$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Drewe Holding Steady

Martin Drewe won the Opening Event in 2011.

Last year's winner of this event, Martin Drewe, took a shot at a title defense yesterday, but despite a deep run, was eliminated late in the evening. Not to be deterred, Drewe took advantage of the recharge format and reentered today.

While he isn't off to the hot start that he was yesterday, Drewe is still in contention. In a recent hand, there was about 6,000 in the pot and a flop of {Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} when Drewe checked to his opponent in the cutoff, who fired out 2,300. Drewe then woke up with a min-check-raise to 4,600, which was enough to take down the pot.

Drewe is sitting with around 18,000.

Chip stacks
Martin Drewe au 18,000 4,000

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