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

Friday, October 08, 2021 to Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $7,110,210
  • Entries: 5,326
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:51 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Seat Draw
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Todd Saffron5,900,000
2Jeffrey Gencarelli17,025,000
3Sertac Turker4,250,000
4Adam Sherman13,400,000
5Michael Gathy18,875,000
6Daniel Lazrus25,500,000
7Darryl Ronconi10,500,000
8Ignacio Moron17,600,000
9Philip Verel9,800,000
10Kevin Palmer9,350,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:40 PM Local Time
Stephen Song Eliminated In 11th Place ($66,480)

Stephen Song

Action folded to Stephen Song in the small blind and he ripped it in for his last 5,600,000.

Michael Gathy called in the big blind and Song was at risk.

Stephen Song:   
Michael Gathy:   

The board ran out      , no help for Song as he was eliminated.

Song picks up more than $60,000 for his great run.

Michael Gathy18,875,0003,500,000
Stephen Song0-5,520,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:26 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Daniel Lazrus25,500,0002,500,000
Ignacio Moron17,600,000-225,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli17,025,0002,225,000
Michael Gathy15,375,0002,100,000
Adam Sherman13,400,000-800,000
Darryl Ronconi10,500,000-1,775,000
Philip Verel9,800,000-2,865,000
Kevin Palmer9,350,0001,850,000
Todd Saffron5,900,000-4,400,000
Stephen Song5,520,000-80,000
Sertac Turker4,250,000-310,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:26 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:09 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break as the whirlwind of nine eliminations in the first two hours comes to an end.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:08 PM Local Time
Arie Kliper Eliminated in 12th Place ($53,245)

Arie Kliper

Arie Kliper moved all-in preflop and he was snapped by Daniel Lazrus.

Arie Kliper:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

The board ran       as Lazrus smashed a set of queens on the flop. Kilper needed a king for broadway but the board paired instead, giving Lazrus the full house and the knockout.

Lazrus takes over the chip lead with more than 20 million in his stack.

Daniel Lazrus23,000,0005,575,000
Arie Kliper0-9,580,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:04 PM Local Time
Sherman Gets Value From Song

On the       board, Adam Sherman bet 2,450,000, and Stephen Song looked him up.

Sherman revealed    for a rivered pair, and Song sent his cards into the muck.

Adam Sherman14,200,000-1,300,000
Stephen Song5,600,000-4,000,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 2:02 PM Local Time
Lazrus Check Raises the Flop

Daniel Lazrus

Ignacio Moron opened to 600,000 and Daniel Lazrus defend his big blind.

On the     flop, Lazrus checked-raised Moron's bet of 375,000 to 875,000.

Moron called and the turn was the  . Lazrus bet 2,300,000 and Moron let it go.

Ignacio Moron17,825,000-1,475,000
Daniel Lazrus17,425,0001,625,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:54 PM Local Time
Richard Gress Eliminated in 13th Place ($53,245)

Richard Gress

Richard Gress jammed from the button and Kevin Palmer called off his stack of 3.5 million from the small blind.

Kevin Palmer:   
Richard Gress:   

Palmer had Gress pipped and Gress needed help. The board ran out       and Palmer doubled and left Gress short.

Soon after, Gress got his remaining 600,000 in preflop against Ignacio Moron and Daniel Lazrus. Moron and Lazrus checked it to the river on the       board before Lazrus bet 1 million. Moron folded and the other hands were shown.

Richard Gress:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

Lazrus hit a king on the river to knock out Gress.

Ignacio Moron19,300,0004,060,000
Daniel Lazrus15,800,000280,000
Kevin Palmer7,500,0003,390,000
Richard Gress0-3,015,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:42 PM Local Time
Ryan Jones Eliminated in 14th Place ($42,935)

Ryan Jones

Jeffrey Gencarelli was in the small blind, had 2.5 million chips already committed to the pot, and called when Ryan Jones jammed for his remaining 6 million chips from the big blind.

Ryan Jones:   
Jeffrey Gencarelli:   

The players were flipping and Gencarelli found an ace on the     flop. The   came on the turn and with Jones needing a ten to stay alive, the board completed with the  .

Jeffrey Gencarelli14,800,0005,800,000
Ryan Jones [CA]0-5,160,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:30 PM Local Time
Francois Pirault Eliminated In 15th Place ($42,935)

Francois Pirault

Francois opened shoved for his last 2.3 million chips before Darryl Ronconi also moved all-in. Everyone else folded and Francois was at risk.

Francois Pirault:   
Darryl Ronconi:   

The board came      , giving no help to Pirault as his great run ends with a more than $40,000 payday.

Darryl Ronconi10,300,000-320,000
Francois Pirault0-4,955,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:13 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:13 PM Local Time
Song Three-Bet Rips It

Jeffrey Gencarelli opened to 500,000 and Adam Sherman called before Stephen Song moved all-in.

Both players folded fairly quickly as Song is back over nine million in chips.

Adam Sherman15,500,0004,625,000
Stephen Song9,600,0001,950,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli9,000,00020,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:08 PM Local Time
World Series Of Poker 2021 Update - Day 13
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:04 PM Local Time
Peter Cross Eliminated in 16th Place ($34,850)

Peter Cross

Peter Cross moved all-in preflop and Sertac Turker called off for his last 2,280,000.

Sertac Turker:   
Peter Cross:   

The board came      , and Turker paired his queen to survive. Cross was left with about 200,000 in chips.

He busted a couple of hands later when his    could not hold against the    of Todd Saffron on the       runout.

Todd Saffron10,300,0001,800,000
Sertac Turker4,560,0001,440,000
Peter Cross0-4,275,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:52 PM Local Time
Dien Le Eliminated In 17th Place ($34,850)

Dien Le

Daniel Lazrus opened and Dien Le three-bet shoved for 5,055,000. Ignacio Moron then woke up with a four-bet jam. Lazrus got out of the way and Le was at risk.

Dien Le:   
Ignacio Moron:   

The flop was    , the turn but was   but the river was the  . There were some muted "wows" from the table as the brutal beat sent Le out.

Daniel Lazrus15,520,000-480,000
Ignacio Moron15,240,0005,655,000
Dien Le0-5,655,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:41 PM Local Time
Luis Zedan Eliminated in 18th Place ($34,850)

Luis Zedan

Luis Zedan was in the pot in middle position and called a raise to 1.35 million by Daniel Lazrus in the cutoff.

The flop came     and Zedan jammed for about 3.4 million. Lazrus called and hands were revealed.

Luis Zedan:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

Lazrus had top pair and Zedan was looking for a king or a club. The turn was the   and the board completed with the   to eliminate Zedan.

Daniel Lazrus16,000,0004,205,000
Luis Zedan0-5,835,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:20 PM Local Time
Nabil Cardoso Eliminated in 19th Place ($28,480)

Nabil Cardoso

Nabil Cardoso moved all-in preflop and was called by Michael Gathy.

Nabil Cardoso:   
Michael Gathy:   

The board came      , Cardoso flopped a flush draw but the turn and river was no help and his deep run came to an end.

Michael Gathy13,275,0003,475,000
Nabil Cardoso0-3,475,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:14 PM Local Time
Li Zhou Eliminated in 20th Place ($28,480)

Li Zhou

Li Zhou got the rest of her stack in preflop against Todd Saffron.

Li Zhou:   
Todd Saffron:   

The board ran out       to send Zhou home.

Todd Saffron8,500,0002,100,000
Li Zhou0-2,240,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:03 PM Local Time
Day 4 Begins

Players are in their seats and the tournament director just announced to shuffle up and deal.