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



Schulman Shut Out

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

We caught up with this one on the flop, with three players still in — Eugene Katchalov (big blind), Antonio Esfandiari (hijack), and Nick Schulman (cutoff).

The board read {3-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Katchalov had just checked. Esfandiari fired a bet of 123,000, then Schulman raised to 277,000, forcing a fold from Katchalov. Esfandiari thought a moment, then called.

The turn brought the {Q-Spades} and a bet of 362,000 from Esfandiari. That sent Schulman into the tank for a full minute or so, after which he finally emerged to raise all in for about 1.1 million, and Esfandiari called.

Esfandiari: {Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Schulman: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Two pair for Esfandiari, better than Schulman's overpair. The river came the {8-Diamonds}, and Schulman is out. Exactly 40 players remain.

Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 5,770,000 1,810,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us Отпаднал

Тагове: Antonio EsfandiariNick Schulman

ElkY Gone

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier

Jason Mercier raised to 60,000 from middle position and Noah Schwartz called from the cutoff seat. Gus Hansen called from the button and then Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier called from the big blind.

The flop came down {J-Spades}{9-}{7-Spades} and action checked over to Hansen. He bet 111,000 and Grospellier check-raised all in for 444,000. Mercier got out of the way before both Schwartz and Hansen called.

The turn was a {7-} and both Schwartz and Hansen checked. They also checked after an {8-} fell on the river.

Schwartz showed the {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for two pair, jacks and eights. Hansen showed the {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a full house and Grospellier showed the {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. Hansen won the pot and eliminated Grospellier.

Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr Отпаднал

Тагове: Gus HansenBertrand GrospellierNoah Schwartz

Perkins Getting Short


Bill Perkins accidentally limped in before Frederic Banjout limped behind. Brian Rast attacked with a raise from the button and only Perkins called.

On the {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop, Perkins check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Rast.

Bill Perkins us
Bill Perkins
us 663,000 -377,000

Тагове: Bill PerkinsBrian Rast

Marchese, the Riddler

Shamus • Ниво 8: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Tom Marchese
Tom Marchese

We came on a hand in which the board showed {2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, Tom Marchese had just fired a river bet, and Ben Lamb was deep in the tank contemplating what to do. At last Lamb folded, and when he inquired of Marchese what he had, Marchese had an excuse for why he couldn't show his hand.

"I would have to give him $1,000," said Marchese, jerking a thumb toward Vivek Rajkumar sitting on his right. When Lamb pressed for details, it sounded like it the pair had made an agreement that if Marchese showed a hand, he'd owe Rajkumar a grand (and not vice-versa).

"I gave him a freeroll," said Marchese. Then he added, "That river was very bad for me."

Nick Schulman leaned forward at that. "Gotta solve a f*ckin' riddle every time... what did you have?!?"

The table laughed at Schulman's exasperation as the next hand began, during which they became aware that Paul Phua had busted in 44th. At that news, Marchese pulled out a small wad of hundreds fastened with rubber bands and tossed it to Lamb, settling yet another side wager.

Not sure exactly what the payment was... perhaps $10K? To those of us watching without much practice handling or wagering such sums, it's a riddle.

Тагове: Ben LambTom Marchese

Negreanu Busts Phua

Paul Phua has been eliminated.
Paul Phua has been eliminated.

Daniel Negreanu opened to 52,000 from early position, and the action folded to Paul Phua who moved all in for 418,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds released, and Negreanu made the call.

Negreanu: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Phua: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

Negreanu's wired eights held as the board ran out {3-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, and Phua was eliminated.

"Sorry Paul," Negreanu offered after the hand.

Phua made a quick pit stop at Table 401 to perhaps give Richard Yong a bad beat story, then exited the Amazon Room.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,240,000 444,000
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
my Отпаднал

Тагове: Paul PhuaDaniel Negreanu