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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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Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
A Few Counts
David Tuchman770,0000
Tim Reilly740,0000
JJ Liu590,000-40,000
Robert Mizrachi520,000-50,000
Sonia Shashikhina315,000-60,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:44 PM Local Time
Fetsch Felts One

The player in the early position raised to 12,000 and Ron Fetsch made the call in the middle position. Anton Wigg three-bet to 52,000 from the late position for the action to fold back to the initial raiser who four-bet jammed for 91,000. Fetsch and Wigg both made the call.

The flop came     for Fetsch to bet 75,000. Wigg looked at his cards once more before opting to get out of the way.

Initial Raiser:   
Ron Fetsch:   

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Fetsch to hold and bust another player on the way to the bubble.

Ron Fetsch510,000219,400
Anton Wigg500,000-63,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time
Song Soars Up Further

There appears to be a trio near the top of the leaderboard with very similar stack sizes as Jessica Cai was joined by Joshua Paige Remitio and Stephen Song. Especially the latter added a lot of chips lately and just scored a knockout.

Song had been involved from under the gun and the small blind ended up at risk on the      turn against the red-hot wrecking ball Song. He tabled the    for two pair but Song's    had made a wheel. The   river was a blank and Song notched up another elimination.

While he was busy stacking up the chips, he grinned and said "it's my day."

Jessica Cai1,760,000-40,000
Stephen Song1,650,000136,000
Joshua Remitio1,600,000300,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Chip Update in Amazon Orange
Jessica Cai1,800,000-50,000
Ehsan Amiri1,005,000-195,000
Stephen Chidwick950,000-15,000
Ben Yu800,00040,000
Mike Matusow480,000175,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier400,000-10,000
Marle Spragg315,000-15,000
Jesse Lonis270,000145,000
Chris Conrad240,000-5,000
Justin Young195,000-55,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:37 PM Local Time
Ott Nearing the Millionaire Club

Dillon Ott called 51,000 on the turn      to see the river  .

Ott checked and his opponent took his time in the tank before checking back.

Ott tabled    for top pair and took down the pot.

Dillon Ott960,000410,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:32 PM Local Time
Lee Finds a Bubble Miracle

Lion Lee shoved 90,000 from early position and found a lone caller in the cutoff.

Lion Lee:   

The board ran out      with a   on the river that inspired a victory yell from Lee that could be heard all the way around the Amazon room.

Lee's big double comes just as the tournament nears the money bubble.

Lion Lee179,00059,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time
Jacobson Loses a Chunk

Martin Jacobson

There was a raise to 13,000 from middle position and Martin Jacobson called from the small blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Jacobson led out with a pot-sized bet of 38,000 and his opponent called to see the   on the river. Jacobson checked this time and his opponent quickly bet 65,000. Jacobson went into the tank for a couple of minutes and eventually called. His opponent flipped over    for a set of fives and Jacobson mucked his hand.

Martin Jacobson153,000-192,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:26 PM Local Time
Song Shooting Up the Chip Counts

The player in the cutoff raised to 14,000 for Stephen Song to three-bet to 40,000 from the button. The blinds folded and the cutoff four-bet jammed for around 350,000 for Song to snap-call with the bigger stack.

Stephen Song:   

The board ran out       for Song to flop the set immediately to bust another player to get himself to over 1.5 million.

Stephen Song1,514,000794,000
Conrad De Armas910,000-80,000
Andre Akkari310,00050,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:24 PM Local Time
Stacks in the Gold Section
Jonas Hagstrom850,000-60,000
Pavel Plesuv530,000-135,000
Oliver Biles415,000-270,000
Ognyan Dimov405,000-113,000
Mike Ruter275,000120,000
Roland Israelashvili188,00068,000
Michael Lech70,000-190,000
Benjamin Moon0-96,000
Brittney Stout0-227,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:18 PM Local Time
Higgins Picks Up Aces Over Big Slick to Double

Matthew Higgins was down to a short stack and got the rest of his chips in against an opponent.

Matthew Higgins:   

The flop all but secured the double as it came    , and the   turn and   river confirmed the double as the remaining players near the bubble.

Matthew Higgins140,000-20,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:17 PM Local Time
Luo Forces a Fold From Lacaze

Action folded around to the blinds, where Chang Luo called from the small blind and Mickael Lacaze checked his option in the big.

Luo checked to Lacaze on the     flop and he bet 15,000. Luo then check-raised to 46,000 and Lacaze let his hand go after a bit of thought.

Chang Luo750,0000
Mickael Lacaze250,000-55,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:14 PM Local Time
Conrad Doubles Through Yu

Chris Conrad

Ben Yu raised to 13,000 from the hijack and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier called on the button. Chris Conrad then jammed for 111,000 in the big blind and Yu tank-called, Grospellier folded.

Chris Conrad:   
Ben Yu:   

The board ran out       and Conrad doubled with aces and queens.

"I just can't beat you," Yu said with a smile on the face, to which Conrad replied "first time you tried though, the cockroach is still here."

Ben Yu760,00060,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier410,000-11,000
Chris Conrad245,000125,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:13 PM Local Time
Assorted Orange Section Chip Counts
Daniel Lowery1,200,000310,000
Michael Lavin1,008,000226,000
Stephen Chidwick965,000305,000
Ben Yu700,000-24,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier421,000131,000
Yueqi Zhu238,000-38,000
John Gonzalez202,000-93,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
Cai Leads the Pack

Only 1,044 players remain and Jessica Cai has taken over the lead by some margin. Further assorted counts can be found below.

Jessica Cai1,850,000560,000
Aristeidis Moschonas880,000-50,000
Stephen Song720,000-325,000
Peter Jetten720,000-220,000
Pavlo Veksler710,000225,000
Tristan Wade560,000120,000
Kevin Gerhart560,000-65,000
Nicolas Dumont535,000-95,000
Chase Bianchi430,000350,000
Randy Ohel430,00010,000
Jerry Wong420,000-164,500
Nilesh Choudhary420,000140,000
Josh Arieh310,000-140,000
Chris Sandrock240,000-260,000
David Lappin160,0000
Johnnie Moreno102,000-8,000
Goran Mandic60,000-160,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:10 PM Local Time
Moreno Makes Most of Bubble Pressure

Johnnie Moreno

Johnnie Moreno open-shoved a stack of 102,000 from early position and the action folded around to the big blind.

The big blind peeked at his cards one at a time and then entered the tank before making a decision less than a hundred players off of the money bubble.

"I'll only show if you fold face-up," Moreno told his opponent. "But I won't show if you fold face-down."

The opponent opted to fold face-up and showed   , while Moreno held   .

Johnnie Moreno110,000-7,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
Qu Can't Bluff Kniep

Andreas Kniep was seen sporting a stack of around 1,130,000 which was a huge improvement on the 289,200 he started the day with and Keyu Qu said that 300,000 of that was his.

"280,000 only," Kniep replied with a smile.

He then raised to 12,000 from the middle position and Qu made the call from the cutoff.

"Revenge time!" Qu said before Kenneth Johnson called from the button while the blinds folded.

The flop came    , Kniep continued with a bet of 30,000 which was called by both Qu and Johnson.

The turn was the   and Kniep opted to check. Qu fired a bet of 56,000 over the line for only Kniep to call.

The river completed the board with the   and Kniep checked for the final time. Qu barreled a bet of 88,000 into the pot and Kniep almost instantly called.

"Nine-high... I am done trying to bluff you!" Qu said in despair.

Kniep waited and didn't respond before Qu flashed a  . Kniep tabled the    for the pair of jacks to claim the pot.

"You can write he tried to bluff me the whole day!" Kniep said to the PokerNews team.

"This is my last try for today," Qu responded.

"Until the next hand..." Kniep quipped.

Andreas Kniep1,440,0001,150,800
Keyu Qu1,100,000-250,000
Kenneth Johnson850,000486,700
Josh Arieh450,000-86,000
Andy Wilson430,000204,300
Michael Faulkner375,00032,000
David Lappin160,000-106,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:06 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts Throughout Amazon
David Tuchman770,000172,000
Anton Wigg563,00056,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos473,000282,000
Yuri Dzivielevski345,000-125,000
Michael Farrow286,000-131,000
Andre Akkari260,000-5,000
Marton Czuczor136,000-6,000
Scott Eskenazi110,000-181,800
Liv Boeree0-80,000
Ran Ilani0-151,100
Michael Wang0-95,000
Jake Daniels0-75,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:59 PM Local Time
Song Wins a Long One

Stephen Song

The action folded to the button who raised it up and Stephen Song three-bet to 55,000 from the small blind. His opponent called and they went heads-up to a flop of    . Song led out with a bet of 41,000 and his opponent called to see the   on the turn.

Song fired out another bet of 140,000 and his opponent still called. The   paired the board on the river and Song thought for a couple of minutes before reaching back for a bet of 350,000. That sent his opponent deep into the tank for at least five minutes. He eventually decided to lay his hand down and Song dragged in a massive pot.

As his opponent mumbled to himself for a few seconds, Song finally spoke up. "I probably had it," he chuckled. "I didn't have quads tho."

Stephen Song1,045,000425,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:56 PM Local Time
Lewis Check-Raises Turn

With a pot of about 140,000 and a board of     , Toby Lewis was in the big blind and checked. A player in middle position bet 85,000, and Lewis thought about his options before deciding to raise to 300,000. His opponent surrendered his hand.

Lewis took the pot without a showdown and flipped over the  , just to leave his opponent wondering.

Toby Lewis840,000220,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:49 PM Local Time
More Counts From the Gold Section
Adam Walton1,050,00020,000
Dan Heimiller855,000360,000
Qui Nguyen680,000-105,000
Arkadi Onikoul650,00010,000
Pete Chen515,000-89,500
Christoph Vogelsang300,000-97,000
Brittney Stout227,000-13,000
Steve Zolotow166,000-1,000
DJ Buckley165,000-41,000
Samantha Abernathy115,000-70,000
Benjamin Moon96,0000
Playtika - Jason Alexander