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

Sunday, November 21, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

Event #86: Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $912,250
  • Entries: 1,025
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 22, 2021 3:09 AM Local Time
Michael McCauley Wins Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em

Michael McCauley

Michael McCauley was crowned the champion of Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) to win his first WSOP bracelet. The American defeated a 1,025-player field and beat British poker-pro Andy Wilson in heads-up play to win the $161,384 top prize.

McCauley had never cashed in a WSOP event before and only cashed in one daily deep stack earlier this year prior to this tournament. This was the only event McCauley played, besides the daily deep stack, and said "he was thinking about going to go play $2/$5 no limit cash game" but decided to jump into this tournament instead.

"This is my first WSOP so it's pretty amazing to come out here and win a bracelet. I was nervous but after I won a couple of pots I settled down and trusted my reads. I tried not to pay attention to the field, trusted my game and I believe I can play with the best of them."

Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Michael McCauley$161,384
2Andrew Wilson$99,742
3Neel Joshi$72,031
4Yuval Bronshtein$52,679
5Rajvir Dua$39,022
6Filippo Ragone$29,282
7Luigi Curcio$22,263
8Marc Lomeo$17,153
9Dara O'Kearney$13,395

A lot of familiar faces gave it a shot in this event, but fell short of the money places including 16-time WSOP champion Phil Hellmuth, five-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, Jason Wheeler, and Michael Wang.

Plenty of others did make the money though, as there were a total of 154 players that ended up winning a piece of the $912,250 prize pool. Some of those fortunate players included Ryan Riess (152th - $1,606), Aladin Reskallah (149th - $1,606), Landon Tice (130th - $1,606), and Michael Lech (124th - $1,757).

Final Table Action

The final table was action-packed in the super turbo event. The first final table casualty was the Player of the Year leader Josh Arieh, who shove all-in with king-high and ran into pocket fives in which Arieh never improved to be eliminated in 10th place.

Next to hit the rail was Dara O'Kearney who shoved all-in with queen-jack off suit and was called by Andy Wilson with ace-high and O'Kearney never improved on the board being eliminated in ninth place.

Marc Lomeo was next to go when his pocket fives lost the race against the ace-king of Luigi Curcio when Curcio hit a king on the flop and eliminated the short-stacked Lomeo to finish in eigth place.

Both Filippo Ragone and Luigi Curcio were eliminated in seventh and sixth place in a three-way all-in when McCauley hit a bicycle straight on the river to eliminate both players from the field.

Next to go was Rajvir Dua in fifth when his ace-queen was cracked by the king-high of Wilson when Wilson hit a king on the turn.

Eliminated in fourth place was Yuval Bronshtein who shoved with king-eight suited and was snap-called by McCauley with ace-queen.

In Level 34, Neel Joshi went all-in with king-two offsuit and was called by McCauley with pocket sixes. Joshi never improved on the board and fell in third place.

The runner-up Wilson was eliminated when he jammed all-in for his remaining 7.7 million chips after McCauley raised to 1.2 million and Wilson's seven-six suited didn't improve against McCauley's king-jack.

Congratulations to Michael McCauley for winning Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em.

Monday, November 22, 2021 2:53 AM Local Time
Andrew Wilson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($99,742)

Andrew Wilson

Michael McCauley raised on the button to 1,200,000 and Andrew Wilson jammed all-in for 7,700,000. McCauley quickly called.

Andrew Wilson:   
Michael McCauley:   

The flop came    , giving McCauley an open-ended straight draw. The   on the turn didn't hit either player and the   on the river meant Wilson was eliminated in second place, taking home $99,742.

Michael McCauley20,500,0009,000,000
Andrew Wilson0-9,000,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
Wilson Doubles

Michael McCauley jammed on the button and Andrew WIlson made the call.

Andrew Wilson:   
Michael McCauley:   

The flop came    , giving McCauley a flush draw and two live cards but the   on the turn and the   on the river were bricks and Wilson doubled up.

Michael McCauley11,500,000-500,000
Andrew Wilson9,000,0002,000,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:31 AM Local Time
Neel Joshi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($72,031)

Neel Joshi

Neel Joshi shoved in the small blind for about 4,000,000 and Michael McCauley wasted no time calling in the big blind.

Neel Joshi:   
Michael McCauley:   

Joshi had one over and couldn't connect on the       board, as McCauley improved to a flush to eliminate Joshi in third place.

Michael McCauley11,500,0003,700,000
Andrew Wilson8,950,0002,150,000
Neel Joshi0-6,700,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:27 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:24 AM Local Time
Yuval Bronshtein Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,679)

Yuval Bronshtein

Yuval Bronshtein went all-in for his remaining 2.5 million in chips or so and was quickly called by Michael McCauley to put him at risk for his tournament life.

Yuval Bronshtein:   
Michael McCauley:   

The board would run out       which would be no help to Bronshetein and he would be eliminated in fourth place.

Michael McCauley7,800,0003,600,000
Yuval Bronshtein0-3,100,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:19 AM Local Time
Rajvir Dua Eliminated in 5th Place ($39,022)

Rajur Dua

The action folded around to Andrew Wilson in the small blind and he jammed for 3,400,000. Rajvir Dua was in the big blind and called off his 3,100,000.

Rajvir Dua:   
Andrew WIlson:   

Dua was ahead with ace-high and the flop of     changed nothing. The   hit the turn, giving Wilson a pair of kings and Dua couldn't find an ace on the river as the   completed the board.

Andrew Wilson6,800,0002,400,000
Rajvir Dua0-3,375,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:15 AM Local Time
Dua Flops Top Pair to Double

Michael McCauley raised to 600,000 under the gun and Rajvir Dua three-bet all-in for 1,325,000 on the button. The action folded back around McCauley and he put in the chips to call.

Rajvir Dua:   
Michael McCauley:   

The flop came    , pairing Dua's nine for top pair. The turn was the   and the river was the  , securing his double up.

Michael McCauley4,200,000-200,000
Rajvir Dua3,375,0001,275,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:04 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 2:04 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Neel Joshi6,700,0002,850,000
Michael McCauley4,400,000-300,000
Andrew Wilson4,400,000285,000
Yuval Bronshtein3,100,000-1,065,000
Rajvir Dua2,100,00065,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:45 AM Local Time
Luigi Curcio Eliminated in 7th Place (22,263); Filippo Ragone Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,282)

Luigi Curcio

Filippo Ragone shoved in early position for 1,730,000, Michael McCauley jammed as well, and Luigi Curcio called off his remaining 880,000 chips.

Luigi Curcio:   
Filippo Ragone:   
Michael McCauley:   

The flop of     changed nothing as Curcio was in great shape to triple up. The   hit the turn and the   completed the bicycle straight for McCauley to eliminate both of his opponents at the same time. Curcio finished seventh place because he had fewer chips and Ragone took home sixth-place prize money.

Michael McCauley4,700,0002,000,000
Luigi Curcio0-1,800,000
Filippo Ragone0-1,730,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 240,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Ragone Wins Flip to Double

Filippo Ragone

Filippo Ragone shoved for 715,000 and the action folded around to Yuval Bronshtein in the big blind who made the call.

Filippo Ragone:   
Yuval Bronshtein:   

Ragone was able to fade the overcards as the board ran out      .

Yuval Bronshtein4,165,000145,000
Andrew Wilson4,115,000-120,000
Neel Joshi3,850,0001,050,000
Michael McCauley2,700,000240,000
Rajvir Dua2,035,000-3,065,000
Luigi Curcio1,800,000480,000
Filippo Ragone1,730,000865,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:29 AM Local Time
Bronshtein Doubles Up Through Joshi

Yuval Bronshtein

It folded around to Yuval Bronshtein on the button and he shoved all-in for his remaining two million in chips and was called by Neel Joshi in the big blind to put Bronshtein at risk.

Yuval Bronshtein:   
Neel Joshi:   

The board would run out       which was no help to Joshi and Bronshtein would double up his stack.

Yuval Bronshtein4,020,0002,950,000
Neel Joshi2,800,000-2,116,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Joshi Gets Saved on the River

Neel Joshi

The action folded around to Neel Joshi in the cutoff and he ripped his entire stack of 2,485,000. The button and small blind quickly folded before Wilson snap-called.

Neel Joshi:   
Andrew Wilson:   

Joshi ran into a monster against the chip leader and the     flop gave him a pair of jacks. The   hit the turn, giving him a flush draw to go along with his pair and the   on the river meant he doubled up for a monster pot with two pair.

Neel Joshi4,916,0003,006,000
Andrew Wilson4,235,000-2,825,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:15 AM Local Time
Marc Lomeo Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,153)

Marc Lomeo

Andrew Wilson raised to 325,000 in early position and Marc Lomeo shoved his 425,000 in the middle before Luigi Curcio announced he was all-in and Wilson got out of the way.

Marc Lomeo:   
Luigi Curcio:   

It was a classic race and the board ran out       for Curcio to make two pair and eliminate Lomeo in eight place for $17,153.

Luigi Curcio2,360,0001,040,000
Marc Lomeo0-850,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:15 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:12 AM Local Time
Dara O'Kearney Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,395)

Dara O'Kearney

Dara O'Kearney shoved in early position for about 300,000 and Andrew Wilson called next to act.

Dara O'Kearney:   
Andrew Wilson:   

Wilson was ahead with ace-high and the board ran out       for him to eliminate O'Kearney with a pair of aces.

Andrew Wilson7,060,0001,060,000
Dara O'Kearney0-320,000
Monday, November 22, 2021 1:07 AM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 10th Place ($10,604)

Josh Arieh

Josh Arieh went all-in for his remaining 650,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Andrew Wilson on the button who made the call to put Arieh at risk for his tournament life.

Josh Arieh:   
Andrew Wilson:   

The board would run out       giving Arieh a pair of fours but not enough and he was eliminated in 10th place.

Andrew Wilson6,000,000-250,000
Josh Arieh0-550,000