Doug “WCG|Rider” Polk Wins One Drop High Roller for 3rd Bracelet and $3,686,865!

Doug “WCG|Rider” Polk took down one of the biggest prizes of the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) earlier today after defeating Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier in the heads-up play for One Drop High Roller title.

In addition to Polk and Grospellier, the final table featured players like Andrew “good2cu” Robl, 2016 Super High Roller Bowl winner Rainer Kempe, 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson and sports-betting guru Haralabos Voulgaris.

Grospellier started the final table as the big chip leader, but had to eventually settle with runner-up finish after Polk steamrolled to victory once the play got down to four-handed. Polk first eliminated Voulgaris in fourth place when his pocket aces bested Voulgaris’ . Shortly after that, Dario Sammartino departed in third place after his lost to Polk’s .

After the heads-up play got underway, it didn’t take long for Polk to win a big pot against Grospellier in a hand where the French pro had flopped top two pair with J-T. However, after calling Grospellier’s check-raise on the flop, Polk hit better two pair on the turn and ended up scooping the massive pot. Grospellier failed to recover after the hand and eventually lost the title to Polk.

There was also some additional drama during the final table as Polk and Voulgaris had discovered something was wrong with the cards they were playing. The details are still a little hazy, but the final table eventually resumed and the cards were replaced:

This was third WSOP bracelet and the biggest ever live cash for Polk, who is now nearing $9 million in total live tournament earnings. See the final results from below.

2017 World Series of Poker Event #6: High Roller for One Drop Results

1st: Doug Polk – $3,686,865
2nd: Bertrand Grospellier – $2,278,657
3rd: Dario Sammartino – $1,608,295
4th: Haralabos Voulgaris – $1,158,883
5th: Chris Moore – $852,885
6th: Martin Jacobson – $641,382
7th: Rainer Kempe – $493,089
8th: Andrew Robl – $387,732
9th: Mike Kamran – $312,006

See for a full recap on this tournament.

Jesse Martin Wins Second Career Bracelet at $2.5k Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Jesse Martin won his 2nd career WSOP gold bracelet yesterday after taking down event #7 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball for $130,948.

This is Martin’s second Triple Draw bracelet as he took down the $10k version of the 2-7 event back in 2013, earning $253,524. The mixed variety not only involves 2-7 but also A-5 and Badugi, played in rotation. The event had a relatively low turnout with only 225 entrants, but Martin still had to face an intimidating pack of players to earn his bracelet.

The final ten players featured three multiple bracelet winners in Ryan Hughes, Barry Greenstein, and Chris Bjorin, as well as online crushers Jared “Harrington10” Bleznick, and James “AndyMcLEOD” Obst.

Event #7 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Final Table Results

Position Player Country Prize Money
1 Jesse Martin USA $130,948
2 James Obst Australia $80,922
3 Chris Bjorin Sweden $52,671
4 Brant Hale USA $35,349
5 Jared Bleznick USA $24,356
6 Terry Jennings USA $17,272
7 Daniel Hirleman USA $12,617

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