2021 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $400 NLH 8-Max

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $405,000
Players 1125

Level Info

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

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1125

Raymond "Avant9201" Avant Eliminated in 11th Place ($4,253)

• Level 33: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti raised under the gun for 80,000, Raymond "Avant9201" Avant jammed all in for 374,041, Troy "troyrlee" Lee jammed all in from the button for less and Dauti called.

Dauti had the largest stack and was looking for a double knockout with the {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}, Avant had the {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Lee had the {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

The flop came the {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Spades}, the turn was the {3-Clubs} and the river came the {9-Spades} to eliminate Avant and give Lee a triple-up.

Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti us
Uke "ooopsmybad" Dauti
us 2,145,843 1,140,327
Troy "troyrlee" Lee US
Troy "troyrlee" Lee
US 936,571 364,214
Raymond "Avant9201" Avant US
Raymond "Avant9201" Avant
US Busted

Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams Eliminated in 13th Place ($3,361.50)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante
Jeremiah Williams
Jeremiah Williams

Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams, who won his first bracelet earlier in the series, raised to 214,994 from the button and left himself just 88 behind. Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch then reraised from the big and Williams called off.

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch: {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams: {8-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{k-Spades}{k-Clubs} and Gooch won the pot with aces and kings.

Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch us
Jason "TheBigGift" Gooch
us 948,399 179,082
Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams us
Jeremiah "freestylerr" Williams
us Busted

Tags: Jason GoochJeremiah Williams

Matthew "WhiteMJ" Jewett Eliminated in 14th Place ($3,361.50)

• Level 32: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

Matthew "WhiteMJ" Jewett limped from the small blind, "Beratna" raised to 96,000 from the big blind and Jewett three-bet jammed all in for 824,190 and was called.

Jewett had the {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} vs the {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} of "Beratna".

The flop paired Jewett, but not the card needed as it came the {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{q-Clubs}, the turn was the {2-Spades} and the river came the {10-Clubs} to leave him without chips as "Beratna" collected more chips.

Eugene “Beratna” Kwak US
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak
US 4,149,788 944,190
Matthew "WhiteMJ" Jewett US
Matthew "WhiteMJ" Jewett
US Busted

Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell Eliminated in 15th Place ($3,361.50)

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

Douglas "CheeksK" Kurth raised to 64,000 from the hijack and "Beratna" called from the button. Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell then three-bet to 192,000 from the big blind, Kurth folded, and "Beratna" called to see a flop of {4-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}.

Howell continued for 96,000 and then called off for 808,380 when "Beratna" moved all in.

Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
"Beratna": {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Howell had a set but "Beratna" held a Royal Flush draw! The {8-Hearts} turn was of no consequence but the {9-Clubs} river was as "Beratna" made a straight to eliminated Howell in brutal fashion.

Eugene “Beratna” Kwak US
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak
US 3,205,598 1,041,163
Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell us
Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell
us Busted

Tags: Michael Howell


WSOP Offering 8 Bracelet Events to Pennsylvania Players August 8-15

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
WSOP Pennsylvania
WSOP Pennsylvania

On July 12, WSOP.com launched in Pennsylvania, and now players from the Keystone State can look forward to competing in gold bracelet events.

From August 8-15, WSOP will offer eight daily bracelet events, each starting at 5:30 p.m. EST. Buy-ins range from $400 up to the $3,200 High Roller. The weeklong series will culminate in a $1,000 NLH PA Championship on Sunday, August 15. Additionally, there will be a pair of Progressive Knockout (PKO) events, marking the first time the WSOP will award a PKO bracelet.

WSOP.com PA will also offer daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $1 that provide an opportunity to win a seat into this Fall’s live WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania,” said Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment. “The real winners in this expansion are the players who join us at WSOP.com. Our team is laser-focused on providing the most value to poker players in the state and are confident in the potential of our online poker product. With our industry-best sign-up promotions and the special bracelet series catered specifically to players in Pennsylvania, we welcome all players, from the casuals to the professionals and everyone in between.”

Pennsylvania Bracelet Event Schedule

While WSOP.com is in the middle of their 33-bracelet series open to Nevada and New Jersey players, players from Pennsylvania will have the chance to battle for eight daily bracelet events from Sunday, August 8 through Sunday. August 15.

Players must be within state borders in order to participate and will need to register for a new account at WSOP.com/start. Once signed up, be sure to link your Caesars Rewards to your account as every hand played earns points toward rewards.

Remember, players can withdraw and deposit funds at the cage inside Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.

1Event #1: $500 NLH Keystone KickoffSunday8/8/215:30 p.m. EST
2Event #2: $500 NLH PKOMonday8/9/215:30 p.m. EST
3Event #3: $3,200 NLH High RollerTuesday8/10/215:30 p.m. EST
4Event #4: $400 NLH 6-MaxWednesday8/11/215:30 p.m. EST
5Event #5: $777 NLH Lucky 7’sThursday8/12/215:30 p.m. EST
6Event #6: $400 NLH PKOFriday8/13/215:30 p.m. EST
7Event #7: $600 NLH MonsterStackSaturday8/14/215:30 p.m. EST
8Event #8: $1,000 NLH PA ChampionshipSunday8/15/215:30 p.m. EST

Free Play and Freeroll Promotions

Pennsylvania players are invited to capture the benefits of the Welcome Offer, the most valuable poker deposit promotion on the table. Available now, players who deposit a minimum of $10 into their account will be rewarded with $50 in free play, a 100% match on all deposits up to $1,000, and 7 freeroll tickets into the Welcome Week Freerolls.

First-time depositors who make a deposit by Sunday, Aug. 15 will also receive a ticket to participate in an exclusive $50,000 Depositors Freeroll on Sunday, Aug. 22. The Freeroll will award three seats to the WSOP Main Event – two seats to the top tournament finishers, and one seat from a randomly selected drawing of all players that entered.

WSOP Pennsylvania
WSOP Pennsylvania

The Ultimate Poker Experience

To prioritize Pennsylvania players in the launch of WSOP.com in the state, a variety of special events and tournaments are being offered daily throughout the summer.

  • BLAST Poker – Starting Monday, July 12, BLAST poker debuts in Pennsylvania where players have a chance to win their share of up to $300,000 in a matter of minutes. Players can win up to 10,000x their buy-in amount in this a lightning fast three-handed game that starts when three players enter in this Sit and Go format.
  • WSOP Satellites – Only on WSOP.com can players win a full package to play in live WSOP events including the 2021 Main Event in Las Vegas, for as little as $1 and special Main Event Freerolls. Visit the promotions page for more information on MEGA satellite structures and schedules.
  • Sunday $75,000 Guarantee – Beginning Sunday, July 18, this flagship tournament will award a guaranteed payout of $75,000 with a $215 buy-in beginning at 4 p.m. every Sunday.

Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen Eliminated in 16th Place ($2,673)

• Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante

Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen jammed for 630,417 from the cutoff over a raise to 56,000. Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka called from the big blind and the initial raiser folded.

Chen had the {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} vs the {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} of Lapka.

The flop came the {3-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, the turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river came the {5-Spades} and Chen was eliminated.

Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka US
Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka
US 1,497,284 287,917
Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen cn
Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen
cn Busted