WSOP Notebook: Another One Drop entry and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 27, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Today we are going to stick with yesterday’s controversial hand in the $50k Poker Players Championship as the main topic of discussion, and look at some of the debate that has been raging since it first came to light (a sincere thanks to Donnie Peters from for doing such a fantastic job of reporting the hand as it happened). I’ll also bring you up to speed on the One Drop entry list, which once again grew overnight.

$50k Players Championship controversy

Yesterday we gave you the specifics on what will likely go down as one of the most controversial hands of poker in the modern era. Today I want to revisit the hand, but this time from a different perspective, and take a look at what some players and media types feel the ruling should have been.

The general consensus seems to be that the hand should not be replayed from the flop on with Mosseri and Yakovenko holding about 150,000 chips each (as the first floor-person ruled) but that the results should stand but only for the valid pot-sized bet that Yakovenko made.

In addition to the poker ruling, many people feel Mosseri’s antics (talking about his hand, questioning the rail, and even allowing a player to see his cards) should have been penalized.

Tobias Reinkemeier adds his name to One Drop list

Yesterday it was Antonio Esfandiari and today yet another player has been semi-confirmed for the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop tournament scheduled to take place July 1 at the World Series of Poker. The latest entry is German poker sensation Tobias Reinkemeier, who joins an ever-growing list of participants which has now reached 46 entrants:

1. David Einhorn

2. Anonymous – U.S. venture capitalist

3. Anonymous – European hedge fund manager

4. Anonymous – U.S. hedge fund manager

5. John Morgan — CEO, Winmark Corporation

6. Guy Laliberté

7. Phil Ruffin

8. Cary Katz

9. Paul Newey

10. Richard Yong

11. Andy Beal

12. Arnaud Mimran

13. Frédéric Banjout

14. Bob Bright

15. Paul Phua

16. Roger Teska

17. Eugene Katchalov

18. Jens Kyllönen

19. Jason Mercier

20. David Peat

21. Vivek Rajkumar

22. Andrew Robl

23. Nick Schulman

24. Noah Schwartz

25. Sam Trickett

26. Erik Seidel

27. Bobby Baldwin

28. Tobias Reinkemeier

29. Patrik Antonius

30. Gus Hansen

31. Daniel Negreanu

32. Johnny Chan

33. Tom Dwan

34. Jonathan Duhamel

35. Mike Sexton

36. Phil Ivey

37. Antonio Esfandiari

38. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

39. Daniel Shak

40. Jean-Robert Bellande

41. Justin Smith

42. Giovanni “Malibu” Guarascio

43. Haralobos Voulgaris

44. MGM Mirage satellite seat

45. Caesars Entertainment seat

46. Caesars Entertainment via June 30 $25,300 satellite at Rio

Reinkemeier made the announcement on his Facebook page where he wrote, “”Excited about competing in the WSOP $ 1 million one-drop Money in vivid, wired and I’m ready to play :)”.

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