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 1d
Jogadores em jogo

Strong Turnout on Day 1d Boosts 2021 WSOP Main Event Field Past 4,500 Entries

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Zachary Grech is among the Day 1d chip leaders
Zachary Grech is among the Day 1d chip leaders

After three moderate field sizes for the flagship tournament of the 2021 World Series of Poker, the fourth flight of the $10,000 Main Event provided a significant boost to the overall field size. An unofficial 2,550 entries emerged as three different rooms were used to host poker players from all over the world at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Once five levels of two hours each were completed, some 1,939 players bagged and tagged for the night. Among the notables to run up a solid stack were Adedapo Ajayi (340,900), Zachary Grech (318,400), David "Bakes" Baker (247,300), Dan Shak (229,200), and David Stefanski (213,900).

Amazon Room on Day 1d
Amazon Room on Day 1d

When the cards went in the air, the Day 1a field had already surpassed the number of combined entries across all three previous flights. This hasn't been unheard of in previous years either, as the final starting day typically attracts the far biggest fields. However, in 2021, there are another two starting days to come. Players also can enter the competition during the first two levels on the respective Day 2s on Tuesday, November 9, and Wednesday, November 10, respectively.

Further notables who will return with a big stack then are James Chen (209,400), Shyam Srinivasan (206,000), Cliff Josephy (198,600), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (194,800), Nick Petrangelo (180,000), Matt Berkey (179,800), Greg Mueller (176,700), Ben Heath (176,000), Roland Israelashvili (173,700), and Jun Obara (169,400).

Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Day 1d Top 10 Chip Counts

1Adedapo AjayiUnited States340,900
2Zachary GrechUnited States318,400
3Wooram ChoSouth Korea252,100
4David "Bakes" BakerUnited States247,300
5Dan ShakUnited States229,200
6Jill SodafskyUnited States224,500
7Alex GoulderUnited Kingdom218,500
8Taylor HowardUnited States214,200
9Ivan GalinecCroatia211,300
10Mike GaoUnited States210,000

Maria Ho delivered the shuffle up and deal for Day 1d and spent three of the five levels on the main feature table, also commonly known as the Thunderdome. Ho was among many female players to enter the pinnacle poker live event of the year and advanced with 85,700. Melanie Weisner (125,200), Kathy Liebert (97,300), Danielle Andersen (64,800), Kitty Kuo (57,600), Ashley Sleeth (19,700), and Jamie Kerstetter (14,300) also all made it through.

More than 600 hopes of becoming the next World Champion were crushed, however, as many notables were sent to the rail without anything to show for their efforts. Adam Levy, Michael Ruane, Jason Somerville, Eric "BarstoolNate" Nathan, Joseph Cheong, Esther Taylor, Brandon Shack-Harris, Ryan Laplante, Julien Martini, Phil Laak, and David Williams all departed.

Two former WSOP Main Event champions were also among the notable casualties on the fourth starting day. Joe McKeehen and Greg Raymer failed to make it through to Day 2 in pursuit of earning a repeat victory. Raymer's run ended in level three when his dominated ace failed to get there against Victor Peppe.

Greg Raymer
Greg Raymer

Whether or not a new record attendance will be set in the days to come remains to be seen. For the first time in history, the richest poker tournament of the year features six starting flights. Two starting days remain when international poker players are expected to appear after the ease of travel restrictions to the United States. The 2021 WSOP Main Event registration will conclude at approximately 3.40 pm local time on November 10 during Day 2CEF.

WSOP Main Event Entries Since 2000

2000    512$5,120,000
2001    613$5,946,220
2002    631$5,931,000
2003    839$7,802,700
2004    2,576$24,224,400
2005    5,619$52,818,610
2006    8,773$82,512,162
2007    6,358$59,784,954

The PokerNews live reporting team will provide exclusive updates throughout the entire tournament, and each day will also feature live stream action on the PokerGO streaming platform as well.

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WSOP Commentator Lon McEachern on the Rails

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante

A rare sighting of WSOP commentator Lon McEachern, out from the TV commentary booth for the day to support his home game crew and friend diagnosed with ALS. Listen in for Lon's retirement plans and whether he'll ever be able to play the WSOP Main Event (after 20 years of announcing).

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No Big Blind Special for McClelland

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Jack McClelland
Jack McClelland

There were four players that saw a {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades} flop and action was checked around to the {7-Hearts} turn.

Jack McClelland led out for 2,000 from the big blind and action folded to Vlada Stojanović who raised to 6,000 from the cutoff.

McClelland called and the {2-Spades} completed the board on the river. McClelland check-called the 26,000 bet from Stojanović and both players tabled their hands.

McClelland showed {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for trip nines but it was no good as Stojanović turned a full house with {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} to win the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Vlada Stojanović ru
Vlada Stojanović
133,200 87,900
Jack McClelland us
Jack McClelland
31,200 -39,300
Poker Hall of Famer

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"Barstool Nate" Eliminated After Four-Bet Bluff

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Barstool Nate
Barstool Nate

Benjamin Mccoy told PokerNews that he eliminated Eric "Barstool Nate" Nathan in a hand where Nathan opened to 1,300 and Mccoy three-bet to 4,300. Nathan responded with a four-bet to 12,600 and Mccoy called.

Nathan bet 10,600 on the flop reading {k-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Mccoy called. The turn brought the {8-Spades} and Nathan moved all-in for 47,000. Mccoy thought it over before calling.

Mccoy had {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} for a pair of kings and Nathan had a flush draw and pair of fours with {4-Spades}{3-Spades}. "Barstool Nate" couldn't get there and was eliminated when the {9-Hearts} peeled off on the river.

"F***. Good call," Nathan said after the hand, according to someone at the table.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Benjamin Mccoy us
Benjamin Mccoy
115,000 115,000
Eric Nathan us
Eric Nathan

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Wade Gets Paid

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Tristan Wade
Tristan Wade

On the {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop, the player first to act bet 1,300 and Tristan Wade raised to 3,500. The player in position made the call and the original bettor folded.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds} and Wade continued for a bet of 8,000 and his opponent called.

The {7-Hearts} hit the river and Wade quickly fired out a bet of 25,000 and his opponent wasted no time calling. Wade tabled {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, which was a straight on the turn and improved to a flush on the river. His opponent tabled {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for two pair before the dealer shipped the pot to Wade.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
86,500 41,000
WSOP 1X Winner

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Yu Wins Flip to Double

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

The action folded around to the button who raised to 1,500, the small blind three-bet to 5,500 and Ben Yu four-bet to 13,000 from the big blind.

The button tanked for a while before deciding to five-bet to 40,000, forcing the small blind out and Yu called off his entire stack of 39,200.

Ben Yu: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Button: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

It was a race and the flop came {7-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}, changing nothing. The {q-Spades} hit the turn to give Yu the lead with a pair of queens and the {6-Clubs} on the river completed the board and secured Yu a double up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
86,000 29,200
WSOP 4X Winner

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Lazrus Eliminated

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Daniel Lazrus
Daniel Lazrus

Daniel Lazrus was down to just 7,500 and got it all in preflop in a heads-up pot.

Daniel Lazrus: {a-}{2-}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

Lazrus took the lead on the flop of {j-}{j-}{2-} but the board ran out {10-}{q-} to give the opponent a straight and to send the two-time bracelet winner to the rail.

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Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
WSOP 1X Winner

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Rossitto's Full House Trumps Nut Flush

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Michael Rossitto
Michael Rossitto

Michael Rossitto opened to 1,200 from under the gun and the player directly to his left three-bet to 3,400.

Action folded to the button who called, as did Rossitto and action went three-ways to the {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} flop. All three players checked and the {2-Diamonds} fell on the turn.

Rossitto led out for 6,000 and only the player directly to his left called to see the {8-Diamonds} complete the board on the river.

Rossitto led out once again for 13,000 only to be faced with a 38,000 raise from his opponent. After some careful thought in the tank, Rossitto called and both players tabled their hands.

Rossitto quickly showed his full house {2-Spades}{2-Hearts} in fear his opponent held quads but luckily for him, they rolled over {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} for the nut flush and he scooped the pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Michael Rossitto us
Michael Rossitto
135,400 95,800

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Yuan Coolered by Parisi

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Ye Yuan
Ye Yuan

A series of preflop raises saw Ye Yuan get his 28,000 stack in the middle from the hijack and Michael Parisi called from the cutoff.

Ye Yuan: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Michael Parisi: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Yuan didn't like what he saw as he stood up, watched the {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board runout and exited the tournament field.

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Michael Parisi us
Michael Parisi
Ye Yuan us
Ye Yuan

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