Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em




Recent Chip Counts

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante
Zach Gruneberg us
Zach Gruneberg
us 68,000 57,900
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 64,000 36,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 43,000 34,800
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 42,800 -12,800
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 36,000 15,000
Josh Macciello US
Josh Macciello
US 35,000 5,000
William Vo US
William Vo
US 33,000 9,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 29,500 11,500
Shawn Rice us
Shawn Rice
us 28,500 13,650
John Racener us
John Racener
us 14,225 -28,275
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 13,500 -15,500
Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
us 10,400
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us 10,000
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 9,000 -1,000
Michael Gagliano us
Michael Gagliano
us 5,800
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us Ausgeschieden
Melissa Gillett au
Melissa Gillett
au Ausgeschieden
Guo Dong cn
Guo Dong
GGPoker Team China
cn Ausgeschieden
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us Ausgeschieden

Mercier Virtually Doubles Up

[user145752] • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

Jason Mercier raised to 1,150 in early position, and a player two seats over three bet it to 3,300. Action folded back around to Mercier, and he called to see the flop come down {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Both players checked that flop, and the {7-Spades} hit the turn. Mercier bet out 5,300, his opponent called, and the {2-Diamonds} hit the river. Mercier stared at the board for about 15 seconds before he started to assemble a bet. The bet was 14,800, and his opponent thought for about 30 seconds before dropping a chip in for the call.

Mercier rolled over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} for trip queens, and his opponent shook his head before showing {K-Hearts}{K-Spades} and mucking. Mercier scooped the big pot to up his stack to 45,000.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 45,000 35,000

Tags: Jason Mercier

Ted Driscoll Eliminates Two

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

A player in middle position raised to 1,300. Ted Driscoll was in late position and called. Harry Lodge was in the cutoff and re-raised to 4,900. The player on the button moved all in for 4,800, and the player in the small blind moved all in for 6,425. The original raiser folded, and Driscoll and Lodge both called. Driscoll and Lodge were heads-up in the side pot. The player on the button was all in for the main pot, and the player in the small blind was all in for the main pot and a secondary side pot.

The flop was {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and both players checked. The turn was the {j-Diamonds}, and Driscoll fired out a bet of 14,000, getting Lodge to fold.

Ted Driscoll: {j-Spades}{9-Spades}
Button: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Small blind: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The river was the {j-Clubs}, and that clinched things for Driscoll, who vaulted his stack up the leaderboard with that pot.

Ted Driscoll US
Ted Driscoll
US 68,000 68,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 31,200 31,200

Tags: Harry LodgeTed Driscoll

Ken Aldridge Doubles

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante
Ken Aldridge
Ken Aldridge

A player raised to 1,200, and Ken "Teach" Aldridge re-raised to 2,675. It folded back to the raiser, and he called.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, and the original raiser checked. Aldridge moved all in for 11,000, and his opponent called.

Aldridge: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and river the {7-Hearts} to give Aldridge a double.

Ken Aldridge us
Ken Aldridge
us 30,000 19,000

Final Numbers on the Day

[user145752] • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

With registration officially closed at the end of the last break, the clock shows 687 entries today. With two more starting flights coming up tomorrow and Thursday, the prizepool promises to be massive.

Right now, 290 players remain. They will be playing three and a half more levels before the players bag up around 2:30 a.m. local time.

Wang Doubles

• Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

James Wang got it all in preflop for his remaining 8,225 against one other opponent.

James Wang: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Clubs}{3-Spades}{k-Hearts}, and Wang secured the double-up.

James Wang
James Wang
17,400 9,100

Tags: James Wang

Last-Minute Entrants

[user145752] • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

A few familiar faces just hopped in on this last break, including 2017 bracelet winner Ben Yu. Jason Mercier also appears to have busted and re-entered over break, as he is in a new seat with a fresh stack of 10,000.

Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 10,000 10,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 10,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 10,000 10,000
Daniel Weinmann US
Daniel Weinmann
US 10,000 10,000

Registration Closed, Play Continues

[user145752] • Level 7: 250-500, 75 ante

Registration has closed in this event as the seventh level begins. It looks like a few players waited until the last second to hop in. A small list of those players will be posted shortly.