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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Thursday, November 11, 2021

Event #71: BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,148,100
  • Entries: 860
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, November 12, 2021 3:41 AM Local Time
Mourad Amokrane Tops Day 1 Of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

Mourad Amokrane

Today saw the start of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament drew 860 entries, generating a prize pool of $718,100. A min-cash is worth $1,512, for 129 players getting in the money, with the winner of the event taking home a prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and the $132,844 first prize.

Play began with players busting quickly as bounty hunters claimed heads from a frantic start to a frenetic finish, with the tournament clock reading just 94 players at the end of the day.

When the dust settled, it was French Mourad Amokrane that bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 1,066,00,000, being the first player to reach the 1 million chip-mark after busting a few players in the last 20 minutes of the night. Amokrane, who travelled from Europe only a few days ago, is cashing the first WSOP event of his career in Las Vegas.

1Mourad AmokraneFrance1,066,000
2Jaime LewinUnited States712,000
3Nikolay YosifovBulgaria674,000
4Felix BordenUnited States650,000
5Miltiadis KyriakidesAustria578,000
6Kirk DillonCanada492,000
7Paulo VillenaSpain483,000
8Ryan CoonUnited States468,000
9Blake NapieralaUnited States461,000
10Manuel RuivoPortugal448,000

Jaime Lewin looks to be close to the top as he bagged 712,000 chips and he is followed closely by Nikolay Yosifov (674,000). Other players who bagged big stacks at the end of the night include Miltiadis Kyriakides (578,00), two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson (525,000), Paulo Villena (483,000) and Craig Mason (352,00).

Many notables players navigated their way through the Day 1 field and advanced to Day 2, such as Alex Rocha (240,000), who eliminated Nohad Teliani with a straight on the river to burst the bubble, but also Dash Dudley (183,100), Felipe Ramos (144,000), Diogo Veiga (119,000), Dario Sammartino (111,000) and tree-time bracelet winner Davidi Kitai (70,000).

While Day 2 will see many notable faces return some were less fortunate, those players include bracelet winners Brandon Shack-Harris, Asi Moshe, Leif Force, Nicholas Seiken, Eric Froehlich, Yuval Bronshtein, Ryan Hughes, Ian Steinman and Daniel Negreanu.

Day 2 will have a 3 p.m restart with action picking up on level 15 where blinds will be 3,000/ 5,000. Blind levels will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels along with a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 21.

Tune in here tomorrow as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will provide coverage throughout the rest of the entire tournament.

Friday, November 12, 2021 3:15 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Mourad Amokrane1,066,000421,000
Jaime Lewin712,00092,000
Nikolay Yosifov674,000674,000
Felix Borden650,000650,000
Miltiadis Kyriakides578,000108,000
Kirk Dillon492,000492,000
Paulo Villena483,000483,000
Ryan coon468,00038,000
Blake Napierala461,000461,000
Manuel Ruivo448,000-92,000
Jonathan Abdellatif442,000442,000
David Tuthill436,000436,000
Glib Karpov432,000432,000
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR)432,000432,000
Matthew Mlsna419,000-46,000
Christopher Drake387,000387,000
Raymond Henson368,000368,000
Matthew Humphrey366,000366,000
Todd Jacobs356,0006,000
Craig Mason352,000352,000
Rodney Horton351,00049,000
Johnathan Dempsey345,000345,000
Ryan Terpstra326,000326,000
Christopher Costa315,000315,000
Aleksey Levin303,000303,000
Matthew Smith300,000300,000
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas292,000292,000
Young Ji289,000289,000
Nir Shami279,000-113,000
Kamel Mokhammad262,000262,000
Fraser MacIntyre257,000257,000
Anthony Genosa250,00015,000
Gabe Ramos250,000145,000
John Fauver248,000248,000
Timo Kamphues247,000247,000
Uri Reichenstein240,00045,000
Alex Rocha240,00015,000
Federico Quevedo233,000233,000
Kelly Kim229,000229,000
Russell Alesi218,000218,000
Pearce Arnold204,000204,000
Mihai Manole202,000202,000
Jonathan Hainen201,000201,000
Gabi Livshitz185,000185,000
Dash Dudley183,00029,000
Dylan Weisman183,00043,000
Matt Mamiya180,000180,000
Borja Gross177,000-41,000
Rodrigo Maclean176,000176,000
Roger Franco172,000172,000
Arie Ori Miller159,000159,000
Carlos Garcia158,000158,000
Joao Vieira149,00086,000
Mike Arzoumanidis147,000147,000
Nick Guagenti145,000145,000
Felipe Ramos144,000100,000
David Gabay142,000142,000
Premnath Kasinath139,000139,000
Lei Cui130,000130,000
Dmitry Shunikov124,000124,000
Anthony Auer120,000120,000
Diogo Veiga119,000-66,000
Brian Kirschner117,000117,000
Dario Sammartino116,000-19,000
Toby Joyce115,000115,000
Joseph Lam114,000114,000
Larisa Evloeva110,000-55,000
Ryan Christopherson110,000110,000
Justin Geary109,000109,000
Shirin Oskooi107,00064,000
Klyde Forte102,000102,000
Gene Quinn99,00099,000
Balint Sebestyen97,00097,000
Daniel Rohde96,00096,000
Dustin Nelson90,00090,000
Ronald Larsen90,00090,000
Florencio Bunal89,00089,000
Timothy Su87,00087,000
Kenneth Po80,00080,000
Jeff Gross79,00017,000
Chris Ginley75,00075,000
David Coker72,00072,000
Davidi Kitai70,000-168,000
Azim Popatia69,00069,000
Thomas Skaggs65,00065,000
Danny Parsons61,00061,000
Andrei Mitsiuk58,00058,000
Artur Saakyants53,00053,000
Sean Hoesing51,00051,000
Julian Segura44,00044,000
Ming Li42,00042,000
Vijaya Rakesh Madala15,00015,000
Dien Le11
Maor Cohen11
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:04 AM Local Time
Coon Scores a Double Knock Out

All the chips went in the middle preflop between Anna Antimony, at risk for her last 40,000, the player in the big blind for a small stack and Ryan Coon who had them both covered.

Anna Antimony:     
Big blind:     
Ryan Coon:     

The board       improved Coon's hand into a full house to bust his two opponents and add two bounties to his collection.

Ryan coon430,000158,000
Anna Antimony0-144,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:00 AM Local Time
Eliminations in the Money
Bruno Fitoussi00
Kelly Holes0-130,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:52 AM Local Time
Five More Hands

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:51 AM Local Time
Ruivo Takes from Amokrane

Mourad Amokrane raised to 12,000 and it folded to Manuel Ruivo who called in the big blind.

The flop brought     and Ruivo check-called Amokrane's continuation for 14,000. The same action happened on the   turn, this time for 22,000.

On the  , both players checked. Ruivo showed      for the full house and Amokrane mucked his cards.

Mourad Amokrane645,000115,000
Manuel Ruivo540,00010,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:44 AM Local Time
Weisman Loses Some Chips

In a heads-up situation, the board read      when a player checked and Dylan Weisman bet 42,000 on the button. His opponent thought about his move for some time and ended up raising it to 165,000. Weisman quickly folded his hand.

Dylan Weisman140,000-125,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:28 AM Local Time
Level 14 started
Level: 14
Blinds: 2,000/4,000
Ante: 4,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:28 AM Local Time
Rocha Eliminates Teliani to Burst the Bubble

Alex Rocha

Nohad Teliani raised to 6,000 and it was called by Alex Rocha, a player in late position and Dario Sammartino in the big blind.

The flop came     and it checked to Teliani who moved all in for her last 20,000. Only Rocah made the call and the cards were tabled:

Nohad Teliani:     
Alex Rocha:     

Teliani had a pair of tens but Rocha had many outs for the flush and the straight. The rest of the board fell the   and the  , giving the flush to Rocha to bust Teliani at the bubble.

All the remaining players are now guaranteed at least $1,512 for their efforts today.

Alex Rocha225,000
Dario Sammartino135,00071,000
Nohad Teliani0-85,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Bubble Approaching

The field is down to just 131 players with the top 129 paid at least an $1,512 min-cash. The action on some of the table is paused while the other tables complete their current hands.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Amokrane Busts One

Mourad Amokrane raised to 11,000 and it folded to the big blind who raised it to 35,000, with only 3,000 behind. Amokrane reraised and the big blind called with his last chips:

Big blind:     
Mourad Amokrane:     

The board       was dealt, giving a straight on the river to Amokrane to eliminate his opponent and take another bounty.

Mourad Amokrane530,000190,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Soza Doubles on Weisman before the Bubble

All the chips went in the middle preflop between Alex Soza in the blinds, at risk for his last 44,000 and Dylan Weisman who had made the call.

Alex Soza:     
Dylan Weisman:     

The board gave      , improving Soza's hand into quads to give him the double up as the bubble approaches.

Dylan Weisman265,000165,000
Alex Soza90,000-73,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:46 AM Local Time
Veiga Prefers to Fold

The board read      in a heads-up situation when Diogo Veiga bet 5,000 and raced a raised from the button for 22,000. Veiga tanked for some time and eventually folded, showing a   for trips. His opponent revealed      and for trips with king kicker and took down the pot.

Diogo Veiga185,000167,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Mlsna Sends Zinno Out

Anthony Zinno

In a three-way pot, the flop read     and Anthony Zinno shoved in the small blind for a remaining stack around 23000. Matthew Mlsna raised it to 60,000 and the last player involved took a minute before folding.

Anthony Zinno:     
Mattheew Mlsna:     

The   turn gave the flush to Mlsna and Zinno made his way to the exit after the   completed the board.

Matthew Mlsna465,00040,000
Anthony Zinno0-65,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Level 13 started
Level: 13
Blinds: 2,000/3,000
Ante: 3,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
Last Break Of the Day

The 144 players left are now sent to the last 15-minute break of the day.

Friday, November 12, 2021 1:10 AM Local Time
Some Big Stacks in the Room
Manuel Ruivo530,000530,000
Calvin Anderson525,000131,000
Matthew Mlsna425,000425,000
Nir Shami392,000392,000
Jaime Lewin385,00065,000
Todd Jacobs350,000350,000
Mourad Amokrane340,000340,000
Rodney Horton302,000
Ryan coon272,000272,000
Anthony Genosa235,000235,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:02 AM Local Time
Big Double Up for Esfahanizadeh

On a board     , all the chips went in the middle between Behnam Esfahanizadeh, all in for 106,000 and his opponent who had him covered.

Esfahanizadeh held      for a set of kings while his opponent had      for two pair. The river   improved Esfahanizadeh's hand into a full house and he took down the big pot.

Behnam Esfahanizadeh230,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Saechao Forces a Fold from Holes

The flop showed     with a pot containing around 29,000 when Kao "Flexx" Saechao checked from the big blind and Kelly Holes bet 20,000. Saechao potted for 89,000, putting Holes into a decision.

After some thinking, Holes eventually folded and Saechao quickly revealed     for a wrap.

Kao Saechao250,000
Kelly Holes130,000114,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 12:53 AM Local Time
Reichenstein Puts Pressure

A player raised to 6,000 and it was called before Uri Reichenstein three-bet in the big blind to 26,500. The initial raiser folded and the second player called.

The flop gave     and both checked to see a   on the turn. Reichenstein bet 50,000 and it was enough for his opponent who let it go.

Uri Reichenstein195,0005,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander