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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 10:46 PM Local Time
Aaron Massey With 400K in Chips

Aaron Massey

Aaron Massey was caught in a hand against an opponent, the only other player in the hand.

The board was reading       and the pot was already over 50,000 in chips.

Both players checked the river and Massey's opponent showed    for a king-high.

Massey showed    for an ace-high which was good to scoop the pot and he now has 400K in chips.

Aaron Massey400,0000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Some Notable Players Counts
Pierre Calamusa800,000120,000
Kenny Hallaert500,00040,000
Kelly Minkin480,000-40,000
Aaron Massey400,000-80,000
Tony Miles150,000-95,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:33 PM Local Time
Qualify for the WSOP Europe Main Event with ClubGG from $49.99

The opportunity to qualify for the 2021 World Series of Poker may be over but as one door closes, another one opens. European players on ClubGG now have the chance to play in the biggest event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) from as little as $49.99 on the mobile platform.

The WSOPE, which kicks off on Friday, November 19, at King's Resort in Rozvadov will feature 15 gold bracelet events, which is headlined of course by the €10,350 buy-in WSOPE Main Event.

Day 1A of the Main gets underway on Friday, December 3. The second starting flight takes place the day after and the survivors from both Day 1's will combine for Day 2 on Sunday, December 5.

Days 3 and 4 will play out on December 6 and 7 respectively before the final day of action will be on December 8. Each day of the Main Event will begin at 12 p.m. CET.

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WSOPE Main Event Schedule

Friday, December 312 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 1A
Saturday, December 412 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 1B
Sunday, December 512 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 2
Monday, December 612 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 3
Tuesday, December 712 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 4
Wednesday, December 812 p.m.WSOPE Main Event Day 5

How to Participate

There are five steps you need to follow to make sure you get your WSOPE Main Event Seat.

  1. In order to play, you must be a member of one of the permitted EU countries, which you can see below.
  2. Register to either of the WSOPE Main Event Giveaway - Stage 1 events. Press Online Satellite to view these.
  3. Qualify for Stage 2 to get through to the Final Stage
  4. Win a WSOPE Main Event seat by finishing in the prize winning places
  5. Claim you prize - instructions and requirements will be emailed to you

You can find out all the FAQs and T's & C's on ClubGG.

Dates for the Final Stages

DateTime (CET)Seats Available
Sunday, November 712:001
Sunday, November 1412:001
Sunday, November 2112:001
Sunday, November 2812:002

EU Countries That Can Participate

ArmeniaFaroe IslandsIsle of ManMonacoSvalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
Bosnia & HerzegovinaGibraltarLiechtensteinPortugalUnited Kingdom
Czech RepublicHungaryNorth MacedoniaSerbia 

WSOP Europe Schedule Released; Nearly €12M Guaranteed Across 15 Bracelets

Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:14 PM Local Time
20-Minute Break

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:59 PM Local Time
Calamusa Gets The Call

Pierre Calamusa

Pierre Calamusa shoved all in on the river from late position for about 275,000 into a pot of about 200,000 with a board reading      . The big blind went deep into the tank before flicking in the call for his tournament life.

Big Blind:   
Pierre Calamusa:   

Calamusa eliminated the big blind to win a massive pot with two pair, aces and queens.

Pierre Calamusa680,000680,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:55 PM Local Time
Notable Player Chip Counts
Kelly Minkin520,000-80,000
Aaron Massey480,00040,000
Kenny Hallaert460,000285,000
Tony Miles245,00025,000
Karolis Sereika150,000-160,000
Barry Greenstein145,00030,000
Matt Affleck120,00015,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:38 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Aaron Massey440,000-100,000
Cole Ferraro250,000
Tony Miles220,00075,000
Michael Marder80,000-95,000
Andrew Moreno65,000-21,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:32 PM Local Time
Former Bracelet Winner Karolis Sereika Doubles Up

Karolis Sereika

Karolis Sereika raised to 12,000 and if folded around to the cutoff position who moved all in for his remaining 145,000. Sereika quickly made the call to put his opponent at risk.

Karolis Sereika:   

The board ran out       and after counting out the chips it was confirmed that Sereika had his opponent covered.

Karolis Sereika310,000185,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:26 PM Local Time
Dragana Lim to Use WSOP Main Event Winnings to Create Animal Foundation
Dragana Lim
Dragana Lim

Dragana Lim was the last woman standing in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, and her winnings won't go toward a fancy home or some bling. Instead, she's going to use the money — every penny of it — to build her own animal foundation.

"If I win $80,000 or $8 million, it's all going to the animal foundation," Lim told PokerNews during the first break on Sunday. "My husband and I were fortunate enough to retire last year, so we want to give back."

Lim entered Sunday's Day 6 session with just north of 5 million chips and had built her stack up over 10 million early in the day. But she ran into a rough patch and was eventually eliminated in 64th place just before the dinner break. She received $95,700, all of which will go toward her charitable endeavors.

Click here to learn more about Lim's plans for the money!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:16 PM Local Time
Prizepool Announced

The prize pool has been announced for Day 1d. A total of 337 places will get paid with a minimum cash being worth $1,421.

Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:13 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Best Stories from 2021 WSOP Main Event; Guest Michael Graydon
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jesse Fullen and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

Registration on the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event closed with 6,550 players! Find out how things stacked up during Day 4 play including a deep run by Chris Moneymaker. They also talk about Pennsylvania math teacher John Coyle, who qualified for the WSOP Main Event for just $5, as well as a pair of big hands — quads-over-quads on the live stream and the cracked aces money bubble hand suffered by Kevin Campbell.

They also welcome special guest Michael Graydon from Birmingham, Alabama, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer seven months ago. The poker community stepped up to support the 40-year-old husband & father of two. A number of players came together to fund Graydon's trip to the WSOP this year including an entry to the Main Event. Lára Neacy met with him just before he took his seat for Day 1D to hear his story & new perspective on life.

Finally, get an update on the current Player of the Year standings as the WSOP enters its home stretch.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Kelly Minkin600,000400,000
Aaron Massey540,000375,000
George Wolff290,000
Karolis Sereika125,000-15,000
Kyle Miholich110,000-30,000
Matt Affleck105,000105,000
Pamela Balzano50,000-355,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 8:52 PM Local Time
Kyle Miholich Spotted in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights

Kyle Miholich

Kyle Miholich was spotted in a hand in which he shoved all-in for 69,000 and was called by an opponent to put Kyle at risk for his tournament life.

Kyle Miholich:   

Miholich had his opponent in a bad spot and the board would run out       which gave Miholich an even better hand with two-pair to double him up.

Kyle Miholich140,00040,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time
Daily Live Streams of the 2021 WSOP Main Event Exclusively On PokerGO
PokerGO Main Event
PokerGO Main Event

The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event will be broadcast live on PokerGO each and everyday now through November 17. The daily live stream coverage of the 2021 WSOP Main Event will conclude with a world champion being crowned on Wednesday, November 17.

"The World Series of Poker Main Event is the greatest poker tournament in the world, and that is why we are so very proud to deliver start-to-finish live coverage of the WSOP Main Event on PokerGO for the first time ever," said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO. "PokerGO looks forward to broadcasting another outstanding chapter in poker history through our live coverage of the 2021 WSOP Main Event. The 2021 WSOP bracelet events have truly been ones to remember, and more history will be made with the crowning of a new world champion."

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WSOP Main Event Poker Go

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Sunday, November 14, 2021 8:42 PM Local Time
Song Wins Three Ways

John Song opened under the gun for 8,000. A player in middle position shoved all in for about 35,000 before a late-position played moved all in over the top covering both Song and the middle-position player. Song pushed the rest of his chips to the middle signaling a call.

Middle Position:   
John Song:   
Late Postion:   

The board ran out       and Song raked in a massive pot with a pair of jacks.

John Song175,000175,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, November 14, 2021 7:33 PM Local Time
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Sunday, November 14, 2021 6:59 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players are now on a 75-minute diner break in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights returning at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 6:58 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts Before Dinner Break
Michael Marder175,00010,000
Barry Greenstein115,00025,000
Ethan Yau105,000-55,000
Andrew Moreno86,00024,000
Alex Green80,00080,000
Hannes Jeschka71,00071,000
David Bakes Baker62,00021,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 6:56 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts Before Dinner
Ryan Reiss200,00055,000
Kenny Hallaert175,00025,000
Michael Marder165,000115,000
Aaron Massey165,000165,000
Blair Hinkle155,00055,000
Kyle Miholich100,000-20,000
Aladin Reskallah70,000-10,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 6:34 PM Local Time
Reis Makes The Call

Rafael Reis

A short-stacked player shoved all-in for his tournament life from under the gun and Rafael Reis called from the button, covering him.

Under The Gun:   
Rafael Reis:   

The board ran out       and Reis eliminated the short stack with a pair of kings.

Rafael Reis330,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander