Märksõnad: Jason MercierNoah Schwartz

Mizrachi Calls Down Hansen


Gus Hansen led out for 78,000 with the board reading {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Michael Mizrachi called, and the turn brought the {7-Hearts}. Hansen fired another 202,000, and Mizrachi instantly grabbed two towers of orange T5,000 chips, and called.

The river was another deuce - the {2-Spades} - and both players checked.

"Two pair," Mizrachi announced, tabling {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}.

"That's good," Hansen announced, re-checking his cards one last time before mucking.

Gus Hansen dk 4,300,000 -260,000
Michael Mizrachi us 1,250,000 260,000

Märksõnad: Gus HansenMichael Mizrachi

Katz Back Up to Starting Stack

Action folded to Cary Katz in the small blind and he limped, prompting Tobias Reinkemeier to raised to 80,000 from the big blind. Katz made the call and then checked dark headed to the flop, which came down {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

Reinkemeier proceeded to bet 85,000, Katz called, and then the latter check-called a bet of 275,000 on the {a-Diamonds} turn. Both players checked the {Q-Diamonds} river, and Katz rolled over {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trips.

We didn't get a clear look at Reinkemeier's cards, but it appeared he held {K-Spades}{J-Spades} for a missed flush draw.

Meanwhile, Talal Shakerchi has joined the lineup here on the feature table.

Cary Katz us 3,000,000 250,000

Märksõnad: Cary KatzTalal ShakerchiTobias Reinkemeier