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Bertrand Grospellier Leads $111,111 Buy-In One Drop Final Table at 2017 World Series of Poker

Former WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson Sits In Second Place


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The $111,111 buy-in High Roller For One Drop at the 2017 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 130 entrants generating a total prize pool of $13,722,150.

After three days of action, the field is now down to the final nine players and includes some of the best players in the game today. Leading the way is 36-year-old Frenchman Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who dominated day three and now holds more than one-fourth of the chips entering nine-handed play.

But Grospellier, who a bracelet in the 2011 $10,000 Stud Championship, isn’t the only notable at the table. Sitting in second place is 29-year-old Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson, who won the 2014 WSOP main event for $10 million.

Here’s a look at the chip counts entering the final day of play. The players will return to blinds of 80,000-160,000 with a 20,00 ante.

Rank Player Name Chip Count
1 Bertrand Grospellier 16,825,000
2 Martin Jacobson 8,890,000
3 Dario Sammartino 7,975,000
4 Chris Moore 7,600,000
5 Andrew Robl 6,670,000
6 Doug Polk 6,090,000
7 Rainer Kempe 5,760,000
8 Michael Kamran 3,470,000
9 Haralabos Voulgaris 2,865,000

Each of the final nine players is already in the money and guaranteed at least $312,006. The winner will take home the bracelet and the $3,686,865 first-place prize.

Notables who have already finished in the money include Connor Drinan (20th), Nick Petrangelo (19th), Igor Kurganov (18th), Dan Colman (16th), Charlie Carrel (15th), Scott Seiver (14th), Byron Kaverman (12th), Antonio Esfandiari (11th) and Phil Hellmuth (10th).

The turnout for this event was down 29 per cent from 2016, when Fedor Holz topped a field of 183 entrants to win $4,981,775.

The action resume Monday at 2 p.m. local time in Las Vegas.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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