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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, October 01, 2021 to Friday, October 01, 2021

Event #4: The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $5,448,660
  • Entries: 12,973
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Dave Alfa Bags Top Stack on Day 1A of The Reunion

Dave Alfa

Day 1A of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. The first flight drew a field of 2,649 entries, for a Day 1A prize pool of $1,112,580 in this $5,000,000 guarantee tournament. The survivors of this flight will be returning for Day 2 on Monday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time where they will mix with the surviving players of Day 1B and Day 1C.

Dave Alfa bagged the top stack of 3,070,000 chips and some of the other notable stacks heading into Day 2 include Konstantinos Gennaios (2,650,000), Ryan Leng (2,500,000), Ryan Laplante (2,100,000), and Cate Hall (1,770,000).

End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Dave AlfaUnited States3,070,000
2Danny MartinsonUnited States3,030,000
3Kostantinos GennaiosUnited States2,650,000
4Ryan LengUnited States2,500,000
5Paul HerbergerUnited States2,380,000
6Joey WeissmanUnited States2,275,000
7Massimo CostantiniUnited States2,270,000
8Walter AtwoodUnited States2,205,000
9Alex GreenslattUnited States2,175,000
10Adrian CurryUnited States2,070,000

Matt Affleck, James Romero, and Amir Lehavot are among the players who cashed but won't be taking their stack with them to a second day.

Some of the players who finished outside of the money included Vanessa Kade, Qui Nguyen, Kathy Liebert, Adam Hendrix, and Jeremy Wien. However, they will have an opportunity to play in one of the other two starting flights if they choose to, with Day 1B on Saturday and Day 1C on Sunday.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:53 AM Local Time
Day 1A Chip Counts
Dave Alfa3,070,0003,070,000
Danny Martinson3,030,0003,030,000
Kostantinos Gennaios2,650,0002,650,000
Ryan Leng2,500,0001,300,000
Paul Herberger2,380,0002,380,000
Joey Weissman2,275,0001,315,000
Massimo Costantini2,270,0002,270,000
Walter Atwood2,205,0001,955,000
Alex Greenslatt2,175,0002,175,000
Adrian Curry2,170,0001,550,000
Darrell Haywood2,160,0002,160,000
Ryan Laplante2,100,000-100,000
Thomas Pitts1,940,0001,940,000
Gregory Armand1,890,0001,890,000
Juan Lozano1,815,0001,815,000
Cate Hall1,770,000470,000
Michael Cyrkiel1,765,0001,765,000
Max Tavepholjal1,720,0001,720,000
Kristopher Kelsey1,665,0001,665,000
David Cambas1,655,0001,655,000
Kenna James1,535,000-365,000
Stephen Hubbard1,515,0001,515,000
David Danlag1,510,000509,940
Haim Or Krief1,475,0001,475,000
Thu Nguyen1,405,0001,405,000
Michael Jacobs1,400,0101,400,010
John Kehler1,375,0001,375,000
Clarence King1,375,0001,375,000
Jordan Meltzer1,355,0001,355,000
Anthony Banuelos1,350,0001,350,000
Ruta Kerbells1,330,0001,330,000
Christian Aguilera1,330,0001,330,000
Joakim Beaupre1,325,0001,325,000
Herbert Bennett1,320,0001,320,000
Shawn Sparks1,295,0001,295,000
Yi Ming Li1,290,0001,290,000
Liran Biton1,290,0001,290,000
Jason Arakaki1,285,0001,285,000
Thomas McNeely1,280,0001,280,000
Cheryl Svenson1,275,0001,275,000
JW Carter1,265,0001,265,000
Laura Hoppe1,265,0001,265,000
Thia Hua1,240,0001,240,000
Valentin Lita1,235,000785,000
Christopher Cocke1,230,0001,230,000
Eli Arnaldes1,170,0001,170,000
Steven Richards1,155,0001,155,000
Robert Brown1,095,0001,095,000
Adrian Naggy1,095,0001,095,000
Steve Seffense1,090,0001,090,000
Doug Lada1,065,0001,065,000
John Hulett1,060,0001,060,000
Ankur Luthra1,045,0001,045,000
Roee Abitboul1,035,0001,035,000
Noel Eicher1,020,0001,020,000
Daniel Sepiol965,000575,000
Adekunle Olonoh955,000210,000
Hunter Frey950,000950,000
Thomas Zanot950,000950,000
Dustin Helmuth890,000540,000
Sean Yu865,000865,000
Brett Apter840,000840,000
Andres Rodriguez840,000840,000
Travis Piorkowski825,000825,000
Dien Lee820,000820,000
John Schulke820,000820,000
Tuan Mai800,000800,000
Carlos Gatmaitan790,000790,000
David Sathue785,000785,000
Adam Brownstone777,000777,000
Alexander Farahi765,000765,000
Stephen Bradley760,000760,000
Michael Gibson755,000755,000
Ryan Moriarty750,000750,000
Brent Philbin750,000750,000
Thomas Emerson740,000740,000
Michael Eddy725,000-85,000
Stephen Buell725,000725,000
Jeffrey Yarchever720,000720,000
Angel Bracho700,000700,000
Kevin Song700,000700,000
Joshua Palmer695,000695,000
Andrew Chud670,000-100,000
Melissa Smith650,000650,000
Jeff Buechler650,000-450,000
Curtis Oltmann645,000645,000
Dan Sears635,000635,000
Brandon Sheils630,000-23,000
George Hlaihel625,000625,000
Eric Tipsword620,000620,000
Brian Paulus610,000610,000
Lokesh Garg580,000580,000
Lawrence Whyte565,000565,000
Michael Stephenson560,000560,000
Matt Bingel555,000555,000
Vincent Boss550,000550,000
Kory Halmich540,000540,000
Douglas Ott530,000530,000
Michael Rossitto530,000530,000
Max Pinnola525,000525,000
Don Rake510,000510,000
Rex Clinkscales505,000438,000
Leo Araneta500,000500,000
Barrett Lipkin500,000500,000
Nathan Dill500,000500,000
Amalim Onyia495,000495,000
Edward Cummins495,000495,000
David Chislett485,000485,000
Joshua Chase470,000470,000
Steven Demers455,000455,000
Michael Marder445,000412,900
Natalie Davidson445,000445,000
Jungsoo Lee430,000430,000
Darrell Simpson415,000415,000
Bob Martini410,000410,000
Rodrigo Garcia385,000385,000
Jan Badiola375,000375,000
Jonathan Mendoza365,000-255,000
Bao Vien360,000360,000
Greg Jennings355,000355,000
Mario Arribas350,000315,000
Stanley Lan350,000350,000
Brad Zusman345,000345,000
James Athanas340,000340,000
Charles Brison295,000295,000
Vinh Nguyen280,000-30,000
Richardo Mateo245,000245,000
Chi Nguyen155,000155,000
Matthew Kursar150,000150,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:40 AM Local Time
Affleck Ousted In Three Way All In

Matt Affleck

Matt Affleck was seen leaving his seat, table 17 kindly recapped the hand for us.

The cutoff shoved for 500,000, and Matt Affleck went all-in over the top for 1 million in total. The big blind called with the covering stack, and all cards were turned onto their backs.

Matt Affleck:   
Big blind:   

The board came out all low and the pocket tens held to bust two players.

Matt Affleck0-310,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:36 AM Local Time
Mendoza Holds to Double

A player in early position jammed for 330,000 and Jonathan Mendoza called for a little bit less in the big blind.

Early Position:   
Jonathan Mendoza:   

Mendoza was ahead but needed to hold. He got further ahead on the     flop but the   turn gave a sweat. The board completed with the   and Mendoza doubled.

Jonathan Mendoza620,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Kenna James Gets Shoved On

Kenna James

Kenna James three-bet from the button against an open from the early position to 105,000. The early position player called to see a flop.

The flop came     and the early position player went all in for 305,000.

James thought about it for a bit and then said "I put you on ace-queen, so I can't call," and mucked    face up. The early position took the pot, and later said he had a pocket pair.

Kenna James1,900,000-100,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:21 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 50,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Laplante Scoops a Monster

Ryan Laplante

Ryan Laplante defended his big blind versus an under the gun opening raise. On a flop of     rainbow, Laplante checked, the under the gun player continuation bet to 110,000, which Laplante responded to with a check-raise to 300,000. The under the gun player shoved for 1 million, and Laplante called

Under the gun:   
Ryan Laplante:   

The turn and river were no help to the all-in player, and Laplante soared to over 2 million chips.

Ryan Laplante2,200,0001,125,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:02 AM Local Time
Olonoh Cracks Kings

A short-stacked player moved all-in and Adekunle Olonoh called with   ; his opponent flipped over   .

The board ran out       and Olonoh cracked kings after flopping a pair of aces and turning two pair.

Adekunle Olonoh745,000745,000
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Leng Takes A Stack With Jacks

Ryan Leng

Ryan Leng raised the cutoff to 80,000, and the small blind shoved for 590,000. Leng made the call and the hands were turned over.

Small blind:   
Ryan Leng:   

The board runout came       and Leng nearly doubled up as he eliminated the small blind player from the tournament.

Ryan Leng1,200,000200,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:54 PM Local Time
Weissman Nearing A Million

Joey Weissman

Joey Weissman raised preflop from the cutoff to 60,000 and received a call from the big blind.

The flop came    . The big blind checked, and Weissman made a continuation bet for 45,000, which the big blind called.

The turn came   and the big blind checked again. Weissman bet 150,000, which the big blind called once again.

The river came the   and the big blind checked after thinking for some time. Weissman checked back, and the hands were revealed. The big blind showed    for two pair with an ace kicker, but Weissman turned over    for the flopped straight.

Weissman's stack nears the one million chip mark.

Joey Weissman960,000510,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 40,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
Hall Finds a Nine to Chip Up

Cate Hall

A player in the cutoff jammed in his stack of around 200,000 and Cate Hall made the call in the big blind.

Cate Hall:   

The cutoff player was ahead but Hall jumped in front on the     flop. The   turn left the cutoff player looking for one of three outs which he did not find as the   completed the board.

Cate Hall1,300,000200,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time
Cambaf Doubles Through Eddy

David Cambaf shoved from the cutoff and was called by Michael Eddy in the big blind.

David Cambaf:   
Michael Eddy:   

The board ran out       and Cambaf turned a straight to secure the double.

Michael Eddy810,000810,000
David Cambaf670,000670,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:32 PM Local Time
Hall More Than Doubles With Aces

Cate Hall

The under the gun player opened to 80,000, prompting the cutoff to three-bet to 200,000. Cate Hall went all in from the big blind for 390,000, only for the initial raiser to re-shove, which folded out the cutoff.

Cate Hall:   
Under the gun:   

The board ran out clean for Hall's aces, and she more than doubled her stack.

Cate Hall1,100,000580,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time
Lehavot Flushed

Amir Lehavot

Amir Lehavot jammed his stack in from early position for around 120,000, and Dustin Helmuth called on the button.

Amir Lehavot:   
Dustin Helmuth:   

Helmuth was ahead but there was a good possibility the players would chop. That became less likely on the     flop. The   came on the turn to leave Lehavot drawing dead, and the   completed the board and gave his opponent a flush.

Dustin Helmuth350,000350,000
Amir Lehavot0-190,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 30,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:18 PM Local Time
Kenna James Takes it on the River

On a board reading      , and with a pot worth 110,000, Kenna James led for 125,000 from the big blind.

The player in the small blind tanked for about 30 seconds before releasing his hand. James quietly raked in the pot.

Kenna James900,000-300,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:12 PM Local Time
Sepiol Shoves Over Affleck

Matt Affleck raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Sepiol shoved from the small blind. Ryan Leng in the big blind folded and action went back to Affleck.

Affleck tanked for about 20 seconds before ultimately deciding to fold and Sepiol raked in the pot.

Daniel Sepiol390,0000
Matt Affleck310,000-15,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
Lita's Fours Oust Big Slick

A player in the cutoff jammed for 110,000 and Valentin Lita called on the button.

Valentin Lita:   

The players were flipping preflop, and the flop came    . The turn was a  , which brought some chop outs to the table, but instead, the   river gave Lita a set, and he knocked out the cutoff player.

Valentin Lita450,000450,000
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:07 PM Local Time
Weissman Gets His King

Joey Weissman

Joey Weissman open-shoved on the button for 200,000 and received a call in the big blind.

Joey Weissman:   
Big Blind:   

The board ran out       and Weissman found two kings to double up.

Joey Weissman450,000300,000