2021 WSOP Main Event Final Table Profile: Joshua Remitio

Joshua Remitio

Final Table Profile Joshua Remitio

Chip Count:40,000,000
Big Blinds:50
Hometown:Gilbert, Arizona

Joshua Remitio's Main Event Story

It will be one of poker’s greatest stories if Joshua Remitio goes all the way and becomes the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. The man from Gilbert, Arizona, has the least lifetime earnings of anyone at the final table with a modest $1,809 in earnings, with a mere $650 being Remitio’s largest live score. He is now guaranteed, as are his eight Main Event final table opponents, to become a millionaire, a spot he never thought he’d find himself in.

"I keep blinking my eyes trying to wake up; it’s so surreal, I can’t believe it. Having my friends here means more than the money but the money is pretty f****ng sick, too!"

This is Remitio’s first-ever WSOP Main Event appearance, and he has navigated his way to a position where he is eight eliminations away from securing $8 million and the title of poker’s world champion.

Speaking at the end of Day 6, when only 36 players remained, Remitio said to PokerNews, "I’m just taking it one level at a time. I am kind of shocked I made it this far. This is my first Main Event and I don’t really play tournaments to begin with. I’m just trying to wake up from this dream."

Remitio started his Main Event quest on Day 1d and finished 233/1,933 entrants. Day 2abd went well, too, with Remitio bagging up enough chips for 99th place from the 1,440 players competing.

Day 3 went even better as he bagged up the third-largest stack, but he only added 277,000 chips to his stack on a frustrating Day 4. Remitio more than doubled his stack on Day 5, but found himself in the middle of the pack (42/96) before excelling on Day 6 to finish with the third-most chips from the 36 survivors.

The penultimate day worked out well for the Arizona native, finishing Day 7 with exactly 40,000,000 chips, enough for fourth place at the restart.

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Joshua Remitio Key Hands

You need a lot of luck to take down any poker tournament, especially one of this magnitude, and Remitio certainly got lucky on Day 7 as the final table approached.

During the 33rd level of the tournament, with blinds of 200,000/400,000/400,000a, Koray Aldemir opened to 800,000 from under the gun, Ugur Secilmis called from the next seat over, before Ramon Colillas three-bet to 3,400,000. Remitio cold four-bet all-in for 8,250,000, and only Colillas called.

It was {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} for Remitio against the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} of Colillas. The {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop gave Colillas the advantage, but the {7-Spades} turn gave Remitio some additional outs. The {4-Spades} river completed the board while improving Remitio to a spade flush, which doubled him to 18,900,000 chips and put a dent in Colillas’ stack.

How Joshua Remitio Got to the Final Table

Day 1d133,000233/1,933
Day 2abd356,60099/1,440
Day 31,671,0003/1,000
Day 41,948,00069/292
Day 54,255,00042/96
Day 621,490,0003/36
Day 740,000,0004/9
Joshua Remitio
Joshua Remitio

What to Watch For

Remitio has been flanked by a raucous rail during the latter stages of the Main Event, and his rail is set to grow with more family and friends making the trip to Las Vegas to support their hero.

"It’s a good mix of everyone, like gamers from when I was a child, poker players from L.A., poker players from Arizona, poker players from here, it's a good mix of everyone; it’s the best, and I’ll have even more tomorrow."

Expect Remitio to be fearless when play resumes because he states that while the prize money is life-changing, only the hand he is playing matters whenever he is at the tables.

"Whenever I play poker it is not about the money, it’s about the game, and when I am in a hand I think about the hand only, nothing else matters."

Remitio sits down in Seat 7, which means he has the relatively short-stacked Hye Park (17 big blinds) in the big blind whenever he has the button. Also, Remitio will be in the small blind whenever George Holmes (106 big blinds) has the button, which is not an ideal situation.

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.

  • Arizona's Joshua Remitio has reached the 2021 WSOP Main Event final table with 40,000,000 chips, enough for fourth place at the restart.

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