GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week The Poker Palace Summer Championships 2021 PokerStars MICOOP
Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $4,968,900
Players 5521

Level Info

Level 47
Blinds 4,000,000 / 8,000,000
Ante 8,000,000

Hands #29-34: Korn Takes One on the Flop

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #29: Lula Taylor opened the action with a raise to 7,000,000 in the hijack and won the blinds and big blind ante.

Hand #30: Stefan Widmer pushed for 22,400,000 on the button and Yi Ma in the small blind asked for a count.

Ma folded, as did Koji Takagi in the big blind.

Hand #31: Andres Korn raised to 5,000,000 from the hijack and Taylor came along out of the big blind to the {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop. Taylor checked and Korn took down the pot with a bet of 3,700,000.

Hand #32: A walk for Jeremy Saderne.

Hand #33: Takagi raised to 5,200,000 from the cutoff and claimed the blinds and big blind ante.

Hand #34: Takagi limped the hijack and Taylor raised to 8,200,000 in the cutoff. Takagi sent his cards into the muck and the players headed into a short unscheduled break, in which some chips will be raced off.

Jeremy Saderne fr 101,200,000
Yi Ma CN 61,400,000 -6,000,000
Andres Korn ar 52,300,000 2,600,000
Koji Takagi jp 50,900,000 -2,400,000
Lula Taylor us 42,300,000 5,800,000
Stefan Widmer ch 23,400,000 -200,000

Tags: Andres KornJeremy SaderneKoji TakagiLula TaylorStefan WidmerYi Ma

Philip Gildea Eliminated in 7th Place ($92,686)

KaleGozer • Level 42: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
Philip Gildea
Philip Gildea

Hand #28: Philip Gildea shoved all in for 7,400,000 from middle position and Jeremy Saderne called on the button.

Philip Gildea: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Jeremy Saderne: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The crowd got on their feet in anticipation of what was about to unfold. The flop {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts} kept Gildea ahead with his queens. The {3-Clubs} on the turn added a flush draw to Saderne's aces.

It was Saderne's original out, the {a-Hearts}, that landed on the river and a boisterous French rail exploded in celebration. Gildea received $92,686 for his deep run.

Jeremy Saderne fr 101,200,000 26,100,000
Yi Ma CN 67,400,000
Koji Takagi jp 53,300,000
Andres Korn ar 49,700,000 -15,100,000
Lula Taylor us 36,500,000
Stefan Widmer ch 23,600,000 -4,800,000
Philip Gildea ie Busted

Tags: Andres KornJeremy SadernePhilip Gildea

Hand #27: Saderne Takes From Korn

KaleGozer • Level 42: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante

Hand #27: There was only a big blind after Ben Alloggio's elimination in the previous hand. Jeremy Saderne limped in on the button and Andres Korn checked his option. The flop was {k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Korn checked. Saderne bet 2,400,000 and Korn called.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Korn decided to lead out for 3,700,000 and Saderne called. The river was the {4-Clubs} and Korn opted for a smaller bet of 3,000,000. Saderne called it off with {6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and was good against Korn's {3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}.

Tags: Andres KornJeremy Saderne

Ben Alloggio Eliminated in 8th Place ($71,199)

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 1,200,000-2,400,000, 2,400,000 ante
Ben Alloggio
Ben Alloggio

Hand #26: Yi Ma raised to 5,200,000 and Ben Alloggio moved all in for the last 6,500,000 in the big blind, which Ma called.

Ben Alloggio: {k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Yi Ma: {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop gave Alloggio top pair while Ma had a gutshot straight draw. Nothing changed with the {4-Hearts} turn, but Ma once again spiked magic with the {10-Hearts} river to eliminate Alloggio in 8th place for $71,199.

Yi Ma CN 67,400,000 10,100,000
Ben Alloggio us Busted

Tags: Ben AlloggioYi Ma


Hands #23-25: Saderne Takes the Lead

KaleGozer • Level 41: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante
Jeremy Saderne
Jeremy Saderne

Hand #23: Lula Taylor raised to 5,900,000 from under the gun and won the hand.

Hand #24: Stefan Widmer shoved for 23,400,000 from middle position and everyone folded.

Hand #25: Andres Korn raised to 4,500,000 from early position and Jeremy Saderne defended his big blind. The flop was {k-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Saderne checked. Korn bet 5,600,000 and Saderne called.

Saderne paused when the {7-Hearts} came on the turn. After about 30 seconds, he led out for 7,000,000 and Korn instantly let it go.

Jeremy Saderne fr 75,100,000 11,100,000
Andres Korn ar 64,800,000 -10,100,000
Yi Ma CN 57,300,000
Koji Takagi jp 53,300,000 -1,000,000
Lula Taylor us 36,500,000
Stefan Widmer ch 28,400,000 5,000,000
Ben Alloggio us 8,900,000
Philip Gildea ie 7,400,000 -5,000,000

Tags: Andres KornJeremy SaderneLula TaylorStefan Widmer

Hands #18-22: Takagi Three-Bets Ma

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Hand #18: Yi Ma raised to 5,300,000 and Koji Takagi three-bet to 15,300,000 from one seat over. The action folded back to Ma and he sent his cards into the muck.

Hand #19: Takagi limped in from middle position and Andres Korn checked his option in the big blind. The flop brought {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Korn checked, Takagi made it 4,000,000 to go and that ended the hand right there.

Hand #20: Korn open-shoved out of the small blind for effectively 26,400,000, as that's what Stefan Widmer in the big blind had left. Widmer gave it some consideration and folded.

Hand #21: Lula Taylor raised to 5,000,000 and found no resistance, her rail started clapping as the chips were pushed over.

Hand #22: Ma raised to 7,000,000 from the small blind and Takagi forfeited his big blind and big blind ante.

Andres Korn ar 74,900,000 -100,000
Jeremy Saderne fr 64,000,000
Yi Ma CN 57,300,000 -5,300,000
Koji Takagi jp 54,300,000 10,300,000
Lula Taylor us 36,500,000 6,000,000
Stefan Widmer ch 23,400,000 -5,000,000
Philip Gildea ie 12,400,000
Ben Alloggio us 8,900,000 -5,000,000

Tags: Andres KornKoji TakagiLula TaylorStefan WidmerYi Ma


Final Preparations Underway


The Amazon feature table is set with all players in their seats and at the same time, defending WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn is also taking care of the shuffle up and deal in the Amazon room as well. Action for the Mini Main Event is expected to kick off in a few minutes from now.

Tags: John Cynn

Who Will Claim the Gold Bracelet in Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event?

Andres Korn
Andres Korn

While Day 1a of the most prestigious poker event of the year, the elusive and highly anticipated $10,000 WSOP MAIN EVENT, is about to kick off, eight players will shortly determine a new champion at the 2019 World Series of Poker in Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event.

Taking place for the very first time, the tournament drew a staggering 5,521 entries in a Freezeout format and the final eight will return to their seats on the Amazon feature table at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at noon local time to secure as big a portion as possible of the $4,968,900 prize pool.

All remaining hopefuls have parlayed their initial investment of $1,000 into a payday of $71,199 already, but all eyes are firmly set on the top prize of $628,654 and the coveted WSOP bracelet that comes along with it.

One of the final eight already has a WSOP bracelet to his name and Andres Korn will also be the chip leader heading into the final showdown after claiming 75,000,000 to his name. Close behind are France's Jeremy Saderne with 64,000,000 and Yi Ma from China with 62,600,000.

Koji Takagi may become the third player ever from Japan to claim WSOP gold and enters the final day with a stack of 44,000,000, while Lula Taylor continues her standout performance in the event and has 30,500,000 to her name. The final table line-up is completed by Stefan Widmer (28,400,000), Ben Alloggio (13,900,000) and Philip Gildea (12,400,000).

Event #69: $1,000 Mini Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ben AlloggioUnited States13,900,0007
2Andres KornArgentina75,000,00038
3Stefan WidmerSwitzerland28,400,00014
4Yi MaChina62,600,00031
5Koji TakagiJapan44,000,00022
6Philip GildeaIreland12,400,0006
7Lula TaylorUnited States30,500,00015
8Jeremy SaderneFrance64,000,00032

The action recommences with 17 minutes remaining in level 41 at blinds of 1,000,000/2,000,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000,000. Saderne has the button with a dead small blind and Alloggio as the single big blind, and the 30-minute level structure will certainly provide plenty of action in the hours to come.

Stay tuned to find out who joins the WSOP bracelet winner circle, as the PokerNews team provides hand-for-hand updates until a champion is crowned. You can also follow the live stream on CBS All Access as of 1 p.m. local time.

Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $628,654
2  $388,284
3  $287,219
4  $214,047
5  $160,715
6  $121,586
7  $92,686
8  $71,199
9James StewartUnited States$55,118

Tags: Andres KornBen AlloggioJeremy SaderneKoji TakagiLula TaylorPhilip GildeaStefan WidmerYi Ma