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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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Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:41 AM Local Time
Berry Collects Small Pot

Will Berry

Will Berry raised to 500 from the cutoff and the big blind defended.

The     flop was checked to Berry who won the pot with a 400 uncontested continuation bet.

Will Berry63,4003,400
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:41 AM Local Time
Zhu Looking for More

Yueqi Zhu

Yueqi "Rich" Zhu took his seat in the Amazon room and will be looking for his eighth cash of the 2021 WSOP. Zhu won his sole WSOP title in the 2018 Mixed Omaha event and has also been the runner-up in WSOP bracelet events on four separate occasions.

The cutoff raised to 600 and the small blind called before Zhu three-bet to 2,200. The cutoff tanked briefly before folding and the small blind quickly sent his cards into the muck.

Zhu dragged the pot to get some early momentum on Day 1.

Yueqi Zhu69,5009,500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:37 AM Local Time
Prociak, Skhulukhiya & Jattin Join Day 1c
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya60,00060,000
David Prociak60,00060,000
Farid Jattin60,00060,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:28 AM Local Time
Farber Off To A Good Start

In a raised pot, the flop brought in the     flop. Thomas Moore, in the big blind, check-called the 1,100 bet from Jay Farber.

The   appeared on the turn and this time Moore check-folded after Farber's 2,800 bet.

Jay Farber80,00016,000
Thomas Moore67,00067,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:25 AM Local Time
Brinkenhoff Raises

Action was picked up on the turn as the board read     . Joseph Tauber bet 1,200 before Michael Brinkenhoff raised to 4,200.

Tauber folded his hand and Brinkenhoff won another pot with a flop three-bet, having scooped one in similar fashion in the previous hand.

Michael Brinkenhoff80,00080,000
Joseph Tauber53,00053,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:20 AM Local Time
Astedt Wins With Continuation Bet

After a rough first hour, Niklas Astedt raised from middle position and only the big blind defended to see the     flop.

After the big blind check before folding to Astedt's 700 continuation bet.

Niklas Astedt21,300-700
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:19 AM Local Time
Ensan Keeps Firing

Hossein Ensan

Orlando Cabrera raised to 600 from the hijack and the 2019 Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan three-bet to 1,800 from the button. The action folded back around to Cabrera who made the call.

On the     flop, Cabrera check-called Ensan's 1,600 bet.

Cabrera checked to Ensan again on the   who continued to put the pressure with a bet of 4,300.

Cabrera surrendered the pot and the dealer pushed the chips Ensan's way.

Hossein Ensan68,0008,000
Orlando Cabrera55,70055,700
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:17 AM Local Time
Astedt Doubles With Ladies

Niklas Astedt

Niklas Astedt was down to just 10,000 chips and saw a flop from under the gun against the button and the big blind.

The button bet 300 on the     flop and the big blind called. Astedt then check-shoved and only the big blind called.

Niklas Astedt:   
Big Blind:   

Astedt's ladies were ahead of the pair of eights of his opponent and the Swedish pro held as the board ran out   .

"Almost got rid of me," Astedt laughed.

Niklas Astedt22,000-38,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:13 AM Local Time
Aoki Applies Pressure

With around 1,600 in the pot on the     flop, Mikiyo Aoki bet 1,600 and the small blind called.

The small blind bet 1,600 on the   turn and Aoki called. The river came  .

The small blind slowly put together chips for a bet but ultimately checked on the   river. Aoki fired 3,000 and her opponent folded.

"I was going to bet," her opponent said.

"King was no good." Aoki responded.

Mikiyo Aoki71,0007,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:12 AM Local Time
Jacks Are Good for Schmidt

Michael Klingerman opened to 600 and was called by Shahin Shojaeyan and Christopher Basile. Brandon Schmidt, on the button, three-bet to 2,200 and only Shojaeyan called.

The flop came     and Shojaeyan check-called Schmidt's 4,000 continuation bet.

Action checked through on the   turn and the   river. Schmidt tabled    to claim the pot, while Shojaeyan sent his    into the muck.

Brandon Schmidt72,00072,000
Michael Klingerman57,00057,000
Shahin Shojaeyan55,00055,000
Christopher Basile40,00040,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:11 AM Local Time
Kidokoro Forces Out Opponent

Action was picked up on the river on a board that read      . Takahiro Kidokoro bet 11,000 into a pot of about 9,000.

His opponent thought for about 20 seconds before pitching his cards back to the dealer; sending the pot to Kidokoro.

Takahiro Kidokoro85,00085,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:09 AM Local Time
Yockey Climbing Early

Bryce Yockey raised to 1,800 from the cutoff and the big blind called.

The flop was     and the big blind checked. Yockey bet 1,600 and his opponent raised to 4,500. After tanking for a few brief moments, Yockey got away from it.

Yockey has had a decent start to the day and has a stack over 75,000

Bryce Yockey75,50015,500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:03 AM Local Time
Some Counts in Section Orange
Allen Pock62,00062,000
Ryan Hagerty62,0002,000
Bryce Yockey60,00060,000
Cord Garcia60,000
Yueqi Zhu60,00060,000
Jonas Mackoff57,00057,000
Ben Underwood55,00055,000
Lucas Greenwood54,00054,000
Daniel Maor50,00050,000
Eric Hicks40,00040,000
Sam Greenwood24,50024,500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:54 AM Local Time
Veilleux Scoops With Tens Full

With the board reading     , Theirry Veilleux check-raised the 400 bet from Tawab Hessam to 1,500. Hessam made the call.

The   hit the river and Veilleux continued for 3,300. Hessam made the call and was shown the bad news when Veilleux tabled    for tens full, which beat his   .

Veilleux won three tournaments to freeroll his way to the Main Event and has aspirations of replicating fellow countryman and 2010 Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel.

Thierry Veilleux57,50057,500
Tawab Hessam45,20045,200
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:50 AM Local Time
More Faces and Chip Counts
James M. Miller64,00064,000
John Petit60,00060,000
Kevin Trent60,00060,000
Wooram Cho60,00060,000
Terry Boutcher60,00060,000
Phuoc Nguyen58,00058,000
Gyuhoon Kang46,00046,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:48 AM Local Time
More Faces From Orange
David Sheinin60,00060,000
Jungwon Kim60,00060,000
Youjin Jang60,00060,000
Soo Jo Kim60,00060,000
Seokyoung Lee60,00060,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:46 AM Local Time
Hartje Folds Kings Preflop

Colby Hartje was put in a tough spot in Level 1, he as he had bet 15,500 preflop, in what appeared to be a four-bet from the big blind.

The player on the button, John Bolton five-bet jammed all in. Hartje leaned back and said "I'm gonna need a minute" but ended up folding    face up fairly quickly, deciding not to commit all of his chips in the first hour of the day.

"Good fold?" he enquired, Bolton gave away no information as he raked in the pot.

John Bolton78,00078,000
Colby Hartje31,00031,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:39 AM Local Time
Ballard Flops Straight and Doubles

Christopher Ballard was seen scooping a huge pot, leaving his opponent with just 600 chips.

The board read       with Ballard's    being the winner.

His opponent had    and after all the chips got in on the turn it was Ballard who came out on top with the straight.

Christopher Ballard114,000114,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:35 AM Local Time
Aoki Calls a Bluff

Mikiyo Aoki

With around 1,600 in the pot and     on the board, 2021 Ladies Championship third-place finisher Mikiyo Aoki check-called a 1,000 bet from the player on the button.

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

Aoki checked once more and the button fired 1,600. Aoki called and her opponent reluctantly turned over   . Aoki had    to take the pot with ace high.

Mikiyo Aoki64,0004,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:33 AM Local Time
Good Start for Gu

The action was picked up on the      board. Douglas Lafreniere bet 2,700 and before calling Christopher Gu 7,200 three-bet.

The   completed the run out and both players checked. The pot was sent to Gu who held    for a pair of nines, besting Lafreniere's   .

Christopher Gu71,00071,000
Douglas Lafreniere51,00051,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander