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

Thursday, October 07, 2021 to Saturday, October 09, 2021

Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,933,080
  • Entries: 1,448
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:04 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 10,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:57 AM Local Time
Weisner, Elias and De Silva Find a Bag on Day 1 of Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Melanie Weisner

Day 1 of Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em has come to a conclusion. Attracting a field of 1,450, there were only 96 bagging for Day 2 restart and some well-known players were among them. Such as Melanie Weisner (467,000), Upeshka De Silva (452,000) and Darren Elias (265,000).

The 1,450 players generated a prize pool of $1,935,750 and a total of 218 entries reached the minimum payout of $2,402. The 96 remaining players will be guaranteed a payout of at least $3,153 and will be contending for the first-place prize of $313,403 and the World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet.

It was Daniel Orgil with the top stack at the end of the night bagging an impressive chip lead with 1,650,000. Just as the night was wrapping up he played an insanely large pot against two all-in players, one being at risk for almost half a million in chips and his pocket aces held up against both opponents to pull in a pot well over 1,000,000 in chips.

Not all players were fortunate to find a bag at the end of the day though as some fell short such as: Vanessa Kade, Tony Dunst, Lexy Gavin and Kelly Minkin.

Day 2 begins on Friday, October 8th at 12:00 PM which will have blind levels of 60-minutes. There will be a 15-minute break after every 2 levels and a 60-minute dinner break after level 23 (~6:30 PM). There will be a total of 10 levels played before the remaining players' bag for the final table on Day 3.

Stay tuned to Pokernews throughout all of Day 2 for updates.

Friday, October 8, 2021 1:56 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4491Sean HegartyUnited States621,00062
Amazon4492Christian RobertsUnited States513,00051
Amazon4493Jeremy MalodFrance404,00040
Amazon4494Ryan AndersonUnited States199,00020
Amazon4495Itai LevyIsrael782,00078
Amazon4496Benjamin ChalotFrance412,00041
Amazon4501Christophe BenzimraFrabce211,00021
Amazon4502Peter NeffUnited States409,00041
Amazon4504Jared AmblerUnited States635,00064
Amazon4505Steven MorrisUnited Kingdom234,00023
Amazon4506Michael O'GradyUnited States135,00014
Amazon4511Aidan HynesIreland399,00040
Amazon4512Boris BerthometFrance280,00028
Amazon4513Fabian BernhauserAustria431,00043
Amazon4514Erik KochUnited States513,00051
Amazon4515Marko GrujicUnited States320,00032
Amazon4516Jason CluxtonUnited States297,00030
Amazon4521Upeshka De SilvaUnited States166,00017
Amazon4522Santiago PlanteCanada67,0007
Amazon4523Jon BaylorUnited States207,00021
Amazon4524Nicholas SmithUnited States177,00018
Amazon4525Johan SchumacherBelgium390,00039
Amazon4526Gregor SverkoCroatia133,00013
Amazon4531George BernloehrUnited States234,00023
Amazon4532Daniel OrgilUnited States1,650,000165
Amazon4533Jesse YaginumaUnited States843,00084
Amazon4534Bryce SchnellenbergerUnited States338,00034
Amazon4535Taylor HowardUnited States176,00018
Amazon4536Jun ObaraJapan1,200,000120
Amazon4541Richard HeaslipUnited States410,00041
Amazon4542Steve FouttyUnited States971,00097
Amazon4543David ValoneUnited States395,00040
Amazon4544Daniel BuzgonUnited States199,00020
Amazon4545Jason StockfishUnited States593,00059
Amazon4546Joao VieiraPortugal49,0005
Amazon4551Liran BetitoIsrael512,00051
Amazon4552Lucas FosterUnited States429,00043
Amazon4553David ToUnited States498,00050
Amazon4554Ariel SheferUnited Kingdom487,00049
Amazon4555Mackenzie KraemerUnited States467,00047
Amazon4556Javier GomezUnited States507,00051
Amazon4561Michael NooriUnited States356,00036
Amazon4562Brett BaderUnited States120,00012
Amazon4563Daniel RezaeiAustria1,266,000127
Amazon4564Thomas Vanden BergeUnited States520,00052
Amazon4565Dorian RiosVenezuela194,00019
Amazon4566Jeremy EyerUnited States825,00083
Amazon4571Pedro MadeiraBrazil336,00034
Amazon4572Jon GislerUnited States258,00026
Amazon4573Jason HeidemaUnited States295,00030
Amazon4574Ryan LenaghanUnited States497,00050
Amazon4575Daniel CaiUnited States180,00018
Amazon4576Bobe EiamratchaneeUnited States304,00030
Amazon4581Melanie WeisnerUnited States467,00047
Amazon4582Joni JouhkimainenFinland320,00032
Amazon4583Darren EliasUnited States265,00027
Amazon4584Jonas MackoffCanada502,00050
Amazon4585Nicholas ScaliseUnited States319,00032
Amazon4586Viet VoUnited States102,00010
Amazon4591Joshua SzczurUnited States286,00029
Amazon4593Sonny FrancoFrance530,00053
Amazon4594Hugo LarachicheFrance541,00054
Amazon4595Blair HinkleUnited States86,0009
Amazon4596Joseph RossiUnited States382,00038
Amazon4601Andrew HannaUnited States468,00047
Amazon4602Maxime CanevetFrance466,00047
Amazon4603Romain LewisFrance215,00022
Amazon4604Sergi ReixachSpain134,00013
Amazon4605Chad LayneUnited States506,00051
Amazon4606Roland IsraelashviliUnited States262,00026
Amazon4611Ryan PedigoUnited States358,00036
Amazon4612Hye ParkUnited States400,00040
Amazon4613Bobby PoeUnited States373,00037
Amazon4614Mark LiedtkeUnited States616,00062
Amazon4615Scott GronroosUnited States176,00018
Amazon4616Jesse CohenUnited States140,00014
Amazon4621Tai CaoUnited States286,00029
Amazon4622Pavlo VekslerUkraine113,00011
Amazon4623Seymour CynamonUnited States125,00013
Amazon4624Kathryn SikorskiItaly507,00051
Amazon4625Kevin IacofanoUnited States195,00020
Amazon4626David KurtzUnited States44,0004
Amazon4631Bradley JansenUnited States180,00018
Amazon4632Everett CarltonUnited States344,00034
Amazon4633Joe HanrahanUnited States264,00026
Amazon4634Matthew HuntUnited Kingdom69,0007
Amazon4635Matija DobricCroatia101,00010
Amazon4636Brandon SlighUnited States271,00027
Amazon4641Evan BethyoUnited States104,00010
Amazon4642Richard AmarFrance534,00053
Amazon4643Brandon HallUnited States141,00014
Amazon4644Paulius VaitiekunasUnited States360,00036
Amazon4645Jarred SimmerUnited States514,00051
Amazon4646Joe SerockUnited States246,00025
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:20 AM Local Time
Day 1 Complete

Day 1 has been completed the players have bagged for Day 2 at 12:00 PM on Friday. A full recap will follow shortly.

Friday, October 8, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Day 1 Chip Counts
Daniel Orgil1,650,0001,650,000
Daniel Rezaei1,266,000366,000
Jun Obara1,200,000390,000
Steve Foutty971,000
Jesse Yaginuma843,000448,000
Jeremy Eyer825,000
Itai Levy782,000
Jared Ambler635,000-90,000
Sean Hegarty621,000
Mark Liedtke616,000
Jason Stockfish593,000
Hugo Larachiche541,000121,000
Richard Amar534,000294,000
Sonny Franco530,000530,000
Thomas Vanden Berge520,000
Jarred Simmer514,000514,000
Erik Koch513,000
Christian Roberts513,000-82,000
Liran Betito512,000-333,000
Javier Gomez507,000-113,000
Kathryn Sikorski507,000
Chad Layne506,000
Jonas Mackoff502,000
David To498,000
Ryan Lenaghan497,000
Ariel Shefer487,000
Andrew Hanna468,000468,000
Melanie Weisner467,000227,000
Mackenzie Kraemer467,000
Maxime Canevet466,000
Fabian Bernhauser431,000
Lucas Foster429,000
Benjamin Chalot412,000
Richard Heaslip410,000
Peter Neff409,000
Jeremy Malod404,000
Hye Park400,000
Aidan Hynes399,000
David Valone395,000
Johan Schumacher390,000253,000
Joseph Rossi382,000-118,000
Bobby Poe373,000
Paulius Vaitiekunas360,000
Ryan Pedigo358,000-17,000
Michael Noori356,000
Everett Carlton344,000
Bryce Schnellenberger338,000
Pedro Madeira336,0008,000
Joni Jouhkimainen320,000
Marko Grujic320,00062,000
Nicholas Scalise319,000
Bobe Eiamratchanee304,000
Jason Cluxton297,000
Jason Heidema295,000
Tai Cao286,000
Joshua Szczur286,000
Boris Berthomet280,000
Brandon Sligh271,000200,300
Darren Elias265,000-195,000
Joe Hanrahan264,000
Roland Israelashvili262,000
Jon Gisler258,000
Joe Serock246,000
Steven Morris234,000
George Bernloehr234,000
Romain Lewis215,000
Christophe Benzimra211,000
Jon Baylor207,000
Daniel Buzgon199,000174,000
Ryan Anderson199,000
Kevin Iacofano195,000
Dorian Rios194,000
Bradley Jansen180,000
Daniel Cai180,000
Nicholas Smith177,000
Scott Gronroos176,000
Taylor Howard176,000131,900
Upeshka De Silva166,00071,000
Brandon Hall141,000
Jesse Cohen140,00071,000
Michael O'Grady135,000
Sergi Reixach134,000
Gregor Sverko133,000-427,000
Seymour Cynamon125,000
Brett Bader120,000
Pavlo Veksler113,00013,000
Evan Bethyo104,000
Viet Vo102,00029,000
Matija Dobric101,000
Blair Hinkle86,000
Matthew Hunt69,000
Santiago Plante67,000-25,000
Joao Vieira49,000-6,000
David Kurtz44,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:16 AM Local Time
The Chainsaw Report is Back!

Unfiltered. Raw. Weekly. Poker pro Allen Kessler, arguably one of the most accomplished players in the world yet to win a WSOP bracelet, is back with his weekly series.

The first week of the series hasn't been kind to 'The Chainsaw', who is empty-handed so far and has only bagged once. Will Kessler finally get the monkey off his back in 2021 and end the bracelet draught?

Friday, October 8, 2021 12:59 AM Local Time
Final Four Hands

As the day comes to an end the tournament director has announced the final four hands.

Friday, October 8, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Madeira Gets Maximum

The player in the hijack raised to 16,000, Viet Vo called on the button and Pedro Madeira defended the big blind.

On the flop of     Madeira checked to the hijack player who fired in a bet of 22,000 and both Vo and Madeira called.

The turn was the   and all three players checked. On the   river Madeira checked once more to the player in the hijack who announced he was all in. Vo thought about it for a while before letting it go and Madeira snap-called.

The player in the hijack tabled    and Madeira showed the    for a full house and a full double up.

Pedro Madeira328,000328,000
Viet Vo73,000-167,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:23 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 8,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:20 AM Local Time
Rossi Cracks Kings

The player in the hijack opened to 15,000. Joseph Rossi in the cutoff called and it folded to Kat Sikorski in the big blind who then min-raised to 30,000. Both the hijack and Rossi made the call.

The flop came    . The action checked around to Rossi who bet 32,000. Only Sikorski called.

The turn card was the  . Sikorski led out with a bet of 50,000 and Rossi quickly called.

The river brought the  . Sikorski led again with a bet of 65,000 and Rossi called.

Kat Sikorski:   
Joseph Rossi:   

Rossi turned a straight to crack Sikorki's pocket kings which brought him over the 500,000 chip mark.

Joseph Rossi500,0000
Kat Sikorski340,000-10,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:20 AM Local Time
Rezaei Sends Del Vecchio to the Payout Desk

On the river with over 240,000 in the middle the board read      . Mike Del Vecchio checked to Daniel Rezaei who announced all-in having Del Vecchio covered.

Del Vecchio tanked for about 40 seconds before deciding to make the call.

Rezaei instantly said, "Hearts," as he tabled    for the nut flush and Del Vecchio tabled    as he stood up from the table.

Daniel Rezaei900,000640,000
Mike Del Vecchio0-87,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:11 AM Local Time
Top Five Biggest Stacks

These five players lead the final 131 going into the last level of Day 1.

Jun Obara810,000710,000
Stephen Foutty750,00030,000
Javier Gomez620,000620,000
Gregor Sverko560,000250,000
Darren Elias460,000140,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:05 AM Local Time
Massive Pot for Foutty; Double Elimination

Stephen Foutty

As relayed to PokerNews by Stephen Foutty: a player raised under the gun to 16,000 and Stephen Foutty called in the cutoff before the big blind defended.

On the flop of    , all three players ended up all-in and Foutty had both of them covered.

Big Blind:   
Under-the-gun Player:   
Stephen Foutty:   

All three players caught a piece but Foutty got the best of it, flopping top set. The turn   and river   kept the set in the lead and Foutty knocked both players out at the same time to get a healthy chipstack.

Stephen Foutty720,000720,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:45 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining 155 players have reached their final 20-minute break of the day.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:24 PM Local Time
Betito's Stack Keeps Growing

Liran Betito

Action was picked up with a board that read       and about 100,000 chips in the middle. The player first to act checked to Liran Betito who fired in a bet of 64,000 and his opponent tank-called.

Betito tabled    for a pair of kings and his opponent said, "Ah, you do have the king," as he mucked his hand.

Liran Betito845,000425,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:23 PM Local Time
Bogdanov Bests Perry

Yulian Bogdanov opened the action to 10,000 from the button. Sean Perry, in the small blind, three-bet to 45,000. It folded back to Bogdanov who tanked for a while before putting in a four-bet to 105,000. Sean Perry then jammed all-in covering Bogdanov. Bogdanov instantly called.

Yulian Bogdanov:   
Sean Perry:   

Perry hit a set of jacks to out flop Bogdanov when it came     but the   on the turn gave Bogdanov a flush draw.

The   completed the board giving Bogdanov a better set to double through Perry. The best hand won and Bogdanov scooped a massive pot.

Yulian Bogdanov570,000434,000
Sean Perry160,000-490,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:12 PM Local Time
Hudon Takes Out Kade

In a limped pot blind versus blind, the flop came     and Vanessa Kade checked to Eliot Hudon who bet out 5,000 and Kade called.

The turn was the   and Kade check-called once again, this time for 20,000. On the   river, after Kade checked for the third time Hudon announced he was all-in which covered Kade. She thought about it for a few seconds and called.

Hudon tabled    for two pair, while Kade tabled    for flopped top pair and was sent to the payout desk.

Eliot Hudon265,000139,000
Vanessa Kade0-200,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:53 PM Local Time
Del Vecchio Doubles Through Grax

The action folded to Mike Del Vecchio on the button who jammed for 37,000 and Sebastien Grax made the call in the big blind.

Mike Del Vecchio:   
Sebastien Grax:   

Grax was ahead with his ace-high preflop but that quickly changed when the dealer fanned out a flop of    , giving Del Vecchio a pair of queens. The turn was the   for Grax to pickup a couple more outs but the   on the river was no help and Del Vecchio doubled up.

Sebastien Grax140,000
Mike Del Vecchio87,00076,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 3,000/5,000
Ante: 5,000