WSOP 2021 Day 45 Digest

69$1,500Event #69: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better🇺🇸 Jermaine Reid$113,459

Event #69: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Mixed game grinder Jermaine Reid became the winner of the $1,500 event late in the night and pocketed $113,459. Until then, the player did not have 5 figures despite having a few dozens cashes on his profile so this win is a pretty big deal for the player.

“It means a lot. It is something I set out to do this year,” Reid told after winning. “I really didn’t think I would accomplish it. It was just a stretch goal. So I’m very, very surprised I actually got it. It feels amazing. The money is irrelevant. The bracelet is everything.”

Jermaine managed to beat a high level final table and denied several bracelet holders from the win, including John Monnette (4th), Carol Fuchs (6th) and John Racener (8th).

Jermaine Reid

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

We lost more than two thirds of the field yesterday as we went from 1,000 players to now 292. All the remaining players will now win $33,900 or more.

In the lead is the Spanish Ramon Colillas with 5M chips. Ramon is the winner of the $25k PSPC PokerStars Players Championship where he won a cute $5,1M. The only way to beat this exceptional score for him is by winning the tournament this year.

Chance with the big stack

Now cruising in the tournament is Stephen Chidwick with the 4th stack and 4,3M. Also worth noting are Chance Kornuth (18th, 2,7M), Jason Koon (95th, 1,3M), 2016 Main Event winner Qui Nguyen (110th, 1,1M), Nick Petrangelo (137th, 966k), Chris Moneymaker (232nd, 621k), Matt Berkey (237th, 621k) and Marle Spragg (282nd, 302k).

Elky unfortunately won’t make it to day 5, out 312th

Event #68: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em

Only 29 remain and Michael Shanahan has took the lead. Winner of the 6-Handed $5,000 Scott Ball still have a chance to win a second bracelet this year as he’s third in chips such as Sorel Mizzi who maintained a good stack yesterday and will come back 11th.

Sorel Mizzi, $12M in total live earnings

Many tournaments are now underway so we’ll keep a close eye on the results!


WSOP 2021 Day 44 Digest

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

The bubble popped a few minutes ago in the Main Event, leaving us with 1000 players making the money all securing a $15k prize.

After shoving with aces preflop, Kevin Campbell is our heartbroken bubble boy this year, he got cracked by the A9 of Chris Alafogiannis who made trips of the river.

Another brutal hand also happened a few hours ago:

Jessica Cai will return for day 4 today with the chip lead and a stack close to 1,8M. Chris Moneymaker briefly took the chip lead today and still maintained one of the most healthy stack with 1,4M, currently sitting in 9th place.

A great day for Stephen Chidwick who entered the top 200 and is now 16th (1,2M). Also in great position are Nick Petrangelo (53rd, 860k), Chance Kornuth (66th, 780k), JJ Liu (71st, 765k), Matt Glantz (116th, 580k), Jason Koon (118th, 574k) and Mike Matusow (144th, 510k).

Event #68: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em

310 players are still fighting in the $1,111 event and $396,445 will be awarded to the winner. Marouane Lamharzi Alaoui is the chipleader at this point, followed by Sorel Mizzi (4th), Joseph Cheong (9th) and Scott Ball (16th).

Sorrel Mizzi

Event #69: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

In the $1,500 event 372 players took the starting line and 20 are left, battling for a $113,459 top prize. Esther Taylor-Brady is currently chip leading, ahead of John Monnette looking for a fifth bracelet. John Racener (4th) and Carol Fuchs (6th) are also eying on a new final table.

Have a great day at the tables!


WSOP 2021 Day 43 Digest

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

6,650 players have took their chance in this year’s main event, generating a prizepool of $62,011,250 and the winner will take home $8M.

Conrad De Armas is the current chip leader with a stack of 744,000. Also having a very healthy stack are Matt Glantz (7th, 580k) and Chris Moneymaker (11th, 531k).

Do you recognize him? The young prince unfortunately did not make it!

Many more known players will return, here are the one we can find in the top 200: Liv Boeree (45th, 289k), Barry Greenstein (61st, 268k), Dennis Phillips (3rd in 2008 edition for $4.5M, 133rd, 194k), JC Tran (140th, 190k) and Michael Mizrachi (172th, 171k).

2362 players will return for day 3 today.

Scotty sadly won’t return for day 3

Event #68: LITTLE ONE FOR ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em

With three days one in, the $1,111 event cumulated 1,823 entries and now 710 remain for day 2. South Korean Charles Tae Hoon Lee is leading the debates, closely followed by Brian Rast (3rd) and Scott Ball (10th). The prizes are yet to be announced.

Camille Brown

So that’s it for today! More and more tournaments will start in the coming days so the bracelet distribution will soon resume!


WSOP 2021 Day 41 Digest

7$3,200Online Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8 Maxincel4life$318,889

Online Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 8 Max

We still don’t know exactly who goes by the nickname “incel4life” but this possible robot won the $3,200 online high roller yesterday. The winner took home the biggest online prize this year for beating out 319 players, along with 115 rebuys.

In the tournament, Josh “Nitbuster” Arieh also ran deep and nearly won his third bracelet of the year as he took the 4th place for $96,049.

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

Day 1E has come to an end in the Main Event. Many familiar names have qualified for day 2: Joe Hachem, Jake Schindler, David “ODB” Baker, Paul Volpe and many more.

The current chip leader from day 1A to 1E is Aleksandr Shevlyakov with a stack of 392,600. Day 1F that will play today will be the final day 1 this year.

Here is an updated list of the most cashes this year:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu15$264,845
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack15$242,884
🇺🇸 Jake Schwartz14$392,674
🇺🇸 Roland Israelashvili14$126,920
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb13$1,341,353
🇺🇸 Ben Yu12$923,332

Have a nice day at the tables!

WSOP 2021 Day 38 Digest

60$50,000Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed🇺🇸 Daniel Cates$954,020
65$1,000Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)🇬🇷 Georgios Sotiropoulos$432,575
66$10,000Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)🇺🇸 Josh Arieh$484,791

Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

It’s only the third cash of Dan Cates at the world series but he managed to make it count tonight as he defeated a tough competition to grab the $50k PPC bracelet for $954,020! Daniel is better known for his high stakes cash game apperances but he still have $9M in total live earnings, his best performance being finishing runner-up in the EPT €100,000 Super High Roller at Monte Carlo in 2014.

Here he defeated Ryan Leng ($589k) heads-up, Paul Volpe made 3rd for $404k and Eli Elezra 4th for $286k.

Dan “Super Saiyan” Cates

Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)

The $1,000 tournament took only two days to go from 3,821 entries to one winner, named Georgios Sotiropoulos. It’s now the third bracelet for the Greek: he won the $200 GGPoker Event #6: FLIP & Go No-Limit Hold’em earlier this year and a €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em in the WSOP Europe in 2015.

“I don’t really think about that,” said Sotiropoulos when asked about having established himself as one of the top no-limit hold’em players. “But it’s an amazing achievement. I really love the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas, the tournaments, the people here. Everything excites me. Makes me come again and again, playing more and winning more. Feeling grateful.”

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)

Right after a big disappointement at the $50k PPC where he finished 6th for $161k, Josh Arieh just won a second bracelet this year by taking over the $10k championship! It’s the fourth bracelet for the player who is now 31st in the bracelet race.

Arieh had some analysis about the competition: “I noticed a lot of mistakes that I made, but I also noticed a lot of gameplay mistakes that they made. There was a point where they were letting me see flops when I shouldn’t see flops, they were gambling when they shouldn’t have been gambling. Just my experience in pot-limit really helped me figure out what I should be doing.”

Josh Arieh

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

Day 1B attracted 845 entries and ended with 611 players left. The chip leader of that day is Steve Foutty with a stack of 287,000, but Moustapha Kanit still have the biggest stack at this point. Notable names making day 2 are Stephen Chidwick (124,900), Kevin Gerhart (112,400), Mike Matusow (56,500) and Justin Bonomo.

To close this wonderful day at the world series, let’s have a look at the most cashes list:

NameCashesTotal Earnings
🇺🇸 Daniel Zack14$241,422
🇺🇸 Roland Israelashvili14$126,920
🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb13$1,341,353
🇺🇸 Ben Yu12$923,332
🇺🇸 Jake Schwartz12$391,100
🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu11$258,605
🇮🇱 Ran Ilani11$208,581
🇺🇸 Brett Apter11$36,077
🇺🇸 Raymond Henson10$94,942
🇺🇸 JJ Liu10$69,948