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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time
Eight More Bracelets Enter the Field
John Hennigan and Christopher Vitch are two of the newest players in the field as the entry list now tops 110.
|john Hennigan||60,000||60,000 |
|Christopher Vitch||60,000||60,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time
Baker Scoops to Stay Alive
David "ODB" Baker was short on chips, and found himself all in on sixth street against John Fahmy.
David "ODB" Baker: / /
John Fahmy: /
Baker was sitting with a pair and a low draw, and spiked a queen to make a better two pair with no qualifying low to scoop and double his stack.
|John Fahmy||46,000||-14,000 |
|David "ODB" Baker||16,200||7,200 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:42 PM Local Time
Negreanu and Glantz Together Again
Daniel Negreanu has joined the field after taking a break following his 9th place finish in Event #36: 10,000 Dealer's Choice.
He's been seated with that tournament's 7th place finisher, Matt Glantz.
|Daniel Negreanu||60,000||60,000 |
|Matt Glantz||60,000||0 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:27 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts From Break
|Ryan Boyle||112,000||52,000 |
|Wendy Freedman||109,500||49,500 |
|Ian O'Hara||93,000||19,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||92,000||32,000 |
|Norman Chad||87,000||27,000 |
|Yuri Dzivielevski||83,500||23,500 |
|Brandon Shack-Harris||66,400||-13,600 |
|Joe Hachem||64,500||15,000 |
|Yuval Bronshtein||62,500||-5,200 |
|Felipe Ramos||62,000||2,000 |
|James Woods||52,000||-5,500 |
|Perry Friedman||51,000||-9,000 |
|Jose Paz-Gutierrez||39,600||-22,400 |
|Andre Akkari||16,800||-43,200 |
|Chad Eveslage||12,400||-47,600 |
|David "ODB" Baker||9,000||-34,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:18 PM Local Time
Players on Break
With 103 entrants, players have reached the second 15-minute break of the day.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:17 PM Local Time
Notable Chip Counts
Some notable chip counts around the room approaching the next break.
|David Benyamine||78,500||7,500 |
|John Monnette||74,500||20,000 |
|Paul Dewald||63,000||1,000 |
|Craig Chait||60,000||60,000 |
|Derek McMaster||60,000||60,000 |
|Robert Slezak||60,000||60,000 |
|Chad Campbell||60,000||60,000 |
|William Klevitz||60,000||60,000 |
|Andrew Barber||60,000||60,000 |
|Anthony Zinno||60,000||60,000 |
|Tom Hammers||60,000||60,000 |
|Randy Ohel||59,000||-1,000 |
|Allen Kessler||58,000||2,600 |
|James Woods||57,500||5,500 |
|Mark Gallo||56,000||7,000 |
|Tom Koral||53,000||-7,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||46,500||-8,000 |
|John Esposito||44,500||-28,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time
Glantz Among New Entrants
Matt Glantz took his seat among the new group of entrants, a short time after scoring a seventh place finish in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship.
|Matt Glantz||60,000||60,000 |
|Scott Seiver||60,000||60,000 |
|Gary Benson||60,000||-29,500 |
|James Chen||60,000||60,000 |
|Max Pescatori||60,000||60,000 |
|Felipe Ramos||60,000||60,000 |
|Yuri Dzivielevski||60,000||60,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:44 PM Local Time
No More Happiness For Guagenti
Rounds of applause continue to ring out at table 437 on the next dealer down, however the latest round was to applaud the efforts of Nick Guagenti, who was the first player to be eliminated from the tournament.
He recently fell at the hands of "30 Minutes of Happiness" creator Brandon Shack-Harris in a hand of Stud 8 or Better.
|Brandon Shack-Harris||80,000||10,000 |
|Nick Guagenti||0||-19,500 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:23 PM Local Time
WSOP 2021 | "Bakes" Wins Bracelet On Birthday! | Interview
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:20 PM Local Time
30 Minutes of Happiness at Table 437
Brandon Shack-Harris always brings a fun and unique atmosphere to any table he plays at, and today that includes "30 Minutes of Happiness".
For the current dealer down, any pot won by a player at his table postflop in flop games, or after fourth street in stud games, also receives a cordial round of applause from the rest of the table.
Recently, Joe Hachem and Nick Guagenti won pots and a round of applause, with Guagenti saying "I played my hand for the clap equity".
Shack-Harris also wanted to let it be known that "Peetie Sweetie" was the first winner in "30 Minutes of Happiness".
PokerNews will keep you posted if this evolves to 60, 90, or even more "Minutes of Happiness" here in the Amazon room.
|Brandon Shack-Harris||70,000||11,000 |
|Joe Hachem||49,500||-10,500 |
|Nick Guagenti||19,500||19,500 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:58 PM Local Time
More New Faces Join the Field
The Tournament clock shows 90 players registered as level three continues.
|Michael Parizon||60,000||60,000 |
|David Funkhouser||60,000||60,000 |
|Marco Johnson||60,000||60,000 |
|Joe Hachem||60,000||60,000 |
|Renan Bruschi||60,000||60,000 |
|Eddie Blumenthal||60,000||60,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||60,000||60,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||60,000||60,000 |
|Hansu Chu||60,000||60,000 |
|Frank Kassela||60,000||60,000 |
|Zachary Milchman||60,000||60,000 |
|Bryan Micon||60,000||60,000 |
|Ray Henson||60,000||60,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:57 PM Local Time
WSOP 2021 | Israel Comes Out On Top In The No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack!
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Silver Stacking Early
After recently joining the tournament, Nate Silver has been quickly building his stack.
In a recent hand of Razz against Cory Zeidman, their boards read as follows,
Nate Silver: /
Cory Zeidman: /
Silver check-called a bet on fourth street, then took over the betting lead on fifth and sixth, finally receiving a fold from Zeidman on sixth.
|Nate Silver||84,000||24,000 |
|Cory Zeidman||67,800||2,800 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:38 PM Local Time
Schulman Scoops Against Monnette
Nick Schulman called John Monnette's turn bet on the board showing and the action repeated on the river.
Schulman turned over his straight with a low to scoop the pot as Monnette mucked, bringing him almost back to a starting stack.
|Nick Schulman||57,400||200 |
|John Monnette||54,500||-5,500 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28 PM Local Time
More Fresh Faces After First Break
Several new players have joined the field, including Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion Jesse Klein.
|Matt Grapenthien||60,000||60,000 |
|Jesse Klein||60,000||60,000 |
|Wendy Freedman||60,000||60,000 |
|Barbara Enright||60,000||60,000 |
|John Monnette||60,000||60,000 |
|Nate Silver||60,000||60,000 |
|Norman Chad||60,000||60,000 |
|David Williams||60,000||60,000 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:18 PM Local Time
Esposito Finds Another Set
John Esposito was battling with Paul Dewald on a board showing , and Dewald called to see a river. Esposito bet the river, and turned over once Dewald called to take another early pot.
|John Esposito||72,500||2,200 |
|Paul Dewald||57,500||0 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:11 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Around the Room
|Michael Trivett||77,000||17,000 |
|James Woods||75,100||20,100 |
|Ian O'Hara||74,000||74,000 |
|Kenna James||70,500||10,500 |
|John Esposito||70,300||3,300 |
|Yuval Bronshtein||67,700||7,700 |
|Tom Gity||66,100||66,100 |
|Cory Zeidman||65,000||5,000 |
|Jose Paz-Gutierrez||62,000||-5,500 |
|Robert Campbell||60,500||1,500 |
|Jason Papastavrou||60,200||200 |
|Scott Bohlman||60,000||60,000 |
|Andre Akkari||60,000||1,500 |
|Kevin Gerhart||59,000||-1,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||59,000||59,000 |
|Paul Dewald||57,500||-2,500 |
|Nick Schulman||57,200||-2,800 |
|Allen Kessler||55,400||-100 |
|Emin Gabrelians||55,400||55,400 |
|Peiwen Wang||55,000||-2,500 |
|Yueqi Zhu||53,300||-6,700 |
|David "ODB" Baker||43,000||-17,000 |
|Donny Rubinstein||42,500||42,500 |
|Hal Rotholz||40,500||-13,000 |
|Jorge Leon||37,200||-22,800 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:01 PM Local Time
Players Reach First Break
The field of 61 has reached the first 15 minute break of the day.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:47 PM Local Time
Kupin Donates to Akkari
Aaron Kupin: /
David "Bakes" Baker: / - fold on seventh street
Andre Akkari: /
With three-way action on seventh street, Aaron Kupin bet into both opponents. Andre Akkari quickly raised, while David "Bakes" Baker folded behind. Kupin thought for a moment, then said "donation" as he tossed his call into the pot. Akkari turned over a flush and collected his chips.
|Aaron Kupin||64,200||4,200 |
|Andre Akkari||58,500||58,500 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||54,500||-5,500 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:30 PM Local Time
More New Faces in the Field
The tournament clock now shows 58 entrants as more players have joined the field midway through level two.
|Brett Richey||60,000||60,000 |
|Yuval Bronshtein||60,000||60,000 |
|Paul Dewald||60,000||60,000 |
|Brock Parker||60,000||60,000 |
|Nick Schulman||60,000||60,000 |