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

Friday, November 19, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

Event #83: The Closer - No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,540,505
  • Entries: 1,903
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Osman Ihlamur Bags Big on Day 1a of Event #83: $1,500 The Closer

Osman Ihlamur

Day 1a of Event #83: $1500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em has concluded and has generated a $1,070,670 prize pool from it's 802 entrants. A total of 121 players made the money and only 25 players remain.

Leading the field is Osman Ihlamur with 1,765,000 in chips, this would be Ihlamur's first cash of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Dimitar Danchev (1,635,000), Wesley Belding (1,620,000), Kenny Hallaert (1,250,000) and Chris Moorman (1,250,000) round out the top five players who bagged big on Day 1a.

Day 1a attracted a few notables such as recent bracelet winner David Moses, five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, three-time bracelet winners David Pham and Chance Kornuth and fan-favorite Pat Lyons who were unable to find a bag at the end of the night.

These surviving players will return on Sunday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m local time to play down to a winner. Play will resume at Level 23 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000. Day 1b gets underway Saturday, November 20 at 11 p.m. PT.

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:12 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Osman Ihlamur1,765,000565,000
Dimitar Danchev1,635,0001,635,000
Wesley Belding1,620,000-180,000
Kenny Hallaert1,250,000150,000
Chris Moorman1,250,00050,000
Gergely Kulcsar1,200,0001,200,000
Martins Adeniya1,190,0001,190,000
Ben Palmer920,000920,000
Rainer Kempe705,000-70,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:06 AM Local Time
Tournament Play Has Ended

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:49 AM Local Time
Lappin Secures A Double Up

David Lappin

Lappin raised to about 150,000 from under the gun leaving himself about 25,000 behind. A player in middle position called and it went heads up to a flop of    .

Both players checked to the turn of  . Lappin pushed the last of his chips towards the middle signalling an all-in and the player in middle position called, covering him.

David Lappin:   
Middle Position:   

The river was the   and Lappin secured the double with a pair of jacks.

David Lappin375,000140,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:28 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time
Assorted Big Stacks
Wesley Belding1,800,0001,270,000
Osman Ihlamur1,200,0000
Chris Moorman1,200,0001,136,000
Joao Simao1,100,000560,000
Kenny Hallaert1,100,000530,000
Bin Liu1,000,0001,000,000
Rainer Kempe775,000285,000
Ofer Wexler700,000270,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:52 PM Local Time
Osman Rivers A Boat

The action picked up when Osman Ihlamur fired out a 75,000 bet on the turn with the board reading     .

Next to act Kalyan Cheekuri shoved all-in for about 400,000 for his tournament life. Ihlamur requested a count and flicked in the call, covering Cheekuri.

Kalyan Cheekuri:   
Osman Ihlamur:   

The river was the   giving Ihlamur the winner with a full house of kings over queens.

Osman Ihlamur1,200,000620,000
Kalyan Cheekuri00
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:27 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:09 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on the last 20-minute break of the night. The yellow 1,000 chips will be colored up.

Gorilla Gaming
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:54 PM Local Time
Fields Secures A Double Up

Eric Fields

The player on the button opened to 29,000 then the small blind shoved all-in for 170,000. Eric Fields pushed his last 90,000 to the middle from the big blind and the button folded.

Eric Fields:   
Small Blind:   

The board ran out       and Fields secured a double up with a pair of jacks.

Eric Fields200,000200,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 12,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:29 PM Local Time
Assorted Big Stacks
Stephen Song940,000940,000
Ken Weinstein610,000610,000
Sebastian Gahl605,00035,000
Osman Ihlamur580,000580,000
Kenny Hallaert570,000570,000
Luke Martinelli550,000550,000
Joao Simao540,000540,000
Wesley Belding530,000530,000
Edgardo Rosavio520,000520,000
Rainer Kempe490,000
Ofer Wexler430,000430,000
Ian Modder415,000415,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:08 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 10,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 9:46 PM Local Time
Gahl Busts Opponent On The Stone Bubble

A short-stacked player shoved all-in on the stone bubble and Sebastian Gahl called from behind, covering him.

Short Stack:   
Sebastian Gahl:   

The board ran out       and Gahl busted a short stack on the stone bubble with two pair, queens and fours.

Sebastian Gahl570,000570,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 19, 2021 9:37 PM Local Time
Hand for Hand

The tournament is now in hand for hand play.

Friday, November 19, 2021 9:18 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 20-minute break and the 500 pink chips will be colored up.

Friday, November 19, 2021 9:17 PM Local Time
Kim Catches A Bluff

Minkyun Kim - Sun Choi

David Moses opened to 12,000 from late position and Minkyun Kim called on the button. The small blind raised to 38,000 both Moses and Kim called to the flop of    .

The small blind bet 40,000. Moses folded and Kim shoved all-in and the small blind called, covering him.

Minkyun Kim:   
Small Blind:   

The board ran out    and Kim doubled up with a full house, queens over eights.

Minkyun Kim235,000235,000
David Moses140,000118,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 8:37 PM Local Time
Prize Pool Announced

The prize pool for Day 1a has been announced. Day 1a generated a $1,070,670 prize pool, paying a total of 121 players with the minimum cash being worth $2,403.

Friday, November 19, 2021 8:30 PM Local Time
Rich Gets The Call

Jacob Rich

The action was picked up in a heads-up pot on the river with about 45,000 in the middle on a board reading      .

Jacob Rich fired out a bet of 22,000. His opponent went into the tank before flicking in the call. Rich showed    for the king-high flush.

Jacob Rich290,000145,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander