2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Chase Bianchi

Chase Bianchi 2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Final Table Profile Chase Bianchi

Seat:6
Chip Count:12,100,000 (8/9)
Big Blinds:15
Age:34
Hometown:Columbia, Maryland, US
Twitter:@Chase_Bianchi

Chase Bianchi's Main Event Story

"My faith in Christ is so much more than this"

Chase Bianchi has come a long way since learning to play poker alongside his baseball teammates in Seattle. Bianchi's amassed over $850,000 in career earnings — second only to Koray Aldemir at the Final Table — including a WSOP bracelet in 2016. He defeated a 2,242-player field to win Event #17: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $316,920.

This year he flew out especially for the Main Event, and is now just eight eliminations away from winning a second WSOP bracelet.

An intensely religious man of faith, Bianchi has two foster children with his wife, and told PokerNews that after an exhausting day playing down to the final table he can't wait to relax and unwind with a good book.

But when asked what this meant to him, Bianchi was unequivocal in his response.

"My faith in Christ is so much more than this," he told PokerNews. "[Final-tabling the Main Event] is a sack of crap compared to the treasure we have in Christ."

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Chase Bianchi Key Hands

One of the key hands that propelled Bianchi to the final table took place on Day 7 in Level 32 (150,000/300,000/300,000).

Brazil's Philipe Pizzari Pinto raised to 650,000 under the gun and Bianchi three-bet to 1.7 million from the hijack. Action folded back to Pinto and he called to see a flop of {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

Pinto checked and Bianchi continued for 1.2 million, which the Brazilian called.

On the {8-Hearts} turn, Pinto led out for 2.5 million and Bianchi responded by raising all in. Pinto called off the 2.38 million he had behind and the hands were tabled.

Philipe Pizzari Pinto: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Chase Bianchi: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Bianchi was ahead with aces while Pinto was drawing to a heart flush. Unfortunately for him, the {10-Clubs} river was brick and Bianchi's pocket rockets held to score the knockout.

Chase Bianchi

How Chase Bianchi Got to the Final Table

DayChipsRank
Day 1d152,700143/1,933
Day 2abd282,800203/1,440
Day 3834,000100/1,000
Day 41,544,000103/292
Day 57,065,00014/96
Day 620,765,0004/36
Day 712,100,0008/9

What to Watch For

As the last remaining bracelet-winner left in the field, Bianchi knows what it's like to be at the business end of a WSOP tournament. In 2016, when he won his first bracelet, Bianchi defeated a final table that included Welsh Triple Crown winner Roberto Romanello, and will need to do it again with a player like Aldemir heading the field.


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Starting the final table eighth in chips, Bianchi has a buffer to Jareth East who is ninth in chips, but is less than two big blinds behind Hye Park. Expect Bianchi to set his sites first on reeling in Park, and then mounting an assault on the rest of the table.

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

SEATPLAYERCHIP COUNTCOUNTRYBIG BLINDS
1Jareth East8,300,000United Kingdom10
2Koray Aldemir140,000,000Austria175
3Jack Oliver30,400,000United Kingdom38
4Ozgur Secilmis24,500,000Turkey31
5George Holmes83,700,000United States105
6Chase Bianchi12,100,000United States15
7Joshua Remitio40,000,000United States50
8Alejandro Lococo46,800,000Argentina59
9Hye Park13,500,000United States17

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout

POSITIONPRIZE
1$8,000,000
2$4,300,000
3$3,000,000
4$2,300,000
5$1,800,000
6$1,400,000
7$1,225,000
8$1,100,000
9$1,000,000

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Player Stats

PlayerFirst CashWSOP CashesCareer EarningsBiggest Cash
Koray Aldemir201232$12,344,110$2,154,265
Chase Bianchi200711$872,718$316,920
Jareth East201124$149,925$557,648
George Holmes20191$50,855$50,855
Alejandro Lococo20163$118,127$36,772
Jack Oliver20162$117,414$27,047
Hye Park201227$471,504$165,715
Joshua Remitio20180$1,809$650
Ozgur Secilmis20136$133,559$41,645

Stats courtesy of WSOP.com and HendonMob.com.

The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. local time. A Main Event Day 7 recap can be found here. You can follow the action via the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog where we'll detail all the hands in our exclusive WSOP Main Event Live Updates.

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