Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Dia 1a Iniciado
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Dia 1a Iniciado
The World Series of Poker began as an idea hatched in Texas gambler Benny Binion’s mind to promote his casino.
In 1970, a small group of Texas rounders gathered at Binion’s for ten days playing for high stakes in games like five-card draw, 2-7 lowball, seven-card stud, razz, and no-limit hold’em. Players voted on the winner at the end of the gathering; Texan and future Poker Hall of Fame member Johnny Moss was honored as the best.
By 1972, no-limit hold’em became the premier game and the $10,000 buy-in tournament that players now know as the WSOP Main Event was introduced.
The World Series of Poker has grown to enormous proportions with numerous preliminary events. The championship bracelet, introduced by Binion in 1976, has become the ultimate trophy in poker. Owning one or more has become the litmus test for poker greatness. The series has even expanded beyond Las Vegas with numerous circuit and bracelet events around the country and the world.
Binion surely couldn’t have imagined the reach that the game would get since his showcase began in 1970. The World Series of Poker is the largest, richest, and most prestigious gaming event in the world.
Here's a look at all the winners since the tournament's inception: Clicking the year will lead you to PokerNews Live Reporting of the event, clicking the winner's name takes you to the PokerNews final table recap of the event.
|1970||7||Johnny Moss||United States||-||-|
|1971||6||Johnny Moss||United States||-||$30,000|
|1972||8||Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston||United States||$80,000|
|1973||13||Walter "Puggy" Pearson||United States||$130,000|
|1974||16||Johnny Moss||United States||$160,000|
|1975||21||Brian "Sailor" Roberts||United States||$210,000|
|1976||22||Doyle Brunson||United States||$220,000|
|1977||34||Doyle Brunson||United States||$340,000|
|1978||42||Bobby Baldwin||United States||$210,000|
|1979||54||Hal Fowler||United States||$270,000|
|1980||73||Stu Ungar||United States||$385,000|
|1981||75||Stu Ungar||United States||$375,000|
|1982||104||Jack Straus||United States||$520,000|
|1983||108||Tom McEvoy||United States||$540,000|
|1984||132||Jack Keller||United States||$660,000|
|1985||140||Bill Smith||United States||$700,000|
|1986||141||Berry Johnston||United States||$570,000|
|1987||152||Johnny Chan||United States||(born in China)||$625,000|
|1988||167||Johnny Chan||United States||(born in China)||$700,000|
|1989||178||Phil Hellmuth||United States||$755,000|
|1991||215||Brad Daugherty||United States||$1,000,000|
|1993||220||Jim Bechtel||United States||$1,000,000|
|1994||268||Russ Hamilton||United States||$1,000,000|
|1995||273||Dan Harrington||United States||$1,000,000|
|1996||295||Huck Seed||United States||$1,000,000|
|1997||312||Stu Ungar||United States||$1,000,000|
|1998||350||Scotty Nguyen||United States||(born in Vietnam)||$1,000,000|
|2000||512||Chris Ferguson||United States||$1,500,000|
|2001||613||Carlos Mortensen||Spain||(born in Ecuador)||$1,500,000|
|2002||631||Robert Varkonyi||United States||$2,000,000|
|2003||839||Chris Moneymaker||United States||$2,500,000|
|2004||2,576||Greg Raymer||United States||$5,000,000|
|2006||8,773||Jamie Gold||United States||$12,000,000|
|2007||6,358||Jerry Yang||United States||(born in Laos)||$8,250,000|
|2009||6,494||Joe Cada||United States||$8,547,042|
|2012||6,598||Greg Merson||United States||$8,531,853|
|2013||6,352||Ryan Riess||United States||$8,361,570|
|2015||6,420||Joe McKeehen||United States||$7,683,346|
|2016||6,737||Qui Nguyen||United States||(born in Vietnam)||$8,005,310|
|2017||7,221||Scott Blumstein||United States||$8,150,000|
|2018||7,874||John Cynn||United States||$8,800,000|
|2019||8,569||Hossein Ensan||Germany||(born in Iran)||$10,000,000|
Day 1a of the 2021 WSOP Main Event starts at 11:00 a.m. and each player receives 60,000 in chips. The levels throughout the tournament are 120 minutes long, with five levels scheduled for Day 1a.
After every level, players will have a 20-minute break. There will be a 75-minute dinner break after Level 3. Day 1a is expected to conclude at approximately 11:15 p.m.
Late registration for this event is open for seven levels (two levels into November 9 and 10).
|LEVEL||ESTIMATED START||DURATION||SMALL BLIND||BIG BLIND||BIG BLIND ANTE|
|1||11:00 a.m.||120 minutes||100||200||200|
|1:00 p.m.||20-minute break|
|2||1:20 p.m.||120 minutes||200||300||300|
|3:20 p.m.||20-minute break|
|3||3:40 p.m.||120 minutes||200||400||400|
|5:40 p.m.||75-minute break|
|4||6:55 p.m.||120 minutes||300||500||500|
|8:55 p.m.||20-minute break|
|5||9:15 p.m.||120 minutes||300||600||600|
Players to survive today return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. to play another five levels on Day 2abd.
In addition to following the action here on PokerNews – which will include feature articles and videos straight from the tournament floor – poker fans can also watch on their TV or tablet.
PokerGO will provide live streaming duties of the World Championship event starting on Day 1a (November 4) until the end on November 17, except Day 1B (November 5).
"PokerGO is proud to present the 2021 World Series of Poker live streaming schedule, featuring 36 days of live broadcasts including comprehensive coverage of the WSOP Main Event from start to finish," said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO.
"The WSOP represents the most exciting time on the poker calendar and we look forward to bringing the thrill of winning gold bracelets to millions of poker fans around the world."
The full WSOP Main Event livestream schedule:
|04/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 1a|
|06/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 1c|
|07/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 1d|
|08/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 1e|
|09/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 2abd|
|10/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 2cef|
|11/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 3|
|12/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 4|
|13/11/2021||2:00 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 5|
|14/11/2021||2:00 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 6|
|15/11/2021||12:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Day 7|
|16/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 1|
|17/11/2021||4:30 p.m.||WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 2|
Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, and Jamie Kerstetter have already been confirmed to return to the WSOP broadcast booth this year.
Nobody knew what to expect when World Series of Poker officials announced poker’s longest-running series was returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino after a one-year hiatus. Vaccination rules, having to wear masks, and travel restrictions into the United States cast shadows of doubt over how the 2021 WSOP would progress, but those doubts are all but forgotten thanks to what has been an incredible festival thus far.
It is time for the eagerly anticipated Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship, the WSOP tournament that every poker player dreams of winning. But before those famous words of "shuffle up and deal" are muttered on Day 1a of the 2021 WSOP Main Event, let us take a look back at the series’ story so far.
Every WSOP has a "Year of the" attached to it; it is something that naturally happens each series. The 2021 is most definitely the Year of the Multiple Bracelet winners, with no less than two dozen players adding some more poker gold to their collection.
Jeremy Ausmus started the trend when he took down Event #3: $1,000 COVID-19 Relief No-Limit Hold’em Charity Event for his second bracelet. Since then, such luminaries as Connor Drinan, Martin Zamani, Ari Engel, Yuval Bronshtein, and John Monnette have all secured a coveted gold bracelet.
Poker evolves, the WSOP adapts, but Hellmuth is always Hellmuth. The self-proclaimed Poker Brat has been racking up cashes and final tables in non-hold’em event; six cashes, five of which are final table appearances.
Hellmuth finished sixth in the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E, cashed in the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice, before finishing fifth in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship and fourth in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud. Then came the big one: Hellmuth reeled in his 16th WSOP bracelet by winning the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball event. Mr 16 Bracelets almost won his 17th piece of poker jewlery a few days later, finished second to Adam Friedman in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship; Friedman is one of those two dozen grinders who added to their personal bracelet haul.
Hellmuth is, of course, a former WSOP Main Event champion, who is 100% guaranteed to buy into this year’s "Big Dance." As are all the players mentioned in this post, but who else will the PokerNews Live Reporting team provide updates about? Will Phil Ivey finally turn out for a 2021 WSOP event? Will Doyle Brunson grace us with his presence again? There are so many questions floating around, and all will be answered over the next few days.
Hold onto your hats, the Main Event is here and it is going to be incredible.
|1||$500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em||419||James Barnett||$39,013|
|2||$25,000 H.O.R.S.E.||78||Jesse Klein||$552,182|
|3||$1,000 Covid-19 Relief No Limit Hold'em Charity Event||260||Jeremy Ausmus||$48,687|
|4||$500 The Reunion No Limit Hold'em||12,973||Long Ma||$514,604|
|5||$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||607||Connor Drinan||$163,252|
|6||$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||135||Tyler Cornell||$833,289|
|7||$1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed||307||Jaswinder Lally||$97,915|
|o1||WSOP.com $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout||156||Martin Zamani||$210,600|
|o2||WSOP.com $500 No-Limit Hold'em BIG 500||742||Mark Herm||$89,356|
|8||$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack||4,527||Zhi Wu||$281,604|
|9||$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship||134||Ari Engel||$317,076|
|10||$1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em||1,640||Michael Perrone||$152,173|
|11||$25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship||57||Jason Koon||$243,981|
|12||$1,500 Limit Hold'em||422||Yuval Bronshtein||$124,374|
|13||$3,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em||720||Harvey Mathews||$371,914|
|14||$1,500 Seven Card Stud||261||Rafael Lebron||$82,262|
|15||$1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||1,450||Bradley Jansen||$313,403|
|16||$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||92||John Monnette||$245,680|
|17||$1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em||5,326||Daniel Lazrus||$1,000,000|
|18||$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball||253||Vladimir Peck||$134,390|
|19||$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship||62||Anthony Zinno||$182,872|
|20||$1,000 Flip & Go No Limit Hold'em||1240||Dejuante "DJ" Alexander||$180,665|
|21||$1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||641||Dylan Linde||$170,269|
|o3||WSOP.com $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack||1,023||Pete Chen||$82,560|
|22||$10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship||644||Lara Eisenberg||$115,694|
|23||$1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed||484||Ryan Leng||$137,969|
|24||$600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack||1,572||Michael Prendergast||$127,348|
|25||$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||578||Scott Ball||$562,667|
|26||$1,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em||1,358||Dalibor Dula||$199,227|
|27||$1,500 H.O.R.S.E.||594||Anthony Zinno||$160,636|
|28||$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed||1,069||Dylan Weisman||$166,461|
|29||$10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em||66||Chance Kornuth||$194,670|
|30||$1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em||2,342||Michael Noori||$610,347|
|31||$1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||272||Phil Hellmuth||$84,951|
|32||$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.||282||Jim Collopy||$173,823|
|33||$800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack||2,778||Ran Koller||$269,478|
|34||$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||285||David "Bakes" Baker||$87,837|
|o4||WSOP.com $888 PLO Crazy 8's||295||Ryan Stoker||$95,338|
|35||$500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em||2,931||Anthony Koutsos||$167,272|
|36||$10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship||93||Adam Friedman||$248,350|
|37||$1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em||1,441||Karolis Sereika||$195,310|
|38||$50,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||81||Michael Addamo||$1,132,968|
|39||$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed||821||Josh Arieh||$204,766|
|40||$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship||149||Kevin Gerhart||$361,124|
|41||$2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em||896||Carlos Chang||$364,589|
|42||$1,500 Razz||311||Bradley Ruben||$99,188|
|43||$1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em||3,991||Anthony Denove||$446,983|
|44||$3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||162||Ryan Hansen||$109,692|
|45||$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship||344||Tommy Le||$746,477|
|46||$800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack||2,053||Chad Norton||$214,830|
|47||$5,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed||421||Alexandre Reard||$428,694|
|o5||WSOP.com $1,000 Online Bracelet Championship||854||Kazuki Ikeuchi||$152,797|
|48||$1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em||800||Gershon Distenfeld||$204,063|
|49||$10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship||122||Farzad Bonyadi||$297,051|
|50||$600 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack||1,569||Darrin Wright||$127,219|
|51||$3,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||997||Brian Rast||$474,102|
|52||$1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em Championship||5,404||Robert McMillan||$561,060|
|53||$25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha||212||Shaun Deeb||$1,251,860|
|54||$2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed||319||Nicholas Julia||$168,608|
|55||$400 Colossus No Limit Hold'em||9,399||Anatolii Zyrin||$314,705|
|56||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship||329||Ben Yu||$721,453|
|57||$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship||80||Brian Yoon||$240,341|
|58||$1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold'em||1,893||Jean-Luc Adam||$255,623|
|59||$1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em||641||Mike Ruter - Sam Dighlawi||$56,683|
|60||$50,000 Poker Players Championship||63||$954,020|
|o6||WSOP.com $666 Online Bracelet||720||John Ripnick||$114,898|
|61||$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship||3,916||Cole Ferraro||$252,491|
|62||$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||725||Kevin Gerhart||$186,789|
|63||$500 Salute to Warriors|
|64||$5,000 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha||579||Eelis Parssinen||$545,616|
|65||$1,000 Mini Main Event|
|66||$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship|
|o7||WSOP.com $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller 8 Max|
|67||$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event|
|68||$1,111 Little One for One Drop No Limit Hold'em|
|69||$1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better|
|70||$888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold'em|
|71||$1,500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed|
|72||$1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha|
|73||$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship|
|74||$2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event|
|o8||WSOP.com $7,777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em High Roller|
|o9||WSOP.com $777 Lucky 7's No Limit Hold'em|
|75||$1,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em|
|76||$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em|
|77||$1,500 Fifty Stack No Limit Hold'em|
|78||$10,000 Razz Championship|
|79||$1,979 Poker Hall of Fame Bounty No Limit Hold'em|
|80||$3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed|
|81||$800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack|
|82||$250,000 Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em|
|83||$1,500 The Closer No Limit Hold'em|
|84||$50,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha|
|85||$50,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em|
|86||$1,000 Super Turbo No Limit Hold'em|
|87||$100,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em|
|o10||WSOP.com $1,000 Mini Main Event (PA only)|
|o11||WSOP.com $1,000 Mini Main Event|
|88||$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed|
It's been 841 days since Hossein Ensan was crowned 2019 WSOP Main Event champion, the last time the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event was held entirely in person. He topped an 8,569-player field — the second largest in history — to win $10,000,000.
Since then, we've seen Stoyan Madanzhiev triumph in the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event, and Damian Salas take down the hybrid live-online 2020 WSOP Main Event. But today will see the return of the all-live WSOP Main Event.
Whether you're an amateur or a poker professional, the buy-in is $10,000 and everyone playing in this year's Main Event will be looking to add their name to the list of WSOP Main Event champions, immortalizing themselves in poker history.
Players will play five 120-minute levels on Day 1a. There will be a 20-minute break after Levels 1, 2 and 4, with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 3. Surviving players can expect to bag up at approximately 11:15 p.m.
This year saw the number of starting flights increase to four, with two more flights subsequently added following the relaxation of US travel restrictions for European travellers.
Here is a look at the breakdown of Day 1 flights from 2019, and the number of entries. In addition, 98 players entered on Day 2ab, and 344 players entered on Day 2c.
Who knows how big this year's WSOP Main Event is going to be. As always, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor bringing you all the action, drama and excitement as it happens from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
2020 Main Event Champion Damian Salas has just said the magic words "Shuffle up and Deal" and cards are finally in the air for the WSOP Main Event.
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