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

Wednesday, November 03, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $3,400,690
  • Entries: 3,821
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Georgios Sotiropoulos Leading Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Day 2 of Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. The event started this afternoon with 282 players out of a starting field of 3,823. Only five players remain with each player locking up a guaranteed payout of at least $118,898 with a first-place prize of $432,575 paired with the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos is leading the final table with 105,550,000. Sotiropoulos was in full control throughout and will be the odds-on favorite going into the final day.

Rounding out the final five are Jordan Meltzer (39,000,075), Wataru Miyashita (35,900,000), James Patterson (26,600,000), and James Rubinski (22,325,000).

2021 WSOP Mini Main Event Final Table Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4141James RubinskiUnited States22,325,0009
Amazon4142Wataru MiyashitaJapan35,900,00015
Amazon4143James PattersonUnited States26,600,00011
Amazon4144Georgios SotiropoulosGreece105,550,00044
Amazon4145Jordan MeltzerUnited States39,000,07516

A few notables who busted earlier in the day were bracelet winner Martin Jacobson, eight-time circuit ring and bracelet winner Michael Lech, and GG Poker Ambassador Nana Sanechika.

The final five players will return on Friday, November 5th at 12:00 p.m. local time to the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to play down to a winner. The event will resume at Level 41 with blinds of 1,200,000/2,400,000 with a big blind ante of 2,400,000.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:36 PM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Georgios Sotiropoulos105,550,00040,550,000
Jordan Meltzer39,000,075-11,999,925
Wataru Miyashita35,900,000-16,100,000
James Patterson26,600,0000
James Rubinski22,325,000-7,675,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:33 PM Local Time
Play Has Ended for the Night

The play has ended for the night five-handed and the remaining players will return tomorrow at noon in the Amazon room. Chip count and full recap to follow.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:17 PM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 1,200,000/2,400,000
Ante: 2,400,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time
Matthew Jewett Eliminated in 6th Place ($91,991)

Matthew Jewett

The action picked up when Matthew Jewett shoved all-in for about 11,000,000 and James Patterson called from behind, covering him.

Matthew Jewett:   
James Patterson:   

The board ran out       and Patterson eliminated Jewett with two-pair, kings and jacks.

James Patterson26,600,00010,600,000
Matthew Jewett0-56,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time
Patterson Wakes Up With Queens

"Alright boys, come get some," James Patterson said as he moved all in for 7,400,000 from under the gun. Georgios Sotiropoulos in the next seat called.

James Patterson:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

The board ran out       and Patterson doubled his short-stack and stayed alive in the tournament.

Georgios Sotiropoulos65,000,000-11,500,000
James Patterson16,000,000-1,500,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
David Tuthill is Eliminated in 7th Place ($71,661)

David Tuthill

All the chips got in the middle between David Tuthill and Georgios Sotiropoulos putting Tuthill at risk for his tournament life.

David Tuthill:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

The board ran out       giving Sotiropoulos two pair and eliminating Tuthill from the tournament in 7th place.

Georgios Sotiropoulos76,500,00021,500,000
David Tuthill0-1,500,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
James Morgan Eliminated in 8th Place ($56,208)

James Morgan

The action picked up when James Morgan shoved under the gun for about 11,000,000 and Wataru Miyashita called in the small blind covering him.

James Morgan:   
Wataru Miyashita:   

The board ran out       and Miyashita eliminated Morgan with two pair, kings and sevens.

Wataru Miyashita52,000,00031,400,000
James Morgan0-14,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:03 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Doubles Through Tuthill

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 4,000,000 from under the gun, David Tuthill shoved all in, and Sotiropoulos called for 27,300,000.

Georgios Sotiropoulos:   
David Tuthill:   

The board ran out      , leaving Tuthill with nothing more than a missed straight draw and 1,500,000 after the hand.

Georgios Sotiropoulos55,000,00029,500,000
David Tuthill1,500,000-25,650,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time
Erkut Yilmaz Eliminated in 9th Place ($44,394)

Erkut Yilmaz

One hand after doubling up David Tuthill, Erkut Yilmaz was all in for 6,500,000 against Jordan Meltzer.

Erkut Yilmaz:   
Jordan Meltzer:   

Yilmaz needed to hit an ace but missed the       board, sending him as the first casualty of the official final table.

Jordan Meltzer51,000,00010,500,000
Erkut Yilmaz0-5,200,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:00 PM Local Time
Tuthill Doubles Up Through Yilmaz

David Tuthill

The action was picked up preflop when David Tuthill went all-in for his remaining 13.5 million in chips and was called by Erkut Yilmaz to put Tuthill at risk for his tournament life.

David Tuthill:   
Erkut Yilmaz:   

The board ran out       and with that Tuthill doubles up his stack through Yilmaz.

David Tuthill27,150,00014,150,000
Erkut Yilmaz5,200,000-15,300,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:48 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Peter Cross Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,308)

Peter Cross

James Morgan raised all in for 9,900,000 from early position. Action folded to Peter Cross in the big blind who leaned back in his chair and let out a deep sigh.

"I have a really good hand. Not really good, but I probably wouldn't fold one better," he said.

The clock was eventually called and Cross folded. "I've never folded that hand for six bigs in my life," he said.

One hand later, Cross shoved from the small blind for around 9,500,000 and big blind James Rubinski called.

Peter Cross:   
James Rubinski:   

Rubinski flopped a set on    , leaving Cross drawing to a straight. The turn came   while the   fell on the river, sending Cross to the rail in 10th place.

James Rubinski30,000,00016,000,000
James Morgan14,000,0002,000,000
Peter Cross0-17,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:35 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Doubles Through Meltzer

Georgios Sotiropoulos

The action was picked up when it was folded around to Georgios Sotiropoulos in the small blind and he went all-in for his remaining 12.5 million in chips.

Jordan Meltzer in the big blind made the call to put Sotiropoulos at risk for his tournament life.

Georgios Sotiropoulos:   
Jordan Meltzer:   

The board ran out       to give Sotiropoulos a full house and double him up through Meltzer.

Jordan Meltzer40,500,000-5,500,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos25,500,0008,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:18 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 800,000/1,600,000
Ante: 1,600,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:03 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00 PM Local Time
Meltzer Rivers A Set

Jordan Meltzer

The action picked up when Jordan Meltzer opened for 4,000,000 in early position and James Rubinski called from behind.

The flop was    . Meltzer lead out for 8,000,000 and Rubinski called.

The turn was the  , both players checked to the river  . The action checked again and Meltzer flipped over    for a set of sevens and Rubinski mucked.

Jordan Meltzer46,000,0009,000,000
James Rubinski14,000,000-16,000,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:51 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
Matthew Jewett56,000,00025,500,000
Jordan Meltzer37,000,0006,000,000
James Rubinski30,000,0001,000,000
Wataru Miyashita20,600,000-400,000
Erkut Yilmaz20,500,000-5,500,000
James Patterson17,500,000500,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos17,500,000-5,000,000
Peter Cross17,000,000-8,500,000
David Tuthill13,000,000-1,900,000
James Morgan12,000,0004,900,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:49 PM Local Time
Miyashita Doubles Through Yilmaz

Wataru Miyashita

Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 2,400,000 from early position and Erkut Yilmaz called in middle position. Wataru Miyashita was on the button and shoved for 9,450,000. Sotiropoulos folded but Yilmaz called.

Wataru Miyashita:   
Erkut Yilmaz:   

The flop brought    , giving Miyashita a pair of aces but Yilmaz a flush draw. Yilmaz missed the    turn and river and handed over the chips to Miyashita.

Erkut Yilmaz26,000,000-10,000,000
Wataru Miyashita21,000,00012,300,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:33 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000