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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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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Ran Koller Wins Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($269,478)

Ran Koller

The second and final day of Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Deep Stack was one filled with speed and intensity. From the moment the cards were pitched into the air, up until the last river card was dealt, the play was fast and intense. It took less than five hours of poker to reach the final nine players. Then, from the final nine on it was all about the Rans.

Ran Ilani and Ran Koller came to the final table first and seventh in chips, respectively. The former Ran was active en route to his runner-up finish, while the latter laid back and seemingly capitalized on every opportunity that presented itself. This is believed to be the first time that two Israeli's have competed for a bracelet heads-up at the WSOP, but it is most definitely the first time there have been two Rans heads-up for the title.

Koller said that things just happened the way that they happened at this final table. He was at a loss for words to describe the feeling he has right now after defeating his fellow countryman with a shared given name to win his first WSOP gold bracelet as well as the $269,478 first-place cash prize.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Ran KollerIsrael$269,478
2Ran IlaniIsrael$166,552
3Florian GuimondFrance$124,671
4Oleg TitovRussia$94,028
5Kris SteinbachCanada$71,457
6Alex OuthredUnited States$54,722
7Jorge HouPanama$42,231
8Donald MaloneyUnited States$32,845

"It's amazing. I do not even have the words for it. It was surreal.", reminisced Ran.

When asked about his plan for the rest of the series, Ran responded with, "I am here until the end of the series and I am going to play some more events".

What a tournament win and well deserved WSOP gold bracelet for this young Israeli poker professional.

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap of all of the day's events, as well as what's coming up next here at the 2021 WSOP.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Ran Ilani Eliminated in 2nd Place ($166,552)

Ran Ilani

Ran Koller limped in on the button and Ran Ilani checked his option. The flop came     and Ilani checked to Koller who bet 3,000,000. Ilani called and the   peeled off on the turn.

Ilani checked again and Koller sized up a bet of 11,500,000. Ilani check-raised to 32,000,000, leaving himself with just 2,000,000 chips behind. Koller announced all in and Ilani called it off.

Ran Ilani:   
Ran Koller:   

Ilani had a pair and flush draw but was up against a flopped straight from Koller. The river brought the   and Koller held on to eliminate Ilani in second place.

Ran Koller111,200,00035,700,000
Ran Ilani0-34,500,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:50 AM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante: 3,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:47 AM Local Time
Up to Two More Levels to Go

The two remaining players have agreed to play up to two more levels, or until a winner has been determined. If a winner has not been decided at the end of the two levels, the two players will bag and tag and return to play on Tuesday afternoon.

Ran Koller75,500,00026,500,000
Ran Ilani34,500,000-27,700,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:31 AM Local Time
Slow Action

Heads-up action between the two Israeli players has come to almost a complete stop. Very few pots have made it mast the flop and the chips have yet to go in the middle. Ran Ilani continues to hold a slight lead over Ran Koller with the end of the final level approaching.

The players will have the option of two courtesy levels if they wish to play on.

Ran Ilani62,200,000-3,000,000
Ran Koller49,000,0003,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:09 AM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 1,200,000/2,400,000
Ante: 2,400,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:06 AM Local Time
Ilani Takes the Early Lead

Ran Koller raised to 4,000,000 on the button and Ran Ilani called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked through to the   on the turn and the   on the river.

Ilani finally threw in a bet of 4,000,000 and Koller quickly looked him up. Ilani showed    for two pair and Koller conceded the pot.

Ran Ilani65,200,0001,000,000
Ran Koller46,000,000-1,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:59 PM Local Time
Florian Guimond Eliminated in 3rd Place ($124,671)

Florian Guimond

Florian Guimond pushed his remaining chips in the middle and called the preflop raise from Ran Ilani. The cards were turned face-up and Guimond was at risk but held the advantage with    versus the    of Ilani.

The flop of     changed nothing.

The turn card was the   and Ilani took the lead and did not look back.

The river was the   and Ilani's one pair of nines won the hand, and Guimond was eliminated in 3rd place and took home $124,671 for his effort.

Ran Ilani64,200,00022,200,000
Florian Guimond0-23,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:40 PM Local Time
Koller's Turn to Double Up

Florian Guimond raised to 4,000,000 on the button and Ran Koller jammed all in for 22,000,000 in the big blind. Guimond quickly called and the cards were tabled.

Ran Koller:   
Florian Guimond:   

It was a coin flip and the flop of     left Koller in the lead with neither playing holding a spade in their hand. The   turn and the   river locked up the double for Koller.

Ran Koller47,000,00014,000,000
Florian Guimond23,000,0002,800,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:27 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:26 PM Local Time
Ilani Doubles Back Into the Lead

Florian Guimond raised to 5,000,000 in the small blind and Ran Ilani pushed all in for 28,200,000 in the big blind. Guimond snapped him off and the cards were tabled.

Ran Ilani:   
Florian Guimond:   

Guimond was excited to see the hands preflop, but the flop of     gave Ilani two pair. Guimond had a straight draw but the   on the turn left him drawing dead to the   on the river.

Ran Ilani42,000,0005,000,000
Ran Koller33,000,00011,400,000
Florian Guimond20,200,000-30,800,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Guimond Doubles Through Ilani

Florian Guimond

Florian Guimond raised and Ran Ilani re-raised all-in and was snap-called by Guimond. It was Guimond in the lead and at risk with    versus the    of Ilani.

The flop of     gave each player a pair, but Guimond still led.

The turn   and the river   kept things the same and Guimond's pair of aces were the best to double up through Ilani.

Florian Guimond51,000,00019,000,000
Ran Ilani37,000,000-32,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
Oleg Titov Eliminated in 4th Place ($94,028)

Oleg Titov

Ran Koller open-shipped all in for 9,600,000 from under the gun and Oleg Titov called from the big blind. Koller showed    and Titov was behind with   .

The flop of     gave Koller a straight and Titov was drawing to a chop. The   on the turn and the   on the river secured the double up for Koller, leaving Titov with just 600,000 chips.

In the next hand, Ran Ilani raised on the button and went heads-up with Titov. Ilani held    against the    of Titov. The board ran out       to give Ilani two pair and Titov was eliminated.

Ran Ilani69,000,00015,000,000
Ran Koller21,600,0008,200,000
Oleg Titov0-3,500,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:58 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 800,000/1,600,000
Ante: 1,600,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:51 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
Ran Ilani54,000,0001,500,000
Florian Guimond32,000,0005,800,000
Ran Koller13,400,000-7,600,000
Oleg Titov3,500,000-12,900,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time
Ilani Bullying the Table

Ran Ilani came into four-handed play as the clear chip leader and has taken full advantage of that. Ilani has moved all in the past three hands and each time collected the blinds and antes. Ilani now has nearly half of the chips in play.

Ran Ilani52,500,0004,500,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:35 PM Local Time
Kris Steinbach Eliminated in 5th Place ($71,457)

Kris Steinbach

Kris Steinbach pushed his remaining few blinds into the middle from under the gun and was snap-called by Ran Koller in the big blind. It was Steinbach who held    and was all-in and needed help against Koller's   .

The dealer ran out the board of       and things finished the way they began with Koller in front, and Steinbach was eliminated in 5th place and took home $71,457 in cash.

Ran Koller21,000,0005,500,000
Kris Steinbach0-6,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:27 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:19 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final five players are taking a 15-minute break. When they return, they will play four more levels or until a winner is crowned.

Ran Ilani48,000,000400,000
Florian Guimond26,200,00010,700,000
Oleg Titov16,400,0003,900,000
Ran Koller15,500,000-1,500,000
Kris Steinbach6,000,000-4,000,000
Monday, October 18, 2021 10:12 PM Local Time
Alex Outhred Eliminated in 6th Place ($54,722)

Alex Outhred

Alex Outhred was down to just six big blinds and he shoved all in for 6,250,000 in the cutoff. Ran Ilani, the big stack at the table, made the call from the big blind.

Alex Outhred:   
Ran Ilani:   

On the flop of     both players flopped a pair, Outhred's being the bigger of the two. The   on the turn gave Ilani a flush draw but it was the   on the river that gave Ilani three eights and eliminated Outhred in sixth place.

Ran Ilani47,600,00028,500,000
Alex Outhred0-9,000,000