Day 1a completed
Day 1a completed
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.
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 flop and was called. Both players checked the , but Wheeler led for 3,000 on the river. His opponent called and then mucked when Wheeler showed .
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.
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 and Helder the . The board ran and Seidel was gone.
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.
After a raise from a player in the hijack, Andrew Lichtenberger moved all in from the small blind and received a call.
Lichtenberger caught a pair on the flop and held after the board completed . 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.
Michael Mizrachi has busted from the Little One for One Drop. His was no match for the of his opponent, despite him flopping an eight on the 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.