Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
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Trouble For Schwartz

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Noah Schwartz raised it up from the hijack to 125,000, and Richard Yong three-bet to 300,000 from the cutoff. Schwartz called.

The flop came down {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Schwartz checked. Yong threw out a 300,000 chip bet, and Schwartz decided to raise it up to 915,000.

Schwartz's check-raise didn't work out as Yong moved all in. Schwartz didn't call and left himself with 1.7 million chips. After this he lost another hand knocking him down to under a million. Schwartz is now one of the short stacks.

Richard Yong my 4,450,000 1,020,000
Noah Schwartz us 900,000 -2,220,000

Märksõnad: Noah SchwartzRichard Yong

"Perky Is Alive!"

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Bill Perkins was all in preflop for 795,000 with the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} against the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for Tom Dwan.

"At least if I lose, I can tell a bad beat story," Perkins said with a smile.

The dealer ran out the {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop and Perkins noticed Dwan had a diamond in his hand. "Holy sh*t, he has diamonds!" he yelled.

The turn was the {10-Hearts} and river the {9-Clubs}, both missing Dwan and giving Perkins the double up.

Perkins jumped out of his chair, hands high in the air and started singing at the top of his lungs. He went over and celebrated with his rail before coming back to his seat to collect the pot. "Perky is alive! Perky is alive!" he chanted when he sat back down.

Tom Dwan us 2,800,000 -810,000
Bill Perkins us 1,550,000 665,000

Märksõnad: Bill PerkinsTom Dwan

Laliberté Gets Dwan Talking

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Tom Dwan raised it up from early position to 130,000 and Mikhail Smirnov called from the cutoff. Guy Laliberté was in the big blind and he put in the extra chips as well.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}, and Laliberté lead out for 255,000. Dwan made the call, after which Smirov folded his cards. Heads up we went to the turn.

The turn was the {4-Spades}, and Laliberté fired out 405,000. Dwan called once more.

On the river the {7-Clubs} popped up and Laliberté threw out another 610,000 chips. At this point Dwan went into the tank and starting whistling and said he was not raising. After a while he opted to lay his hand down and Laliberté mucked his cards.

"I would've paid to see that one, but I only have $25,000 chips in my pocket," Dwan said after Laliberté started stacking his chips.

"Well, any donation helps," Laliberté said to Dwan who was left with 3.61 million chips.

Guy Laliberté ca 7,200,000 1,060,000
Tom Dwan us 3,610,000 -790,000

Märksõnad: Guy LalibertéTom DwanMikhail Smirnov

Galfond Triples Up

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Guy Laliberté raised to 115,000 from under the gun and Phil Galfond reraised all in for 440,000 from the next seat. Tom Dwan made the call in the hijack seat and action folded back to Laliberté. He also called and Galfond had a chance to triple up.

The flop came down {J-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades} with Laliberté and Dwan still active. They both checked. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and they both checked again. The river was the {8-Hearts} and both checked again.

Dwan showed the {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and Laliberté the {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. Galfond tabled the {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for a set of eights and tripled up.

Guy Laliberté ca 6,140,000 -415,000
Tom Dwan us 4,400,000 -410,000
Phil Galfond us 1,420,000 975,000

Märksõnad: Guy LalibertéPhil GalfondTom Dwan

First Hand; Chamath Palihapitiya Busts

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Chamath Palihapitiya on Day 1
Chamath Palihapitiya on Day 1

John Morgan was under the gun on the first hand of play, and he opted to raise to 105,000. The action was folded around to Frederic Banjout who made the call from the big blind. One of the tournament short stacks, Chamath Palihapitiya, was in the big blind and he moved all in for a total of 630,000.

A high pressure situation developed right at the start of the day, and after some tanking Morgan made the call. Banjout contemplated making a move as well, but after a good ten seconds he kicked his cards into the pot.

"Wow what a start!" Morgan said as the cards were flipped up.

John Morgan{A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Chamath Palihapitiya{K-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The flop came down {10-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Morgan said, "Look at that," as he was hoping for his hand to hold up.

The turn was the {8-Hearts}, and the river the {3-Diamonds} ending Palihapitiya's tournament in 37th place.

"Good game buddy," Morgan said to Palihapitiya who shook his opponents hands before leaving the tournament area.

Frederic Banjout 6,950,000 -120,000
John Morgan us 2,750,000 750,000
Chamath Palihapitiya Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Chamath PalihapitiyaFrederic BanjoutJohn Morgan

Let's Go!

[user20283] • Tase 10: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The cards are back in the air for the second day of play!

Tase:
10
Blindid:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

Rast Leads The Remaining 37 Players

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Brian Rast
Brian Rast

Welcome to PokerNews' coverage of Day 2 of the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. A field of 48 players is down to just 37 and play today will commence until we reach a final table of nine players, each of whom will be guaranteed $1,109,333. However, this group of elite players and personalities have their eyes set on the World Series of Poker bracelet and the first-place prize of $18,346,673.

After nine levels on Day 1, Brian Rast emerged with the chip lead. He bagged up a stack of 10,710,000 and following him is Phil Hellmuth with 8,395,000. The 11 players who busted yesterday were Justin Smith, Andrew Robl, Jens Kyllönen, Jonathan Duhamel, Paul Phua, Erik Seidel, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Nick Schulman, Eugene Katchalov, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Giovanni Guarascio.

Here is the complete Day 2 table and seat draw:

SeatPlayerCount
 Table 445 
1Frederic Banjout7,070,000
2Chamath Palihapitiya635,000
3John Morgan2,000,000
4Ilya Bulychev1,880,000
5Paul Newey3,225,000
6Mike Sexton5,740,000
7Vivek Rajkumar1,270,000
8--Empty--N/A
   
 Table 446 
1Cary Katz2,785,000
2Bill Perkins885,000
3Guy Laliberté6,555,000
4Phil Galfond445,000
5Tom Dwan4,810,000
6Daniel Negreanu470,000
7Mikhail Smirnov4,680,000
8--Empty--N/A
   
 Table 447 
1Tobias Reinkemeier1,220,000
2Noah Schwartz3,120,000
3Richard Yong3,430,000
4Bob Bright3,880,000
5Jason Mercier4,210,000
6Roland De Wolfe2,960,000
7David Einhorn3,795,000
8Phil Ruffin3,750,000
   
 Table 448 
1Gus Hansen6,800,000
2Haralabos Voulgaris2,250,000
3Brian Rast10,710,000
4Philipp Gruissem3,600,000
5Bobby Baldwin4,225,000
6Rick Salomon3,285,000
7Phil Ivey2,840,000
8Phil Hellmuth8,395,000
   
 Table 449 
1Antonio Esfandiari6,880,000
2Sam Trickett6,700,000
3Dan Shak3,190,000
4Tom Marchese3,740,000
5Brandon Steven4,770,000
6Ben Lamb5,770,000
7Talal Shankerchi2,760,000
8--Empty--N/A

The cards are set to be at 12:00 PM local time, about 10 minutes from now, so be sure to keep it here throughout the day for all of the live updates as we reach the final table!

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

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Table 445

SeatPlayerCount
1Frederic Banjout7,070,000
2Chamath Palihapitiya635,000
3John Morgan2,000,000
4Ilya Bulychev1,880,000
5Paul Newey3,225,000
6Mike Sexton5,740,000
7Vivek Rajkumar1,270,000
8--Empty--N/A

Table 446

SeatPlayerCount
1Cary Katz2,785,000
2Bill Perkins885,000
3Guy Laliberté6,555,000
4Phil Galfond445,000
5Tom Dwan4,810,000
6Daniel Negreanu470,000
7Mikhail Smirnov4,680,000
8--Empty--N/A

Table 447

SeatPlayerCount
1Tobias Reinkemeier1,220,000
2Noah Schwartz3,120,000
3Richard Yong3,430,000
4Robert Bright3,880,000
5Jason Mercier4,210,000
6Roland De Wolfe2,960,000
7David Einhorn3,795,000
8Phil Ruffin3,750,000

Table 448

SeatPlayerCount
1Gus Hansen6,800,000
2Haralabos Voulgaris2,250,000
3Brian Rast10,710,000
4Philipp Gruissem3,600,000
5Bobby Baldwin4,225,000
6Rick Salomon3,285,000
7Phil Ivey2,840,000
8Phil Hellmuth8,395,000

Table 449

SeatPlayerCount
1Antonio Esfandiari6,880,000
2Sam Trickett6,700,000
3Dan Shak3,190,000
4Tom Marchese3,740,000
5Brandon Steven4,770,000
6Ben Lamb5,770,000
7Talal Shankerchi2,760,000
8--Empty--N/A
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
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