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2020 51st Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, December 13, 2020 to Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $6,768,000
  • Entries: 705
  • Remaining: 1


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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:43 AM Local Time
Jared "Jaragorn" Griener Eliminated in 20th Place ($35,194)

Jared Griener

Jared "Jaragorn" Griener moved all his chips into the middle from the cutoff except for a small 2,500 chips that he left behind. Joseph "kolebear" Hebert raised from the button to force Griener to stick in the final bit of chips which he did.

Griener had the    against the    of Hebert.

The flop came     the turn was the   and the river the   to finish off Griener.

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert3,261,4322,545,311
Jared "Jaragorn" Griener0-659,545
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:38 AM Local Time
Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller Eliminated in 21st ($35,194)

Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller moved all in for 887,641 from the cutoff and Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire isolated by moving all in over the top for 1,149,266 from the small blind.

Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller:   
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire:   

The board ran out       and that was all she wrote for Hiller.

Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire2,144,9071,071,475
Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller0-1,151,391
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:33 AM Local Time
Maria “femmeonfelt” Ho Eliminated in 22nd Place ($35,194)

Maria Ho

Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho moved all in for 434,323 under the gun and Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner three-bet jammed over the top from the cutoff. The button and blinds all folded and the hands were turned up.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner:   
Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho:   

Ho had a kicker problem and it didn't get resolved as the board ran out       to send her out of the tournament in 22nd place for $35,194.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner3,550,000574,553
Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho0-824,323
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:33 AM Local Time
Tyler "MichUltra" Cornell Eliminated in 24th place ($35,194); Taylor "ZeroTo100" Von Kriegenbergh Eliminated in 23rd Place ($35,194)

Shortly after Tyler "MichUltra" Cornell was eliminated in 24th place , Taylor "ZeroTo100" Von Kriegenbergh was also taken out when he shoved over a preflop raise of Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner for 1,130,723 and was called.

Von Kriegenbergh was at risk holding the    against the    of Graner.

The flop came     to make things bleak for Von Kriegenbergh. The   on the turn and the   on the river confirmed his elimination in 23rd place.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner2,975,4471,191,078
Taylor "ZeroTo100" Von Kriegenbergh0-1,200,298
Tyler "MichUltra" Cornell0-1,223,023
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:32 AM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 6,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:27 AM Local Time
Justin "cheersfive" Liberto Eliminated in 26th Place; Vikanty "vforvictoria" Shegal in 25th Place ($35,194 each)

Justin "cheersfive" Liberto raised to 431,111 under the gun and left himself just 1,517 back. Vikanty "v4victoria" Shegal then three-bet jam for 1,073,724 next to act and action then folded to Ye "YUAN365" Yuan in the big blind .to say he liked what he looked down at would be an understatement as he quickly jammed over the top, which prompted Liberto to call off what little he had back.

Justin "cheersfive" Liberto:   
Vikanty "vforvictoria" Shegal:   
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan:   

Yuan had the best hand and it got even stronger on the     flop. Neither the   turn nor   river changed a thing and Yuan scored the double knockout.

Ye "YUAN365" Yuan3,319,4801,805,352
Justin "cheersfive" Liberto0-590,659
Vikanty "v4victoria" Shegal0-1,792,716
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:18 AM Local Time
Don't Miss the Feature "WSOP History: An Oral History of ChipTic"

At the 2012 World Series of Poker, a shiny new product received its public unveiling. Players and fans the world over were introduced to a program with revolutionary potential. It could track the chip ebbs and flows of every player in a tournament while also serving as the back end operating system to run said tournament. It promised the ability to change the way poker tournaments were followed, with players and fans interacting at the stroke of a few keys.

That product was ChipTic. And it proved to be a colossal failure.

This is the two-part oral history of ChipTic, from those who experienced it first-hand and witnessed that failure — three former employees, two members of WSOP staff, and two poker media members who watched it implode.

Click Here to Read the Feature on PokerNews

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:14 AM Local Time
Hagerty Makes Ace High Call

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty raised to 100,000 from the cutoff. Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella defended in the big blind.

The flop came    . Hagerty bet 54,666 and was called by Spinella.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river came the  . Spinella bet 265,000 into a pot of 379,332. Hagerty thought a couple of moments before calling.

Spinella showed nothing with the    and Hagerty showed the    for the ace high call and added more chips to his chip lead.

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty5,289,1071,272,623
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella889,069116,813
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:55 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a brief break with 26 players left.

Monday, December 14, 2020 11:52 PM Local Time
Corey "bluehoodie" Hochman Eliminated in 27th Place ($35,194)

Corey Hochman

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner raised to 80,000 from early position. Corey "bluehoodie" Hochman went all in for 667,615 from the small blind, Graner called when it was folded back to him.

Hochman was at risk holding the    against the   . He would need serious help to survive.

Instead of help he received a quick end as the flop came     to give Graner quads and wrap things up. The   turn and the   river were meaningless as Hochman was eliminated.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner1,784,36984,000
Corey "bluehoodie" Hochman0-715,615
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:44 PM Local Time
Places 28-36

These players earned $29,779.

Amir "JohnRambo" Moshiri-Azad0-408,371
Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr00
Shaun "Nyjets23" O'Donnell00
Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma0-904,276
Jason "haderade" Somerville00
Joseph "biueberry" Cheong00
Daniel "bubbleboy29" Soltys0-943,799
Mohsin "bubbletea3" Charania00
Jaime "DameTime12" Cervantes-Alvarez0-1,676,771
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:41 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan1,514,1281,051,531
Dan "pepperprince" Zack1,407,594-240,360
Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan1,266,50011,048
Tyler "MichUltra" Cornell1,223,023781,911
Taylor "ZeroTo100" Von Kriegenbergh1,200,298-318,095
Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller1,151,391-440,830
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire1,073,432-287,175
Sang "youngkoi" Lee992,3967,250
Vikanty "vforvictoria" Shegal903,547-889,169
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani894,400-316,814
Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho824,323-49,757
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella772,256-921,746
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert716,121343,165
Corey "bluehoodie" Hochman715,615207,495
Jared "Jaragorn" Griener659,545132,495
Justin "cheersfive" Liberto590,659-819,961
Amir "JohnRambo" Moshiri-Azad408,371-143,407
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:30 PM Local Time
Level 27 Big Stacks
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty4,016,48410,100
Shawn "shades927" Stroke3,604,009-1,031,717
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld2,379,286918,418
Rody "Eli1995" Collazo2,286,1051,672,991
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin2,066,4751,715,979
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins2,053,255-295,291
Sean "seanswing" Swingruber1,989,2911,203,983
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon1,781,662691,051
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva1,708,988-329,200
Dan "pepperprince" Zack1,647,954-82,046
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:19 PM Local Time
The WSOP Online Fall Circuit Series Winners Thus Far...

Leading up to his $10,000 Main Event, has been hosting an Online Fall Circuit Series awarding gold rings and big paydays to players competing from either Nevada or New Jersey. That series wraps today with the $1,000 buy-in Event #18: $100,000 NLH Grand Finale High Roller.

Here's a look at those who've captured rings thus far during the series.

*DateTournamentBuy-inPlayersRebuysTotal EntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize*        
Friday, November 27Event #1: $50,000 NLH Turbo$250290137427$100,345Ziv "karish33" Oren$18,644.10        
Saturday, November 28Event #2: $50,000 NLH$320279156435$130,500Steve "gborooo" Gross$24,246.90        
Sunday, November 29Event #3: $75,000 Monster Stack$215600213813$162,600"vincentlai"$24,536.34        
Monday, November 30Event #4: $50,000 NLH Deep Turbo$215346131477$95,400James "PRPirate420" Vales$16,313.40        
Tuesday, December 1Event #5: $100,000 High Roller$1,00016498262$250,210Ryan "GoFeltaFish" Eriquezzo$50,992.79        
Wednesday, December 2Event #6: $75,000 NLH$215395231626$125,200"ace4412"$21,409.20        
Thursday, December 3Event #7: $75,000 NLH$320351167518$155,400"cupsaw"$26,573.40        
Friday, December 4Event #8: $50,000 PLO 6-Max$215193113306$61,200"Lilmiracle"$12,178.80        
Saturday, December 5Event #9: $100,000 NLH Double Stack$320415169584$175,200Jeff "PlusEv905" Schwartz$27,926.88        
Sunday, December 6Event #10: $150,000 GTD Monster Stack$525412173585$292,500Mark "bansman" Bansemer$46,624.50        
Monday, December 7Event #11: $50,000 NLHE Freezeout$2504150415$96,695Alex "rip_neiko" Rocha$23,690.27        
Tuesday, December 8Event #12: $100,000 GTD NLH Big $500$500295214509$237,703Tony "Panoramic" Dunst$44,165.21        
Wednesday, December 9Event #13: $75,000 NLH$215471234705$141,000Alexandre "Apalexpex" Moreira$22,475.40        
Thursday, December 10Event #14: $75,000 NLH 6-Max$320352221573$171,900"AvdSmoresCPA"$29,394.90        
Friday, December 11Event #15: $50,000 NLH Knockout$3004550455$128,310"Bet_theRiver"$21,188.45        
Saturday, December 12Event #16: $100,000 NLH Double Stack$320592274866$259,800Nicholas "mrfinalt" Kiley$39,203.82        
Sunday, December 13$100K Players Appreciation$1008785771455$133,860Alan "idiotg" Losoff$24,496.38        
Sunday, December 13Event #17: $200,000 NLH Main Event$525578353931$465,500Tyler "muchultra" Cornell$70,243.95        
Sunday, December 13$100K GTD Sunday NLH$320343168511$153,300"Mr.Roark"$39,091.50        
Sunday, December 13$75K GTD Sunday High Roller$1,00011868186$176,700Alexander "jinyang" Butcher$38,255.55        
Monday, December 14, 2020 11:15 PM Local Time
Stroke Busts Schehr

Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr raised to 68,000 from middle position. Shawn "shades927" Stroke then three-bet to 130,000 from the cutoff. It folded back around to Schehr who four-bet all in for 974,768 and was instantly called.

Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr:   
Shawn "shades927" Stroke:   

The flop gave Stroke a full house as it came    . The turn improved that full house as the   came off, which made the   on the river meaningless and to sent Schehr out.

Shawn "shades927" Stroke4,635,7262,220,970
Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr0-1,104,873
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:56 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining 29 players are now on a short break.

Monday, December 14, 2020 10:53 PM Local Time
Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho Spikes the River to Keep Main Event Hopes Alive

Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho raised to 347,225 under the gun and left herself just 52,415 behind. Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva just called from the cutoff, the button and blinds all folded, and it was heads-up action to the flop, which came down    . Ho moved in her remaining chips and De Silva called.

Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho:   
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva:   

Ho was ahead with a pair and open-ended straight draw, but disaster struck as the   turn spiked to give De Silva a straight. Ho was looking to either fill up or chop to stay alive, and the former came through as the   paired the board on the river to give her new life with nines full of eights.

Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,038,188-283,140
Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho874,080531,639
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:49 PM Local Time
Lee Wakes Up with Aces to Eliminate Somerville

Jason Somerville

Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire opened for 58,450 under the gun and was met by an all-in three-bet jam for 409,688 from Jason "haderade" Somerville in the lojack. Sang "youngkoi" Lee then moved in for 452,608 from the hijack and action folded back to Maguire, who got out of the way.

Jason "haderade" Somerville:   
Sang "youngkoi" Lee:   

Lee woke up with the granddaddy of all hands and scored the knockout after the board ran out a clean      .

Somerville was eliminated in 32nd place for $29,779.

Sang "youngkoi" Lee985,1460
Jason "haderade" Somerville00
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:46 PM Local Time
Flopped Set Dooms Cheong

Joseph Cheong

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty raised under the gun to 56,000. Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld called from the cutoff and Joseph "biueberry" Cheong defended from the big blind.

The three players saw the flop come    . Hagerty bet 142,006 into 204,400. Distenfeld folded. Cheong moved all in for 657,632 which Hagerty called.

Cheong had top pair top kicker with the    but was in deep trouble against the flopped    set of Hagerty.

The turn was the   and the river the   to end Cheong's run in 33rd place.

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty4,006,384526,832
Joseph "biueberry" Cheong0-519,774
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:35 PM Local Time
Charania Fails to Get There Against Maguire

Mohsin Charania

Mohsin "bubbletea3" Charania moved all in for 293,671 from the hijack and Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire looked him up out of the big blind.

Mohsin "bubbletea3" Charania:   
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire:   

The     flop paired Maguire but it also gave Charania an up-and-down straight draw to go with his two overs. The   turn put three spades on board, and the   river made it four to give Maguirethe win with a king-high flush.

Charania was dispatched in 35th place for $29,779.

Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire1,360,6071,000,194
Mohsin "bubbletea3" Charania0-777,260
Playtika - Jason Alexander