2021 WSOP Day 3: Drinan On Course For His Second Bracelet
Table Of Contents
- Drinan Leads From Mizrachi in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event
- Event#5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Top Final Day Chip Counts
- Robert Brobyn Bags up a Huge Stack on Day 1b of The Reunion
- Event #4: $500 The Reunion Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
- Daniels Claims $25,000 High Roller Day 1 Chip Lead
- Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
- What’s In Store For Day 4 of the 2021 WSOP?
Day 3 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, saw the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino full to bursting with four action-packed events taking place.
Meanwhile, Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo whittled its field down to the final 15 players, Day 1b of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold’em saw a runaway chip leader, and Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed got off to a flying start.
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Drinan Leads From Mizrachi in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event
Connor Drinan is the man to catch in Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo where only 15 players remain in the hunt for the $163,252 and the all-important WSOP bracelet.
Drinan, who won an online bracelet at GGPoker in 2020, returns to the fray armed with 2,415,000 chips, over one million more than the dangerous Robert Mizrachi in second place. Drinan came close to winning the pot-limit edition of this event in 2015, but had to make do with a fourth-place finish.
Mizrachi is the proud owner of four gold WSOP bracelets, including one from winning this very event in 2015. Should Mizrachi come out on top on October 3, he would join likes of John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, the late Stu Ungar, and Jason Mercier in the five-time champion club. Perhaps more importantly, victory would tie him with his brother, Michael!
Event#5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Top Final Day Chip Counts
Robert Brobyn Bags up a Huge Stack on Day 1b of The Reunion
Day 1b of The Reunion saw 4,459 player pack into the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, eclipsing the 2,649-strong Day 1a field. Only 204 of those starters made it through to Day 2, and nobody bagged up more chips than Robert Brobyn; that includes on Day 1a, too.
Brobyn kept tabs on the chip leaders towards the end of the flight, but two key hands played out that saw him soar past five million chips. He increased his stack to 2,700,000 when his pocket queens busted an opponent holding jacks, before spiking an ace on the flop with ace-king against pocket kings, to climb past five million.
Event #4: $500 The Reunion Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|7||Ya Yun Liu||2,445,000|
A handful of former WSOP bracelet winners punched their Day 2 tickets at the first time of asking. John Gorsuch bagged up 2,220,000 chips, enough for 11th place on this flight. Other luminaries, including Ronnie Bardah (2,005,000), Jeremy Wien (1,640,000), and Barry Greenstein (745,000) also made the most of the $500 bullet.
Day 1c commences at 10:00 a.m. on October 3, and PokerNews’ live reporting team will be with you every step of the way.
Daniels Claims $25,000 High Roller Day 1 Chip Lead
The first No-Limit Hold’em High Roller event shuffled up and dealt on October 2. Event #6 commanded a $25,000 buy-in, a sum 135 of the world’s best and most easily recognized poker players paid.
Jake Daniels claimed a pair of major scalps on his way to securing the Day 1 chip lead. He sent Eric Worre home earlier than Worre would have liked, before busting Daniel Negreanu with king-jack versus Negreanu’s jacks during the last level of the evening. Negreanu re-entered and finished the night with 101,000 chips.
The overnight chip counts read like a who’s who of the poker world. Michael Liang (1,028,000) was the only other player to cram a seven-figure stack into their overnight chip bag. Others safely through to October 3’s Day 2 include James Chen (835,000), Jake Schindler (667,000), Chance Kornuth (570,000), four-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (551,000), nine-time champion Erik Seidel (512,000), Adrian Mateos (466,000), and former WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen (208,600)
Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on October 3 with 54 players returning to their seats. Late registration is available until play gets underway. Any new faces sit down with 15 big blinds at the 5,000/10,000/10,000a level.
What’s In Store For Day 4 of the 2021 WSOP?
October 3 is Day 4 of the 2021 World Series of Poker and while Sunday is seen as a day of rest for millions of people around the globe, there will be no chilling out in Las Vegas. That is because Day 1c of The Reunion kicks off at 10:00 a.m. before the final day of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo and Day 2 of the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller take place. In addition, the $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-handed shuffles up at 3:00 p.m. before the first two of 11 recently added online bracelet events cap off a super Sunday schedule.
As always, PokerNews is where you will find all of the updates from each 2021 WSOP event.
|10:00 a.m.||Event #4: $500 The Reunion Flight C|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Day 3|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Day 2|
|3:00 p.m.||Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed|
|3:30 p.m.||Online Event #1: $5,300 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout|
|5:30 p.m.||Online Event #2: $500 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em BIG 500|
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