2021 WSOP Day 17: Phil Hellmuth Hunting for 16th Bracelet with 10 Remaining in $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball
Table Of Contents
- Wazwaz, Plesuv, and Leng Among Chip Leaders after Day 1b of Monster Stack
- Monster Stack Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
- Hellmuth Only Behind Porter with 10 Remaining in Event: 31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
- Final Ten Player Chip Counts of Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
- Vincas Tamasauskas Leads Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- Final Payouts
Dylan Weisman snagged the first WSOP bracelet of his poker career after winning Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $166,461.
Meanwhile, Chance Kornuth claimed his third bracelet after winning Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em for $194,670.
Three events on Saturday resulted in players bagging chips into Sunday including Phil Hellmuth making another strong run for his 16th WSOP bracelet as he is just behind three-time bracelet winner Rep Porter with 10 players remaining in Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball. Rob Wazwaz bagging the Day 1b chip lead in Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em and WSOP bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas leads the way in Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
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Wazwaz, Plesuv, and Leng Among Chip Leaders after Day 1b of Monster Stack
Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em featured another wild day of poker action with 1,972 entries Day 1b to create a total field of 3,520 entries when combined with those players who entered Day 1a for a $4,699,200 prize pool.
At the end of Day 1b, there were 701 players left standing. Those survivors combined with the 518 at the end of Day 1a created a remaining field of 1,219 who will converge on Sunday for Day 2.
Brooklyn's Rajaee Wazwaz (510,500) emerged as the Day 1b chip leader in Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em after he bagged 515,000 in chips, closely followed by well-known Moldovan high roller Pavel Plesuv (483,000) and Ryan Leng (475,000), who recently shipped Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed for $137,969.
Monster Stack Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Rajaee Wazwaz||United States||510,500||170|
|3||Ryan Leng||United States||473,000||158|
|4||Mitchell Collins||United States||465,000||155|
|5||Dylan Linde||United States||443,000||148|
|7||Joshua Gordon||United States||440,500||147|
|8||Yeon Bae||South Korea||433,500||145|
|9||La Sengphet||United States||428,000||143|
|10||Matthew Eng||United States||424,500||142|
Several other players bagged as well and will continue on to Day 2 including Andrew Neeme (304,500), Nate Silver (200,500), Jesse Sylvia (129,000), and Bin Weng (64,000) who had a large stack most of the day but dropped significantly before play was halted.
While many players are advancing to Day 2, the majority were not so fortunate and found the rail rather than a bag, such as; Maria Ho who was eliminated early in the day, Kathy Liebert who was taken out when her opponent flopped two-pair to crack her aces, and Mustapha Kanit who was dramatically felted by quads when he had flopped top full boat in one of the hands of the day.
Day 2 will commence tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time with the 1,220 returning players. It will be a full day of action as there is still quite a bit of play before the money bubble hits with the top 528 players guaranteed at least a $2,404 min-cash with all players having their eyes on the $610,347 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet.
Hellmuth Only Behind Porter with 10 Remaining in Event: 31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
Day 2 of Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball has been played to completion with three-time WSOP champion Rep Porter leading the way after bagging 1,129,000 in chips.
Porter, a native of Washington State, already has three gold bracelets to his name and is in prime position to take down a fourth. Porter was able to knock out Rok Gostisa shortly before play ended for the day to secure his chip lead.
Day 2 began with 84 players and by the end, only ten remained. Among the survivors are WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess, WSOP bracelet winners Chris Vitch, Kevin Gerhart, and of course, Phil Hellmuth.
Hellmuth, who has already made the final table in three events so far during the 2021 WSOP, will be in a strong position to capture his 16th gold bracelet with the second-most chips going into Day 3.
Final Ten Player Chip Counts of Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
Day 3 is set to begin at 2 p.m. local time and play down to a winner. The final table will be played seven-handed. Play will begin on level 21 (10,000/20,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante) and players will get a 15-minute break after every two 60-minute levels.
Vincas Tamasauskas Leads Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 1 of Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. attracted 282 runners to generate a prize pool of $752,940. The winner will take home $173,823 and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Lithuania's Vincas Tamasauskas is an accomplished online player that won his first WSOP gold bracelet this summer at GGPoker. He will return as the Day 1 chip leader after going on a late run to steal the top spot.
Among the other chip leaders at the end of Day 1 are Maria Ho, Brian Hastings, David Williams, and John Fahmy. Ho will look to win her first WSOP title, while Williams and Hastings are former WSOP champions that are looking to add their second and fifth bracelets, respectively. Fahmy hails from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and he is looking for his second career WSOP cash after breaking through in the 2013 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event.
Other players in the hunt for their first bracelet include Adam Owen, Allen Kessler, and actor James Woods, who bagged a healthy stack and will return for Day 2.
Daniel Negreanu will return with just under 100K and a chance to go on a run to qualify for Day 3. Negreanu's day was back-and-forth, but he went on a late run to bag a decent stack for Day 2. Other notable bracelet-winners that will return for Day 2 include Anthony Zinno, David “ODB” Baker, Ari Engel, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Max Pescatori.
Day 2 will resume with Level 11 and play for ten levels. Limit blinds will be 1,300/2,500 and stud blinds are 700/2,500 with a 500 ante. Limits will be 2,500/5,000. Day 2 restarts on Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
In this Series
- 1 2021 WSOP Day 1: Series Underway With Star-Studded $25k H.O.R.S.E.
- 2 2021 WSOP Day 2: Hellmuth In The Hunt For 16th Bracelet
- 3 2021 WSOP Day 3: Drinan On Course For His Second Bracelet
- 4 2021 WSOP Day 4: Cornell In Pole Position For First Bracelet
- 5 2021 WSOP Day 5: Negreanu, Matusow, Seidel, and Hellmuth Advance in the $10K LO8 Championship
- 6 2021 WSOP Day 6: Phil Hellmuth Chasing 16th Bracelet Deep in the $10K LO8 Championship
- 7 2021 WSOP Day 7: Hellmuth Four Players Away From Bracelet #16
- 8 2021 WSOP Day 8: Deeb Looking For Bracelet #5
- 9 2021 WSOP Day 9: FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver Headlines $10K Limit Final Table; Racener Leads
- 10 2021 WSOP Day 10: Brian Yoon Hunting for Fourth Bracelet
- 11 2021 WSOP Day 11: Hellmuth In The Hunt Again; Reaches Another Final Table
- 12 2021 WSOP Day 12: Negreanu Hunting for Seventh Bracelet
- 13 2021 WSOP Day 13: Five Left in Milly Maker; Marle Cordeiro Among Last 17 in Ladies Event
- 14 2021 WSOP Day 14: Vanessa Kade Racks Up Fifth Cash of the Series
- 15 2021 WSOP Day 15: Zinno On Course For Fourth Bracelet
- 16 2021 WSOP Day 16: Kornuth Reaches Back-to-Back $10K Short Deck Finals
- 17 2021 WSOP Day 17: Phil Hellmuth Hunting for 16th Bracelet with 10 Remaining in $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball
- 18 2021 WSOP Day 18: Elezra in the Mix For His Fifth Bracelet
- 19 2021 WSOP Day 19: David “Bakes” Baker Hunting for Third Bracelet at $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
- 20 2021 WSOP Day 20: Friedman After a Three-Peat as Negreanu and Hellmuth Advance to Final 10 in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 21 2021 WSOP Day 21: Addamo Flying High In Yet Another High Roller
- 22 2021 WSOP Day 22: Arieh Positions Himself For Bracelet #3
- 23 2021 WSOP Day 23: Gerhart, Johnson, and Shack-Harris Seeking Third Bracelets with Five Remaining in $10K H.O.R.S.E.
- 24 2021 WSOP Day 24: JC Tran Flying High in the $10K PLO
- 25 2021 WSOP Day 25: Elezra and Matusow Hunting for Fifth Bracelets in the $10K PLO Championship
- 26 2021 WSOP Day 26: Soverel Leads the Charge in the NL 2-7 Single Draw Championship
- 27 2021 WSOP Day 27: Glaser Leads Final 8 $10K NL 2-7 Championship as Negreanu Alive Hunting for Seventh Bracelet
- 28 2021 WSOP Day 28: Stars Turn Out For $25K PLO High Roller; Deeb Flying High
- 29 2021 WSOP Day 29: Lamb Registers Late In $25K PLO and Bags Lead
- 30 2021 WSOP Day 30: Ka Kwan Lau On Course For $25K PLO Bracelet
- 31 2021 WSOP Day 31: Kolev Leads the $10K 6-Handed NLHE Championship
- 32 WSOP 2021 Day 32: Yockey Bags $50k Poker Players Championship Day 1 Chip Lead
- 33 2021 WSOP Day 33: Volpe and Cates Lead Final 35 of the $50K Poker Players Championship
- 34 2021 WSOP Day 34: Ryan Leng Leads Final 10 in the $50K PPC
- 35 2021 WSOP Day 35: Eli Elezra Leads Final 5 in the $50K Poker Players Championship
- 36 2021 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Underway, Brunson Up to Old Tricks
- 37 2021 WSOP Day 37: Three Bracelet-Winners Crowned as Main Event Continues
- 38 2021 WSOP Day 38: Aleksandr Shevlyakov Bags Overall Chip Lead on Day 1c of the Main Event
- 39 2021 WSOP Day 39: Main Event Breaks Through 4,500 Entrants; Ajayi Tops Counts
- 40 2021 WSOP Day 40: Joe Hachem Back in Form on Day 1e of the Main Event
- 41 2021 WSOP Day 41: Rameez Shahid Leads Main Event as Phil Hellmuth Makes Grand Entrance
- 42 2021 WSOP Day 42: Main Event Whittled to 2,362 Players
- 43 2021 WSOP Day 43: Jessica Cai Leads After Main Event Bubble Bursts
- 44 2021 WSOP Day 44: Ramon Colillas Bags Day 4 Chip Lead in WSOP Main Event
- 45 2021 WSOP Day 45: Aldemir Claims Main Event Chip Lead After Day 5
- 46 2021 WSOP Day 46: Park Leads the Final 36 in the Main Event
- 47 2021 WSOP Day 47: Yuval Bronshtein Leads Final Four in $10K Stud Hi-Lo Championship in Hunt for Third Bracelet
- 48 2021 WSOP Day 48: Lisandro Leads Hellmuth After $10,000 Razz Championship Day 1
- 49 2021 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Hunting for Bracelet #17 as Dzivielevski Leads Final 14 in $10K Razz Championship
- 50 2021 WSOP Day 50: Benny Glaser Hunting for 4th Bracelet with Heads-Up Lead in $10K Razz Championship
- 51 2021 WSOP Day 51: Glaser, Schemion, Cowen and Wheeler Pick Up Bracelets; Mateos Chip Leads in $250K SHR
- 52 2021 WSOP Day 52: Jason Koon Leads $50K High Roller
- 53 2021 WSOP Day 53: Holz In Front In The $100K High Roller
- 54 2021 WSOP Day 54: Michael Addamo Leads Final Five in $100K High Roller