Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:00 PM Local Time
Ye "yuan365" Yuan Looking For Another Big Summer of Online Fun
Ye "yuan365" Yuan, also known as Tony Yuan, has a tiny amount of cashes on his Hendon Mob profile, with just $6,774 in career tournament earnings outside of one particularly big outlier. Yuan, a Ph.D Candidate of Mathematics and Probability at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, overcame the odds and made the final table of the 2020 WSOP $10,000 Main Event, after pushing through a field of 705 entrants.
"I still can't believe it." Yuan told PokerNews about his run to the final table. "I don't know how I made it, but someone I did. I was quite lucky to have some big hands. I won a coinflip when short-stacked with pocket nines against my opponent's ace-jack offsuit." Yuan also was confident in the transition to the live final table, as opposed to online, saying, "I'm a live guy. I think my live play is better than my online play. I can read people."
Yuan finally succumbed in fifth-place, losing a flip with ace-ten to the pocket fours of Joseph Hebert, but the $286,963 payday certainly helped put a big dent in his college tuition. Now, with another summer of online events waiting, Yuan will be looking to make another deep run payoff in similar fashion.
|Ye "yuan365" Yuan||56,743||41,743 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time
Players are on a five-minute break.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:51 PM Local Time
'The Mouth' Silenced by Laplante
Ryan "Protential" Laplante raised to 4,000 from late position and Mike "Mouth123" Matusow defended his big blind to see a flop appear.
Both players checked to the turn where Matusow led out for 5,500 only to call the 19,000 raise from Laplante.
After the completed the board on the river, Matusow check-called his 73,705 stack after Laplante jammed for 178,004
Matusow showed for top two-pair but it was no good a she was turned by Laplante and eliminated from the tournament.
|Ryan "Protential" Laplante||280,709||177,397 |
|Mike "Mouth123" Matusow||0||-50,758 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:41 PM Local Time
Yu Building a Stack
Kevin "StonesFan" Ripple open-jammed for 37,692 from the hijack and Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu isolated on the button for just a tad more.
Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu:
Kevin "StonesFan" Ripple:
Yu was out in front and tooking a commanding lead after a jack appeared in the window on the flop. The turn wasn't a good card for Ripple as it left him drawing dead and the river ended his tournament.
|Ben "WhyIsGamora" Yu||79,542|
|Kevin "StonesFan" Ripple||0|
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:31 PM Local Time
Big Slick Gives Laplante the Double
A series of blind raises saw Ryan "Protential" Laplante move his 50,806 stack in the middle from the small blind and Evandro "EAGLESEAS" Dos santos called from the big blind.
Ryan "Protential" Laplante:
Evandro "EAGLESEAS" Dos santos:
Laplante had Dos santos dominated and the runout secured him the pot.
|Ryan "Protential" Laplante||103,312||72,443 |
|Evandro "EAGLESEAS" Dos santos||1,244|
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:30 PM Local Time
Level 17 Big Stacks
|Michael "stiltwalk" Mercaldo||251,363||251,363 |
|Alexander "losingplayer" Farin||177,819||177,819 |
|Alfred "5ktonight" Gillette||174,104||174,104 |
|Justin "MadTitan" Turner||166,114||101,079 |
|Brandon "Lumiere" Conrad||162,784||145,237 |
|David "Homeslizzle" Eldridge||152,380||31,909 |
|Kyle "Kdruck" Draucker||149,819||149,819 |
|Michael "vapor098" Federico||147,041||19,505 |
|Corey "Bluehoodie" Hochman||136,080||9,037 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:22 PM Local Time
Prize Pool & Payout Information
Registration has closed in Event #7: $777 NLH Lucky 7's with 888 total entries to create a prize pool of $621,600. The top 126 places will be paid and the top prize will pay the winner $123,574.08.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:17 PM Local Time
Gimbel Hookd by Ohel
Harrison "whale321" Gimbel was all in preflop for 14,712 from the big blind and Randy "StayAlive" Ohel called from late position.
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel:
Harrison "whale321" Gimbel:
Gimbel held a made hand but his snowmen inferior to Ohel's pocket jacks and the runout ended his tournament.
|Randy "StayAlive" Ohel||51,066||-9,488 |
|Harrison "whale321" Gimbel||0|
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:12 PM Local Time
Death by Quads
The action started with David "Homeslizzle" Eldridge raising under the gun with for 3,300. Jason "Haderade" Somerville stuck his last 2,613 chips in with and "Frazier666" re-jammed with . Anthony "adversity45" Pagan and Alfred "5ktonight" Gillette both made the call with chips behind.
The flop came and action checked around.
The turn was the and Eldridge led out for 9,600. Pagan and Gillette both folded.
The river came and Eldridge busted both Sommerville and "Frazier666" with quads.
|David "Homeslizzle" Eldridge||172,865||52,394 |
|Jason "Haderade" Somerville||0||0 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:12 PM Local Time
Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth open-jammed for 9,305 from the hijack and Russell "AntonChigurh" Powers isolated from the cutoff.
Russell "AntonChigurh" Powers:
Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth:
Hellmuth was in rough shape but the paired flop did bring chop possibilities. Unfortunately for Hellmuth, the turn ended any chop hopes and the river ended his tournament.
|Russell "AntonChigurh" Powers||41,709||41,709 |
|Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth||0||-28,972 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:00 PM Local Time
No Luck for Bryne
Action folded around to Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii who raised to 18,000 on the button and Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne called of her 10,771 stack from the big blind.
Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii:
Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne:
Bryne had Kislinskii dominated and nothing changed after the flop appeared. The turn however, gave Bryne a sweat as it came the giving Kislinskii a gutshot straight draw .
Unfortunately for Bryne, the river did complete Kislinskii's straight and eliminated her from the tournament.
|Sergei "Copone" Kislinskii||54,670||36,557 |
|Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne||0||-20,000 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:58 PM Local Time
Level 15 Top Stacks
|Brett "herrrooooo" Reiss||132,325||132,325 |
|Michael "miguelfiesta" Lech||132,264||79,989 |
|Michael "vapor098" Federico||127,536||127,536 |
|Corey "Bluehoodie" Hochman||127,043||127,043 |
|David "Homeslizzle" Eldridge||120,471||120,471 |
|Jamie "DanBilzerian" Kerstetter||114,576||33,067 |
|Felix "madenspauwke" Vandeput||111,163||111,163 |
|Salvatore "Kingsilas1" Dicarlo||108,571||93,571 |
|Rajendra "vsamba" Mahadevappa||104,573||104,573 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:55 PM Local Time
Players are on a five-minute break, registration will be closed upon return.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:47 PM Local Time
WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner 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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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:39 PM Local Time
The Best.. Starting Hand Doesn't Always Win
There was three-way all in action preflop with Brian "JackBogle" Altman's 10,886 stack at risk from under the gun, along with 18,184 stack in front of "koolade99" from the cutoff and Randy "StayAlive" Ohel had both players covered.
Brian "JackBogle" Altman:
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel:
"koolade99" had both players crushed and nothing changed after the flop. The turn however, gave Ohel the nut flush draw and the river completed it.
Both Altman and "koolade99" re-entered the tournament.
|Randy "StayAlive" Ohel||60,554||15,790 |
|Brian "JackBogle" Altman||15,000|
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:33 PM Local Time
Cannuli Busts with Pocket Pair
Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli shoved all-in under the gun for 9,430 and Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez called from early position.
Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli:
Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez:
The board ran out and Cannuli hit the rail.
|Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli||0||0 |
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:29 PM Local Time
Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli Going For Another Summer of Cashes
Former WSOP November Niner and WSOP Gold Bracelet winner Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli spent his time in the 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet Series getting his grind on, and the sheer volume of results for Piccioli, who sports over $4.5 million in lifetime Hendon Mob reported earnings, speaks for itself.
Piccioli started his WSOP Online series with the WSOP.com series, and recorded a staggering 14 cashes during the 31-event series. He netted an eleventh-place finish in Event #29: $2,000 NLH Deepstack for $15,612, and followed that up with a deep run in the final event, Event #31: $1,000 NLH Championship, finishing in twenty-seventh place for $9,897.
The next month, during the GGPoker portion of the WSOP Online, Piccioli added six more cashes to his resume, including another deep run in Event #77: $5,000 NLH Main Event. Piccioli managed to navigate his way to a twenty-third place finish in the event that was eventually won by Stoyan Madanzhiev, and for that deep run, Piccioli added another $79,625 to his account.
Can Piccioli top last year's impressive run of 14 cashes in this year's WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series? We'll be keeping an eye on "Pellepelle" all series long to see if he can add to his bracelet he earned in 2013 at the WSOP Asia-Pacific $1,100 NLH Accumulator Event.
|Bryan "Pellepelle" Piccioli||15,000|
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:24 PM Local Time
Matusow Wins Battle of the Blinds Against Battenfield
Action quickly folded around to Chris "battenfield" Battenfield who raised to 1,950 from the small blind and Mike "Mouth123" Matusow defended his big blind to see a flop.
Battenfield continued for 1,650 only to call the 5,550 three-bet from Matusow and the appeared on the turn. Battenfield quickly moved all in for 31,780 and Matusow called off his 17,579 stack.
Mike "Mouth123" Matusow:
Chris "battenfield" Battenfield"
Matusow was ahead with top-pair and the river secured him his double up.
|Mike "Mouth123" Matusow||50,758|
|Chris "battenfield" Battenfield||14,201|