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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
  • Prizepool: $62,011,250
  • Entries: 6,650
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 15, 2021 1:30 AM Local Time
Park Leads the Final 36 in the 2021 WSOP Main Event; Aldemir, Colillas and "Papo MC" Among the Big Stacks

Hye Park

The 2021 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event is down to the final 36 hopefuls out of a field of 6,650 entries. All those still in contention have locked up a decent portion of the $62,011,250 already and will pad their bankrolls with a payday of at least $198,550. However, all eyes are set on the days to come as a new World Champion will be crowned at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Day 6 concluded with three dozen contenders still in the mix and Hye Park topped the leaderboard with a stack of 29,500,000. During the late stages, Park notched up several knockouts to surpass Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (24,905,000) and Joshua Remitio (21,490,000) on the overnight leaderboard. For Remitio, the tournament has already surpassed all expectations as he admitted in table chat that his previous biggest buy-in was a mere $300.

"I'm just taking it one level at a time. I am kind of shocked I've made it this far. This is my first main event and I don't really play any tournaments to begin with. I'm just trying to wake up from this dream," Remitio said after he had bagged up the third-biggest stack on Day 6. He has been studying for the last two years and locked up the far biggest cash on the live poker circuit already.

Top 10 in Chips After Day 6 of the 2021 WSOP Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hye ParkUnited States29,500,000123
2Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada24,905,000104
3Joshua RemitioUnited States21,490,00090
4Chase BianchiUnited States20,765,00087
5Koray AldemirGermany18,905,00079
6George HolmesUnited States18,425,00077
7Ramon ColillasSpain18,200,00076
8Alejandro LococoArgentina17,950,00075
9Ozgur SecilmisTurkey14,700,00061
10David CabreraSpain14,530,00061

Among the notables with big stacks are also Chase Bianchi, Koray Aldemir, Ramon Colillas, Alejandro Lococo, and David Cabrera. The Argentinian rapper Lococo, who is known under his stage name "Papo MC" finished Day 6 inside the top 10 after his late surge in the final level culminated in the elimination of Tyler Cornell.

Bianchi built his stack throughout the day with a smile on his face. "This is my first Main Event cash. I'm just trying to enjoy it and blast away." For many other hopefuls, the deep run is a dream come true including Matthew Jewett: "I wake up every day having to pinch myself. I've dreamt about this my entire life."

Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro \"Papo MC\" Lococo

Chance Kornuth finished the day just outside of the top 10 and continues to shine in the 2021 WSOP, during which he won his third career gold bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. Other notables returning for Day 7 include Jareth East, Jesse Lonis, the WSOP bracelet winners Robert Mitchell and Mitchell Halverson, as well as Nicolas Dumont.

Two GGPoker qualifiers are also still in the hunt for the top prize of $8 million. Sean Ragozzini made it through with 13,435,000 in chips while ClubGG qualifier Vasu Amarapu follows not far behind with 10,290,000.

Vasu Amarapu
Vasu Amarapu is living the qualifier's dream after winning a seat for $49.99 on ClubGG.

Big Names Fall on Day 6

Day 6 commenced with 96 contenders and several big names were among them. Stephen Chidwick started with one of the bigger stacks but his Main Event run came to an end during the first level of the day. After dropping into the middle of the pack, the Brit took a flip with ace-queen against pocket nines and flopped top pair. However, Mitchell Halverson rivered a straight to send Chidwick to the rail.

John Morgan turned a flush to eliminate Yuri Dzivielevski and Stephen Song ran into the flopped flush of Ruslan Dykshteyn. Right before the first break, Asher Conniff had his aces cracked by the ace-queen suited of Lewis Spencer.

During the second level of the day, Morgan was dominated with ace-five suited against the ace-ten of Abhinav Iyer and found no help on a jack-high board. In the hours that followed thereafter, the hopes of an even deeper run also ended for Chris Dowling, aforementioned WSOP bracelet winner Iyer, Ehsan Amiri, Nick Petrangelo, Robert Cowen, Alex Goulder, and 2021 WSOP bracelet winner Tyler Cornell.

End of the Road for Nanji and Lim

Among the 96 returning players were also two women as well. Fatima Nanji and Dragana Lim were aiming to make it through another day and keep their hopes alive of reaching the final table. Nanji had taken part in some events during the early stages of the festival and returned on short notice from Canada to participate in the Main Event. That decision certainly paid off as Nanji collected $68,900 for her 90th place finish.

Lim was among the big stacks on the previous two days and continued her path to success with a double elimination. However, she eventually had to settle for 64th place after her ace-king ended up second-best to ace-queen on the feature table. Lim intends to use her $95,700 payday to build her own Animal Foundation.

Fatima Nanji
Fatima Nanji

Upon completion of five two-hour levels, Day 6 concluded with 36 players remaining. They will return for Day 7 on Monday, November 15, at noon local time. The recommencing blinds will be 120,000-240,000 with a big blind ante of 240,000. Day 7 is scheduled to play down to the nine-handed final table and the PokerNews team will be back then to provide all the key hands from start to finish.

Monday, November 15, 2021 12:52 AM Local Time
End of Day 6 Chip Counts
Hye Park29,500,0004,500,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos24,905,0007,005,000
Joshua Remitio21,490,000-2,070,000
Chase Bianchi20,765,000965,000
Koray Aldemir18,905,0005,000
George Holmes18,425,0001,425,000
Ramon Colillas18,200,000-500,000
Alejandro Lococo17,950,00050,000
Ozgur Secilmis14,700,000900,000
David Cabrera14,530,000505,000
Chance Kornuth13,645,000645,000
Arkadi Onikoul13,460,0005,120,000
Sean Ragozzini13,435,000235,000
Jareth East13,085,000285,000
Philipe Pizzari Pinto12,940,00040,000
Andreas Kniep11,185,0000
Matthew Jewett10,550,000-50,000
Vasu Amarapu10,290,000790,000
Jung Woo10,290,000290,000
Stephen Gerber10,100,0000
Lewis Spencer9,765,0002,265,000
Robert Mitchell7,380,000-20,000
Norbert Koh7,265,000-2,010,000
Nicolas Vayssieres6,705,000-1,395,000
Mitchell Halverson6,370,000-30,000
Jesse Lonis6,259,000309,000
Jack Oliver6,045,00045,000
Jonathan Dwek5,945,000705,000
Nicolas Dumont5,260,000-1,440,000
Glynn Beebe4,575,000425,000
Matthew Schulte3,515,000-185,000
Denys Prydvor3,095,000-5,000
Matija Dobric2,801,000-1,299,000
Ronnie Abro2,490,000240,000
Ruslan Dykshteyn2,200,000-250,000
Roongsak Griffeth2,120,000-2,640,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:35 AM Local Time
Day 6 Completed

Day 6 is officially over with 36 players remaining. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Monday, November 15, 2021 12:34 AM Local Time
Jewett Wins Final Pot of the Night

Matthew Jewett raised to 430,000 from the button and Alejandro Lococo defended his big blind.

The flop came    , Lococo check-raised the 275,000 continuation-bet of Jewett to 1,100,000 and got called.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Lococo checked for the final time. Jewett fired a bet of 1,025,000 over the line. Lococo contemplated for a bit and then folded.

Koray Aldemir18,900,000-100,000
Alejandro Lococo17,900,000-1,700,000
Sean Ragozzini13,200,0000
Jareth East12,800,000700,000
Matthew Jewett10,600,0001,100,000
Jung Woo10,000,000-500,000
Robert Mitchell7,400,000-100,000
Mitchell Halverson6,400,000500,000
Denys Prydvor3,100,0000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:23 AM Local Time
A Full House for Ragozzini

Sean Ragozzini raised to 400,000 from the hijack and Robert Mitchell defended his big blind.

The flop came    , Mitchell check-called the 200,000 bet of Ragozzini.

The turn was the  , Mitchell checked again. This time, Ragozzini bet 450,000 and Mitchell came along to the   on the river.

Mitchell checked for the final time, Ragozzini took his time to consider his options and then decided to bet 2,500,000 which Mitchell called. Ragozzini tabled the    for the flopped full house and the pot as Mitchell mucked.

Alejandro Lococo19,600,000-35,000
Koray Aldemir19,000,000-700,000
Sean Ragozzini13,200,0003,900,000
Jareth East12,100,000500,000
Jung Woo10,500,000-500,000
Matthew Jewett9,500,0000
Robert Mitchell7,500,000-2,900,000
Mitchell Halverson5,900,000-100,000
Denys Prydvor3,100,000-1,000,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:21 AM Local Time
Last Three Hands Announced

Shortly after the final four tables were reached, the clocks were stopped with 10 minutes remaining in the level. All 36 contenders will play another three hands before bagging and tagging.

Monday, November 15, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time
Cornell Eliminated by Lococo

Tyler Cornell

The action kicked off with an open raise to 400,000 by Alejandro Lococo and Tyler Cornell three-bet to 1.5 million in the big blind, earning a call from Lococo. The     flop brought a bet worth 900,000 by Cornell and Lococo came along, giving it just brief consideration.

On the   turn, Cornell announced all-in and Lococo asked for a count. The shove was for 4.61 million and it took just 90 seconds for Lococo to mull over the decision and call.

Tyler Cornell:   
Alejandro Lococo:   

Cornell vaulted out of his seat and so did the rapper from Argentina. The river was a blank   and just like that, Cornell was eliminated in 37th place for $163,900.

Alejandro Lococo19,635,0007,135,000
Tyler Cornell0-6,800,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:15 AM Local Time
Goulder Can't Crack Jacks

Alex Goulder

Alex Goulder moved all in from early position and was called from the big blind David Cabrera.

Alex Goulder:   
David Cabrera:   

Goulder would need serious help to survive. The flop came    , the turn was the   and the river finished him off as the   came down to cut the field by one more.

David Cabrera14,025,0001,065,000
Alex Goulder0-3,600,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:11 AM Local Time
Jewett Makes East Fold

Jareth East raised to 450,000 from under the gun and Matthew Jewett three-bet to 1,300,000 from the cutoff. The action folded back to East who tanked for over 90 seconds before making the call.

The flop came    , East checked and Jewett continued with a bet of 1,300,000 for East to fold.

Koray Aldemir19,700,000-1,300,000
Jareth East11,600,000-1,300,000
Jung Woo11,000,0001,300,000
Robert Mitchell10,400,000800,000
Matthew Jewett9,500,0001,300,000
Sean Ragozzini9,300,000-500,000
Mitchell Halverson6,000,000-400,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:08 AM Local Time
Bianchi Chips Up with a Flush

Chase Bianchi opened for a raise to 450,000 from early position and Ramon Colillas called from the button while Lewis Spencer came along from the big blind.

The flop was     and Spencer checked. Bianchi bet 500,000 and Colillas raised to 1,400,000. Spencer folded and Bianchi called.

The turn was   and both players checked to see the river  .

Bianchi fired 3,700,000 and Colillas called. Bianchi turned over    for the flush and Colillas mucked the losing hand.

Chase Bianchi19,800,0006,300,000
Ramon Colillas18,700,000-6,100,000
Lewis Spencer7,500,000-700,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time
Bianchi Calls Pinto River Bet

Philipe Pizzari Pinto raised to 450,000 and Chase Bianchi three-bet 1,200,000 from the button. Pinto called and the flop was    .

Both players checked the flop and the turn was  . Pinto bet 950,000 and Bianchi called.

The river was  . Pinto fired 1,800,000 and Bianchi went into the tank for a brief time before calling. Pinto turned over   , but Bianchi had    to take the pot.

Chase Bianchi13,500,0003,900,000
Philipe Pizzari Pinto12,900,000-3,900,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time
Lonis Wakes up with Aces

Joshua Remitio opened to 400,000 in early position and was called by Ruslan Dykshteyn on the button. Jesse Lonis pushed all in for 2,585,000 and Remitio re-shoved all in, forcing Dykshteyn to get out of the way.

Jesse Lonis:   
Joshua Remitio:   

The flop came     and Lonis remained in the lead with his pocket aces. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Lonis scored a double up.

Dykshteyn came back to the table slightly disgruntled and mentioned that he folded pocket nines which would have been good for quads.

Joshua Remitio23,560,000-2,240,000
Jesse Lonis5,950,0002,475,000
Ruslan Dykshteyn2,450,000-770,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:59 PM Local Time
Aldemir Goes to 21 Million

Koray Aldemir completed his small blind and Robert Mitchell opted to check in the big blind.

The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. Aldemir bet 200,000 for Mitchell to call.

The river completed the board with the  . Aldemir continued with a bet of 320,000 for Mitchell to fold.

Koray Aldemir21,000,000700,000
Jareth East12,900,000400,000
Sean Ragozzini9,800,000700,000
Jung Woo9,700,000-1,200,000
Robert Mitchell9,600,000300,000
Matthew Jewett8,200,000-500,000
Mitchell Halverson6,400,000-400,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:56 PM Local Time
Kornuth Eliminates Cowen

Robert Cowen

The action folded to Chance Kornuth in the small blind, who moved all-in into a short-stacked Robert Cowen in the big blind. Cowen called off with his tournament life on the line.

Robert Cowen:   
Chance Kornuth:   

Cowen was ahead with ace-high but Kornuth took the lead on the flop of     and held as the board ran out   .

Chance Kornuth13,000,000-700,000
Robert Cowen0-2,900,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:53 PM Local Time
Colillas Gets the Call

Ramon Colillas raised to 400,000 and Nicolas Dumont called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Dumont checked. Colillas bet another 400,000 and Dumont called.

The turn was   and both players checked to see the river  .

Dumont fired 600,000 and Colillas raised to 2,000,000. Dumont went into the take for a moment and called. Colillas showed    to take the pot while Dumont mucked the losing hand.

Ramon Colillas24,800,0003,100,000
Philipe Pizzari Pinto16,800,000400,000
Chase Bianchi9,600,000100,000
Lewis Spencer8,200,0000
Nicolas Vayssieres8,100,000-700,000
Nicolas Dumont6,700,000-3,100,000
Jack Oliver6,000,000-500,000
Matthew Schulte3,700,000-900,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Cabrera Sends More to Kiriopoulos

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

A three-way pot was in progress on the turn as the board read     . From early position, Demosthenes Kiriopoulos bet 650,000. David Cabrera called from the hijack and Roongsak Griffeth folded the big blind.

The   came on the river. Kiriopoulos bet again, this time for 2,125,000. Cabrera assessed his new nemesis once again for several moments. After about a minute he called.

Kiriopoulos tabled the    which was good as Cabrera mucked and more of his chips went over two seats over to his right.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos17,900,0002,390,000
David Cabrera12,960,000-5,410,000
Roongsak Griffeth4,760,000-290,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:50 PM Local Time
Cornell Pays Off Koh

Tyler Cornell defended the big blind against the cutoff raise by Norbert Koh and check-called a bet on the     flop. On the   turn, Cornell check-called for 1,050,000 and checked agin the   on the river.

Koh now bet 1,800,000 and Cornell reluctantly called to get shown    for the nut flush by Koh.

Norbert Koh9,275,0004,275,000
Tyler Cornell6,800,000-3,610,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Secilmis Takes Small Pot Off Remitio

In a limped battle of the blinds, Ugur Secilmis bet the     flop for 300,000 and Joshua Remitio called out of the big blind. The   turn went check, check, and Secilmis then bet again the   river for 775,000. Remitio called after brief consideration and mucked when Secilmis revealed the    for aces and jacks.

Joshua Remitio25,800,000-1,700,000
Ozgur Secilmis13,800,0001,000,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:44 PM Local Time
Oliver Looks Up Bianchi

Jack Oliver limped in from middle position and Chase Bianchi called from the small blind. Ramon Colillas checked his option and the flop came    .

Bianchi bet 350,000 and Colillas got out of the way while Oliver called.

The turn was   and both players checked. The river was  .

Bianchi checked and Oliver bet 600,000. Bianchi check-raised to 2,490,000, enough to put Oliver all-in, and Oliver called quickly.

Bianchi had    and a missed straight draw. Oliver turned over    for the flush to take the pot.

Ramon Colillas21,700,0002,700,000
Chase Bianchi9,500,000-4,300,000
Jack Oliver6,500,0003,500,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time
East Keeps on Stacking

Jareth East raised to 425,000 from the cutoff and Matthew Jewett defended his big blind.

The flop came    , Jewett check-called the 580,000 continuation-bet of East.

The turn was the   to pair the board up. Jewett checked again. This time, East barreled a bet of 1,250,000 over the line for Jewett to give up.

Koray Aldemir20,300,0000
Jareth East12,500,0001,300,000
Jung Woo10,900,0000
Robert Mitchell9,300,000-100,000
Sean Ragozzini9,100,0000
Matthew Jewett8,700,000-1,200,000
Mitchell Halverson6,800,0000