Mike Allis Denies Ryan Riess, Wins ,111 One Drop Event At World Series of Poker

Mike Allis Denies Ryan Riess, Wins $1,111 One Drop Event At World Series of Poker

On the same day that the 2022 World Series of Poker main event played down to the final table, another big-field no-limit hold’em bracelet event was determining its champion. Less than 50 feet from the main featured streaming table, the WSOP $1,111 ‘One More For One Drop’ event was won by Mike Allis. The Idaho resident overcame 5,702 entries, defeating 2013 World Series of Poker main event champion Ryan Riess heads-up to secure his first bracelet and the top prize of $535,610.

This was by far the largest live tournament score recorded by Allis, whose previous best showing was a $32,882 payday for a 35th-place showing in the 2013 ‘Millionaire Maker’. He now has more than $800,000 in total earnings to his name.

This victory also saw Allis earn 1,320 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his second title of the year, having also won a $300 buy-in freezeout at the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II in April for $4,777. Allis now sits in 136th place in the overall POY race standings, which are presented by Global Poker.

This event spanned an entire week, with three starting flights and four more days of action. The $5,074,891 prize pool was paid out among the top 856 finishers. Big names who made very deep runs include bracelet winner Blair Hinkle (79th – $7,633), 2021 Wynn Millions main event winner Andrew Moreno (74th – $7,633), two-time bracelet winner Joao Simao (64th – $8,967), Lily Kiletto (39th – $15,238), bracelet winner Barry Hutter (28th – $18,468).

The huge field was narrowed down to just three remaining contenders heading into the final day, with Allis in the lead and Riess in second chip position. Basel Chaura was the short stack. he soon found himself all-in and at risk. It was a classic preflop race situation, with Riess holding 4Diamond Suit4Club Suit facing the QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit of Chaura. The 7Club Suit6Heart Suit3Club SuitQClub SuitJClub Suit runout saw CHaura take the lead on the turn, only to have Riess river a flush to lock up the pot. Chaura earned $250,157 as the third-place finisher.

Ryan RiessThat win helped Riess close the gap on Allis. Heads-up play began with Allis holding 137 million to Riess’ 91 million. The two went on to battle for roughly three hours, with several lead changes and dramatic swings along the way.

By the time the final hand arose, Allis was in the lead again. The action was actually on Riess, but Allis reportedly announced all-in out of turn. Riess called and Allis action stood. He could only produce the 6Spade Suit3Heart Suit, while Riess held 9Heart Suit9Club Suit. The board came down 8Spade Suit5Spade Suit4Diamond Suit4Heart Suit2Club Suit to see Allis hit a six-high straight on the river to knock Riess out in second place.

Riess took home $331,056 as the runner-up finisher. This was the sixth-largest score of Riess’ career, and his 22nd six-figure tournament payday. The former world champion and World Poker Tour event winner now has more than $16.1 million in tournament earnings. This was his third final-table finish of 2022. He placed third in the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha and no-limit hold’em split event held earlier in the series for $302,980, and fourth in a $3,000 six-max event at the Wynn Millions festival for another $52,902. With 2,640 total points, he now sits in 25th place on the POY leaderboard.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Mike Allis $535,610 1320
2 Ryan Riess $331,056 1100
3 Basel Chaura $250,157 880
4 Mohammed Jaafar $190,363 660
5 Leonardo Desouza $145,892 550
6 Salah Nimer $112,612 440
7 Andrew Robinson $87,551 330
8 Rio Fujita $68,562 220
9 Niklas Warlich $54,085 110

Winner photo credit: WSOP / Hayley Hochstetler.

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