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

Sunday, October 17, 2021 to Monday, October 18, 2021

Event #33: 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

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  • Buy-in: $800
  • Prizepool: $1,955,712
  • Entries: 2,778
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 18, 2021 1:20 AM Local Time
Todd Ivens Among the Leaders After Day 1 in Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed NLHE Deepstack

Todd Ivens

After a grueling 14 hours of play, Day 1 of Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed NLHE Deepstack has come to an end with 159 players still remaining. Todd Ivens finished the day among the leaders, bagging a whopping stack of 2,030,000 from a starting stack of just 40,000.

Ivens has multiple World Series of Poker cashes to his name, including two final tables back in 2018. The Illinois native is still looking for that elusive WSOP gold bracelet and he's hoping to do that in the coming days. Ivens finished third in chips, behind Alex Miles who bagged 2,700,000, and Tony Nguyen who will return with 2,185,000 chips.

Miles emerged as the chip leader in the last few hands of the night, scoring a massive double-up. Miles was already sitting on a healthy stack of over 1 million chips when he found himself involved in a pot with the chip leader. Miles flopped a set of eights against his opponent's top pair. Miles also had to dodge a flush draw on the turn when the two players got all of their chips in the middle. A brick on the river would result in Miles bagging the Day 1 chip lead.

Some other notables moving on to Day 2 include Mukul Pahuja (1,605,000), Ian Steinman (1,320,000), Haven Werner (955,000), Matt Affleck (840,000), and Ryan Laplante (650,000).

A total of 2,778 entries were recorded, exceeding the numbers put up in this same event two years ago. Many familiar faces took advantage of the 12 levels of late registration but still fell by the wayside throughout the day. The money bubble finally burst just before the last break of the night when Victor Paredes won a flip with his pocket jacks against his opponent's ace-queen. Unfortunately for Paredes, he was unable to advance to Day 2.

Just 417 players made it to the money with a min-cash being worth $1,282. The bustouts were fast and furious once the bubble burst with players like Gal Yifrach, Jesse Sylvia, Joao Vieira, Koray Aldemir, and Joao Simao all hitting the payout desk on their way out.

Day 2 will get underway at 12 p.m. local time inside the Amazon Room where the remaining 159 players will look to reach the final table. Play will continue until just five players remain, and a bracelet winner will be decided on Day 3 of the tournament.

The PokerNews live reporting team will have all of the updates throughout the tournament so keep it locked here to see who will become a WSOP champion.

Monday, October 18, 2021 1:05 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4491Jacob MillerUnited States345,00012
Amazon4492Dustin SkarraUnited States1,000,02033
Amazon4493Robbie SherreUnited States455,00015
Amazon4494Haixia ZhangUnited States455,00015
Amazon4495Justin ChockUnited States900,00030
Amazon4496Kevin SongUnited States440,00015
Amazon4497Gregory ZajicUnited States430,00014
Amazon4498Ran IlaniIsrael380,00013
Amazon4501Ubaid HabibUnited States655,00022
Amazon4502Mukul PahujaUnited States1,605,00054
Amazon4503Ryan HagertyUnited States800,00027
Amazon4504Phia XiongUnited States501,00017
Amazon4505Simon LefebvreCanada1,300,00043
Amazon4506David AvinaUnited States1,016,00034
Amazon4507Joseph AngottiUnited States340,00011
Amazon4508Jesse ShelleyUnited States460,00015
Amazon4511Joel BakerUnited States580,00019
Amazon4512Steven BucknerUnited States830,00028
Amazon4513Alexandr OrlovRussia820,00027
Amazon4514Daewoong SongSouth Korea1,255,00042
Amazon4515Justin ZakiUnited States675,00023
Amazon4516Cody BrinnUnited States400,00013
Amazon4517Adriano WiseUnited States870,00029
Amazon4518Ian SteinmanUnited States1,320,00044
Amazon4521Colton BlombergUnited States215,0007
Amazon4522Steven NevillUnited States330,00011
Amazon4523Mehrdad GhiasvandUnited States675,00023
Amazon4524Eder MurataBrazil400,00013
Amazon4525Isidro SifuentesUnited States395,00013
Amazon4526Darren RabinowitzUnited States855,00029
Amazon4527B.W. GarrettUnited States910,00030
Amazon4528Anthony ClapesUnited States575,00019
Amazon4531Matthew SamoraUnited States665,00022
Amazon4532Alecxander GouldUnited States1,170,00039
Amazon4533Ted GillisUnited States266,0009
Amazon4534Danny AllenUnited States270,0009
Amazon4535Andres TamaraUnited States325,00011
Amazon4536Adekunle OlonohUnited States970,00032
Amazon4537Vaughn BrozekUnited States1,030,00034
Amazon4538Meyenehi IduweCanada920,00031
Amazon4541Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom680,00023
Amazon4542John WestUnited States775,00026
Amazon4543Michael SortinoUnited States410,00014
Amazon4544Richard MijaresUnited States1,225,00041
Amazon4545Andre RiveraUnited States335,00011
Amazon4546Pete ChenTaiwan465,00016
Amazon4547Stefano CalenzaniPeru925,00031
Amazon4548Avi CohenIsrael1,335,00045
Amazon4551John ClancyUnited States230,0008
Amazon4552Vladimir RevniagaUnited States545,00018
Amazon4553Jovy OunthongdyUnited States655,00022
Amazon4554Florian GuimondFrance1,560,00052
Amazon4555Brian OmalleyUnited States520,00017
Amazon4556Todd IvensUnited States2,030,00068
Amazon4557Marco DamicoItaly137,0005
Amazon4558Francois EvardFrance485,00016
Amazon4561Noam MuallemUnited States420,00014
Amazon4562Haven WernerCanada955,00032
Amazon4563Blake NapieralaUnited States450,00015
Amazon4564Alex WheelerUnited States735,00025
Amazon4565Tommaso BriottiItaly635,00021
Amazon4566Bradley RhodesUnited States1,080,00036
Amazon4567Richard ClaytonUnited States240,0008
Amazon4568Joshua HeinzlUnited States790,00026
Amazon4571Mario QuijanoUnited States590,00020
Amazon4572Yosef LermanUnited States815,00027
Amazon4573Daniel CzuprynaUnited States835,00028
Amazon4574Rafi ElhararIsrael750,00025
Amazon4575Tony NguyenUnited States2,185,00073
Amazon4576Eric DillonUnited States1,345,00045
Amazon4577Ran KollerIsrael1,595,00053
Amazon4578Ernest WittmanFrance815,00027
Amazon4581Ryan KanadaUnited States305,00010
Amazon4582Nate SilverUnited States1,020,00034
Amazon4583Matt AffleckUnited States840,00028
Amazon4584Jesse DeforrestUnited States670,00022
Amazon4585Michael RannelliUnited States385,00013
Amazon4586Yulian BogdanovBulgaria650,00022
Amazon4587Jeremy ArchambaultUnited States820,00027
Amazon4588Danny BigelowUnited States1,520,00051
Amazon4591Rene Van KrevelenNetherlands655,00022
Amazon4592Thomas SymondsCanada300,00010
Amazon4593Roberto BegniSwitzerland820,00027
Amazon4594Cosmin JoldisRomania785,00026
Amazon4595Sandeep PulusaniUnited States240,0008
Amazon4596Kris Lee SteinbachCanada420,00014
Amazon4597Michael UngUnited States580,00019
Amazon4598Oleg TitovRussia585,00020
Amazon4601Ivan UzunovBulgaria460,00015
Amazon4602Christina ReadUnited States905,00030
Amazon4603Jinyu WuUnited States200,0007
Amazon4604Robert KuhnUnited States1,825,00061
Amazon4605Garilyn NelsonUnited States460,00015
Amazon4606Thomas ElderUnited States180,0006
Amazon4607Christopher HullUnited States325,00011
Amazon4608Nikolay YosifovBulgaria1,195,00040
Amazon4611John ThrasherUnited States140,0005
Amazon4612Mario DesouzaBrazil485,00016
Amazon4613Joseph PietrafesaUnited States305,00010
Amazon4614Jeremy WienUnited States855,00029
Amazon4615Matthew LambrechtUnited States785,00026
Amazon4616Seth FischerUnited States565,00019
Amazon4617Donald MaloneyCanada390,00013
Amazon4618Deividas DaubarisLithuania475,00016
Amazon4621Timon RooneyUnited States240,0008
Amazon4622Ashraf SaadahUnited States780,00026
Amazon4623Ryan LaplanteUnited States650,00022
Amazon4624Huihan WuUnited States610,00020
Amazon4625Antonio ModacureUnited States390,00013
Amazon4626Barry SeidmanUnited States820,00027
Amazon4627Victor ShihUnited States380,00013
Amazon4628Christopher RyanUnited States1,100,00037
Amazon4631Eider Da CruzBrazil245,0008
Amazon4632Dennis AbbeyUnited States255,0009
Amazon4633Douglas HornUnited States175,0006
Amazon4634Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom395,00013
Amazon4635Gabriel WolszczakPoland495,00017
Amazon4636Israel AvrahamIsrael485,00016
Amazon4637Mathew MooreUnited States1,100,00037
Amazon4638Emanuel Failla JrUnited States790,00026
Amazon4641Kim NgUnited States350,00012
Amazon4642David MosesUnited States400,00013
Amazon4643Kenny NguyenUnited States10
Amazon4644Cedric AdamFrance460,00015
Amazon4645Matthew BlaggUnited States640,00021
Amazon4646Alejandro MadrigalUnited States380,00013
Amazon4647Ricky WelchUnited States880,00029
Amazon4648I-Chun ChiuUnited States970,00032
Amazon4651Christopher BelloUnited States710,00024
Amazon4652Brandon CaputoUnited States1,425,00048
Amazon4653Alex OuthredUnited States500,00017
Amazon4654Axel ReeseGermany1,170,00039
Amazon4655Avraham AzulayUnited States440,00015
Amazon4656Narimaan AhmadiUnited States240,0008
Amazon4657William WilliamsUnited States395,00013
Amazon4658Alexander HolmbergSweden410,00014
Amazon4661Tijan TepehUnited States210,0007
Amazon4662Brian BattistoneUnited States520,00017
Amazon4663Jorge HouPanama490,00016
Amazon4664Kyrylo KobzyevUnited States805,00027
Amazon4665Eric HjelmstadUnited States610,00020
Amazon4666Ismael BojangAustria375,00013
Amazon4667Pedro MadeiraBrazil1,095,00037
Amazon4668Wojciech BarzantnyGermany360,00012
Amazon4671Greg HimmelbrandUnited States630,00021
Amazon4672Dan ImanUnited States705,00024
Amazon4673Koveh WayseiUnited States1,350,00045
Amazon4674Sridhar PanchumarthiUnited States2,090,00070
Amazon4675Ngoc HoangUnited States1,080,00036
Amazon4676Richard MarconiUnited States330,00011
Amazon4677Mark ReddingUnited States575,00019
Amazon4678Elias MolinaUnited States340,00011
Amazon4681Eugenio PerniaUnited States640,00021
Amazon4682Kyle AbbeyUnited States725,00024
Amazon4683Jonathan KramerUnited States340,00011
Amazon4684Michael HubbardUnited States750,00025
Amazon4685Tyler PattersonUnited States870,00029
Amazon4686Bradley RitschelUnited States875,00029
Amazon4688Alex MilesUnited States2,700,00090
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:54 AM Local Time
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Alex Miles2,700,0002,700,000
Tony Nguyen2,185,0002,185,000
Sridhar Panchumarthi2,090,000
Todd Ivens2,030,00030,000
Robert Kuhn1,825,000525,000
Mukul Pahuja1,605,000
Ran Koller1,595,000
Florian Guimond1,560,0001,150,000
Danny Bigelow1,520,0000
Brandon Caputo1,425,000555,000
Koveh Waysei1,350,000
Eric Dillon1,345,0001,345,000
Avi Cohen1,335,000
Ian Steinman1,320,000863,000
Simon Lefebvre1,300,000
Daewoong Song1,255,000
Richard Mijares1,225,000
Nikolay Yosifov1,195,000-355,000
Alecxander Gould1,170,000
Axel Reese1,170,000
Christopher Ryan1,100,000
Mathew Moore1,100,000
Pedro Madeira1,095,000
Ngoc Hoang1,080,000
Bradley Rhodes1,080,000
Vaughn Brozek1,030,000
Nate Silver1,020,000620,000
David Avina1,016,000
Dustin Skarra1,000,020
Adekunle Olonoh970,000
I-Chun Chiu970,000
Haven Werner955,000390,000
Stefano Calenzani925,000
Meyenehi Iduwe920,000
B.W. Garrett910,000
Christina Read905,000
Justin Chock900,000
Ricky Welch880,000
Bradley Ritschel875,000
Tyler Patterson870,000
Adriano Wise870,000
Darren Rabinowitz855,000
Jeremy Wien855,000703,000
Matt Affleck840,000840,000
Daniel Czupryna835,000
Steven Buckner830,000
Alexandr Orlov820,000
Jeremy Archambault820,0000
Barry Seidman820,000
Roberto Begni820,000
Ernest Wittman815,000
Yosef Lerman815,000
Kyrylo Kobzyev805,000384,000
Ryan Hagerty800,000
Emanuel Failla Jr790,000
Joshua Heinzl790,000696,200
Cosmin Joldis785,000
Matthew Lambrecht785,000
Ashraf Saadah780,000
John West775,000
Rafi Elharar750,000
Michael Hubbard750,000400,000
Alex Wheeler735,000
Kyle Abbey725,000
Christopher Bello710,000
Dan Iman705,000
Adrien Delmas680,000
Justin Zaki675,000
Mehrdad Ghiasvand675,000
Jesse Deforrest670,000
Matthew Samora665,000290,000
Ubaid Habib655,000
Jovy Ounthongdy655,000
Rene Van Krevelen655,000
Ryan Laplante650,000428,000
Yulian Bogdanov650,000
Matthew Blagg640,000
Eugenio Pernia640,000
Tommaso Briotti635,000
Greg Himmelbrand630,000207,500
Eric Hjelmstad610,000
Huihan Wu610,000332,000
Mario Quijano590,000
Oleg Titov585,000
Michael Ung580,000
Joel Baker580,000
Anthony Clapes575,000
Mark Redding575,000
Seth Fischer565,000
Vladimir Revniaga545,000
Brian Battistone520,000
Brian Omalley520,000
Phia Xiong501,000
Alex Outhred500,000
Gabriel Wolszczak495,000
Jorge Hou490,000
Israel Avraham485,000
Francois Evard485,000
Mario Desouza485,000
Deividas Daubaris475,000
Pete Chen465,000-55,000
Garilyn Nelson460,000
Jesse Shelley460,000
Ivan Uzunov460,000
Cedric Adam460,000
Robbie Sherre455,000
Haixia Zhang455,000312,000
Blake Napierala450,000
Kevin Song440,000-120,000
Avraham Azulay440,000
Gregory Zajic430,000
Kris Steinbach [Kris Lee Steinbach]420,000
Noam Muallem420,000
Michael Sortino410,000
Alexander Holmberg410,000
Eder Murata400,000
Cody Brinn400,000
David Moses400,000
William Williams395,000
Harry Lodge395,000143,000
Isidro Sifuentes395,000
Donald Maloney390,000
Antonio Modacure390,000307,500
Michael Rannelli385,000-215,000
Ran Ilani380,000
Victor Shih380,000
Alejandro Madrigal380,000
Ismael Bojang375,0000
Wojciech Barzantny360,000
Kim Ng350,000
Jacob Miller345,000
Elias Molina340,000
Joseph Angotti340,000
Jonathan Kramer340,000
Andre Rivera335,000
Steven Nevill330,000
Richard Marconi330,000
Andres Tamara325,000
Christopher Hull325,000
Ryan Kanada305,000237,500
Joseph Pietrafesa305,000
Thomas Symonds300,000
Danny Allen270,000-263,000
Ted Gillis266,000
Dennis Abbey255,000
Eider Da Cruz245,000
Sandeep Pulusani240,000
Richard Clayton240,000
Narimaan Ahmadi240,000
Timon Rooney240,000
John Clancy230,000
Colton Blomberg215,000
Tijan Tepeh210,000
Jinyu Wu200,000
Thomas Elder180,000
Douglas Horn175,000
John Thrasher140,000
Marco Damico137,000
Kenny Nguyen1-654,999
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:40 AM Local Time
Three More Hands

The tournament clock has been paused and each table will deal three more hands before the players bag and tag for the night.

Monday, October 18, 2021 12:35 AM Local Time
Bojang and Chen Double Up

There was a raise to 65,000 from the cutoff and Ismael Bojang pushed his last 165,000 into the middle from the big blind. His opponent snap-called and showed   . Bojang was ahead with    and held on for a double up.

At the table next door, Pete Chen and Robert Kuhn were heads-up in a pot with the flop reading    . Pete Chen bet 50,000 on the button and Kuhn check-raised all in. Chen quickly called off his stack of 180,000 and the cards were tabled.

Kuhn had    but it was no match for the    of Chen. The   on the turn sealed the deal for Chen who earned himself a double up as well.

Robert Kuhn1,300,0000
Pete Chen520,000480,000
Ismael Bojang375,000187,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:23 AM Local Time
Mandavia Stacks A Shorty

Ankush Mandavia

A short stacked player shoved all-in and Ankush Mandavia called with chips behind.

Short Stack:   
Ankush Mandavia:   

The board ran out       and Mandavia won with two pair, tens and fives, propelling him to one of the top chip stacks.

Ankush Mandavia1,400,0001,400,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:22 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Yosifov Vaults to the Lead

After a limp from under the gun, Nikolay Yosifov raised it up in early position. The action folded back to the limper who just called to see a flop of    . He then led out for 150,000 and Yosifov announced all in. His opponent thought for a moment and then called off his stack of around 450,000.

Nikolay Yosifov:   

It was a cooler spot that saw Yosifov flop a set of kings against his opponent's top two pair. The   on the turn and the   on the river didn't change anything and Yosifov collected more chips.

Nikolay Yosifov1,550,000555,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Narmontas Busts Dyer

Michael Dyer shoved all-in for about 200,000 and Darius Narmontas called, slightly covering him.

Michael Dyer:   
Darius Narmontas:   

The board ran out       and Narmontas won with two pair, aces and sevens.

Darius Narmontas420,000420,000
Michael Dyer00
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Back-to-Back Aces for Wise

There was a raise to 40,000 from under the gun and two players called before the action was on Adrian Wise in the big blind. Wise made it 200,000 to go and the initial raiser pushed all in for 480,000. The rest of the table folded and Wise snap-called.

Adrian Wise:   

The flop of     gave Wise a small sweat but the   on the turn and the   on the river secured the pot for Wise. After the hand, his tablemates discussed whether he got the same aces back-to-back after just having them in the previous hand as well.

Adrian Wise1,005,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:32 PM Local Time
Simao Snaps the River

Joao Simao opened to 30,000 from under the gun and the action folded around to the big blind who called. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

The big blind checked again and Simao checked behind. The   hit the river and the big blind moved all-in for 65,000. Simao instantly called and the big blind showed   . Simao flipped over    for a set of kings and eliminated his opponent.

Joao Simao775,000653,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time
Souza,Yosifov and Kuhn Among Top Chip Stacks

Mario De Souza Jr, Nikolay Yosifov and Robert Kuhn are among the top chip stacks left in the tournament.

Robert Kuhn1,300,000570,000
Mario De Souza Jr1,000,0001,000,000
Nikolay Yosifov995,000995,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:18 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:58 PM Local Time
Last Break of the Night

The players are going on their last 20-minute break of the night.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:49 PM Local Time
Gould Out-Flops His Opponent

Alec Gould opened to 25,000 in middle position and the small blind re-raised to 80,000. Gould called and the two players saw a flop of    . The small blind led out with a bet of 60,000 and Gould announced all in. The small blind instantly called off his stack of 168,000 and the cards were tabled.

Small Blind:   
Alec Gould:   

Gould flopped a set of nines and had his opponent drawing to just two outs. The   on the turn and the   on the river only improved Gould to a full house who now has one of the biggest stacks in the room.

Alec Gould784,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:45 PM Local Time
Hallaert Rivers a Set

There was an all-in for 35,000 in early position and the action folded around to Kenny Hallaert in the small blind. Hallaert just called the 12,000, not realizing there was an all-in before him. Once clarified, Hallaert called the 35,000 and the big blind folded.

Hallaert showed    and was up against the    of his opponent. The flop came     and Hallaert fell behind to the two pair. The   on the turn changed nothing but the   on the river gave Hallaert a set of tens to score the knockout.

Kenny Hallaert165,000-25,500
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:41 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 12,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:29 PM Local Time
Assorted Big Stacks
Philip Nguyen800,000
Robert Kuhn730,000535,000
Tony Brozek600,000
Michael Rannelli600,0000
Kevin Song560,000
Barry Seid550,000
Spyros Spyridan540,000
Farhad Jamasi480,000
Kyrylo Kobzyev421,000
Bradley Kitschel405,000
Ezra Mutnik400,000
Nate Silver400,00048,000
Milind Talati350,000
Steve Pollack260,000
Ryan Laplante222,00094,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:24 PM Local Time
Paredes Bursts the Bubble

Victor Paredes

On the first hand, there were three all-in and calls scattered throughout the Brasilia Room. There were two double-ups and one person, unfortunately, became the bubble boy.

The action folded to the button who jammed all in for around 85,000. Victor Paredes was in the big blind and called to put his opponent at risk.

Victor Paredes:   

It was a coin flip until the flop of     hit the felt to give Paredes a set of jacks. The   on the turn and the   on the river meant Paredes eliminated his opponent and burst the bubble.

Victor Paredes775,000775,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander