Adrian Moreno Wins 2017 WSOP Little One for One Drop for $528,316July 17, 2017 10:44 am
Even though the Main Event is still taking place, Event #74: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop is officially the last tournament to be featured at this year’s World Series of Poker. A total of 4,391 players subsequently entered the event to create a prize pool worth $3,951,900, and at the end of five days of play it was Adrian Moreno who would eventually triumph over the field to collect a career first gold bracelet, as well as a first place prize of $528,316.
Earlier on in the Series, the 48-year-old California resident recorded two impressive cashes, finishing 23rd at $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack for $37,831, and 19th at $888 NLHE Crazy Eights for $26,070. Following a victory which now pushes his live earnings to $663,056, Moreno commented:
“I had a rough week; I was playing [earlier in the series]; i ran so deep in the Monster Stack and the Crazy Eights, top 20’s and that, and I had one of my good friends pass away ten days ago so I had to fly home for a day. I come back.. and it’s a dream come true.”
Amongst the notable pros entering the event and seeing a return on their $1,111 buy-ins was Chris Ferguson in 96th ($3,997), Kevin Eyster in 55th ($7,840), Matt Affleck in 42nd ($11,572), and Eugene Todd in 23rd ($17,674).
At the final table, Adrian Moreno then eliminated Richard Dixon in 5th on his way to a heads-up encounter against Martin Lesjoe for the title. Following an intense battle, the deciding hand took place with both players all-in and Moreno’s straight and flush draw up against the top pair of his opponent. Moreno then hit the nut flush to claim the victory, while Martin Lesjoe collected $326,314 for his runner-up finish.
“He’s a good player. I decided I needed to change my play up and be more aggressive. It worked out,” explained Moreno after his famous win.
Final Table Results:
1: Adrian Moreno $528,316
2: Martin Lesjoe $326,314
3: Matt Berkey $240,588
4: Jimmy Guerrero $178,764
5: Richard Dixon $133,868
6: Guiseppe Pantaleo $101,041
7: Ricardo Ramos $76,871
8: Samuel Vonkennel $58,953
9: Alexandros Papadopoulos $45,578