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2021 WSOP Day 48: Lisandro Leads Hellmuth After $10,000 Razz Championship Day 1

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It was one of the busiest days at the 2021 World Series of Poker so far, with four bracelet-winners crowned, three other events in action and the final table of the 2021 WSOP Main Event continuing down to its final three.

Brian Hastings grabbed the fifth WSOP bracelet of his career in Event #73: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship, while Denis Strebkov won his second in Event #74: $2,500 Big Bet Mix. There were also maiden bracelets for David Moses in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights, and Frenchman Romain Lewis in Event #76: $10K Super Turbo Bounty.

Meanwhile, the $1,500 Fifty Stack and $10,000 Razz Championship got underway, and a final table was reached in the $1,500 Freezeout.

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Renmei Liu Leads Final Eight in Event #75: $1,500 Freezeout

Rennei Liu

Renmei Liu of Canada leads a final table of eight players at in Event #75 $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Liu bagged a stack of 7,100,000, sitting well ahead of Nicholas Hubers (5,600,000), Kaue De Souza (4,540,0000) and Chad Himmelspach (3,910,000).

The freezeout event attracted 1,191 players and generated a total prize pool of $1,589,985, of which $270,877 will go to the first-place finisher, along with the coveted gold bracelet.

Liu, who also ended Day 1 as chip leader, is after his first WSOP bracelet. The Canadian has just $2,390 in lifetime WSOP earnings and already has a minimum cash of $22,986 locked up. Hubers and De Souza, who respectively finished the day second and third and chips, are both also looking for their first bracelets.

Event #75 $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

 RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPS/PAYOUTBIG BLINDS
 1Renmei LiuCanada7,100,00071
 2Nicholas HubersUnited States5,600,00056
 3Kaue De SouzaBrazil4,540,00045
 4Chad HimmelspachUnited States3,910,00039
 5Tarun GulatiUnited States3,080,00031
 6Ori HassonIsrael3,020,00030
 7Stefan ReiserGermany1,985,00020
 8Seth EvansUnited States425,0004
 9Louison VincentFrance$22,9860

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Jeff Lisandro Leads After Day 1 of Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship

Jeff Lisandro

Day 1 of Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship has been played to completion with Jeff Lisandro emerging as the current chip leader after bagging 270,500 in chips. Lisandro, who has been largely absent during the 2021 World Series of Poker, was able to steadily accumulate his stack throughout the day and will be looking to make a run at winning his seventh gold bracelet.

Day 1 drew a total of 103 entries with no shortage of big names, as is the case in all championship events. Some notables who managed to bag into Day 2 include Jordan Siegel (200,000), Adam Owen (178,000), Brian Hastings (212,000), Yehuda Buchalter (163,500), James Chen (94,000), Allen Kessler (41,000), and 16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth — who is among the chip leaders with 237,500.

Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship Top 10 Chip Counts

RankCountryPlayerChip Count
1Jeff LisandroAustralia270,500
2Phil HellmuthUnited States237,500
3Brian HastingsUnited States212,000
4Nicolai MorrisUnited States209,000
5Jordan SiegelUnited States200,000
6Chip JettUnited States184,000
7Max PescatoriItaly178,500
8Adam OwenUnited Kingdom178,000
9Erik SagstromSweden175,500
10Shane LittlefieldUnited States173,000

Ryan Depaulo Leads After Day 1 of Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack

Ryan DePaulo

Day 1 in Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end with just 114 players remaining. Just 226 of the 1,501 entries made it in the money, and the remaining field are all guaranteed $3,194.

Among the top stacks is former WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Depaulo (2,735,000) who has over $300K in live earnings and will be looking to make a deep run to get bracelet number two. Joining him are John Gorsoch (1,525,000), Iakyu Chot (1,450,000), Kevin Theodore (1,410,000) and Roongszk Griffeth (1,375,000).

This event drew a few notables such as five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateo, two-time WSOP Bracelet winner Michael Wang, Women Hall of Famer Kathy Liebert, the 2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and 2020 Main Event Champ Damian Salas who bagged at the end of the night.

Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryCHIP COUNT
1Ryan DepauloUnited States2,735,000
2Craig BurkeIreland2,080,000
3John GorsuchUnited States1,525,000
4Valentyn ShabelnykUkraine1,490,000
5Kevin TheodoreUnited States1,410,000
6Roongsak GriffethUnited States1,375,000
7Garrett BeckmanUnited States1,375,000
8Ron MoisescuIsrael1,375,000
9Scott HallUnited States1,280,000
10Ryan HillerUnited States1,275,000

All remaining players who bagged will return for Day 2 on November 17th at 12:00 noon in the Amazon room with the dinner break to be determined tomorrow and it will play down to a winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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  • Phil Hellmuth bagged second in chips behind six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro after Day 1 of the $10,000 Razz Championship

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