2021 World Series of Poker

Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
1,200,000 / 2,400,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1a
Jogadores em jogo

Mustapha Kanit Bags the Chip Lead After 2021 WSOP Main Event Day 1a

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

The Main Event is underway! Day 1a of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship wrapped up with Mustapha Kanit moving on to Day 2 as the chip leader. The flagship event of the 2021 World Series of Poker attracted 523 runners to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the first of six starting flights.

Kanit leads the 348 survivors after Day 1a after chipping up early and building his stack consistently over the evening. The Italian poker pro will be looking to win his first WSOP gold bracelet after making two final tables so far at the 2021 WSOP.

Several legends made an appearance on Day 1a, and among them continuing on to Day 2 are Poker Hall of Fame members Doyle Brunson, Billy Baxter, and Tom McEvoy.

2021 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Chip Stacks After Day 1a

RankPlayerCountryChip Count 
1Mustapha KanitItaly363,500 
2Rittie ChuaprasertUnited States345,700 
3Alex LivingstonCanada319,200 
4David FongUnited States298,500 
5Fabian QuossGermany273,800 
6Billy BaxterUnited States248,600 
7Dragana LimUnited States237,700 
8Vladimir VasilyevUnited States232,000 
9Vidur SethiIndia226,200 
10Ayaz MahmoodUnited States221,200 

Brunson made his first appearance in the Main Event since 2013, and he will move on to Day 2 with 151,000 in chips. The 10-time WSOP champion was up to some of his old tricks, making great reads and dragging big pots late in Day 1.

McEvoy, the 1983 Main Event champion, will also return for Day 2 with 96,900 in chips. The four-time champion is playing in his 37th Main Event and he is looking for his third cash of the series after hitting the pay window in the 2021 $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and $1,500 Seven Card Stud events.

Baxter will return among the leaders after bagging 248,000 chips. The seven-time bracelet winner was a serious contender throughout the day, and he'll have the opportunity to turn one of the bigger stacks into a deep run at the Main Event.

Doyle Brunson
Doyle Brunson makes his first WSOP Main Event appearance since 2013.

Other notable players making it through to Day 2 include Rittie Chuaprasert (345,700), Alex Livingston (319,200), David Fong (298,500), Fabian Quoss (273,800), and Perry Friedman (195,500).

Damian Salas arrived to defend his 2020 WSOP Main Event championship but he was on the rail before the end of the first level. He first lost almost his entire stack with a turned nut flush and then Peter Gould made a straight with pocket fives against Salas' ace-queen.

Other players not moving on to Day 2 include Calvin Anderson, Upeshka De Silva, Dylan Weisman, Jerod Smith, and 2021 Player of the Year points leader Jake Schwartz.

Damian Salas
Damian Salas' title defense came to a brutal end in level 1.

Day 1b will kick off on Friday at 11 a.m. and play the same five two-hour levels as today. Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews live reporting team to catch all of the action from the floor in the second of six opening flights of the 2021 Main Event at the World Series of Poker.

Tags: Alex LivingstonBilly BaxterCalvin AndersonDamian SalasDoyle BrunsonDylan WeismanFabian QuossJake SchwartzJerod SmithMustapha KanitPeter GouldRittie ChuaprasertTom McEvoyUpeshka De Silva

Lim Puts Faroni to the Test

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Dragana Lim
Dragana Lim

The action was found on the completed board of {6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and 60,000 already in the middle.

Dragana Lim shoved for about 150,000, easily enough to cover her opponent Abraham Faroni.

After a long tank, Faroni sent his cards into the muck.

"Show the bluff," encouraged one of her tablemates.

Lim showed the table {q-Hearts}{j-Spades} for two pair.

"That's the only way I was going to win the pot," said Lim. "Did you have me beat"?

"No," said Faroni.

Lim has now moved past 200,000 in chips as the last level of the night nears its end.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Dragana Lim us
Dragana Lim
220,000 59,300
Abraham Faroni us
Abraham Faroni
48,000 48,000

Tags: Abraham FaroniDragana Lim

Clark Parries with a Set

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Scotter Clark
Scotter Clark

With 4,500 in the pot and {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Spades} on the board, Scotter Clark bet 1,500 from early position and an opponent in the cutoff called.

The turn was {6-Diamonds} and both players checked. The river was {4-Diamonds}.

Clark fired 5,000 on the river and his opponent called.

"Set," the pirate-clad Iowa native said as he turned over {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}. "Arrrrr, the pirate lives another day."

His opponent mucked and Clark took down the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Scotter Clark us
Scotter Clark
25,600 9,800

Tags: Scotter Clark

Bailey Shows the Bluff

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Billy Bailey
Billy Bailey

With around 26,000 chips in the middle, Avi Cohen checked to Billy Bailey on the {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board. Bailey put in a bet of 11,000. Cohen went deep in the tank, trying to decide what to do. Eventually, Cohen folded and Bailey tabled {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} for king-high.

"I was honestly so close to calling you with pocket fives," Said Cohen.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Billy Bailey us
Billy Bailey
Avi Cohen il
Avi Cohen

The Champ is Still Here

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Tom McEvoy
Tom McEvoy

Poker Hall of Famer Tom McEvoy posited a theory to table #454 in the Amazon Purple section.

"I think I have played in more Main Events than this entire table combined," the 1983 Main Event champion said.

McEvoy explained that he has played in 37 Main Events. One player polled the table to get an official answer.

One by one the players rattled off their Main Event tally.


The table seemed to come up with a consensus total of 44 Main Events among the other eight players.

More than McEvoy, but not by much.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tom McEvoy us
Tom McEvoy
68,600 -11,400
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Tom McEvoy

88-Year-Old Doyle Brunson Gives Rare Interview

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante

The godfather of poker "Texas Dolly" (Doyle Brunson) re-emerged today at the WSOP Main Event after many years of absence and many thinking he'd never play again. Find out what he does now, instead of playing poker (SPOILER: Cowboys & Killers), and hear this thoughts on whether he has the stamina for the grueling nine day Main Event!

Tags: Doyle Brunson

Chuaprasert Busts One; Jesse Takes Huge Hit

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Rittie Chuaprasert
Rittie Chuaprasert

A player raised in early position to 1,500 and Jay Jesse called in the hijack before Rittie Chuaprasert called in the small blind and the big blind completed.

The dealer fanned a flop of {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and after being checked to the early position raiser continued for 1,800. Both Jesse and Chuaprasert made the call.

The turn was the {6-Spades} and Chuaprasert checked to the aggressor who continued for 1,000. Jesse made the call before Chuaprasert put in a check-raise to 12,000. The early position raiser jammed for 17,000 and both players called.

On the {9-Diamonds} river, Chuaprasert fired out 10,000 and Jesse quickly folded. Chuaprasert tabled {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two pair, which busted his opponent when he showed {k-Spades}{10-Spades}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Rittie Chuaprasert us
Rittie Chuaprasert
267,300 43,200
Jay Jesse us
Jay Jesse
17,000 -27,000

Clark Trucks It In

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Scotter Clark
Scotter Clark

Scotter Clark was all-in for around 12,500 from the small blind, but there was a dispute about his betting action.

Clark had placed calling chips out with his left hand before bringing them back and putting them in a toy truck. After carefully placing the rest of his stack in the toy truck, he rolled it into the middle.

Action folded around to the button, who pointed out that Clark had placed chips out with his left hand to call. The floor manager was beckoned over to adjudicate the matter.

After reviewing the facts, the action was considered a call, and the decision was made that there would be no more bets allowed using toy trucks at the 2021 WSOP.

The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Clark immediately shoved and the player on the button snap-folded.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Scotter Clark us
Scotter Clark
15,800 5,200

Tags: Scotter Clark

Drucker Doubles Through Lim

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Cameron Drucker
Cameron Drucker

A reraise to 9,000 was in front of Cameron Drucker and Dragana Lim then pushed all-in with the far covering stack from one seat over. Around one minute passed and Drucker then said "Okay, I call" to set up the following showdown.

Cameron Drucker: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Dragana Lim: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Drucker doubled for 45,200 with trips aces. Lim remains a big stack but Vidur Sethi is the biggest stack at their table.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Vidur Sethi in
Vidur Sethi
252,000 41,000
Dragana Lim us
Dragana Lim
220,000 -5,000
Cameron Drucker us
Cameron Drucker
93,000 93,000

Tags: Cameron DruckerDragana LimVidur Sethi