Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $111,111
Preispool $13,722,150
Players 130

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 100,000



Hands #16-17: Polk Doubles Through Jacobson

[user249920] • Level 21: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante
Doug Polk
Doug Polk

Hand #16: Doug Polk moved all in for what turned out to be 2,650,000 in middle position. Martin Jacobson called fairly quickly in the small blind.

Polk: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Jacobson: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, pulling Polk in front. The {k-Clubs} turn gave Jacobson some extra outs.

"Oh, God. The sweat," Polk said.

The river was the {k-Spades} and Polk sighed with relief as he doubled up.

Hand #17: Andrew Robl raised to 410,000 early but tank-folded to a three-bet of 1,420,000 from Bertrand Grospellier in the big blind.

Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 5,700,000 2,700,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 4,550,000 -3,950,000

Tags: Andrew RoblBertrand GrospellierDoug PolkMartin Jacobson

Hands #13-15: Grospellier and Moore See a River

[user249920] • Level 21: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #13: Bertrand Grospellier opened for 420,000 in middle position. Mike Kamran called in the big blind but folded to a continuation-bet on {6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}.

Hand #14: Grospellier raised again to 420,000 and Chris Moore defended his big blind.

On the {j-Spades}{a-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop, Moore check-called 425,000. Both checked the {a-Clubs}, and the {q-Hearts} finished the community out. Moore checked again but this time tank-folded to a bet of 1,220,000.

Hand #15: Moore completed the blind and Martin Jacobson checked. Both checked the flop and, with a board of {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Hearts} present, Moore bet 225,000 and won the pot.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierChris MooreMartin JacobsonMike Kamran

Hands #7-12: Sammartino and Robl Get It In and Chop

[user139916] • Level 21: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #7: Haralabos Voulgaris raised all in for about 2,400,000 from the hijack and received no action.

Hand #8: Doug Polk opened to 450,000 from middle position, Bertrand Grospellier three-bet to 2,300,000 from the big blind, and Polk folded.

Hand #9: Dario Sammartino raised to 450,000 from the button and Rainer Kempe called from the big blind.

The flop fell {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Kempe check-folded to a bet of 375,000 from Sammartino.

Hand #10: Bertrand Grospellier raised to 420,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #11: Mike Kamran raised to 425,000 from early position and Doug Polk called from the big blind.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Polk checked to Kamran who continued for about 450,000. Polk folded.

Hand #12: Mike Kamran raised to 425,000 from under the gun, Dario Sammartino three-bet to 1,150,000 from middle position, Andrew Robl four-bet shoved from the button for about 4,150,000, Kamran folded, and Sammartino called.

Sammartaino: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Robl: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and they chopped the pot with aces and eights.

Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 7,900,000 400,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 4,700,000 500,000

Tags: Andrew RoblBertrand GrospellierDario SammartinoDoug PolkHaralabos VoulgarisMike KamranRainer Kempe

Hands #3-6: Polk Drops Three Straight

[user249920] • Level 21: 100,000-200,000, 30,000 ante

Hand #3: Rainer Kempe raised to 425,000 in the cutoff and won the pot.

Hand #4: Doug Polk raised to 425,000 on the button. Michael Kamran defended his big blind.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and both players checked. Kamran led out 480,000 on the {6-Diamonds}, and Polk called. Both checked the {4-Diamonds}, and Kamran showed down {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for trips.

"Good check back," Haralabos Voulgaris said to Polk.

Hand #5: Polk opened to 450,000 in the cutoff and folded to a Chris Moore three-bet to 1.3 million out of the big blind.

Hand #6: Polk opened for 450,000 in the hijack, and Moore called in the small blind. Martin Jacobson came along in the big, and the flop came {5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}.

Action checked to Polk, who bet 550,000. Moore raised to 1.3 million, chasing away Jacobson, but Polk continued. Both players checked the {4-Diamonds} turn and {9-Spades} river, and Polk couldn't beat the {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} turned over by Moore.

Chris Moore us
Chris Moore
us 10,000,000 2,400,000
Mike Kamran US
Mike Kamran
US 4,600,000 1,130,000
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 3,500,000 -3,800,000

Tags: Chris MooreDoug PolkMartin JacobsonMichael KamranRainer Kempe


Hands #1-2: Polk Takes From Robl

[user139916] • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Andrew Robl and Doug Polk
Andrew Robl and Doug Polk

Hand #1: Bertrand Grospellier raised to 330,000 from the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #2: Andrew Robl limped from the small blind and Doug Polk checked his option.

The flop fell {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Robl bet 160,000. Polk called to see the {J-Diamonds} turn which both players checked. The river was the {5-Spades} and after about 90 seconds, Robl bet 700,000. Polk called instantly.

Robl showed {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and played the board, while Polk tabled {K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for fives full of jacks to win the pot.

Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
us 7,300,000 1,210,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 5,630,000 -1,040,000

Tags: Andrew RoblBertrand GrospellierDoug Polk

Three More Minutes

[user249920] • Level 20: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Cards are in the air for just three more minutes at the current level.


Who Will Win the High Roller for One Drop?

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

Welcome to Day 4 coverage of Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em. After three days and nearly 21 levels of play, nine players remain from a starting field of 130 entries in the quest to capture one of the most prestigious titles of the summer, a coveted WSOP gold bracelet, and the $3,686,865 first-place prize.

On top of the chip counts by a wide margin entering the final table is Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, commanding a stack of nearly double his nearest competitor. Grospellier is one of the most recognizable players in the game, having been a successful player for more than a decade. However, since winning his lone bracelet back in 2011, Grospellier hasn't quite shined at the WSOP, with just a modest 11 cashes since. A win today would not only give Grospellier his second bracelet, but it would serve as a reminder to the poker world that "ElkY" is still a dangerous player.

"It feels great to be back on the main stage especially in one of the biggest events of the summer," Grospellier said yesterday. "The field is very tough, so it's still going to be a really tough final table. The toughest is obviously coming up." He isn't wrong about that.

Second in chips is 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, who is not at only at his second final table this summer already, but who also has a High Roller for One Drop final table under his belt. In 2013, Jacobson finished sixth in this event for $807,427, and will no doubt be looking to improve upon that result.

All told, this final table boasts career earnings of more than $56 million according to the Hendon Mob, and that number is set to rise after the final table concludes.

Who will emerge victorious? Here is a look at the seating and chip counts:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Dario SammartinoItaly7,975,00050
2Bertrand GrospellierFrance16,825,000105
3Rainer KempeGermany5,760,00036
4Andrew RoblUnited States6,670,00041
5Doug PolkUnited States6,090,00038
6Haralabos VoulgarisCanada2,865,00018
7Michael KamranUnited States3,470,00021
8Chris MooreUnited States7,600,00047
9Martin JacobsonSweden8,890,00055

Play is set to begin at 2:00 pm, and we'll be here to provide hand-for-hand updates on all of the action as the quest to crown the next High Roller for One Drop champion concludes!

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierMartin Jacobson