Bertrand Grospellier

The Event #6: High Roller for One Drop – $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em received a total of 130 entries and was down to 23 players on Day 3.  After the day’s action, nine Players are still in the running to make it big for the first prize of $3,686,865 and stand a chance to fashion a radiating World Series of Poker bracelet.

After more than four levels of play, the following are the table and seat assignments for the unofficial final table of nine players who made the cut.

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Dario Sammartino Italy 7,975,000 50
2 Bertrand Grospellier France 16,825,000 105
3 Rainer Kempe Germany 5,760,000 36
4 Andrew Robl United States 6,670,000 41
5 Doug Polk United States 6,090,000 38
6 Haralabos Voulgaris Canada 2,865,000 18
7 Michael Kamran United States 3,470,000 21
8 Chris Moore United States 7,600,000 47
9 Martin Jacobson Sweden 8,890,000 55

 

Day 3 commenced with Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier as the chip leader. Grospellier has successfully grossed a sizable chip lead for Monday’s action.  He apaced his lead after reaching the money, outshining Igor Kurganov, Charlie Carrel and Scott Seiver to reach the 17 million-chip mark.

“I’m a huge chip leader. I think have about 25 percent of the chips. It feels great to be back on the main stage especially in one of the biggest events of the summer. I’ve been running pretty good, but I’ve been focused as well. I’ve been playing really well. The field is very tough so it’s still going to be a really tough final table. The toughest is obviously coming up,” he told PokerNews.

Having already achieved the sixth rank in the past, The 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson considers The Event #6: High Roller for One Drop – $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em as the biggest event that he plays in the series besides the Main Event, and hopes to improve on his rank. He will enter the final day second in chips.

Amongst the 20 players who made the money in the event, Dan Shak landed on the bubble. His short stack with ace-jack fell short against the jack-five held by Seiver. Following suite were the former Big One for One Drop Champions Dan Colman and Antonio Esfandiari. Unable to commit to his residual 11 big blinds with pocket deuces, Coleman descended on the leader. A jack on the flop by Chris Moore sent him down at the 16th place. Esfandiari’s jack-high flush draw finished in the 11th place against Rainer Kempe’s aces and ace-high flush draw.

Down To 10 Players:

Between Phil Helmuth and Haralabos Voulgaris, Hellmuth bowed out in 10th place and bubbled the unofficial final table. As reported by PokerNews, Hellmuth committed his final five big blinds with ace-four, but Jacobson woke up with ace-king and ended Hellmuth’s bid for a third One Drop final table.

Dario Sammartino, Rainer Kempe, Michael Kamran and Doug Polk are still in the running for the $3.7 million grand prize.

Doug Polk expressed his feel good emotion to PokerNews.”Obviously, when you start the World Series every summer, you’re like, ‘Okay, there’s kind of the One Drop and the Main Event and everything else.’ Those are really the two big tournaments. Obviously the Main is the dream, but the One Drop is the second-best tournament to final table. So I’m really happy to get this opportunity. You are a piece of poker history by winning this event. I have a long way to go for that, but I’m excited.”

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