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

Friday, October 15, 2021 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Event #30: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $4,699,200
  • Entries: 3,520
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:47 PM Local Time

Players are on a 20-minute break.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:46 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Beriz Turnadzic1,950,000880,000
Ryan Leng1,900,000-400,000
James Romero1,400,000-300,000
Rafael Reis1,350,000-50,000
Bart Lybaert1,300,00050,000
Dalibor Dula1,200,000860,000
Mordechai Hazan1,160,000540,000
Katsushi Yoshida1,110,00030,000
Jason Somerville930,000-270,000
James Mackey910,000729,500
Lily Kiletto900,000250,000
Jason Wheeler825,000205,000
Dylan Linde530,000-20,000
Juliet Hegedus530,000530,000
Upeshka De Silva490,000-170,000
Derek McMaster490,000230,000
Pavel Plesuv440,000-160,000
Brandon Bergin440,000-80,000
Justin Arnwine360,000120,000
Jared Jaffee240,000-40,000
Dannah Kamp210,000-70,000
Matthew Wantman0-280,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:41 PM Local Time
Luber Takes From Kamp With Flush

Action was on the river as the board read      . Benjamin Luber cut out some chips and bet 100,000. Dannah Kamp thought for about 20 seconds before calling.

"Flush" said Luber immediately and tabled the   , Kamp mucked as her stack has shrunk in the last level.

Benjamin Luber430,000345,500
Dannah Kamp280,000-490,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:41 PM Local Time
Sengphet Over A Million in Chips

La Sengphet

The action was picked up on a flop of    .

With the pot over 45,000, La Sengphet in the big blind checked and her opponent from under the gun bet 12,000 which Sengphet quickly called.

The   turn was checked through. The river was the  , Sengphet bet 25,000, and the under the gun player mucked.

La Sengphet1,100,000672,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:38 PM Local Time
Bae Smashes Flop

The action was on the river as the board read      . Yeon Bae bet 50,000 into a pot of roughly the same size.

His opponent eyed him down and called after a few moments.

Bae showed the    for the flopped boat and collected the pot.

Yeon Bae880,000100,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:32 PM Local Time
Post-Bubble Eliminations
Jesse Sylvia0-312,000
Antoine Saout0-220,000
Sylvain Loosli0-90,000
Joe Serock0-400,000
Maria Konnikova0-130,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:17 PM Local Time
Some Seven-Figure Stacks
Ryan Leng2,300,000250,000
James Romero1,700,000650,000
Rafael Reis1,400,000-400,000
Bart Lybaert1,250,000440,000
Jason Somerville1,200,000890,000
Troy Sprungl1,100,000799,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:13 PM Local Time
Pirault Scoops the Pot

Francois Pirault

The action was picked up when Francois Pirault raised to 20,200 and the big blind was the only caller.

The flop was    . The big blind checked and Pirault bet 20,000, enough to scoop the pot.

Francois Pirault630,000189,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
Schumacher Bombs River

The board read       on the river with a pot of about 100,000 in the middle.

Johan Schumacher made a bet of 150,000 over to his opponent Andros Ioakimides, who considered it for several moments before he eventually tossed the cards away and Schumacher moved over a million.

Johan Schumacher1,050,000360,000
Andros Ioakimides390,000-107,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:07 PM Local Time
Wheeler Finds Aces

Jason Wheeler

A player to Jason Wheeler's direct left went all in for 127,000 and Jason Wheeler asked for a count, then called in middle position. Action folded around and the hands were revealed.

Jason Wheeler:   

The board ran out       and Wheeler was awarded the knockout.

Jason Wheeler620,000238,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:04 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: WSOP Winners, Wynn Bounties & Jared Tendler on Hellmuth's "Entitlement Tilt"
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They offer behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Scott Ball, Lara Eisenberg, Dalibor Dula, and Dylan Weisman, breakdown Anthony Zinno's latest win, and recap other big events including Ethan "Rampage Poker" Yau winning the MSPT Venetian for $230,379 and Donald Nimneh striking it big in the Wynn Fall Poker Classic $2,200 Mystery Bounty tournament.

Finally, guest Jared Tendler joins the show to talk about Phil Hellmuth's "entitlement tilt" and share details on his new WSOP prep course Mental Game Tune Up for Tournament Poker. Read our review on that training course here.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:52 PM Local Time
Chris Moorman Bubbles Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em

Chris Moorman

Chris Moorman was all-in and at risk for his last 70,000, Rafael Reis in the small blind folded and the Sanjay Mayecker in big blind called.

Chris Moorman:   
Sanjay Mayecker:   

The flop of     improved Mayecker to a pair of threes however Moorman could still catch an ace or king to move ahead in the hand. The   turn left Moorman with zero outs and the   river was just a formality.

The remaining 528 players have guaranteed a min-cash of $2,404.

Rafael Reis1,800,0000
Sanjay Mayekar900,000684,000
Chris Moorman0-80,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:52 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 10,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:51 PM Local Time
Walsworth Bust One of the two Bubble Boys

Mark Alves went all-in for his remaining stack of 47,000 and Peter Walsworth made the call to put Alves at risk.

Mark Alves:   
Peter Walsworth:   

The board ran out       giving Walsworth a set to eliminate Alves as one of the two bubble boys.

Peter Walsworth420,000175,000
Mark Alves0-81,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:43 PM Local Time
Yoshida Calls River to Double on Bubble

Play was at hand for hand and the board was already completed to read      . Katsushi Yoshida was facing a river shove from his opponent as he had to decide if he wanted to risk his entire stack and potentially bubble the tournament.

After a few moments he called. The players waited for other tables to complete action to turn over their cards and Yoshida tabled the    for a set and his opponent had just a pair of deuces with   . Yoshida breathed a sigh of relief, not only surviving but gathering a large pot in the process.

Katsushi Yoshida1,080,000747,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:31 PM Local Time
Updated Counts Near Bubble
Ryan Leng2,050,000850,000
Rafael Reis1,800,000600,000
Jeremy Pekarek1,250,000954,500
Bart Lybaert810,00090,000
Pavel Plesuv600,000-170,000
Dylan Linde550,000125,000
Chris Brewer400,000
Maria Konnikova130,000-37,000
Chris Moorman80,000-80,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:29 PM Local Time
De Silva Looks Up Opponent

Upeshka De Silva

Upeshka De Silva raised to 16,000 and was re-raised by the button to 35,000. De Silva made the call.

The flop came     and it was checked through to the   turn.

De Silva checked and the button bet 28,000. De Silva called to bring in the   river.

Once again De Silva checked and the button fired for 40,000. After a brief moment, De Silva called.

The button showed   , and De Silva showed    for a pair of ten's to scoop the pot.

Upeshka De Silva660,000200,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:15 PM Local Time
Bubble Looming

The clock currently reads 533, meaning the event is five eliminations away from the money bubble. Play has slowed down considerably as players wait for the bubble burst.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:13 PM Local Time
Bergin Reveals A Monster

Brandon Bergin limped under the gun and a player two seats to his left raised to 19,000. Action folded back to Bergin who re-raised to 55,000 and his opponent called.

The flop came     and Bergin bet 50,000 to which his opponent responded with an all in, Bergin snap-called and they revealed their cards.

Brandon Bergin:   

The opponent was in a dire situation and the turn of    did not improve him. Bergin scooped the pot to push him to over 500,000.

Brandon Bergin520,000190,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:05 PM Local Time
Funaro Out

Frank Funaro

Action was recapped by some of the table. Frank Funaro raised to 30,000, leaving 4,000 behind and was called by Brandon Shiels in the small blind and another player in the big blind.

The flop came down     and Funaro threw in his last 4,000 when the action went to him and both players called.

The turn came another   and Shiels bet 45,000, which got a fold from the big blind and the cards were turned on their backs.

Frank Funaro:   
Brandon Shiels:   

The river did not improve Funaro and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Brandon Sheils300,000181,000
Frank Funaro0-220,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander