Event 47: One Drop High Roller - Live Updates

Day 2 Live Updates

06/28/2013 (1 year ago)

$111k One Drop: No Money Yet; Martin Jacobson Leads Final 26

0095 Martin Jacobson and Antonio Esfandiari
Martin Jacobson (left) leads, with Antonio not far behind.

There was a bit of controversy at the end of the night in the $111,111 One Drop High Roller event as play ended with 26 players remaining -- but only 24 will get paid.

Most of the players were vocal about their desire to keep playing, but the WSOP staff stuck to their earlier announcement that unless they were on the actual Money Bubble (25 left), they'd stop for the night.

So two of these players will earn $0, while the other 24 will be guaranteed at least $173,723. And most of the eyes are on the first prize worth more than $4.8 million.

Here are the official end-of-day chip counts, with the blinds increasing to 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante:

1.  Martin Jacobson  -  3,255,000  (54 bb)
2.  Connor Drinan  -  3,250,000  (54 bb)
3.  Brandon Steven  -  3,140,000  (52 bb)
4.  Matt Glantz  -  3,005,000  (50 bb)
5.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  2,970,000  (49 bb)
6.  Martin Finger  -  2,910,000  (48 bb)
7.  Bill Perkins  -  2,750,000  (45 bb)
8.  Chris Klodnicki  -  2,570,000  (42 bb)
9.  Olivier Busquet  -  2,275,000  (37 bb)
10.  Nick Schulman  -  1,940,000  (32 bb)
11.  Farshad Fardad  -  1,900,000  (31 bb)
12.  Phil Laak  -  1,760,000  (29 bb)
13.  Anthony Gregg  -  1,750,000  (29 bb)
14.  Richard Fullerton  -  1,705,000  (28 bb)
15.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  1,575,000  (26 bb)
16.  Lawrence Greenberg  -  1,565,000  (26 bb)
17.  Blake Bohn  -  1,375,000  (22 bb)
18.  Steve Gross  -  1,270,000  (21 bb)
19.  Haralabos Voulgaris  -  1,240,000  (20 bb)
20.  Shaun Deeb  -  1,215,000  (20 bb)
21.   Yevgeniy Timoshenko  -  1,205,000  (20 bb)
22.  Jason Koon  -  1,195,000  (19 bb)
23.  Daniel Alaei  -  1,140,000  (19 bb)
24.  Dan Shak  -  1,020,000  (17 bb)
25.  Jeremy Ausmus  -  995,000  (16 bb)
26.  Mike Sexton  -  740,000  (12 bb)

Last year's One Drop champion, Antonio Esfandiari, is still alive and fifth in chips. He would really distance himself from the rest of the poker world on the all-time money winners' list if he went back-to-back in One Drop High Rollers.

 

Follow-the-Chips: Phil Laak

Our Follow-the-Chips player, Phil Laak, had an inauspicious start on Day 2, oversleeping until his friend Antonio Esfandiari called him to wake him up after the tournament began.

So Laak arrived 30 minutes late.

Laak was having trouble building momentum, and spent most of the day on the bottom half of the leaderboard.

But Laak went on a rush after the dinner break in Level 18, building his stack from about 360,000 to more than 2.6 million.

Laak tapered off from that high point to finish 12th in chips with 1.76 million.

 

Day 3 Starts at 1:00 pm PT

The original goal was to crown a champion in this event on Day 3, but with 26 players remaining, that seems unlikely.

Regardless of what happens, action will resume on Friday at 1:00 pm PT, and the first order of business will be to burst the Money Bubble.

Return to PokerListings.com for continuing coverage as the remaining 26 players battle it out for a $4.8 million first prize.

Average Stack
1,915,385
Players Left
26
06/28/2013 (1 year ago)

Non-Bubble Bubble Report

Antonio Esfandiari
"What are bubble?"

Play slowed considerably after we got down to 27 players.

The official bubble and hand-for-hand wouldn't start until we hit 25 players, but there were inklings of bubble mentality.

Players were kneeling on their chairs and pacing around the room. There was a general, jovial attitude when cards were being shuffled, but things would go quiet when dealers announced an all-in.

Chips would stop riffling and players and media would swoop in on the table, hoping for another poker carcass.

Bubble Confusion

It was during that time that the floor grabbed the microphone and announced that we'd be playing one more level tonight, possibly.

"If we get down to 25 players, we'll keep going until we break the bubble," said tournament director Bob Smith.

"What?" Asked Antonio Esfandiari. "Why?"

The TD explained himself again but Esfandiari still didn't understand.

"Why 25? Why wouldn't we just end it?"

"'What's a bubble?'" Shaun Deeb said, impersonating Esfandiari from another table. "He just wants to know when he'll win this tournament."

There were several laughs but Esfandiari's confusion didn't subside.

After asking the tournament director a few more times, Bob Smith finally found an answer for Esfandiari.

"We hit the money at 24," Smith said. "We don't want one person to come back and have to bust outside of the money tomorrow."

Esfandiari nodded and we had an all-in.

Double Double, Animal Style

"I don't fare too well with races," Mike Sexton said.

Sexton was all-in with 9 9 against Daniel Alaei's K Q. The board came 6 3 5 2 5 and Sexton doubled up to about 1 million.

"You wouldn't want to bubble twice," Esfandiari said to Sexton. "That would be something huh, bubbling the One Drop twice."

"I made the money," Sexton said. "$1 million, just didn't make the TV table."

Once again, Esfandiari had some misunderstandings with the bubble. Last year, Sexton just made the money and finished 9th in the One Drop event for $1,109,333.

The only other player still in the field who cashed last year is Esfandiari himself. 

After Sexton's double up, we had a few river saves.

Nick Schulman went all-in with A J against Hyong Chae's A Q. The 7 8 3 2 board was looking slim for Schulman, but then a J came on the river to double him up to 1.8 million.

Then Jason Koon was at risk. Koon moved all-in and got called by the very vocal Bill Perkins.

Koon showed T T and Perkins turned over A J. The flop came K 9 Q and an A came on the turn.

Perkins started celebrating and screamed, "Leroy Jenkins," after a J came on the river. Perkins celebrated while other players, the media and rail stared at him, waiting for him to realize that Koon doubled up.

"He hit the straight," somebody said.

"Oh man," Perkins said, grabbing his head with both hands.

"If I would've busted to anyone I'd want it to be you," Koon said to Perkins. "You're good for the game. Sure, $4 million would've been nice but you know, life's good either way."

Koon nonchalantly doubled up 1.2 million while Perkins still had 2.3 million.

Then Tony Gregg doubled up with kings against Haralabos Voulgaris queens.

Day 2 Ends

We finally got down to 26 players when Matt Glantz knocked out Hyoung Chae. Chae had kings and Glantz turned over ace-jack. Glantz hit an ace on the river and we were down to 26.

The tournament ticked into the next level and play stopped. WSOP staff called Jack Effel and the big man said to bag and tag for the night.

The bubble won't burst quite yet so come back for coverage from Day 3 of the One Drop.

Average Stack
1,915,385
Players Left
26
06/28/2013 (1 year ago)

Vivek Out in 29th; Phil Laak Still Strong

Vivek Rajkumar
Vivek Rajkumar had the table chip lead at the dinner break.

When the field returned from the last break of the day, our Follow-the-Chips player, Phil Laak, was sixth on the leaderboard with 2.64 million in chips.

That was a major turnaround from the level before, when Laak was in shove-or-fold mode with just 360,000.

There wasn't much change for Laak this level, as he only played three out of 24 hands at his table, investing less than three big blinds each time.

 

Vivek Rajkumar Eliminated by Haralabos Voulgaris

Vivek Rajkumar wasn't quite so lucky. He was the table chipleader not that long ago, but the times have changed.

Rajkumar raised big from UTG+1, putting most of his chips into the pot but technically not all in. Haralabos Voulgaris reraised from the button, and Rajkumar called with A 7.

Voulgaris turned over 8 8, and Rajkumar would need to improve to stay alive.

The board came K K 8 4 9, and Voulgaris flopped a full house, eights full of kings, to eliminate Rajkumar in 29th place.

Haralabos Voulgaris  -  1,800,000  (36 bb)
Vivek Rajkumar  -  Eliminated

 

No More World Champions

While this has been a field packed with talent, it's interesting to note that there are no WSOP Main Event champions remaining in the field.

Not even if you count WSOP-APAC or WSOP Europe, though Daniel Negreanu and John Juanda did make it pretty deep today.

In fact, there is only one player left in the field who has even made it to the final table of the WSOP Main Event -- Jeremy Ausmus, who finished fifth last year.

Two other players still alive in the field got close to that Main Event final table. Brandon Steven bubbled in 10th place in 2010, and Mike Sexton finished 12th back in 2000.

 

Updated Leaderboard

With 28 players remaining, the Money Bubble will begin when three more players bust. Here's a look at the leaderboard, courtesy of WSOP.com:

1.  Martin Finger  -  3,740,000  (74 bb)
2.  Bill Perkins  -  3,150,000  (63 bb)
3.  Olivier Busquet  -  3,025,000  (60 bb)
4.  Andrew Lichtenberger  -  2,700,000  (54 bb)
5.  Martin Jacobson  -  2,570,000  (51 bb)
6.  Phil Laak  -  2,560,000  (51 bb)
7.  Brandon Steven  -  2,170,000  (43 bb)
8.  Richard Fullerton  -  2,110,000  (42 bb)
9.  Chris Klodnicki  -  2,080,000  (41 bb)
10.  Connor Drinan  -  2,050,000  (41 bb)

Average Stack
1,778,572
Players Left
28
06/28/2013 (1 year ago)

Laak Skyrockets

Phil Laak
Phil Laak, stacked and dangerous.

Phil Laak was short. Then he wasn't.

Laak went from being one of the tournament short stacks to being third in chips in just one level.

Last time we left you, Laak was down to 360,000, or about 12 big blinds. The next level was quickly approaching and Laak was in need of a double up.

He got it. 

Haralabos Voulagaris raised to 55,000 from the cutoff and action folded to Laak on the small blind. Laak looked at his chips and then pushed them all-in.

Voulagaris asked to pull his bet in. Laak's all-in would cost Voulagaris another 269,000.

Voulagaris called and turned over A 8 to Laak's K J.

Laak was behind, but the J 9 2 flop but him in the lead. The 8 came on the turn and then the river brought a J to give Laak trips and the double up.

Armed with a stack of about 680,000, Laak had some more space to maneuver.

Laak took down the blinds and antes by raising to 64,000 from early position and then won another big pot.

Laak Takes One Out

Daniel Negreanu was on the hijack and Laak was on the cutoff. The two got it all-in preflop and Negreanu turned over A K to Laak's 9 9.

Players were almost even in chips and were flipping for One Drop livelihood. The board ran T 8 6 T 4 and the dealer started counting out Laak's stack.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu, One Drop dropout.
 

"I'm out," Negreanu said when the dealer reached the 600,000 mark.

Negreanu was already out the door and roaming down the secret passages of the Rio while Laak was still racking up his chips.

In just under 20 minutes, Laak went from about 360,000 to 1.35 million.

Then he doubled up again.

 

Laak Hits Again

Andrew Lichtenberger raised from the hijack to 65,000 and was called by Laak on the button and Jason Mo in the big blind.

The flop came 7 6 3 and Mo and Lichtenberger checked. Laak tossed out 155,000 and only Mo came along.

Mo checked the 9 turn. Laak made a motion to ask the dealer to spread the pot before putting in a healthy bet of 456,000.

Mo moved all-in for a little over a min-raise and Laak snap called saying, “I have the nuts.”

He turned over T 8 for the turned straight. Mo had flopped a straight with 5 4 but was now looking for a spade.

The T was no good for Mo and he was chipped down to 250,000 while Laak has moved in third place on the leaderboard with 2,667,000.

Average Stack
1,606,452
Players Left
31
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Gus Hansen Busts; Phil Laak Short

Gus Hansen
King-queen was no good for Gus Hansen.

When the field returned from dinner in Event #47 ($111,111 One Drop High Roller), there were 48 players remaining, but only 24 of them would get paid.

Would four one-hour levels this evening be enough to burst the Money Bubble? The math suggests that it'll happen, but with $173,723 separating 24th place from 25th, the field will likely tighten up considerably.

 

Haralabos and Lucky Chewy Take Gus Hansen's Chips

In the fourth hand after the dinner break, Haralabos Voulgaris raised from middle position, Gus Hansen called from the button, and Vivek Rajkumar called from the big blind.

The flop came Q 8 3, Rajkumar checked, Voulgaris bet 78,000, and Hansen raised to 182,000. Rajkumar folded, and Voulgaris moved all in for 645,000.

Hansen asked for an exact count and tanked for a while before he called with K Q for a pair of queens. But Voulgaris turned over A A for an overpair.

The turn was the 3, the river was the 6, and the pocket aces held up for Voulgaris to win the pot and double up in chips -- nearly crippling Hansen in the process.

Haralabos Voulgaris  -  1,200,000  (50 bb)
Gus Hansen  -  250,000  (10 bb)

The next hand, Daniel Negreanu raised from middle position, and Phil Laak moved all in from the hijack. Negreanu folded K Q face up, and Hansen said, "You saw how much I lost with it?"

About 10 hands later, Hansen got it all in preflop from the hijack with A 4 against Andrew Lichtenberger in the big blind with K 10.

The board came 8 8 5 2 K, and Lichtenberger paired his king on the river to win the pot and send Gus Hansen to the rail.

Gus Hansen  -  Eliminated

 

Phil Laak
It's make-or-break time for Phil Laak.
 

After Dinner on Day 2 Is No Time For a Starting Stack

This tournament is deepstacked, but not so deepstacked that you can cruise comfortably into Day 3 with a starting stack.

And that brings us to our Follow-the-Chips player, Phil Laak.

Laak returned from the dinner break with about 570,000 in chips, but he lost a few pots to drop down to about 360,000 (12 big blinds).

Keep in mind that everyone in the tournament started with 300,000 in chips, but it's certainly not worth what it used to be.

Laak has been keeping an eye on the tournament clock, but there's no denying that he's in shoving range and doesn't have enough chips to limp into the money. It'll be go time for Laak soon.

 

Updated Look at the Leaderboard

With 43 players remaining, the blinds increase to 15,000-30,000 and a 5,000 ante. Here's a look at the leaderboard, courtesy of WSOP.com:

1.  Martin Finger  -  2,806,000  (93 bb)
2.  Brandon Steven  -  2,413,000  (80 bb)
3.  Connor Drinan  -  2,010,000  (67 bb)
4.  Steve Gross  -  1,910,000  (63 bb)
5.  Farshad Fardad  -  1,884,000  (62 bb)
6.  Jason Mo  -  1,842,000  (61 bb)
7.  Martin Jacobson  -  1,802,000  (60 bb)
8.  Tobias Reinkemeier  -  1,784,000  (59 bb)
9.  Richard Fullerton  -  1,610,000  (53 bb)
10.  Vivek Rajkumar  -  1,560,000  (52 bb)

Average Stack
1,158,140
Players Left
43
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Post-dinner Play Underway

Play has resumed in the $111,111 One Drop tournament with Martin Finger in the lead and our "Follow the Chips" coverage still on Phil Laak.

Laak has moved towards the bottom of the pack and we expect some action shortly.

Seats and chip counts for feature table:

Seat 1: Olivier Busquest - 903,000
Seat 2: Andrew Lichtenberger - 938,000
Seat 3: Haralabos Voulgaris - 601,000
Seat 4: Daniel Negreanu - 858,000
Seat 5: Phil Laak - 570,000
Seat 6: Gus Hansen - 1,011,000
Seat 7: Daniel Perper - 745,000
Seat 8: Vivek Rajkumar - 1,560,000

Average Stack
996,000
Players Left
50
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Laak Treads Water; Hansen Makes Waves

Gus Hansen
Floor!

Players are now on the second dinner break of the One Drop.

While 166 players started this splendid little tournament, only 50 remain. Leading them most of the day was Brandon Steven. Steven was charging through the field but was caught by Martin Finger at the end of the level.

That difference is slightly more than what our Follow-the-Chips player, Phil Laak, currently has.

Staying Even

Laak had some more preflop action and even went all-in. Nobody called though.

In the first hand, Laak called a 45,000 raise from the big blind. The flop came 8 6 Q and both players checked. The initial raiser bet 55,000 when the K came on the turn and Laak folded.

A few hands later, Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 45,000 from early position and Laak moved all-in for about 360,000 from the cutoff. Lichtenberger thought for a few minutes but eventually folded.

Juanda Out

John Juanda will not win the One Drop.

Vivek Rajkumar raised from the button and Juanda moved all-in from the small blind. Lichtenberger was in the big blind and reshoved. Rajkumar folded and we had a showdown.

Juanda: K 7

Lichtenberger: A K

The board came J T Q 4 J and Juanda was out of the tournament.

Hansen Gets Involved

Gus Hansen became involved in a few interesting hands late in the level. The first one resulted in nothing but a rule clarification.

With Laak under the gun, Hansen fired out a 51,000 before Laak even checked his cards. There was much discussion before the floor was called.

After trying to get the floor to look at his cards and telling players he had a real hand, Laak folded and nothing big became of it.

“We know you had 8-3 off or something,” Haralabos Voulgaris said, “you were wasting our time because you were going to fold.”

Just a few hands later and the action folded around to Hansen in the small blind. He put in a big stack of 25k chips. Enough to put Fabian Quoss all-in.

Quoss thought for a while before calling off his tournament life with Q 6 against Hansen’s Q J.

The J 3 2 gave Hansen a stronger hold on the hand, Quoss picked up a gutshot with the 5 turn, but it ended with a blank 8.

Dinner Time

Official chip counts are coming in from WSOP during the dinner break and we have a new chipleader in Martin Finger.

Greg “FBT” Mueller, Ben Lamb, Brian Hastings, and Amit “amak316” Makhija were pre-dinner eliminations.

Top 10 chips counts per WSOP.com:

1. Martin Finger - 2,806,000
2. Brandon Steven - 2,413,000
3. Connor Drinan - 2,010,000
4. Steve Gross - 1,910,000
5. Farshad Fardad - 1,884,000
6. Jason Mo - 1,842,000
7. Martin Jacobson - 1,802,000
8. Tobias Reinkemeier - 1,784,000
9. Richard Fullerton - 1,610,000
10. Vivek Rajkumar - 1,560,000

Average Stack
996,000
Players Left
50
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Laak Anxious for a Break; Negreanu Gives Action

Daniel Negreanu
Negreanu didn't wait for Laak to get back from break to KO Madde

Phil Laak spent a good part of the level leading up to the second break watching the clock more than his opponents.

He was already putting his shoes back on, probably to the relief of his tablemates, and packed up fully five minutes before the level ended.

Laak enjoyed his break so much he was late to return, but he needn’t have rushed because Daniel Negreanu took care of the first hand action.

Negreanu Gives Action

Negreanu opened the new level by raising to 35,000 and Patrick Madden three-bet his entire stack for 251,000.

“I’ll give you action,” said Negreanu after it folded back around to him, “Jacks.”

Madden was holding 8 8 against Negreanu’s J J.

He received no help on the A T 7 flop then Negreanu went runner-runner for the useless broadway straight with Q turn and K river.

Madden was eliminated and Negreanu moved over the 1,000,000 chip mark.

Haralabos Voulgaris Doubles Thru Gus Hansen

While there wasn't a lot of Laak action late in the level, there was an all-in situation between Haralabos Voulgaris and Gus Hansen.

Voulgaris raised under the gun to 40,000, Hansen reraised from the hijack to 125,000, and Voulgaris moved all in for 374,000.

Hansen called with A K, and Voulgaris turned over Q Q -- a classic race situation. Voulgaris would need his hand to hold in order to stay alive.

The board came 8 8 7 J 3, and Voulgaris won the pot with his pocket queens to double up in chips.

Haralabos Voulgaris - 788,000 (49 bb)
Gus Hansen - 395,000 (24 bb)

BrokeJRB Drawing Dead

Always entertaining and never boring, everyone loves to see Jean-Robert “BrokeJRB” Bellande enter an event.

For fun and for his chips.

He managed to bust the One Drop by first getting his chips in with Ace-high on the turn drawing completely dead to the turned trip Kings of Yvegeniy Timoshenko.

Bellande then at least put his last chips in as a coin flip with A T against Jason Senti’s 9 9.

He was done in by quads when Senti flopped one nine and turned the other.

Hit the Road

There are obviously few soft spots in this event, but it’s been a rough day for a lot of the bigger names in the event.

Former WSOP bracelet winners Jason Mercier and Jake Cody were part of the latest casualties along with David “Doc” Sands, Kyle “KJulius10” Julius, and Lee Markholt.

According to WSOP.com, the Top 10 chips counts:

1. Brandon Steven - 2,700,000

2. Shaun Deeb - 1,759,000

3. Andrew Robl - 1,655,000

4. Ben Lamb - 1,650,000

5. Jason Koon - 1,525,000

6. Connor Drinan - 1,500,000

7. Jason Mo - 1,450,000

8. Nick Schulman - 1,340,000

9. Daniel Negreanu - 1,340,000

10. Olivier Busquet - 1,175,000


Average Stack
830,000
Players Left
60
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Laak Dips; Snacks and Chips

2013 WSOP $111,111 One Drop
Players and spectators at the One Drop.

While players are steadily dropping out of the tournament, Phil Laak is going up and down.

In our last update, Laak stole some blinds and won a few small pots to chip up to 575,000. The next level he lost a few pots and finished with 460,000.

It wasn't a big loss and Laak even won a few pots preflop. Laak took down the blinds and antes twice with a preflop raise but got three-bet for a loss a few times.

With 6,000/12,000 blinds and a 2,000 ante, Laak raised to 36,000 and Andrew Lichtenberger re-raised to 132,000 from the big blind. Action was back on Laak, who thought for a while.

Laak eventually folded and lost a similar pot when he was on the button.

Laak raised to 24,000 from the button and small blind re-raised to 100,000. Action folded back to Laak who quickly folded.

Laak did see a flop though.

Later in the level, Laak raised to 40,000 from under the gun and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind. The flop came J A 9 and Laak led out for 14,000. Negreanu folded and Laak took down the pot.

Despite winning that wee pot, the blinds and antes took a toll on Laak bringing him down to 460,000 by the end of the level.

Snacks
No snacks for you.
 

Break and Chips

When the clock hit the second break of the day, only 67 players were left.

Several of them had millions of chips but some other chips were noticably absent.

There are no longer any snacks available for players in the One Drop.

Yesterday, the Blue Section of the Amazon Room was littered with snacks for the players.

There were Twix, Snickers, Lays, bananas, glazed nuts, Snickers Marathon Bars and several other edibles for players.

Now they're gone.

They were carted out last night and there are reports of glazed nuts and a lonely bowl of dried fruit in the Rio back alleys.

$111,111 only gets you one day of snacks.

High roller.

Leading

There are confirmed reports of chip leaders in the One Drop. Brandon Steven continued to chip up and is the first player to cross the 2 million mark. Shaun Deeb also vaulted to the top of the chip counts page along with Ben Lamb, Jason Koon and Andrew Robl.

According to WSOP.com, the top 10 counts are:

1. Brandon Steven - 2,135,000

2. Shaun Deeb - 1,759,000

3. Andrew Robl - 1,655,000

4. Ben Lamb - 1,650,000

5. Jason Koon - 1,525,000

6. Jason Mo - 1,450,000

7. Jason Senti - 1,376,000

8. Nick Schulman - 1,300,000

9. Olivier Busquet - 1,175,000

10. Steve Gross - 1,170,000

Average Stack
743,284
Players Left
67
06/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Brandon Steven Continues His Run-Good on Day 2

Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven is ready to atone for bubbling the Nov 9.

Brandon Steven was the big stack at the end of Day 1, and hasn't slowed down here on Day 2 as he has built up a stack of 1.77 million to retain the lead.

Last year's One Drop champion, Antonio Esfandiari, is still on the leaderboard with an even million in chips. It would be pretty epic (no, not that Epic) if Esfandiari could win the One Drop high-roller event two years in a row.

 

Phil Laak Slowly Climbing

Our Follow-the-Chips player, Phil Laak, is still on the main stage with Daniel Negreanu, Andrew Lichtenberger, Vivek Rajkumar, and Haralabos Voulgaris.

Laak has loosened up a bit, playing seven of the last 23 hands. During this period, aggression has been paying off for him.

After Laak came in from the hijack with a standard raise, Fabian Quoss reraised him from the button. Laak paused for a moment before four-betting it large, and Quoss quickly folded.

Another pass of the button later, and Negreanu came in with a raise from the hijack. Laak reraised him big from the cutoff, and Negreanu quickly folded. Another preflop pot awarded to Laak.

It wasn't much, but combined with a few blind steals, Laak built his stack up from 550,000 to 575,000. Steady progress.

Phil Laak  -  575,000  (47 bb)

 

Updated Look at the Leaderboard

With 80 players remaining in the field, only the top 24 will finish in the money. Here's a look at the unofficial leaderboard, courtesy of WSOP.com:

1.  Brandon Steven  -  1,770,000  (147 bb)
2.  Ben Lamb  -  1,400,000  (116 bb)
3.  Dan Shak  -  1,375,000  (114 bb)
4.  Jason Mo  -  1,320,000  (110 bb)
5.  Nick Schulman  -  1,300,000  (108 bb)
6.  Olivier Busquet  -  1,225,000  (102 bb)
7.  Andrew Robl  -  1,180,000  (98 bb)
8.  Steve Gross  -  1,090,000  (90 bb)
9.  Tobias Reinkemeier  -  1,070,000  (89 bb)
10.  Antonio Esfandiari  -  1,000,000  (83 bb)

Average Stack
622,500
Players Left
80
1 2

Event Information

Event Name
Event 47 - One Drop High Roller
Venue
Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Date
2013-06-26
Final Day
2013-06-28
Buy In
$111,111
Entrants
166
Prize Pool
$17,891,148
First Prize
$4,830,619

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Tony Gregg $4,830,619
2 Chris Klodnicki $2,985,495
3 William Perkins $1,965,163
4 Antonio Esfandiari $1,433,438
5 Richard Fullerton $1,066,491

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