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

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

Walton Bags Lead on Day 1f of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

ajlamers • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Adam Walton
Adam Walton

The 2021 World Series of Poker has drawn its curtains on the sixth and final flight of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship. After five levels and over 12 hours, Day 1f attracted a field of 1,045 players, and only 782 will be moving on to Day 2cef.

Adam Walton topped the Day 1f leaderboard after bagging up a whopping 334,000 chips. The majority of Walton's chips came from two hands against Frederic Normand, one where Walton got a fold from Normand and the other when Walton's kings overpowered Normand's ace-king in the last level of the night.

Some other big stacks to end the day included Tung Nguyen who finished with 328,200. Nguyen was the only other player with a stack of over 300,000 chips with Hannes Speiser (282,100) bagging the third biggest Day 1f stack. Ryan Hartmann (243,000) also bagged a big stack but was overheard stating that his stack could have been much larger if it weren't for a bad beat in the last moments of the night.

Day 1f Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCITY / STATE / COUNTRYCHIP COUNTBig Blinds
1Adam WaltonUnited States334,000418
2Tung NguyenUnited States328,200410
3Hannes SpeiserAustria282,100353
4Arkadi OnikoulUnited States266,300333
5Ryan HartmannUnited States243,200304
6Young KoUnited States240,300300
7Jung WooUnited States231,900290
8John BagosyUnited States224,700281
9Christopher FischerUnited States219,000274
10Terence CleeAustralia218,700273

Hellmuth Makes Grand Entrance

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The highlight of the day came just before the dinner break when Phil Hellmuth made his grand entrance into the Amazon Room. With cameras surrounding the 16-time bracelet winner, Hellmuth was dressed as Gandolf The White and he captured the eyes of everyone in the room. Hellmuth only played two levels of poker on Day 1f and managed to turn his starting stack of 60,000 chips into 94,500 for tomorrow.

Some other notables to enter the last starting flight include Fedor Holz (161,600), Scotty Nguyen (52,200), Michael Mizrachi (212,300), and Chris Moneymaker (75,800). Nguyen and Mizrachi played at the same table throughout the day, also known as the 'Table of Death'. It included Felipe Ramos and Harald Sammer who somehow also managed to weave their way through the day with above starting stacks.

Holz entered the day at the start of the second level and never once fell below his starting stack. An aggressive start followed by some made hands in the last level resulted in Holz bagging an above-average stack for Day 2. He was joined by many other international players who made the trek to Las Vegas now that the international travel ban has been lifted. The last two starting flights were added to the schedule to accommodate those that were not able to fly across the Atlantic Ocean due to the pandemic.

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 1f1,04578274.83%
Total6,3604,69973.88%

Unfortunately, there were some players who were unable to find a bag by the end of the day and they will not be returning for Day 2 and a shot at glory. Rainer Kempe, Dominik Nitsche, David Benyamine, and the 2021 WSOP Seniors Champion Robert McMillan were all forced to the rail throughout the day.

McMillan was the victim of a former WSOP Senior's Champion James Hess who won that title back in 2011. The two bracelet winners collided in a hand that saw Hess come out on top to eliminate McMillan. Kempe was just flat-out unlucky after turning the nut straight only to see the board pair on the river and Vinny Ta's full house ended Kempe's short-lived tournament. As for Benyamine, he fell by the wayside in the fourth level of the day when his ace-king flopped a pair of kings but he was up against pocket aces.

For all those players advancing from Day 1f, they will return bright and early Wednesday morning for Day 2cef that begins at 11 a.m. local time throughout the Pavillion and Amazon rooms. Another five two-hour levels will be on the schedule before all the remaining players gather for Day 3 on Thursday, November 11.

Be sure to keep it here throughout the 2021 World Series of Poker for all of the latest updates on the Main Event and many other tournaments brought to you by the PokerNews live reporting team.

Tags: Chris MoneymakerDavid BenyamineDominik NitscheFedor HolzFelipe RamosFrederic NormandHarald SammerJames HessMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthRainer KempeRobert McmillanScotty Nguyen

End of Day 1f Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Adam Walton us
Adam Walton
us 334,000 -4,500
Tung Nguyen US
Tung Nguyen
US 328,200 328,200
Hannes Speiser at
Hannes Speiser
at 282,100 282,100
Ark Onikul US
Ark Onikul
US 266,300 266,300
Ryan Hartmann us
Ryan Hartmann
us 243,200 243,200
Young Ko US
Young Ko
US 240,300 240,300
Jung Woo us
Jung Woo
us 231,900 231,900
John Bagosy us
John Bagosy
us 224,700 224,700
Christopher Fischer US
Christopher Fischer
US 219,000 219,000
Terence Clee au
Terence Clee
au 218,700 218,700
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 212,300 32,300
Jonas Lauck de
Jonas Lauck
de 210,900 12,900
Pedro Oliveira pt
Pedro Oliveira
pt 208,600 208,600
Mario Lopez us
Mario Lopez
us 208,500 208,500
Didrik Mantor no
Didrik Mantor
no 206,500 206,500
Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 201,600 201,600
Ted Woolridge us
Ted Woolridge
us 201,500 201,500
Richard Ma cn
Richard Ma
cn 200,200 200,200
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 200,100 -9,900
Antoine Labat fr
Antoine Labat
fr 192,400 5,900
Dylan Lindsey US
Dylan Lindsey
US 191,000 191,000
Jareth East gb
Jareth East
gb 190,100 190,100
Xuan Zhang US
Xuan Zhang
US 186,000 186,000
Venkata Tayi us
Venkata Tayi
us 185,700 185,700
Jacob Powers us
Jacob Powers
us 185,200 185,200

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Four More Hands

LiamGannon • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The tournament clock has stopped with 10 minutes left on the clock and announced four more hands. After that the players will bag and come back tomorrow.

Flopped Straight for Sethi

gaellej • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The action was picked up on the {a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} board after the turn with three players involved. Muskan Sethi checked from the blinds, followed by Idris Ambraisse. The button bet 5,800 and Sethi called. Ambraisse tanked for a minute and eventually folded.

The river showed the {10-Hearts} and Sethi checked. The button sent 21,500 in the middle and Sethi quickly called, revealing the {5-Spades}{3-Spades} for a flopped straight. Her opponent sent the {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} into the muck.

Muskan Sethi in
Muskan Sethi
in 85,000 20,000
Idris Ambraisse fr
Idris Ambraisse
fr 27,000 10,700

Tags: Idris AmbraisseMuskan Sethi

Daniels Shows a Bluff

ajlamers • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The board read the {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} after the turn with a little over 30,000 in the middle of the pot. Ryan Clark led out with a bet of 13,500 in middle position only to have Jake Daniels shove all in on the button.

Clark was put to the test for his remaining 50,000 plus chips and needed some time. After a couple of minutes, Clark finally ditched his cards and Daniels showed the {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for complete air.

Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 185,000 2,000
Ryan Clark us
Ryan Clark
us 52,600 -5,500

Tags: Jake DanielsRyan Clark

Mizrachi Puts Pressure

gaellej • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Harald Sammer started the action with a raise to 1,500 and it was called by Michael Mizrachi before the cutoff three-bet to 5,600. Sammer let it go but Mizrachi decided to call.

Mizrachi checked after the {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs} came on the flop. The cutoff fired 38,000 and Mizrachi thought about his move for a minute and moved all-in for 126,100. His opponent didn't take long to fold his hand.

Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 180,000 36,500
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 102,000 32,000

Tags: Harald SammerMichael Mizrachi

Kiriopoulos Gets Paid With Two Pair

ajlamers • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

A completed board of the {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} was spread across the felt with three players still in the hand. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos led out for 10,000 from the small blind and got called by the big blind while the button folded.

Kiriopoulos turned over the {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for two pair and his opponent mucked his cards.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
ca 73,500 -5,500

Tags: Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

Pollak's Ace High Is Good

LiamGannon • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak raised to 1,200 under the gun which got folds from every position except for the big blind.

The board ran out the {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} with action checking on every street and Pollak declaring at the end "ace high." The big blind mucked his hand and Pollak took down a late-night pot.

Kevin Pollak us
Kevin Pollak
us 17,600 -1,400

Tags: Kevin Pollak