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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Event #51: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $2,661,990
  • Entries: 997
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Huge Double for Mackoff

Jonas Mackoff

The action folded around to Jonas Mackoff on the button who raised. Sylvain Loosli was next to act and ripped his entire 840,000 in the middle and Mackoff wasted no time calling.

Jonas Mackoff:   
Sylvain Loosli:   

It was a race and the board ran out      , for Mackoff's queens to hold. Loosli was left with only 15,000 after the hand and was seen walking out of the tournament room shortly after.

Jonas Mackoff1,740,0001,145,000
Sylvain Loosli0-900,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:28 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Takes One

On the turn     , Georgios Sotiropoulos bet 75,000, and Nick Yunis made the call.

The river was the   and Sotiropoulos continued for 155,000. Yunis tanked for a minute and then laid it down.

Nick Yunis850,00060,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos645,000-125,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:28 PM Local Time
Sternberg Out Kicks Loosli for Double

Alan Sternberg

Alan Sternberg was all in preflop from the small blind for 225,000 and was called by Sylvain Loosli from the button.

Alan Sternberg:   
Sylvain Loosli:   

Sternberg was ahead holding a better kicker and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn did give Sternberg a little sweat as it paired the board bringing possible chop outs, but the board completed with the   on the river and secured his double-up.

Sylvain Loosli900,000-190,000
Alan Sternberg550,00045,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:20 PM Local Time
Rosen Picks One Up

On a flop of     and roughly 150,000 chips already in the middle, Steve Rosen check-called a bet of 40,000 from Lachezar Petkov.

On the   turn both players checked to see the   on the river. Rosen put in a bet of 85,000, which was good enough to force Petkov out of the pot.

Lachezar Petkov1,500,00085,000
Steve Rosen1,015,000415,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:13 PM Local Time
Mattsson Spikes an Ace

Simon Mattsson

Troy Donaldson raised the cutoff to 60,000 and Sebastien Grax called on the button before Simon Mattsson shoved for 485,000 in the small blind.

The big blind got out of the way before Donaldson let his hand go and Grax made the call.

Simon Mattsson:   
Sebastien Grax:   

The window card was an ace on the     flop and Mattsson was able to hold as the board completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river.

Simon Mattsson1,090,000545,000
Troy Donaldson965,000-70,000
Sebastien Grax535,000-450,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:11 PM Local Time
Rast Chips Up Early

Brian Rast

On the first hand of the day, Tuan Pahn raised to 65,000 from under-the-gun and Brian Rast called from the big blind.

On the     flop, Rast check-raised a bet of 50,000 from Pahn up to 185,000.

Pahn made the call and they saw the turn  . Rast took his time before putting together a big bet of 380,000. Pahn quickly folded and Rast moved up the leaderboard.

Brian Rast1,930,000265,000
Tuan Phan1,700,000-300,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:10 PM Local Time
Zhu First to Fall

Yueqi Zhu

Action folded to Yueqi Zhu who raised all in for 175,000 from the button and Shai Zurr looked him up from the big blind.

Yueqi Zhu:   
Shai Zurr:   

Zhu was behind in desperate need of help but none came on the       runout and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Shai Zurr475,000175,000
Yueqi Zhu0-175,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:09 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:07 PM Local Time
Grax Takes it on the Flop

Alex Kulev raised under the gun to 60,000 and the action folded around to Sebastien Grax who put in a three-bet to 200,000. The big blind folded and Kulev made the call.

On the     flop, Grax continued for 110,000 and Kulev snap-folded.

Sebastien Grax985,000230,000
Alex Kulev855,000-200,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:05 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:01 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air

Day 2 is officially underway as the tournament director instructed the dealers to shuffle up and deal.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM Local Time
Obara Leads Way; Norton Chasing Second Bracelet in a Week

Chad Norton

A total of 997 entrants played in Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, creating a prize pool of $2,661,990 and a first-place prize of $474,102. Only 41 hopefuls remain to take home a World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet.

Leading the way is Jun Obara who bagged 3,010,000 chips on Day 1. Obara gradually built the chips throughout the day including a big pot early in the day when he made aces full against two opponents and got a full triple up. Bagging second is chips was Rostyslav Sabishchenko with a total of 2,020,000. However, not far behind them is Chad Norton who bagged 1,090,000. Norton won his first WSOP gold bracelet this week after taking down Event #46: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack and earning himself $214,830 and will be looking to repeat.

Many other bracelet winners are still in the mix, including Brian Rast (1,665,000), Manig Loeser (1,375,000), Sejin Park (920,000), Georgios Sotiropoulos (770,000) and Alan Sternberg (505,000).

Other notables still chasing the victory include, John Gallaher, (1,700,000), Uri Reichenstein, (1,660,000), and Romain Lewis (1,335,000).

The action is set to kick off at 2 p.m. at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in the Amazon Gold section. The blinds will return at 15,000/30,000/30,000. Levels will be 30-minutes each and there will be a 15-minute break after every four levels. Play will continue until a champion is crowned.

Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Remaining Payouts


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Chart
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4021Lachezar PetkovBulgaria1,415,00047
Amazon4022Matthew SchwaglerUnited States1,475,00049
Amazon4024Fred LopezUnited States205,0007
Amazon4025Nino UllmanGermany255,0009
Amazon4026Steve RosenUnited States600,00020
Amazon4031Brian RastUnited States1,665,00056
Amazon4032Tuan PhanUnited States2,000,00067
Amazon4033Avraham AzulayUnited States800,00027
Amazon4034Rostyslav SabishchenkoUkraine2,020,00067
Amazon4035Chad NortonUnited States1,090,00036
Amazon4036Manig LoeserGermany1,375,00046
Amazon4041Christopher AndlerSweden1,020,00034
Amazon4042Uri ReichensteinIsrael1,660,00055
Amazon4043Mark SoikUnited States235,0008
Amazon4044Matas CimbolasLithuania320,00011
Amazon4045Klemens RoiterAustria400,00013
Amazon4046Jon VallinasSpain1,655,00055
Amazon4091Simon MattssonSweden545,00018
Amazon4092Alex KulevIreland1,055,00035
Amazon4093John RacenerUnited States635,00021
Amazon4094Sejin ParkSouth Korea920,00031
Amazon4095Troy DonaldsonUnited States1,035,00035
Amazon4096Sebastien GraxFrance755,00025
Amazon4101Shai ZurrIsrael300,00010
Amazon4102Christian HarderUnited States1,020,00034
Amazon4103Johnathan HolsonbackUnited States590,00020
Amazon4104Georgios SotiropoulosGreece770,00026
Amazon4105Yueqi ZhuUnited States175,0006
Amazon4106Nick YunisUnited States790,00026
Amazon4111Jonas MackoffCanada595,00020
Amazon4112Sylvain LoosliFrance1,090,00036
Amazon4113Alan SternbergUnited States505,00017
Amazon4114Krishna VitaldevaraUnited States950,00032
Amazon4115Dashiell ShapiroUnited States850,00028
Amazon4116John GallaherUnited States1,700,00057
Amazon4121Faizal KhojaUnited States205,0007
Amazon4122Jun ObaraJapan3,010,000100
Amazon4123Romain LewisFrance1,335,00045
Amazon4124Francisco BenitezUruguay320,00011
Amazon4125Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria680,00023
Amazon4126Corey WadeUnited States820,00027