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

Big Slick Does Not Do the Trick for Wood

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Brian "Pure_reason" Wood limped the small blind and "Beratna" checked their option from the big to bring about a flop of {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Wood checked, "Beratna" bet 16,000, and Wood check-jammed for 192,140. "Beratna" called and the hands were turned up.

Brian "Pure_reason" Wood: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
"Beratna": {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The {6-Hearts} turn locked it up for "Beranta", and Wood exited in in 31st place after the {k-Diamonds} was run out on the river.

Eugene “Beratna” Kwak US
Eugene “Beratna” Kwak
US 984,783 957,259
Brian "Pure_reason" Wood us
Brian "Pure_reason" Wood
us Busted

Tags: Brian Wood

Ladies Slay Dunst

• Level 28: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell raised to 32,000 from middle position, the small blind called before Tony "Panoramic" Dunst moved all in from the big blind for 559,363, Howell called and the small blind folded.

Dunst would need some serious help to stay alive as he held the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} vs the {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} of Howell.

The board would provide no such help as it ran out tamely the {a-Spades}{4-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs} and Dunst was eliminated in 32nd place.

Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell us
Michael "EZSqueeZ" Howell
us 1,220,548 665,778
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst us
Tony "Panoramic" Dunst
us Busted

Tune Into Jeff Platt's Twitch Stream Now for Early WSOP Coverage!

Chad_Holloway • Level 28: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Jeff Platt Twitch
Jeff Platt Twitch

For each of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online bracelet events, either Jeff Platt or PokerNews will be streaming early play up to the final table, which will then air exclusively on the PokerNews Twitch Channel. Early action of this event is streaming now, so be sure to tune in to see who walks away with the WSOP gold bracelet!

“I am thrilled to team up with PokerNews to present coverage of the 2021 WSOP Online,” said Platt, who is a co-host of the PokerNews Podcast. “We learned last year that the prestige of bracelet events draws an incredibly passionate audience on Twitch. I can’t wait to interact with that audience again as we crown poker’s newest champions.”

Meanwhile,Jesse Fullen will be on the call for action to be found on the PokerNews Twitch channel, such as tonight's tournament.

Tune Into Jeff Platt's Twitch here!


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

Chad_Holloway • Level 27: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 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.

For the a more thorough look on Brunson's historic 10th bracelet win, click the link below.

Click here to read the full story on Brunson's legendary win!


Zinno Spilled Out

• Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,300 ante
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Anthony "heheh" Zinno raised to 20,000 from the hijack over an early limper. "CARPTheMan" called from the cutoff as did the big blind and the limper.

The flop came the {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{k-Hearts}. Zinno bet 41,100 into a pot of 88,750. "CARPTheMan" called, the other two folded.

The turn was the {6-Clubs}. Zinno jammed for 279,330 and was called.

Zinno had a pair and a draw with the {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} while "CARPTheMan" had two-pair with the {k-Spades}{10-Spades}. Zinno would need a club but the river was the {4-Diamonds} and he was gone in 40th place while "CARPTheMan" took the overall chip lead.

US 1,066,084 474,593
Anthony "heheh" Zinno
Anthony "heheh" Zinno

Pocket Rockets Propel Chen to a Double

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,300 ante

After a player limped, Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen raised to 30,000 from the hijack and Troy "troyrlee" Lee three-bet to 60,000 from the button. Both blinds folded, the limper got out of the way, and Chen moved all in for 156,107. Lee called and discovered the bad news.

Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Troy "troyrlee" Lee: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Chen shipped the double.

Troy "troyrlee" Lee US
Troy "troyrlee" Lee
US 554,921 -95,079
Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen cn
Guo Liang "Ct188" Chen
cn 345,964 149,935

Tags: Guo Liang ChenTroy Lee

Break Time

• Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,300 ante

The remaining six tables are now on a 5-minute break.

Remaining 2021 WSOP.com Online Series Schedule

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,300 ante
July 18#18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em North American Open
July 19#19: $888 Pot-Limit Omaha Crazy Eights 8-Handed
July 20#20: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
July 21#21: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed
July 22#22: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout
July 23#23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
July 24#24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Monsterstack
July 25#25: $7,777 No-Limit Hold'em Lucky 7s High Roller
July 25#26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em The Big 500 Encore
July 26#27: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
July 27#28: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship
July 28#29: $800 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship
July 29#30: $600 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Championship
July 30#31: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver
July 31#32: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Aug. 1#33: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale ($1M Guaranteed)