2013 World Series of Poker

Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
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2013 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
250,000 / 500,000

Brandon Steven Leads as 108 Advance to Day 2

Nivel 10 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven

The 2013 World Series of Poker continued today with the biggest buy-in event of the summer—Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em. Last year, the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop became the largest buy-in tournament ever held, and this year’s became the largest field ever to play a six-figure buy-in event as 166 players created a prize pool of $17,891,148. After ten one-hour levels of play, the man best positioned to make a run at the $4,830,619 first-place prize is Brandon Steven, who bagged up 1.398 million to lead the 108 advancing players.

Steven got some of his chips when he eliminated LAPC champ Paul Klann and then acquired even more in Level 8 (1,500/3,000/500) when he spiked a two-outer on the river to crack Tom "durrrr" Dwan's aces and send the online legend to the rail. In the last level of the night, he was on the good end of a set-over-set flop against Roger Sippl, which helped him solidify his chip lead.

Prior to today, the largest field size and prize pool in a six-figure buy-in event was the 2013 GuangDong Ltd. Asia Millions HK$1,000,000 (approx. $130,000) Main Event which had 125 entries (71 unique and 54 re-entries). Obviously that number was blown out of the water here in Las Vegas.

Many players took advantage of playing in the record-setting tournament and managed to punch their ticket to Day 2 including Tobias Reinkemeier (1.225 million), Dan Shak (999,000), Jason Mo (975,000), Ben Lamb (855,000), Matt Glantz (854,000), Bobby Baldwin (839,000), Daniel Negreanu (785,000), John Juanda (720,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (719,000), Vivek Rajkumar (674,000), Johnny Chan (655,000) and Jason Koon (644,000), just to name a few.

Unfortunately not everyone was so lucky. Among those to hit the rail on Day 1 were Alexey Rybin (the first to go), Sam Trickett, Isaac Haxton, Philipp Gruissem, Dan Smith, Michael Mizrachi, Bryn Kenney, Erick Lindgren, Ben "bttech86" Tollerene, Phil Ivey, Faraz Jaka and Scott Seiver.

Seiver’s demise came in Level 9 (2,000/4,000/500) when he was flipping for his tournament life holding the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Amit Makhija. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Seiver had a 56.65% chance of surviving the hand and Makhija would win 42.95% of the time. The {4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop kept Seiver firmly in the lead and increased his chances of winning to 75.25%, while the {3-Clubs} turn pushed it up to 86.36%. All Seiver needed to do was dodge a king and ace on the river to double, but he couldn't do it as the {K-Hearts} spiked.

Day 2 will kick off at 13:00 PST, and as always, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the action and eliminations from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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