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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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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:38 PM Local Time
Leng's Flopped Set Takes Some From Andler

Ryan Leng

Christopher Andler raised to 850,000 from early position and Ryan Leng called in middle position, as did Katsushi Yoshida in the big blind.

The flop came     and Andler bet 1.1 million. Leng called and Yoshida folded.

The   fell on the turn and Andler check-called a 1.3 million bet.

The   completed the board and Andler check-called for 800,000.

Leng showed    for a set of sixes and mentioned something about "ace-king with a king of spades", as Andler indeed rolled over    which was no good.

Ryan Leng30,000,00012,000,000
Christopher Andler13,000,000-3,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:28 PM Local Time
Recent Chip Counts for Table #1

Here are the most recent chip counts for Table #1.

Johan Schumacher18,400,0005,200,000
Santiago Plante11,000,000-2,500,000
Jeffrey Vertes10,800,0001,700,000
Rafael Reis10,025,000-3,575,000
Daniel Fortier9,300,0003,450,000
Michael Noori8,500,000100,000
Charlie Dawson4,300,000-2,800,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:13 PM Local Time
Matthew Burley Eliminated in 16th Place ($26,728)

Matthew Burley

The flop read     and Matthew Burley in the early position had the all-in button in front of him already. Jeffrey Vertes in the hijack and Charlie Dawson in the cutoff were still battling for the rest. However, Vertes bet enough for Dawson to fold his    to let them continue the fight.

Matthew Burley:   
Jeffrey Vertes:   

Burley had flopped top pair but Vertes held the overpair.

The turn was the   to not help Burley and neither did the   on the river for Burley to bust in sixteenth place.

Jeffrey Vertes9,100,0002,600,000
Charlie Dawson7,100,000-3,000,000
Matthew Burley0-500,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:08 PM Local Time
Kamp Doubles With Eights Over Sevens

Dannah Kamp

Dannah Kamp got her remaining 3,675,000 stack into the middle preflop and was at risk against Christopher Andler.

Dannah Kamp:   
Christopher Andler:   

Kamp was in a great position and held as the board ran out       to keep her alive and double her stack.

Christopher Andler16,000,000-4,000,000
Dannah Kamp7,500,0002,700,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:02 PM Local Time
Fortier Doubles to Leave Burley Short

Daniel Fortier was all-in from the small blind for 2,725,000 and Matthew Burley had called in the big blind with the slightly bigger stack.

Daniel Fortier:   
Matthew Burley:   

The board ran out       for Fortier to stay ahead and even river a flush to double up and leave Burley short.

Daniel Fortier5,850,0002,825,000
Matthew Burley500,000-3,200,000
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:58 AM Local Time
Lee Markholt Eliminated in 17th Place ($26,728)

Lee Markholt

Lee Markholt jammed his remaining 1.2 million chips into the middle from the hijack, and Jaesh Balachandran called in the big blind.

Lee Markholt:   
Jaesh Balachandran:   

Markholt was behind but he mentioned he had live cards. The flop came    . The   turn took away some of Markholt's outs as he noted, and the   completed the board to eliminate him.

Jaesh Balachandran23,000,0001,300,000
Lee Markholt0-1,300,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:51 AM Local Time
Matthew Itkin Eliminated in 18th Place ($26,728)

Matthew Itkin

Matthew Itkin was seen getting up from the table but Michael Noori as kind enough to relay what had happened.

Santiago Plante raised to 600,000 and Itkin had three-bet jammed for around 2,000,000 which Plante called.

Matthew Itkin:   
Santiago Plante:   

The flop came     with two spades for Itkin to pick up the flush draw but the rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river to eliminate Itkin in eighteenth place.

Santiago Plante13,500,0002,725,000
Matthew Itkin0-2,800,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:45 AM Local Time
Final Two Tables Seat Draw
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
FT 11Rafael Reis13,600,00045
FT 12Santiago Plante10,775,00036
FT 13Johan Schumacher13,200,00044
FT 14Daniel Fortier3,025,00010
FT 15Matthew Burley3,700,00012
FT 16Michael Noori8,400,00028
FT 17Matthew Itkin2,800,0009
FT 18Jeffrey Vertes6,500,00022
FT 19Charlie Dawson10,100,00034
FT 21Ryan Leng18,000,00060
FT 22Dannah Kamp4,800,00016
FT 23Mordechai Hazan12,500,00042
FT 24Jaesh Balachandran21,700,00072
FT 25Brendan Shiller4,000,00013
FT 26Katsushi Yoshida5,800,00019
FT 27Anthony Ortega12,200,00041
FT 28Christopher Andler20,000,00067
FT 29Lee Markholt1,300,0004
Jaesh Balachandran21,700,0001,185,000
Christopher Andler20,000,0002,000,000
Ryan Leng18,000,0001,500,000
Rafael Reis13,600,0002,625,000
Johan Schumacher13,200,000-1,800,000
Mordechai Hazan12,500,000500,000
Anthony Ortega12,200,000-3,575,000
Santiago Plante10,775,0000
Charlie Dawson10,100,0003,450,000
Michael Noori8,400,000550,000
Jeffrey Vertes6,500,000-1,550,000
Katsushi Yoshida5,800,0000
Dannah Kamp4,800,000-325,000
Brendan Shiller4,000,000525,000
Matthew Burley3,700,00025,000
Daniel Fortier3,025,000-3,675,000
Matthew Itkin2,800,00025,000
Lee Markholt1,300,000-2,775,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:39 AM Local Time
Steven Sarmiento Eliminated in 19th Place ($21,768)

Steven Sarmiento

Steven Sarmiento had shoved from the cutoff for his last 2,300,000 and Katsushi Yoshida reshoved from the small blind for the big blind to fold.

Steven Sarmiento:   
Katsushi Yoshida:   

The board ran out       for Yoshida to flop top pair and to eliminate Sarmiento in nineteenth place.

The 18 remaining players will now be redrawn for the final two tables with around 38 minutes left in the current level. The seat draw is to follow.

Katsushi Yoshida5,800,000725,000
Steven Sarmiento0-3,500,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:32 AM Local Time
Giancarlo Santolin Eliminated in 20th Place ($21,768)

Giancarlo Santolin

Giancarlo Santolin had shoved from the cutoff for 2,125,000, and Mordechai Hazan three-bet jammed for more in the small blind. Lee Markholt folded in the big blind.

Giancarlo Santolin:   
Mordechai Hazan:   

The board ran out       for Hazan, who flopped a set. Santolin was drawing dead on the turn, and bust in 20th place.

Mordechai Hazan12,000,0002,150,000
Giancarlo Santolin0-3,000,000
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:29 AM Local Time
Jason Riesenberg Eliminated in 21st Place ($21,768)

Jason Riesenberg

Christopher Andler jammed from the small blind and Jason Riesenberg called for his remaining 3.5 million in the big blind.

Jason Riesenberg:   
Christopher Andler:   

The players were flipping and Andler found improvement on the     flop. The   turn and   river confirmed Riesenberg's elimination.

Christopher Andler18,000,0004,500,000
Jason Riesenberg0-4,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:25 AM Local Time
Antonio Matic Eliminated in 22nd Place ($21,768)

Antonio Matic

Antonio Matic got his remaining stack of about six million chips in preflop and was at risk against Johan Schumacher.

Antonio Matic:   
Johan Schumacher:   

Matic ran into aces and fell behind further on the     flop. The   turn gave him hope with a flush draw, but the board completed with the   to eliminate him.

Johan Schumacher15,000,0005,375,000
Antonio Matic0-6,650,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:13 AM Local Time
Raul Martinez Eliminated in 23rd Place ($21,768)

Raul Martinez

Jaesh Balachandran raised to 600,000 from the hijack, and Raul Martinez three-bet jammed from the cutoff for 2,450,000. The action folded back to Balachandran, who made the call.

Raul Martinez:   
Jaesh Balachandran:   

The flop came     for both players to hit a set, but Balachandran was still ahead with the higher one.

The turn was the  , which did not help Martinez, and neither did the   on the river, which sent Martinez out in 23rd place.

Jaesh Balachandran20,515,0002,915,000
Raul Martinez0-2,450,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:08 AM Local Time
Ivan Deyra Eliminated in 24th Place ($21,768)

Ivan Derya

In the day's first hand, Ivan Deyra jammed in his 4,725,000 stack from middle position, and Christopher Andler called in the hijack.

Ivan Deyra:   
Christopher Andler:   

Deyra needed to improve, but the board ran out       to knock him out as the first elimination of the day.

Christopher Andler13,500,0005,200,000
Ivan Deyra0-4,725,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:00 AM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air and play is now underway for the 24 remaining players.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:36 AM Local Time
Twenty-Four Players Return to Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack With Eyes on Gold Bracelet

Ryan Leng

Only 24 players remain in Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack as Day 4 will begin shortly. This event saw 3,520 total players enter the event and only one will take home the coveted gold bracelet and $610,347 first-place prize.

Action will resume at 11 a.m. local time, and play may continue until a winner is determined. The remaining players have already locked up $21,768, but are looking toward the final table.

Jaesh Balachandran bagged the top stack going into Day 4 with 17,600,000 chips. Three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng (16,500,000), who recently won his third bracelet in Event #23:$1,500 Eight Game Mix Six-Handed, continues his quest for another one as he bagged the top stack at the end of Day 2 and the second-biggest stack at the end of Day 3.

Anthony Ortega (15,775,000), Santiago Plante (10,775,000), and Brazil's Rafael Reis (10,975,000) will also be looking to claim the top prize, along with PokerNews' Dannah Kamp (5,125,000), who is the last woman standing in this event.

Day 4 begins at 11 a.m. local time in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament will resume at Level 32 with blinds at 150,000/300,000/300,000.

PokerGO continues its excellentWSOP coverage with a stream of this event. The final six or seven players will play under the watchful PokerGO cameras, giving viewers worldwide a glimpse of what it is like to play for poker's most prestigious prize: a WSOP bracelet.

Stay tuned for coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:09 AM Local Time
Day 4 Seat Draw
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4061Matthew BurleyUnited States3,675,00012
Amazon4062Katsushi YoshidaUnited States5,075,00017
Amazon4063Anthony OrtegaUnited States15,775,00053
Amazon4064Charlie DawsonUnited States6,650,00022
Amazon4065Dannah KampUnited States5,125,00017
Amazon4066Santiago PlanteCanada10,775,00036
Amazon4068Steven SarmientoUnited States3,500,00012
Amazon4069Matthew ItkinUnited States2,775,0009
Amazon4141Giancarlo SantolinCanada3,000,00010
Amazon4142Jeffrey VertesCanada8,050,00027
Amazon4143Mordechai HazanIsrael9,850,00033
Amazon4144Lee MarkholtUnited States4,075,00014
Amazon4145Brendan ShillerUnited States3,475,00012
Amazon4146Jaesh BalachandranUnited States17,600,00059
Amazon4147Raul MartinezUnited Kingdom2,450,0008
Amazon4148Rafael ReisBrazil10,975,00037
Amazon4211Christopher AndlerSweden8,300,00028
Amazon4213Antonio MaticCzech Republic6,650,00022
Amazon4214Jason RiesenbergUnited States4,000,00013
Amazon4215Johan SchumacherBelgium9,625,00032
Amazon4216Ryan LengUnited States16,500,00055
Amazon4217Michael NooriUnited States7,850,00026
Amazon4218Daniel FortierUnited States6,700,00022
Amazon4219Ivan DeyraFrance4,725,00016