2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
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Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 2 Completed

Joao Vieira Bags Day 2 Chip Lead, Joe Cada Among Big Stacks

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

Portuguese grinder Joao Vieira managed to end Day 2 of Event #70: $5,000 No Limit Holdem 6-Handed at the 2019 World Series of Poker with the chip lead. He bagged an impressive 2,100,000 which is about two-and-a-half times the average stack of 870,000. Shahar Levi sits pretty in second with 1,800,000, while Olivier Busquet (1,433,000) and four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada (1,389,000) also start Day 3 of the tournament very comfortably stacked.

Late registration closed right at the start of the day and the total number of entries ended at 815 which is a record breaker. The 65 new entries caused a small delay at the start when they had to open up a couple of new tables, but a total of 282 players started Day 2 and only 28 managed to survive. There was money to be made for 123 fortunate players and they would take home at least $7,402. The winner of the event will take home a lot more - a massive $758,011.

Day 2 Action
The inaugural ''shuffle up and deal'' was announced thirty minutes past the original start time of 2 p.m. A flurry of eliminations followed as the new entries only started the day with 15 big blinds. Niklas Astedt, Jerry Wong, David Peters, Ben Yu, and Chris Ferguson were among the late entries and they all ended being eliminated before the money.

A couple of the early eliminations include Bryn Kenney, Thai Ha, Davidi Kitai, and Parker Talbot. They all busted out before the money was reached in the tournament. Marc MacDonnell, Dan Zack, Seth Davies, 2012 Main Event Champion Greg Merson, and Tom McCormick also missed out on a piece of the $3,789,750 prize pool.

Once there were 124 players left the tournament halted to start hand-for-hand play but that turned out to be unnecessary as the bubble burst in that hand. Chris Hunichen was all in and at risk with pocket kings on the bubble but he managed to double up against ace-king and secure himself of a place in the money. He managed to find a bag at the end of the day with 1,051,000 which is above average.

Others that were fortunate enough to make the money but unfortunate enough to miss Day 3 include Ryan Laplante (120th - $7,402), Mustapha Kanit (119th - $7,402), Sonny Franco (114th - $7,402), Samuel Vousden (102nd - $7,618), Anatoly Filatov (85th -$8,029), Leon Tsoukernik (75th - $8,659), Dietrich Fast (63rd -$9,554), Koray Aldemir (50th - $10,776), Dan Shak (41st - $14,622), and [Removed:172] (32nd - $17,575).

Richard Sheils
Richard Sheils

One of the players that did make it through to Day 3 is Richard Sheils. He managed to bag 842,000 which is slightly under average. He played multiple hours of Day 2 on the same table as his brother Brandon Sheils, but while both managed to make a deep run in the tournament, Brandon was eliminated with only 15 minutes left of the day. Brandon cashed for $21,558 while his brother has a good position at the start of Day 3.

Other players that will come back for Day 3 are Day 1 chip leader Barry Hutter (1,047,000), Pierre Calamusa (965,000), Marton Czuczor (710,000), Twitch streamer Patrick 'IrEgption' Tardif (634,000), Ankush Mandavia (614,000), and Joey Couden (404,000). All players still in the tournament are guaranteed to take home at least $21,558.

The remaining 28 players will come back on Wednesday, July 3rd, in the Miranda room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at 2 p.m. local time.

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Tags: Anatoly FilatovAnkush MandaviaBarry HutterBrandon SheilsBryn KenneyChris FergusonChris HunichenDan ShakDan ZackDavid PetersDavidi KitaiDietrich FastGreg MersonJerry WongJoao VieiraJoe CadaJoseph CoudenKoray AldemirLeon TsoukernikMarc MacDonnellMarton CzuczorMirandaMustapha KanitNiklas AstedtOlivier BusquetParker TalbotPierre CalamusaRichard SheilsRyan LaplanteSamuel VousdenSeth DaviesShahar LeviSonny FrancoThai HaTom McCormick

Day 3 Seat Draw Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Webjoker • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6001Barry HutterUnited States1,047,00052
Miranda6002Timothy CramerUnited States1,032,00052
Miranda6003Dong ChenChina683,00034
Miranda6004Alexandros TheologisGreece724,00036
Miranda6005Marton CzuczorHungary710,00036
Miranda6006Olivier BusquetUnited States1,433,00072
       
Miranda6011Joao VieiraPortugal2,100,000105
Miranda6012Ankush MandaviaUnited States614,00031
Miranda6013David Cabrera PolopSpain950,00048
Miranda6014Pierre CalamusaFrance965,00048
Miranda6015Fernando VianadacostaBrazil602,00030
       
Miranda6021Jacob DanielsUnited States300,00015
Miranda6022Christopher BrammerUnited Kingdom345,00017
Miranda6023Gustavo MastelottoBrazil253,00013
Miranda6024Phong Nguyen (WA)United States360,00018
Miranda6025Jamie OconnorUnited Kingdom310,00016
Miranda6026Ryan JonesUnited States1,031,00052
       
Miranda6031Shahar LeviIsrael1,800,00090
Miranda6032Richard SheilsUnited Kingdom862,00043
Miranda6033Patrick TardifCanada634,00032
Miranda6034Richard LoweUnited States866,00043
Miranda6035Chris HunichenUnited States1,051,00053
Miranda6036Steven SarmientoUnited States684,00034
       
Miranda6042Bartlomiej MachonPoland1,265,00063
Miranda6043Joseph CoudenUnited States404,00020
Miranda6044Ivan GalinecCroatia1,096,00055
Miranda6045Fabiano KovalskiBrazil963,00048
Miranda6046Joe CadaUnited States1,389,00069

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

AaronMcBride • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 2,100,000 600,000
Shahar Levi il
Shahar Levi
il 1,800,000 100,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 1,433,000 -127,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 1,389,000 -111,000
Bartlomiej Machon pl
Bartlomiej Machon
pl 1,265,000 165,000
Ivan Galinec hr
Ivan Galinec
hr 1,096,000 1,096,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 1,051,000 -59,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 1,047,000 -53,000
Timothy Cramer us
Timothy Cramer
us 1,032,000 1,032,000
Ryan Jones us
Ryan Jones
us 1,031,000 379,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 965,000 145,000
Fabiano Kovalski br
Fabiano Kovalski
br 963,000 -167,000
David Cabrera es
David Cabrera
es 950,000 950,000
Richard Lowe us
Richard Lowe
us 866,000 -34,000
Richard Sheils gb
Richard Sheils
gb 842,000 312,000
Alexandros Theologis gr
Alexandros Theologis
gr 724,000 34,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 710,000 100,000
Steven Sarmiento us
Steven Sarmiento
us 684,000 -276,000
Dong Chen cn
Dong Chen
cn 683,000 352,000
Patrick Tardif ca
Patrick Tardif
ca 634,000 -362,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 614,000 14,000
Fernando Vianadacosta BR
Fernando Vianadacosta
BR 602,000 172,000
Joey Couden us
Joey Couden
us 404,000
Turbo Nguyen
Turbo Nguyen
360,000
Christopher Brammer gb
Christopher Brammer
gb 345,000 -135,000

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Two More Hands

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The clock has been paused with ten minutes left in the day and the tournament staff just announced that they will play two more hands until they will hand out the bags and they end the day.

Players will restart at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Full chip counts and the recap of today's action will be posted soon.

Theologis Finds a Flush to Double

AaronMcBride • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Alexandros Theologis and Jake Daniels got all their chips into the middle preflop, with Theologis the player at risk.

Alexandros Theologis: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Jake Daniels: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Board: {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Theologis had run into a dominating hand but found some hope on the flop with the nut flush draw. The turn card kept Daniels in the lead, but Theologis saw the heart he needed peel off on the river to secure his lifeline.

Alexandros Theologis gr
Alexandros Theologis
gr 690,000 450,000
Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
us 170,000 -341,000

Tags: Alexandros TheologisJake Daniels

Brandon Sheils Eliminated

AaronMcBride • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Brandon Sheils
Brandon Sheils

Brandon Sheils moved all in from under the gun and saw David Cabrera Polop call in the small blind.

Brandon Sheils: {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
David Cabrera Polop: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out clean for Cabrera Polop, and Sheils saw his deep run come to an end in 29th place for $21,558.

Sheils will no doubt now turn his attention to supporting his brother Richard who is on course for a place in Day 3.

David Cabrera Polop mx
David Cabrera Polop
mx 1,000,000 170,000
Brandon Sheils gb
Brandon Sheils
gb Busted

Tags: Brandon SheilsDavid Cabrera Polop

Tardif's Trap Doesn't Spring

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

It folded to Twitch sensation Patrick 'IrEgption' Tardif in the small blind and he raised to 56,000. He was called by big blind Ryan Jones and the two saw the {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop.

Tardif continued with a bet of 43,000 on the flop and Jones raised to 135,000. Tardif called the bet and the {9-Diamonds} turn was dealt. Both players checked this time and the {3-Clubs} completed the board.

Tardif checked again and Jones checked behind. Tardif opened up {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for the rivered nut-flush and he won the pot.

Patrick Tardif ca
Patrick Tardif
ca 996,000 496,000
Ryan Jones us
Ryan Jones
us 652,000 72,000

Tags: Ryan JonesPatrick Tardif

Mandavia Doubles

AaronMcBride • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Ankush Mandavia
Ankush Mandavia

The completes board was down {4-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and in front of an all-in Ankush Mandavia was {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

Barry Hutter had {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} in front of his stack and was counting out chips to pass to Mandavia who had secured a full double up.

Mandavia moved up to 600,000 while Hutter was still going strong on 1,100,000.

Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 1,100,000 -400,000
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 600,000 219,000

Tags: Barry HutterAnkush Mandavia

Busquet vs. Hunichen

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet

Joao Vieira folded in the hijack and Olivier Busquet opened the action with a raise to 35,000. Big blind Chris Hunichen called to see a flop. The flop fell {a-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Hunichen check-called a bet of 30,000 from Busquet.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} which paired the board and Hunichen checked again, only to call a bet of 110,000 from Busquet. The river was the {3-Hearts} and both players checked.

Hunichen showed {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} and Busquet had {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} to win the hand.

Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 1,560,000 684,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 1,110,000 -90,000

Tags: Chris HunichenJoao VieiraOlivier Busquet