Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:28 AM Local Time
Zhi Wu Leads Final Five in Event #8: $600 Deepstack
Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack drew 4,527 entries and generated a prize pool of $2,309,280 paying the top 680 players who are guaranteed at least $960 and a top prize of $281,604.
Just five players survived from the Day 2 opening field of 216 players after 12 hours of play with Zhi Wu heading to Wednesday's final table as the chip leader with 46,100,000 chips. Chrishan Sivasundaram (31,500,000) is closest on Wu's tail with Ryan Chan (29,200,000) not too far behind.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Zautra (15,000,000) and Ari Mezrich (13,900,000) round out the final five.
2021 WSOP Event #8 Final Five Players
The tournament drew past bracelet winners such as Asi Moshe, Joey Weissman, and Craig Varnell, but all of them exited the tournament before the final table.
The final five return to Day 3 on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. to battle it out for the coveted gold bracelet. The blinds will be 800,000/1,600,000/1,600,000.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:34 PM Local Time
End of Night Chip Counts
|Zhi Wu||46,100,000||1,100,000 |
|Chrishan Sivasundaram||31,500,000||5,500,000 |
|Ryan Chan||29,200,000||1,200,000 |
|Nicholas Zautra||15,000,000||-10,000,000 |
|Ari Mezrich||13,900,000||700,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:31 PM Local Time
Players Bag for Day 3
There are only five players remaining which means they are all currently bagging their chips for Day 3 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. at 4:00 PM.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time
Alexander Tafesh Eliminated in 6th Place ($59,466)
Zhi Wu raised in early position to 6,000,000 and the action folded around to Alexander Tafesh who only had 5,000,000 left and he called made the call.
Tafesh was a favorite and the flop changed nothing when it came . The on the turn meant Tafesh was only one card away from doubling up but the river was the , giving Wu a pair of nines. Tafesh was eliminated in 6th Place for $59,466.
|Zhi Wu||45,000,000||10,000,000 |
|Alexander Tafesh||0||-9,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:24 PM Local Time
Amalim Onyia Eliminated in 7th Place ($46,262)
Amalim Onyia was in the big blind and short on chips. Chrishan Sivasundaram raised in the small blind putting Onyia all-in, he called.
The board ran out and Sivasundaram sent Onyia packing with a pair of fives.
|Chrishan Sivasundaram||31,000,000||5,000,000 |
|Amalim Onyia||0||-4,700,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Chan Leaves Onyia Short
Amalim Onyia raised in early position to 3,500,000 and Ryan Chan shoved all-in for 13,000,000 total. The action folded back around to Onyia who made the call.
It was a coin flip situation and the flop came out , missing both players but giving Onyia a gutshot straight draw to go along with his over-cards. The turn and river were no help though leaving Onyia short-stacked.
|Ryan Chan||28,000,000||20,000,000 |
|Amalim Onyia||4,700,000||-12,300,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:14 PM Local Time
Pump Fake Almost Gets Onyia
Alexander Tafesh raised under the gun to 3,500,000 and the action folded around to Amalim Onyia in the big blind. Onyia grabbed his chips with both hands looking like he was going to move all-in at the same time Tafesh grabbed a stack of chips to make it look like he was going to snap-call. Onyia instantly pulled his hands back and started talking, "You gonna call me that fast?"
After another 30-seconds he decided to rip all of the chips into the center and Tafesh's cards hit the muck.
|Amalim Onyia||17,000,000||4,200,000 |
|Alexander Tafesh||9,000,000||-7,400,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:04 PM Local Time
Chan Doubles Through Wu
Ryan Chan went all in from early position and Zhi Wu called in late postion.
The board ran out and Chan secured a double up with the nut flush.
|Zhi Wu||35,000,000||13,000,000 |
|Ryan Chan||8,000,000||-14,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:52 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:38 PM Local Time
Zautra Keeping his Foot on the Gas
The action folded around to Alexander Tafesh in the small blind who raised to 3,000,000 and Nicholas Zautra quickly shoved all-in. Tafesh asked for a count and the 18,400,000 was too much for him to pay as he threw his cards into the muck.
|Nicholas Zautra||25,000,000||4,000,000 |
|Alexander Tafesh||16,400,000||-4,600,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:33 PM Local Time
Another Double for Zautra
Alexander Tafesh raised in the cutoff to 2,600,000 and Nicholas Zautra moved all of his 8,300,000 stack into the middle and Tafesh made the call.
The dealer fanned a flop of giving Zautra the top pair of aces and the board finished with the on the turn and the on the river for Zautra to double once again.
|Nicholas Zautra||21,000,000||9,300,000 |
|Alexander Tafesh||21,000,000||-8,200,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:25 PM Local Time
Sivasundaram Takes It Preflop
Ryan Chan opened in early position and the action folded around to Chrishan Sivasundaram who three-bet all-in for roughly 20,000,000 in chips. The button and blinds folded before Chan had a decision. After a few moments Chan threw his hand into the muck.
|Chrishan Sivasundaram||26,000,000||4,200,000 |
|Ryan Chan||22,000,000||-3,000,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:19 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:11 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts During the Break
|Alexander Tafesh||29,200,000||2,200,000 |
|Ryan Chan||25,000,000||-1,600,000 |
|Zhi Wu||22,000,000||-16,000,000 |
|Chrishan Sivasundaram||21,800,000||6,400,000 |
|Ari Mezrich||13,200,000||1,700,000 |
|Amalim Onyia||12,800,000||-1,400,000 |
|Nicholas Zautra||11,700,000||4,950,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:05 PM Local Time
The remaining 8 players have reached a 15-minute break.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 PM Local Time
Chan Flops a Full House
Zhi Wu raised in the cutoff to 2,400,000 and Ryan Chan Announced all-in on the button. The blinds folded and Wu asked for a count. The total was 12,050,000 and Wu made the call.
Chan was ahead preflop but he became almost a guarantee on the flop of , giving him a full house. The turn was the and the board completed with the on the river.
|Ryan Chan||26,600,000||18,500,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:43 PM Local Time
Hannes Jeschka Eliminated in 8th Place ($36,243)
Hannes Jeschka shoved under the gun and Alexander Tafesh called in middle position.
The board ran out and Tafesh sent Jeschka packing with a pair of queens.
|Alexander Tafesh||27,000,000||6,000,000 |
|Hannes Jeschka||0||-14,200,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:34 PM Local Time
Zautra Gets the Double
Amalim Onyia raised on the button and Nicholas Zautra three-bet all-in from the big blind for 6,750,000 and Onyia called.
Zautra had him dominated and the flop hit both players kickers, when it came . Zautra was able to fade one of the last fives in the deck to stay alive when the board completed with the on the turn and the on the river.
|Zhi Wu||38,000,000||9,000,000 |
|Alexander Tafesh||21,000,000||-4,900,000 |
|Amalim Onyia||14,200,000||-11,100,000 |
|Ari Mezrich||11,500,000||-80,000 |
|Nicholas Zautra||6,750,000||-1,250,000 |
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:30 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:19 PM Local Time
Daniel Lowery Eliminated in 9th Place ($28,596)
The action folded around to Daniel Lowery on the button who ripped all-in for 6,250,000 and Chrishan Sivasundaram called in the big blind.
"This is the hand I've been waiting for," joked Lowery. He couldn't connect on the flop and the on the turn meant the hand was over as the completed the board. Lowery was eliminated in 9th Place for $28,596.
|Chrishan Sivasundaram||15,400,000||5,900,000 |
|Daniel Lowery||0||-7,825,000 |