And just like that, the 2018 World Series of Poker is over. The Main Event wrapped up last week with John Cynn taking home the coveted WSOP Main Event bracelet and a paycheck of $8,800,000. Most people who casually watch poker on ESPN don’t realize that the Main Event isn’t the last event in the WSOP. There are 78 events in total (the Main Event is Event #65).
The final event this year, Event #78, was The Big One for One Drop and the buy-in was a cool $1,000,000, the largest buy-in of any event. The hand below played out in The Big One for One Drop between three players who got all-in, Fedor Holz, Rick Salomon and Byron Kaverman. It all started when the short-stack, Byron Kaverman with 8.025 million chips, goes all-in with A-5 of Clubs. Behind him, Fedor Holz shoves with a pocket pair of 10-10. Then the action goes to Rick Salomon who shoves all-in with A-K of Hearts.
Fedor Holz is forced to make a decision for nearly all of his chips and then the hand plays out with two players getting knocked out in a three-way all-in worth 37.7 million chips.
By the way, Fedor Holz ended up finishing in second place for a paycheck of $6,000,000. Justin Bonomo took home $10,000,000 for first place. And as it relates to this hand, Rick Salomon went out in 4th for $2,840,000 while Byron Kaverman went out in 5th for $2,000,000…Not a bad payday for fifth place.
To watch the crazy hand that decided the 2018 WSOP Main Event just click that link!