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

Monday, November 15, 2021 to Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Event #76: Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,862,775
  • Entries: 307
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Aditya Agarwal Leads Final Seven After Day 1 of Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty

Aditya Agarwal

It was an action-filled Day 1 of Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty. After 307 bounty hunters took to the felt and generated a $1,941,775 prize pool, only seven remained by night's end.

Aditya Agarwal will return on the final day as the chip leader by a wide margin holding 8,750,000. Agarwal started the final table as the chip leader and extended that lead with the final three eliminations of the night. Agarwal has over a half-million in WSOP earnings but is in search of his first WSOP gold bracelet and has put himself in a prime position to get it.

The closets in line next to Agarwal is the only player to finish over the three-million mark, Barth Melius, with 3,550,000 in chips. Sitting behind Melius is the only player at the final table with WSOP hardware, Stephen Chidwick, sits third in chips with 2,600,000, but the action will be fast on the final day, with that stack equating to just 14 big blinds.

Final Table Seat Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Aditya AgarwalIndia8,750,00055
2Barth MeliusUnited States3,550,00022
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom2,270,00014
4Romain LewisFrance2,050,00013
5Dario SammartinoItaly1,930,00012
6Uri ReichensteinIsrael1,795,00011
7Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUkraine1,065,0007

Action of the Day

Many notables took a seat early at this event including 16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel, seven-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, a pair of five-time bracelt winners Shaun Deeb and Brian Rast, along with other WSOP hardware owners Ryan Riess, Asi Moshe, David Jackson, Michael Addamo, and Ryan Leng to name a few.

With the blinds increasing rapidly, the pressure was on early, and by the end of Level 20 of the tournament, Paul Jager rivered a straight to burst the bubble leaving the remaining 47 players in the money.

After the money was reached, players started making their way to the payout desk in quick succession including Darren Elias (41st place - $10,853), WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Linde (35th place - $11,870), Jason Somerville (30th place - $11,870), and Ali Imsirovic (22nd place - $13,566).

The final two tables were assembled before the start of Level 26 and from there, additional notables continued to fall such as 2014 Main Event Champ Martin Jacobson (18th place - $13,070), Daniel Buzgon (16th place - $15,674), and Abhinav Iyer (14th place - $18,501).

The unofficial final table was reached within the level from there and Agarwal finished off the last three players of the evening. First was John Hemme who jammed dafter flopping top pair only to find out he had kicker issues and took home a 10th place finish for $27,429.

Next was Rainer Kempe who lost a battle of the blinds after flopping a Broadway draw to take 9th place for $34,424.Haribhai Gopaul was the last casualty of the evening after he got it in good from the big blind holding a dominating ace only to take his leave after Agarwal spiked the river, ending his night in 8th place for $44,060.

Final Table Payouts/Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $463,885
2  $286,705
3  $200,598
4  $142,840
5  $103,547
6  $76,442
7  $57,489
8Haribhai GopaulUnited States$44,060
9Rainer KempeUnited States$34,424

The remaining seven players have secured at least $57,489 but have their eyes set on the $463,885 first place prize as well as the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Action will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16 and will play until a winner is crowned. The action will pick-up from Level 29 where blinds will be 80,000/160,000/160,000 ante.

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering this final day from start to finish.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:44 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Aditya Agarwal8,750,0003,050,000
Barth Melius3,550,000550,000
Stephen Chidwick2,270,000-330,000
Romain Lewis2,050,000550,000
Dario Sammartino1,930,000-470,000
Uri Reichenstein1,795,000-105,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko1,065,00065,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:42 AM Local Time
Haribhai Gopaul Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,060)

Haribhai Gopaul

Aditya Agarwal raised to 250,000 from middle position and then called the 300,000 three-bet jam Haribhai Gopaul made from the big blind.

Aditya Agarwal:   
Haribhai Gopaul:   

Gopaul had Agarwal dominated and nothing changed after the     flop hit the felt.

The   turn was safe for Gopaul and just when things were looking good, the dealer dropped the   on the river making him the final elimination of the evening.

Aditya Agarwal5,700,000650,000
Haribhai Gopaul0-700,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:36 AM Local Time
Lewis Wins a Flip to Double

Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in and Romain Lewis called for his last 760,000.

Romain Lewis:   
Yevgeniy Timoshenko:   

Timoshenko's pair of fives stayed ahead on the     flop, but Lewis spiked the   on the turn. The river came the   and Lewis doubled up as his rail, including Mustapha Kanit, erupted in celebration.

Romain Lewis1,500,000600,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko1,000,000-400,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Rainer Kempe Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,424)

Rainer Kempe

In a blind versus blind confrontation, Rainer Kempe moved all in for his last 1,400,000. Aditya Agarwal in the big blind asked for a count before calling.

Rainer Kempe:   
Aditya Agarwal:   

The board ran out      , leaving Agarwal's king-kicker in the lead. Kempe angrily threw his cards back to the dealer before heading to the payout desk.

Aditya Agarwal5,050,0002,050,000
Rainer Kempe0-1,400,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:23 AM Local Time
Last Level of the Evening

With nine players remaining, an agreement has been made to only play one last level to end the night instead of playing down to five players.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:22 AM Local Time
John Hemme Eliminated in 10th Place ($27,429)

John Hemme

Aditya Agarwal raised from middle position and John Hemme defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Hemme led out with a bet and then called off his 1,250,000 stack after Agarwal raised all in.

John Hemme:   
Aditya Agarwal:   

Both players flopped top pair but Hemme had kicker issues and the   turn followed by the   river gave Agarwal the wheel, ending Hemme's tournament in 10th place for $27,429.

Aditya Agarwal3,000,0001,500,000
John Hemme0-1,500,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:08 AM Local Time
Melius Doubles Through Agarwal

Barth Melius

On the first hand of the unofficial final table, Barth Melius shoved for around 1,500,000 and Aditya Agarwal called.

Barth Melius:   
Aditya Agarwal:   

It was a classic coin flip, and luck would be on Melius' side as the board came       to double him up with a pair of aces. The two players effectively switched spots on the chip leaderboard.

Barth Melius3,000,0001,500,000
Aditya Agarwal1,500,000-1,500,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:07 AM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Uri Reichenstein1,900,000
2Stephen Chidwick2,600,000
3Dario Sammartino2,400,000
4Haribhai Gopaul700,000
5Barth Melius1,500,000
6Yevgeniy Timoshenko1,400,000
7John Hemme1,500,000
8Romain Lewis900,000
9Rainer Kempe1,400,000
10Aditya Agarwal3,000,000
Aditya Agarwal3,000,000500,000
Stephen Chidwick2,600,000-1,100,000
Dario Sammartino2,400,0001,500,000
Uri Reichenstein1,900,0000
Barth Melius1,500,000-600,000
John Hemme1,500,0000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko1,400,000400,000
Rainer Kempe1,400,0001,275,000
Romain Lewis900,000500,000
Haribhai Gopaul700,000-800,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Dan Fleyshman Eliminated in 11th Place ($27,429)

Dan Fleyshman

Stehpen Chidwick raised to 160,000 from the hijack and then called the 760,000 three-bet jam Dan Fleyshman made from the big blind.

Dan Fleyshman:   
Stephen Chidwick:   

Fleyshman was ahead with his made hand until the     flop hit the felt giving Chidwick the nuts.

The   paired the board on the turn giving Fleyshmann a little hop but the   double-paired the board on the river ending his tournament in 11th place for $27,429.

Stephen Chidwick3,700,0002,500,000
Dan Fleyshman0-385,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Aditya Prasetyo Eliminated in 12th Place ($22,298); Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 13th Place ($22,298)

Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert shoved from under the gun for 375,000, Aditya Prasetyo re-shoved, and Aditya Agarwal went all in over the top, covering both players. The rest of the table folded.

Kenny Hallaert:   
Aditya Prasetyo:   
Aditya Agarwal:   

Hallaert and Prasetyo got no help after the       ran out on the board and they were both sent to the payout desk.

Aditya Agarwal2,500,0001,600,000
Kenny Hallaert0-1,300,000
Aditya Prasetyo0-1,200,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:48 AM Local Time
Abhinav Iyer Eliminated in 14th Place ($18,501)

Abhinav Iyer

Abhinav Iyer was all in for around 240,000 and was called by Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

Abhinav Iyer:   
Yevgeniy Timoshenko:   

Timoshenko was dominated as the flop came    . The   turn gave him a flush draw, which he completed on the   river to eliminate Iyer in 14th place.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko1,000,000500,000
Abhinav Iyer0-700,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time
Khamar Xaytavone Eliminated in 15th Place ($18,501)

Khamar Xaythavone

Khamar Xaytavone moved all in for around 250,000, Barth Melius re-shoved, and Stephen Chidwick called for less from the big blind.

Khamar Xaytavone:   
Stephen Chidwick:   
Barth Melius:   

Xaytavone took the lead on the     flop by making a pair of aces. Chidwick picked up a gutshot straight draw but didn't improve on the   turn.

The river brought the  , completing Chidwick's broadway straight. Xaytavone could only let out a laugh as he was eliminated, while Chidwick doubled through Melius.

Barth Melius2,100,000-200,000
Stephen Chidwick1,200,000-800,000
Khamar Xaytavone0-600,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:34 AM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:32 AM Local Time
Daniel Buzgon Eliminated in 16th Place ($15,674)

Daniel Buzgon

Daniel Buzgon shoved for around 125,000 and Kenny Hallaert, already with 60,000 in from the big blind, called to put him at risk.

Daniel Buzgon:   
Kenny Hallaert:   

Hallaert paired his seven on the     flop to take the lead and left Buzgon drawing dead when the   turn gave him two pair. The   fell on the river and Hallaert claimed Buzgon's bounty.

Kenny Hallaert1,300,000-200,000
Daniel Buzgon0-600,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:29 AM Local Time
Anton Wigg Eliminated in 17th Place ($15,674)

Anton Wigg

Barth Melius raised preflop before Anton Wigg shoved for 475,000. Haribhai Gopaul called in the big blind and Melius folded pocket fours.

Anton Wigg:   
Haribhai Gopaul:   

Wigg needed to dodge an ace to double up, but the     flop left him drawing to one out. He failed to hit the miracle on the    turn and river and busted in 17th place. Gopaul, meanwhile, claimed his first bounty of the tournament.

Barth Melius2,300,000-100,000
Haribhai Gopaul1,500,000700,000
Anton Wigg0-700,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Martin Jacobson Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,674)

Martin Jacobson

A series of preflop raises saw Martin Jacobson get his 840,000 stack in from middle position and Stephen Chidwick called from the cutoff holding a little more.

Martin Jacobson:   
Stephen Chidwick:   

Jacobson was racing for his tournament life but couldn't pull ahead as the       runout ended his tournament in 18th place for $15,674.

Martin Jacobson00