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

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Event #43: DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $3,551,990
  • Entries: 3,991
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 25, 2021 11:54 PM Local Time (about 31 days and 22 hours ago)
Wang Leads Final 17; Dokler, Park, and Platt Close Behind

Michael Wang

Day 3 of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em has concluded and after ten hour-long levels of play, the start of day field of 149 was whittled down to just 17 players, who are playing for the $446,983 first-place prize and a WSOP bracelet.

Leading the way by a large margin is bracelet winner Michael Wang, who bagged up 24,300,000 chips, nearly double that of second place. Wang spent the majority of the day nursing a short stack, but after some timely doubles and a clash with bigger stack Edwin Lee, Wang found himself well ahead of everyone else in the chip counts. The American pro's biggest lifetime cash was his bracelet win in 2015 in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $466,120, and he will be looking to add a second piece of poker jewelry to his collection.

Wang is not the only bracelet winner left in the field. Bagging 13,325,000 chips was South Korean bracelet winner Sejin Park. Park is now enjoying his fifth cash of this year's World Series Of Poker. Park's bracelet came in 2019 when he took down the $400 No-Limit Hold'em-Colossus, beating a field of 13,109 entrants to win his career-best score of $451,272; he now sits in the top three chip stacks going into Day 4.

Jonathan Dokler is the other bracelet winner still in the field. Dokler took down the $500 Kick-Off 2020 WSOP Online for his first WSOP bracelet, and like the two players above, will be searching for his second. Dokler bagged 12,875,000 chips and is another player who battled on the short stack for a good portion of the day. Patience paid off as he is now one of the top five stacks.

Not all bracelet winners were so fortunate during the day. Martin Jacobson (145th - $3,124) and Tuan Le (140th - $3,557) departed from the tournament quite early. Other notable players fell by the wayside as the day progressed such as Jeremy Pekarek (132nd - $3,557), Rafaelle Sorrentino (89th - $4,716), Niall Farrell (88th - $4,716), Antoine Saout (57th - $7,600), and Ralph Massey (23rd - $15,856).

Second in chips to start the day Sylvain Naets was coolered when his pocket kings ran into pocket aces and his tournament ended in 97th place for $4,081.

The other start-of-the-day chip leader was PokerGO commentator Jeff Platt who was more fortunate and able to find a bag for 8,075,000 chips at the end of the day. While most know Platt for his role in PokerGO, Platt has amassed over $300K in lifetime earnings, including 14 WSOP cashes. Platt spent most of the day steadily building his chip stack and never really dipped out of the top five in chip counts. Platt comes back with 26 big blinds and will be going for his first WSOP bracelet.

Final Two Tables Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4141Matthew Raffoul6,900,000
Table 4142-empty 
Table 4143Gary Floyd2,750,000
Table 4144Dustin Goff7,350,000
Table 4145Sejin Park13,325,000
Table 4146Jeff Platt8,075,000
Table 4147Alex Kulev9,550,000
Table 4148Anthony Denove8,475,000
Table 4149Kenneth Inouye7,475,000
Table 4211Timothy Little11,475,000
Table 4212Alexander Farahi10,725,000
Table 4213David Guay3,800,000
Table 4214Joshua Harrison14,725,000
Table 4215Steven Stolzenfeld6,900,000
Table 4216Jonathan Dokler12,875,000
Table 4217Yin Wu4,600,000
Table 4218Michael Wang24,300,000
Table 4149Frank Lagodich6,300,000

Play is set to begin at 12 P.M. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26th at The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with blinds coming back at 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 big blind ante. The intention is to play as many 60-minute levels as necessary to get down to five players. Then, the final five players will play out the final table on Wednesday, October 27th.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the updates on all of the World Series Of Poker Events.

Monday, October 25, 2021 10:58 PM Local Time (about 31 days and 23 hours ago)
End-of-Day Full Counts
Michael Wang24,300,0004,550,000
Joshua Harrison14,725,000-2,075,000
Sejin Park13,325,000-4,675,000
Jonathan Dokler12,875,000-2,225,000
Timothy Little11,475,0002,375,000
Alexander Farahi10,725,000-3,450,000
Alex Kulev9,550,0003,150,000
Anthony Denove8,475,0002,575,000
Jeff Platt8,075,0001,575,000
Kenneth Inouye7,475,000-5,525,000
Dustin Goff7,350,000-50,000
Matthew Raffoul6,900,0001,875,000
Steven Stolzenfeld6,900,0001,800,000
Frank Lagodich6,300,0001,500,000
Yin Wu4,600,000-800,000
David Guay3,800,000-2,000,000
Gary Floyd2,750,000-350,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 10:46 PM Local Time (about 31 days and 23 hours ago)
Play Has Ended

The play has ended for the night. Full chip count and recap to follow.

Monday, October 25, 2021 10:15 PM Local Time (about 31 days and 24 hours ago)
Park Chips Up

Sejin Paik

The action picked up on a flop of    . Gary Floyd bet 300,000 and Sejin Park called.

The turn was the  , Floyd bet 1.2 million and Park called.

The river was the   both players checked and turned over their holdings.

Gary Floyd:   
Sejin Park:   

Park chips up with a pair of queens, ace kicker.

Sejin Park18,000,0001,700,000
Gary Floyd3,100,000-3,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 10:01 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 0 hour ago)
Bryan Walden Eliminated in 18th Place ($19,391)

Bryan Walden

The action was picked up preflop when Matthew Raffoul raised to 600,000 and Bryan Walden went all-in for his remaining 4.525 million in chips.

Sejin Park then four-bet all in putting both players at risk and action was on Raffoul who folded. It was heads-up with Walden at risk.

Bryan Walden:   
Sejin Park:   

Walden needed help on the board to stay alive, but it ran out       which was no help and Walden who was eliminated.

Sejin Park16,300,0000
Matthew Raffoul5,025,0000
Bryan Walden00
Velo 690x150
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 0 hour ago)
Final Two Table Redraw And Chip Counts
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4141Matthew Raffoul6,200,000
Table 4142Bryan Walden4,600,000
Table 4143Gary Floyd6,300,000
Table 4144Dustin Goff7,400,000
Table 4145Sejin Park9,100,000
Table 4146Jeff Platt6,500,000
Table 4147Alex Kulev6,400,000
Table 4148Anthony Denove5,900,000
Table 4149Kenneth Inouye13,000,000
Table 4211Timothy Little9,100,000
Table 4212Alexander Farahi14,175,000
Table 4213David Guay5,800,000
Table 4214Joshua Harrison16,800,000
Table 4215Steven Stolzenfeld5,100,000
Table 4216Jonathan Dokler15,100,000
Table 4217Yin Wu5,400,000
Table 4218Michael Wang19,750,000
Table 4149Frank Lagodich4,800,000
Michael Wang19,750,0002,250,000
Joshua Harrison16,800,000900,000
Jonathan Dokler15,100,0005,100,000
Alexander Farahi14,175,000595,000
Kenneth Inouye13,000,0002,000,000
Timothy Little9,100,000-200,000
Sejin Park9,100,000-1,600,000
Dustin Goff7,400,0002,100,000
Jeff Platt6,500,000-4,800,000
Alex Kulev6,400,0001,400,000
Gary Floyd6,300,000420,000
Matthew Raffoul6,200,000-900,000
Anthony Denove5,900,000-2,700,000
David Guay5,800,0001,700,000
Yin Wu5,400,0001,400,000
Steven Stolzenfeld5,100,000-800,000
Frank Lagodich4,800,000600,000
Bryan Walden4,600,000-900,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:34 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Pedro Neves Eliminated in 19th Place ($15,856)

Pedro Neves

Action picked up on the flop reading     to which Jonathan Dokler bet in position 250,000 and Pedro Neves raised to 700,000. Dokler asked for a count and called.

The turn of the   was checked through to the   river and Neves went all-in for 2,000,000 which Dokler snap called.

Pedro Neves:   
Jonathan Dokler:   

Dokler had made three queens to crack the pair of kings that Neves had and with Neves' elimination in 19th place, the players are on a [/I]two table redraw.

Jonathan Dokler15,100,0005,100,000
Pedro Neves0-6,300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:30 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Harrison with a Big Chip Change

Joshua Harrison

The action picked up preflop when Joshua Harrison raised to 1 million and Alex Kulev re-raised to 2.9 million.

Harrison made the call and the flop was    . Harrison checked and Kulev continued this time with a bet of 2.2 million.

Harrison made the call and the turn was the   in which both players got the rest of the chips in the pot putting Harrison at risk.

Joshua Harrison:   
Alex Kulev:   

The river   was no help to Kulev and the aces of Harrison double him up.

Joshua Harrison15,900,0006,500,000
Alex Kulev5,000,000-6,400,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:19 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Austin Peck Eliminated in 20th Place ($15,856)

Austin Peck

The action picked up with both players' hole cards face up on a board reading      .

Austin Peck:   
Kenneth Inouye:   

Inouye eliminated Peck with ace high, queen kicker.

Kenneth Inouye11,000,0005,500,000
Austin Peck0-3,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:19 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:13 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Edwin Lee Eliminated in 21st Place ($15,856)

Edwin Lee

Edwin Lee went all-in for 2,260,000 in the hijack and action folded to Bryan Walden in the small blind, who went all in for slightly more. Remaining action folded and the cards were on their backs.

Edwin Lee:   
Bryan Walden:   

The board ran out       and with neither player containing a heart in their hand, Walden's queens and threes were good enough to eliminate Lee from the tournament in 21st place.

Bryan Walden5,500,0002,100,000
Edwin Lee0-800,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:07 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Wang Takes Over the Chip Lead

Michael Wang

The action was picked up on the turn with the board showing     .

Edwin Lee bet 200,000 and Michael wang raised it to 2 million.

Lee quickly made the call to the river which was the   and Lee checked.

Wang bet 5 million and after briefly thinking about it Lee called for most of his stack.

Wang flpped over    for the full house and Lee mucked as Wang takes the chip lead.

Michael Wang17,500,0008,200,000
Edwin Lee800,000-8,100,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:01 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Walden Makes A Royal

Edwin Lee raised to 400,000 from the cutoff and in the big blind Bryan Walden went all-in for 1,500,000 and Edwin Lee called.

Bryan Walden:   
Edwin Lee:   

The flop of     meant that Walden had pulled way ahead, but it was the turn of   that gave him a royal flush guaranteeing him the entire pot. He pumped his fist in the air as the pot was pushed towards him.

Edwin Lee8,900,000-1,200,000
Bryan Walden3,400,000300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:58 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Josue Aguirre Eliminated in 22nd Place ($15,856)

Josue Agguire

Josue Aguirre went all-in for 1,600,000 in early position and in the small blind, Michael Wang called.

Jose Aguirre:   
Michael Wang:   

The board ran out       and Wang scooped the pot as Aguirre was eliminated in 22nd place.

Michael Wang9,300,0001,700,000
Josue Aguirre0-5,100,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:57 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Ralph Massey Eliminated in 23rd Place ($15,856)

Ralph Massey

The action picked up with both players' hole cards face up on a board reading      .

Ralph Massey:   
Steven Stolzenfeld:   

Stolzenfeld knocked Massey out of the tournament with a pair of kings.

Steven Stolzenfeld5,900,000760,000
Ralph Massey0-2,800,000
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Kenny Nguyen Eliminated in 24th Place ($15,856)

Kenny Nguyen

The action picked up when Kenny Nguyen went all-in and Alex Kulev called to put Nguyen at risk.

Kenny Nguyen:  
Alex Kulev:   

The board ran out       and with that Nguyen is eliminated.

Alex Kulev11,400,0005,100,000
Kenny Nguyen0-1,690,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:47 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 1 hour ago)
Michael Holtz Eliminated in 25th Place ($15,856)

Michael Holtz

Michael Holtz raised 1,300,000 of his stack leaving 75,000 behind on the button. Edwin Lee called in the small blind and the big blind folded.

The flop came down     and Lee put Stoltz all-in for the remainder of his chips.

Michael Holtz:   
Edwin Lee:   

The turn and river came a    and Holtz was eliminated in 25th place.

Edwin Lee10,100,0005,500,000
Michael Holtz0-4,540,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:43 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 2 hours ago)
Daniel Dayan Eliminated in 26th Place ($15,856)

Daniel Dayan

Daniel Dayan went all-in for 2,600,000 from the cutoff and on the button Anthony Devone called. Action folded around and the cards were turned on their backs.

Daniel Dayan:   
Anthony Devone:   

The board ran out       and Dayan was eliminated in 26th place.

Anthony Denove8,600,0001,145,000
Daniel Dayan0-1,920,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:40 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 2 hours ago)
Eduardo Amaral Eliminated In 27th Place ($15,856)

Eduardo Amaral

The action picked up on the turn with the board reading     .

Eduardo Amaral went all-in and Kenneth Inouye called, covering him.

Eduardo Amaral:   
Kenneth Inouye:   

The river was the   and Inouye knocked Amarel out with a pair of jacks.

Kenneth Inouye5,500,000-1,100,000
Eduardo Amaral0-4,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:35 PM Local Time (about 32 days and 2 hours ago)
Raffoul Catches Lee Bluffing

Matthew Raffoul

The action was picked up on the turn of      and the pot was already over 1.8 million in chips.

The turn was checked by both players to see the river of   and action was on Edwin Lee.

Lee bet 1.3 million and action was on Matthew Raffoul who tanked for a long time.

Raffoul finally made the call and Lee mucked his hand, Raffoul also folded and said "I don't need to show" as he scooped the pot.

Matthew Raffoul7,100,0001,400,000
Edwin Lee4,600,000-4,400,000
Gorillla Gaming