With about 2,200 in the pot and the board reading , two players were heads up. Sebastain Momtazi led out from the small blind for 1,500 and the player in the cutoff called. The river was the and Momtazi checked. The cutoff reached back for some chips and fired out 2,550. Momtazi snap-called and the cutoff said, "Good call," prior to sending his cards into the muck. Momtazi tabled and raked in the pot.
Current Player of the Year leader John Monnette was heads up on a completed board showing . His opponent fired out 600, and Monnette thought for just a few moments before raising it up to 2,200. His opponent didn't take long to fold, and Monnette dragged an early pot.
It's time to kick off the final event on the WSOP schedule! Cards are officially in the air for the first of three starting flights in this $1,111 Little One for One Drop. Registrants will be playing 10 one-hour levels today before bagging up a bit past 2 a.m. tonight.
Capping off what has been one of the most memorable and exciting World Series of Poker festivals in recent years is Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em. Flight A kicks off today at 3 p.m. local time to get things going in this five-day event. Players can elect to give a $111 donation to One Drop and receive an extra 5,000 chips on top of their 5,000 chip starting stack. You can read up on the One Drop foundation and how to get involved by clicking here.
Day 1 will feature 10 60-minute levels of play and players will have a 20-minute break every two levels. Late registration will be available until the end of Level 6, roughly 9:40 p.m., and players can reenter as many times as they would like up until the end of late registration.
Th reigning champion of this tournament is Michael Tureniec, who bested a field of 4,360 players last year and came from behind in three-handed play to beat out two former WSOP bracelet winners in runner-up Calvin Anderson and Ryan D'Angelo. This was the Swede's largest recorded live cash of his career and 13th cash all time at the WSOP.
Numbers have been up overall this year and this event, in part for a great cause, looks to keep that trend going. Last time around, there were 754 entries on Day 1a and this year hopes to top that figure. The number of entries will continue to balloon on the following starting days and as the Main Event loses players. This tournament is the last shot at redemption for those that couldn't find bags deep into the Main Event and for those still looking to get their flags for the series.
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