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:
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Andrew Robl||United States||6,670,000||41|
|5||Doug Polk||United States||6,090,000||38|
|7||Michael Kamran||United States||3,470,000||21|
|8||Chris Moore||United States||7,600,000||47|
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!