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

Sunday, October 17, 2021 to Sunday, October 17, 2021

Online Event #4: PLO Crazy 8's

  • Buy-in: $888
  • Prizepool: $417,600
  • Entries: 522
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, October 18, 2021 5:36 AM Local Time
Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker Wins First Bracelet and $95,338 in Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8’s 8-Max

WSOP Bracelet

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker of Washington won his first World Series of Poker bracelet early Monday morning by taking down (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8's 8-Max [3x Re-entry] for a score worth $95,338. Stoker had to get through a field of 295 entrants before defeating Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj during a heads-up battle that finished in under 30 minutes.

The tournament generated a prize pool of $417,600 and it took over 11 hours for a winner to emerge. Stoker entered the eight-handed final table fifth in chips and was able to chip up by knocking out Edward "eddiegood598" Espino, who finished in seventh when his two pair was no good against the set of the eventual champion. Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8's 8-Max Final Results

 1Ryan "Santasbzack2" StokerUnited States$95,338
 2Tony "tonisinz" SinishtajUnited States$58,756
 3"qpoker205"United States$40,131
 4"Draw5"United States$27,896
 5Chan Woo "Rikishi" KimUnited States$19,794
 6Andrew "randylerch" KelsallUnited States$14,282
 7Edward "eddiegood598" EspinoUnited States$10,524
 8Allan "atl777" LeUnited States$7,983

Stoker began heads-up play with the chip advantage after eliminating "qpoker205" when he made two pair against the latter player's overpair. Sinishtaj, who entered the final table with a commanding chip lead, briefly took the lead during heads-up play before Stoker took it right back, and he eliminated Sinishtaj shortly after.

Stoker had to get through a star-studded field to earn his first WSOP bracelet — a field that included Daniel "Dnegs" Negreanu, Yuri "domenicus18" Dzivielevski, Jason "EddieVedder" Koon and Dylan "Iheartcookie" Weisman, who himself won his first bracelet just days ago in Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $888 PLO Crazy 8's 8-Max [3x Re-entry], but be sure to check out the live reporting team's coverage of other WSOP events.

Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03 AM Local Time
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj Eliminated in 2nd Place ($58,756)

Tony Sinishtaj

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj briefly re-took the chip lead but then Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker took it back.

The two then got in an all-in confrontation that went in favor of Stoker and Sinishtaj was eliminated in second place for a score of $58,756.

PokerNews could not capture the final hand as the final table closed immediately after Stoker secured the victory.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker10,600,0007,042,888
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj0-6,942,888
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:47 AM Local Time
Sinishtaj Takes Chip Lead

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj has taken the chip lead early in heads-up play after winning a series of small pots.

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj6,942,8882,680,776
Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker3,557,112-2,620,776
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:46 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 0
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:45 AM Local Time
"qpoker205" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($40,131)

"qpoker205" three-bet to one million in the small blind and Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker called after opening on the button.

"qpoker205" then moved in for 1.8 million on the flop of     and Stoker called.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker:     

Stoker was on a flush draw but didn't need it as the board ran out    and he had the best hand with two pair, sending "qpoker205" to the rail.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker6,177,8883,362,064
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj4,262,112250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:31 AM Local Time
"qpoker205" Doubles Twice

"qpoker205" scored two double-ups nearly back-to-back against Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker and Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj to stay in contention.

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj4,012,112-1,535,516
Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker2,815,824283,968
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:27 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 0
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:26 AM Local Time
"Draw5" Eliminated in 4th Place ($27,896)

In a single-raised pot, "Draw5" bet 600,000 on the     flop and called off for 17,426 more when Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker raised.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker:     

"Draw5" had a set but was eliminated when the    runout gave Stoker a flush.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker2,531,8561,057,426
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:22 AM Local Time
Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim Eliminated in 5th Place ($19,794)

Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim got all of his chips in against Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj on the turn on a board of     .

Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim:     
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj:     

Kim was on a flush draw against Sinishtaj's set and couldn't get there as the   hit on the river.

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj5,547,6281,095,712
Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim0-1,027,856
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:11 AM Local Time
Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,282)

Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall four-bet shoved in the cutoff for 746,140 and Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj called in the big blind.

Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall:     
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj:     

Kelsall couldn't get there against the kings of his opponent and was eliminated after the board ran out      .

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj4,451,916816,140
Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall0-259,320
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:06 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 0
Monday, October 18, 2021 4:00 AM Local Time
Edward "eddiegood598" Espino Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,524)

In the hand before the break, Edward "eddiegood598" Espino got all-in on a flop of     and Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim and Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker both called.

Stoker bet on the   turn and Kim folded, getting the hand heads-up.

Edward "eddiegood598" Espino:     
Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker:     

Stoker had a set and eliminated Espino as the   peeled off on the river.

Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker1,474,430784,464
Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim1,027,856-387,215
Edward "eddiegood598" Espino0-1,254,247
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:56 AM Local Time
Players on Another Break

The remaining players are on another five-minute break.

Monday, October 18, 2021 3:50 AM Local Time
Allan "atl777" Le Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,983)

In a heads-up pot, Allan "atl777" Le check-raised to 600,000 on a flop of     and called off for 46,319 more when Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj re-raised.

Allan "atl777" Le:     
Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj:     

Le couldn't get there as the board ran out    and was the first player out at the final table.

Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj3,635,7761,828,819
Allan "atl777" Le0-976,639
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:44 AM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:43 AM Local Time
Final Table Redraw
 1Tony "tonisinz" Sinishtaj2,854,457
 2Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim1,184,603
 3Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker1,130,936
 4Andrew "randylerch" Kelsall536,140
 5Allan "atl777" Le896,319
 8Edward "eddiegood598" Espino56,1747
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:38 AM Local Time
"fuyopame" Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,055)

"fuyopame" was eliminated on the final table bubble in ninth place for a cash of $6,055 before hand-for-hand play could begin.

Monday, October 18, 2021 3:36 AM Local Time
Steve "gborooo" Gross Eliminated in 10th Place ($4,719)

Steve "gborooo" Gross four-bet shoved for 423,060 in the small blind and "Draw5" called in the big blind.

Steve "gborooo" Gross:     

The board ran out       and Gross was eliminated as he couldn't get ahead of his opponent's kings.

Steve "gborooo" Gross0-534,030
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:22 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 0
Monday, October 18, 2021 3:14 AM Local Time
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel Eliminated in 11th Place ($4,719)

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel limped in from the small blind and bet 40,000 on a flop of    . Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim in the big blind called.

Ohel then check-jammed for 494,554 on the   turn and Kim called.

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel:     
Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim:     

Kim had trips and eliminated Ohel when the river brought the  .

Chan Woo "Rikishi" Kim1,415,0711,150,291
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel0-272,057
Playtika - Jason Alexander