Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Brandon Steven Leads as 108 Advance to Day 2

[user153638] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Brandon Steven
Brandon Steven

The 2013 World Series of Poker continued today with the biggest buy-in event of the summer—Event #47: $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em. Last year, the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop became the largest buy-in tournament ever held, and this year’s became the largest field ever to play a six-figure buy-in event as 166 players created a prize pool of $17,891,148. After ten one-hour levels of play, the man best positioned to make a run at the $4,830,619 first-place prize is Brandon Steven, who bagged up 1.398 million to lead the 108 advancing players.

Steven got some of his chips when he eliminated LAPC champ Paul Klann and then acquired even more in Level 8 (1,500/3,000/500) when he spiked a two-outer on the river to crack Tom "durrrr" Dwan's aces and send the online legend to the rail. In the last level of the night, he was on the good end of a set-over-set flop against Roger Sippl, which helped him solidify his chip lead.

Prior to today, the largest field size and prize pool in a six-figure buy-in event was the 2013 GuangDong Ltd. Asia Millions HK$1,000,000 (approx. $130,000) Main Event which had 125 entries (71 unique and 54 re-entries). Obviously that number was blown out of the water here in Las Vegas.

Many players took advantage of playing in the record-setting tournament and managed to punch their ticket to Day 2 including Tobias Reinkemeier (1.225 million), Dan Shak (999,000), Jason Mo (975,000), Ben Lamb (855,000), Matt Glantz (854,000), Bobby Baldwin (839,000), Daniel Negreanu (785,000), John Juanda (720,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (719,000), Vivek Rajkumar (674,000), Johnny Chan (655,000) and Jason Koon (644,000), just to name a few.

Unfortunately not everyone was so lucky. Among those to hit the rail on Day 1 were Alexey Rybin (the first to go), Sam Trickett, Isaac Haxton, Philipp Gruissem, Dan Smith, Michael Mizrachi, Bryn Kenney, Erick Lindgren, Ben "bttech86" Tollerene, Phil Ivey, Faraz Jaka and Scott Seiver.

Seiver’s demise came in Level 9 (2,000/4,000/500) when he was flipping for his tournament life holding the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Amit Makhija. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Seiver had a 56.65% chance of surviving the hand and Makhija would win 42.95% of the time. The {4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop kept Seiver firmly in the lead and increased his chances of winning to 75.25%, while the {3-Clubs} turn pushed it up to 86.36%. All Seiver needed to do was dodge a king and ace on the river to double, but he couldn't do it as the {K-Hearts} spiked.

Day 2 will kick off at 13:00 PST, and as always, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the action and eliminations from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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Official End-of-Day Counts (full)

[user139916] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Brandon Steven us 1,398,000 118,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de 1,225,000 25,000
Dan Shak us 999,000 -21,000
Jason Mo us 975,000 235,000
Chris Lee us 906,000 46,000
Ben Lamb us 855,000 625,000
Matt Glantz us 854,000 -146,000
Don Nguyen us 847,000 517,000
Bobby Baldwin us 839,000 69,000
Farshad Fardad US 833,000 -137,000
Steven Silverman us 803,000 608,000
Jason Senti us 799,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 785,000 -121,000
Chris Moore us 759,000 -61,000
Patrick Madden us 738,000 -52,000
John Juanda id 720,000 20,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 719,000 169,000
David Peters us 691,000 61,000
Owais Ahmed us 683,000 63,000
Nick Schulman us 682,000 87,000
Dee Tiller 675,000 145,000
Vivek Rajkumar in 674,000 -126,000
Greg Mueller ca 665,000 317,000
Martin Finger de 659,000 -106,000
Steve Gross us 656,000 371,000

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Set-Over-Set KO's Sippl

[user101598] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Roger Sippl, Brandon Steven, and Davin Einhorn took a flop of {9-Spades}{a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The trio checked, and the turn brought the {3-Clubs}. Sippl led out for 22,000, Steven raised to 75,000, and Einhorn folded. Sippl moved all in for nearly 200,000, and Steven snap-called.

Sippl: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Steven: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

"Whoa," said a few players at the table when they saw the hands.

Steven held as the {10-Hearts} bricked on the river, and Sippl was eliminated.

"Cooler," the the technology mogul sighed.

Brandon Steven us 1,280,000 180,000
Roger Sippl Busted

Tags: Brandon StevenRoger SipplDavid Einhorn

Four More Hands

[user153638] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The tournament staff has announced that the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed out to grab any last-minute action and some official chips counts. Stay tuned for those and a full recap of the Day 1 action.

Flack Takes from Mo

[user101598] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Jason Mo checked to Layne Flack on a board of {a-Spades}{5-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. Flack fired out 43,000, and Mo called.

The river was the {j-Spades}, Mo checked again, and Flack bet another 85,000. Mo quickly called, flashing {q-}{j-} for trip jacks, but they were no good against Flack's {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} for Broadway.

Jason Mo us 740,000 -60,000
Layne Flack us 595,000 205,000

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Noah Schwartz Eliminated By Daniel Negreanu

[user139916] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Daniel Negreanu raised to 11,500 from early position was called by two players before Noah Schwartz three-bet shoved from the big blind for 186,000. Negreanu mulled it over for a bit before he called. The player in the hijack folded, as did Chris Klodnicki in the small blind.

Negreanu: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Schwartz: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, eliminating Schwartz and giving the pot to Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu ca 915,000 239,000
Noah Schwartz us Busted

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Timothy Adams Eliminated By Dan Shak

[user139916] • Level 10: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Timothy AdamsOpen 17.5k with AKo @ 2.5/5k from SB, Shak makes it 75k from BB, I shove 450k. He calls with 8s. Lose flip and out, pretty sick. #OneDrop
Dan Shak us 1,020,000 470,000
Timothy Adams ca Busted