2021 WSOP Day 8: Deeb Looking For Bracelet #5
Table Of Contents
- Shaun Deeb Looking For His Fifth Bracelet
- Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Seating & Chip Counts
- Gathy Looking To Join An Exclusive Club
- Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout NLHE Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
- Rezaei Bags Up Second Biggest Stack in the $1,500 Six-Max
- Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
- Kurtzman Claims $10K Limit Hold’em Championship Lead
- Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
- WSOP Events on Day 9 (October 8)
Day 8 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was the busiest of the series by far with three players becoming WSOP champions, and four other events progressing.
Ari Engel became a two-time bracelet winner when he triumphed in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, while Jason Koon shook off the "best player without a bracelet" tag by becoming the Event #11: $25,000 heads-Up Championship champion.
Yuval Bronshtein was the third bracelet winner on Day 8. He completed a comeback in emphatic style to win Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em.
What else went down on Day 8 of the 2021 WSOP? Keep reading to find out or watch the video below to get all the news within five minutes.
Shaun Deeb Looking For His Fifth Bracelet
Only six players remain in contention for the Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud title, and Shaun Deeb is one of them. Deeb, who has four bracelets on his resume, returns to the action at 2:00 p.m. on October 8 second in chips, trailing only Rafael Lebron (1,690,000).
Deeb is not the only former champion among the final six: two other finalists have previously won some poker gold. David Williams is one of that pair; Williams has 1,050,000 chips in his stack. Nicholas Seiken (970,000) is the other. Seiken won the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship in 2018.
David Moskowitz (1,150,000) and Christina Hill (435,000) make up the rest of the six-handed final table. Hill hopes to become the first female WSOP champion in the live arena since Sue Faber took down the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Salute to Warriors event in 2019.
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Seating & Chip Counts
|1||David Moskowitz||United States||1,150,000|
|2||Christina Hill||United States||435,000|
|3||Nicholas Seiken||United States||970,000|
|4||David Williams||United States||1,050,000|
|5||Shaun Deeb||United States||1,195,000|
|6||Rafael Lebron||United States||1,690,000|
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Gathy Looking To Join An Exclusive Club
Belgian star Michael Gathy headlines the final table of Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em. Gathy already has four WSOP bracelets, and is only six eliminations away from a fifth piece of poker jewelry. Only 26 players have won five or more WSOP bracelets, with only legends Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson winning five No-Limit Hld’em bracelets; all four of Gathy’s WSOP wins are in No-Limit Hold’em events.
Gathy sits down second in chips with 6,700,000 in his arsenal (approximately 56 big blinds). Only Brandon Caputo (7,200,000), who is seeking his first bracelet, has more chips at the restart.
The penultimate day’s action saw some of poker’s most recognizable players fall by the wayside. Faraz Jaka, Darren Elias, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, and Triple Crown winner Niall Farrell all fell short; Farrell came unstuck in 12th place, narrowly missing out on a final table seat.
The returning seven players have locked up $49,238 but there is $371,914 and a bracelet awaiting this tournament’s champion.
Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout NLHE Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Harvey Mathews||United States||2,520,000||21|
|2||Gabriel Andrade||United States||4,900,000||41|
|3||David Lolis||United States||2,295,000||19|
|4||Girish Apte||United States||2,425,000||20|
|6||Craig Mason||United States||2,780,000||23|
|7||Brandon Caputo||United States||7,200,000||60|
Rezaei Bags Up Second Biggest Stack in the $1,500 Six-Max
Some 1,450 players bought into Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em but only 96 managed to progress to Day 2.
The bubble burst during the 14th level of the day, which opened the floodgates regarding eliminations. The likes of James Carroll, Joey Weissman, Vanessa Kade, Asi Moshe, and Ben Yu all fell before the curtain came down on Day 1.
Daniel Orgil finished Day 1 by bagging up a tournament-leading stack of 1,650,000 with Austrian grinder Daniel Rezaei in second place with 1,266,000. Rezaei has been going deep in major online events all year, so it is unsurprising to see him among the leader in this tournament.
Jun Obara was the only other player to end the day with a seven-figure stack, namely 1,200,000 chips.
Plenty of other stars are among the 96 players returning to the felt on Day 2. Javier Gomez (507,000), Melanie Weisner (467,000), Joni Jouhkimainen (320,000), Darren Elias (265,000), and serial WSOP casher Roland Israelashviki (262,000) are among them.
Event #15: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Daniel Orgil||United States||1,650,000|
|4||Steve Foutty||United States||971,000|
|5||Jesse Yaginuma||United States||843,000|
|6||Jeremy Eyer||United States||825,000|
|8||Jared Ambler||United States||635,000|
|9||Sean Hegarty||United States||621,000|
|10||Mark Liedtke||United States||616,000|
Kurtzman Claims $10K Limit Hold’em Championship Lead
A whole host of superstars entered Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship but it was Eric Kurtzman who finished the day as the chip leader. Kurtzman bagged up 466,000 chips at the close of play, more than any other of the 34 surviving players from a starting field of 78.
Kurtzman, who is affectionately known as "The Donkey," resides in Las Vegas but only plays tournaments during the WSOP. He’s got off to a flying start in this event, but victory is far from a done deal because some of poker’s greats are in the chasing pack.
Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski returns third in chips with a 270,000 stack while the likes of two-time bracelet winner Christopher Vitch (162,000), Chad Eveslage (162,000), and Anthony Zinno (159,000) have enough chip for a top ten spot.
Others still in contention include Jason Somerville (125,000), John Racener (117,000), recent bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (112,000), Brian Rast (108,000), Mike Matusow (108,000), Benny Glaser (49,000), and Erik Seidel (22,000).
Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Eric Kurtzman||United States||466,000|
|2||Andony Wasaya||United States||314,000|
|4||Casey McCarrel||United States||232,000|
|5||Christopher Chung||United States||201,000|
|6||Nate Silver||United States||198,000|
|7||Mike Thorpel||United States||178,000|
|8||Christopher Vitch||United States||162,000|
|9||Chad Eveslage||United States||162,000|
|10||Anthony Zinno||United States||159,000|
WSOP Events on Day 9 (October 8)
|10:00 a.m.||Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER Day 1a|
|12:00 p.m.||Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Final Day|
|12:00 p.m.||Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Day 2|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Day|
|2:00 p.m.||Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship Day 2|
|3:00 p.m.||Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Day 1|
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