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 1f
Jogadores em jogo

Walton Bags Lead on Day 1f of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Adam Walton
Adam Walton

The 2021 World Series of Poker has drawn its curtains on the sixth and final flight of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship. After five levels and over 12 hours, Day 1f attracted a field of 1,045 players, and only 782 will be moving on to Day 2cef.

Adam Walton topped the Day 1f leaderboard after bagging up a whopping 334,000 chips. The majority of Walton's chips came from two hands against Frederic Normand, one where Walton got a fold from Normand and the other when Walton's kings overpowered Normand's ace-king in the last level of the night.

Some other big stacks to end the day included Tung Nguyen who finished with 328,200. Nguyen was the only other player with a stack of over 300,000 chips with Hannes Speiser (282,100) bagging the third biggest Day 1f stack. Ryan Hartmann (243,000) also bagged a big stack but was overheard stating that his stack could have been much larger if it weren't for a bad beat in the last moments of the night.

Day 1f Top 10 Chip Counts

1Adam WaltonUnited States334,000418
2Tung NguyenUnited States328,200410
3Hannes SpeiserAustria282,100353
4Arkadi OnikoulUnited States266,300333
5Ryan HartmannUnited States243,200304
6Young KoUnited States240,300300
7Jung WooUnited States231,900290
8John BagosyUnited States224,700281
9Christopher FischerUnited States219,000274
10Terence CleeAustralia218,700273

Hellmuth Makes Grand Entrance

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The highlight of the day came just before the dinner break when Phil Hellmuth made his grand entrance into the Amazon Room. With cameras surrounding the 16-time bracelet winner, Hellmuth was dressed as Gandolf The White and he captured the eyes of everyone in the room. Hellmuth only played two levels of poker on Day 1f and managed to turn his starting stack of 60,000 chips into 94,500 for tomorrow.

Some other notables to enter the last starting flight include Fedor Holz (161,600), Scotty Nguyen (52,200), Michael Mizrachi (212,300), and Chris Moneymaker (75,800). Nguyen and Mizrachi played at the same table throughout the day, also known as the 'Table of Death'. It included Felipe Ramos and Harald Sammer who somehow also managed to weave their way through the day with above starting stacks.

Holz entered the day at the start of the second level and never once fell below his starting stack. An aggressive start followed by some made hands in the last level resulted in Holz bagging an above-average stack for Day 2. He was joined by many other international players who made the trek to Las Vegas now that the international travel ban has been lifted. The last two starting flights were added to the schedule to accommodate those that were not able to fly across the Atlantic Ocean due to the pandemic.

2021 WSOP Main Event So Far in Numbers

FlightEntriesSurvivorsAdvanced to Day 2
Day 1a52334866.54%
Day 1b84561172.31%
Day 1c60043372.17%
Day 1d2,5501,93375.80%
Day 1e79759274.28%
Day 1f1,04578274.83%

Unfortunately, there were some players who were unable to find a bag by the end of the day and they will not be returning for Day 2 and a shot at glory. Rainer Kempe, Dominik Nitsche, David Benyamine, and the 2021 WSOP Seniors Champion Robert McMillan were all forced to the rail throughout the day.

McMillan was the victim of a former WSOP Senior's Champion James Hess who won that title back in 2011. The two bracelet winners collided in a hand that saw Hess come out on top to eliminate McMillan. Kempe was just flat-out unlucky after turning the nut straight only to see the board pair on the river and Vinny Ta's full house ended Kempe's short-lived tournament. As for Benyamine, he fell by the wayside in the fourth level of the day when his ace-king flopped a pair of kings but he was up against pocket aces.

For all those players advancing from Day 1f, they will return bright and early Wednesday morning for Day 2cef that begins at 11 a.m. local time throughout the Pavillion and Amazon rooms. Another five two-hour levels will be on the schedule before all the remaining players gather for Day 3 on Thursday, November 11.

Be sure to keep it here throughout the 2021 World Series of Poker for all of the latest updates on the Main Event and many other tournaments brought to you by the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Chris MoneymakerDavid BenyamineDominik NitscheFedor HolzFelipe RamosFrederic NormandHarald SammerJames HessMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthRainer KempeRobert McmillanScotty Nguyen

Pollak's Ace High Is Good

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak raised to 1,200 under the gun which got folds from every position except for the big blind.

The board ran out the {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} with action checking on every street and Pollak declaring at the end "ace high." The big blind mucked his hand and Pollak took down a late-night pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Kevin Pollak us
Kevin Pollak
17,600 -1,400

Tags: Kevin Pollak

GGPoker Qualifiers Punjwani and Roślik Get Paid, Frank Also Chipping Up

Nível 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Christopher Frank
Christopher Frank

Kunal Punjwani and his opponent each put in 3,500 on the turn {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. The river was the {5-Hearts}, Punjwani bet 12,500 and was called.

Punjwani tabled {9-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a flopped straight, and his opponent sent his {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} top pair into the muck.

A few tables away, Amadeusz Roślik faced a bet of 6,500 on the river {9-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and he raised it to 26,500. His opponent snap-called and Roślik revealed {k-Spades}{9-Spades} for a full house to win the pot.

All four of the GGPoker Qualifiers in the Orange and Tan section of Amazon remain in contention in the final level of the night.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Amadeusz Roślik pt
Amadeusz Roślik
142,000 57,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
126,000 47,200
Kunal Punjwani in
Kunal Punjwani
107,800 19,800
Michael Doherty ca
Michael Doherty
52,500 500

Tags: Amadeusz RoślikKunal Punjwani

Benyamine Gone

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
David Benyamine
David Benyamine

Action was recapped by the table as Benyamine's seat was empty.

Joe Cook opened to 1,300 and from two seats over, David Benyamine reraised to 4,500. Action folded back around to Cook who four-bet to 12,000, which Benyamine called.

The flop came out {k-}{9-}{3-}, Cook went all in, and Benyamine called.

David Benyamine: {a-}{k-}
Joe Cook: {a-}{a-}

The turn and river brought no help to Benyamine and he saw his Main Event come to an end.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Joe Cook us
Joe Cook
167,000 167,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: David BenyamineJoe Cook

A Couple Four-Bet Pots for Kiriopoulos

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Demo Kiriopoulos
Demo Kiriopoulos

In one four-bet pot, Demosthenes Kiriopoulos was in early position and heads-up with the cutoff. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Kiriopoulos led out for 11,300 into a pot of around 12,000. His opponent called and the {4-Spades} paired the board on the turn. Kiriopoulos jammed all in for 26,600 and his opponent mucked his cards.

A couple of hands later, there was a raise to 1,500 from under the gun and Kiriopoulos just called from the small blind. The big blind three-bet to 5,700 and the initial raiser called. Kiriopoulos stuck in a four-bet to 21,700 and got both of his opponents to fold.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
79,000 25,400

Tags: Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

Zoughari Cracks Nitsche's Aces and Knocks Him Out

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Moundir Zoughari
Moundir Zoughari

According to the table, a player opened to 1,200 and Moundir Zoughari three-bet to 4,200 in late position. Dominik Nitsche four-bet to 13,000 in the blinds and Zoughari decided to make the call after the initial player got out of the way.

The flop brought {10-}{7-}{2-} rainbow and both players checked to see a {8-} on the turn. Nitsche check-called a bet from Zoughari for 15,000.

The river fell a {8-} and after a last check from Nitsche, Zoughari fired 30,000 in the middle, putting Nitsche at risk for his remaining stack. The latter ended up calling off with {a-}{a-} only to see {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} in Zoughari's hand for a full house.

Nitsche, a four-time WSOP champion, busted from the tournament while Zoughari, a famous French TV host and multiple-time Survivor contestant, has now a stack over 130,000 chips.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Moundir Zoughari fr
Moundir Zoughari
137,500 70,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Dominik NitscheMoundir Zoughari

Kempe Can't Fade the River, Goes Busto to Ta

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

Rainer Kempe bet 5,000 on the flop {6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and was met with a raise to 12,500 by Vinny Ta. Kempe called and they saw the {10-Clubs} turn.

"Do you have any green chips behind?" asked Ta.

Ta then tossed out a 25,000 chip and Kempe called, putting his stack at risk.

Rainer Kempe: {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Vinny Ta: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Kempe held the nuts with a ten-high straight, while Ta had a set of kings.

"Pair the board," cried Ta.

The board indeed paired as a ten smacked on the river to give Ta a full house prompting him to slam his fist on the table.

"Yes," yelled Ta!

Kempe wished everyone luck and shook Ta's hand on his way out.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Vinny Ta us
Vinny Ta
192,000 49,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe

Tags: Rainer KempeVinny Ta

Scotty "Baby" Nguyen Joins the Table of Death

Nível 4 : 300/500, 500 ante
Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen

As if Table 479 wasn't looking tough enough with the likes of Michael Mizrachi, Felipe Ramos, and Harald Sammer all sitting there already. Now Scotty "Baby" Nguyen has also joined the table just after the dinner break.

Mizrachi currently owns the largest stack at that table, despite sitting out for the entire third level today.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
125,000 51,400
WSOP 5X Winner
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
78,200 1,200
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
58,000 -28,000
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
50,400 50,400
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Felipe RamosHarald SammerMichael MizrachiScotty Nguyen

Hellmuth Arrives in Grand Fashion

Nível 3 : 200/400, 400 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth has finally made his arrival to the 2021 WSOP Main Event on Day 1f and he did so in grand fashion just like always. It was quite the spectacle as the 16-time bracelet winner arrived in costume, joined by 12 ladies supporting the Latinum Bitcoin.

Hellmuth was seated at Table 452 just prior to the dinner break but has already left the tournament area with a starting stack of 60,000 remaining in his seat.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Greenstein's Cowboys

Nível 3 : 200/400, 400 ante
Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

A player in the hijack raised to 1,000 and action folded to Barry Greenstein, who three-bet to 3,200 on the button. Action went back around to the hijack who four-bet to 8,600, which was followed by Greenstein five-betting to 26,000. The hijack thought about it for some time before calling for his entire stack and the cards were tabled.

Hijack: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Barry Greenstein: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The flop of {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} brought the hijack additional outs in the form of a gutshot, but the {4-Clubs} turn and {2-Diamonds} river bricked to give Greenstein the elimination.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
117,000 45,800
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Barry Greenstein