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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

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

Dia 1a Iniciado

World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event History

Johnny Moss, Becky Binion and Puggy Pearson
Johnny Moss, Becky Binion and Puggy Pearson

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.

YearEntriesChampionCountry Winning HandPrize
19707Johnny MossUnited States --
19716Johnny MossUnited States -$30,000
19728Thomas "Amarillo Slim" PrestonUnited States {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}$80,000
197313Walter "Puggy" PearsonUnited States {a-Spades}{7-Spades}$130,000
197416Johnny MossUnited States {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}$160,000
197521Brian "Sailor" RobertsUnited States {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}$210,000
197622Doyle BrunsonUnited States {10-Spades}{2-Spades}$220,000
197734Doyle BrunsonUnited States {10-Spades}{2-Hearts}$340,000
197842Bobby BaldwinUnited States {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}$210,000
197954Hal FowlerUnited States {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}$270,000
198073Stu UngarUnited States {5-Spades}{4-Spades}$385,000
198175Stu UngarUnited States {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}$375,000
1982104Jack StrausUnited States {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}$520,000
1983108Tom McEvoyUnited States {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}$540,000
1984132Jack KellerUnited States {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}$660,000
1985140Bill SmithUnited States {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}$700,000
1986141Berry JohnstonUnited States {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}$570,000
1987152Johnny ChanUnited States(born in China){a-Spades}{9-Clubs}$625,000
1988167Johnny ChanUnited States(born in China){j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}$700,000
1989178Phil HellmuthUnited States {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}$755,000
1990194Mansour MatloubiIran {6-Hearts}{6-Spades}$895,000
1991215Brad DaughertyUnited States {k-Spades}{j-Spades}$1,000,000
1992201Hamid DastmalchiIran {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}$1,000,000
1993220Jim BechtelUnited States {j-Spades}{6-Spades}$1,000,000
1994268Russ HamiltonUnited States {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}$1,000,000
1995273Dan HarringtonUnited States {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}$1,000,000
1996295Huck SeedUnited States {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}$1,000,000
1997312Stu UngarUnited States {a-Hearts}{4-Clubs}$1,000,000
1998350Scotty NguyenUnited States(born in Vietnam){j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}$1,000,000
1999393Noel FurlongIreland {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}$1,000,000
2000512Chris FergusonUnited States {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}$1,500,000
2001613Carlos MortensenSpain(born in Ecuador){k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}$1,500,000
2002631Robert VarkonyiUnited States {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}$2,000,000
2003839Chris MoneymakerUnited States {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}$2,500,000
20042,576Greg RaymerUnited States {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}$5,000,000
20055,619Joe HachemAustralia {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}$7,500,000
20068,773Jamie GoldUnited States {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}$12,000,000
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States(born in Laos){8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}$8,250,000
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}$9,152,416
20096,494Joe CadaUnited States {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}$8,547,042
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}$8,944,310
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}$8,715,638
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}$8,531,853
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}$8,361,570
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}$10,000,000
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}$7,683,346
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States(born in Vietnam){k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}$8,005,310
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States {a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}$8,150,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}$8,800,000
20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany(born in Iran){k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}$10,000,000
20201,379Damian SalasArgentina {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}$1,000,000
Damian Salas
Defending WSOP Main Event champion Damian Salas

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WSOP Main Event Day 1a Tournament Structure

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).

111:00 a.m.120 minutes100200200
 1:00 p.m.20-minute break   
21:20 p.m.120 minutes200300300
 3:20 p.m.20-minute break   
33:40 p.m.120 minutes200400400
 5:40 p.m.75-minute break   
46:55 p.m.120 minutes300500500
 8:55 p.m.20-minute break   
59:15 p.m.120 minutes300600600

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.

WSOP Chips
WSOP Chips

Where to Watch the WSOP Main Event Live

WSOP 2021 LIve Streaming Schedule
WSOP 2021 LIve Streaming Schedule

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:

DateTime (PT)Event
04/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 1a
06/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 1c
07/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 1d
08/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 1e
09/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 2abd
10/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 2cef
11/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 3
12/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 4
13/11/20212:00 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 5
14/11/20212:00 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 6
15/11/202112:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Day 7
16/11/20214:30 p.m.WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 1
17/11/20214:30 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.

The 2021 WSOP So Far

WSOP Chips
WSOP Chips

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.

As have the likes of Anthony Zinno – he’s actually won two bracelets this fall, as has Kevin GerhartRyan Leng, Chance Kornuth, David "Bakes" Baker, and the legendary figure that is Phil Hellmuth.

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.

Of course, Hellmuth has also been Hellmuth, hitting the headlines for expletive-filled rants, and taking to social media to air his views on the Player of the Year race. Don’t you just love him?

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'em419James Barnett $39,013
2$25,000 H.O.R.S.E.78Jesse Klein $552,182
3$1,000 Covid-19 Relief No Limit Hold'em Charity Event260Jeremy Ausmus $48,687
4$500 The Reunion No Limit Hold'em12,973Long Ma $514,604
5$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better607Connor Drinan $163,252
6$25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed135Tyler Cornell $833,289
7$1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed307Jaswinder Lally $97,915
o1WSOP.com $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout156Martin Zamani $210,600
o2WSOP.com $500 No-Limit Hold'em BIG 500742Mark Herm $89,356
8$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack4,527Zhi Wu $281,604
9$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship134Ari Engel $317,076
10$1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em1,640Michael Perrone $152,173
11$25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship57Jason Koon $243,981
12$1,500 Limit Hold'em422Yuval Bronshtein $124,374
13$3,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em720Harvey Mathews $371,914
14$1,500 Seven Card Stud261Rafael Lebron $82,262
15$1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1,450Bradley Jansen $313,403
16$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship92John Monnette $245,680
17$1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em5,326Daniel Lazrus $1,000,000
18$2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball253Vladimir Peck $134,390
19$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship62Anthony Zinno $182,872
20$1,000 Flip & Go No Limit Hold'em1240Dejuante "DJ" Alexander $180,665
21$1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better641Dylan Linde $170,269
o3WSOP.com $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack1,023Pete Chen $82,560
22$10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship644Lara Eisenberg $115,694
23$1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed484Ryan Leng $137,969
24$600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack1,572Michael Prendergast $127,348
25$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed578Scott Ball $562,667
26$1,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em1,358Dalibor Dula $199,227
27$1,500 H.O.R.S.E.594Anthony Zinno $160,636
28$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed1,069Dylan Weisman $166,461
29$10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em66Chance Kornuth $194,670
30$1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em2,342Michael Noori $610,347
31$1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw272Phil Hellmuth$84,951
32$3,000 H.O.R.S.E.282Jim Collopy $173,823
33$800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack2,778Ran Koller $269,478
34$1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw285David "Bakes" Baker $87,837
o4WSOP.com $888 PLO Crazy 8's295Ryan Stoker $95,338
35$500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em2,931Anthony Koutsos $167,272
36$10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship93Adam Friedman $248,350
37$1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em1,441Karolis Sereika $195,310
38$50,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed81Michael Addamo $1,132,968
39$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed821Josh Arieh $204,766
40$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship149Kevin Gerhart $361,124
41$2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em896Carlos Chang $364,589
42$1,500 Razz311Bradley Ruben $99,188
43$1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em3,991Anthony Denove $446,983
44$3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed162Ryan Hansen $109,692
45$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship344Tommy Le $746,477
46$800 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack2,053Chad Norton $214,830
47$5,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed421Alexandre Reard $428,694
o5WSOP.com $1,000 Online Bracelet Championship854Kazuki Ikeuchi $152,797
48$1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em800Gershon Distenfeld $204,063
49$10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship122Farzad Bonyadi $297,051
50$600 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack1,569Darrin Wright $127,219
51$3,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed997Brian Rast $474,102
52$1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em Championship5,404Robert McMillan $561,060
53$25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha212Shaun Deeb $1,251,860
54$2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed319Nicholas Julia $168,608
55$400 Colossus No Limit Hold'em9,399Anatolii Zyrin $314,705
56$10,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship329Ben Yu $721,453
57$10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship80Brian Yoon $240,341
58$1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold'em1,893Jean-Luc Adam $255,623
59$1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em641Mike Ruter - Sam Dighlawi$56,683
60$50,000 Poker Players Championship63 $954,020
o6WSOP.com $666 Online Bracelet720John Ripnick $114,898
61$600 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship3,916Cole Ferraro $252,491
62$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better725Kevin Gerhart $186,789
63$500 Salute to Warriors   
64$5,000 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha579Eelis Parssinen $545,616
65$1,000 Mini Main Event   
66$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship   
o7WSOP.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   
o8WSOP.com $7,777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em High Roller   
o9WSOP.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   
o10WSOP.com $1,000 Mini Main Event (PA only)   
o11WSOP.com $1,000 Mini Main Event   
88$5,000 No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed   

Welcome to Day 1a of the 2021 WSOP Main Event

WSOP 2021 Amazon Room
WSOP 2021 Amazon Room

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.

Nível: 1

Blinds: 100/200

Ante: 200

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Nível 1 : 100/200, 200 ante

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Assorted Notables Across Purple and Orange

Nível 1 : 100/200, 200 ante
Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Heather Alcorn us
Heather Alcorn
60,000 60,000
Billy Baxter us
Billy Baxter
60,000 60,000
WSOP 7X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
60,000 60,000
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
60,000 60,000
Robert McLaughlin us
Robert McLaughlin
60,000 60,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
60,000 60,000
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
60,000 60,000
Matthew Ashton gb
Matthew Ashton
60,000 60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
60,000 60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
60,000 60,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
60,000 60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ayaz Mahmood us
Ayaz Mahmood
60,000 60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Lynne Ji us
Lynne Ji
60,000 60,000