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

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Monday, October 25, 2021

Event #46: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

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  • Buy-in: $800
  • Prizepool: $1,445,312
  • Entries: 2,053
  • Remaining: 0


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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)

Chad Norton

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

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Chad NortonUnited States$214,830
2Steve LemmaUnited States$132,802
3Andres JeckelnArgentina$98,269
4Narimaan AhmadiUnited States$73,271
5Ivan UzunovBulgaria$55,279
6Kevin WangUnited States$42,031
7Jordyn MillerUnited States$32,254
8William BlaisCanada$24,982
9Joshua HermanCanada$19,533

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 AndiĆ³n (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.

Chad 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

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)

Steve Lemma

From the button, Chad Norton raised, Steve Lemma jammed from the big blind and Norton called.

Steve Lemma:   
Chad Norton:   

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 Norton82,120,00022,020,000
Steve Lemma0-22,000,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:14 PM Local Time
Current Final Table Chip Counts
Chad Norton60,100,000-3,900,000
Steve Lemma22,000,0003,800,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:12 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Andres Jeckeln Eliminated in 3rd Place ($98,269)

Andres Jeckeln

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.

Andres Jeckeln:   
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 Norton64,000,000-1,445,000
Steve Lemma18,200,0008,725,000
Andres Jeckeln0-7,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 9:04 PM Local Time
Narimaan Ahmadi Eliminated in 4th Place ($73,371)

Narimaan Ahmadi

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 Norton65,445,00017,145,000
Steve Lemma9,475,000-5,425,000
Andres Jeckeln7,200,000-1,875,000
Narimaan Ahmadi0-8,825,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:54 PM Local Time
Ivan Uzunov Eliminated in 5th Place ($55,279)

Ivan Uzunov

Ivan Uzunov open-jammed for 2,600,000 and action folded to Andres Jeckeln who snap-called from the big blind.

Ivan Uzunov:   
Andres Jeckeln:   

Uzunov was dominated needing some help but none came on the       runout and he was eliminated in fifth place for $55,279.

Andres Jeckeln9,075,0005,675,000
Ivan Uzunov0-3,500,000
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 Lemma14,900,0009,900,000
Ivan Uzunov3,500,000-7,500,000
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 Uzunov11,000,0002,175,000
Andres Jeckeln3,400,000-7,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:29 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
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)

Kevin Wang

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 Norton48,300,00010,000,000
Kevin Wang0-11,125,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:16 PM Local Time
Jordyn Miller Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,254)

Jordyn Miller

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.

Jordyn Miller:   
Andres Jeckeln:   

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 Jeckeln11,200,0004,125,000
Jordyn Miller0-6,910,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:05 PM Local Time
Current Final Table Chip Counts
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Ivan Uzunov8,825,000
3Narimaan Ahmadi4,100,000
4Chad Norton38,300,000
5Kevin Wang11,125,000
6Jordyn Miller6,910,000
7Steve Lemma5,000,000
8Andres Jeckeln7,075,000
Chad Norton38,300,0002,000,000
Kevin Wang11,125,000-1,675,000
Ivan Uzunov8,825,000-5,775,000
Narimaan Ahmadi8,825,0003,325,000
Andres Jeckeln7,075,0001,175,000
Jordyn Miller6,910,0002,110,000
Steve Lemma5,000,000-1,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:22 PM Local Time
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Monday, October 25, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players have gone on a 60-minute dinner break.

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time
William Blais Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,982)

William Blais

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 Norton36,300,00015,800,000
William Blais0-11,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time
Joshua Herman Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,533)

Joshua Herman

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 Norton20,500,0002,000,000
Joshua Herman0-2,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander