2021 WSOP Day 34: Ryan Leng Leads Final 10 in the $50K PPC
Table Of Contents
- Leng Leads the $50,000 Poker Players Championship
- Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Chip Counts
- Perry Ernest Top The $600 Deepstack Championship Counts
- Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
- Kaplan Comes Out On Top in the $1,500 PLO8 Event
- Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
- Moon Shines Bright Over Salute to Warriors Field
- Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors Top 10 Chip Counts
- Prociak Leads From Astedt in the $5K PLO/NLHE Mix
- Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) may be 34 days into its schedule but the action and drama is showing zero signs of slowing down. The 34th day of the 2021 WSOP saw two events conclude, and five other progress towards their finales.
Jean-Luc Adam won Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em for his first bracelet and $255,623, while Team Ruter, made up of Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlwai, triumphed in the $1,000 Tag Team event.
Continue reading to discover what else went down in Las Vegas on November 2.
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Leng Leads the $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Only ten players remain in the hunt for the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy and the bracelet that comes with winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. There is also the not-so-small matter of a top prize worth $954,020, but the players in this event are in it for more than the money.
Thirty-five players returned to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on November 2 but only ten had chips in front of them when the curtain came down on Day 3 proceedings. Ryan Leng, who won his third WSOP bracelet earlier in the series, leads the way into Day 4. Leng bagged up 4,500,000 chips and enjoys a substantial lead over the other nine players.
Josh Arieh (3,025,000) is Leng's closest rival in terms of chips. Dan "Jungleman" Cates (2,310,000) completes the podium.
The rest of a the field is stacked with talent and bracelets, as you would expect from such a prestigious event. Chris Brewer (2,025,000), Eli Elezra (1,880,000), Matt Glantz (1,575,000), and Nick Schulman (1,280,000) each have seven-figure stacks.
Rounding out the chip counts are Paul Volpe (900,000), GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu (780,000), and Mike Wattel (670,000).
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. local time on November 3, and PokerNews' live reporting team will be with you every step of the way.
Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Chip Counts
|1||Ryan Leng||United States||4,500,000|
|2||Josh Arieh||United States||3,025,000|
|3||Dan Cates||United States||2,310,000|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||2,025,000|
|6||Matt Glantz||United States||1,575,000|
|7||Nick Schulman||United States||1,280,000|
|8||Paul Volpe||United States||900,000|
|10||Mike Wattel||United States||670,000|
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Perry Ernest Top The $600 Deepstack Championship Counts
A bumper field of 3,923 players bought into Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship on Day 1 and only 448 progressed to Day 2. The second day took place on November 2 and saw the field whittled further to only 40 players.
Perry Ernest is the man to catch going into Day 3 courtesy of having the welcomed problem of finding a way to fit 10,500,000 chips into an overnight bag. Ernest's stack is the only one weighing in at eight figures, or 101 big blinds in old money.
Ernst won a monster-sized pot midway through Day 2 when he clashed with Terry Fleischer, before finding aces when Tanya Kirk held kings. He will be hoping he has not used up all his luck too soon.
Only two former WSOP champions have chips in front of them. Barry Shulman (2,425,000) and Mark Seif (950,000) are both looking for their third career bracelets.
Return to PokerNews from 12:00 p.m. on November 3 as the field plays down to the final five seats.
Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Perry Ernest||United States||10,500,000|
|2||Sami Ruston||United States||7,150,000|
|3||Marc Rangel||United States||6,800,000|
|4||Richard Dixon||United States||6,430,000|
|5||Edgardo Rosario||United States||5,859,000|
|6||Jean Francois Alexandre||Canada||5,480,000|
|7||Nicolas De Bari||Argentina||5,100,000|
|8||Ronald Slucker||United States||5,030,000|
|9||Fernando Viana Da Costa||Brazil||5,000,000|
|10||Rubin Chappell||United States||4,400,000|
Check out all the action from the $600 Deepstack Championship
Kaplan Comes Out On Top in the $1,500 PLO8 Event
The second day of Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better saw 100 of the returning 113 players bust before day's end. When the dust settled in the tournament area, it became clear Matthew Kaplan held the overnight chip lead.
Kaplan has already cashed three times at the 2021 WSOP and is now on course to bag himself his first bracelet. However, he will not have matters his own way because there are some very talented players in the chasing pack.
Kevin Gerhart is one of them. Gerhart (2,900,000) has three WSOP bracelets in his trophy cabinet and we would not bet against him securing a fourth.
Also, you cannot write of the chances of Dustin Dirksen (2,400,000), Roman Hrabec (1,800,000), or Dylan Wilkerson (1,240,000) either. Indeed, all the players through to Day 3 have made it this far on merit and would make a worthy champion.
Tune into PokerNews from 2:00 p.m. on November 3 to discover which of the players gets their hands on the tournament's bracelet and the $186,789 top prize.
Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Matthew Kaplan||United States||3,145,000|
|2||Kevin Gerhart||United States||2,900,000|
|3||Dustin Dirksen||United States||2,400,000|
|4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||1,800,000|
|5||Sterling Lopez||United States||1,350,000|
|6||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||1,240,000|
|8||Alexandr Orlov||United States||1,015,000|
|9||Bryant Bustamante||United States||805,000|
|10||Michael Trivett||United States||730,000|
Who will win the $1,500 PLO 8 event? Find out here.
Moon Shines Bright Over Salute to Warriors Field
Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors saw 1,738 players buy in but only 169 of them managed to navigate their way through the scheduled 17 levels. The prize pool weighs in at $712,580, and almost $70,000 was raised for the United Services Organization (USO) and other military-related charities.
Andrew Moon rose to the top of the chip counts on Day 1. His 1,274,000 stack being the only one over a million chips. Taylor Pollard (866,000) and John Song (711,000) make up the top three.
Alan Percel (580,000) already has a bracelet to his name, and has done his chances of winning another no harm at all by bagging up a top ten stack.
Others to look out for on Day 2 include Jake Schwartz (534,000), Erik Cajelais (353,000), Benjamin Moon (229,000), Adrian Buckley (136,000), and Mike Brodsky (206,000), the latter pledging any winnings to charity.
Eighteen 40-minute levels are scheduled to start from 12:00 p.m. on November 3 in the Amazon Room of the Rio. Join us then for all the action from this exciting event.
Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Andrew Moon||United States||1,274,000|
|2||Taylor Pollard||United States||866,000|
|3||John Song||United States||711,000|
|4||Nicholas Verderamo||United States||653,000|
|6||Terry Wheeler||United States||617,000|
|7||Kyle Besaw||United States||584,000|
|8||Alan Percal||United States||580,000|
|9||Marty Zabib||United States||557,000|
|10||Arnaldo Gordon||United States||536,000|
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Prociak Leads From Astedt in the $5K PLO/NLHE Mix
Most poker players tend to specialize in either No-Limit Hold'em or Pot-Limit Omaha, but the 579 players who bought into Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha are a dab hand at both.
Only 49 starters made it through to the second day, and nobody accumulated more chips than David Prociak (2,405,000). Prociak won his bracelet in a Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event in 2016, has a shade over one million more chips than anyone else in the field.
Swedish online poker legend Niklas Astedt (1,345,000) returns to the action in second place, while Finnish grinder Joni Jouhkimainen (1,215,000) is most definitely in contention.
Six returnees are looking to add to their collection of poker jewelry. Tommy Le (1,050,000) already has two bracelets on his wrists. Barak Wisbrod (865,000), Jason Somerville (690,000), Daniel Zack (530,000), John Racener (415,000), and Alan Sternberg (310,000) being the other former champs in the field.
Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on November 3 and the tournament will play down to a winner. Keep up-to-date with all the action from the final day right here at PokerNews.
Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
|1||David Prociak||United States||2,405,000|
|4||Greg Dyer||United States||1,175,000|
|5||Tommy Le||United States||1,050,000|
|10||Corey Zedo||United States||785,000|
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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