Earlier in the summer, Brian Yoon took down the Monster Stack event to claim his third WSOP gold bracelet. His first bracelet came in the inaugural Little One for One Drop in 2013, where he took home over $660,000. Yoon is hoping to add another One Drop title to his résumé, and a recent double-up will certainly help.
Yoon had just over a starting stack when he called an opponent's raise to 1,000. The two players went heads-up to a flop. Yoon's opponent check-called a bet of 1,200, and the hit the turn. Another check from his opponent saw Yoon fire out 3,000. His opponent called again, and the completed the board. One more check drew an all-in bet from Yoon, and his opponent snap-called.
Yoon rolled over for trip jacks, and though he tried to muck, his opponent was forced to roll over . Yoon earned the double-up to 26,000 with that hand, with registration just about to close on the event.
Senovio Ramirez iii got it all in against two other shorter stacks pre-flop. He held pocket nines and flopped a set and never looked back. According to the table he was against queen jack offsuit and a smaller pair. In 2015, Ramirez finished in third place in this very event and looks to better that finish with a bracelet. He has five cashes so far this summer for a total of almost $100,000, could this be his breakthrough event? Stay tuned.
After three limps, one being Phil Laak on the button, Ryan Laplante made it 2,600 from the small blind. Action folded back to the cutoff, who moved all in with about the same-sized stack as Laplante's. Laak folded, putting the action back to Laplante. He thought for about a minute before putting in the chips to call.
Laplante was behind and needed some help to survive. Luckily for him, the board ran out , giving both players the same hand with the ace kicker, and Laplante was able to survive his all-in.
As the reporters approached his table, Ryan Riess looked up and says, "Watch, I'm about to double up." The dealer was just finishing her riffle, and Riess added, "and It's going to be Jeff over here." Jeff Fielder ws sitting on Riess's immediate left, in the big blind as Riess was in the small blind.
The dealer pitched out all the cards, and action folded to Riess, who peeled back one card and moved all in for 6,550. Fielder, in the big blind, looked at his first one and said, "No good." He then looked at his second one and said, "I call."
Ryan Riess showed the one card he looked at, which was the , and Fielder showed . Riess then peeled back his other card, revealing the .
The board ran out , and as both players were having a good laugh, Riess got the double-up he predicted. If he wasn't such a talented and successful poker player, one would suggest he start a psychic network of sorts.
Johnny Lodden opened with a raise to 1,000 from middle position, and he was called by Dietrich Fast in the big blind.
The flop came down , and Fast checked to Lodden, who bet 1,000 again. Fast called. On the turn, Fast checked for a second time. Lodden moved all in for a little more than 5,000 chips, and after thinking for a bit, Fast called and showed . Lodden sighed and turned up .
The river was the , and that meant that Fast's kicker was better, and he scored the pot while Lodden got up and made his way to the rail.
Action folded to the player in the cutoff, and he raised to 750. Tristan Wade defended his big blind, and the flop came down . Both players checked that flop, and the hit the turn. Wade went for an overbet of 2,400 after that card, and his opponent rechecked his hole cards before sending them into the muck.