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
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
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|2||Barth Melius||United States||3,550,000||22|
|3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||2,270,000||14|
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
|1|| || ||$463,885|
|2|| || ||$286,705|
|3|| || ||$200,598|
|4|| || ||$142,840|
|5|| || ||$103,547|
|6|| || ||$76,442|
|7|| || ||$57,489|
|8||Haribhai Gopaul||United States||$44,060|
|9||Rainer Kempe||United 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 Agarwal||8,750,000||3,050,000 |
|Barth Melius||3,550,000||550,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||2,270,000||-330,000 |
|Romain Lewis||2,050,000||550,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||1,930,000||-470,000 |
|Uri Reichenstein||1,795,000||-105,000 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||1,065,000||65,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:42 AM Local Time
Haribhai Gopaul Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,060)
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.
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 Agarwal||5,700,000||650,000 |
|Haribhai Gopaul||0||-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.
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 Lewis||1,500,000||600,000 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||1,000,000||-400,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Rainer Kempe Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,424)
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.
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 Agarwal||5,050,000||2,050,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||0||-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)
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.
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 Agarwal||3,000,000||1,500,000 |
|John Hemme||0||-1,500,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:08 AM Local Time
Melius Doubles Through Agarwal
On the first hand of the unofficial final table, Barth Melius shoved for around 1,500,000 and Aditya Agarwal called.
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 Melius||3,000,000||1,500,000 |
|Aditya Agarwal||1,500,000||-1,500,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:07 AM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
|Aditya Agarwal||3,000,000||500,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||2,600,000||-1,100,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||2,400,000||1,500,000 |
|Uri Reichenstein||1,900,000||0 |
|Barth Melius||1,500,000||-600,000 |
|John Hemme||1,500,000||0 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||1,400,000||400,000 |
|Rainer Kempe||1,400,000||1,275,000 |
|Romain Lewis||900,000||500,000 |
|Haribhai Gopaul||700,000||-800,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Dan Fleyshman Eliminated in 11th Place ($27,429)
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.
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 Chidwick||3,700,000||2,500,000 |
|Dan Fleyshman||0||-385,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
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 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.
Hallaert and Prasetyo got no help after the ran out on the board and they were both sent to the payout desk.
|Aditya Agarwal||2,500,000||1,600,000 |
|Kenny Hallaert||0||-1,300,000 |
|Aditya Prasetyo||0||-1,200,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:48 AM Local Time
Abhinav Iyer Eliminated in 14th Place ($18,501)
Abhinav Iyer was all in for around 240,000 and was called by 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 Timoshenko||1,000,000||500,000 |
|Abhinav Iyer||0||-700,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time
Khamar Xaytavone Eliminated in 15th Place ($18,501)
Khamar Xaytavone moved all in for around 250,000, Barth Melius re-shoved, and Stephen Chidwick called for less from the big blind.
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 Melius||2,100,000||-200,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||1,200,000||-800,000 |
|Khamar Xaytavone||0||-600,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:34 AM Local Time
Level 26 started
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:32 AM Local Time
Daniel Buzgon Eliminated in 16th Place ($15,674)
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.
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 Hallaert||1,300,000||-200,000 |
|Daniel Buzgon||0||-600,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:29 AM Local Time
Anton Wigg Eliminated in 17th Place ($15,674)
Barth Melius raised preflop before Anton Wigg shoved for 475,000. Haribhai Gopaul called in the big blind and Melius folded pocket fours.
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 Melius||2,300,000||-100,000 |
|Haribhai Gopaul||1,500,000||700,000 |
|Anton Wigg||0||-700,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Martin Jacobson Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,674)
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.
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 Jacobson||0||0 |