Monday, October 25, 2021 10:36 PM Local Time
Chad Norton Wins First Bracelet in Event #46: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($214,830)
The final day of Event #46: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack has been played to its conclusion. Day 2 started with 120 players that returned to action from a 2,053-entry field and after eight hours of play, it was Chad Norton who came out victorious to win his first WSOP bracelet, along with $214,830 in his first ever WSOP event.
"This is surreal," Norton stated after his win. "It was a quick tournament with a lot of ups and downs like always but it was a lot of fun and I'm just really grateful to come out with the win."
The win wasn't an easy one for Norton, as he had an uphill battle coming into the final day with just over ten big blinds.
"In one of the final hands of Day 1 I lost pocket kings against ace-queen for 1.2 million," Norton continued, "It would have been nice coming into today with a nice chip stack but instead I came in with 380k and fought my way back somehow."
Norton, an ex-cars salesman turned online poker player hasn't played many live tournaments and told PokerNews that this in-fact was his first ever live WSOP tournament.
"To be honest I've only played in one WPT event and this was my first ever live WSOP tournament," said Norton. "I play mostly online but I came in on such a down swing so to be able to come in and win my first ever WSOP tournament feels amazing."
Event #46 Final Table Payouts
|1||Chad Norton||United States||$214,830|
|2||Steve Lemma||United States||$132,802|
|4||Narimaan Ahmadi||United States||$73,271|
|6||Kevin Wang||United States||$42,031|
|7||Jordyn Miller||United States||$32,254|
Day 2 Action
There were 120 players that returned to the felt for the final day with each of them looking to walk away a WSOP bracelet winner. With each of them already having $1,956 locked up, players started tossing their chips into the middle in hopes of amassing a nice lead.
That was the case for some but not all as a hectic start of play all-in fest began and the march to the final table was on. Among those to fall along the way, albeit with a payday, were Marc Masino (10th - $15,417), Day 1 chip leader Alejandro Andión (36th - $5,463), two-time WSOP bracelet winners Eric Baldwin (62nd - $3,305) & James Moore (70th - $2,853), and all-time WSOPC ring winner Maurice Hawkins (115th - $1,956).
Norton's Hot Final Table Run
Norton started the unofficial final table third in chips but it only took one hand for him to climb to the top after he turned a full house to double through Kevin Wang.
From there Norton continued to add to his chip lead after he eliminated Joshua Herman with ace-high in ninth place, and then coolered William Blais, who was second in chips, in an aces-versus-kings hand to take a commanding chip lead.
Norton took a break from tossing players from the final table for a brief moment after Jordyn Miller's made hand of tens were rivered by Andres Jeckeln's ace-eight offsuit.
Shortly after Miller's departure, Norton climbed back aboard the elimination train to knockout Wang holding a dominating ace, and then he finished off Narimaan Ahmadi in similar fashion.
From there, Norton held over half of the chips in play with only three players remaining, and it quickly got to heads-up after Jeckeln departed in third place after failing to win a race against Steve Lemma.
Norton held a 3:1 chip lead to start the heads-up battle, and it didn't take long for Lemma to take his exit after his queen-nine off came up short against the dead mans hand of Norton.
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Monday, October 25, 2021 9:27 PM Local Time
Chad Norton Wins Event #46: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($214,830)
Chad Norton has won his first WSOP Bracelet and $214,830 in Event #46 after a masterful and dominant big stack final table performance.
Full recap of action and winner's interview story to follow shortly.
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:24 PM Local Time
Steve Lemma Eliminated in 2nd Place ($132,802)
From the button, Chad Norton raised, Steve Lemma jammed from the big blind and Norton called.
The flop came to pair Norton and make things dire for Lemma. The turn was the and the river the and Lemma was eliminated in second place as Norton was mobbed and enveloped by his rail in celebration.
|Chad Norton||82,120,000||22,020,000 |
|Steve Lemma||0||-22,000,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:14 PM Local Time
Current Final Table Chip Counts
|Chad Norton||60,100,000||-3,900,000 |
|Steve Lemma||22,000,000||3,800,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:12 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Andres Jeckeln Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,269)
On the very next hand after the previous elimination, Andres Jeckeln moved all in under the gun and was called from the big blind by Steve Lemma.
It was a coin flip battle of the short stacks as the flop came to give Lemma a set but Jeckeln picked up a flush draw. The turn was the and the river came the as Lemma gave a fist pump as he was secured at least second place money and a chance at the bracelet while Jeckeln had to settle for third.
|Chad Norton||64,000,000||-1,445,000 |
|Steve Lemma||18,200,000||8,725,000 |
|Andres Jeckeln||0||-7,200,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:04 PM Local Time
Narimaan Ahmadi Eliminated in 4th Place ($73,371)
Narimaan Ahmadi moved all in from the small blind, Chad Norton was in the big blind and checked his cards before casually calling.
"Sure why not" Norton said and flipping over the with a chance to take out Ahmadi who held the and was dominated.
The board ran out with a slight bit of drama on the turn with a flush draw but it was to no avail as Ahmadi was gone in fourth place.
|Chad Norton||65,445,000||17,145,000 |
|Steve Lemma||9,475,000||-5,425,000 |
|Andres Jeckeln||7,200,000||-1,875,000 |
|Narimaan Ahmadi||0||-8,825,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:54 PM Local Time
Ivan Uzunov Eliminated in 5th Place ($55,279)
Ivan Uzunov open-jammed for 2,600,000 and action folded to Andres Jeckeln who snap-called from the big blind.
Uzunov was dominated needing some help but none came on the runout and he was eliminated in fifth place for $55,279.
|Andres Jeckeln||9,075,000||5,675,000 |
|Ivan Uzunov||0||-3,500,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:44 PM Local Time
Lemma Doubles Through Uzunov
Steve Lemma raised all-in from early position and was called by Ivan Uzunov out of the small blind.
The cards were tabled and it was a flip as Uzunov had versus the held by Lemma.
The dealer flopped the and Lemma took the lead.
The turn card was a and changed nothing.
The river was a blank and Lemma secured a double-up.
|Steve Lemma||14,900,000||9,900,000 |
|Ivan Uzunov||3,500,000||-7,500,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:36 PM Local Time
Uzunov Doubles Twice Through Jeckeln
Ivan Uzunov was all in holding the vs the of Andres Jeckeln. The flop came to send Uzunov into the lead. The turn was the and the river came the to get a double for Uzunov.
A few hands later he was all in and at risk again when he called Jeckeln's small blind shove from the big blind.
This time Uzunov was ahead with the vs the of Jeckeln.
The board ran out and Uzunov moved his stack to a comfortable amount while Jeckeln was left very short.
|Ivan Uzunov||11,000,000||2,175,000 |
|Andres Jeckeln||3,400,000||-7,800,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:29 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:22 PM Local Time
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Monday, October 25, 2021 8:19 PM Local Time
Kevin Wang Eliminated in 6th Place ($42,031)
Chad Norton raised from the cutoff. Kevin Wang then moved all in from the button. It folded back to Norton who eyed the stack and called.
Wang was at risk with the vs the of Norton.
The flop gave Wang a gutter as it came the . The turn was the and the river the to hold and eliminate Wang in 6th place as Norton's assault of the field continues.
|Chad Norton||48,300,000||10,000,000 |
|Kevin Wang||0||-11,125,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:16 PM Local Time
Jordyn Miller Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,254)
Action folded to Jordyn Miller who raised to 2,000,000 from the button and then called off his 5,000,000 stack after Andres Jeckeln three-bet jammed from the big blind.
Miller was ahead with his made hand of tens but Jeckeln did connect with his eight on the flop.
The paired the board on the turn and just as Miller thought he was about to snag a double, the dealer dropped the on the river, improving Jeckeln to a full house to send Miller home in seventh place for $32,254.
|Andres Jeckeln||11,200,000||4,125,000 |
|Jordyn Miller||0||-6,910,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:05 PM Local Time
Current Final Table Chip Counts
|Chad Norton||38,300,000||2,000,000 |
|Kevin Wang||11,125,000||-1,675,000 |
|Ivan Uzunov||8,825,000||-5,775,000 |
|Narimaan Ahmadi||8,825,000||3,325,000 |
|Andres Jeckeln||7,075,000||1,175,000 |
|Jordyn Miller||6,910,000||2,110,000 |
|Steve Lemma||5,000,000||-1,000,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:22 PM Local Time
2021 WSOP Streaming Exclusively on PokerGO
The 2021 World Series of Poker is in full swing, and PokerGO is live streaming many of the events.
PokerGO has partnered with CBS Sports Network to provide WSOP coverage with the likes of Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, and Jamie Kerstetter returning to the WSOP broadcast booth this year, along with PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt from time to time.
CBS Sports Network will televise 16 pre-produced and edited episodes of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event, after striking a multi-year deal earlier this year. This deal sees coverage of the WSOP Main Event return to its original broadcast partner after featuring on CBS Sports Spectacular in the mid-1970s.
All 16 episodes will be televised following the conclusion of the tournament.
PokerGO will provide live streaming duties of the World Championship event starting on Day 1A (November 4) until the end on November 17, except Day 1B (November 5).
Away from the Main Event, there will be additional coverage of more than two dozen tournaments thru November 23, 2021. They include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $250,000 Super High Roller.
Here's a look at the remaining PokerGO live-stream schedule:
|Tuesday, October 26||Event #45: $10,000 8-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Championship|
|Tuesday, October 26||Event #47: $5,000 8-Handed Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em|
|Wednesday, October 27||Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship|
|Saturday, October 30||Event #53: $25,000 8-Handed High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Friday, November 5||Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship|
|Thursday, November 19||Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty|
|Saturday: November 20||Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller|
|Monday, November 22||Event #85: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em|
|Tuesday, November 23||Event #87: $100,000 High Roller|
*Dates, times, and specific events of this schedule are subject to change.
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Monday, October 25, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time
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Monday, October 25, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time
William Blais Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,982)
The flop was and William Blais had re-raised Chad Norton all-in. After a brief moment in the tank, Norton called.
The hands were turned face-up and it was the held by Norton that dominated the held by Blais.
The dealer placed out the on the turn and the on the river, and that sealed the deal for Norton and his aces, which eliminated Blais in 8th place.
|Chad Norton||36,300,000||15,800,000 |
|William Blais||0||-11,200,000 |
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time
Joshua Herman Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,533)
Joshua Herman moved his short stack of about 1,800,000 into the middle from early position and got called by Chad Norton in middle position.
Herman had the and was trailing the of Herman.
The flop came , the turn was the and the river came the to end the run for Herman in ninth place.
|Chad Norton||20,500,000||2,000,000 |
|Joshua Herman||0||-2,000,000 |