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

Sunday, October 03, 2021 to Sunday, October 03, 2021

Online Event #2: WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em BIG 500

  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $480,150
  • Entries: 742
  • Remaining: 1

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, October 4, 2021 5:34 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
"NJ_AcesmarkA" Wins WSOP Gold in WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500

WSOP Bracelet

After nearly 12 hours of action on WSOP.com, "NJ_AcesmarkA" beat "Skullkid" heads up to claim the second online tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker's opening weekend. The champion outlasted 742 players and 325 rebuys to win a WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $89,356 from a $480,150 prize pool in the WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold'em BIG 500.

Among the 742 entrants were a plethora of decorated champions that made their presence felt late in the tournament. WSOP gold bracelet winners Brent "UncleRon" Hanks (24th - $2,593), David "vincevegas" ODB Baker (14th - $3,985), and former main event champion Ryan "BitC0in" Riess (11th - $5,042) all went on a deep run but fell short of collecting more WSOP gold. Six-time WSOP champion Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu chipped up throughout the day but finished in 54th place after faltering in the final stretch.

WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold'em BIG 500 Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1"NJ_AcesmarkA"United States$89,356
2"Skullkid"United States$55,217
3"DrDonkitoff"United States$39,084
4"SwaggyK"United States$28,041
5Jeremy "Thekid101" PekarekUnited States$20,358
6Jesse "Patient0" YaginumaUnited States$14,981
7Melissa "LuckMgmt" BryneUnited States$11,187
8Giovanni "John7012" BalistreriUnited States$8,451
9"BDub0927"United States$6,482

Final table action got underway quickly with the elimination of "BDub0927" when "DrDonkitoff" turned an ace to bust pocket queens. The final table's lone WSOP champion Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek soon eliminated Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri in eighth place and Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne bowed out in seventh after an impressive run.

Jeremy Pekarek
Jeremy Pekarek

The turning point for final table chip leaders "NJ_AcesmarkA" and "Skullkid" came when six players remained and "NJ_AcesmarkA" busted Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma with pocket kings. "Skullkid" eliminated Pekarek in fifth place with pocket tens and "NJ_AcesmarkA" sent "SwaggyK" to the rail in fourth place with a turned straight.

"NJ_AcesmarkA" extended the lead early in three-handed play and soon eliminated "DrDonkitoff" in third place with a pair of eights on the flop. "Skullkid" started heads up with a deficit and fought hard to gain an advantage over nearly 30 minutes, but "NJ_AcesmarkA" fended off the challenge and closed the deal on the WSOP gold bracelet shortly after 5 a.m. PT.

This wraps up coverage of the WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold'em BIG 500. Thank you for joining the PokerNews live reporting team and be sure to check back tomorrow to follow all of the action live from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Monday, October 4, 2021 5:05 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
"Skullkid" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($55,217)

WSOP Bracelet

Soon after the player break, "Skullkid" was eliminated by "NJ_AcesmarkA" in second place.

"NJ_AcesmarkA" wins the WSOP gold bracelet and $89,356 and "Skullbum" picks up $55,217 for second place.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's action from the PokerNews live reporting team.

nj_acesmarka14,840,0001,652,000
Skullkid0-8,152,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:56 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
Player Break

The final two players are on a five-minute break.

Monday, October 4, 2021 4:48 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 5 hours ago)
Final Two Update

The final two players have been trading small pots and remain close to where they started.

nj_acesmarka13,188,000-2,103,280
Skullkid8,152,0002,103,280
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:35 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
"DrDonkitoff" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($39,084)

Blinds 120,000/240,000 (30,000)

"NJ_AcesmarkA" raised to 480,000 from the button and "DrDonkitoff" shoved from the big blind for 491,280. The call was made.

"NJ_AcesmarkA":   
"DrDonkitoff":   

The board ran out       with no help for "DrDonkitoff" and the tournament was down to its final two players.

nj_acesmarka15,291,2802,671,280
Skullkid6,048,7201,944,360
DrDonkitoff0-3,615,640
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:23 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
"NJ_AcesmarkA" Extends the Lead

"NJ_AcesmarkA" has opened up a lead in three-handed play.

nj_acesmarka12,620,0002,748,080
Skullkid4,104,360-4,249,986
DrDonkitoff3,615,6401,224,560
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:15 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
"SwaggyK" Eliminated in 4th Place ($28,041)

Blinds 100,000/200,000 (25,000)

"NJ_AcesmarkA" raised to 400,000 on the button and "SwaggyK" shoved from the big blind for 1,621,160. "NJ_AcesmarkA" called.

"SwaggyK":   
"NJ_AcesmarkA":   

The board was       and the turned straight eliminated "SwaggyK" in fourth place.

nj_acesmarka9,871,9201,073,506
swaggyk0-1,716,160
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:06 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek Eliminated in 5th Place ($20,358)

Blinds 80,000/160,000 (20,000)

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek open-shoved his last 2,979,866 from under the gun and action folded around to "Skullkid" in the big blind for a call.

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek:   
"Skullkid":   

The board ran out       and the tens held to eliminate Pekarek from the tournament in fifth place.

nj_acesmarka8,798,4141,557,654
Skullkid8,354,3464,501,674
DrDonkitoff2,391,080-3,854,462
swaggyk1,716,160688,080
Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek0-2,972,946
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:55 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Player Break

The final five players are now on a five-minute break.

Monday, October 4, 2021 3:43 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Final Five Chip Counts
nj_acesmarka7,240,7601,340,000
DrDonkitoff6,245,5423,765,766
Skullkid3,852,672-640,502
Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek2,972,946-487,211
swaggyk1,028,080-1,340,000
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:39 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 6 hours ago)
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,981)

Blinds 50,000/100,000 (12,500)

Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma open-shoved from the button and "NJ_AcesmarkA" called from the big blind.

Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma:   
"NJ_AcesmarkA":   

The board ran out       and the kings full of twos made quick work to send Yaginuma to the rail in sixth place.

nj_acesmarka5,900,7601,393,960
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma0-2,522,228
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:27 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne Eliminated in 7th Place ($11,187)

Melissa Bryne

Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne was eliminated in seventh place.

Melissa Bryne
Melissa Bryne
Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne0-1,900,837
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:22 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,451)

Blinds 50,000/100,000 (12,500)

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek raised to 160,000 from the button and Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri shoved for 200,831 from the small blind. Pekarek called.

Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri:   
Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek:   

The board ran out       and the aces held to eliminate Balistreri in eighth place.

Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek3,460,157-74,169
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri0-560,831
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:14 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
"BDub0927" Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,482)

Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000)

"DrDonkitoff" raised to 160,000 from middle position and "Bdub0927" three-bet shoved for 691,272 from the big blind. "DrDonkitoff" called.

"BDub0927":   
"DrDonkitoff":   

The board ran out       and the turned ace was good enough to crack the queens and send "BDub0927" to the rail in ninth place.

DrDonkitoff2,479,7761,229,888
Bdub09270-814,706
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:09 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
"SwaggyK" Flushes for a Double

Blinds 30,000/60,000 (7,500)

Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri raised from the small blind and "SwaggyK" three-bet jammed. Balistreri called and turned over   . "SwaggyK" had   .

The board ran out       and the rivered flush was good enough to catch the three fours for a double.

swaggyk2,368,0801,851,510
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri560,831-1,240,640
SuperDraft - Free Sportsbook
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:01 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Final Table Chip Counts

Final Table
Final Table
nj_acesmarka4,506,800-1,080,572
Skullkid4,493,1741,580,217
Jeremy "Thekid101" Pekarek3,534,3261,316,456
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma2,522,22845,000
Melissa "LuckMgmt" Bryne1,900,83741,501
Giovanni "John7012" Balistreri1,801,471-501,725
DrDonkitoff1,249,888901,069
Bdub0927814,70677,108
swaggyk516,570-239,318
Monday, October 4, 2021 2:56 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
"USMC_USA" Eliminated in 10th Place ($5,042)

Blinds 30,000/60,000 (7,500)

Just before the break, "USMC_USA" got it in before the flop from the button and Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma called from the big blind.

"USMC_USA":   
Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma:   

The board ran out       and the rivered queen burst the final table bubble.

Jesse "Patient0" Yaginuma2,477,2281,790,389
USMC_USA0-735,614
Monday, October 4, 2021 2:55 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Player Break

The final table is now on a five-minute break.

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
Ryan "BitC0in" Riess Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,042)

Blinds 30,000/60,000 (7,500)

Ryan "BitC0in" Riess open-shoved for 770,074 from the cutoff and "NJ_AcesmarkA" called from the button.

Ryan "BitC0in" Riess:   
"NJ_AcesmarkA":   

The board ran out       and big slick held to knock the former Riess out of the tournament.

nj_acesmarka5,587,372720,074
Ryan "BitC0in" Riess0-1,783,079
Monday, October 4, 2021 2:42 AM Local Time (about 16 days and 7 hours ago)
"Mspinninti" Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,042)

Blinds 30,000/60,000 (7,500)

"NJ_AcesmarkA" raised from the cutoff and "Mspinninti" shoved for just over 1 million from the big blind. "NJ_AcesmarkA" called and "Mspinninti" was at risk.

"MSpinninti":   
"NJ_AcesmarkA":   

The board ran out       and the pair of aces knocked "Mspinninti" out of the tournament.

nj_acesmarka4,867,2983,123,969
Mspinninti0-1,522,352
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