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

Thursday, November 04, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
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  • Entries: 6,650
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Friday, November 5, 2021 1:04 AM Local Time
Mustapha Kanit Bags the Chip Lead After 2021 WSOP Main Event Day 1a

Mustapha Kanit

The Main Event is underway! Day 1a of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Championship wrapped up with Mustapha Kanit moving on to Day 2 as the chip leader. The flagship event of the 2021 World Series of Poker attracted 523 runners to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the first of six starting flights.

Kanit leads the 348 survivors after Day 1a after chipping up early and building his stack consistently over the evening. The Italian poker pro will be looking to win his first WSOP gold bracelet after making two final tables so far at the 2021 WSOP.

Several legends made an appearance on Day 1a, and among them continuing on to Day 2 are Poker Hall of Fame members Doyle Brunson, Billy Baxter, and Tom McEvoy.

2021 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Chip Stacks After Day 1a

RankPlayerCountryChip Count 
1Mustapha KanitItaly363,500 
2Rittie ChuaprasertUnited States345,700 
3Alex LivingstonCanada319,200 
4David FongUnited States298,500 
5Fabian QuossGermany273,800 
6Billy BaxterUnited States248,600 
7Dragana LimUnited States237,700 
8Vladimir VasilyevUnited States232,000 
9Vidur SethiIndia226,200 
10Ayaz MahmoodUnited States221,200 

Brunson made his first appearance in the Main Event since 2013, and he will move on to Day 2 with 151,000 in chips. The 10-time WSOP champion was up to some of his old tricks, making great reads and dragging big pots late in Day 1.

McEvoy, the 1983 Main Event champion, will also return for Day 2 with 96,900 in chips. The four-time champion is playing in his 37th Main Event and he is looking for his third cash of the series after hitting the pay window in the 2021 $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and $1,500 Seven Card Stud events.

Baxter will return among the leaders after bagging 248,000 chips. The seven-time bracelet winner was a serious contender throughout the day, and he'll have the opportunity to turn one of the bigger stacks into a deep run at the Main Event.

Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson makes his first WSOP Main Event appearance since 2013.

Other notable players making it through to Day 2 include Rittie Chuaprasert (345,700), Alex Livingston (319,200), David Fong (298,500), Fabian Quoss (273,800), and Perry Friedman (195,500).

Damian Salas arrived to defend his 2020 WSOP Main Event championship but he was on the rail before the end of the first level. He first lost almost his entire stack with a turned nut flush and then Peter Gould made a straight with pocket fives against Salas' ace-queen.

Other players not moving on to Day 2 include Calvin Anderson, Upeshka De Silva, Dylan Weisman, Jerod Smith, and 2021 Player of the Year points leader Jake Schwartz.

Damian Salas
Damian Salas' title defense came to a brutal end in level 1.

Day 1b will kick off on Friday at 11 a.m. and play the same five two-hour levels as today. Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews live reporting team to catch all of the action from the floor in the second of six opening flights of the 2021 Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts
Mustapha Kanit363,500-95,800
Rittie Chuaprasert345,7000
Alex Livingston319,20029,200
David Fong298,500298,500
Fabian Quoss273,80068,800
Billy Baxter248,60023,600
Dragana Lim237,70017,700
Vladimir Vasilyev232,000232,000
Vidur Sethi226,200-10,300
Ayaz Mahmood221,20011,200
Ido Aboudi219,100219,100
Adrian Mateos212,5002,500
Roman Hrabec212,10012,100
Jeff Thoney209,90032,900
Doyle Elliott202,200202,200
Yuri Dzivielevski197,20032,200
Yifu He196,600196,600
Perry Friedman195,500-48,500
David Flood193,300193,300
Lewe Thiessen192,000192,000
Eric Stamey189,900118,400
JJ Liu180,20031,300
Justin Lunin-Pack176,6006,600
Todd Ivens174,600-400
Brendan Taylor173,300173,300
Robert Downs172,3000
Gary Leibovitz170,900170,900
Ayodesi Coker169,00014,000
Adam Geyer168,100168,100
Nicholas Lore167,000167,000
Junhyoung Ki166,800166,800
Taylor von Kriegenbergh164,80016,300
Joshua Merrin161,60083,600
Michael Shanahan160,800160,800
Sean Remz158,400158,400
Allison Hollander157,200157,200
Andy Li156,600156,600
Shaan Yuhas153,800153,800
Michael Ramsey153,800153,800
Andy Miller153,700153,700
Doyle Brunson151,00075,000
Manny Olszynko150,400150,400
Ankush Mandavia149,400-10,600
Joseph Roh149,300149,300
Chris Wallace148,00023,000
Brett Rosen147,800147,800
James Hughes146,90068,900
Eben Kurtzman146,800146,800
Dmitrii Perfilev146,00012,500
Christopher Lastiwka144,600144,600
Jeremy Heiskanen144,400-7,600
Matias Salas143,900143,900
Luciano Santos143,600143,600
Daniel Vargas143,200143,200
Cody Slusher143,10015,000
Johnykutty Sam143,000143,000
Nicole Schwartz142,100142,100
Akihide Shimizu139,800139,800
Kenneth Johnson138,200138,200
Charles Lampe138,100138,100
Theodoros Tsianos137,700137,700
Nicolas Betbese137,400-14,600
Avi Mukherjee136,90021,900
Rania Nasreddine136,000110,000
Randall Robinson135,000135,000
Vincent Lam134,10039,100
Brian Frasca133,500133,500
Montgomery Cole131,800131,800
John Cavanaugh131,800131,800
Dominic Picinic130,700130,700
Brad Anderson130,300130,300
Paul Holder130,300130,300
Ranganath Kanchi130,000130,000
David Brightman129,40074,300
Amnon Filippi129,00021,000
Chris Sandrock128,100-11,900
Cristian Paco128,000128,000
Hao Sun126,900126,900
Connor Stuewe126,700126,700
Tuan Huynh126,300126,300
Albert Morrow126,10072,100
Erwin Dewald125,800125,800
Marc Wolpert124,000124,000
Tyler Sigman123,70028,700
Zachary Donovan121,400121,400
Kunal Shah121,200121,200
Charles Lee121,2000
Joseph Melancon121,000121,000
David Berman119,800119,800
John Stolzmann119,300119,300
Aaron Stefan118,000118,000
Raymond Leone117,900117,900
Hye Park117,800117,800
Elliot Smith117,800117,800
Alberto Meran116,90088,900
Allan Le115,0005,000
Alexander Deutsch114,700114,700
Alan Talebi114,600114,600
Angela Jordison114,500114,500
Gary Olson112,600112,600
Michael Devinsky111,800111,800
Steven Begleiter111,700-1,300
Johnnie Moreno111,4000
Dean Murphy111,00068,000
Edo Zucker111,0008,000
Marco Zevola110,100-11,900
Dustin Hufnagel109,00013,500
Deon Mills108,800-16,200
Joseph Barnard107,600107,600
Joshua Larkin107,20080,700
Michael Fisk106,500-1,500
Jon Vallinas105,600105,600
Yuhyun Sung105,500105,500
Antonio Matic105,40027,900
Daan Mulders105,200-38,800
Robert McLaughlin105,000-35,000
Liyingxue Ji104,500104,500
Nissar Quraishi104,500104,500
Breno Silva104,300104,300
Raymond Ross102,300-37,700
Kevin Bayer102,30017,300
Ka Kwan Lau101,200-33,800
Joshua Haddy100,800100,800
Keith Mclaurin100,700100,700
John Thornton100,400100,400
Steve Stolzmann100,100100,100
Eliran Yamin100,000-64,000
Ryan Hiller99,50099,500
Gabriel Andrade99,000-12,000
Dantonio Brown98,90098,900
Rajaee Wazwaz98,40098,400
Miguel Vega98,300-59,700
Joey Weissman98,200-16,800
Thomas Mou98,10098,100
Kevin Chan98,10098,100
Nathan Zimnik98,0000
Christopher Knapp98,00098,000
James Woods97,800-4,100
DJ Buckley97,20034,200
Tom McEvoy96,90028,300
Nghia Le (FL)96,30096,300
Asi Moshe94,90019,900
Nikolas Metaxas94,700-27,300
Robert Brown (MA)94,40094,400
Cory Liptow94,300-70,200
Frank Williams94,10094,100
Oliver Thomas93,8006,800
Hrand Valijani93,60093,600
Robin Eisman92,80092,800
Ronald Hayhurst92,60092,600
Sergio Fernandez Bernal92,10017,100
Frank Cerminara91,600-48,400
Yao Meng91,10091,100
Kyriakos Papadopoulos90,3002,300
Pierre Calamusa90,000-15,000
Tony Hoang90,000-17,300
William McMahon (CA)89,80089,800
Francisco Fragoso88,90043,900
Taus Lilius88,300-85,700
Andrew Grombacher88,10088,100
Antonio Poncio87,60087,600
Laurence Miles87,40087,400
Mark Bailey86,6008,600
Bryce Welker85,90085,900
Roger Jensen85,50085,500
Diogo Veiga85,50085,500
Maxx Coleman84,30014,300
Robel Andemichael83,70083,700
James Jewell83,40083,400
Robert Zeidman82,50082,500
Carl Masters81,70081,700
Komchris Ngoy81,10081,100
Douglas Adkins81,00081,000
Cheng Liu80,9007,900
Kyle Knecht80,70080,700
Warwick Dunnett80,6003,600
Diego Sanchez80,600-28,400
Nick DiVella80,20080,200
Andrew Kagan79,10079,100
Keith Mendonsa78,60078,600
Alex Bolotin78,20078,200
Boris Kasabov77,40031,400
David Dean76,00076,000
Mimi Luu75,70075,700
Clayton Maguire74,60074,600
Melissa Bryne74,200-800
Anton Wigg74,00057,500
James Rice72,5001,500
Glen Peterkin71,50071,500
Mark Wahba71,40016,400
David Farber71,100-34,900
Vincas Tamasauskas71,00011,000
Michael Marder70,900-4,100
Charles Francois69,50069,500
Michael Johnson69,3002,300
Noel Eicher69,200-7,800
Scott McKernan68,3006,300
David Guay68,000-17,000
David Lewis67,800-119,200
David Patent67,50010,500
Fredrik Kaarem66,90066,900
Billy Bailey66,700-25,300
James Sharpe66,600-13,100
Jaime Reyes66,5004,500
Mitch Schock66,20066,200
Donald Peterson65,70065,700
Gordon Davis65,30065,300
Daniel Reijmer64,7002,700
John Dolan64,60064,600
Kevin Berthelsen64,50064,500
Maxwell Young64,40064,400
Jason Koon64,200-7,800
Mike Ruter64,100-5,900
Steve Zolotow64,00064,000
Ying Zhao63,80063,800
Sara Cholhagian63,70063,700
Gytis Lazauninkas63,50063,500
Sammy Bolung63,500-21,500
Raymond Muzyka63,20063,200
Pablo Mariz63,00063,000
Asher Conniff62,30062,300
Mark Davidoff62,00062,000
Noah Boeken61,70045,700
Peter Sippel61,300-14,300
Jason Wandling61,20061,200
Jesse Yaginuma61,00033,000
Ori Eshel60,60060,600
Hien Nguyen60,00060,000
Aravind Miryala58,90058,900
Shawn Vance58,70058,700
Brian Brunner58,40058,400
Scott Neuman58,30058,300
Shalev Halfa57,70057,700
Ori Goldman57,70057,700
Eric Kurtzman57,6007,600
Jamil Kanji57,50057,500
Jerry Wong57,300-172,700
Ryan Snow56,100-10,400
Aymon Hata55,800-29,700
Starr Bridge55,30055,300
Adam Richardson55,000-300
Iakov Onuchin54,90054,900
Clement Bonnant54,50054,500
Jim McManus54,400
Diego Ventura53,800-21,200
Michael Santos53,40053,400
Vafa Rakshani52,6002,400
Avi Cohen52,300-3,200
Suat Egilli52,10052,100
John Sable51,90051,900
Parker Drew51,70051,700
Karim Depicciotto51,70051,700
Haim Gabay51,600-39,400
Zachary Mcdiarmid51,60051,600
Tolga Demirel51,30051,300
Jonathan Hanner51,00051,000
Edwin Yancey50,70033,700
Chau Bao Nguyen50,70050,700
Young Phan50,50050,500
Maryann Wegh50,500-5,100
Craig Mason50,000-22,000
Joseph Weisman50,00050,000
Andrea Vezzani49,60049,600
Amar Singer49,30049,300
Kelly Minkin49,100-13,900
Adam Brownstone48,80048,800
Elilton Gouveia48,60048,600
Gustavo Morales47,80047,800
John Gallenberg47,20047,200
Steve Chanthabouasy47,0002,000
Robert Doyle46,40046,400
Adam Szigeti46,20046,200
Eric Adelstein45,5000
Michael Ziemba44,60044,600
James Karamanis43,70043,700
Steven Gomric43,50043,500
Abraham Faroni43,300-4,700
Seth Davies42,100-28,900
Robert Samuels42,00042,000
Matthew Mueller41,900-30,100
Rafal Michalowski41,700-24,700
Joshua Field41,50041,500
Behrooz Jamshidi41,40041,400
Edward Holstein41,10041,100
Alfredo Govea40,60040,600
Nicholas Danias40,50040,500
Ralph Duda40,00040,000
Stephan Guy39,6000
Tam Nguyen (AZ)38,90038,900
Chris Backhouse38,40019,400
Ori Hasson38,300-6,700
Roberto Perez37,40037,400
Javier Gomez37,40037,400
Joshua Gordon36,0006,500
James Ivey35,800-1,200
Gary Fessia35,80035,800
Brian Hinkle35,100-9,700
Alexandros Theologis34,300-16,700
Andrew Moon33,50033,500
Tom Dobrilovic32,90032,900
Sihao Zhang32,30032,300
Eimantas Adomavicius31,70031,700
Quirin Heinz31,30031,300
Jose Latorre31,20031,200
David Schwartz30,100-25,900
Timothy Walter29,70029,700
Timothy Miles29,700-3,300
Sam Grafton29,000-6,000
Benton Blakeman28,90028,900
Adekunle Olonoh28,200-77,200
Scotter Clark27,0001,400
Jason Sagle25,90025,900
Hyun Kim25,70025,700
Jason Castro25,00025,000
Nicholas Luczyk24,80024,800
Dany Georges24,80024,800
Hong Li24,30024,300
Brandon Conrad23,90023,900
Shahar Levi23,500-1,500
Matthew Ashton23,500-500
Fausto Valladares23,30023,300
Hector Marquez22,10022,100
Steven Nichols21,90021,900
Rod Danger21,10021,100
Tal Noach20,40020,400
Abraham Mobley20,30020,300
Manuel Barros19,60019,600
Kao Saetern19,10019,100
Julian Parmann19,10019,100
Brian Okin18,600-16,400
Ben Lindemulder18,50018,500
Michael Matthews18,10018,100
Travis Cochran-Kilman16,10016,100
Steven Sollitto15,50015,500
Donald White15,400-20,600
Daniel Niedbalski15,40015,400
Philippe Culot15,000-48,000
Paul McMullin14,200-33,300
Callum Airey14,10014,100
Justin Zaki13,50013,500
Ryan Van Sanford13,300-61,700
Cruz Hernandez12,00012,000
John Reiter11,60011,600
Barbara Ouellette11,20011,200
Raffaello Locatelli10,90010,900
Wongook Choi9,1009,100
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick7,400-37,400
Josh Lagatta4,0004,000
Daniel Morgan1-83,399
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:41 PM Local Time
Day 1a Completed

Day 1a generated a field of 523 entries and 348 players survived the day. Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:35 PM Local Time
Moreno Sends One Out Late

Johnnie Moreno

Johnnie Moreno had an opponent all in and at risk on the flop    .

Johnnie Moreno:   
Opponent:   

Moreno was ahead with his pocket aces but he had to dodge some outs.

The turn was the   and the river was   as Moreno held to score the knockout.

Johnnie Moreno111,4008,300
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:24 PM Local Time
Last Five Hands Announced

Tournament staff has stopped the clock with ten minutes remaining and all those still in contention will play five hands prior to bagging and tagging.

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:23 PM Local Time
Mateos Loses Some; Gets it All Back

Adrian Mateos raised to 1,500 and was called by Amnon Filippi, Chris Sandrock and Warwick Dunnett in the big blind. They checked the     flop and Sandrock bet the   turn for 3,000, earning two calls.

On the   river, Sandrock checked and Dunnett bet 6,000. Only Mateos called and mucked an inferior flush when Dunnett revealed the   .

Shortly after, Mateos tangled in a big pot with Sandrock as they went all the way to the       river with 80,000 in the middle. Mateos bet 52,200 and Sandrock eventually folded.

Adrian Mateos210,00017,000
Chris Sandrock140,000-15,000
Amnon Filippi108,000-32,000
Warwick Dunnett77,00047,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Lam Takes One Down

The action folded around to the button who raised to 1,500 and Vincent Lam defended the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Lam check-called a bet of 1,500.

The   landed on the turn and both players checked to see the  . Lam threw out a bet of 2,100 and his opponent quickly mucked.

Vincent Lam95,000-12,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:16 PM Local Time
Bridge Brings In The Chips

Starr Bridge opened from under the gun to 1,500. He was called by a player in early position, middle position, the button, and both blinds.

It went six ways to the flop which came    . The action check to the player on the button who bet 1,500. Bridge called as well as the player in middle position.

The action checked through the   turn.

The   complete the board. Bridge led with a bet of 5,000 and was called by the player in middle position.

Bridge table    for top pair. His opponent mucked.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:10 PM Local Time
Von Kriegenbergh Gets Caught Bluffing

On a     flop, Taylor von Kriegenbergh check-called a bet of 2,800 from Jeff Thoney.

the   on the turn got checked by both players and when the   landed on the river Von Kriegenbergh fired out a bet of 10,000. Thoney thought about it for about ten seconds and as soon as he put in the call Von Kriegenbergh mucked his hand. Thoney followed suit and took the pot without showdown.

Jeff Thoney177,000177,000
Taylor von Kriegenbergh148,50038,500
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:07 PM Local Time
Fisk Rockets Back Up

Michael Fisk was in middle position and called a preflop raise to 13,300 from the small blind player.

The flop came     and after the small blind player checked, Fisk jammed for his 40,200 remaining chips. The small blind player called.

Michael Fisk:   
Opponent:   

Fisk was ahead but needed to fade a jack or a spade. The board ran out   and  . Fisk previously mentioned his nickname was "Suck Out", but now he insists it's "Bad Beat". Either way, his aces were good enough for the pot to keep his tournament life alive.

Michael Fisk108,00028,000
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:02 PM Local Time
Betbese Turns the Nuts

Nicolas Betbese bet the      turn for 12,000 and then instantly called a shove to get shown the    by his opponent. Betbese had the nuts with the    for the ace-high flush and the   river was a formality.

Nicolas Betbese152,0009,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time
Lim Puts Faroni to the Test

Dragana Lim

The action was found on the completed board of       and 60,000 already in the middle.

Dragana Lim shoved for about 150,000, easily enough to cover her opponent Abraham Faroni.

After a long tank, Faroni sent his cards into the muck.

"Show the bluff," encouraged one of her tablemates.

Lim showed the table    for two pair.

"That's the only way I was going to win the pot," said Lim. "Did you have me beat"?

"No," said Faroni.

Lim has now moved past 200,000 in chips as the last level of the night nears its end.

Dragana Lim220,00059,300
Abraham Faroni48,00048,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:00 PM Local Time
Quoss Recovers Some Previous Losses

Five ways to the     flop, a player in early position bet 3,500 and Fabian Quoss called, as did the big blind. The   turn was checked and the flop aggressor bet another 15,000, which only Quoss called. The   river was checked to Quoss and he jammed for an effective 41,600, as that's what his table neighbour had left. No call followed as Quoss raked in the pot.

Fabian Quoss205,000-55,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:56 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts Late on Day 1a
Alex Livingston290,000-17,000
Ayaz Mahmood210,000134,000
Yuri Dzivielevski165,000-17,500
Ankush Mandavia160,00015,000
Robert McLaughlin140,00010,000
Chris Wallace125,000-30,000
Nathan Zimnik98,00040,000
Tyler Sigman95,000-55,000
James Woods86,000-13,000
Diego Ventura75,00010,000
Mike Ruter70,00018,500
Matthew Ashton24,0007,000
Matas Cimbolas0-45,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:54 PM Local Time
Schwartz Check-Raise Gets Through

On a flop of     there were four players in the hand and the action checked to Ryan Snow in position who bet 2,500. The small blind check-raised to 5,500 and the player on his left made the call.

David Schwartz was next to act and put in three-bet to 12,000 which was enough to get all three opponents to muck their hands.

Ryan Snow66,5008,500
David Schwartz56,0008,300
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:54 PM Local Time
Chuaprasert Makes Hero Call

Rittie Chuaprasert was facing a bet of 24,000 on a board showing       and took some time to contemplate the decision. After counting out the chips, Chuaprasert made the call and was shown    by his opponent. Chuaprasert flipped over    for a pair of tens to rake in another sizeable pot.

Rittie Chuaprasert346,6000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:36 PM Local Time
Updated Counts on ClubGG Qualifiers
Cory Liptow164,5006,500
Dustin Hufnagel95,50017,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:36 PM Local Time
Chuaprasert Raises Out Opponent

The flop read    . The big stack of Rittie Chuaprasert was facing a bet of 2,000 from his opponent. He thought for a few moments before raising to 5,500. His opponent checked her cards and folded after a bit.

Chuaprasert showed the   and took down more chips to his stack.

Rittie Chuaprasert279,000-8,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:29 PM Local Time
Wong Wins Four-Way Pot

Jerry Wong

There was a raise to 1,500 from the player in the hijack. He was called by Jerry Wong from the cutoff and both the small and big blind.

The flop came    . The action check to the original raiser and he continued for 1,300. He was called by all three opponents.

The turn card brought the  . The action checked around to Wong. He fired 14,000, just over a pot sized bet which got all his opponents to fold.

Jerry Wong230,00040,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time
Santos Fires All Streets

Ross Santos raised under the gun to 1,500 and the player on his left three-bet to 3,000. The action folded back around to Santos and he called.

On the     flop, Santos took the lead, firing for 2,500 and his opponent called.

On the   turn, Santos continued for a bet of 6,000 and got called.

The   hit the river and Santos fired for a third time, this time choosing to bet 18,000 and that was enough to put his opponent out of the hand.

Alex Livingston307,00026,000
Ross Santos178,000178,000
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