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 5
Jogadores em jogo

Aldemir Leads, Chidwick and Kornuth in Contention After Day 5 of the 2021 WSOP Main Event

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Germany's Koray Aldemir leads 96 players heading into Day 6 of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino as part of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Day 5 began with 292 players looking for Main Event glory and wrapped up after ten hours of play, with Aldemir bagging the chip lead with a stack of 14,325,000.

The German high roller, who has over $3 million in WSOP lifetime earning and is after his first bracelet, leads other big stacks Ramon Colillas (12,000,000), Jonathan Dwek (10,125,000) and Zachary Mcdiarmid (9,700,000). All of them are also on the hunt for a first bracelet.

2021 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Counts Day 5

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Koray AldemirGermany14,325,000179
2Ramon ColillasSpain12,000,000150
3Jonathan DwekCanada10,125,000127
4Zachary McdiarmidUnited States9,700,000121
5Jesse LonisUnited States8,995,000112
6Roongsak GriffethUnited States8,925,000112
7Andreas KniepGermany8,515,000106
8Tonio RöderGermany8,000,000100
9Alejandro LococoArgentina7,805,00098
10Stephen GerberUnited States7,700,00096

Argentina's Alejandro Lococo will return ninth in chips on Day 6 with 7,805,000 and finds himself in prime contention to make a splash in this event. Better known under his alias "Papo MC", Lococo is a famous rapper in Argentina with over 800,000 followers on Twitter alone.

The eyes of the LATAM world will be firmly squared on the PokerStars Ambassador, who could follow up in Damian Salas' footsteps for an Argentinian back-to-back victory in this event.

GGPoker and ClubGG Online Qualifiers

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
18Roman HrabecCzech Republic6,320,00079
22Abhinav IyerIndia5,850,00073
44Vasu AmarapuUnited States3,960,00050
50Sean RagozziniAustralia3,310,00041
59Raul ManzanaresSpain2,945,00037
60Shai ArbelIsrael2,880,00036
96Niko KoopGermany250,0003

Day 5 Action

A few of poker’s biggest stars survived the day, including one-time bracelet winner Stephen Chidwick, who ended the day with 3,710,000 in chips after doubling late in the evening with ace-jack against the ace-king of George Holmes. Other big names still in contention include Chance Kornuth (5,920,000), Stephen Song (2,765,000) and Yuri Dzivielevski (2,030,000).

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Pennsylvania grinder Nicholas Rigby made quite a stir on social media from the main feature table with his unorthodox playing style, best demonstrated in two separate hands where he got involved in big pots against all-in opponents while holding deuce-three.

"Rigby is like Happy Gilmore! Everyone loves Happy Gilmore. Everyone loves Rigby. Rigby! Rigby!" a member of Rigby's rail shouted toward the end of the night. "Give him a sponsorship!"

Rigby's play worked in his favor, and he ended the day with a stack of 5,212,000.

Also of note, two women are among the 96 players remaining in the World Championship: Dragana Lim, who bagged 5,555,000 chips, and Fatima Nanji, who bagged 935,000.

Last, but certainly not least, businessman John Morgan (2,600,000) will have its fair share of people rooting for him tomorrow. Morgan, the former CEO of Winmark, is a passionate poker enthusiast and has dabbled in some of the highest-stakes action on the planet. He competed in two Big One for One Drops with a buy-in of $1M, in which he played one of the craziest hands ever live reported where he made his opponent lay down quads.

John Morgan
John Morgan will be back on Day 6

A New World Champion Will Emerge

Chris Moneymaker and Qui Nguyen were both looking to defend their Main Event titles but came up short on Day 5. Nguyen, the 2016 Main Event champion, outlasted the 2003 champ but was eliminated when he moved in with ace-queen and couldn't pull ahead of the pocket eights of Jesse Lonis, who ended the day with 8,995,000 chips.

Other notable players who made it to the fifth day of play but weren’t fortunate enough to survive to see Day 6 included Jason Koon, Matt Berkey, Marle Spragg, Conrad Simpson, Ken Aldridge and Joey Weissman.

Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker's deep run ended on Day 5.

Day 6 of the WSOP flagship event begins on Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon Pacific Time, kicking off with Level 26 with blinds at 40,000/80,000/80,000.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow with continued coverage leading up to the crowning of the eventual 2021 Main Event champion.

Tags: Chance KornuthChris MoneymakerConrad SimpsonGeorge HolmesHaralabos VoulgarisJason KoonJesse LonisJoey WeissmanJonathan DwekKen AldridgeKoray AldemirMarle SpraggMatt BerkeyNicholas RigbyNiko KoopQui NguyenRamon ColillasRaul ManzanaresRoman HrabecRoongsak GriffethSean RagozziniShai ArbelStephen ChidwickStephen GerberStephen SongVasu AmarapuYuri DzivielevskiZachary Mcdiarmid

Aldemir Nails the River to Eliminate Dimov

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

In what turned out to be one of the biggest pots of the day so far, Ognyan Dimov entered his clash with Koray Aldemir with a stack of more than four million in chips. He was in the hijack while Aldemir got involved out of the small blind and they were on the {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} turn.

Aldemir opted for a check-raise from 525,000 to 1,445,000 and Dimov then moved all-in. As the camera crews rushed to capture the action once Aldemir called, the following cards were revealed.

Ognyan Dimov: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} for the top set
Koray Aldemir: {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a pair, open-ender, and flush draw

The {9-Diamonds} rolled off on the river and Aldemir improved to the flush as he leaped into the top spot near the end of Day 5.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
14,200,000 5,100,000
Day 8 Chip Leader
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Koray AldemirOgnyan Dimov

Chidwick Doubles Through Holmes

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick raised to 130,000 and called when George Holmes three-bet to 375,000.

Chidwick checked on the flop of {j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and check-raised to 850,000 when Holmes bet 400,000. Holmes responded by re-raising all-in and Chidwick called off with 790,000.

Stephen Chidwick: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
George Holmes: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Chidwick had the lead with a pair of jacks and held to double up as the board ran out {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
4,200,000 1,500,000
WSOP 1X Winner
George Holmes us
George Holmes
4,000,000 -1,600,000

Tags: George HolmesStephen Chidwick

Gonzalez Can't Stay Alive

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
John Gonzalez
John Gonzalez

The action folded to John Gonzalez in the small blind who ripped all in for his last 980,000 chips. Glynn Beebe was in the big blind and called to put Gonzalez at risk.

John Gonzalez: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Glynn Beebe: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The rail started cheering for an eight and wishing for Beebe to lose. However, the board ran out {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Gonzalez was eliminated.

"Go back to the rail," Beebe said to the Gonzalez fans. Some more words were exchanged between the two parties before Gonzalez headed to the payout desk.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Glynn Beebe us
Glynn Beebe
2,560,000 355,000
John Gonzalez us
John Gonzalez

Tags: Glynn BeebeJohn Gonzalez

Lewis Eliminated by Imsirovic

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Toby Lewis
Toby Lewis

Over on the right feature table, the chips went in preflop with Toby Lewis as the player at risk out of the small blind for what appeared to be some 1.2 million. Salko Imsirovic looked him up and held the superior pocket pair once the cards were revealed.

Toby Lewis: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Salko Imsirovic: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop changed nothing and the {10-Diamonds} turn gave both players an open-ended straight draw. Another blank followed on the {3-Spades} river and that ended Lewis' run in the Main Event in the last level on Day 5.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Salko Imsirovic us
Salko Imsirovic
3,600,000 1,350,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Salko ImsirovicToby Lewis

Live by the River, Die by the River

Nível 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Oshri Lahmani
Oshri Lahmani

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos and Oshri Lahmani got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Lahmani at risk for 690,000. Kiriopoulos held {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and was up against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} of Lahmani.

The board ran out {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{a-Spades} and Lahmani spiked an ace on the river to score a double up.

Just a couple of hands later, Lahmani got his chips in the middle again but it was Michael Nugent at risk this time for 1,410,000. Lahmani had the best of it with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} against Nugent's {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The flop came {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Lahmani was looking like he would increase his stack again. The {8-Spades} on the turn changed nothing but the {q-Spades} on the river gave Nugent a set of queens, leaving Lahmani on crumbs.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
3,300,000 -700,000
Michael Nugent ca
Michael Nugent
2,900,000 1,720,000
Oshri Lahmani il
Oshri Lahmani
250,000 -470,000

Tags: Oshri LahmaniMichael NugentDemosthenes Kiriopoulos

Last Break of the Night

Nível 24 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

The players are heading on their last scheduled 20-minute break of the night. There have been some rumors that a potential sixth level could be played tonight but that will be decided in the next level. Here is a look at what happened in the last two hours:

Chen Busts on River

Nível 24 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Pete Chen
Pete Chen

Tonio Röder opened to 100,000 in early position and Pete Chen jammed in his stack of 555,000 from middle position. Action came back around to Röder who briefly thought about it and called.

Pete Chen: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Tonio Röder: {10-Spades}{9-Spades}

Chen was ahead but Röder was very live. Chen took out his phone and started recording what he hoped would be a double-up on his path to a deeper run as the dealer fanned the {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. Chen was still ahead but now needed to fade more outs.

The {6-Diamonds} came on the turn to change nothing, but the {q-Clubs} spiked the river to give Röder a straight, sending Chen to the payout desk and leaving him with a video he may not want to watch again.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tonio Röder de
Tonio Röder
6,500,000 400,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen

Cowen Cracks Aces to Eliminate Armstrong

Nível 24 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Robert Cowen
Robert Cowen

Stephen Song opened to 100,000 and Robert Cowen three-bet to 325,000. Nicholas Rigby flat-called and Benjamin Armstrong four-bet shoved for 1,170,000. Song folded and Cowen then jammed his stack of 1,390,000 and Rigby called for about a million more.

Benjamin Armstrong: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Robert Cowen: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Nicholas Rigby: {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

Armstrong had aces while Cowen had jacks and Rigby was in the mix with the three-deuce. Armstrong's aces were still ahead after the flop of {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} but the {j-Hearts} on the turn catapulted Cowen ahead. Cowen nearly tripled when the {7-Spades} peeled off on the river while Armstrong was eliminated.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Nicholas Rigby us
Nicholas Rigby
6,800,000 -2,100,000
Robert Cowen gb
Robert Cowen
3,600,000 1,900,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
1,400,000 -600,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Benjamin Armstrong (GA) us
Benjamin Armstrong (GA)

Tags: Benjamin ArmstrongNicholas RigbyRobert Cowen

Lococo Goes Loco and Cracks Aces

Nível 24 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

Roman Valerstein raised to 110,000 and was called by Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo from one seat over. Jeremy Joseph then three-bet foe what appeared to be 450,000 and Valerstein folded. Lococo was sent into the tank and moved all-in to get beaten into the pot by Joseph.

Alejandro Lococo: {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Jeremy Joseph: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

On a board of {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}, Lococo rivered an unlikely set and scored a massive double while a stunned Joseph sunk back into his chair.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
8,500,000 200,000
Day 8 Chip Leader
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
5,200,000 4,415,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
3,600,000 -100,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
2,900,000 -155,000
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
2,500,000 -1,800,000
Brian Frasca us
Brian Frasca
1,550,000 140,000
Cole Ferraro us
Cole Ferraro
1,500,000 -300,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Fatima Nanji ca
Fatima Nanji
1,350,000 -335,000
Austin Lewis us
Austin Lewis
1,020,000 195,000

Tags: Jeremy JosephRoman ValersteinAlejandro Lococo