Bertrand Grospellier from France Leads WSOP High Roller Final Nine;Hellmuth Bubbles

The Day 3 of High Roller for One Drop – $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em kicked off with just 23 hopefuls remaining from a field of 130 entries. After several hours of the gruelling action, only 9 players remain now to fight it out for the first-place prize of $3,686,865 and  of course the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. Among those remaining in the field, Bertrand Grospellier, Martin Jacobson and Doug Polk headline the One Drop High Roller finale. Grospellier is leading the way with 16,825,000 in chips.elky

“It’s an awesome feeling, “I’m a huge chip leader. I think have about 25 percent of the chips. It feels great to be back on the main stage especially in one of the biggest events of the summer. I’ve been running pretty good, but I’ve been focused as well. I’ve been playing really well. The field is very tough so it’s still going to be a really tough final table. The toughest is obviously coming up.” said the elated Grospellier.

In High Roller for One Drop, 20 players made the money. It was Dan Shak who left as the unfortunate bubble boy. He actually committed his short stack with ace-jack against the jack-five held by Scott Seiver, but running straight cards brought up a devastating beat to Shak and sent all the remaining players into the money stage.

When the field was down to 10 players, the 14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and Haralabos Voulgaris confronted in a hand. Ultimately, it was Hellmuth who lost the battle and went out in 10th place, bubbling the unofficial final table. Hellmuth committed his final 5 big blinds with ace-four, but the 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson had ace-king,which helped him to end Hellmuth’s run for a 3rd One Drop final table.

While Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier holds commanding chip lead, Martin Jacobson will begin the final day 2nd in chips. Jacobson from Sweden is followed by Italy’s Dario Sammartino with 7,975,000 in chips.

Here is a look at final 9 players:

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Dario Sammartino Italy 7,975,000 50
2 Bertrand Grospellier France 16,825,000 105
3 Rainer Kempe Germany 5,760,000 36
4 Andrew Robl United States 6,670,000 41
5 Doug Polk United States 6,090,000 38
6 Haralabos Voulgaris Canada 2,865,000 18
7 Michael Kamran United States 3,470,000 21
8 Chris Moore United States 7,600,000 47
9 Martin Jacobson Sweden 8,890,000 55