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

Friday, November 12, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021

Event #70: CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $888
  • Prizepool: $4,150,761
  • Entries: 5,252
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:13 AM Local Time
Justin Arnwine Bags Big In Day 1c Of Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em

Justin Arnwine

Day 1c in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em had come to an end. Day 1c drew a total of 1,907 entrants with 287 players making the money with a minimum payout being $1,421 After a long fourteen hours of play, only 87 players remain.

Among the top stacks are Justin Arnwine (3,280,000), Paul Fehlig (1,880,000), Alex Visbisley (1,775,000), John Jenkins (1,740,000) and Natalie Of (1,700,000).

Two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin (2,825,000) bagged up the second-largest stack in the room, while popular Irishman David Lappin (1,940,000) finished Day 1c third in chips.

$888 Crazy Eights Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

1Justin ArwineUnited States3,280,000
2Eric BaldwinUnited States2,825,000
3David LappinIreland1,940,000
4Paul FehligUnited States1,880,000
5Wayne HarmonUnited States1,800,000
6Alex VisbiskyUnited States1,775,000
7John JenkinsUnited States1,740,000
8Alan FerraroItaly1,710,000
9Natalie HofGermany1,700,000
10Kharlin SuedUnited States1,675,000

This event drew a few notables such as three-time bracelet winner and Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein, Bracelet winner Kevin Song, Women Hall of Famer Allyn Shulman, Popular YouTube content creator and online bracelet winner Ethan Yau, and the 2004 Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.

Players who bagged Day 1c will return for Day 2 on November 15th at 12:00 p.m noon in the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Day 1d, the final flight of this event, shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time on November 14, and those entrants will battle out over 22 levels. Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team

Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:12 AM Local Time
Official End of Day 1c Chip Counts
Justin Arnwine3,280,0000
Eric Baldwin2,825,0002,550,000
David Lappin1,940,0000
Paul Fehlig1,880,0000
Wayne Harmon1,800,0001,800,000
Alex Visbisky1,775,0001,775,000
John Jenkins1,740,0000
Alan Ferraro1,710,0001,710,000
Natalie Hof1,700,0001,700,000
Kharlin Sued1,675,0000
Sebastien Guidez1,540,000-460,000
Katsushi Yoshida1,285,0001,285,000
Stephane Abehassera1,275,0001,275,000
Lucas Tae1,250,0000
John Reading1,205,000310,000
Juan Pardo Dominguez1,200,0001,200,000
Chino Rheem1,200,000-40
Ashton Alfred1,175,00075,000
Tamer Alkamli1,170,00070,000
Timothee Scotti1,135,0001,135,000
Steven Smith1,055,0001,055,000
Dario Veneri1,045,0001,045,000
Borja Gross1,020,0000
Lion Lee1,005,0001,005,000
Tyler Phillips990,000990,000
Landon Tice965,0000
Kevin Wang960,000960,000
Matthew O'meara950,000950,000
Raffaele Sorrentino950,000950,000
Jakob Miegel940,000940,000
Michael Cordell940,000940,000
Julian Bonorris910,000910,000
Kai Oki855,000855,000
Orlando Barrera855,000855,000
Tuan Phan850,000850,000
Edward Konarske805,000805,000
Lisa Tan800,000800,000
Yuki Hamada790,000790,000
Derek Travers765,000765,000
Jesse Yaginuma755,000755,000
Peter Kaemmerlen740,000740,000
Tom Hall740,000740,000
Max Pinnola735,000735,000
Alexander Wood730,000730,000
Laurent Carbonnel730,000730,000
Ari Engel725,000-1,075,000
Jacob Thibodeau715,000715,000
Andros Ioakimides705,000705,000
Harsukhpaul Sangha700,500700,500
Egidio Aragno680,000680,000
Mans Montgomery675,000675,000
Marco Sanchez660,000660,000
Sumit Sapra660,000660,000
Maksym Lavrov655,000655,000
Andrew Wilmot650,000650,000
Patrick Eskandar640,000640,000
Chung Ho620,000620,000
Christian Ly615,000615,000
Shijia Liu585,000585,000
Bernhard Munks570,000570,000
Scott Fitzhugh565,000565,000
Jesus Martinez565,000565,000
James Nixon550,000550,000
Alexandre Sako530,000530,000
Andrew Robinson500,000500,000
Samuel Brown495,000495,000
Renato De Paula485,000485,000
Vincent Bartello480,000480,000
Eric Siegel470,000470,000
Lander Lijo445,000445,000
Alexander Farahi445,000445,000
Alan Sternberg435,000-565,000
Jonathan Rosenthal425,000425,000
Azim Orunov420,000420,000
Judith Bielan405,000405,000
Marius Heiene400,000400,000
Gediminas Uselis395,000395,000
Patrick Truong370,000370,000
Maria Mcalpin370,000-730,000
Thor William Morstoel350,000350,000
Lisa Fong305,000305,000
Mike Allis300,000300,000
Siddharth Karia285,000285,000
Mikayel Harutunyan255,000255,000
David Galyean210,000210,000
Ran Koller210,000210,000
Daniel Strelitz140,000140,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time
Tournament Play Has Ended

Tournament play has ended for the night. End of day chip count and recap to follow.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
Nguyen Doubles Up Through Alkamli

Kenny Nguyen

Tamer Alkamli raised to 50,000 from middle position and was called by Kenny Nguyen in the big blind.

The flop came out    , and Nguyen checked to Alkamli, who bet 40,000. Nguyen quickly raised to 80,000.

Alkamli went all-in to put Nguyen at risk, and he quickly called, saying "let's gamble" laughing.

Kenny Nguyen:   
Tamer Alkamli:   

Alkamli said, "gamble?" looking at Nguyen's flopped two-pair, and the rest of the board would run out    to double up Nguyen.

Tamer Alkamli1,100,000-350,000
Kenny Nguyen500,000-3,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:23 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 30,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:08 AM Local Time
Reading Flops A Full House

John Reading

John Reading shoved all-in on the button and the middle position called for less putting his tournament life at risk.

Middle Position:   
John Reading:   

The board ran out       and Reading eliminated his opponent with a full house, queens over fours.

John Reading895,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:54 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Sebastien Guidez2,000,000
Ari Engel1,800,000200,000
Tamer Alkamli1,450,000580,000
Chino Rheem1,000,000-120,000
Matt Smith900,000-100,000
Landon Tice650,000340,000
Andrew Moreno250,000-550,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:24 AM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:23 AM Local Time
Assorted Big Stacks
Maria Mcalpin1,100,0001,100,000
Ashton Alfred1,100,0001,100,000
Justin Arnwine1,100,000270,000
Alan Sternberg1,000,0001,000,000
Bobby Poe900,000900,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
Some Chip Leaders
Ari Engel1,600,0001,220,000
Sebastian Guidez1,400,0001,400,000
Chino Rheem1,120,000340,000
Matt Smith1,000,0001,000,000
Mario Fauceglia877,000877,000
Tamer Alkamli870,000870,000
Andrew Moreno800,000380,000
Yaniv Karniel800,000800,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time
Break Time

The tournament is now on a 20-minute break. The yellow 1,000 chips will be colored up.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Labat Scores A Knockout

Antoine Labat

The under-the-gun player was all-in on a board reading     . Antoine Labat bet 35,000 from the big blind and the cutoff called.

The river the was the  , Laebat check-called the cutoff's 35,000 bet. All three players' hole cards were flipped over.

Under The Gun:   
Antoine Labat:   

Labat eliminated the under gun player with a pair of aces.

Antoine Labat385,000385,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:50 PM Local Time
Updated Notable Players Counts
Justin Arnwine830,000310,000
Chino Rheem780,000260,000
Vanessa Kade320,000100,000
Landon Tice310,000-10,000
Kenny Nguyen220,000-25,000
Ryan Depaulo0-120,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:35 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Phil Laak710,000320,000
Justin Arnwine520,000270,000
Chino Rheem520,000320,000
Landon Tice320,000220,000
Kenny Nguyen245,000-75,000
Vanessa Kade220,000-40,000
Ryan Depaulo120,000120,000
Everett Carlton85,000-40,000
Romain Lewis0-200,000
Lily Kiletto0-65,000
Barry Greenstein0-90,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:34 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 16,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:14 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Phil Laak390,000-30,000
Ari Engel380,000323,000
Jesse Sylvia375,000105,000
Alex Green375,000375,000
Eric Baldwin275,000155,000
Denys Chufarin270,000230,000
Vanessa Kade260,00080,000
Tim Reilly210,000-100,000
Dave Alfa200,000200,000
Hannes Jeschka125,00040,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time
Nguyen Eliminates Two in a Three-Way Pot

Kenny Nguyen

A player under the gun moved all-in for his remaining 53,000 in chips and was called by Kenny Nguyen. Action folded around to the big blind, who also made the call.

Nguyen said, "you call too, Nick?" and "Nick" responded by saying, "you'll see."

The flop came    , and the big blind "Nick" went all-in for about 70,000 for the side pot, and Nguyen said, "I'm going to take you out Nick" and quickly called.

Big Blind:   
Kenny Nguyen:   

The rest of the board ran out   , which would not help both players at risk, and Nguyen would eliminate the two in the hand.

Kenny Nguyen330,000210,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:04 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 12,000
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:56 PM Local Time
The Bubble Has Burst

The bubble has burst and players are now in the money.