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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 5:17 PM Local Time
Say Goodbye to...
Danamarie "propjoe" Muse0
Michael "Bballlind10" Lind0
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel0
Brian "TGBPoker" Frenzel0
Vincent "Crafty_Rat" Shaw0
Luke "fulish1" Fu0
Michael "Merlot" Bailey0
Allen "Itsfun77" Summerville0
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice0-13,776
William "Twooopair" Reymond0
Jeffrey "PlusEv905" Schwartz0
Hal "Zamees" Rotholz0-20,000
Carlos "carloswelch" Welch0
Monday, July 5, 2021 5:09 PM Local Time
Level 8 Big Stacks
Kyung Min "Mintomax" Lee77,077
James "biggs2424" Anderson62,119
Zachary "Rengoku" Gruneberg60,6031,950
Charles "sevenstars" Furey56,897
Arian "4632647" Stolt55,160
Katie "katelin" Lindsay53,910
Srikar "redraider" Chadhivae52,548
Krista "Pollux" Gifford52,13510,475
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:51 PM Local Time
Negreanu Shoves River to Force Out Opponent

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu raised to 600 from middle position. "philnaps" called on the button and the small blind Richard "Doc33" Federico, called also.

The flop came    , Negreanu bet 600, both opponents called.

The turn was the  , Negreanu bet 2,670, philnaps called and Federico folded.

The river came the  . Negreanu led shoved for 25,204 which quickly folded out philnaps to send the pot the way of DNegs.

Daniel "DNegs' Negreanu34,68434,684
Richard "Doc33" Federico16,157
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
WSOP History: Looking Back at the November (and October) Nines
2013 WSOP November Nine
2013 WSOP November Nine

No stage in poker stood as a bigger goal for a tournament player than the final table of the WSOP Main Event. For years, that meant going to sleep knowing you had the chance of a lifetime, to go down in poker history in the next few days as the cameras captured your every bet, raise and fold.

All of that changed in 2008.

The year after Jerry Yang's Main Event victory was broadcast to all on ESPN's standard tape delay, organizers made a decision to try to increase the excitement and anticipation around the final table: after the final nine was reached, play would be paused. At that point, everyone left would go home with 9th-place money and the players would reconvene a few months later to play out the final table on a short tape delay.

That lasted until 2016, and this is the history of the November (and October) Nines.

Click here to read the article about the history of the WSOP November Nine

Monday, July 5, 2021 4:49 PM Local Time
Big Slick Does the Trick for Gruneberg

Zachary Gruneberg

Hal "Zamees" Rotholz raised to 600 under the gun and called when Zachary "Rengoku" Gruneberg three-bet to 2,100 from the cutoff.

On the     flop, Rotholz checked and Gruneberg bet 2,275. Rotholz check-raised to 5,800 and then called off for 16,698 after Gruneberg jammed.

Zachary "Rengoku" Gruneberg:   
Hal "Zamees" Rotholz:   

Both players had flopped a pair but Gruneberg's was best. Neither the   turn nor   river changed a thing and Gruneberg was pushed the pot while Rotholz re-entered the tournament.

Zachary "Rengoku" Gruneberg58,653
Hal "Zamees" Rotholz20,000
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:38 PM Local Time
Early Eliminations
Matthew "peepeepoopoo" Paoletti0
Ashraf "ash1029" Chehata0
Peter "fullytilted4" Christiansen0
James "richrdparker" Taylor0
Yonghui "pokermaster8" Jiang0
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:33 PM Local Time
Vaysman Flops Straight and Doubles

Lanny "ThePuritz" Vaysman called from the small blind and saw a flop with the big blind Ethan "Rampunts" Yau.

The flop came    . Yau bet 325, Vaysman check-raised to 999 and was called.

The turn was the  . Both players checked.

The river came the  . Vaysman bet, Yau raised, and Vaysman three-bet all in, which was called.

Vaysman showed the    for flopped straight which bested the    of Yau.

Lanny "ThePuritz" Vaysman37,92437,924
Ethan "Rampunts" Yau2,013
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:13 PM Local Time
No Picinic for Goehring

Alan Goehring

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring, who last summer won his first gold bracelet in an online event, raised to 400 from the cutoff and Dominic "Ry_Ty_Ly" Picinic called from the big blind.

Picinic check-called a bet of 450 on the     flop and then both players checked the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Picinic bet 1,200 and Goehring called.

Picinic rolled over the    for a full house and Goehring mucked, leaving himself just 756.

Alan Goehring hand
Alan Goehring hand
Dominic "Ry_Ty_Ly" Picinic26,185
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring756
Monday, July 5, 2021 4:08 PM Local Time
Sorry, Not Sorry: New Jersey's Ryan Torgersen Discusses Incredible Bracelet Redemption

Ryan Torgersen

Last year on July 9th and 10th, the poker world witnessed New Jersey's Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen accomplish a truly incredible feat. First, he navigated his way through a 1,026-entry field in Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max only to finish runner-up to Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen, good for $116,379 prize money.

A day later in Event #10: $600 Monster Stack, Torgersen was back at it and topped a 2,074-entry field to win that tournament for $172,362 and a gold bracelet. In a 24-hour period, he won a $288,741 in prize money.

Little was known about poker's latest breakout star, who was awarded Performance of the Week right on PokerNews.

The 30-year-old Torgersen grew up in Granby, Connecticut with his parents and younger sister.

"I do not have much work experience besides a few delivery jobs I had in my mid 20's before I got back into poker and moved to Jersey," he said. "I spent a couple years in college studying economics but was spending too much time playing poker. I did not want to go to college in the first place, right after I graduated from high school, but I did it because it was expected of me."

As it turned out, the education he'd use to capture WSOP gold came years earlier courtesy of his father, who taught him how to play poker.

"My dad taught me the rules of poker at a pretty young age before I found PokerStars during the poker boom," Torgersen explained. "I taught myself, originally by spending hours watching all the top tournament players from the PocketFives and Pokerstars TLB every day, figuring out how they would play different stack sizes, then just put it into my own game and saw good results pretty quickly."

He continued: "Back then, I thought I was the best in the game and knew all there was to know, but after years of experience and studying cash games/sims I realize there will always be so much more room to get better and I'll never know it all no matter how much I study."

Check out Torgersen's full interview here.

Monday, July 5, 2021 4:01 PM Local Time Coming to Pennsylvania!
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:57 PM Local Time
Level Four Top Chip Counts
Krista "Pollux" Gifford41,660-70
Matthew "GitGot" Volosevich36,65916,659
Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen35,95735,957
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder33,29133,291
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:46 PM Local Time
Zamani Doubles Through Tice

Martin Zamani

Blinds 50/100

Martin "BathroomLine" Zamani was short stacked and raised to 287 from the button. Landon "ActionDealer" Tice three-bet to 1,011and Zamani called.

The flop came    . Tice continued for 1,036. Zamani called. The turn was the  . Tice moved all in to forced Zamani to put his remaining 3,543 in the middle which he did.

Zamani had the    for flopped trips while Tice had the   . The river came the   to give Zamani the double up.

Landon "ActionDealer" Tice13,77613,776
Martin "BathroomLine" Zamani11,23011,230
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:46 PM Local Time
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman Looking to Crush Another WSOP Online Bracelet Series

Ian Steinman

One WSOP Gold Bracelet. Three final tables. Fifteen cashes. That was the body of work of Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman in last year's Online Bracelet Series, one that would be the envy of nearly everyone who fired in last year's version. Steinman, who already has been seeking action on some bracelet bets for this year's series, will be looking to duplicate his many deep runs and massive success this year.

Steinman's heater began last year with two final tables early in the series, with a fifth-place performance in Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack for $24,578, followed by a sixth-place finish two days later in Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max for $30,995. Steinman's bracelet would be earned late in the series, when he took down Event #27: $400 NLH Freezeout for $110,557 after beating Japan's Satoshi Tanaka in heads-up play. Steinman used these performances to take down the $100,000 Leaderboard competition of the portion of the series, which sent an additional $18,000 his way.

Steinman doesn't appear to be resting on his laurels in preparing for a summer of poker, however, already getting in some prep work by winning the Benny Binion Summer Shoot-Out at the South Point Poker Room for $65,000 after a three-way deal. As much as winning his first bracelet meant to Steinman, the quest for another crusher of a summer is on for the hyper-talented Steinman.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman19,840-160
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:36 PM Local Time
Summer Online Championships Runs July 7-27 Alongside Bracelet Events
Summer Online Championships
Summer Online Championships

The Summer Online Championships are coming soon to Don't miss a minute of the Championship action July 7-27. You'll have a shot at over $2 Million in GTDs and a chance to win the WSOP Championship Belt awarded to the Main Event Champion on July 25. With at least three tournaments a day, low buy ins, and huge guarantees, this is your shot to win big this month.

Summer Online Championship Details

Monday, July 5, 2021 3:32 PM Local Time
Ioli Raises Turn

Blinds 30/60

Four players entered a raised pot and the flop came     Hal "Zameez" Rothol bet 260 into a pot of 630. Mark "Victb" Ioli called and the two others folded.

The turn was the  . Rotholz bet 750. He got raised to 2,797 which was enough to get a fold.

Mark "Victb" Ioli21,30021,300
Hal "Zameez" Rotholz18,60518,605
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:31 PM Local Time
"muskrrr" Busts and Promptly Re-Enters

"Cushty" opened for 120 under the gun and Krista "Pollux" Gifford called from the hijack. Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell came along from the cutoff before the short-stacked "muskrrr" three-bet to 600 from the button. Both blinds folded, the other three players called, and the flop came down    .

A trio of checks saw "muskrrr" bet all in for 2,889 and only Gifford called.

Krista "Pollux" Gifford:   

"muskrrr" had flopped top pair but it was no good as Gifford had top two pair. Neither the   turn nor   river changed a think and "muskrrr" re-entered the tournament.

Krista "Pollux" Gifford41,730
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:22 PM Local Time
Watch Every Final Table of the 2021 WSOP Online Events on the PokerNews Twitch Channel

PokerNews Twitch

Through August 3rd, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will begin hosting daily online gold bracelet events on There will be 33 bracelets awarded over 32 days, and PokerNews is excited to announce we'll not only be live reporting all the action but also offering poker fans daily live streams.

Every day, viewers at home will have access to watching the biggest names hunt for bracelets. In conjunction with PokerNews, Jeff Platt will host early action from each tournament at, starting around the money bubble each day and taking players all the way to the final table.

"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."

After Platt's streams, coverage will then shift to where PokerNews' own Jesse Fullen will cover final table action alongside a rotating cast of co-hosts including Alec Torelli, Ryan Laplante, Jesse Sylvia, KL Cleeton, Rampage Poker, and Jaman Burton, among others. The streams will also be featured on YouTube and Facebook.

"WSOP Online will certainly be the biggest online series of the year in the USA. We're thrilled PokerNews has again stepped up to provide fans a way to follow the action," said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the WSOP. "Jeff Platt's personal streams were a highlight of last year's online series and we have no doubt the PokerNews final table streams will be an entertaining watch."

Click here to see the schedule

Monday, July 5, 2021 3:15 PM Local Time
Faces In The Field
Sean "PetyrBaelish" Hegarty20,00020,000
Chad "clayne" Layne20,00020,000
Dan "Albacazada" Stavila20,00020,000
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty20,00020,000
Matthew "GitGot" Volosevich20,00020,000
Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo20,00020,000
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman20,000
Wendy "Cardthartic" Freedman20,000
Vanessa "ContainsNuts" Kade20,000
Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell20,000
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen20,000
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen20,000
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:05 PM Local Time
2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Winners Thus Far
DateTournamentPlayersRe-entriesTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
1-JulEvent #1: $500 NLH BIG 500 Kick-Off8374401277$574,650Jose "deposit" Noboa$105,160.95
2-JulEvent #2: $600 NLH Monster Stack7273111038$560,520Manig "Ohio77" Loeser$104,312.77
3-JulEvent #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack641309950$427,500Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais$90,801
4-JulEvent #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo608242850$382,500Jeffery "Steelvikes7" Hoop$73,860.75
Monday, July 5, 2021 3:01 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal!

Cards are in the air here in the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Event #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max! The latest battle for a bracelet has begun.