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

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WSOP Legend: Doyle Brunson's Final Bracelet, 15 Years Later

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
WSOP Legend Doyle Brunson
WSOP Legend Doyle Brunson

At the beginning of the 2005 WSOP, Doyle Brunson remained the co-king of the all-time bracelet count, tied along with Johnny Chan at nine. However, as the series drew toward its close in late June, that was no longer the case — Chan had overtaken him by winning No. 10 to stand atop the mountain alone.

Brunson was already phasing out his tournament play, having cashed precisely zero times that summer and just three times in the previous two combined, although one had resulted in a bracelet victory.

When it came time for Event #31: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Brunson dusted off his tournament chops and made a run.

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Liebert Falls to Basile

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert

Christopher "basile28" Basile raised from the cutoff and then called Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert's 97,076 three-bet jam from the small blind.

Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert: {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Christopher "basile28" Basile: {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The {8-Spades}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop hit both players but Liebert was still behind and the {6-Hearts} turn was no help. Liebert needed to spike an ace or eight on the river to stay alive but it came the {4-Clubs}and ended her tournament.

Kathy Liebert
Liebert Falls to Basile
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US 1,296,052 121,076
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert
Busted

Tags: Kathy LiebertChristopher Basile

Level:
31
Blinds:
14,000/28,000
Ante:
3,500

Liebert Loses Million Chip Pot to Gross

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Steve Gross
Steve Gross

A series of preflop raises saw Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert move all in on the button and Steve "Gbrorooo" Gross called off his stack from the small blind.

Steve "Gbrorooo" Gross: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Gross was ahead with his pocket queens and the {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} runout secured him one of the largest pots of the tournament.

Steve Gross
Gross Wins Massive Double Against Liebert
Steve "Gbrorooo" Gross
Steve "Gbrorooo" Gross
1,153,960 1,153,960
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert
Kathy "Luckygal" Liebert
142,076 -759,278

Tags: Kathy LiebertSteve Gross

Break Time

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Players are on a five-minute break.

Marder Picking Players Apart

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Marder
Michael Marder

"DKALLIN2WYN" raised all in for 129,186 from the cutoff and Christopher "basile28" Basile called on the button only to fold after Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder came over the top for 1,448,441 from the small blind.

"DKALLIN2WYN": {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Mader held the better hand and nothing changed after the {5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop appeared. The {9-Hearts} did give "DKALLIN2WYN" some hope adding a gutshot straight draw but the {3-Spades} river ended their tournament.

Michael Mader
Mader Over A Milly
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder US
Michael "ParxBigStax" Marder
US 1,738,813 1,629,265
Christopher "basile28" Basile US
Christopher "basile28" Basile
US 678,373 -60,138
Dkallin2wyn US
Dkallin2wyn
US Busted

Tags: Christopher BasileMichael Mader