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WSOP Online 2021 - US Domestic The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, July 31, 2021 Event #32: No Limit Hold'em Championship

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


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Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Level 18 Chip Leaders
Kyle "Kpcp22" Philips296,181
Michael "mygame" Lavenburg274,979
Yueqi "anoob" Zhu260,605240,605
David "dms460" Simon234,875
Benjamin "TheChyGuy" Ector218,49599,074
Jared "menachem" Koppel218,211
John "Macallan25" Riordan217,474135,468
Douglas "OpenOpen" May216,865
Jeff "mavsusc" Platt216,357
Christopher "Pay_Son" Staats215,259
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:42 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Dias Blasts Off on Rockets

Donnell Dais

Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais opened under the gun for 5,822 and "GambleFUN" called from the hijack, bringing the two players to the     flop.

Dias quickly jammed for 28,322 and "GambleFUN" snap-called.

Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais:   

Dias flopped a ten but was still trailing and the   turn left him drawing to a ten. Unfortunately for him, the   appeared on the river and ended is tournament.

Donnell "Spreezy52" Dais0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:32 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Latest to Fall
Anthony "hehe" Zinno0
Craig "mrjanovich" Mason0
Nicholas "_Lionheart_" Smith0-20,000
Timothy "PAISENBERG" Pai0
Allen "Acnyc718" Chang0
Ryan "Protential" Laplante0
David "dwpoker" Williams0-27,430
Shaun "Ddtgg" Deeb0
Alex "RIP_Neiko" Rocha0
Scott "Rumcake" Ball0
Anthony "Nowb3Athat" Spinella0
Chris "BetURaise" Brewer0
Elijah "Bestgetlucky" Garcia0
Raymond "Tastemybeans" Fillipone0-20,000
Daniel "juice" Buzgon0
Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofalo0-11,466
Jim "Bocaratone" Collopy0
Vanessa "ContainsNuts" Kade0
Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:25 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Tice Busts Blumstein

Landon Tice

Scott "ItsNVRgoDown" Blumstein limped from early position, Dan "PepperPrince" Zack limped the small blind. Landon "ActionDealer" Tice raised from the small blind to 8,500, Blumstein called and Zack folded.

The flop came the    . Both players checked. The turn was the  . They checked again to the   on the river. Tice bet 5,999. Blumstein raised all in for 40,691, Tice called and tabled the   . Which took down the    of Blumstein who was eliminated.

Landon "ActionDealer" Tice176,16551,891
Dan "PepperPrince" Zack138,273
Scott "ItsNVRgoDown" Blumstein0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:18 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Defending Champ Nahrain "2Rivers" Tamero Exits

We missed the elimination of Nahrain "2Rivers" Tamero as it happened but she was kind enough to fill us in on some details after the fact.

As she explained, she had the    and got her stack all in preflop after she four-bet bluffed "as a bluff catcher" against a player who had been three-betting her frequently.

Unfortunately, her opponent called with pocket nines. On the turn, Tamero had both a pair of sevens and a flush draw, but the river was a brick to see her title defense come to an unceremonious end.

However, all hope is not lost for the Tamero family as Nahrain's husband, Martin "Luckbox619" Tamero, is still in the field. Only time will tell if he can win his way to a matching bracelet.

Martin Tamero
Martin Tamero
Martin "Luckbox619" Tamero37,814
Nahrain "2Rivers" Tamero0-20,552
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Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:17 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 5 hours ago)
Bicknell Eliminated by Eskandar's Aces

Kristen Bicknell

Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell open-jammed for 11,760 from early position, Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofalocame over the top for 67,588 on the button and Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar called off his 56,122 stack from the small blind.

Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell:   
Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar:   
Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofalo:   

Eskandar was ahead with his aces and the       didn't chnage a thing as he collected the pot while Bicknell was eliminated from the tournament.

Patrick "Synesthesia" Eskandar127,804
Anthony "1111_NiceGuy" Garofalo11,466
Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:12 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Alabama's All-Time Earnings Leader Shannon Shorr Looking For Some Diaper Money

Shannon Shorr

One of the most consistent crushers of the last fifteen years has been Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr, who tops the Alabama all-time earnings list on Hendon Mob, with nearly $8.6 million in recording earnings. Shorr, who recently announced that he and his wife Joy are expecting their first child, is in action today and will be looking for more success on the virtual felt after some early success on the live felt this year.

Shorr, who had six cashes in last year's Online Bracelet series, but has yet to win a WSOP Gold Bracelet, found his first victory of the year in Event #28: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack, and for besting a 287-entrant field, Shorr added a healthy $296,535 to his bankroll. Shorr has also found a quartet of cashes in PokerGO branded events, including a fourth-place performance at the $10,000 NLH High Roller at The Venetian, good for $77,000.

With another full summer of bracelet events on the docket, will this be the year that Shorr breaks through for a WSOP Gold Bracelet to add another accolade to an already illustrious career? We'll be watching his status all summer long as "Aulophobia" shoots for the stars.

Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr71,6454,439
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:05 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Ellis Gets Big Blind Special

Steve "gborooo" Gross was all in preflop for 10,180 from the cutoff and Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis called from the big blind.

Steve "gborooo" Gross:   
Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis:   

Gross held the better hand until the     flop appeared giving Ellis trip tens.

The   turn kept Gross alive drawing to Broadway but the   river improved Ellis to a full house and ended his tournament.

Ronnie "Ceek100x" Ellis94,20574,205
Steve "gborooo" Gross0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:05 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Prizepool Announced

Registration has now closed with a total of 821 entries to create a prizepool of $738,900. The top126 players get paid and the top prize is a grand total of $146,893.

Full Payouts

PlacePrize Money
Saturday, July 31, 2021 7:00 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Remaining 2021 Online Series Schedule
Aug. 1#33: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale ($1M Guaranteed)
Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:55 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)

Players are on a five- minute break, late registration will be closed upon return.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Zamani Still Atop the Chip Counts
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani138,960-16,258
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian129,14460,168
Farid "GatoVolador" Jattin126,28252,243
Michael "annie_r_u_ok" Trivett125,844
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice124,2742,452
Benjamin "TheChyGuy" Ector119,421
David "Bewater" Goodman114,542
Luke "caravels" Donato113,321
Michael "helionic" Dyer110,780
Justin "Lappypoker" Lapka103,880
Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:40 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Hands of the Week: Torrence Can't Dodge Hellmuth's Aces, Baby!
Phil Hellmuth Hands of the Week
Phil Hellmuth Hands of the Week

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Over the years, we've captured memorable hands, many of which have become a part of poker history. In this new column, we will bring you some of the biggest hands of the week as reported in the PokerNews 2021 WSOP Online Live Updates.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:32 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Gone From the Tournament
Fatima "fatroy" Askaryar0
Ali "SasukeUchiha" Imsirovic0
Alan "gladiusIII" Goehring0
Benjamin "End3rs" Moon0
Anthony "Turbo1" Huntsman0
Vito "thesuitbig29" Distefano0
Steven "freshcakes" Grybas0
Joshua "Kenjiboi7" Faris0
Mike "Cookies" Linster0-20,000
Jesus "ZeusZeus" Maldonado0-20,000
John "thirteen" Del Rossi0
Matthew "martycohen" Weiss0
Brandon "PaintYoFace" Caputo0
Roland "Prngls12" Israelashvili0
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb0-20,000
Frank "Spaghettiii" Marasco0
Jeremy "nothinpersnl" Kottler0
Sandeep "Poker_player" Gundreddy0
Matt "RubberFist" Stout0-20,000
Benjamin "chaipoker" Abrahams0-20,000
Calvin "projector52" Anderson0
Romain "terrrr1" Lotti0
Carlos "CarlosWelch" Welch0
Boris "goldbracelet" Kolev0
Wilbert "quads8888" Chun0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:29 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen Looking For Online WSOP Gold

Kevin Garosshen

A player that looked poised for a breakout prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic was Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen, and even after casinos closed down for an extended period of time, Garosshen spent last year's WSOP Online Series continuing to produce solid results that cemented his status as a player on the rise.

Garosshen's big breakout occurred at one of the last live events before the heart of the pandemic, as he took down the $1,650 HPT St. Louis Main Event for $131,184 after topping a field of 392 entrants. Garosshen then set his sights on the 2020 WSOP Online Series, and went to work immediately, finishing in third-place in Event #3: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max for $73,424. Garosshen ended up with a total of nine cashes in the 2020 WSOP Online.

So far this year, Garosshen has had a smattering of success on the felt, including two deep runs in side events at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and a nineteenth-place finish in last month's WPT Tampa Championship. Garosshen will be looking to have another successful summer on the virtual felt, and add a WSOP Gold Bracelet to his HPT Title.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen20,000
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Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:27 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
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.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:16 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 6 hours ago)
Shorr Takes Out Schwartz

Jeffrey "PlusEv905" Schwartz jammed about ten big blinds from the button, Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr re-jammed and the big blind folded.

Shorr had the    while Schwartz had the   .

The board gave both players two-pair as it ran out      , with Shorr turning the better hand and busting Schwartz to collect a nice pot.

Shannon "aulophobia" Shorr67,20667,206
Jeffrey "PlusEv905" Schwartz00
Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:08 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 7 hours ago)
Dunst Falls After Being Set Up by Tice

Tony Dunst

Landon "ActionDealer" Tice raised and then called the 11,860 three-bet jam Tony "Panoramic" Dunst made directly to his left.

Tony "Panoramic" Dunst:   
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice:   

Dunst was behind and the     flop left him drawing to running cards as it gave Tice a set of sixes.

The   paired the board on the turn leaving Dunst drawing dead to the   river.

Dunst Set Up by Tice
Landon "ActionDealer" Tice121,82229,220
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst0
Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:01 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 7 hours ago)
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

Saturday, July 31, 2021 5:55 PM Local Time (about 50 days and 7 hours ago)

Players are on a five-minute break.

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