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

The First One Goes To Hellmuth


Under the gun Phil Hellmuth raised on the first hand on the last table in this event. He made it 800,000 and David Einhorn called from the button. Brian Rast was on the big blind and he called as well.

The flop came down {6-Spades}{K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and all three players checked. The turn was the {8-Hearts} and both Rast and Einhorn folded to Hellmuth's 1,000,000-chip bet.

Brian Rast us 12,400,000 -800,000
Phil Hellmuth us 9,400,000 1,200,000
David Einhorn us 7,200,000 -825,000

Märksõnad: Phil HellmuthBrian RastDavid Einhorn

Play On

[user20283] • Tase 18: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante

The cards are back in the air and we need to lose just one more player before the money bubble bursts.

Here Comes the Largest Bubble in Poker History

[user68268] • Tase 18: 150,000-300,000, 50,000 ante
1Guy Laliberté
2Brian Rast
3Phil Hellmuth
4Antonio Esfandiari
5Mike Sexton
6Bobby Baldwin
7Ilya Bulychev
8Sam Trickett
9Richard Yong
10David Einhorn

Trickett Takes Out Gruissem; Just Ten Remain

Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

Sam Trickett just raised from the cutoff to 600,000, and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 1,350,000 from the button. After both blinds folded Trickett moved all in, and Gruissem called off for a total of 7.2 million chips.

Trickett turned over {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and was ahead in this coin flip as Gruissem turned over {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

The board ran out {K-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, and Gruissem got knocked out in 11th place.

There will be a redraw for a table of ten, and the money bubble has begun!

Sam Trickett gb 37,000,000 9,800,000
Philipp Gruissem de Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Philipp GruissemSam Trickett

Stacks Update

[user20283] • Tase 17: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante
NameChip CountsBig Blinds
Antonio Esfandiari33,125,000110
Sam Trickett27,200,00090
Guy Laliberté19,700,00065
Brian Rast13,200,00044
Mike Sexton9,900,00033
Philipp Gruissem8,500,00028
Phil Hellmuth8,200,00027
David Einhorn8,025,00026
Richard Yong7,500,00025
Bobby Baldwin7,425,00024
Ilya Bulychev3,125,00010


[user20283] • Tase 17: 120,000-240,000, 40,000 ante

We will resume in 20 minutes.

Bulychev Cracks Rast's Aces on the River


Even after this double up Ilya Bulychev finds himself at the bottom of the chip counts, but the Russian is still in contention.

From the cutoff Bulychev moved all in for 1.1 million and Brian Rast called from the button. Sam Trickett called from the big blind and three-way they went to the flop.

The flop came down {Q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and Rast bet 1.5 million, Trickett folded.

Bulychev showed {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Rast had {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. The turn was the {9-Diamonds}, which didn't help Bulychev, but the river gave him trips when the {J-Diamonds} hit. Bulychev stays alive and there are still 12 players remaining.

Brian Rast us 14,100,000 -1,200,000
Ilya Bulychev ru 2,400,000 660,000

Märksõnad: Brian RastIlya Bulychev

Steven Eliminated in 12th Place

Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven

Brandon Steven moved all in for 1.57 million from the button after play folded his way. Sam Trickett made the called from the small blind and Philipp Gruissem folded from the big blind. Trickett tabled the {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}, but was behind the {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for Steven.

On the {4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop, Steven's ace high stayed in front as he was looking to double up. The turn brought the {9-Spades} and Steven added a pair of nines to hold two pair, although it didn't change anything as Trickett was still looking for a king or a jack.

The river completed the board with the {J-Clubs} and Trickett had spiked a jack to win the pot. Steven couldn't believe it and his head snapped away from the table as he was pained to see what had fallen.

Steven took a few seconds to gather himself, returned to the table and shook everyone's hand, a true class-act maneuver.

Sam Trickett gb 27,150,000 2,150,000
Brandon Steven us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Brandon StevenSam Trickett