2021 World Series of Poker
Event #1: $500 NLH Big 500 Kick-Off
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $574,650
Players 1277

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 30,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1277

Steve "gborooo" Gross Eliminated in 6th Place ($17,872)

Chad_Holloway • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Steve Gross
Steve Gross

Action folded to Ye "yuan365" Yuan in the small blind and he moved all in, which promoted Steve "gborooo" Gross to call off for 1,281,477.

Steve "gborooo" Gross: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Ye "yuan365" Yuan: {9-Spades}{a-Spades}

It was a flip and Gross was looking to hold to stay alive. That proved easier said than done though as the board ran out {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to give Yuan a winning trips.

Steve Gross bustout
Steve Gross bustout
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
5,004,150 4,040,806
Steve "gborooo" Gross
Steve "gborooo" Gross
Busted

Tags: Steve GrossYe Yuan

Charles “chuckthebum” Varner Eliminated in 7th Place ($13,389)

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin open-jammed for 669,074 from early position and Charles “chuckthebum” Varner called off their 584,612 stack from the small blind.

Charles “chuckthebum” Varner: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Varner was ahead until the {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop appeared pairing Franklin's jack. The flop did give Varner a Broadway draw and the {10-Spades} turn did give them a pair but the {3-Diamonds} river ended his tournament in seventh place for $13,389.

Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin US
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin
US 1,548,691 -620,388
Charles “chuckthebum” Varner
Charles “chuckthebum” Varner
Busted

Tags: Ryan Franklin

WSOP Legend: 10-Time Bracelet Winner Phil Ivey

AnthonyThompson • Level 39: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey
WSOP Legend Phil Ivey

Few poker players have captured the attention of the poker universe quite like Phil Ivey. There have been plenty of champions of the game who crushed it at the felt, but none who built up the mystique of Ivey, who remains to this day arguably the most magnetic player in poker despite results that no longer match his days of utmost dominance.

A day after the anniversary of Ivey's induction into the Poker Hall of Fame, PokerNews examines the legacy of his WSOP success. Prior to 2000, Ivey didn't have any recorded WSOP cashes.

The 23-year-old didn't waste any time establishing himself as one of the top up-and-coming players. That year, after already making one final table and finishing fifth, Ivey secured his first bracelet. He beat none other than fellow Hall of Famer Amarillo Slim Preston heads up to win Event #14: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, a rebuy event, for his first bracelet and $195,000. Three other Hall of Famers — Chris Bjorin, Phil Hellmuth and David "Devilfish" Ulliott — also competed at that final table, so shipping it was about more than just getting his first taste of gold. Ivey showed he could beat the best in the business.

Two years after that, though, would be when Ivey really showed he was the present and future of the game. In 2002, Ivey showcased his skills at limit poker in a big way.

Click Here to Read More About this WSOP Legend

Level:
39
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr Eliminated in 8th Place ($10,114)

AnthonyThompson • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

Action quickly folded around to Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr who raised all in for 639,232 on the button and Christopher "basile28" Basile isolated from the small blind.

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr: {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Christopher "basile28" Basile: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Shorr needed was behind needing help but didn't find any on the {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop. The {4-Diamonds} turn left Shorr drawing to any ten but the {k-Diamonds} river ended his tournament in eighth place for $10,114.

Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
Shorr Out Kicked in 8th Place
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US 8,764,626 2,234,353
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr US
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
US Busted

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Tune Into the PokerNews Twitch Stream Now for Final Table Action!

Chad_Holloway • Level 38: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
PokerNews Twitch
PokerNews Twitch

For each of the 33 final tables of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online bracelet events, PokerNews will be streaming play with Jesse Fullen and occasional guest commentators calling the action. The final table of this event is streaming now, so be sure to tune in to see who walks away with the WSOP gold bracelet!

Watch the final table live stream here

Level:
38
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,758)

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Michael Marder
Michael Marder

Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder moved all in for 1,788,638 from the cutoff only to have Ye "yuan365" Yuan three-bet jam from the button. Both blinds folded and Marder discovered the bad news.

Ye "yuan365" Yuan: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Marder was looking for another queen, but she never appeared as the board ran out {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

Marder's butout hand
Marder's butout hand

Tags: Michael Marder

Final Table Draw and Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 37: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
WSOP Online Event 1 Final Table
WSOP Online Event 1 Final Table
Ashton “LND999” Freemon
Ashton “LND999” Freemon
7,032,888
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US 6,530,273 490,273
Jose "deposit" Noboa US
Jose "deposit" Noboa
US 2,517,666 1,874,013
Steve "gborooo" Gross
Steve "gborooo" Gross
2,343,977 552,012
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin US
Ryan "PostmatesSel" Franklin
US 2,169,079 559,775
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder US
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder
US 1,876,138 437,203
Charles “chuckthebum” Varner
Charles “chuckthebum” Varner
1,194,903 345,879
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
Ye "yuan365" Yuan
963,344 -137,500
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr US
Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr
US 911,732 -86,634

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Level:
37
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
12,500