WSOP 2021 Day 32: Yockey Bags $50k Poker Players Championship Day 1 Chip Lead
Table Of Contents
- Yockey Claims the Lead After $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 1; Sammartino, Elezra and Deeb Bag Big Stacks
- Top 10 Counts Day 1 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
- Rafael Fernandes Leads; Anatolii Zyrin Looking for More Gold in Event #55: $400 Colossus
- Event #55: $400 Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts
- Wong Takes Huge Chip Lead Into $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Day 3
- Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table
- Doyle Brunson Returns; Sam Farha Bags Big on Day 1 of Event #58: $1000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors Top 10 Chip Counts
- Team Ruter, Team Werner Dominate Halloween-Themed Day 1 in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team
This year's Halloween saw two champions crowned, with Robert McMillan triumphing in Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship, while Ben Yu won his fourth bracelet in Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship.
The prestigious $50,000 Poker Players Championship started today, while the final table is set in Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship. There are also just 49 players are left in Event #55: $400 Colossus.
And if that wasn't enough, there was also a surprise appearance from poker royalty, as Hall of Famer and ten-time bracelet winner Doyle Brunson jumped into the Super Seniors Event which got underway today.
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Yockey Claims the Lead After $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 1; Sammartino, Elezra and Deeb Bag Big Stacks
One of the highlights of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has kicked off as Day 1 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship has concluded. The pinnacle mixed game of the year attracted a field of 43 entries so far and 39 players bagged up chips.
Leading the way after six levels of 140 minutes each is Bryce Yockey (pictured), who turned his starting stack of 300,000 into 653,000. During the last edition of the Poker Players Championship in 2019, Yockey finished in 4th place and will aim to finish a few spots higher this time around. Another two players claimed more than half a million in chips including Dario Sammartino (520,500) and Chris Vitch (504,500).
Eli Elezra and Randy Ohel both bagged up healthy stacks and four repeat bracelet winners during the current festival also finished in the top 10 as well.
Top 10 Counts Day 1 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
|1||Bryce Yockey||United States||653,000|
|3||Chris Vitch||United States||504,500|
|5||Randy Ohel||United States||457,000|
|6||Shaun Deeb||United States||448,500|
|8||Chad Campbell||United States||439,000|
|9||Brian Rast||United States||437,000|
|10||Ryan Leng||United States||433,000|
Only four players were eliminated during Day 1 of the pinnacle mixed game contest of the year. The 2013 Poker Players Championship winner Matthew Ashton was the first casualty of the day, with Michael Noori, Jake Schwartz and Albert Daher all also busting.
Day 2 continues at 2 p.m. local time and the late registration for the event remains open until the end of Level 10 and following break on Day 2, which will be at approximately 10.20 pm local time on Monday, November 1, 2021.
Rafael Fernandes Leads; Anatolii Zyrin Looking for More Gold in Event #55: $400 Colossus
A total of 1,181 players took their seats this morning at the start of Day 2 in the World Series of Poker Event #55: $400 Colossus, but only 49 advanced to Monday’s final day. They are all guaranteed at least $6,120 but all have their eyes on the $314,705 top prize and the prestigious gold bracelet.
The chip lead is held by Rafael Fernandes (pictured), who ended the day with 23,300,000 in chips and already cashed in two WSOP events in this series. Second in chips stands Elad Kubi with 18,675,00 and closing the podium right behind him is John Trinh with a nice 18,500,000.
Also still in the hunt are WSOP bracelet winners Anatolii Zyrin (9,675,000), Vincas Tamasauskas (6,025,000), Brett Apter (3,000,000) and Carlos Chang with a short stack of 1,775,000.
Among the notables who will be back for the final day are are Avi Cohen (12,675,000), Arie Kliper (11,150,000) and Korean Inkyu Choi (5,025,000). The chip leader at the start of the day, Frankie Flowers, also found a bag tonight and will be returning tomorrow with 2,775,000.
Event #55: $400 Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Rafael Fernandes||United States||23,300,000|
|2||John Trinh||United States||18,850,000|
|4||Michael Lee||United States||16,900,000|
|6||Matthew O'Meara||United States||12,400,000|
|7||Penh Lo||United States||12,175,000|
|9||Lucas Kulbe||United States||11,925,000|
Wong Takes Huge Chip Lead Into $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Day 3
Danny Wong cruised through the day in dominating fashion to take an almost 600,000 chip cushion into Monday’s final day of Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship.
The day began with 43 players following the end of late registration, making for a total of 90 entries and a prize pool of $746,000. Only eight players remain, with just one besides Wong over a million in chips. Brian Yoon holds that distinction (1,170,000), while Wil Wilkinson is not far behind with 945,000.
Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table
|1||Danny Wong||United States||1,755,000|
|2||Brian Yoon||United States||1,170,000|
|3||Wil Wilkinson||United States||945,000|
|4||Don Nguyen||United States||565,000|
|5||Jordan Siegel||United States||300,000|
|7||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||275,000|
|8||Mike Thorpe||United States||110,000|
Play will resume at 2:00 pm local time on the outer feature tables of the Thunderdome. They’ll begin on Level 18 with blinds of 10,000 and 20,000 and betting limits of 20,000 and 40,000, and play down to a winner, who will take home $240,341 and that highly sought after WSOP gold bracelet.
Doyle Brunson Returns; Sam Farha Bags Big on Day 1 of Event #58: $1000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 of Event #52: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em was a memorable one, with the legend Doyle Brunson making a surprise (but quick) appearance, and Sammy Farha bagging a big stack.
The gold bracelet event, only open to those aged 60 and above, drew 1,893 entries, creating a prize pool of $1,684,770. First place will walk away with $255,623 on Thursday.
Some highly-decorated and veteran players made the Day 2 cut, with Farhad Davoudzadeh leading the way with 414,000 in chips. Only 490 players bagged a stack to take into Day 2 on Monday, which begins at 10:00 a.m. PT.
However, Brunson, who last appeared in a WSOP event in 2018, won't be among those coming back for Day 2. The 10-time bracelet winner lasted less than an hour before heading to the exits. But his presence inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino convention center created a buzz throughout the building.
Farha, on the other hand, dominated play on Day 1 and left the table with 204,100, putting him among the chip leaders. The runner-up to Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 WSOP Main Event doesn't compete much in World Series of Poker events these days, but was back to his old tricks on Sunday.
Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Farhad Davoudzadeh||United States||414,000|
|2||Stephen Schneider||United States||300,000|
|3||Kulwant Singh||United States||249,700|
|4||Joel Clarke||United States||240,100|
|6||Robert Presman||United States||232,200|
|7||Ronald Lemco||United States||231,600|
|8||Scott Zakheim||United States||229,200|
|9||Arthur Schiavo||United States||222,800|
|10||Scott Sukstorf||United States||218,200|
Team Ruter, Team Werner Dominate Halloween-Themed Day 1 in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team
Day 1 in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team at the World Series of Poker attracted 140 teams, with just 64 advancing to Day 2.
Leading the way are Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter with a stack of 338,000. Team Ruter sits ahead of fellow big stacks Haven Werner and Thomas Taylor of Team Werner (pictured) with 295,000 and Keith Doering and Bill Schaeffer of Team Doering with 235,500.
Other teams advancing include Team Platt, consisting of Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks, and Team Watson, made up of Mike Watson and Sarah Goddard. Team Platt ended the day with 166,500 chips while Team Watson bagged a stack of 169,500. Four-time bracelet winner Asi Moshe and partner Uri Yochelman also made it through the day with a short stack of 37,000.
The mood was festive throughout the 11 hours of play on Halloween, complete with players dressed up as pirates, witches, and fellow poker players — most notably Platt and Hanks showing up as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, respectively.
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.
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