Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

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Highlights

Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Day 1e completed

Joe Hachem Back in Form on Day 1e of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Championship

MattHansen • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem

Day 1e of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker is in the books with the fifth of six opening flights to the WSOP’s flagship event attracting 797 players to Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to take their shot with 592 moving on to Day 2cef.

Former champions Scott Blumstein and Joe Hachem qualified for Day 2 after spending the evening on the featured tables that were live-streamed on PokerGO.

Hachem, the 2005 Main Event champion, was joined by mixed game specialists Nathan Gamble and Dylan Linde at a lively featured table with some of the most knowledgeable players in the game. Gamble has three cashes at the 2021 WSOP and has won two career WSOP titles. Linde is looking for his second bracelet after breaking through in this year’s Mixed Omaha event. All three players will continue on to Day 2 and Hachem is near the top part of the leaderboard with 186,100 chips.

Scott Blumstein
2017 Main Event champion Scott Blumstein

Day 1e Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryCHIP COUNTBig Blinds
1David GerassiUnited States316,100395
2Kenn PluardUnited States307,600385
3Conrad De ArmasUnited States302,800379
4James MendozaUnited States255,900320
5Greg PohlerUnited States248,500311
6Victor RamdinUnited States228,300285
7Yiming CaoUnited States228,000285
8Ryan DelgrosUnited States223,400279
9Craig ChaitUnited States222,400278
10Jordan JayneUnited States219,200274

Blumstein, the 2017 champion, finished with 95,000 after sharing a table with Jacob Thibodeau and Las Vegas-based pro Matt Stout. Thibodeau already has five cashes at the 2021 WSOP and Stout is looking for his first WSOP gold bracelet. All three players moved on to Day 2.

David Gerassi bagged the Day 1e chip lead with 316,100 with Kenn Pluard (307,600) not too far behind. Gerassi came on strong after the dinner break while Pluard is coming off his career-best WSOP finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-handed Event, where he took 48th place.

Meanwhile, Conrad De Armas (302,800) bagged the third biggest stack of Day 1e with the help of chipping up at the very end when his queens full of threes delivered a big hit to Chris Hunichen. He bagged 302,800 and will be among the leaders on Day 2cef.

2021 WSOP Main Event So Far in Numbers

FlightEntriesSurvivorsAdvanced to Day 2
Day 1a52334866.54%
Day 1b84561172.31%
Day 1c60043372.17%
Day 1d2,5501,93375.80%
Day 1e79759274.28%
Day 1fTBDTBDTBD
Total5,3153,91773.70%

In the group of those who will not move onto Day 2 include Daniel Negreanu, Ryan Leng, and Dan Smith. Negreanu suffered an early exit in Level 2 when his kings ran into Ayman Mahfoud’s aces. Leng also fell in Level 2 when he got it in with two-pair but lost to Hunichen's flush. Smith hit the rail after his ace-king didn’t improve against the queens of Matthew Jewett.

Players advancing from Day 1e will return for Day 2cef on Wednesday, November 10. Day 2cef will play another five-two hour levels beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Main Event action continues on Tuesday, November 9 with Day 2abd kicking off at 11 a.m. and Day 1f getting underway at noon local time. Both will play five two-hour levels and players advancing from Day 2abd will combine with the survivors from Wednesday's Day 2cef for Day 3 on Thursday, November 11.

Be sure to keep it here throughout the entire 2021 World Series of Poker for updates on the action as it happens from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Ayman MahfoudChris HunichenConrad De ArmasDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDavid GerassiDylan LindeJacob ThibodeauJoe HachemMatt StoutMatthew JewettNathan GambleRyan LengScott Blumstein

End of Day 1e Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
David Gerassi us
David Gerassi
us 316,100
Kenn Pluard us
Kenn Pluard
us 307,600
Conrad De Armas us
Conrad De Armas
us 302,800
James Mendoza us
James Mendoza
us 255,900
Greg Pohler us
Greg Pohler
us 248,500 58,500
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 228,300
Yiming Cao us
Yiming Cao
us 228,000 8,000
Ryan Delgros us
Ryan Delgros
us 223,400
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 222,400
Jordan Jayne us
Jordan Jayne
us 219,200 219,200
Edgardo Rosario us
Edgardo Rosario
us 212,300 46,300
Lucio Procopio us
Lucio Procopio
us 209,700
Brian Kim us
Brian Kim
us 209,000 -14,900
Michael Kenny us
Michael Kenny
us 202,500 -24,000
Kristy Duong us
Kristy Duong
us 200,000 41,500
Simas Karaliunas lt
Simas Karaliunas
lt 198,600 -11,400
Keyu Qu us
Keyu Qu
us 198,500 198,500
Brandon Hall us
Brandon Hall
us 192,500 192,500
David Mccaw us
David Mccaw
us 188,600 188,600
David Butkus us
David Butkus
us 188,000 188,000
Atanas Pavlov bg
Atanas Pavlov
bg 186,800
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 186,100
Dustin Leary US
Dustin Leary
US 185,000 185,000
Jamey Kramer us
Jamey Kramer
us 181,700 66,700
Kyle Arora us
Kyle Arora
us 177,500

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Day 1e Complete

MattHansen • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Day 1e has come to an end.

Stay tuned for a full recap from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Four Last Hands Announced

zedmaster84 • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes remaining and the players will be completing another four hands until bagging and tagging.

Adams Takes Another Hit

dsalituro • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

Brandon Adams and Mark Bansemer got their chips in the middle pre-flop, with Bansemer holding the shorter stack with 34,800.

Mark Bansemer: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Brandon Adams: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Adams was in good position to secure another knockout at the end of the night as the flop came {7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. But the turn brought the {q-Diamonds}, improving Bansemer to a set. The river came the {10-Spades} and Bansemer doubled up.

Adams, who took the chip lead with more than 250,000 earlier in the day, dropped down to below 100,000.

Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 90,000 -28,300
Mark Bansemer us
Mark Bansemer
us 75,000 75,000

Tags: Brandon AdamsMark Bansemer

Huge Pot Goes To De Armas at the Expense of Hunichen

• Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Conrad De Armas
Conrad De Armas

The {7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} was on the board with about 18,000 in the pot when Chris Hunichen check-called a bet of 12,000 from Conrad De Armas.

The river peeled the {3-Clubs} and Hunichen checked again. De Armas quickly fired 75,000.

Hunichen went deep into the tank.

"Damn that was a big bet," said Hunichen. "I have a really good hand man."

Hunichen eventually tossed in a call and he saw the bad news as De Armas tabled {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} for a full house.

"You had a flush huh," asked tablemate Kyle Arora to Hunichen?

"Yea," said Hunichen.

With that pot, De Armas surges towards the top of the leaderboard as the night comes to a close.

Conrad De Armas us
Conrad De Armas
us 285,000 95,300
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 100,000 -88,000

Tags: Chris HunichenConrad De Armas

Lee Eliminated From Game

jeffmcmillan • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Daniel Lee was on the button and had four-bet to 19,500. Daniel Blum was in the big blind and jammed all in. Lee had about 35,000 behind and had a big decision on his hands.

He stewed it over for quite a while before he called.

Daniel Lee: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Daniel Blum: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Lee saw the bad news and was in trouble. The flop came {10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{5-Spades} to leave him drawing even thinner. The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and the river came the {10-Spades} and unlike Squid Game's Player 456 (as he was dressed up as at the table), Lee was not able to survive the game of poker.

Daniel Blum us
Daniel Blum
us 132,000 62,000
Daniel Lee us
Daniel Lee
us Busted

Tags: Daniel BlumDaniel Lee

Karaliunas Kicks It Up With a Raise

• Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Simas Karaliunas was facing a bet from the cutoff and he popped it up to 4,800. The action folded back around to the original raiser who made the call.

Karaliunas continued for 5,500 after the {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts} came on the flop and was quickly called.

The {5-Clubs} followed on the turn and Karaliunas won the hand after his opponent folded to a bet of 15,500.

Simas Karaliunas lt
Simas Karaliunas
lt 210,000 210,000

Final Four Hands

AnthonyThompson • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The tournament director has just announced the final four hands of the evening.