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

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #63: SALUTE to Warriors - No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $712,580
  • Entries: 1,738
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:54 AM Local Time
Bradley Rogoff Leads Final Table of Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors

Bradley Rogoff

Day 2 of Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors began with 169 players and when the dust settled after 12 hours of play at the end of the night only nine remained who are still alive for the grand prize of $102,465.

Leading the pack of the nine remaining as the night came to a close was Ohio's Bradley Rogoff with 8,800,000 in chips. Rogoff gathered a large stack toward the middle part of the day and remained among the chip leaders before re-gaining the pole position in the final level of the night. The chip leader has little poker resume to speak of thus far and will be looking to make a big splash in this event.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Guy Hadas5,500,000
3Hlib Kovtunov3,475,000
4Marty Zabib2,700,000
5Anthony Mccurdy3,350,000
6Chulhan Choi3,900,000
7Christopher Corbo4,475,000
8Mitch Garshofsky4,475,000
9Eric Zhang7,175,000
10Bradley Rogoff8,800,000

Eric Zhang (7,175,000) had a roller-coaster day that ended on a high to place him in second place heading into the final table. He was very nearly out the door with a few tables remaining but hit runner-runner straight to crack a flopped set. From there he rode the momentum to a large stack until he was again whittled down to just a "lone ember" of a stack as he put it just before the final table. But he was again able to spin it back to finish the day in a strong position.

Guy Hadas finished third in chips, some distance behind with 5,500,000. He was a large stack for much of the day and coasted to the end after taking out several players.

Two-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Mitch Garshofsky finished the day fourth in chips with 4,475,000. Garshofsky was the short stack close to the end of the night before spinning it up in the last level. He has amassed over $600,000 in career WSOP earnings so far and will be want to add the elusive bracelet to his poker collection.

Fifth in chips at the end was Christopher Corbo with 4,275,000. He held the chip lead late in the night but dropped a few preflop all-ins to sink to the middle of the chip counts before the bell rang for the night.

South Korea and Ukraine are represented at the final table with Chulhan Choi (3,900,000) and Hlib Kontunov (3,475,000) respectively. While Anthony Mccurdy (3,350,000) and Marty Zabib (2,700,000) round out the final table as the short stacks.

Day 2 Action

The eliminations came hot and heavy all day as the fast structure forced players to get their stacks in quickly and try to double up. Among those who hit the rail as the day went on were; Everett Carlton in 162nd, Jake Schwartz in 113th, and John Song in 39th.

Play quickly got down to the final three tables, where things would slow ever so slightly before the unofficial final table was reached late in the night, and Philip Sacks elimination in tenth place would bring the field to its official final table where the play would eventually be halted.

Play resumes Thursday at 12 p.m. noon local time and PokerNews will again pick up the coverage as a new WSOP Bracelet winner will be crowned.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:21 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Bradley Rogoff8,800,000800,000
Eric Zhang7,175,0001,635,000
Guy Hadas5,500,000-1,150,000
Mitch Garshofsky4,475,0002,935,000
Christopher Corbo4,275,000-2,025,000
Chulhan Choi3,900,000-1,200,000
Hlib Kovtunov3,475,000-965,000
Anthony Mccurdy3,350,000-850,000
Marty Zabib2,700,000-600,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:05 AM Local Time
Top Pair Good for Corbo

Eric Zhang raised in early position, Bradley Rogoff called next to act, and Christopher Corbo called in the big blind.

On the     flop, Corbo check-called a bet of 800,000 from Rogoff and Zhang folded.

The turn was the   and both players checked. When the   landed on the river both players checked once again. Corbo tabled    for top pair on the flop and that was good enough to take down the pot.

Bradley Rogoff8,000,0001,820,000
Christopher Corbo6,300,0002,350,000
Eric Zhang5,540,000140,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:42 PM Local Time
Philip Sacks Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,872)

Philip Sacks

Philip Sacks shipped all-in under the gun for about 1,160,000 and Hlib Kovtunov announced all-in as well next to act for 1,640,000. The action folded around to Eric Zhang on the button who had them both covered and he shoved his whole stack in as well.

Philip Sacks:   
Hlib Kovtunov:   
Eric Zhang:   

Zhang was in great shape to have an enormous chip lead until the flop came    , giving Kovtunov a pair of aces. The board completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river. Sacks was eliminated in 10th place while Kovtunov doubled through Zhang.

Eric Zhang5,400,000-3,600,000
Hlib Kovtunov4,440,0002,800,000
Philip Sacks0-1,200,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:35 PM Local Time
Zabib Doubles

Marty Zabib moved all-in preflop from early position. Christopher Corbo called from the button.

Corbo saw the bad news when Zabib flipped over the well-timed    while his    was crushed.

The flop came the    . The turn was the   to give players a straight but Zabib had broadway. The river was the   and Zabib gathered in a nice double up.

Christopher Corbo3,950,000-3,170,000
Marty Zabib3,300,0001,940,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Zhang Shoves River

Eric Zhang

Eric Zhang raised from the cutoff to 450,000 and Philip Sacks defended the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop to see the   on the turn. Sacks led out for 450,000 and Zhang made the call.

The   landed on the river. Sacks used both hands to grab his stacks of 25,000, pushed them ahead and cut out a bet of 750,000. After a few seconds Zhang announced all-in and the dealer gave him the all in Plaque.

Sacks had about 1,200,000 behind and decided to save it for another hand as he tossed his hand into the muck.

Eric Zhang9,000,0005,020,000
Philip Sacks1,200,000-2,960,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:59 PM Local Time
Triple Up for Mccurdy

Anthony Mccurdy

Anthony Mccurdy shoved for 1,300,000 in middle position and the action folded to Mitch Garshofsky in the cutoff who jammed for 3,000,000. Guy Hadas was in the big blind and called to put both players at risk.

Anthony Mccurdy:   
Mitch Garshofsky:   
Guy Hadas:   

Mccurdy was in great shape as both players had the same hand and the board ran out       for his queens to hold and triple up through both players.

Guy Hadas6,650,000-1,390,000
Anthony Mccurdy4,200,0002,780,000
Mitch Garshofsky1,540,000-2,160,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:51 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 20,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:39 PM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Guy Hadas8,040,000
2Philip Sacks4,160,000
3Hlib Kovtunov1,640,000
4Marty Zabib1,360,000
5Anthony Mccurdy1,420,000
6Chulhan Choi5,100,000
7Christopher Corbo7,120,000
8Mitch Garshofsky3,700,000
9Eric Zhang3,980,000
10Bradley Rogoff6,180,000
Guy Hadas8,040,000-950,000
Christopher Corbo7,120,000-680,000
Bradley Rogoff6,180,000-20,000
Chulhan Choi5,100,0001,260,000
Philip Sacks4,160,0001,790,000
Eric Zhang3,980,0001,330,000
Mitch Garshofsky3,700,0001,400,000
Hlib Kovtunov1,640,000-1,260,000
Anthony Mccurdy1,420,000-1,460,000
Marty Zabib1,360,000-565,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:33 PM Local Time
Aldo Urbina Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,872)

Aldo Urbina

Aldo Urbina was all in preflop holding the    vs the    of Bradley Rogoff.

The board was quickly run       and the field was down to the unofficial final table of ten.

Bradley Rogoff6,200,000500,000
Aldo Urbina0-805,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:31 PM Local Time
Kyle Yu Eliminated in 12th Place ($6,354)

Kyle Yu

Bradley Rogoff raised the button to 325,000 and Chulhan Choi three-bet from the small blind to 600,000. Kyle Yu was in the big blind and put in the rest of his 665,000 and both Rogoff and Choi called.

Both Choi and Rogoff checked to the river on the       board where Choi check-folded to a bet of 300,000 from Rogoff.

Yu tabled    for two pair but was shown the bad news when Rogoff showed    for a flush on the river.

Bradley Rogoff5,700,0001,050,000
Chulhan Choi3,840,000230,000
Kyle Yu0-730,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:26 PM Local Time
Chen Balteriski Eliminated in 13th Place ($6,354)

Chen Balteriski

Chen Balteriski shoved before the flop for roughly 800,000 and Christopher Corbo called.

Chen Balteriski:   
Christopher Corbo:   

Balteriski ran into Corbo's pocket aces and couldn't catch up when the dealer spread the board of      . Balteriski was eliminated in 13th Place for $6,354.

Christopher Corbo7,800,000500,000
Chen Balteriski0-675,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:14 PM Local Time
Joshua Edgell Eliminated in 14th Place ($5,183)

Joshua Edgell

Joshua Edgell moved his short stack of a few blinds into the middle from early position. Philip Sacks called in the big blind.

Joshua Edgell:   
Philip Sacks:   

Sacks was behind but the flop was good to him as it came     to give him two-pair. The turn was the   to open a chop possibility with a flush on board but the river was the   to send Edgell to the showers.

Philip Sacks2,370,000530,000
Joshua Edgell0-305,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:11 PM Local Time
Current Chip Counts
Guy Hadas8,990,000-310,000
Christopher Corbo7,300,000300,000
Bradley Rogoff4,650,0001,050,000
Chulhan Choi3,610,000-390,000
Hlib Kovtunov2,900,000-1,310,000
Anthony Mccurdy2,880,000980,000
Eric Zhang2,650,000480,000
Mitch Garshofsky2,300,000-180,000
Marty Zabib1,925,000565,000
Philip Sacks1,840,000-660,000
Aldo Urbina805,00085,000
Kyle Yu730,000-550,000
Chen Balteriski675,000-240,000
Joshua Edgell305,000-1,895,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:07 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 16,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:54 PM Local Time
Final Break of the Night

With only 14 players remaining they have reached their final 15-minute break of the night.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:45 PM Local Time
Zhang Uses His One Time

Eric Zhang

Chen Balteriski raised in early position and the action folded around to Eric Zhang in the big blind who jammed for 1,035,000. Balteriski thought about it for a while before putting in the chips to call.

"Don't worry its only dueces," Said Balteriski.

Eric Zhang:   
Chen Balteriski:   

Before the dealer put out the flop Zhang yelled, "One time!" And the flop came    , pairing his ace to take the lead. The turn was a sweat when the   landed as Balteriski picked up a flush draw and the   on the river sealed the double for Zhang.

Eric Zhang2,170,0001,570,000
Chen Balteriski915,000605,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:37 PM Local Time
Queens Hold for Garshofsky

Mitch Garshofsky

Mitch Garshofsky shoved the button for 1,150,000 and Kyle Yu was in the big blind and he made the call.

Mitch Garshofsky:   
Kyle Yu:   

It was a race and the dealer fanned a flop of     giving Garshofsky top set. The   on the turn meant Yu was drawing dead as the   hit the river.

Mitch Garshofsky2,480,0001,530,000
Kyle Yu1,280,000-2,570,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:31 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Klemenswicz Eliminated in 15th Place ($5,183)

Jeffrey Klemenswicz

Jeffrey Klemenswicz was all in preflop after getting called by Kyle Yu.

Jeffrey Klemenswicz:   
Kyle Yu:   

The flop came     to put Yu ahead. The turn was the   and the river the   to sink Klemenswicz in fifteenth place.

Kyle Yu3,850,0001,350,000
Jeffrey Klemenswicz0-1,450,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:27 PM Local Time
Taylor Pollard Eliminated in 16th Place ($4,274)

Taylor Pollard

Taylor Pollard raised preflop, Hlib Kovtunov raised all in and Pollard called.

Pollard was behind with the    up against the    of Kovtunov.

Pollard called for an ace as the flop came    . The turn was the   to give him a club draw and the river came the   blank to confirm his elimination.

Hlib Kovtunov4,210,0002,910,000
Taylor Pollard0-2,600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander