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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 6:45 PM Local Time
Norton Wins Big One Against Wang

The action was picked up on a flop of     and Kevin Wang having fired out a bet of 800,000. His opponent, Chad Norton raised to 2,100,000 chips and Wang re-raised all-in. After a brief moment, Norton called and the hands were tabled.

It was the    held by Norton that led the    held by Wang.

The turn was the   and Norton filled up and left Wang drawing dead.

The meaningless river card was the   and that made it official and secured a double for Norton.

Chad Norton18,500,0008,800,000
Kevin Wang12,800,000-9,200,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:31 PM Local Time
Final Table Draw and Chip Counts
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Ivan Uzunov14,600,000
2William Blais11,200,000
3Narimaan Ahmadi5,500,000
4Chad Norton9,700,000
5Kevin Wang22,000,000
6Jordyn Miller4,800,000
7Steve Lemma6,000,000
8Andres Jeckeln5,900,000
9Joshua Herman2,000,000
Kevin Wang22,000,0001,800,000
Ivan Uzunov14,600,0002,800,000
William Blais11,200,000200,000
Chad Norton9,700,0003,900,000
Steve Lemma6,000,000900,000
Andres Jeckeln5,900,0001,600,000
Narimaan Ahmadi5,500,000-4,000,000
Jordyn Miller4,800,000-3,175,000
Joshua Herman2,000,000-3,600,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:28 PM Local Time
Marc Masino Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,417)

Marc Masino

Marc Masino open-jammed for 1,800,000 from the cutoff and William Blais called from the small blind.

Marc Masino:   
William Blais:   

Masino woke up with an ace but was dominated by Blais and the     flop didn't change a thing.

The   paired the board on the turn, taking away Masino's eight and it was unfortunate as the   fell on the river and eliminated him on the bubble to the unofficial final table.

Marc Masino0-1,400,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:20 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:15 PM Local Time
Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,417)

Koray Aldemir

Koray Aldemir pushed his last remaining chip into the middle pre-flop and was snap-called by William Blais.

The hands were tabled and it was Aldemir all-in and at risk with pocket    versus the pocket    of Blais.

The dealer ran out the board of       and the aces held, which in turn eliminated Aldemir in 10th place.

William Blais11,000,000200,000
Koray Aldemir0-6,900,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:13 PM Local Time
Brian Bowman Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,286); Omer Gabay Eliminated in 12th Place ($12,286)

Omer Gabay

Kevin Wang raised to 700,000 from the cutoff. Brian Bowman jammed all in from the small blind for about 2,000,000. Omer Gabay re-jammed his larger stack of about 3,500,000 from the big blind. Action was back on Wang who had a huge decision on his hands. He thought it out for about 20 seconds before calling.

Brian Bowman:   
Omer Gabay:   
Kevin Wang:   

Wang was praying for under cards as he needed the tens to hold to score the double knockout. But the flop came     to send Gabay into the lead. The turn was the   to suddenly launch Bowman to the front of the pack but the sting in the tail came on the river as the   peeled off to give Wang the set and the double knockout.

Wang, who is now the runaway chip leader, was jacked up as he pumped his fist and said "F*** yeah" multiple times while he collected his winnings.

Kevin Wang20,200,00012,600,000
Brian Bowman0-3,800,000
Omer Gabay0-9,000,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:03 PM Local Time
Mathieu Papineau Eliminated in 14th Place ($9,886)

Mathieu Papineau

Mathieu Papineau raised all in for 1,960,000 from middle position and William Blais isolated from the small blind.

Mathieu Papineau:   
William Blais:   

The flop came    , giving Papineau a Broadway draw but he didn't like that it was all hearts as it also gave Blais a flush draw.

The   turn didn't change a thing as Papineau needed an ace or ten that wasn't a heart.

Unfortunately for Papineau, the   fell on the river, eliminating him from the tournament as it completed Blais' flush.

William Blais10,800,0002,800,000
Mathieu Papineau0-530,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:54 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Jonathan Sanders Eliminated in 15th Place ($9,886)

Jonathan Sanders

Jonathan Sanders moved all-in for his last 1,600,000 chips from early position and was called by William Blais in middle position.

The hands were turned face-up and it was Sanders who was at risk and needed help with his    versus the    of Blais.

The dealer flopped the     and Blais took a commanding lead with his pair of kings.

The turn was a   and gave Sanders a glimmer of hope as he paired his jack.

The river card was the   and Blais took it down with a pair of kings, and Sanders was eliminated in 15th place and took home $9,886 for his effort.

William Blais8,000,0004,000,000
Jonathan Sanders0-2,800,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:37 PM Local Time
Uzunov Guts Papineau on River

Ivan Uzunov

Ivan Uzunov raised from middle position and Mathieu Papineau on his direct left, three-bet from the hijack. It folded back around to Uzunov who went all in and Papineau immediately called.

Ivan Uzunov:   
Mathieu Papineau:   

The case king came on the flop as it came     to make things very grim for Uzunov. The turn was the   and the river the   to dramatically score the huge pot for Uzunov as several exclamations were heard around the table and Papineau counted his short stack and was left wondering what could've been had the river not come a diamond.

Ivan Uzunov11,800,0007,800,000
Mathieu Papineau530,000-5,970,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:36 PM Local Time
Chris Alafogiannis Eliminated in 16th Place ($9,886)

Chris Alafogiannis

When the action was picked up Chris Alafogiannis re-raised Kevin Wang and moved all-in from the big blind. After a brief moment, Wang made the call.

The cards were turned face-up and it was Alafogiannis with the    versus the    held by Wang.

The dealer flopped the     and Wand stayed ahead.

The turn was the   and changed nothing.

The river was the   and that wrapped it up with one pair of eights for Wang, which eliminated Alafogiannis in 16th place.

Kevin Wang7,600,000800,000
Chris Alafogiannis0-1,275,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:20 PM Local Time
Two Table Redraw
SeatTableChip Count 
4041Koray Aldemir6,900,000
4042Chad Norton5,800,000
4043Jonathan Sanders2,800,000
4044William Blias4,000,000
4045Joshua Herman5,600,000
4046Ivan Uzunov4,000,000
4047Mathieu Papineau6,500,000
4048Marc Masino1,400,000
4141Andres Jeckeln4,300,000
4142Kevin Wang6,800,000
4143Steve Lemma5,100,000
4144Brian Bowman3,800,000
4145Omer Gabay9,000,000
4146Jordyn Miller7,975,000
4147Marc Masino9,500,000
4148Chris Alafogiannis1,275,000
Narimaan Ahmadi9,500,000505,000
Omer Gabay9,000,0004,250,000
Jordyn Miller7,975,0002,675,000
Koray Aldemir6,900,000200,000
Kevin Wang6,800,000-200,000
Mathieu Papineau6,500,0003,800,000
Chad Norton5,800,0001,250,000
Joshua Herman5,600,000-130,000
Steve Lemma5,100,000980,000
Andres Jeckeln4,300,0002,200,000
William Blais4,000,000-2,700,000
Ivan Uzunov4,000,000-3,660,000
Brian Bowman3,800,000-800,000
Jonathan Sanders2,800,000250,000
Marc Masino1,400,000400,000
Chris Alafogiannis1,275,000-1,025,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:10 PM Local Time
Michael Holleman Eliminated in 17th Place ($8,033)

Michael Holleman

Steve Lemma moved all in from the button and Michael Holleman called from the big blind.

Holleman was the one at risk as he was slightly covered and he was ahead holding the    vs the    of Lemma.

The flop hit Lemma as it came    . The turn was the   and the river came the   to pair Holleman but give Lemma the flush.

Holleman initially did not realize that Lemma had hit the flush and fist-pumped when the king came but soon saw the bad news with the heart in Lemma's hand and he walked over to the payout desk.

Steve Lemma4,120,0002,020,000
Michael Holleman0-2,600,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 5:06 PM Local Time
Donnie Phan Eliminated in 18th Place ($8,033)

Donnie Phan

William Blais opened under the gun for 400,000 and Mathieu Papineau three-bet jammed for roughly 2,000,000 from the button.

Action was on Donnie Phan who tossed his last 60,000 in from the big blind while Blais folded and the two players tabled their hands.

Donnie Phan:   
Mathieu Papineau:   

Phan was behind needing help and the     flop gave him a gutshot straight draw.

The   turn left Phan needing a three to stay alive but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament in 18th place for $8,033.

William Blais6,700,000-600,000
Mathieu Papineau2,700,000-100,000
Donnie Phan0-1,700,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:57 PM Local Time
Simeon Spasov Eliminated in 19th Place ($8,033)

Simeon Spasov

The action had been folded around to the small blind Narimaan Ahmadi who moved all-in for 2,800,000 effective and was called by the big blind Simeon Spasov.

The cards were turned face-up and it was Spasov who was at-risk and trailed with his    versus the    held by Ahmadi.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Ahmadi remained in the lead.

The turn card was a no-help  .

The river card was another   and it was the ace-ten high held by Ahmadi that took it down, which eliminated Spasov in 19th place.

Narimaan Ahmadi8,995,000-5,000
Simeon Spasov0-2,800,000
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Monday, October 25, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Virab Zakaryan Eliminated in 20th Place ($8,033)

Virab Zakaryan

Virab Zakaryan raised to 1,800,000 from the button. Joshua Herman three-bet all in from the small blind. Zakaryan called.

Virab Zakaryan:   
Joshua Herman:   

The flop all but ended it for Zakaryan without any tease as it came     to give Herman a set.

The turn was the   and river the   and Zakaryan was gone in 20th place.

Joshua Herman5,730,000730,000
Virab Zakaryan0-2,900,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:31 PM Local Time
Dean Hutchinson Eliminated in 21st Place ($8,033)

Dean Hutchison

Dean Hutchinson moved all-in on a flop of     and was called by Chad Norton.

Norton was ahead with his    against Hutchinson who held    and needed some help.

The turn card was a   and changed nothing.

The river was a   and that sealed the deal for Norton and his pair of aces which eliminated Hutchinson in 21st place.

Chad Norton4,550,0002,850,000
Dean Hutchinson0-1,600,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:29 PM Local Time
Brian Taylor Eliminated in 22nd Place ($8,033)

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor raised all in for a little over 3,000,000 from middle position and Narimaan Ahmadi called from the big blind.

Brian Taylor:   
Narimaan Ahmadi:   

Taylor was racing for his tournament life and fell behind after an ace appeared in the window on the     flop.

The   turn left Taylor needing a queen but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament.

Narimaan Ahmadi9,000,0003,900,000
Brian Taylor0-3,700,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:24 PM Local Time
Luther Tran Eliminated in 23rd Place ($8,033); Wadih Kaawar Eliminated in 24th Place ($8,033)

Wadih Kaawar

Wadih Kaawar open-jammed for 320,000 from under the gun, Luther Tran came over the top from the hijack and Kevin Wang isolated from the button.

Wadih Kaawar:   
Luther Tran:   
Kevin Wang:   

Wang woke up with aces at the perfect time and the       runout eliminated both Kaawar and Tran from the tournament.

Kevin Wang7,000,0004,290,000
Wadih Kaawar0-1,600,000
Luther Tran0-1,250,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Three Table Redraw
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4141Brian Bowman4,600,000
4142Omer Gabay4,750,000
4143Wadih Kaawar1,600,000
4144Jonathan Sanders2,550,000
4145Virab Zakaryan2,900,000
4146Luther Tran1,250,000
4147Ivan Uzunov7,660,000
4148Kevin Wang2,710,000
4211Jordyn Miller5,300,000
4212Michael Holleman2,600,000
4213Marc Masino1,000,000
4214Narimaan Ahmadi5,100,000
4215Simeon Spasov2,800,000
4216Brian Taylor3,700,000
4217Chris Alafogiannis2,300,000
4218Steve Lemma2,100,000
4661William Blais7,300,000
4662Chad Norton1,700,000
4663Koray Aldemir6,700,000
4664Joshua Herman5,00,000
4665Mathieu Papineau2,800,000
4666Dean Hutchinson1,600,000
4667Andres Jeckeln2,100,000
4668Donnie Phan1,700,000
Ivan Uzunov7,660,00010,000
William Blais7,300,000-100,000
Koray Aldemir6,700,0003,200,000
Jordyn Miller5,300,0001,180,000
Narimaan Ahmadi5,100,000150,000
Joshua Herman5,000,000300,000
Omer Gabay4,750,00040,000
Brian Bowman4,600,0003,500,000
Brian Taylor3,700,0001,390,000
Virab Zakaryan2,900,000-500,000
Mathieu Papineau2,800,000-400,000
Simeon Spasov2,800,000-950,000
Kevin Wang2,710,000210,000
Michael Holleman2,600,0001,900,000
Jonathan Sanders2,550,000150,000
Chris Alafogiannis2,300,0001,290,000
Steve Lemma2,100,000-800,000
Andres Jeckeln2,100,0001,100,000
Chad Norton1,700,000370,000
Donnie Phan1,700,000770,000
Wadih Kaawar1,600,000-350,000
Dean Hutchinson1,600,000-1,010,000
Luther Tran1,250,000-150,000
Marc Masino1,000,0000
Gorilla Gaming