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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 1 completed

Yockey Claims the Lead After Day 1; Sammartino, Elezra and Deeb Bag Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Bryce Yockey tops Day 1
Bryce Yockey tops Day 1

One of the highlights of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has kicked off as Day 1 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship has concluded. The pinnacle mixed game of the year attracted a field of 43 entries so far and 39 players bagged up chips.

Leading the way after six levels of 140 minutes each is Bryce Yockey, who turned his starting stack of 300,000 into 653,000. During the last edition of the Poker Players Championship in 2019, Yockey finished in 4th place and will aim to finish a few spots higher this time around. Another two players claimed more than half a million in chips including Dario Sammartino (520,500) and Chris Vitch (504,500).

Eli Elezra and Randy Ohel both bagged up healthy stacks and four repeat bracelet winners during the current festival also finished in the top 10 as well.

Top 10 Counts Day 1 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Bryce YockeyUnited States653,000
2Dario SammartinoItaly520,500
3Chris VitchUnited States504,500
4Eli ElezraIsrael460,500
5Randy OhelUnited States457,000
6Shaun DeebUnited States448,500
7Yuval BronshteinIsrael440,500
8Chad CampbellUnited States439,000
9Brian RastUnited States437,000
10Ryan LengUnited States433,000

Shaun Deeb just claimed his fifth career bracelet in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, jumped right into Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship to finish in 13th place before entering the mixed game contest and bagging up 448,500. Yuval Bronshtein (two WSOP bracelets), two-time PPC champion Brian Rast (five WSOP bracelets) as well as Ryan Leng (three WSOP bracelets) also increased their WSOP gold bracelet tally during the ongoing series as well and follow close behind Deeb on the leaderboard.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Only four players were eliminated during Day 1 of the pinnacle mixed game contest of the year. The 2013 Poker Players Championship winner Matthew Ashton was the first casualty of the day after he lost a big portion of his stack early on and his run ended when John Monnette made a king-high straight flush in a Seven Card Stud hand. Michael Noori followed after a clash with Chad Campbell and Jake Schwartz also lost his entire stack in a round of Pot-Limit Omaha.

Last but not least, Albert Daher's hopes of making it through to the next day vanished in the last level of the night.

The first day of this challenge of endurance and versatility started with a bang when Scott Seiver ended up all-in against Bradley Berman in the first hand of No-Limit Hold'em. No call by Berman followed and Seiver topped the leaderboard for the first half of the day thereafter. Both made it through to Day 2 with 366,000 and 49,000 in chips respectively.

Among those to make their first appearance during the 2021 WSOP were Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov, Aaron Katz and Roman Yitzhaki. All of them have, however, participated regularly in mixed game events at the WSOP throughout the years. Both Robert and Michael Mizrachi also entered the fray and the latter is chasing an unprecedented fourth title in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Day 2 continues at 2pm local time and the late registration for the event remains open until the end of level 10 and following break on Day 2, which will be at approximately 10.20 pm local time on Monday, November 1, 2021. Some of the biggest names in the world of poker are still expected to take advantage of the extended late registration period and the PokerNews team will be on the floor from start to finish in order to provide as many key hands as possible.

Tags: Aaron KatzBradley BermanBrian RastBryce YockeyChad CampbellChris VitchDario SammartinoEli ElezraJake SchwartzJohn MonnetteMatthew AshtonMichael MizrachiMichael NooriRandy OhelRoman YitzhakiRyan LengScott SeiverShaun DeebYuval Bronshtein

Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 2 Seat Draw

will_shill • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4271Julien MartiniFrance134,000
Amazon4273Adam FriedmanUnited States221,500
Amazon4275Dario SammartinoItaly520,500
Amazon4276Brian RastUnited States437,000
      
Amazon4281Nacho BarberoArgentina430,000
Amazon4282Mike WattelUnited States271,500
Amazon4283Chris VitchUnited States504,500
Amazon4284David "ODB" BakerUnited States192,500
      
Amazon4291Michael MizrachiUnited States189,000
Amazon4293Paul VolpeUnited States409,000
Amazon4294Frank KasselaUnited States300,000
Amazon4296Anthony ZinnoUnited States272,000
      
Amazon4301George WolffUnited States190,000
Amazon4302Yuval BronshteinIsrael440,500
Amazon4303Roman YitzhakiUnited States276,000
Amazon4305David BenyamineFrance300,000
Amazon4306John MonnetteUnited States253,000
      
Amazon4371Robert MizrachiUnited States423,000
Amazon4373Randy OhelUnited States457,000
Amazon4374Bryce YockeyUnited States653,000
Amazon4376Ryan LengUnited States433,000
      
Amazon4381Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom267,000
Amazon4383Naoya KiharaJapan394,500
Amazon4384Scott BohlmanUnited States350,000
Amazon4385Chad CampbellUnited States439,000
      
Amazon4391Aaron KatzUnited States379,000
Amazon4392Johannes BeckerGermany284,500
Amazon4393Shaun DeebUnited States448,500
Amazon4394Bradley BermanUnited States49,000
Amazon4395Tony HartmannUnited States267,500
      
Amazon4461Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil351,000
Amazon4462Eli ElezraIsrael460,500
Amazon4464Matt GlantzUnited States373,000
Amazon4466Robert CampbellAustralia246,000
      
Amazon4471Felipe RamosBrazil320,000
Amazon4472Daniel WeinmanUnited States225,000
Amazon4474Scott SeiverUnited States366,000
Amazon4475Timofey KuznetsovRussia203,000
Amazon4476Daniel NegreanuCanada77,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

OHairDJ • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 653,000 83,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 520,500 145,500
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 504,500 124,500
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 460,500 120,500
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 457,000 57,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 448,500
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 440,500 150,500
Chad Campbell us
Chad Campbell
us 439,000 -21,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 437,000 67,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 433,000 -84,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 430,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 423,000 8,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 409,000 19,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 394,500 114,500
Aaron Katz us
Aaron Katz
us 379,000 89,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 373,000 38,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 366,000 -134,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 351,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 350,000 55,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 320,000 42,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 300,000 -15,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 300,000 -160,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 284,500 -35,500
Roman Yitzhaki us
Roman Yitzhaki
us 276,000 36,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 272,000 32,000

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Play Done For The Day

OHairDJ • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The remaining players are now bagging and tagging for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Last Pot to Deeb

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Limit Hold'em

In a previous hand, Nacho Barbero had complained about a ruling that was given differently for the same situation and he ultimately lost the pot to Shaun Deeb. It was then Yuri Dzivieleveski who defended against Deeb and bet the {7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{q-Spades} turn, Deeb raised and Dzivielevski called.

The {7-Spades} came on the river and Dzivieleveski check-folded to Deeb's bet. "I had either the ace or nine of spades," Barbero said. "You had ace-nine? Me too," Deeb grinned and then collected the pot in what turned out to be the final hand of the night.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 448,500 -26,500
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 430,000 140,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 351,000 -24,000

Tags: Nacho BarberoShaun DeebYuri Dzivieleveski

Campbell and Glaser Share Three-Way Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Robert Campbell: {x-}{x-} / {4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs} / {x-}
Anthony Zinno: {x-}{x-} / {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} / {x-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades} / {x-}

Robert Campbell bet fourth and was raised by Anthony Zinno, which Benny Glaser and Campbell called. They checked fifth street and Zinno checked sixth, Glaser bet and received two calls.

On seventh, the action concluded with a check from Zinno, a bet from Glaser, a call from Campbell and a fold from Zinno. Glaser won the low pot with {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} while Campbell took the high portion with {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for a set of sixes.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 283,000 3,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 240,000 -5,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 210,000 -12,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBenny GlaserRobert Campbell

Schwartz Left With Crumbs by Barbero; Busts Shortly After

OHairDJ • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Jake Schwartz
Jake Schwartz

Pot-Limit Omaha

Nacho Barbero raised to 5,000 from the cutoff and was called by Jake Schwartz in the big blind.

Schwartz check-called a 7,000 bet from Barbero on the {3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop.

The turn brought the {8-Diamonds} and Schwartz checked again to Barbero, who bet the pot for 26,500. Schwartz then re-potted for 106,000, which left himself just 15,000 behind. Barbero called.

The {4-Diamonds} completed the board and Schwartz checked to Barbero, who bet enough to put Schwartz all in.

"I'm gonna need a little bit, sorry," a pained Schwartz said.

Schwartz eventually announced a fold and Barbero scooped the pot.

Schwartz busted on the next hand to Shaun Deeb after getting all-in preflop and ending up second-best.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 475,000 175,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 290,000 170,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us Busted

Tags: Jake SchwartzNacho BarberoShaun Deeb

Four More Hands on Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes left in the level and the remaining 39 players will play another four hands.

Mizrachi Takes It on the Flop

zedmaster84 • Level 6: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Bryce Yockey raised to 5,500 and Michael Mizrachi then three-bet to 15,000, which Chad Campbell cold-called. Yockey made it three ways to the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{4-Spades} flop. It checked to Mizrachi and he bet 27,000 to force out his two opponents.

"I folded ace-king," Paul Volpe mentioned in table chat. Mizrachi peeked at his cards and then exposed the {a-Clubs} before raking in the pot.

Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 570,000 3,000
Chad Campbell us
Chad Campbell
us 460,000 -15,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 305,000 45,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyChad CampbellMichael MizrachiPaul Volpe