2013 World Series of Poker

Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1a
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações sobre o nível
80,000 / 160,000

Day 1A of Event #58 ($1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em) Has Come to a Close!

Nível 8 : 200/400, 50 ante
Mikolaj Zawadzki
Mikolaj Zawadzki

More than two thousand runners took their seats this afternoon for Day 1A of the Little One for One Drop, and the field of 2,233 was quickly whittled down to just 428 survivors.

Along the way there were a number of notable names to fire a first, second, and even third bullet during this reentry event, with Melanie Weisner, Tony Dunst, Erick Lindgren, Pius Heinz, Jennifer Tilly, Dwyte Pilgrim, and Antonio Esfandiari just a few of the pros to go busto before the night ended.

Mikolaj Zawadzki emerged from the fray as the chip leader, having amassed an enormous stack of 85,225 by the time bag-and-tag began. The Polish pro has company on the leaderboard, however, as Liv Boeree (65,675), Paul Volpe (32,225), Randy Lew (26,300), Erik Seidel (23,575), and Tommy Vedes (18,400) are all lurking with healthy stacks.

The tournament will continue tomorrow at 12 noon local time, with those who fell on Day 1A returning for a second try, while thousands more take their first shot at the Little One for One Drop. Check back with PokerNews then to follow all of the action live from the floor of the Rio, as Day 1B plays down and the final Day 2 field is set.

The King(s) and Queen(s) Are Dead... Long Live the Queen

Nível 8 : 200/400, 50 ante
Liv Boeree (Seen Here Playing in the Ladies Championship) Has Taken the Lead Here at the Little One for One Drop
Liv Boeree (Seen Here Playing in the Ladies Championship) Has Taken the Lead Here at the Little One for One Drop

On a recent scouting party sent to search the Brasilia Room for chip leaders, we came across the lovely Liv Boeree trying her best to stack a truly enormous pile of chips.

"Just a million," one of her tablemates announced. "Put her at a million even."

Although Boeree is a tad shy of that mark, her stack of 70,500 puts her in the chip lead by a wide margin as Day 1A comes to a close.

According to an extremely helpful player at the table who regaled us with the exact action on the hand, Boeree opened for 900 from early position, a player in the big blind three-bet to 1,800, and the small blind flatted. With the action back on her, Boeree made it 5,000 to play, the small blind called the reraise, and the big blind then shipped his stack into the middle.

Boeree made the quick call, as did the small blind player, and the three were all in for a massive pot.


Boeree: {A-}{a-}
Small Blind: {K-}{K-}
Big Blind: {Q-}{Q-}

In the mother of all coolers, each of the three players woke up with a premium pocket pair, but Boeree's aces put her in command of the hand, when the flop came ace-high, her unfortunate opponents were showered in short order.

Liv BoereePretty sure I'm chip leader of the one drop... 70,500. Holy crap.
Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
70,500 300

Tags: Liv Boeree

Richie Sklar is Shooting Under Par

Nível 7 : 150/300, 25 ante
Richie Sklar (Seen Here Competing at the 2007 WSOP)
Richie Sklar (Seen Here Competing at the 2007 WSOP)

We caught up with a friendly gentleman by the name of Richie Sklar, and he proudly informed us that his stack had eclipsed the 40,000 plateau.

While these requests are par for the course when it comes to covering a WSOP tournament, Sklar let us know why he ws so excited to have ammunition at his disposal.

"I've played 10 tournaments this summer," Sklar explained. "And I haven't won a single chip!"

While that degree of run bad may have been a bit of an exaggeration, Sklar has certainly won his share of pots here today, having run his stack up to more than 40,000 near the end of Day 1A, or more than three times the current average.

Sklar also let us know that he is golfing buddies with none other than Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton, so it stands to reason that a little of their aptitude on the felt has rubbed off on Sklar during long sessions on the other green.

With two previous cashes at the WSOP to his credit, both of which represented top-10 finishes, Sklar is hoping his drives remain pure and his putting stays true here today.

Longtime readers of PokerNews may also remember Sklar from the 2009 WSOP, when he famously offered to buy President Obama into the Main Event.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Richie Sklar
Richie Sklar
43,500 43,500

Tags: Mike SextonPhil IveyRichie Sklar

And That, My Friend, is How You Play the Game

Nível 6 : 100/200, 25 ante
Nithin Eapen With a Catbird Grin After Hoodwinking Bracelet Winner Jason Duval for All of His Chips
Nithin Eapen With a Catbird Grin After Hoodwinking Bracelet Winner Jason Duval for All of His Chips

When we last saw Nithin Eapen, the native of Kerala, India was playing the "Millionaire Maker" event, alongside his countryman Jay Nair. The two had been randomly seated next to one another, and after a bit of small talk, Eapen and Nair discovered that they were from the same area of their homeland, spoke the same regional dialect, and knew the same people back home.

Today, Eapen was kind enough to stop us to offer a quick thank you for capturing his improbable meeting in print, and soon thereafter he rewarded us with the following gem of a hand.

The action was caught on the flop, with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Eapen having checked the action to recent bracelet winner Jason Duval.

Duval responded to the sign of weakness with a standard feeler bet, putting 800 into the pot, and Eapen flatted to see the turn come {7-Hearts}.

After another tap of the table by Eapen, Duval splashed out a bet of 1,725, and that's when the fireworks began a day early. Eapen appeared to be cowed by the aggression, looking back at his stack seemingly in fear, before staring over at Duval across the table.

"I have a piece of that, don't think you can just push me off," he said, still peering down apprehensively at his stack.

"So if you only have a piece, that means I can three-barrel the river and you fold, right?" answered Duval, his demeanor exuding confidence. "If you just have a small piece, why mess around?"

After appearing ready to release his hand a few times, Eapen suddenly announced himself all in, and Duval wasted no time in making the call with his {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Having turned a set, Duval had no doubt that his hand was good against Eapen's "piece" of the board, but he was shocked when he saw the {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts} hit the table for the nut straight.

Before Duval could even process the bad news, or pray for the board to pair up, the dealer dropped the {k-Hearts} on the river to give Eapen a superfluous flush. The gracious amateur offered Duval a handshake while the pot was pushed his way, but the Canadian pro was simply too shocked to notice, walking away from the scene of the wreckage to commiserate with his friends on the rail.

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nithin eapen us
nithin eapen
19,600 19,600
Jason Duval ca
Jason Duval
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jason DuvalNithin Eapen

Wanna Bet?

Nível 6 : 100/200, 25 ante
Antonio Esfandiari (Seen Here Playing an Earlier WSOP Event) is Trying to Freeroll the Little One for One Drop With a Few Choice Prop Bets
Antonio Esfandiari (Seen Here Playing an Earlier WSOP Event) is Trying to Freeroll the Little One for One Drop With a Few Choice Prop Bets

During our rounds through the tournament floor, random wisps of conversation are overheard on a continuous stream, from the banal exchange of personal information between strangers, to intense strategy discussion sessions, but Antonio Esfandiari's table is always a source for compelling table talk.

Today has proven to be no exception, as the former co-host of the prop betting show I Bet You was recently discussing a series of small wagers with his tablemates, including a particularly interesting proposition regarding the number of entrants to the Main Event who will be virgins. Not virgins to poker's premier tournament mind you, but... well, you get the idea.

After setting an over/under of 31, Esfandiari continued to calculate the odds of a 21-year old man or woman visiting Vegas without having consummated a carnal relationship.

While that wager has yet to be settled, "The Magician" has apparently been up to his old tricks, as he currently sits with a neatly stacked pile of $100 bills behind his chip stack. In addition to the Benjamins, Esfandiari has also claimed a few green $25 dollar chips from the suckers at the table, proving the old maxim that the gamble never ends for a true gambler.

Unfortunately for Esfandiari, the player who had been his betting partner was recently eliminated, after his {A-}{4-} stab was called down by a pair of superior hands and no miracles appeared on board.

"Oh no...," said Esfandiari as the player's cards were tabled. "I'm gonna lose my fish."

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari

We Are Not the Same, I am a Marvin

Nível 6 : 100/200, 25 ante
Marvin Rettenmaier
Marvin Rettenmaier

The action folded around to a player in the cutoff, who decided this was the perfect time to steal a few blinds with a raise to 525.

Unfortunately for him, Marvin Rettenmaier held the button and stood between the raiser and his spoils. The dangerous German pro, who specializes in taking down high-roller events around the world, made the now customary three-bet to 1,150, and his opponent flatted to see the flop fall {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}.

After it was checked to him, Rettenmaier tossed out a c-bet of 1,700 or so chips, and this was enough to push his opponent's hand into the muck.

"Nice raise Marvin," offered another player at the table, obviously rueful that the three-bet had forced him off a hand containing a four.

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Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
16,500 6,000

Tags: Marvin Rettenmaier

Jackalope Herd

Nível 5 : 100/200, 0 ante
David Williams (Seen Here Competing in an Earlier WSOP Event)
David Williams (Seen Here Competing in an Earlier WSOP Event)

David Williams opened for 400 in early position and found three callers, bringing a flop of {j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Hearts} to the table.

A player in the big blind checked to Williams, who did the same, and the hijack tried to do just that with a bet of 600. One player mucked, but both the big blind and Williams came along to see the turn come {j-Hearts}.

After the big blind and Williams tapped the table for a second time, the hijack continued to fire away, this time for a bet of 1,200. Undeterred, the big blind raised it up to 2,700, and Williams didn't hesitate before shipping his last 3,150 into the middle.

The original bettor appeared flummoxed by this development, and he asked for a count of Williams' stack before sliding out the requisite chips for the call. With the action back on him after being check-raised, the big blind was priced in to continue, and he called as well.

On the {8-Clubs} river, both opponents checked down, and there was a brief standoff while all three players waited for each other to table a winner.

"Kings," announced the hijack player while tabling {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, prompting an instant muck from the big blind.

Williams was not impressed, however, and he coolly revealed the {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for trips on the turn. With that, Williams tripled his stack to begin the fifth level of play, and the win came at a great time, as late registration and reentry for this event ended at the conclusion of the last break.

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David Williams us
David Williams
11,500 7,500

Tags: David Williams

Foul Deck Prevents Ho from Busting or Doubling Up

Nível 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Maria Ho (photo: event 57)
Maria Ho (photo: event 57)

When we arrived at the table Maria Ho already had her stack of about a 1,000 in chips in the middle. The player next to her still had to make a decision but there was something going on. Someone had pointed out that Zohair Karim in the big blind had three cards in front of him. Two of them he had received this hand, the third card was stuck under the rail, most likely since the last hand.

Two floor persons came over and they listened to what had happened. If there was disagreement if the card had been stuck there since the last hand, they would check the cameras. If it was stuck there since the last hand, the deck would be ruled foul as the deck shuffled didn't include all 52 cards. If the dealer would have dealt the third card in this hand than the deck would not be foul and the hand would continue since there had already been significant action.

Eventually everybody agreed that the card had been stuck there since the last hand, and thus ruled the deck foul so the hand would not be played. Maria Ho took her chips back, and the two players behind her showed the {A-Spades} and {A-Diamonds} respectively. Did Ho just got a second life? Or was she denied a double up or re-entry with just a couple of minutes on the clock?

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Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
1,000 -3,000

Tags: Maria HoZohair Karim

Bloch Party

Nível 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Andy Bloch (Seen Here Playing an Earlier WSOP Event)
Andy Bloch (Seen Here Playing an Earlier WSOP Event)

Without his signature snakeskin cowboy hat, Andy Bloch has maintained a low profile thus far at the 2013 World Series of Poker, escaping the media attention he generated during past years. With three cashes to his credit thus far, however, Bloch has proven that his skills on the felt have not dulled during his down time.

Bloch is here today competing in the Little One for One Drop, and he is faring quite well midway through the day.

We caught Bloch raising to 375 from early position, after a player limped in from under the gun. The two went heads-up to the flop, which fell {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}. The limper tried a feeler bet of 425, and Bloch flatted to take the {5-Clubs} on the turn. Both palyers tapped the table when the third five arrived, and the {4-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

After another check to him by the limper, Bloch tossed out a bet of 850 and that was enough to force the fold. Bloch has doubled his starting stack already, and with fellow pros firing their second, third, and even fourth bullets already, the dangerous pro has moved ahead of the pack.

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Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
8,250 8,250
WSOP 1X Winner

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Appearing Out of Thin Air

Nível 4 : 75/150, 0 ante
Antonio Esfandiari (Seen Here Competing in the Big One for One Drop)
Antonio Esfandiari (Seen Here Competing in the Big One for One Drop)

Antonio Esfandiari has just taken his seat here at the Little One for Big Drop, and the winner of the original Big One for One Drop had a few questions for the dealer.

"So I can rebuy if I bustout, right?," he asked, obviously ready to gamble in this reentry format. "I have to go over there to buy though?"

After sorting through the logistics of the event, Esfandiari returned his focus to the game at hand, and he will be looking to add a Little title to the Big One he earned last year.

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Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
WSOP 3X Winner