2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $503,100
Players 1118

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 160,000 / 320,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1118
Level:
32
Blinds:
16,000/32,000
Ante:
4,000

Remaining Chip Counts (full)

• Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
Dean "nikobellic99" Curreri us
Dean "nikobellic99" Curreri
us 2,473,566 2,257,529
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken US
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken
US 2,350,068 296,000
Jordan "DroppinDimes" Ragan
Jordan "DroppinDimes" Ragan
1,725,316 -118,500
Jack "Borgia92" McClelland
Jack "Borgia92" McClelland
1,692,939 1,692,939
Justin "pocketprofit" Wong us
Justin "pocketprofit" Wong
us 1,513,264 336,817
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot us
Corey "Corgasm" Paggeot
us 1,420,467 773,258
Christopher "Cserafin35" Serafin US
Christopher "Cserafin35" Serafin
US 1,285,416 1,285,416
Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski US
Tomasz "ToMRoX" Trelski
US 1,195,977 414,380
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
Dominick "Flow_Cold" Sarle
1,162,019 1,162,019
Omar "om167" Mehmood us
Omar "om167" Mehmood
us 1,081,959 897,621
Shawn "loanmonster" Silber
Shawn "loanmonster" Silber
921,146 -234,000
Naichang "cncly1314" Chen us
Naichang "cncly1314" Chen
us 899,612 899,612
Nick "cashusklay" Schulman
Nick "cashusklay" Schulman
756,654 604,078
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter us
Brett "Metanemesis" Apter
us 654,376 654,376
Kyle "iWant2Win" Marlborough us
Kyle "iWant2Win" Marlborough
us 544,657 272,682
Jacob "tooletime13" Toole us
Jacob "tooletime13" Toole
us 517,832 130,200
Matthew "BraceletHUNT" Hunt gb
Matthew "BraceletHUNT" Hunt
gb 382,716 38,000
David "dbsultan" Byer us
David "dbsultan" Byer
us 345,421 345,421
Anirban "slowpanda" Roy us
Anirban "slowpanda" Roy
us 334,694 334,694
Krista "Pollux" Gifford us
Krista "Pollux" Gifford
us 111,901 -249,116

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

Van Auken Takes Chip Lead With Quads

• Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Four players committed 48,000 to the middle after a raise and three calls. The flop came the {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. Shawn "loanmonster" Silber bet 106,500, Matthew "BraceletHUNT" Hunt called. Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken jammed all in over the top for 867,284, Silver folded and Hunt called.

Van Auken had the set with the {2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} while Hunt had the {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} overpair.

The turn ended it right there as the {2-Spades} binked off to give Van Auken quads and the chip lead of the tournament while Hunt was badly damaged.

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken US
Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken
US 2,054,068 1,002,893
Shawn "loanmonster" Silber
Shawn "loanmonster" Silber
1,155,146 326,632
Matthew "BraceletHUNT" Hunt gb
Matthew "BraceletHUNT" Hunt
gb 344,716 -123,330

Ragan Takes Chip Lead Via Two-Pair Over Two-Pair

• Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

"WrecklessOne" raised to 48,000 from early position, Jordan "DroppinDimes" Ragan called.

The flop came the {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. "WrecklessOne" bet 45,834 and was called.

The turn came the {7-Spades}. "WrecklessOne" fired again, this time for 185,751 and was called again.

The river was the {j-Spades}, "WrecklessOne" jammed enough to force Ragan all in who called.

Ragan had the {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for two-pair, besting the inferior {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs} two-pair of "WrecklessOne" to create a large chip shift and take the chip lead.

Jordan "DroppinDimes" Ragan
Jordan "DroppinDimes" Ragan
1,843,816
WrecklessOne US
WrecklessOne
US 1,247,408 245,069

Break Time

• Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Players are now on a brief pause for the 5-minute break.

Level:
30
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
3,000

Illes Turns Nut Flush

• Level 29: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Eric "grownstacks" Hayes jammed from early position for 243,775, Matt "Mutt_Cutts" Iles called on the button.

Illes had the lead and was at risk with the [ahkh' vs the {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} of Hayes.

The flop hit Hayes as it came the {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Hearts}. But the turn was the {2-Hearts} to bring in the nut flush for Illes. The {5-Diamonds} on the river was meaningless and Illes gathered in a big double while Hayes was left with fumes.

Matt "Mutt_Cutts" Iles us
Matt "Mutt_Cutts" Iles
us 487,236
Eric "grownstacks" Hayes us
Eric "grownstacks" Hayes
us 26,407
Level:
29
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
2,500