2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Racener Leads; Negreanu Moves on After Day 2 of Event #23: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

MattHansen • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
John Racener
John Racener

The second of four days is in the books and John Racener holds the chip lead of Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Racener leads a returning field of 31 players that will come back for Day 3 to continue their quest for WSOP gold. The 604 entrants generated a prize pool of $2,785,950 and the top prize will pay $562,667.

Racener is looking for his second WSOP title. The 2010 Main Event runner-up broke through in 2017 when he won the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship in 2017, and he has cashed at the WSOP 81 times.

Among the returning players are Bin Weng, Vanessa Kade, Jonathan Jaffe, and Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski. Also returning is Daniel Negreanu, who will try to make a run at his seventh bracelet. Day 1 chip leader Scott Drobes also qualifies for Day 3 at the top part of the leaderboard again after going on a late run to bag over 1.8 million.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Negreanu steadily built his stack over the day and reached 2.2 million at one point before Anthony Spinella found a double through the six-time WSOP champion. Spinella’s ace-eight made two-pair to beat the pocket fours of Negreanu and send him back below 2 million. The late levels brought more trouble for Negreanu and he will return tomorrow with 773,000 in chips to make another run at the gold bracelet.

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize
1$562,667
2$347,757
3$234,781
4$161,756
5$113,775
6$81,736
7$60,001
8-9$45,028
10-12$34,563
13-18$27,150
19-24$21,838
25-30$17,995
31$15,200

The 604-player field was a mosaic of stars from all around the poker world. Chance Kornuth, Cary Katz, and Ryan Laplante made their way through the bubble but did not survive to qualify for Day 3. Other notables to bow out before the money on Day 2 include Brent Hanks, Nick Schulman, and Kitty Kuo.

Day 3 will resume on Thursday, October 14 at 2 p.m. with around 35 minutes left in Level 20. Blinds in Level 20 are at 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante. Play will continue on Day 3 until five players remain to return on Friday, October 15 for a final table that will be streamed on PokerGO.

That does it for Day 2 coverage of Event #23: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Be sure to keep it here with the PokerNews live reporting team for updates on all of the action from the 2021 WSOP.

Tags: Anthony SpinellaBin WengBrent HanksCary KatzChance KornuthDaniel NegreanuJohn RacenerJonathan JaffeKitty KuoNick SchulmanRyan LaplanteScott DrobesVanessa KadeYuri Dzivielevski

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

KaleGozer • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4051Vanessa KadeCanada982,00041
Amazon4052Markus GonsalvesUnited States706,00029
Amazon4053Bruno LopesFrance563,00023
Amazon4054Bin WengUnited States1,692,00071
Amazon4055Mitchell HalversonUnited States1,033,00043
Amazon4056Vicent RamonSpain1,100,00046
       
Amazon4061Tingyi TsaiChina576,00024
Amazon4062Benjamin MinerUnited States300,00013
Amazon4063Scott BallUnited States1,940,00081
Amazon4064Nicholas HowardUnited States674,00028
Amazon4066Anthony SpinellaUnited States1,050,00044
       
Amazon4131Nacho BarberoArgentina482,00020
Amazon4133Raman AfanasenkaRussia373,00016
Amazon4134Jonathan JaffeUnited States1,900,00079
Amazon4135Scott DrobesUnited States1,825,00076
Amazon4136Frank KasselaUnited States755,00031
       
Amazon4141Nitis UdornpimUnited States212,0009
Amazon4142Rogen ChhabraUnited States571,00024
Amazon4143Ben YuUnited States1,493,00062
Amazon4144Justin LibertoUnited States1,192,00050
Amazon4146Matthew WantmanUnited States655,00027
       
Amazon4201Andres GonzalezSpain488,00020
Amazon4202Galen HallUnited States343,00014
Amazon4203George WolffUnited States842,00035
Amazon4204Daniel NegreanuCanada773,00032
Amazon4206Arie KliperIsrael1,358,00057
       
Amazon4211Craig MasonUnited States1,860,00078
Amazon4212Nick PetrangeloUnited States600,00025
Amazon4213Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil1,211,00050
Amazon4215John RacenerUnited States1,949,00081
Amazon4216Michael Scarborough (OH)United States723,00030

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
John Racener us
John Racener
us 1,949,000 889,000
Scott Ball us
Scott Ball
us 1,940,000 1,260,000
Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 1,900,000 450,000
Craig Mason us
Craig Mason
us 1,860,000 430,000
Scott Drobes us
Scott Drobes
us 1,825,000 925,000
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
us 1,692,000 467,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 1,493,000 -47,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
il 1,358,000 28,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 1,211,000 81,000
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 1,192,000 998,300
Vicent Bosca es
Vicent Bosca
es 1,100,000 490,000
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
us 1,050,000 600,000
Mitchell Halverson us
Mitchell Halverson
us 1,033,000 869,900
Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 982,000 -218,000
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 842,000 337,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 773,000 -987,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 755,000 253,000
Michael Scarborough us
Michael Scarborough
us 723,000 173,000
Markus Gonsalves us
Markus Gonsalves
us 706,000 414,000
Nicholas Howard us
Nicholas Howard
us 674,000 324,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 655,000 146,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 600,000 -200,000
Eric Tsai tw
Eric Tsai
tw 576,000 576,000
Rogen Chhabra us
Rogen Chhabra
us 571,000 85,000
Bruno Lopes fr
Bruno Lopes
fr 563,000 364,400

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Last Four Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

There will be four more hands to be played at each table before the players bag and tag for the night.

Yu Wins Massive Flip vs Laplante

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Ben Yu was seen scooping a massive pot of over 1,500,000 chips and it was Ryan Laplante on the losing end of it. The two players got all of their chips in the middle with Yu holding {a-}{q-} while Laplante had {10-}{10-}.

It was a queen-high flop to give Yu a pair of queens and Laplante was unable to catch any help. Laplante was left with just 20,000 chips after the hand while Yu sits among the leaders.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 1,540,000 860,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 20,000 -850,000

Tags: Ben YuRyan Laplante

Level:
20
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
20,000

Liu Doubles Through Kornuth's Bluff

ajlamers • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Chance Kornuth limped in on the button and Xuan Liu checked her option. The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Liu checked to Kornuth who tossed in a bet. Liu check-raised to 50,000 and Kornuth called.

The turn brought the {10-Hearts} and Liu checked again. Kornuth bombed all in, putting Liu to the test for her remaining 163,000 chips. Liu thought for over a minute before making the call.

Kornuth showed {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a combo draw while Liu held the only pair with {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The river was the {7-Clubs} and Liu held on for a double up, leaving Kornuth on the short stack.

Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca 465,000 265,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 116,000 -244,000

Tags: Chance KornuthXuan Liu

Jaffe Hits The Turn

benlysne • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The action picked up with both players' hole cards face up on a board of {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Jonathan Jaffe: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Xuan Liu: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Jaffe won with a pair of queens.

Jonathan Jaffe us
Jonathan Jaffe
us 1,450,000 495,000
Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca 200,000 -820,000

Spinella Puts a Dent in Negreanu's Stack

ajlamers • Level 19: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The action folded to Daniel Negreanu on the button who raised it up to 35,000. Anthony Spinella was in the small blind and ripped all in for 219,000. Negreanu got a quick count and then made the call to put Spinella at risk.

Anthony Spinella: {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Daniel Negreanu: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Spinella had two overcards to hit, and the flop of {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Spades} gave him top pair. The {2-Spades} on the turn and the {8-Spades} on the river ensured Spinella a double up.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 1,760,000 -480,000
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
us 450,000 -500,000

Tags: Anthony SpinellaDaniel Negreanu