While the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is fast approaching its final table, another big tournament has been taking place just down the road at Wynn Las Vegas. The $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) EveryOne for One Drop attracted 1,676 entries over a trio of starting flights and is slated to award its winner $2,561,480!
Heading into Day 3, 71 players remain with arguably the hottest player of 2023, Bin Weng, holding the chip lead with 3,280,000. Others still in contention include Dominik Nitsche (1,040,000), Bryce Yockey (730,000), Adrian Mateos (680,000), Darren Elias (610,000), Stephen Chidwick (500,000), and 2022 WPT World Champion Eliot Hudon (400,000).
WPT EveryOne for One Drop Top 10 Chip Counts
Phil Ivey Busts Just Short of the Money
On Day 1c, Phil Ivey was one of the last players to enter the tournament with a starting stack of 40,000. Almost straight away, the WPT Live Updates reported that he three-bet jammed for 42,500 from the cutoff with the A♥10♥ and the original raiser from the hijack called with the Q♥Q♦. Ivey was way behind but got luck after the board ran out 10♣7♠5♠A♦5♣ to give him two pair and the double.
Ivey made it to Day 2 and was nearing the money in Level 16 (4,000/8,000/8,000). Hand-for-hand play was in effect, and on Hand #7 there was around 50,000 in the pot and a flop of -js6s4c] when Ivey got his stack of 158,000 all in from the cutoff with the A♦J♥ only to see Eduardo Pereira roll over the K♠K♦. Both the turn and river bricked and Ivey fell a couple spots short of making the money.
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Money Bubble Bursts
In the same level, two more players followed Ivey out the door in the same hand, meaning two players busted on the bubble and split the minimum payout. In the first, David Dowdy and Sergio Aido saw a flop of 8♦7♥6♦ and got all of the chips in the middle. Dowdy held the J♥8♥ for top pair but was in dire straits against Aido’s 6♣6♥. The set held and Dowdy hit the rail.
Simultaneously, Samy Dubonnet got their extreme short stack all in preflop holding pocket jacks and was up against the king-nine suited of Daniel Reijmer. A king on the flop and a nine on the turn sealed the deal for Reijmer, and Dubonnet joined Dowdy on the rail as joint bubble boys.
Day 3 of the tournament will take place at Noon local time on Thursday with just 71 players remaining. Each is guaranteed $35,480 in prize money, but each will be looking to make the final table of six where they’ll make at least $524,500.
Additionally, the $111,000 WPT Alpha8 for One Drop will take place July 14-16.
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*Images courtesy of WPT / Drew Amato.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.