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Monday, July 05, 2021 to Monday, July 05, 2021 Event #5: No Limit Hold'em 8-Max

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, July 5, 2021 9:11 PM Local Time
James "BagElBud" Lillis Bubbles Event #5

The details on the elimination of James "BagElBud" Lillis in 91st place are not known, but what is known is that the remaining players are now in the money!

James "BagElBud" Lillis00
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:58 PM Local Time
Break Time on the Bubble

The remaining 91 players are now on a scheduled break. Just one more needs to leave empty-handed before the top 90 are guaranteed a minimum payday of $1,816.36.

Monday, July 5, 2021 8:56 PM Local Time
Chen Exits as Penultimate Bubble Boy

Two spots short of the money, Naichang "cncly1314" Chen moved all in for 43,901 on the button and Joseph "GLOOTIE" Demestrio called from the big blind.

Naichang "cncly1314" Chen:   
Joseph "GLOOTIE" Demestrio:   

The board ran out       and Chen hit the rail as the penultimate bubble boy.

Naichang "cncly1314" Chen0
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:49 PM Local Time
Cheong Falls Four Spots Shy of the Money

Joseph Cheong

Joseph "bIueberry" Cheong raised to 54,000 from middle position and left himself just 19,696 behind. Jeremy "HoyaSaxaJW" Wein then shoved from the big blind and Cheong called off.

Joseph "bIueberry" Cheong:   
Jeremy "HoyaSaxaJW" Wein:   

It was a flip and Cheong needed to improve to stay alive. Unfortunately for him, that didn't happen as the board ran out      .

Jeremy "HoyaSaxaJW" Wein194,399
Joseph "bIueberry" Cheong0
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:41 PM Local Time
Distefano Eliminates Porter

Andrew "Love2Lose" Porter raised to to 40,000 from middle position and left himself 21,873 behind. Vito "TheSuitBig29" Distefano then three-bet jammed from the big and Porter called off.

Andrew "Love2Lose" Porter:   
Vito "TheSuitBig29" Distefano:   

Distefano woke up with the goods and scored the knockout after the board ran out      .

Vito "TheSuitBig29" Distefano225,674
Andrew "Love2Lose" Porter0-101,000
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:37 PM Local Time
Freedman Takes Out Two

Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman raised from middle position to 10,000. Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith moved all in for 38,488 from the small blind, Pierce "Victoria53" McKellar shoved his slightly larger stack for 46,906, and Freedman called, covering both.

Freedman had a big chance to take out two as she held the    vs the    of Smith and the    of McKellar.

The board ran out      

Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman270,496250,496
Jerod "WhiskeyDeck" Smith00
Pierce "Victoria53" McKellar00
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:37 PM Local Time
Tune Into Jeff Platt's Twitch Stream Now for Early WSOP Coverage!

For each of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online bracelet events, Jeff Platt will be streaming early play up to the final table, which will then air on the PokerNews Twitch Channel. Early action of this event is streaming now, so be sure to tune in to see who walks away with the WSOP gold bracelet!

"I am thrilled to team up with PokerNews to present coverage of the 2021 WSOP Online," said Platt, who is a co-host of the PokerNews Podcast. "We learned last year that the prestige of bracelet events draws an incredibly passionate audience on Twitch. I can't wait to interact with that audience again as we crown poker's newest champions."

Watch the Jeff Platt's live stream here

Monday, July 5, 2021 8:33 PM Local Time
Zautra Doubles Near the Bubble

Nick Zautra

Zachary "Kings702" Grech, who not long ago eliminated Ryan Riess, raised to 10,000 from the cutoff only to have Nick "In3gr8ted37" Zautra three-bet jam for 21,990 from the small blind. Grech called and the hands were turned up.

Zachary "Kings702" Grech:   
Nick "In3gr8ted37" Zautra:   

Zautra was ahead and took a commanding lead when the     flop gave him top set. The   turn left Grech drawing dead and Zautra shipped the double after the   was run out on the river.

Nick "In3gr8ted37" Zautra52,980
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time
No Longer in the Tournament...
Daniel "Feeltheflow" Sindelar0-33,336
Justin "cheersfive" Liberto0
Mitchell "paltexnj" Garshofsky0
Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar0
Frank "Spaghettiii" Marasco0
Michael "SammyTwizz" Azzaro0
Christopher "Basile28" Basile0-59,274
YK "LuckySPEWy1" Kwon0
James "prpirate420" Vales0
Michael "RUA11" Michalek00
Ari "PalmTreeB" Engel0
Demetrios "GOGGINS" Petrou0-108,125
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:19 PM Local Time
Young Eliminates Michalek

Michael "RUA11" Michalek moved all in for 55,273 from early position, Orson "HIGHGRAVITY" Young shoved his larger stack from the small blind to fold out the big.

Young had the    and was leading Michalek's   . The board ran out       and Michalek was gone.

Orson "HIGHGRAVITY" Young157,705157,705
Michael "RUA11" Michalek00
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:18 PM Local Time
2013 WSOP Champ Downed Short of the Money

Ryan Riess

2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess moved all in for 18,240 from early position and Zachary "Kings702" Grech called out of the big blind.

Zachary "Kings702" Grech:   
Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess: {4ad}

The board ran out       and Grech won the pot with a pair of eights.

Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess0
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:11 PM Local Time
"Pickitup" Dispatches "Gemster"

Kevin "VamonosPest" Lutz raised to 7,215 from middle position and "Pickitup" called from the small blind. "Gemster" then three-bet all in for 32,804 from the big, Lutz got out of the way, and "Pickitup" called.


"Gemster" got it in good but fell behind on the     flop. The   turn was of no consequence and neither was the   river.

Francis "Pickitup" Sharp299,72576,239
Monday, July 5, 2021 8:06 PM Local Time
WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi

The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.

Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.

Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.

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Monday, July 5, 2021 7:53 PM Local Time
Negreanu, Depaulo & Lichtenberger Among Recent Eliminations
Shawn "SayGoodNight" Daniels0
Dan "Albacazada" Stavila0-20,000
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen0-121,443
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring0-756
Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu0
Darren "avocadotoast" Rabinowitz0
Aaron "Aaronmermel" Mermelstein0
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva0
Angel "chromeking" Lopez0
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr0-40,600
Anthony "boom81boom" Chin0
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba0
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty0-20,000
Ankush "rickrosstheb" Mandavia0
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo0-20,000
Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler0
Jared "DarrensRabbi" Jaffee0
Adam "PHsGoldShoes" Hendrix0
Krista "Pollux" Gifford0-52,135
Andrew "WATCHGUY42" Lichtenberger0
Alex "ShadowFiend1" Condon0
Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy0
Allen "Acnyc718" Chang0
Justin "MadTitan" Turner0
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen0-43,264
Monday, July 5, 2021 7:52 PM Local Time
Aces Over Queens Hurts Albrinck

Brad "bd3109" Albrinck jammed all in for 61,665 from the button over a raise, Robert "bobeads" Mather called from the big blind and woke up with aces as he had the    while Albrinck had the bad luck with the   .

The board ran out       and Albrinck was left with a short stack.

Robert "bobeads" Mather100,556100,556
Brad "bd3109" Albrinck15,86715,867
Monday, July 5, 2021 7:40 PM Local Time
Top Ten Chip Stacks
Gary "phiI_ivey" Kosakowski257,145183,104
Francis "Pickitup" Sharp223,486-8,690
Matthew "hunidegrande" Stone216,010216,010
Martin "BathroomLine" Zamani193,567-22,100
Peter "peter_1223" Mugar191,825191,825
Ryan "sYchoSID" Hohner176,098176,098
Charles "sevenstars' Furey169,899169,899
Anthony "adversity45" Pagan166,820166,820
Robert "Bob_Loblaw" Brown165,588-50,835
Austin "l8trgatorr" Peck246246
Monday, July 5, 2021 7:39 PM Local Time
Burke Blows Up "Venus"

Tyler "standupwiper" Burke moved all in for 31,686 from the hijack and "Venus" called off for 18,729 from the big blind.

Tyler "standupwiper" Burke:   

The board ran out       and Burke paired his queen to score the elimination.

Tyler "standupwiper" Burke54,055
Monday, July 5, 2021 7:28 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Flops the Joint

Phil Hellmuth

Action folded around to "Ericartmenez" on the button and they moved all in for 61,110. Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth was in the big blind and called off for 41,160.

Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth:   

Hellmuth got it in good and essentially locked it up when the     flop delivered him a full boat. The   turn left "Ericartmenez" drawing dead and Hellmuth doubled to 85,440 after the meaningless   was run out on the river.

Phil "Lumestackin" Hellmuth85
Monday, July 5, 2021 7:23 PM Local Time
Prize Pool and Payout Information

Registration came to a close in the 2021 WSOP Online Event #5: NLH 8-Max with 459 entries, which resulted in a $648,700 prize pool that will be paid out to the top 90 finishers. A min-cash will be worth $1,816.36 while the eventual winner will walk away with the bracelet and $139,600.24 first-place prize.

Monday, July 5, 2021 7:22 PM Local Time
Michnik Takes Out Crane

Russell "NJpincher" Crane jammed 25,520 from the button, Michael "RUA11" Michnik called from the small blind and the cards were turned up.

Crane was at risk with the    vs the    of Michnik.

The board ran out      , Crane did not possess a diamond and was eliminated.

Michael "RUA11" Michnik127,823127,823
Russell "NJpincher" Crane00