Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
Event 55: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop
Day 1 completed

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Matthew

Direct from the WSOP staff!

Brian Rast us 10,710,000
Phil Hellmuth us 8,395,000
Frederic Banjout 7,070,000
Antonio Esfandiari us 6,880,000
Gus Hansen dk 6,800,000
Sam Trickett gb 6,700,000
Guy Laliberté ca 6,555,000 5,000
Ben Lamb us 5,770,000
Mike Sexton us 5,740,000
Tom Dwan us 4,810,000
Brandon Steven us 4,770,000
Mikhail Smirnov ru 4,680,000
Bobby Baldwin us 4,225,000
Jason Mercier us 4,210,000
Bob Bright 3,880,000
David Einhorn us 3,795,000
Phil Ruffin 3,750,000
Tom Marchese us 3,740,000
Philipp Gruissem de 3,600,000
Richard Yong my 3,430,000
Rick Salomon us 3,285,000
Paul Newey gb 3,225,000
Dan Shak us 3,190,000
Noah Schwartz us 3,120,000
Roland De Wolfe gb 2,960,000

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Rast Tops After Day 1 of One Drop; 37 Remain

[user68268] • Level 9: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Brian Rast leads after Day 1
Brian Rast leads after Day 1

The World Series of Poker has reached an all-time high, not just for its own history, but also for poker history across the globe. The $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop became the largest buy-in in poker history today as it kicked off with 48 players plopping down the massive seven-figure price of entry. At the end of the first nine levels of play, 37 players remained with Brian Rast on top of them all with 10.71 million.

Going into the day, the excitement was building and you could feel the electricity in the air. An elaborate Cirque du Soleil performance highlighted the introductions as each of the participants was announced one by one to the spectators as the ESPN cameras rolled. A little bit before 2:00 PM in the afternoon, the cards were in the air and the chips were flying.

The first player eliminated on the day was Justin Smith. He lost a massive hand for nearly all of his chips right before the first break when he paid off Frederic Banjout on the river with an eight-high straight. Banjout had backed into the nut flush to win the pot. On the first hand back from the break, Smith's {Q-Hearts}{5-Spades} lost to Rast's {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

Rast then claimed the scalp of Andrew Robl when he made the nut flush against Robl's pair of kings. On the {Q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop in a four-bet pot, Rast and Robl got all the money in. Rast held he {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} versus Robl's {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and spiked as the board ran out with the {9-Hearts} and {9-Clubs}.

The other players that were eliminated on the day included Jens Kyllönen, Jonathan Duhamel, Paul Phua, Erik Seidel, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Nick Schulman, Eugene Katchalov, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Giovanni Guarascio.

Mizrachi was the second-to-last player eliminated on the day, falling at the hands of Mike Sexton. On the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs} board, Mizrachi moved all in for his last 180,000 with the {3-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Sexton called with the {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. After the river landed with the {10-Hearts}, Mizrachi's million dollar tournament was over with.

Of those advancing to Day 2 are Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Ben Lamb, Sam Trickett and Phil Ivey. Twelve-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth also survived and will be taking 8.395 million in chips to Day 2.

Action for Day 2 will begin at 12:00 PM PT and the plan it to play all the way down until the final table of nine is set. With over $18.3 million up for grabs for first place, everyone will be bringing their best game to the felt and looking to run it up. It's going to be an absolutely amazing day of poker and you won't want to miss out on any of it.

Be sure to join us right back here on PokerNews for all of the live coverage and until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

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[user68268] • Level 9: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

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Day 2 Redraw

[user101598] • Level 9: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Table 445

SeatPlayerCount
1Frederic Banjout7,070,000
2Chamath Palihapitiya635,000
3John Morgan2,000,000
4Ilya Bulychev1,880,000
5Paul Newey3,225,000
6Mike Sexton5,740,000
7Vivek Rajkumar1,270,000
8--Empty--N/A

Table 446

SeatPlayerCount
1Cary Katz2,785,000
2Bill Perkins885,000
3Guy Laliberté6,555,000
4Phil Galfond445,000
5Tom Dwan4,810,000
6Daniel Negreanu470,000
7Mikhail Smirnov4,680,000
8--Empty--N/A

Table 447

SeatPlayerCount
1Tobias Reinkemeier1,220,000
2Noah Schwartz3,120,000
3Richard Yong3,430,000
4Robert Bright3,880,000
5Jason Mercier4,210,000
6Roland De Wolfe2,960,000
7David Einhorn3,795,000
8Phil Ruffin3,750,000

Table 448

SeatPlayerCount
1Gus Hansen6,800,000
2Haralabos Voulgaris2,250,000
3Brian Rast10,710,000
4Philipp Gruissem3,600,000
5Bobby Baldwin4,225,000
6Rick Salomon3,285,000
7Phil Ivey2,840,000
8Phil Hellmuth8,395,000

Table 449

SeatPlayerCount
1Antonio Esfandiari6,880,000
2Sam Trickett6,700,000
3Dan Shak3,190,000
4Tom Marchese3,740,000
5Brandon Steven4,770,000
6Ben Lamb5,770,000
7Talal Shankerchi2,760,000
8--Empty--N/A

Full Chip Counts

[user139916]
Brian Rast us 10,710,000 -40,000
Phil Hellmuth us 8,395,000 255,000
Frederic Banjout 7,070,000
Antonio Esfandiari us 6,880,000 480,000
Gus Hansen dk 6,800,000 80,000
Sam Trickett gb 6,700,000 -545,000
Guy Laliberté ca 6,550,000 150,000
Ben Lamb us 5,770,000 370,000
Mike Sexton us 5,740,000 -160,000
Tom Dwan us 4,810,000 1,600,000
Brandon Steven us 4,770,000 -530,000
Mikhail Smirnov ru 4,680,000 -520,000
Bobby Baldwin us 4,225,000 -175,000
Jason Mercier us 4,210,000 -60,000
Robert Bright 3,880,000 575,000
David Einhorn us 3,795,000 -1,395,000
Phil Ruffin 3,750,000 150,000
Tom Marchese us 3,740,000 565,000
Philipp Gruissem de 3,600,000 -815,000
Richard Yong my 3,430,000 455,000
Rick Salomon us 3,285,000 185,000
Paul Newey gb 3,225,000 205,000
Dan Shak us 3,190,000 -200,000
Noah Schwartz us 3,120,000 185,000
Roland De Wolfe gb 2,960,000 210,000

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Last Hand of Night Claims Guarascio

Shamus
Giovanni Guarascio
Giovanni Guarascio

In the very last hand of the night, Brian Rast opened for 80,000 from middle position, Sam Trickett called from a seat over, and Giovanni Guarascio, sitting to Trickett's left, called as well.

It folded back to Frederic Banjout in the blinds who fired a reraise to 300,000, forcing folds around to Guarascio. He thought for a while, then finally shrugged and put his remaining chips out before him — a reraise to 365,000 total.

Banjout hesitated for a moment, unsure at first just how much Guarascio had shoved. When it was explained he only owed 65,000 more, he called.

"Wait!" said Trickett with a grin, pointing at a stack of his own lavender chips he had sneakily set closer to Guarascio before pulling it back with a grin.

The table chuckled, and the players tabled their hands — {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for Guarascio, and {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} for Banjout.

The board came {6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades}{A-Spades}{8-Clubs}, and Guarascio won't be joining the 37 coming back for tomorrow's day 2.

Frederic Banjout 7,070,000 -100,000
Giovanni Guarascio Busted

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Galfond Hurting

[user101598]

Phil Galfond and Paul Newey were heads up on a flop of {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Galfond led for 115,000, and Newey raised to 275,000. Galfond called.

Both players knuckled after the {10-Hearts} turned, and the {j-Spades} completed the board. Galfond checked, and Newey fired 275,000. Galfond took of his glasses, and studied both the board and Newey. Finally, he released his cards, and Newey raked in the pot.

A few hands later, Galfond raised to 80,000 from early position, and Roland De Wolfe three-bet to 225,000 on his direct left. The action folded back to Galfond who tank-folded, and De Wolfe told him it was a good fold.

"I thought I was going to go with that one," Galfond admitted.

Paul Newey gb 3,020,000 20,000
Phil Galfond us 540,000 -2,460,000

Tags: Paul NeweyPhil GalfondRoland De Wolfe

Three More Hands

[user153638] • Level 9: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced the players will play three more hands at each table before bagging and tagging for the night. They'll then return at Noon PST on Monday to play down to a final table.