WSOP | Tournaments | Event Updates
Auto Refresh Rate:

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

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


view updates for day:
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:25 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Allyn Shulman120,000-10,000
Pamela Balzano85,00031,000
Phil Laak65,00040,000
Bosu Avunoori60,00025,000
Marvin Karlins60,00018,000
Karolis Sereika50,00050,000
Kenny Nguyen45,00045,000
Aladin Reskallah41,0006,000
Bruno Lopes35,000
Ori Hasson34,000-10,000
Tom Gity30,000-40,000
Allen Kessler25,000-10,000
Kathy Liebert25,00025,000
Kevin Song15,00015,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:00 PM Local Time
Balzano Check Raises River

The action was picked up on the river with a yellow Starburst candy and a pile of chips in the middle on a board reading      .

Pamela Balzano check-raised to 15,000 from the cutoff after her opponent bet 6,500 from the button. Her opponent went into the tank before laying it down.

Pamela Balzano54,00014,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:55 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Allyn Shulman130,00085,000
Tom Gity70,0000
Ori Hasson44,0004,000
Marvin Karlins42,000
Allen Kessler35,000-5,000
Bosu Avunoori35,000-5,000
Aladin Reskallah35,000-5,000
Phil Laak25,000-15,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:53 PM Local Time
Toomas Takes it Down Without Showdown

Elvis Toomas

Elvis Toomas got involved in a hand in which the pot was already over 15,000 in chips.

The board was reading       and there was only one other opponent in the pot.

Toomas in the big blind bet 10,500 and his opponent mucked showing    for a flush draw.

Toomas would scoop in the pot and now sits with 50,000 in chips.

Elvis Toomas50,00050,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:37 PM Local Time
Early Entrants
Tom Gity70,00070,000
Cate Hall40,00040,000
Allen Kessler40,00040,000
Ori Hasson40,00040,000
Pamela Balzano40,00040,000
Denys Chufarin40,00040,000
Barry Greenstein40,00040,000
Landen Lucas40,00040,000
Aladin Reskallah40,0000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:37 PM Local Time
Nick Rigby Plays the 2-3 "Dirty Diaper" in 2021 WSOP Main Event
Nicholas Rigby
Nicholas Rigby

Nicholas Rigby made some interesting calls with    on Day 5 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, where he built a big stack throughout the day. But it wasn't because of his love for NBA legend Michael Jordan, who famously wore the #23 for the Chicago Bulls.

When poker's world championship tournament concludes next week, one player will take home $8 million. If Rigby continues stacking chips at his current rate, he just might claim that nine-figure prize. But there appears to be only one thing that could stop him from reaching that mountain top — refusing to fold a hand dubbed in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "The Dirty Diaper."

There is actually a reason why he loves to play the three-deuce, and it has nothing to do with GTO. Rigby's rowdy and inebriated friends on his rail inside the Amazon room explained on the PokerGO stream why their pal likes to play the 3-2.

"The Diaper is a famous hand in Pittsburgh," one of his friends explained to PokerGO's Jeff Platt. "The three-deuce is called The Dirty Diaper if it's off-suit, and we play it all the time."

Rigby's friend continued to explain that they play the 3-2 game in Pittsburgh like others play the 7-2 game, where everyone at the table must ship a chip to a player who wins a hand with 7-2. In their case, the bounty is on for when a player takes down a pot with the 3-2.

In the Main Event, or any tournament, you can't play those games, but Rigby's a cash game player, according to his friends. During Day 5 of poker's biggest event, he brought The Dirty Diaper game across the country to Las Vegas, except no one else was playing along.

Click here to read more about "The Dirty Diaper"!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:22 PM Local Time
Some Notable Players Chips Counts
Allyn Shulman45,0000
Phil Laak40,00040,000
Bosu Avunoori40,000
Christopher Hill40,0000
Aladin Reskallah40,00040,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:17 PM Local Time
Bracelet Winner Allyn Shulman in a Pot Early

Allyn Shulman

Allyn Shulman was seen in a hand on the board reading     .

The pot was around 1,600 and action was on her in the small blind.

Shulman checked to her only opponent who made a bet of 2,600.

Shulman tanked briefly before she check-raised to 7,500 which was good to scoop in the pot as her opponent folded.

Allyn Shulman45,00045,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:05 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The official shuffle up and deal has been announced .

Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:26 AM Local Time
2021 WSOP Streaming Exclusively on PokerGO

The 2021 World Series of Poker is in full swing, and PokerGO is live streaming many of the events.

PokerGO has partnered with CBS Sports Network to provide WSOP coverage with the likes of Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, and Jamie Kerstetter returning to the WSOP broadcast booth this year, along with PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt from time to time.

CBS Sports Network will televise 16 pre-produced and edited episodes of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event, after striking a multi-year deal earlier this year. This deal sees coverage of the WSOP Main Event return to its original broadcast partner after featuring on CBS Sports Spectacular in the mid-1970s.

All 16 episodes will be televised following the conclusion of the tournament.

PokerGO will provide live streaming duties of the World Championship event starting on Day 1A (November 4) until the end on November 17, except Day 1B (November 5).

Away from the Main Event, there will be additional coverage of more than two dozen tournaments thru November 23, 2021. They include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $250,000 Super High Roller.

Here's a look at the remaining PokerGO live-stream schedule:

*Dates, times, and specific events of this schedule are subject to change.

Remember, poker fans can catch live updates from every single bracelet event from start to finish right here on PokerNews. Make sure to bookmark the 2021 World Series of Poker Hub, with all the reporting, news, interviews, and more from Las Vegas.

If you're not currently subscribed to PokerGO, you can get a monthly subscription for $14.99, a three-month plan for $29.99, and an annual subscription for $99.99. You can also save $10 off an annual subscription by using promo code "PokerNews" at checkout. Click here to subscribe.

Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:56 AM Local Time
Day 1d of Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em Begins at 12:00 p.m. PT

Rick Alvarado

Welcome to Day 1d of Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em of the 2021 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Day 1d begins on Sunday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. local time and as the name suggests, his event will play eight-handed. Whoever takes the Crazy Eights Crown will receive $888,888 in prize money along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

In 2019, Rick Alvarado defeated a 10,185 entry field to claim the six-figure top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet. The event generated a $7,720,210 prize pool with many notables participating in this event such as fourth-place finisher Vivian Saliba, three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng, 2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and 2004 Main Event Champion Greg Raymer.

Day 1b and Day 1c drew a total of 3,011 players, 453 made the money but only 137 players survived to make Day 2.

$888 Crazy Eights Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Joseph HebertUnited States2,100,00053
2Tijan TepehUnited States2,050,00051
3Adam CroffutUnited States1,975,00049
4Josue AguirreMexico1,930,00048
5Thomas LarsonUnited States1,825,00046
6Wilbert ChunUnited States1,660,00042
7Jacob RichUnited States1,550,00039
8Kyle MontgomeryUnited States1,420,00036
9David MosesUnited States1,395,00035
10Sejin ParkSouth Korea1,350,00034

$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

Players will receive 40,000 tournament chips with one re-entry allowed per flight. Day 1d will play a total of 22 Levels with each level lasting 30-minutes each. There will be a 20-minute break every four levels and a 75-minute dinner break after Level 12 (~6:40 p.m.). The blinds start at 100-200 with a 200 big blind ante.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.