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

Rast Folds To Hellmuth's River Bet


From the small blind Brian Rast raised to 640,000 and Phil Hellmuth defended his big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{7-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds} and Hellmuth bet 700,000, Rast called. The river was the {5-Diamonds} and Hellmuth bet 1.6 million. Rast tanked for a bit and folded giving Hellmuth some more chips to work with.

Brian Rast us 15,300,000 -2,200,000
Phil Hellmuth us 8,300,000 2,620,000

Märksõnad: Phil HellmuthBrian Rast

Just 12 Left; Esfandiari Busts Marchese

Tom Marchese
Tom Marchese

From the cutoff Antonio Esfandiari raised it up to 500,000 and Tom Marchese pushed all in from the small blind. The total bet was 2,495,000 and Esfandiari made the call.

Marchese showed {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and Esfandiari was ahead with {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. The board ran out {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Marchese walked away empty handed.

We are down to two six-handed tables. We will combine to one table when there are ten players remaining.

Antonio Esfandiari us 33,000,000 3,050,000
Tom Marchese us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Antonio EsfandiariTom Marchese

Esfandiari Makes Banjout Disappear

Frederic Banjout
Frederic Banjout

Frederic Banjout was all in preflop for his last four million or so with the {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Although his pair was big, Antonio Esfandiari held a bigger one with the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} and Esfandiari stayed in front. The turn was the {K-Clubs} and Banjout was down to one card needing a ten. The river completed the board with the {2-Hearts} and that was it. Esfandiari eliminated Banjout in 14th place and moved to just about 30 million in chips.

Antonio Esfandiari us 29,950,000 3,750,000
Frederic Banjout Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Antonio EsfandiariFrederic Banjout

Finally One For Marchese


Tom Marchese has been one of the short stacks in this event for quite some time now, and he just won a rare pot. Marchese pushed all in for 2,255,000 from the hijack, and his opponents all folded.

Marchese picked up some much needed chips, but he's still in need of a double up in order to feel a bit more comfortable.

Tom Marchese us 2,845,000 445,000

Märksõnad: Tom Marchese

Steven Check-Raises and Folds Top Pair Against Trickett


From middle position, Sam Trickett raised to 500,000. Brandon Steven made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Steven checked and Trickett bet 500,000. Steven check-raised to 1.125 million and Trickett reraised all in. Steven tanked and then folded, showing the {Q-Hearts} as he laid his hand down. Trickett didn't show and won the pot.

Sam Trickett gb 26,000,000 4,000,000
Brandon Steven us 2,130,000 -2,150,000

Märksõnad: Brandon StevenSam Trickett

Down to 14; Mike Sexton Busts Roland De Wolfe


Under the gun plus one Roland De Wolfe decided to limp and Mike Sexton called in middle position. Richard Yong called from the cutoff and Frederic Banjout completed from the small blind. David Einhorn was in the big blind and he checked.

The flop came down {5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and it was checked to De Wolfe who bet 800,000. Sexton decided to raise it up to 2.5 million and the other players folded to De Wolfe who pushed for 4.2 million. Sexton called.

De Wolfe showed {J-Spades}{10-Spades} and was in very bad shape against Sexton's {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. The turn was the {3-Spades}, and the river the {9-Diamonds} eliminating De Wolfe.

Mike Sexton us 11,300,000 5,300,000
Roland De Wolfe gb Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Roland De WolfeMike Sexton

Hellmuth Doubles Through Bulychev

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Twelve-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth raised to 700,000 from under the gun and action folded to Ilya Bulychev in the small blind. He moved all in and Hellmuth made the call to put himself at risk. Hellmuth was all in for 2.58 million total.

Bulychev: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Hellmuth: {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

A board of {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} kept Hellmuth in the lead and doubled up back over 5.5 million. Bulychev was knocked all the way down to a little over one million.

Phil Hellmuth us 5,680,000 3,280,000
Ilya Bulychev ru 1,120,000 -3,330,000

Märksõnad: Ilya BulychevPhil Hellmuth

Hellmuth Drops Down


From the cutoff Phil Hellmuth raised it up to 500,000 and Brandon Steven moved all in for 1,820,000 from the button. Hellmuth called.

Phil Hellmuth{A-Spades}{J-Spades}
Brandon Steven{A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Steven doubled up. Hellmuth was knocked down to just 1.8 million after this hand, but winning the blinds and antes on the next hand got him some chips back.

Brandon Steven us 4,280,000 2,030,000
Phil Hellmuth us 2,400,000 -1,900,000

Märksõnad: Phil HellmuthBrandon Steven