Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:41 AM Local Time
Berry Collects Small Pot
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 Berry||63,400||3,400 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:41 AM Local Time
Zhu Looking for More
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 Zhu||69,500||9,500 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:37 AM Local Time
Prociak, Skhulukhiya & Jattin Join Day 1c
|Giorgiy Skhulukhiya||60,000||60,000 |
|David Prociak||60,000||60,000 |
|Farid Jattin||60,000||60,000 |
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 Farber||80,000||16,000 |
|Thomas Moore||67,000||67,000 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:25 AM Local Time
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 Brinkenhoff||80,000||80,000 |
|Joseph Tauber||53,000||53,000 |
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 Astedt||21,300||-700 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:19 AM Local Time
Ensan Keeps Firing
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 Ensan||68,000||8,000 |
|Orlando Cabrera||55,700||55,700 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:17 AM Local Time
Astedt Doubles With Ladies
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.
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 Astedt||22,000||-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 Aoki||71,000||7,000 |
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 Schmidt||72,000||72,000 |
|Michael Klingerman||57,000||57,000 |
|Shahin Shojaeyan||55,000||55,000 |
|Christopher Basile||40,000||40,000 |
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 Kidokoro||85,000||85,000 |
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 Yockey||75,500||15,500 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 11:03 AM Local Time
Some Counts in Section Orange
|Allen Pock||62,000||62,000 |
|Ryan Hagerty||62,000||2,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||60,000||60,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||60,000||60,000 |
|Jonas Mackoff||57,000||57,000 |
|Ben Underwood||55,000||55,000 |
|Lucas Greenwood||54,000||54,000 |
|Daniel Maor||50,000||50,000 |
|Eric Hicks||40,000||40,000 |
|Sam Greenwood||24,500||24,500 |
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 Veilleux||57,500||57,500 |
|Tawab Hessam||45,200||45,200 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:50 AM Local Time
More Faces and Chip Counts
|James M. Miller||64,000||64,000 |
|John Petit||60,000||60,000 |
|Kevin Trent||60,000||60,000 |
|Wooram Cho||60,000||60,000 |
|Terry Boutcher||60,000||60,000 |
|Phuoc Nguyen||58,000||58,000 |
|Gyuhoon Kang||46,000||46,000 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:48 AM Local Time
More Faces From Orange
|David Sheinin||60,000||60,000 |
|Jungwon Kim||60,000||60,000 |
|Youjin Jang||60,000||60,000 |
|Soo Jo Kim||60,000||60,000 |
|Seokyoung Lee||60,000||60,000 |
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 Bolton||78,000||78,000 |
|Colby Hartje||31,000||31,000 |
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 Ballard||114,000||114,000 |
Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:35 AM Local Time
Aoki Calls a Bluff
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 Aoki||64,000||4,000 |
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 Gu||71,000||71,000 |
|Douglas Lafreniere||51,000||51,000 |