Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
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Day 1a of the Little One For One Drop Ends With 351 Players

[user169806] • Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Jason Wheeler
Jason Wheeler

The Little One for One Drop, the smaller sibling of the Big One for One Drop, kicked off on Wednesday afternoon in the Brasilia Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and attracted a bumper crowd of players, many of whom took advantage of the unlimited reentry policy made available for this event.

Among the scores of players who chose Day 1a as their start day were the likes of Jason Wheeler, Jason Helder, DJ MacKinnon, Barry Shulman, Darren Elias, Chris Moorman, Timothy Reilly, Frank Rusnak, Melanie Weisner, and many more.

Wheeler was one of the top stacks in the room to end the night, but it was Cuong Van Nguyen to finish on top with 91,000 in chips.

Some of those who will need to buy in on Thursday's Day 1b because they busted this flight include Erik Seidel, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Amanda Baker and JC Tran. Tran actually busted six times during the eight hour-long levels.

Day 1b commences at Thursday at 12 p.m. local time and the plan is to mirror that of Day 1a — eight one-hour levels with a 20-minute break after each level. Late entry and reentries are permitted to the end of the sixth level and that should make for a monster-sized field like that of 2013.

Until then, it is goodnight from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

Wheeler Gets Aces Paid Off

[user169806] • Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Jason Wheeler raised from middle position and found one caller from a couple of seats to his left. Wheeler continued with a 1,600 bet on the {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{Q-Spades} flop and was called. Both players checked the {5-Spades}, but Wheeler led for 3,000 on the {3-Diamonds} river. His opponent called and then mucked when Wheeler showed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}.

Jason Wheeler us 72,000 15,000

Tagit: Jason Wheeler

Tran Busts For The Sixth Time!

[user169806] • Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante

JC Tran has now busted from the Little One For One Drop six times and is now considering trying his luck in the 10-game mix that is taking place.

JC TRANDidn't survive the 6th drop. Contemplating using the 7th in the 10 game mix. Thoughts? #outofdrops @888poker
JC Tran us Ulkona

Tagit: JC Tran

Helder Stacks Seidel

[user169806] • Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Erik Seidel moved all-in for around starting stack and Jason Helder three-bet from the next seat along to isolate the eight-time World Series of Poker champion.

Seidel showed {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Helder the {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. The board ran {6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Seidel was gone.

Jason Helder us 69,500
Erik Seidel us Ulkona

Tagit: Erik SeidelJason Helder

Some More Big Stacks

[user169806] • Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante

As the day draws to a close, we've been on the look out for some of the bigger stacks in the room. One massive stack belongs to Matt Lapossie who has turned his 4,000 starting stack into 76,000.

Also nicely stacked is Vince Bryant with 75,000 and Valentino Konakchiev with 60,000 chips.

Matthew Lapossie ca 76,000
Vince Bryant 75,000
Valentino Konakchiev bg 60,000
Theodore Driscoll us 59,500
Stephen Jarrett 39,000

Tagit: Matt LapossieVince BryantValentino Konkachiev

Lichtenberger Doubles

• Taso 8: 200-400, 50 ante

After a raise from a player in the hijack, Andrew Lichtenberger moved all in from the small blind and received a call.

Lichtenberger: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Opponent: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Lichtenberger caught a pair on the {6-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} flop and held after the board completed {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Lichtenberger and others are likely looking to go big or go bust late in the day as this strategy would allow a potential reentry for Day 1B if their fate is the latter.

Andrew Lichtenberger us 15,800 4,800

Tagit: Andrew Lichtenberger


Mizrachi Busts

[user169806] • Taso 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Michael Mizrachi has busted from the Little One for One Drop. His {8-Spades}{6-Spades} was no match for the {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} of his opponent, despite him flopping an eight on the {7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop.

As late registration is firmly closed, Mizrachi will have to wait until Thursday if he wants to donate another $111 to the One Drop Foundation.

Michael Mizrachi us Ulkona

Tagit: Michael Mizrachi