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

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Event #47: Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,941,863
  • Entries: 421
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 25, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time
Daniel Negreanu Advances with a Big Stack as Jamie Sequeira Bags Day 1 Chip Lead in the $5,000 Freezeout

Jamie Sequeira

After 15 levels of play, the Day 1 action of Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout (8-handed) concluded with only 82 players out of the 421 entries in total managing to find a bag to tag.

All those entries created a total prize pool of $1,941,863, guaranteeing the winner to walk away with $426,694 for first place and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet while 64 players total will be in the money on Monday for at least $8,000.

Jamie Sequeira takes the overnight chip lead with a huge bag of 1,070,000 in chips. The Canadian player counts $48,316 total live earnings in WSOP events and will continue to battle for the first gold bracelet of his career. Trailing in second place is Benjamin Chalot with 733,000, who cashed in three events so far in the series. Closing the podium for today is Daniel Rezaei with 702,000 who is looking for the 17th WSOP cash of his career.

Also in the top chip counts is no one else than Daniel Negreanu with 722,000. After two final tables recently in Event #36: Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship and in Event #32: H.O.R.S.E, Negreanu will try to add a seventh gold bracelet to his collection.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Event #47 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Jamie SequeiraCanada1,070,000134
2Benjamin ChalotFrance733,00092
3Daniel RezaeiAustria702,00088
4Daniel NegreanuCanada617,00077
5Daniel LazrusUnited States597,00075
6Ivan GalinecCroatia561,00070
7Joni JouhkimainenFinland559,00070
8Johan MartinetMexico450,00056
9Jongwook LeeSouth Korea430,00054
10Tony MilesUnited States429,00054

Several other big names and bracelet owners are also advancing to Day 2. Joni Jouhkimainen (559,000), Alexandre Reard (395,000), 2019 Main Event runner-up Dario Sammartino (379,000), Jeremy Wien (272,00), Diogo Veiga (168,000), Joao Simao (133,000), Pete Chen (95,000) and Johan Guilbert (103,000) are just a few of the many well known players in the poker world that have made it through to Day 2. Romain Lewis (55,000) and Ben Heath (49,000) also found a bag at the end of the day but as short stacks.

Some of those players unfortunate to bust out here on Day 1 included Main Event Champions Joe Hachem and Phil Hellmuth, as well as four-time bracelet winners Michael Gathy and Anthony Zinno, three-time WSOP champion Chance Kornuth, Gediminas Uselis, Julien Martini, Maria Ho, Pierre Calamusa, Sylvain Loosli, Manig Loeser, Dan Shak, Joseph Cheong, James Chen, Faraz Jaka, and Darren Elias just to name a few.

David Benyamine and Calvin Anderson, who joined the field right before the end of the late registration, didn't last long and joined them in the rail.

Day 2 will restart at 2 p.m local time, Monday, Oct. 25, and the battle will continue until the final five players are reached. Level 16 will feature a small blind of 4,000, a big blind of 8,000, and a big blind ante of 2,000. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and players will also enjoy a 60-minute dinner break after Level 24 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the updates from the "Shuffle up and deal" until the final moments of the night, so make sure to keep coming back!

Monday, October 25, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon5051Ping LiuUnited States278,00035
Amazon5052Petar KalevUnited States234,00029
Amazon5053Salim AdmonUnited States237,00030
Amazon5054Johan GuilbertFrance103,00013
Amazon5055Christopher BasileUnited States393,00049
Amazon5056Daniel NegreanuCanada617,00077
Amazon5057Bjorn KozenkaiUnited States153,00019
Amazon5058Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom49,0006
Amazon5061Mathew MooreUnited States336,00042
Amazon5062Dario SammartinoItaly379,00047
Amazon5063Daniel RezaeiAustria70200088
Amazon5064Johan MartinetMexico450,00056
Amazon5065Kris Lee SteinbachCanada177,00022
Amazon5066Arthur ConanFrance101,00013
Amazon5067Jose Ignacio BarberoArgentina388,00049
Amazon5071Adam WeikUnited States306,00038
Amazon5072Jerry WongUnited States410,00051
Amazon5073Kevin RabichowUnited States123,00015
Amazon5074Nicholas DavidsonUnited States183,00023
Amazon5075Benjamin ChalotFrance73300092
Amazon5076Darren GrantCanada343,00043
Amazon5078Luigi CurcioUnited States92,00012
Amazon5081Alexandros TheologisGreece151,00019
Amazon5082Eric BlairUnited States366,00046
Amazon5083Jehu Bordier LiconaUnited States363,00045
Amazon5084Jeremy WienUnited States272,00034
Amazon5086Patrick KennedyUnited Kingdom180,00023
Amazon5087Tony MilesUnited States429,00054
Amazon5088Paul VogelUnited States106,00013
Amazon5098Qing LiuUnited States165,00021
Amazon5121James RomeroUnited States275,00034
Amazon5122Justin GarciaUnited States101,00013
Amazon5123Mike SowersUnited States137,00017
Amazon5124Noah BronsteinUnited States214,00027
Amazon5125Raul ManzanaresUnited Kingdom292,00037
Amazon5126Paul KuzmichUnited States375,00047
Amazon5127Amir MirrasouliUnited States234,00029
Amazon5128Raul MartinezUnited Kingdom98,00012
Amazon5131Jongwook LeeSouth Korea430,00054
Amazon5132Vlad DarieRomania145,00018
Amazon5133Ankush MandaviaUnited States331,00041
Amazon5134Ryan PedigoUnited States105,00013
Amazon5135Ziao GuoUnited States64,0008
Amazon5136Justin LapkaUnited States81,00010
Amazon5137Ivan GalinecCroatia561,00070
Amazon5141Joni JouhkimainenFinland559,00070
Amazon5142Taus LiliusDenmark375,00047
Amazon5143David LewisUnited States353,00044
Amazon5144Barry HutterUnited States137,00017
Amazon5145Jaime AlvarezUnited States185,00023
Amazon5146Pete ChenTaiwan95,00012
Amazon5147Ran IlaniIsrael169,00021
Amazon5148Houston HowieUnited States355,00044
Amazon5191Jean GuilletteCanada10
Amazon5192Dimitar DanchevBulgaria232,00029
Amazon5193Joao SimaoBrazil133,00017
Amazon5194Shaun DeebUnited States287,00036
Amazon5195Ian O'HaraUnited States278,00035
Amazon5196Patrick HowardUnited States316,00040
Amazon5197Ren LinUnited States248,00031
Amazon5201Diogo VeigaPortugal168,00021
Amazon5202Rok GostisaSlovenia301,00038
Amazon5203Derek WoltersUnited States57,0007
Amazon5204Romain LewisFrance55,0007
Amazon5205Andrew KelsallUnited States136,00017
Amazon5206Conrad SimpsonUnited States127,00016
Amazon5207Dylan DestefanoUnited States273,00034
Amazon5208Jamie SequeiraCanada1,070,000134
Amazon5211Craig MasonUnited States170,00021
Amazon5212Chad EveslageUnited States155,00019
Amazon5213Scott SeiverUnited States89,00011
Amazon5214Daniel LazrusUnited States597,00075
Amazon5215Giuliano LentiniUnited States145,00018
Amazon5216Andres GonzalezSpain232,00029
Amazon5217Huy LamUnited States294,00037
Amazon5218Jake SchwartzUnited States232,00029
Amazon5221Alan SternbergUnited States193,00024
Amazon5222Ivan ZuficCroatia299,00037
Amazon5223Alexandre ReardFrance395,00049
Amazon5224Daniel StrelitzUnited States193,00024
Amazon5227Ilyas MuradiUnited States352,00044
Amazon5228Julian Milliard-FeralFrance250,00031
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:07 AM Local Time
End of Day 1 Chip Counts
Jamie Sequeira1,070,000120,000
Benjamin Chalot733,0000
Daniel Rezaei702,0000
Daniel Negreanu617,0000
Daniel Lazrus597,0000
Ivan Galinec561,000561,000
Joni Jouhkimainen559,00079,000
Johan Martinet450,000145,000
Jongwook Lee430,000430,000
Tony Miles429,000273,000
Jerry Wong410,000410,000
Alexandre Reard395,00035,000
Christopher Basile393,000393,000
Nacho Barbero388,000-17,000
Dario Sammartino379,000-16,000
Paul Kuzmich375,000375,000
Taus Lilius375,000375,000
Eric Blair366,000366,000
Jehu Bordier Licona363,000363,000
Houston Howie355,000355,000
David Lewis353,000353,000
Ilyas Muradi352,000352,000
Darren Grant343,000343,000
Mathew Moore336,000336,000
Ankush Mandavia331,000-9,000
Patrick Howard316,000316,000
Adam Weik306,000306,000
Rok Gostisa301,000301,000
Ivan Zufic299,000299,000
Huy Lam294,000294,000
Raul Manzanares292,000292,000
Shaun Deeb287,000-108,000
Ping Liu278,000278,000
Ian O'Hara278,000108,000
James Romero275,00071,000
Dylan Destefano273,000-100,000
Jeremy Wien272,000-98,000
Julian Milliard-Feral250,000250,000
Ren Lin248,000248,000
Salim Admon237,000237,000
Petar Kalev234,000184,000
Amir Mirrasouli234,000234,000
Jake Schwartz232,000232,000
Dimitar Danchev232,000232,000
Andres Gonzalez232,000232,000
Noah Bronstein214,000214,000
Daniel Strelitz193,000193,000
Alan Sternberg193,000193,000
Jaime Alvarez185,000185,000
Nicholas Davidson183,000183,000
Patrick Kennedy180,000180,000
Kris Steinbach177,000-14,000
Craig Mason170,000-10,000
Ran Ilani169,0009,000
Diogo Veiga168,000-32,000
Qing Liu165,000165,000
Chad Eveslage155,0005,000
Bjorn Kozenkai153,000153,000
Alexandros Theologis151,000-29,000
Giuliano Lentini145,000145,000
Vlad Darie145,00095,000
Mike Sowers137,000137,000
Barry Hutter137,000137,000
Andrew Kelsall136,000136,000
Joao Simao133,00063,000
Conrad Simpson127,000127,000
Kevin Rabichow123,000123,000
Paul Vogel106,000-164,000
Ryan Pedigo105,000105,000
Johan Guilbert103,00020,000
Justin Garcia101,000101,000
Arthur Conan101,000-19,000
Raul Martinez98,00098,000
Pete Chen95,00095,000
Luigi Curcio92,00025,200
Scott Seiver89,000-141,000
Justin Lapka81,00081,000
Ziao Guo64,00064,000
Derek Wolters57,00057,000
Romain Lewis55,000-49,000
Ben Heath49,000-26,000
Jean Guillette11
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:02 AM Local Time
End of the Day

The remaining players are now bagging their chips, and action will resume at 2 p.m tomorrow in the Amazon room. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly, complete with the chip counts.

Monday, October 25, 2021 1:49 AM Local Time
More Counts and Bustouts
Daniel Negreanu600,000120,000
Shaun Deeb395,00065,000
Dario Sammartino395,000137,000
Scott Seiver230,0000
Ben Heath75,000-125,000
Ryan Riess73,00018,000
Nitesh Rawtani0-245,000
Josh Arieh0-116,000
Tom Gity0-105,000
Frank Funaro0-59,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:48 AM Local Time
Jouhkimainen Forces a Fold

On a head's up pot, the flop showed     when Joni Jouhkimainen check-raised to 32,000 a bet worth 8,000 from his opponent. The latter made the call.

A   came on the turn and Jouhkimainen sent a bet for 57,000, called once more. The   hit the river and time Jouhkimainen tossed a pile of 5,000 chips in the middle. It was enough for his opponent who let it go.

Joni Jouhkimainen480,000110,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:45 AM Local Time
Prize Pool and Payouts Announced

Tournament officials have announced the official payouts. With 421 entries, 64 players will receive a minimum cash of $8,000.

The winner will take home $428,694 and a gold WSOP bracelet.

Monday, October 25, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
Cowboys for Mandavia

A short-stacked opponent went all-in for around 30,000 and Ankush Mandavia called in late position.

Ankush Mandavia:   

The flop came out     and the   gave Mandavia's opponent flush and straight outs. But the river came the safe   and Mandavia sent the opponent to the rail.

Ankush Mandavia340,000293,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Vogel Hits on the River

The flop showed     on a three-way pot when Ankush Mandavia bet 10,000 after a check from Paul Vogel and the third player. Vogel fired a raise of 100,000 and the third player decided to move all-in. Mandavia mucked his cards and Vogel quickly called.

Paul Vogel:   
His opponent:   

Vogel had two pairs but a   on the turn gave the flush to his opponent. However, the   hit teh river, bringing a full house to Vogel as well as the double up.

Paul Vogel270,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Daniel Lazrus411,000258,000
Ignacio Moron270,000-85,000
Kris Steinbach191,000106,000
Adrian Mateos0-15,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Sequeria Wins Biggest Pot of the Night

A massive pot was being played on table 528.

Jamie Sequeira held    and eliminated his opponent holding   . The board had been washed, but nearly a million chips were headed in the direction of Sequeira.

Sequeira appears to be the chip leader as Day 1 winds down.

Jamie Sequeira950,000645,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:20 AM Local Time
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:17 AM Local Time
Simao Chipping Down

The      board was already dealt with a pot containing more than 70,000 when Joao Simao checked and faced a bet worth 35,000 from his opponent. After some thinking, Simao made the call.

The river was the   and both players checked. Simao mucked his cards when his opponent revealed    for a pair of kings.

Joao Simao70,000-50,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Leng Calls It Off

Ryan Leng was put to the test of the river      . There was about 100,000 already in the pot and his opponent put in a bet of 150,000, more than enough to cover Leng.

Leng thought it over, counting the 45,000 he still had behind. Eventually, he opted to call. His opponent showed    for a pair of tens, and that was good against the    of Leng.

Ryan Leng0-130,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Seiver Folds to Negreanu

Picking up the action on a flop of     in a three-way pot, Daniel Negreanu led out with a bet of 16,000 and the player in the middle folded while Scott Seiver called.

Negreanu fired a bet of 30,000 on the   turn and Seiver folded.

"Queens no good, I guess," Seiver said.

"Nope," Negreanu responded.

Daniel Negreanu480,000105,000
Scott Seiver230,00090,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
More Chip Counts
Shaun Deeb330,00050,000
Alexandros Theologis180,00070,000
Ran Ilani160,00080,000
Kris Steinbach85,000-5,000
Ryan Laplante0-25,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:04 AM Local Time
Vieira Flops Broadway to Double Up

Joao Vieira

Joao Vieira open-shoved a stack of 59,000 in middle position and the player in the small blind called.

Joao Vieira:   
Small Blind:   

Vieira was dominated but that changed when the flop came out a miracle     to give Vieira a Broadway straight. Neither the   turn nor the   river changed a thing and Vieira doubled up to stay alive.

Joao Vieira120,00020,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:04 AM Local Time
Good Late Start for Conan

Arthur Conan opened to 10,000 and it was called by the players in the blinds. The flop came     and it was checked to Conan who bet 16,000. It was enough to grab the pot without more resistance.

Arthur Conan, who recently finished in fifth place in Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em, has now a start above 100,000 not long having registered in the event.

Arthur Conan120,000120,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:58 AM Local Time
Various Chip Counts
Nacho Barbero405,000357,000
Joni Jouhkimainen370,000370,000
Shaun Deeb280,000-40,000
Tony Miles156,00021,000
Scott Seiver140,000-100,000
Melanie Weisner105,00058,000
Romain Lewis104,0007,000
Joao Vieira100,000-10,000
Esther Taylor57,0006,000
Thomas Eychenne0-21,000
Calvin Anderson00
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
More Bustouts
Ali Imsirovic0-10,500
Shannon Shorr0-26,000
Kenny Hallaert0-24,000
Faraz Jaka0-33,000
Gal Yifrach0-50,000
Jake Daniels0-50,000
Stephen Song0-50,000
Michael Addamo0-50,000
David Benyamine0-50,000
Nate Silver0-53,000
Bin Weng0-57,500
Yuri Dzivielevski0-60,000