2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Hye Park

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Hye Park

Final Table Profile Hye Park

Chip Count:13,500,000 (7/9)
Big Blinds:17
Nationality:United States

Hye Park's Main Event Story

It's difficult to say whether or not the poker games played among Second Battalion Eighth Marines were easier or tougher than the tournaments played at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). What is easier to say, is that it must have proved great preparation for former Marine Hye Park who served from 2001-2005.

Now a professional poker player, this is his second cash in the WSOP Main Event after finishing 535th in 2018 for $26,535. Now three years later, he's navigated his way to the WSOP Main Event final table and locked up a cool $1,000,000.

The New Jersey resident has 21 cashes at the WSOP and further five on the WSOP Circuit. His efforts under the WSOP umbrella has resulted in $239,553 in earnings and one WSOP Circuit ring, which came in July in the WSOP Summer Circuit Event #8 - $50,000 GTD NLH Deep Turbo 2x Re-entry for $14,398.

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Hye Park Key Hands

Park ended Day 6 with the chip lead after back-to-back eliminations saw him move above 15 million in chips. He held ace-king in two separate hands against Jon Shoreman and Gabriel Sack, besting the ace-nine and ace-five of his opponents respectively.

By the end of the day, that 15 million had almost doubled as he lead the survivors into Day 7. An early double from Jack Oliver reined him in, and after the three table seat draw he was seated with Koray Aldemir, tussling with the aggressive German on numerous occasions.

Hye Park

How Hye Park Got to the Final Table

Day 1a117,80093/348
Day 2abd226,900343/1,440
Day 3538,000260/1,000
Day 41,150,000143/292
Day 55,495,00027/96
Day 629,500,0001/36
Day 713,500,0007/9

What to Watch For

With 17 big blinds and pay jumps still to play their part, Park will be aware of both Chase Bianchi and Jareth East chipping up or even doubling behind him. There is almost a ten million gap to Ozgur Secilmis who is sixth in chips, so you would expect some serious work would need doing for him to close in on the Turkish player.

However, there are several players above him who would not want to have a 13.5 million dent in their stack, so Park could look to ramp up the aggression and force out the two stacks that are shorter than him.

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Seating

1Jareth East8,300,000United Kingdom10
2Koray Aldemir140,000,000Austria175
3Jack Oliver30,400,000United Kingdom38
4Ozgur Secilmis24,500,000Turkey31
5George Holmes83,700,000United States105
6Chase Bianchi12,100,000United States15
7Joshua Remitio40,000,000United States50
8Alejandro Lococo46,800,000Argentina59
9Hye Park13,500,000United States17

2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payout


2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Player Stats

PlayerFirst CashWSOP CashesCareer EarningsBiggest Cash
Koray Aldemir201232$12,344,110$2,154,265
Chase Bianchi200711$872,718$316,920
Jareth East201124$149,925$557,648
George Holmes20191$50,855$50,855
Alejandro Lococo20163$118,127$36,772
Jack Oliver20162$117,414$27,047
Hye Park201227$471,504$165,715
Joshua Remitio20180$1,809$650
Ozgur Secilmis20136$133,559$41,645

Stats courtesy of WSOP.com and HendonMob.com.

The 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 4 p.m. local time. A Main Event Day 7 recap can be found here. You can follow the action via the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog where we'll detail all the hands in our exclusive WSOP Main Event Live Updates.

  • From playing poker with the Marines, to final-tabling the 2021 WSOP Main Event, Hye Park is ready for action

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.

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