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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 7:57 PM Local Time
Wong Topples Hinkle With Aces Vs. Kings

Blair Hinkle was all-in preflop for about 380,000 against George Wong, who had Hinkle slightly covered.

Blair Hinkle:   
George Wong:   

The board ran out       — keeping Wong ahead and awarding him the massive pot in a classic Hold'em cooler.

George Wong800,000550,000
Blair Hinkle0-368,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:52 PM Local Time
Kiriopoulos Wins the Battle of the Blinds

The action folded around to Nicolas Dumont in the small blind who made it 17,500 to go. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos called from the big blind and the dealer spread the flop of    .

Dumont continued with a bet of 20,000 and Kiriopoulos called to see the   on the turn. Both players checked and the   completed the board. Dumont checked again and Kiriopoulos placed a bet of 30,000. Dumont quickly mucked his cards and Kiriopoulos scooped the pot.

Nicolas Dumont571,00021,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos191,000-26,600
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts from the Pavilion Room

The Pavilion Room is breaking down quickly and only 11 tables remain to be merged into the Amazon Room.

Glen Keogh889,500424,000
Andrew Talbot593,000-142,000
Kevin Gerhart590,500219,500
Blair Hinkle368,000147,000
Benjamin Diebold245,000177,400
Chad Eveslage227,000-21,000
Matt Berkey220,000-118,000
Michael Lane194,00011,000
Jesse Capps102,000-73,100
Jana Vondach71,00027,900
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:47 PM Local Time
Yoon Pipped; Flops Set

Brian Yoon

Anthony Zinno opened to 12,000 in the cutoff and the button player three-bet to 35,000. Brian Yoon then jammed his stack in for around 150,000 in the big blind. Zinno went into the tank but decided to lay down his hand, while the button player called to put Yoon at risk.

Brian Yoon:   

Yoon needed help and instantly found it as the dealer spread the     flop. The   turn and   river confirmed his double to stay alive following the fortunate runout.

Brian Yoon315,000162,500
Anthony Zinno80,0002,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:45 PM Local Time
Beebe Doubles Through Milliard-Feral

Three ways to the     flop, Julian Milliard-Feral and Elton Beebe checked out of the blinds, as did the initial preflop raiser. Milliard-Feral then led the   turn for 20,000 to get called by Beebe only and the Frenchman jammed the   river.

Beebe called instantly for the 148,000 he had behind and Milliard-Feral shrugged his head before revealing the    for a bluff, which Beebe had beat with    for the top pair.

Julian Milliard-Feral560,000-190,000
Elton Beebe370,000134,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:44 PM Local Time
Koon Collects From Read

The Christina Read opened from the hijack to 10,000 and was called by Jason Koon in the cutoff.

Both players checked on the     flop and Koon checked again on the   turn — prompting a 15,000 bet from Read. Koon then check-raised to 45,000 and Read folded.

Jason Koon620,0000
Christina Read120,000-77,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:44 PM Local Time
Walton Picks Up Another, This Time A Knockout to Cross One Million

Just after picking up a big pot, Adam Walton just dragged an even bigger one.

All the chips went in on the turn     , his opponent had turned a set with    but he was in trouble against the bigger set of Walton with   . The   hit the river and Walton crossed the one million chip mark.

"What a start," said Walton.

Adam Walton1,030,000395,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:43 PM Local Time
Nines Hold for Lisichkina

Yulia Lisichkina

Yulia Lisichkina opened in early position and called when a short stack three-bet jammed.

Yulia Lisichkina:   

The flop of     gave Lisichkina a set and gave her opponent a flush draw. The board ran out    and Lisichkina improved to a full house to eliminate her opponent.

"You can breathe now," said someone at the table.

Yulia Lisichkina470,000372,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:35 PM Local Time
Walton Picks Up First Pot After the Break

Adam Walton

Bryan Braswell opened to 13,000 from middle position and Adam Walton defended from the big blind.

"Just know this might be on PokerNews," said Walton.

The flop came     and both players checked to the turn  . Walton led for 20,000 and Braswell called.

On the river   Walton sized up to 58,500 and Braswell tossed in a call.

Walton tabled    for trip sevens and the winner.

"Alright Dave, I guess you're my dealer," said Walton.

Adam Walton635,000-35,000
Bryan Braswell395,00021,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:25 PM Local Time
Level 14 started
Level: 14
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 5,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players are now on a 75-minute dinner break and are scheduled to return at 7:25 p.m. There are just over 1,300 runners remaining in the tournament.

Check out the highlights from Level 13:

Miracle River Gets Young Back in Seat

Zhou Spikes a Seven to Stay Alive

Martinet Doesn't Believe Bonomo, Sends Him Packing

Liu Flops Set to Eliminate Player

Kessler Can't Get There

Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:10 PM Local Time
Assorted Amazon Tan Counts on Break
Zachary Grech950,000-90,000
Chang Luo645,000150,000
Benjamin Armstrong640,00040,000
Jason Koon620,000-27,500
Alex Livingston520,00090,000
Curtis Phelps447,000147,000
Antoine Labat390,000-50,000
Mustapha Kanit355,0005,000
Eric Mizrachi215,00025,000
Victor Ramdin205,000-50,000
Mark Newhouse205,000-75,000
Justin Liberto145,000-10,000
Barny Boatman130,000-80,000
Dennis Phillips100,0005,000
Michael Noori86,000-4,000
Meikat Siu70,0000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:10 PM Local Time
Assorted Amazon Purple Stacks

Niall Farrell has been among the casualties before the dinner break, further assorted counts can be found below.

Keyu Qu1,070,000150,000
Peter Jetten805,000385,000
Tim Reilly590,00050,000
Toby Lewis585,000390,000
Stephen Song540,000-50,000
Robert Mizrachi405,000-220,000
David Tuchman390,000308,000
David Manikos260,000-50,000
Andy Frankenberger220,00040,000
Aditya Agarwal110,00018,500
Johnnie Moreno104,50039,000
Chris Moorman80,000-60,000
Anthony Zinno78,000-187,000
Ben Lamb71,000-149,000
Faraz Jaka60,000-140,000
Niall Farrell0-102,000
Natalie Hof0-40,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:09 PM Local Time
Nunez Doubles Through Choudhary

With some 150,000 already in the middle and the completed board showing      , Emilio Nunez moved all-in for the last 73,500. Nilesh Choudhary asked for a count and was then in the tank. After more than two minutes were gone, the clock was called on him but he received an additional half a minute before the 30-second timer went into effect.

With around three seconds left, Choudhary called and Nunez tabled the    for broadway. Choudhary only had the    for aces and deuces to forfeit a bigger chunk of his stack.

Tristan Wade440,000299,000
Arthur Conan430,000331,400
Emilio Nunez275,000166,400
Barbara Enright170,00010,000
Nilesh Choudhary120,000-5,700
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Pre Dinner Counts From Amazon Purple
Rory Brown780,000230,000
Julian Milliard-Feral750,000367,500
Anton Wigg710,000-20,000
Liv Boeree410,000105,000
Sonia Shashikhina401,00051,000
Fatima Nanji340,000-64,000
Andrew Donabedian330,00048,500
Andre Akkari265,000-45,000
Nadya Magnus220,00010,000
Michael Krasienko160,000-155,000
Stuart Rutter75,000-49,800
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Kessler Can't Get There

Allen Kessler

Jason Picciolo flat-called a preflop raise from the small blind and Allen Kessler called behind him in the big blind.

Picciolo led out with a bet on the flop of     and Kessler moved all-in for around 58,000. The initial raiser folded and Picciolo called.

Picciolo had    for a pair of nines while Kessler had a flush and straight draw with   . The board ran out    and "The Chainsaw" was eliminated.

Jason Picciolo180,00096,800
Allen Kessler0-70,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:04 PM Local Time
Ruzicka Busts, Pre-Dinner Counts From Gold

Vojtech Ruzicka took to Twitter after losing his chips.

Brittney Stout625,0005,000
Qui Nguyen622,000-23,000
Sergio Fernandez375,000-22,400
Benjamin Moon271,50045,000
Joao Simao262,000-103,000
Greg Mueller225,000-180,000
Matt Livingston145,000-85,000
Felipe Ramos132,000-48,000
Vojtech Ruzicka0-265,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:56 PM Local Time
A Few Notable Counts in Amazon Tan
Max Lehmanski450,000231,800
Rafi Elharar445,000139,900
Antoine Labat440,000-50,000
Sonny Franco335,000220,000
Casey Glick270,000-30,000
Koray Aldemir145,000-134,000
Dennis Phillips95,0000
Amnon Filippi68,00030,000
Peter DeBest0-216,200
Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Speranza Wins a Flip

Gianluca Speranza

After arriving at the table, Gianluca Speranza had a stack of 25,000 chips splashed in the pot on the button. The big blind was all-in and at risk for around 80,000 and the cards were being tabled.

Big Blind:   
Gianluca Speranza:   

It was a coin flip and the flop of     left Speranza in the lead with his pair of sevens. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Speranza eliminated his opponent.

Gianluca Speranza708,000232,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Chang Goes Runner-Runner To Bust Kwak

Kevin Kawk was all in and at risk preflop against Jeffery Chang.

Kevin Kawk:   
Jeffery Chang:   

The board came       giving Chang a club flush on the river to eliminate Chang.

Jeffrey Chang363,000160,200
Kevin Kwak0-93,200
Playtika - Jason Alexander