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

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021

Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $1,979
  • Prizepool: $826,050
  • Entries: 468
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:49 AM Local Time
Jerry Wong Bags Big In Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

Jerry Wong

After 17 levels of play, Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em gathered 469 entrants to build a prize pool of $801,931 and a first place of $172,499 with only 63 making it through Day 2.

One of the big stacks finishing out the day was Marc Rivera, who bagged up 721,000. Rivera had a chip lead from the early parts of the day and only extended his lead during the bubble where he played several aggressive hands that added over 350,000 to his overall chip count. Rivera is number one on the Philippines all-time money list but has yet to collect a bracelet. Rivera will be searching for his first piece of WSOP jewelry on Thursday.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Marc RiveraPhilippines721,00072
2Jerry WongUnited States700,00070
3Payam KaramiUnited States630,00063
4Eder MurataBrazil560,00056
5Laurent PolitoFrance486,00049
6Phil ScalettaUnited States462,00046
7Abhinav IyerIndia442,00044
8Sonia ShashikhinaRussia425,00043
9Michael AcevedoCosta Rica419,00042
10Christian PhamVietnam402,00040

Another player who bagged a big stack at the end of the day was Jerry Wong, who ended the day with 700,000. Coming right off of a 10th place finish in Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha and a runner-up finish in Event #74 $2,500 Big Bet Mix as well as eight other cashes during this series, Wong will be setting up for another deep run to collect his first WSOP bracelet.

Many players came out to play, with the added bonus of collecting bounties of Hall of Famers being ever so alluring. Some of those who bagged included; Sonia Shashikhina (425,000), Maria Lampropulos (383,000), Ole Schemion (333,000), Dylan Wilkerson (240,000), Kevin Rabichow (132,000), and bracelet winner Joao Vieira (75,000).

There were eleven hall of famer bounties that were in play that included the likes of Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Eli Elezra, Barry Greenstein, Scotty Nguyen, Barbara Enright, Linda Johnson, Tom McEvoy, Jack McClelland, Phil Hellmuth, and Lyle Berman as well as one additional bounty for actor Vince Vaughn who took his seat in the tournament as well. All of them were eliminated and unable to bag Day 2.

Other players who found themselves unable to find a bag included Martin Jacobson, Damian Salas, Ryan Leng, Shaun Deeb, Jake Schwartz and Harry Lodge to name a few.

The players will return Thursday at 12 p.m. at The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante. Play will continue until there are five players remaining. Stay tuned to PokerNews to stay updated on the progression and conclusion of this tournament and many others.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
Amazon4561Heather AlcornUnited States64,0006
Amazon4562Girish ApteUnited States132,00013
Amazon4563Sriharsha DoddapaneniIndia226,00023
Amazon4566Victor Peixoto MoreiraBrazil75,0008
Amazon4567Jerry WongUnited States700,00070
Amazon4568Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria341,00034
Amazon4569Jonathan ThermeFrance79,0008
Amazon4571Marvin KarlinsUnited States220,00022
Amazon4572Maria LampropulosArgentina383,00038
Amazon4573Phil ScalettaUnited States462,00046
Amazon4574Wilbern HoffmanUnited States129,00013
Amazon4576Gwilym EnstoneUnited States302,00030
Amazon4577Steve KarpUnited States130,00013
Amazon4578Arthur ConanFrance305,00031
Amazon4579Tyler NorrisUnited States48,0005
Amazon4581Luigi ShehadehItaly183,00018
Amazon4583Eder MurataBrazil560,00056
Amazon4584Marc RiveraPhilippines721,00072
Amazon4586Scott DaviesCanada96,00010
Amazon4587Kevin RabichowUnited States132,00013
Amazon4588Michael PanosGermany10,0001
Amazon4589Giovani TorrePortugal329,00033
Amazon4591John DolanUnited States312,00031
Amazon4592Mohammad HaghdoustUnited States116,00012
Amazon4593Aiman AbdelkarimUnited States120,00012
Amazon4594Lawrence WhyteUnited States248,00025
Amazon4595Artem SloitsevRussia49,0005
Amazon4596Payam KaramiUnited States630,00063
Amazon4597Igor DurselUnited Kingdom40,0004
Amazon4598Andrew MartinUnited Kingdom170,00017
Amazon4599Stephen SeffenseUnited States225,00023
Amazon4631Ronald SullivanUnited States339,00034
Amazon4632Emmanuel RapinierFrance144,00014
Amazon4633Eugene CastroUnited States234,00023
Amazon4635Peter JohnsonUnited States163,00016
Amazon4636Michael AcevedoCosta Rica419,00042
Amazon4637David LappinIreland3,0000
Amazon4638David SomersUnited States55,0006
Amazon4639Michael GathyBelgium202,00020
Amazon4641Christin MaschmannGermany37,0004
Amazon4642Christopher CullenUnited States150,00015
Amazon4643Joao VieiraPortugal75,0008
Amazon4645Yueqi ZhuUnited States74,0007
Amazon4646Sonia ShashikhinaRussia425,00043
Amazon4647Dylan WilkersonUnited States240,00024
Amazon4648Michael GloessGermany137,00014
Amazon4649Borja GrossUnited Kingdom120,00012
Amazon4651Gerald TejadaUnited States97,00010
Amazon4652Ole SchemionAustria333,00033
Amazon4653Bryce McvayUnited States204,00020
Amazon4655Matthew BingelUnited States136,00014
Amazon4656Christian PhamVietnam402,00040
Amazon4657Bin LiuUnited States348,00035
Amazon4658Laurent PolitoFrance486,00049
Amazon4659James AlexanderUnited States10
Amazon4661Benjamin UnderwoodCanada362,00036
Amazon4662Timothy FlankUnited States319,00032
Amazon4663Jacob PowersUnited States208,00021
Amazon4665Thomas ZanotUnited States127,00013
Amazon4666Sebastien ComelFrance38,0004
Amazon4667Thomas BoivinBelgium157,00016
Amazon4668Abhinav IyerIndia442,00044
Amazon4669Romain NussmannFrance56,0006
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:44 AM Local Time
End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts
Marc Rivera721,000201,000
Jerry Wong700,000120,000
Payam Karami630,0000
Eder Murata560,000130,000
Laurent Polito486,000166,000
Phil Scaletta462,000462,000
Abhinav Iyer442,000172,000
Sonia Shashikhina425,000425,000
Michael Acevedo419,0000
Christian Pham402,000402,000
Maria Lampropulos383,000110,000
Benjamin Underwood362,000362,000
Bin Liu348,000348,000
Radoslav Stoyanov341,000-24,000
Ronald Sullivan339,000339,000
Ole Schemion333,000-27,000
Giovani Torre329,000329,000
Timothy Flank319,000319,000
John Dolan312,000312,000
Arthur Conan305,000-255,000
Gwilym Enstone302,000302,000
Lawrence Whyte248,000248,000
Dylan Wilkerson240,000187,000
Eugene Castro234,000118,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni226,000-24,000
Stephen Seffense225,000225,000
Marvin Karlins220,00017,000
Jacob Powers208,00048,000
Bryce Mcvay204,000204,000
Michael Gathy202,000202,000
Luigi Shehadeh183,00048,000
Andrew Martin170,000170,000
Peter Johnson163,000163,000
Thomas Boivin157,000157,000
Christopher Cullen150,000150,000
Emmanuel Rapinier144,000144,000
Michael Gloess137,000-173,000
Matthew Bingel136,000136,000
Kevin Rabichow132,000132,000
Girish Apte132,000-71,000
Steve Karp130,000130,000
Wilbern Hoffman129,000129,000
Thomas Zanot127,000127,000
Aiman Abdelkarim120,000120,000
Borja Gross120,00068,000
Mohammad Haghdoust116,000116,000
Gerald Tejada97,00097,000
Scott Davies96,00096,000
Jonathan Therme79,00079,000
Joao Vieira75,000-30,000
Victor Peixoto Moreira75,00075,000
Yueqi Zhu74,00074,000
Heather Alcorn64,00064,000
Romain Nussmann56,00056,000
David Somers55,00055,000
Artem Sloitsev49,00049,000
Tyler Norris48,0000
Igor Dursel40,00040,000
Sebastien Comel38,00038,000
Christin Maschmann37,000-54,000
Michael Panos10,00010,000
David Lappin3,000-129,000
James Alexander1-166,999
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:36 AM Local Time
Poker Home Game Player Wins $4,000,000 in Main Event
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:05 AM Local Time
Tournament Play Has Ended For The Night

Tournament play has ended for the night. End of night chip counts and full recap to follow.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Three More Hands

The floor has announced that there will only be three more hands dealt at this tournament.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:51 AM Local Time
Yoshimichi Falls Short of The Money

Payam Karami

Makoto Yoshimichi shoved all-in preflop for about 100,000 from middle position and Payam Karami called on the button, covering him.

Makoto Yoshimichi:   
Payam Karami:   

The board ran out       and Karami eliminated Yoshimichi on the stone bubble with a pair of jacks.

Payam Karami630,00090,000
Makoto Yoshimichi00
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Konnikova Eliminated Short of the Money

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova was all-in on the big blind and three additional callers saw a flop, including Laurent Polito in the small blind.

The flop came out     and Polito bet 10,000 which the other two players called.

The turn came an   and Polito sized up to 37,000 which elicited two folds and the cards were turned up.

Maria Konnikova:   
Laurent Polito:   

Polito had flopped trip-fours which was good against Konnikova's pair of threes. She was drawing dead before the   river completed the board and the total number of remaining was moved down to 72 players.

Laurent Polito320,000
Maria Konnikova0-172,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:29 AM Local Time
Doddapaneni Makes The Call

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

Marc Rivera bet 100,000 on a board reading      putting Doddapaneni to the test for his tournament life. Doddapaneni went deep into the tank before finally flicking in the call.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni:   
Marc Rivera:   

The river was   and Doddapaneni scored the double up with king high.

Marc Rivera520,000-230,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni250,000250,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Hand For Hand Begins

The clock reads 73 entrants, only two away from the money.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:52 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 8,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:52 AM Local Time
Wong Applies Bubble Pressure

Jerry Wong raised to 12,000 and action folded around to the big blind who called.

The flop came down     and the big blind checked over to Wong who sized down to 10,000. The big blind went into the tank for a bit before folding his    face-up.

"Not a good flop for you," said Wong as he raked in the pot.

Jerry Wong580,00090,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:31 AM Local Time
Assorted Big Stacks
Marc Rivera750,000
Arthur Conan560,000
Carlos Loving550,000
Payam Karami540,000451,000
Eder Murata430,000
Radoslav Stoyanov365,000
Ole Schemion360,00047,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
Barnum's Snowmen Hold

The action picked up with Justin Barnum all-in and at risk against Gianluca Speranza who had the covering stack.

Justin Barnum:   
Gianluca Speranza:   

The board ran out       and Barnum breathed a sigh of relief as his tournament life was no longer at risk.

Gianluca Speranza83,000-108,000
Justin Barnum46,000-7,000
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:12 AM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time

Players have gone on their final 20-minute break of the night.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Jerry Wong490,000340,000
Ole Schemion313,000274,000
Maria Lampropulos273,00027,000
Maria Konnikova172,000-35,000
David Lappin132,000-128,000
Joao Vieira105,0003,000
Christin Maschmann91,000-32,000
Dylan Wilkerson53,000-50,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time
Iyer Scores The Last Bounty

Abhinav Iyer

Abhinav Iyer raised to 8,000 in middle position. Jack McClelland three-bet to 25,000 from behind then Iyer shoved all-in putting McClelland at risk for his tournament life. McClelland called and the cards were flipped over.

Jack McClelland:   
Abhinav Iyer:   

Iyer's cowboys held after the       ran out on the board and he scored a $2,014 bounty with a pair of kings.

Abhinav Iyer270,000118,000
Jack McClelland0-85,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time
Apte "Finds Help"

Action picked up with Girish Apte all-in and at risk with one player having called. "Dealer give me some help," he said before the cards were turned up.

Girish Apte:   

The       ran out on the board to give Apte an unneeded full house to take down the pot.

"Thank you, dealer. I will mow your lawn for a week," Apte joked after the hand.

Girish Apte203,000108,000
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:19 PM Local Time
Oxman Eliminated By Karlins

Ari Oxman raised his last 18,000 into the middle from early position and Marvin Karlins snap-called him from middle position. The action folded around and Karlins said "I have a pair."

Marvin Karlins:   
Ari Oxman:   

On the     gave Oxman a pair of tens which pulled him ahead, but Karlins had a diamond flush draw to still have some outs. The turn came the  , which gave him aces and tens, but the river came the  . Oxman slammed the table as Karlins had hit a set of nines to eliminate him from the tournament.

The tournament clock reads 82 players with only eleven more eliminations until the bubble.

Marvin Karlins203,00028,000
Ari Oxman0-150,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander