2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Defending Champion Hellmuth Advances to Final Day of $5,000 Turbo

will_shill • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

After 608 entries made it the biggest $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo event in World Series of Poker history, just 44 players are left, all in with a shot of winning a bracelet in the last event of the summer.

Headlining Day 2 will undoubtedly be defending champion and winner of a record 15 WSOP bracelets Phil Hellmuth. After securing a 193rd place finish in the Closer for $3,500 earlier in the day, Hellmuth balanced his presenting duties on the ESPN Main Event final table broadcast with playing in the event he won 12 months ago.

This is Hellmuth's 12 cash of the summer, with the Poker Brat and the rest of the field already having guaranteed themselves $10,382, but all will be eyeing the $606,562 first prize that awaits the winner tomorrow.

The chip leader is Liran Twito with 1,452,000 and looks to be the only player over a million. Another big stack is Lars Kamphues (960,000), while Kristen Bicknell has 882,000 after eliminating Ludovic Geilich with only a couple of hands left in the day.

Other big stacks include Tony Dunst (747,000), Luke Graham (700,000), Carl Shaw (699,000) and 2019 bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker, who bagged 643,000 and also advanced to Day 2.

YearFieldWinnerFirst Prize
2018452Phil Hellmuth$485,082
2017505Christopher Brammer$527,555
2016524Ankush Mandavia$548,139
2015454Kevin MacPhee$490,800

Day 1 Recap

The pace of eliminations was fast throughout Day 1 with the fast structure incentivising players to jump in early. Players seated for the 'shuffle up and deal' included 2019 bracelet winners Stephen Chidwick, Juha Helppi, David "ODB" Baker and Anatolii Zyrin.

The money bubble was reached in Level 18, with Kevin Eyster and Loni Harwood both doubling on the bubble. The unfortunate bubble boy was Ray Qartomy who got it in good with pocket aces against pocket nines, but two nines on the flop gave Kolev quads and Qartomy was eliminated.

Notable eliminations in the money included David Peters (92nd - $7,396), Yueqi Zhu (84th - $7,396), Lauren Roberts (78th - $7,798), Danny Tang (77th - $7,798), Tom Franklin (74th - $7,798), Brian Yoon (62nd - $9,243), Christoph Vogelsang (55th - $9,243) and Juha Helppi (53rd - $10,382)

Day 2 resumes at noon on July 16th with the tournament playing down to a winner on the final day of the 2019 World Series of Poker. Join PokerNews as we crown the final bracelet winner of the year!

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinBrian YoonChristoph VogelsangDanny TangDavid PetersJuha HelppiKevin EysterLauren RobertsLoni HarwoodPhil HellmuthRay QartomyStephen ChidwickTom FranklinYueqi Zhu

Day 2 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4431Jeremy PekarekUnited States134,0007
Amazon4432Pat LyonsUnited States254,00013
Amazon4433Pete ChenTaiwan211,00011
Amazon4434Brock ParkerUnited States254,00013
Amazon4435Boris KolevBulgaria632,00032
Amazon4436Timothy MilesUnited States188,0009
Amazon4437Rami MornelUnited States308,00015
Amazon4438Michael MizrachiUnited States225,00011
Amazon4439Farid JattinUnited States328,00016
Amazon4441David "ODB" BakerUnited States643,00032
Amazon4442Luke GrahamUnited States706,00035
Amazon4443Liran TwitoIsrael1,452,00073
Amazon4444Joe CadaUnited States415,00021
Amazon4445Karen SarkisyanRussia681,00034
Amazon4446Peter BragliaUnited States192,00010
Amazon4447Kevin EysterUnited States308,00015
Amazon4448Tony DunstUnited States747,00037
Amazon4449Ryan HughesUnited States142,0007
Amazon4501Kristen BicknellCanada882,00044
Amazon4502Robert BrobynUnited States365,00018
Amazon4504Shankar PillaiUnited States729,00036
Amazon4505Aaron MermelsteinUnited States201,00010
Amazon4506Eric FroehlichUnited States214,00011
Amazon4507Mike MatusowUnited States246,00012
Amazon4508Carl ShawUnited Kingdom699,00035
Amazon4509Vlad DarieRomania206,00010
Amazon4511Jeremy AusmusUnited States354,00018
Amazon4512Yuwen PanChina354,00018
Amazon4513Caufman TalleyUnited States590,00030
Amazon4514Phachara WongwichitAustralia254,00013
Amazon4515Darryll FishUnited States344,00017
Amazon4516Camille BrownUnited States157,0008
Amazon4517Jared SolomonUnited States121,0006
Amazon4518Jim McCrinkUnited States114,0006
Amazon4519Phil HellmuthUnited States301,00015
Amazon4571Brian AltmanUnited States216,00011
Amazon4572Jordan CristosUnited States748,00037
Amazon4573Samuel GanzfriedUnited States172,0009
Amazon4574Anatoly FilatovRussia520,00026
Amazon4575Jonathan LittleUnited States478,00024
Amazon4576Alexandru PapazianRomania276,00014
Amazon4577Jin LiChina225,00011
Amazon4578Lars KamphuesGermany960,00048
Amazon4579Will BerryUnited States714,00036

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 1,452,000 92,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 960,000 115,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 882,000 182,000
Jordan Cristos us
Jordan Cristos
us 748,000 748,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 747,000 -13,000
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
us 729,000 729,000
Will Berry us
Will Berry
us 714,000 564,000
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
us 706,000 376,000
Carl Shaw gb
Carl Shaw
gb 699,000 569,000
Karen Sarkisyan ru
Karen Sarkisyan
ru 681,000
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 643,000 194,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 632,000 134,000
Caufman Talley us
Caufman Talley
us 590,000 590,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 520,000 316,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 478,000 258,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 415,000 175,000
Robert Brobyn us
Robert Brobyn
us 365,000 365,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 354,000 -16,000
Yuwen Pan cn
Yuwen Pan
cn 354,000 354,000
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 344,000 319,000
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
co 328,000 328,000
Rami Mornel us
Rami Mornel
us 308,000 308,000
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
us 308,000 -22,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 301,000 201,000
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro 276,000 146,000

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Four More Hands

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

The tournament clock has been paused and four more hands need to be played before the remaining players will be able to bag and tag their chips for the final day.

Kamphues Eliminates Peck

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

Michael Peck was seen getting up from his chair as he failed to win his last all-in from the cutoff as he was covered by Lars Kamphues in the big blind.

Michael Peck: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Lars Kamphues: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board read {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for Kamphues to flop a set and eliminate Peck in 49th place.

Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
de 845,000 311,000
Michael Peck US
Michael Peck
US Busted

Tags: Lars KamphuesMichael Peck

Loosli Loses it All to Dunst

poolshir • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Sylvain Loosli (earlier this summer)
Sylvain Loosli (earlier this summer)

Tony Dunst raised from the cutoff and Sylvain Loosli shoved his last chips in from the button. The blinds folded and Dunst called.

Sylvain Loosli: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Tony Dunst: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} to not change the situation.

The turn was the {q-Hearts} to now give Loosli one last out to stay alive as an eight on the river would mean that they would chop the pot but the river completed the board with the {j-Spades} instead for Loosli to be sent home in 52nd place.

Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
il 1,360,000 835,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 760,000 557,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr Busted
Nick DePalma us
Nick DePalma
us Busted
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi Busted
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr Busted

Tags: Sylvain LoosliTony Dunst


Vogelsang Eliminated by Mizrachi

will_shill • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Christoph Vogelsang earlier int he summer
Christoph Vogelsang earlier int he summer

Action was on a {10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} river between Christoph Vogelsang, who had bet 12,000, and Michael Mizrachi, who had raised to 191,000. This was enough to put his opponent all in.

"I call and I'm wrong, and everyone will think I'm the worst player in the world..." said Vogelsang out loud.

Eventually, Vogelsang called.

"Wheel," said Mizrachi showing {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Vogelsang turned over {j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a rivered pair of threes and was eliminated.

Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 525,000 210,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de Busted

Tags: Christoph VogelsangMichael Mizrachi