2021 WSOP Day 46: Park Leads the Final 36 in the Main Event

Hye Park

Day 46 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) brought us ever closer to crowning poker’s world champion. The $10,000 Main Event field was whittled to only 36 players, and there are some superstars among those survivors.

Three other events also progressed, while Motoyoshi Okamura reeled in his first bracelet by becoming the $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha champion.

Park Leads the Final 36 in the 2021 WSOP Main Event; Aldemir, Colillas and "Papo MC" Among the Big Stacks

The 2021 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event is down to the final 36 hopefuls out of a field of 6,650 entries. All those still in contention have locked up a decent portion of the $62,011,250 already and will pad their bankrolls with a payday of at least $198,550. However, all eyes are set on the days to come as a new World Champion will be crowned at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Day 6 concluded with three dozen contenders still in the mix and Hye Park topped the leaderboard with a stack of 29,500,000. During the late stages, Park notched up several knockouts to surpass Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (24,905,000) and Joshua Remitio (21,490,000) on the overnight leaderboard. For Remitio, the tournament has already surpassed all expectations as he admitted in table chat that his previous biggest buy-in was a mere $300.

Top 10 in Chips After Day 6 of the 2021 WSOP Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hye ParkUnited States29,500,000123
2Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada24,905,000104
3Joshua RemitioUnited States21,490,00090
4Chase BianchiUnited States20,765,00087
5Koray AldemirGermany18,905,00079
6George HolmesUnited States18,425,00077
7Ramon ColillasSpain18,200,00076
8Alejandro LococoArgentina17,950,00075
9Ozgur SecilmisTurkey14,700,00061
10David CabreraSpain14,530,00061

Among the notables with big stacks are also Chase Bianchi, Koray Aldemir, Ramon Colillas, Alejandro Lococo, and David Cabrera. The Argentinian rapper Lococo, who is known under his stage name "Papo MC" finished Day 6 inside the top 10 after his late surge in the final level culminated in the elimination of Tyler Cornell.

Bianchi built his stack throughout the day with a smile on his face. "This is my first Main Event cash. I'm just trying to enjoy it and blast away." For many other hopefuls, the deep run is a dream come true including Matthew Jewett: "I wake up every day having to pinch myself. I've dreamt about this my entire life."

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth finished the day just outside of the top 10 and continues to shine in the 2021 WSOP, during which he won his third career gold bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. Other notables returning for Day 7 include Jareth East, Jesse Lonis, the WSOP bracelet winners Robert Mitchell and Mitchell Halverson, as well as Nicolas Dumont.

Two GGPoker qualifiers are also still in the hunt for the top prize of $8 million. Sean Ragozzini made it through with 13,435,000 in chips while ClubGG qualifier Vasu Amarapu follows not far behind with 10,290,000.

Vasu Amarapu
Vasu Amarapu is living the dream after winning his Main Event seat on ClubGG for $49.99

Big Names Fall on Day 6

Day 6 commenced with 96 contenders and several big names were among them. Stephen Chidwick started with one of the bigger stacks but his Main Event run came to an end during the first level of the day. After dropping into the middle of the pack, the Brit took a flip with ace-queen against pocket nines and flopped top pair. However, Mitchell Halverson rivered a straight to send Chidwick to the rail.

John Morgan turned a flush to eliminate Yuri Dzivielevski and Stephen Song ran into the flopped flush of Ruslan Dykshteyn. Right before the first break, Asher Conniff had his aces cracked by the ace-queen suited of Lewis Spencer.

During the second level of the day, Morgan was dominated with ace-five suited against the ace-ten of Abhinav Iyer and found no help on a jack-high board. In the hours that followed thereafter, the hopes of an even deeper run also ended for Chris Dowling, aforementioned WSOP bracelet winner Iyer, Ehsan Amiri, Nick Petrangelo, Robert Cowen, Alex Goulder, and 2021 WSOP bracelet winner Tyler Cornell.

Upon completion of five two-hour levels, Day 6 concluded with 36 players remaining. They will return for Day 7 on Monday, November 15, at noon local time. The recommencing blinds will be 120,000-240,000 with a big blind ante of 240,000. Day 7 is scheduled to play down to the nine-handed final table and the PokerNews team will be back then to provide all the key hands from start to finish.

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Jason Wheeler Finish in Day 1d of the Crazy Eights in the Top Five

Jason Wheeler
Jason Wheeler

Day 1d of Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em had come to an end. Day 1d drew a total of 2,241 entrants, with 337 players making the money, with a minimum payout being $1,421. After a long 14 hours of play, only 100 players remain.

Among the top stacks are Timo Kamphues (2,100,000), Farhad Davoudzadeh (2,410,000), Cole Ferraro (2,290,000), Leonid Yanovski (2,205,000) and Jason Wheeler (2,100,000).

This event drew many notables such as three-time bracelet winner and Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein, bracelet winner Karolis Sereika, Women Hall of Famer Allyn Shulman, popular YouTube content creator, and online bracelet winner Ethan Yau, and the 2013 Main Event champion Ryan Riess , but at the end of the night, only Aaron Massey with over $4.5 million in live earnings bagged (1,155,000).

All remaining players who bagged will return for Day 2 on November 15th at noon in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights Top 10 Chip Counts

1Farhad DavoudzadehUnited States2,410,000
2Miklos ZsuffaHungary2,405,000
3Cole FerraroUnited States2,290,000
4Leonid YanovskiIsrael2,205,000
5Jason WheelerUnited States2,100,000
6Timo KamphuesGermany2,055,000
7Lipei XuUnited States1,975,000
8John SimonianUnited States1,850,000
9Pierre MerlinFrance1,850,000
10Joseph LibertaUnited States1,835,000

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Marco Johnson Leads The Final 11 in Event Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship

Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

After seven additional levels of play in Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship, the 88 remaining players (eighty from Day 1 plus eight additional entries at the beginning of Day 2) have been reduced to just 11 with Marco Johnson standing tall as chip leader after bagging 1.4 million in chips.

Johnson will be seeking his third WSOP bracelet after having come runner-up in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship just a few weeks ago.

Not far behind Johnson are Yuval Bronshtein (1,332,000) and Brian Hastings (1,093,000) — both of whom managed to bag over a million in chips.

In total, there were 144 entries for the event – generating a $1,342,800 prize pool with the eventual winner taking home $352,958 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet.

The final 11 players will return tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time and will play down until a winner. The level will start at 18 (20,000-40,000 limits with a 5,000 ante) and each level will continue to last 90 minutes each. Players will get a 10-minute break after each level and a 60-minute dinner break at the players’ discretion.

Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship Chip Counts

1Marco JohnsonUnited States1,400,000
2Yuval BronshteinIsrael1,332,000
3Brian HastingsUnited States1,093,000
4Erik SeidelUnited States994,000
5Ian O’HaraUnited States975,000
6Scott SeiverUnited States783,000
7John MonnetteUnited States657,000
8Josh AriehUnited States535,000
9Gary BensonAustralia351,000
10Ahmed MohmedUnited States273,000
11Brett RicheyUnited States192,000

Find out is Johnson can go all the way and win this event

Dzivielevski Among Chip Leaders After Day 1 of Big Bet Mix

Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski

Following ten hours of exciting play in the Amazon room, Yuri Dzivielevski is among the chip leaders heading to Day 2 of Event #69: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet.

The partypoker ambassador made a late surge up the leaderboard to finish with 210,800 chips, which is near the top of the standings, but the top spot belongs to Australian Jarryd Godena who bagged up 235,100.

Godena leads the 92 survivors into play Monday, but there are many more big names still in the hunt with six-figure stacks including Jon Turner (163,000), Eli Elezra (133,100), Amnon Filippi (125,000), and Daniel Negreanu (107,300).

After a bit of a slow start, a final tally of 212 entries created a prize pool of $471,700, which will see the top 32 players get paid at least $4,097, with the winner receiving $117,898 and a gold WSOP bracelet.

Event #74: $2,500 Big Bet Mix

1Jarryd GodenaAustralia235,100
2Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil210,800
3Ismael BojangAustria198,600
4Asher LowerUnited States197,800
5Yik ChiuHong Kong192,600
6Richard BaiBrazil185,800
7Anthony RibeiroUnited States177,400
8Scott BohlmanUnited States167,100
9Jon TurnerUnited States163,000
10Maury BarrettUnited States159,000

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