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:
28
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000
Level:
27
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
1,500

Stout Uses Aces for Double

• Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Matt Stout
Matt Stout

"JonSnow14" raised to 20,000 from the hijack. Matt "RubberFist" Stout jammed all in for 133,693 from the cutoff, "JonSnow14" called.

Stout had the {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} vs the {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The board held as it came the {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and Stout recorded a big double.

Matt "RubberFist" Stout US
Matt "RubberFist" Stout
US 333,636 -38,697
JonSnow14 US
JonSnow14
US 33,597 -195,964

Break Time

• Level 26: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante

Players are now on another 5-minute break.

Level:
26
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,250

WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi

• Level 25: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.

Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.

Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.

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Blair Cracks Kings for a Double

MattHansen • Level 25: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Action folded around to the small blind where Nathan "Forbroke" Blair raised to 24,000. David "DBABA" Baba went all in from the big blind and Blair called for 151,648.

David "DBABA" Baba: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Nathan "Forbroke" Blair: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{k-Spades} and Baba's kings didn't hold up against Blair's broadway straight. Blair doubled up and Baba finds himself hanging on with just a handful of big blinds.

Nathan "Forbroke" Blair us
Nathan "Forbroke" Blair
us 311,296 116,084
David "DBABA" Baba ca
David "DBABA" Baba
ca 37,704 -73,222

Tags: David BabaNathan Blair

Level:
25
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
1,000