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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 12:49 PM Local Time
Arnwine Scoops the Pot

Justin Arnwine

The action was picked up on the river with the board showing       and a bet of 40,000 from David Avina.

Justin Arnwine raised to 130,000 and Avian went into the tank before making the call.

Arnwine showed    for the straight and Avina showed    before he folded the losing hand.

Justin Arnwine465,000180,000
David Avina130,000-165,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:44 PM Local Time
Bae Raises the Stakes

There was a three-way pot on the turn with the board showing     . The first player to act on the cutoff bet 16,000 into a pot of about 30,000. Yeon Bae raised to 40,000 from the button. The third player in the hand folded and action was back on the initial bettor.

After about a minute he folded and Bae took in the pot.

Yeon Bae345,000-88,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:58 AM Local Time
20-Minute Break

Players are on a 20-minute break to remove all the pink 500 chips and color up.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:58 AM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
James Romero650,00015,000
Rafael Reis640,000640,000
Ryan Leng560,00080,000
Mark Smith490,000302,500
Justin Arnwine285,000143,500
JJ Liu275,000-136,500
Dannah Kamp245,00044,000
Maria Konnikova190,000-38,000
Pat Lyons190,0005,000
Kyna England183,00015,000
Jesse Sylvia140,00011,000
Sejin Park140,0004,000
Chris Moorman138,000-89,500
Angelina Rich127,00018,000
Kenneth Cleeton93,000-56,500
Michael Wang53,000-139,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:47 AM Local Time
Kirkpatrick Collects With Turn Bet

Action was on the turn with a large pot of about 140,000 in the middle.

The board read     . Michael Kirkpatrick was on the button and bet 38,000. From the big blind, Travis Thowe thought about it for several moments before eventually laying it down and the substantial pot was shipped over to Kirkpatrick.

Michael Kirkpatrick327,000169,500
Travis Thowe109,000-97,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:38 AM Local Time
Serock Eliminates Song

Joe Serock

All the chips got in the middle when John Song went all-in for his remaining 37,000 Joe Serock made the call from the big blind.

Song's cards weren't visible but Joe Serock showed   .

The board ran out      , Song quickly mucked and Serock scooped it to eliminate Song.

Joe Serock400,00073,000
John Song0-47,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:36 AM Local Time
Rusk's Ace High Wins

Timothy Rusk raised in early position to 9,000, getting a call from David Bashel on his left and Dylan Linde in the big blind.

The flop came down     with Linde checking to Rusk who bet 12,000. Bashel called to see a turn and Linde folded.

The turn came a   which Rusk checked and before Bashel could do anything the dealer pulled the top card off of the deck. Rusk and Bashel saw the   would have been the river before Bashel could act. The floor was called over and the card was shuffled back into the deck with the action still on Bashel. Bashel bet 21,000 and Rusk called.

The river came the   which the table got a good chuckle at and the action checked through for Rusk to show his    which was good enough for the pot.

Dylan Linde430,000-13,000
David Bashel229,000106,000
Timothy Rusk190,00072,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:23 AM Local Time
Jamil Surges Early

The first part of Day 2 has been good to Areeb Jamil as he's greatly increased his stack since the start of the day.

He was spotted with his large stack involved in a hand with an opponent on the flop that read    . He bet 14,000 as a continuation bet which folded out his opponent and he added more to his growing stack.

Areeb Jamil605,000442,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:19 AM Local Time
Lisichkina Busts a Player

Yulia Lisichkina

All the chips got in the middle preflop between Yulia Lisichkina and Michael Hahn, with Hahn being the player at risk.

Michael Hahn:   
Yulia Lisichkina:   

The board ran out       and with that Lisichkina eliminated another player.

Yulia LIsichkina420,000134,500
Michael Hahn0-89,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:18 AM Local Time
Burke Calls Correctly

Action picked up on the flop reading     with about 23,000 chips in the pot already. Tyler Burke was in the big blind and the opponent was early position

Burke checked the flop, his opponent bet 14,000 and Burke called.

The turn brought a   which Burke checked and the opponent bet 18,000 into. Burke called after some time and the river was dealt.

The river came down a   and Burke once more checked, prompting a bet of 35,000 from the opponent which Burke snap-called. "Good call I missed," said the opponent as Burke turned over    for a set of fives which was good for the pot. The opponent mucked their hand.

Tyler Burke330,00065,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:10 AM Local Time
Demersseman Turns Nine to Felt Opponent

Adam Demersseman had a chance to knock out his opponent in a preflop all in holding the   . But he would have to do so from behind as his opponent had the   .

The flop came    . The turn changed things as the   hit Demersseman and also gave him the nut flush draw to leave his opponent drawing very thin. The river was the   and Demersseman raked in all of his opponent's chips.

Adam Demersseman355,00073,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:00 AM Local Time
Kamp Double Up

Dannah Kamp

The action picked up when Lucas Tabarin raised from the button to 6,000 and PokerNews' Dannah Kamp shoved all-in for 100,100.

Dannah Kamp:   
Lucas Tabarin:   

The button made the call and the board ran out       giving Kamp the better pair with the jacks and scooping the pot.

Dannah Kamp201,000120,000
Lucas Tabarin170,000-113,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:59 AM Local Time
Leng Shows The Deuce

A player from middle position raised to 7,500 and action folded to Ryan Leng in the big blind. Leng three-bet to 40,000 and after re-checking his hand, the middle position player folded.

Leng then flipped over a   before tossing his cards into the muck and raking in the pot.

Ryan Leng480,0007,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:59 AM Local Time
Foster Calls Schumacher

Action was picked up on the turn as the board read     . A pot of about 55,000 was in the middle. Sarah Foster was closing the action and thought for a while before checking to move things to the river where the   fell.

Johan Schumacher led with a bet of 15,000 and Foster called.

Schumacher showed the    for a pair while Foster showed the small rivered flush with    to win the pot.

Johan Schumacher220,000-28,500
Sarah Foster175,000-11,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:52 AM Local Time
Sun Slays Berreman With Aces

Yao Sun had the    in a preflop all in vs the    of John Berreman.

The board would bring no salvation for Berreman as it ran out       and Sun collected a nice addition to his stack early.

Yao Sun395,000166,500
John Berreman0-188,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:46 AM Local Time
Lesmeister Cracks Aces Early

Action picked up on a flop of     with Steve Lesmeister and another player who called an all-in from Lesmeister and the cards were tabled.

Steve Lesmeister:   

Lesmeister had flopped a set of eights to outflop the aces of his opponent. The turn   and river   did not improve the opponent's holding, eliminating him and giving Lesmeister the knockout.

Steve Lesmeister245,000132,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:42 AM Local Time
Former Main Event Champ Alive

A player in middle position raised to 6,500 and Qui Nguyen made the call from the big blind.

The flop was    , this time Nguyen led with a bet of 13,000 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Qui Nguyen120,000-75,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:41 AM Local Time
Figliomeni Jams Flop

Action was preflop as Sonia Shashikhina had three-bet from the button to 30,000 over a raise of 7,000 from early position and one caller also in early position. Paul Figiomeni was in the big blind and four-bet to 53,000. The early position players folded and it was back on Shashikhina who called.

The flop came    . Figliomeni open-jammed for about 126,000 and Shashikhina snap folded.

Sonia Shashikhina265,00059,000
Paul Figliomeni188,000-89,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:27 AM Local Time
Romero Makes A Straight

James Romero

The early position player raised to 6,000 and action folded to James Romero, who defended his big blind.

The board ran out       with action being checked every street including the river and Romero turned over    for a rivered straight. The other player mucked and Romero took down an early pot of the day.

James Romero635,00015,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:22 AM Local Time
Chang Eliminates Kolev

The action picked up when Kyle Kolev went all in from the middle position and Kyle Chang, on the button, made the call putting Kolev at risk.

Kyle Chang:   
Boris Kolev:   

The board ran out       giving Chang trip queens and eliminating Kolev.

On another table Romain Lewis was seen saying "nice hand, it's not what I needed" as he also was eliminated from the tournament.

Kyle Chang350,00097,000
Boris Kolev0-37,500
Romain Lewis0-5,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander