Friday, November 5, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Georgios Sotiropoulos Leading Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
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
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||414||1||James Rubinski||United States||22,325,000||9|
|Amazon||414||3||James Patterson||United States||26,600,000||11|
|Amazon||414||5||Jordan Meltzer||United States||39,000,075||16|
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 Sotiropoulos||105,550,000||40,550,000 |
|Jordan Meltzer||39,000,075||-11,999,925 |
|Wataru Miyashita||35,900,000||-16,100,000 |
|James Patterson||26,600,000||0 |
|James Rubinski||22,325,000||-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
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time
Matthew Jewett Eliminated in 6th Place ($91,991)
The action picked up when Matthew Jewett shoved all-in for about 11,000,000 and James Patterson called from behind, covering him.
The board ran out and Patterson eliminated Jewett with two-pair, kings and jacks.
|James Patterson||26,600,000||10,600,000 |
|Matthew Jewett||0||-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.
The board ran out and Patterson doubled his short-stack and stayed alive in the tournament.
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||65,000,000||-11,500,000 |
|James Patterson||16,000,000||-1,500,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
David Tuthill is Eliminated in 7th Place ($71,661)
All the chips got in the middle between David Tuthill and Georgios Sotiropoulos putting Tuthill at risk for his tournament life.
The board ran out giving Sotiropoulos two pair and eliminating Tuthill from the tournament in 7th place.
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||76,500,000||21,500,000 |
|David Tuthill||0||-1,500,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
James Morgan Eliminated in 8th Place ($56,208)
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.
The board ran out and Miyashita eliminated Morgan with two pair, kings and sevens.
|Wataru Miyashita||52,000,000||31,400,000 |
|James Morgan||0||-14,000,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:03 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Doubles Through Tuthill
Georgios Sotiropoulos raised to 4,000,000 from under the gun, David Tuthill shoved all in, and Sotiropoulos called for 27,300,000.
The board ran out , leaving Tuthill with nothing more than a missed straight draw and 1,500,000 after the hand.
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||55,000,000||29,500,000 |
|David Tuthill||1,500,000||-25,650,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time
Erkut Yilmaz Eliminated in 9th Place ($44,394)
One hand after doubling up David Tuthill, Erkut Yilmaz was all in for 6,500,000 against Jordan Meltzer.
Yilmaz needed to hit an ace but missed the board, sending him as the first casualty of the official final table.
|Jordan Meltzer||51,000,000||10,500,000 |
|Erkut Yilmaz||0||-5,200,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:00 PM Local Time
Tuthill Doubles Up Through Yilmaz
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.
The board ran out and with that Tuthill doubles up his stack through Yilmaz.
|David Tuthill||27,150,000||14,150,000 |
|Erkut Yilmaz||5,200,000||-15,300,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:48 PM Local Time
Level 40 started
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Peter Cross Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,308)
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.
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 Rubinski||30,000,000||16,000,000 |
|James Morgan||14,000,000||2,000,000 |
|Peter Cross||0||-17,000,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:35 PM Local Time
Sotiropoulos Doubles Through Meltzer
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.
The board ran out to give Sotiropoulos a full house and double him up through Meltzer.
|Jordan Meltzer||40,500,000||-5,500,000 |
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||25,500,000||8,000,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:18 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:03 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00 PM Local Time
Meltzer Rivers A Set
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 Meltzer||46,000,000||9,000,000 |
|James Rubinski||14,000,000||-16,000,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:51 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
|Matthew Jewett||56,000,000||25,500,000 |
|Jordan Meltzer||37,000,000||6,000,000 |
|James Rubinski||30,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Wataru Miyashita||20,600,000||-400,000 |
|Erkut Yilmaz||20,500,000||-5,500,000 |
|James Patterson||17,500,000||500,000 |
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||17,500,000||-5,000,000 |
|Peter Cross||17,000,000||-8,500,000 |
|David Tuthill||13,000,000||-1,900,000 |
|James Morgan||12,000,000||4,900,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:49 PM Local Time
Miyashita Doubles Through Yilmaz
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.
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 Yilmaz||26,000,000||-10,000,000 |
|Wataru Miyashita||21,000,000||12,300,000 |
Thursday, November 4, 2021 9:33 PM Local Time
Level 38 started