2021 WSOP Day 19: David “Bakes” Baker Hunting for Third Bracelet at $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
Table Of Contents
- Balachandran and Leng Lead 24 Remaining Contenders Into Day 4 of $1,500 Monster Stack
- Monster Stack End-of-Day 3 Top 10 Counts
- Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner David “Bakes” Baker Headlines $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
- Event #34 Final Table Seat Draw
- Denys Chufarin Bags the Chip Lead at the End of Day 1 in Event #35: $500 NLHE
- Event #35 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
- Nacho Barbero Leads Star-Studded Field After Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
- Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
Jim Collopy was the first winner crowned on Monday, after shipping Event #32: H.O.R.S.E. for his second career WSOP bracelet and the $172,823 top prize. Later in the evening, Ran Koller got his first taste of WSOP gold after winning Event #33: $800 Eight Handed NLHE Deepstack for $269,478.
Three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng is near the top of the pack with 24 remaining in Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack, Denys Chufarin leads the final 132 players in Event #35 $500 No-Limit Hold’em, and Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero holding bagged the Day 1 chip lead of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship.
Meanwhile, David "Bakes" Baker is in the hunt for his third bracelet with just six players remaining in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.
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Balachandran and Leng Lead 24 Remaining Contenders Into Day 4 of $1,500 Monster Stack
Day 3 of Event #30: $1,500 Monster Stack witnessed 148 players start the day and only 24 players bag a stack for Tuesday, Oct. 19. The action will resume at 11 a.m. local time, and play may continue until a winner is determined. Although the remaining players have locked up $21,768, they will all be looking to win the WSOP gold bracelet and the $610,347 top prize that awaits one of them.
Jaesh Balachandran bagged the top stack going into Day 4 with 17,600,000 chips. Three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng (16,500,000), who claimed his third less than a week ago, will be looking for another one as he bagged the second-biggest stack of the night. Brazil’s Rafael Reis (10,975,000) and PokerNews’ Dannah Kamp (5,125,000) will also have a shot at gold.
However, not everyone could find a bag by the end of the night. Some of the notables who fell in Day 3 include James Romero, JJ Liu, Jason Somerville, Upeshka De Silva, and Chris Brewer.
Monster Stack End-of-Day 3 Top 10 Counts
|1||Jaesh Balachandran||United States||17,600,000||59|
|2||Ryan Leng||United States||16,500,000||55|
|3||Anthony Ortega||United States||15,775,000||53|
|10||Michael Noori||United States||7,850,000||26|
Day 4 starts at 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at Level 32 with blinds at 150,000/300,000/300,000.
Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner David “Bakes” Baker Headlines $1,500 Triple Draw Final Table
A final table of six players remains from the original 76 that began the day, as Peter Lynn takes the chip lead into Tuesday’s final day of play in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.
The most accomplished player left in the field is David “Bakes” Baker, who will enter Day 3 fifth in chips with 815,000.
Baker has a 2010 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw bracelet to his name, along with a $10,000 HORSE bracelet from 2012. He’ll be looking to add bracelet number three to his resume when play picks up again at 2:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon room.
Lynn takes the chip lead into the day with hopes of claiming his first-ever WSOP gold in just his second-ever WSOP cash, previously finishing 120th in the 2019 $600 Deepstack event for $2,603.
Baker and Lynn will be joined Tuesday by Kristijonas Andrulis (1,665,000) who held the chip lead for large portions of the day before ending the day just shy of Lynn’s total. Andrulis holds a third-place finish in the $10,000 WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw Championship event in 2018.
Also in the field on Tuesday will be Mark Fraser (1,355,000), who has 19 WSOP cashes to his name, none however bigger than $4,474 for a 688th place finish in the 2015 Colossus tournament. He’s already surpassed that total regardless of his finishing place Tuesday.
Rounding out the final six are Stephen Deutsch (985,000) and Marc Booth (620,000), who battled back from just 45,000 in chips with two tables left.
Event #34 Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|2||Marc Booth||United States||620,000||7|
|3||Peter Lynn||United States||1,680,000||21|
|4||Mark Fraser||United States||1,355,000||16|
|5||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||815,000||10|
|6||Stephen Deutsch||United States||985,000||12|
Play resumes with Level 26, with limits of 40,000 and 80,000, and will play down to the winner.
Denys Chufarin Bags the Chip Lead at the End of Day 1 in Event #35: $500 NLHE
Day 1 of Event #35 $500 No-Limit Hold’em drew a field of 2,930 of which 440 made the money and only 132 of them survived returning for the second and final day on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
Denys Chufarin bagged the top stack of 1,500,000 chips other notable stacks include Patrick Chong (1,355,000), Blair Morscheck (1,300,000), Nipun Java (1,295,000), Cody Wells (1,275,000), Justin Turner (1,020,000), Jacob Rich (915,000), Charbel Kanterjian (970,000), and Sundiata DeVore (905,000).
Event #35 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Patrick Chong||United States||1,335,000||45|
|3||Blair Morscheck||United States||1,300,000||43|
|4||Nipun Java||United States||1,295,000||43|
|5||Cody Wells||United States||1,250,000||42|
|6||Dongsheng Zhang||United States||1,199,000||40|
|7||John Clancy||United States||1,155,000||39|
|8||Bong Yang||United States||1,100,000||37|
|9||David Larson||United States||1,060,000||35|
|10||Philip Newell||United States||1,020,000||34|
A selection of the other notable players heading into Day 2 includes 4-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, Mike Takayama with over $1.4 million in live earnings which is second all-time in the Philippines, and Aaron Massey with over $4,500,000 million in live earnings.
Some of the players who fell short of bagging a stack include Barry Greenstein, Bertrand Grospellier, Alexandru Masek, Kelly Minkin, and Kathy Liebert.
Nacho Barbero Leads Star-Studded Field After Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
The latest high-stakes mixed game contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker featured 86 entries on Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship. Only 42 players advanced to Tuesday's Day 2 with Argentina's Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero holding a substantial lead over the rest of the field.
After winning a massive pot in 2-7 Triple Draw at the end of the night, Barbero bagged up 425,500 in chips, well ahead of second-placed Joao Vieira (250,000) and Christopher Claassen (224,000). Other big stacks belong to Mike Gorodinsky, David Benyamine, Nathan Gamble, and Ray Henson to name all but a few mixed game aficionados.
Six-time WSOP champion and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu made it through with an above-average stack of 153,500 after he busted Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. in 8th place. The bid of Adam Friedman to win an unprecedented third consecutive WSOP gold bracelet in a Championship Event is also still alive. Friedman, who won this tournament in 2018 and 2019, made it through to Day 2 with a stack of 97,500.
Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Christopher Claassen||United States||224,000|
|4||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||221,500|
|6||Nathan Gamble||United States||206,500|
|7||Ray Henson||United States||185,500|
|8||Chris Vitch||United States||184,000|
|9||Chip Jett||United States||171,000|
|10||Brett Richey||United States||164,000|
The mixed game contest consisting of 20 different poker variants played a total of ten 60-minute levels on Day 1 and half of the field was eliminated in the process. All those still wishing to join the action can do so until the cards are back in the air for Day 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
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