2021 WSOP Day 18: Elezra in the Mix For His Fifth Bracelet
Table Of Contents
- Elezra in Pole Position in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E Top 10 Chip Counts
- Ryan Leng Leads Monster Stack Going Into Day 3
- Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
- Alex Miles Tops $800 Deepstack Day 1 Chip Counts
- Event #31: $800 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
- Owen Shines Brightest on Day 1 of the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
But that was not all the occurred on the 18th day of the series, because Ryan "Santasbzack2" Stoker won a bracelet in the $888 PLO Crazy 8's online event, while four other events edged closer to crowning their respective champions.
Eli Elezra hopes to join the five bracelet club on October 18. Elezra is the chip leader with 20 players remaining in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. All four of Elezra's bracelets stem from non-Hold 'em events, so history bodes well for him.
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Elezra in Pole Position in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
Only 20 players remain in contention for the title of Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion, and it is Eli Elezra who is the man leading those players back into battle on October 18.
Elezra excelled on Day 2 and was one of only two players to cram more than a million chips into their overnight bag. The four-time WSOP champion returns to the action with an arsenal of 1,243,000 chips, with Qinghai Pan his nearest rival on 1,036,000 chips.
All four of Elezra's bracelets some from non-Hold 'em events, with his last two stemming from Seven Card Stud tournaments. His opponents need to avoid him during the Stud rounds if they want to topple him from his lofty perch.
Elezra is not the only former WSOP winner in the field, far from it. Jim Collopy (890,000), Barbara Enright (446,000), Daniel Negreanu (414,000), Tom Koral (341,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (292,000), and David Williams (99,000), are each vying for more poker gold.
Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team.
Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E Top 10 Chip Counts
Ryan Leng Leads Monster Stack Going Into Day 3
Day 2 saw the 1,220-strong field whittled to a more manageable 148 over the course of ten one-hour levels. Plenty of established professionals punched their Day 2 tickets, with equally as many falling by the wayside.
Leng’s 4,070,000 stack is the only one above four million chips, although Jason Wheeler (3,805,000) came close to surpassing that total. Others to look out for on Day 3 include Chris Brewer (2,280,000), James Romero (2,200,000), Upeshka De Silva (2,130,000), PokerNews’ Dannah Kamp (1,265,000), JJ Liu (1,245,000), Dylan Linde (82,000), and Jason Somerville (730,000).
All the returning players are safely in the money places and guaranteed no less than $4,527 for their efforts. However, the top seven finishers secure a six-figure sum, with the eventual winner padding their bankroll with $610,347 in addition to receiving a coveted WSOP bracelet.
Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
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Alex Miles Tops $800 Deepstack Day 1 Chip Counts
Alex Miles is miles ahead of the opposition in Event #33: $800 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em. Miles finished Day 1 with 2,700,000 chips from a 40,000 starting stack, over 500,000 more chips than second-placed Tony Nguyen.
The tournament drew in a 2,778-strong crowd before late registration slammed shut, but only 159 of those hopefuls still have a chance of winning this event's bracelet. Mile may be in the envious position of chip leader right now, but there are some incredible players in the chasing pack who will have a major say in where the tournament's bracelet ends up.
Todd Ivens (2,030,000), Robert Kuhn (1,825,000), and Nate Silver (1,020,000) have seven-figure stacks going into Day 2. Matt Affleck (840,000), Ryan Laplante (650,000), Pete Chen (465,000) are just a trio of other star still in the hunt for the title.
Event #31: $800 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Top 10 Chip Counts
Owen Shines Brightest on Day 1 of the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Only 76 of the 284 starters remain in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw and it is Adam Owen who is the overnight chip leader.
Owen, a mixed game specialist from the United Kingdom, did not get off to the best of starts but used all his skill and vast experience to turn around his flagging fortune and then some. Owen finished Day 1 with 246,000 chips, one of seven players to end the night with at least 200,000 chips.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon (226,500) is in the top three while Matt Grapenthien (210,000), and Cory Zeidman (198,000) have enough chips for top ten stacks.
Others still in the mix include Ian Johns (140,500) who is looking for his fourth bracelet, Dan Shak (122,000), Frankie O’Dell (103,000), David "Bakes" Baker (79,500), John Cernuto (77,000), Joe McKeehen (41,000), and Ari Engel (39,000).
Play resumes on October 1 at 2:00 p.m. local time, with the plan to play ten more one-hour levels.
Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Top 10 Chip Counts
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