2021 WSOP Online MSPT Riverside
Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,000,000
Players 407

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 60,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Rudolph Increases Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 41: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Christian Rudolph raised to 1,000,000 from the button and Chris Hunichen called.

They both checked through the {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{q-Diamonds} on the flop to the {j-Hearts} on the turn. Hunichen check-called the 1,775,000 bet of Rudolph.

The river completed the board with the {k-Diamonds} and Hunichen checked for the last time. Rudolph bet 3,025,000 which Hunichen called with the {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two pair but Rudolph held {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the Broadway to increase his chip lead.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 28,696,792 7,450,000
us
Chris Hunichen
us 12,003,208 -7,450,000

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai Eliminated in 3rd Place ($979,138)

poolshir • Level 41: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Pillai Busts in 3rd for $979,138
Pillai Busts in 3rd for $979,138

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai shoved from the button for 6,415,460 and was called by Chris Hunichen in the big blind with the bigger stack.

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Chris Hunichen: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The flop came {10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for both of them to hit top pair.

The turn was the {j-Spades} for Pillai to pick up the open-ended straight draw but Hunichen picked up the gutshot to a higher straight.

The river completed the board with the {6-Diamonds} for Pillai to bust in third place for $979,138.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 21,246,792 550,000
us
Chris Hunichen
us 19,453,208 6,615,460
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us Busted

Hunichen Bets on the River

poolshir • Level 41: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Christian Rudolph raised to 1,200,000 from the small blind and Chris Hunichen defended his big blind.

The flop came {j-Spades}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, Rudolph bet 841,500 which Hunichen called.

They both checked through the {7-Spades} on the turn to the {4-Hearts} on the river. Rudolph checked but then let his hand go when Hunichen bet 1,680,000.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 20,696,792
us
Chris Hunichen
us 12,837,748
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 7,165,460
Level:
41
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000

Rudolph Over 22 Million

poolshir • Level 40: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai raised to 980,000 from the small blind and Christian Rudolph defended his big blind.

They both checked through the {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} on the flop to the {4-Hearts} on the turn. Pillai bet 691,350 and Rudolph called.

The river completed the board with the {6-Spades} and Pillai checked for the last time but folded when Rudolph bet 1,147,641.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 22,788,292 3,995,650
us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,696,248 -1,659,300
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 7,215,460 -2,336,350

Higher Kicker for Pillai

poolshir • Level 40: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante

Christian Rudolph raised to 700,000 from the button and Shankar "Saquon" Pillai defended his big blind.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts}, Pillai check-called the 564,300 bet of Rudolph.

They both checked through the {9-Hearts} on the turn to the {q-Spades} on the river. They both checked again for Pillai to pick up the pot with {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for two pair the king-kicker as Rudolph held {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for the same two pair but lower kicker.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 18,792,642 -1,834,300
us
Chris Hunichen
us 12,355,548 -880,000
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 9,551,810 2,714,300

Aleksejs Ponakovs Eliminated in 4th Place ($719,700)

poolshir • Level 40: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante
Ponakovs Busts in 4th for $719,700
Ponakovs Busts in 4th for $719,700

Aleksejs Ponakovs shoved from the small blind for his last 695,201 and was called by Christian Rudolph in the big blind.

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Christian Rudolph: {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades} for Ponakovs to double up with the turned straight.

The next hand, Ponakovs raised to 1,225,000 from the button for Rudolph to three-bet to 2,800,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded but Ponakovs called for the 300,402 he had left.

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Christian Rudolph: {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for Rudolph to bust Ponakovs in fourth place for $719,700.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 20,626,942 4,170,201
us
Chris Hunichen
us 13,235,548 350,000
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 6,837,510 -2,285,000
lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv Busted

Hunichen Flops a Full House to Crack Aces

poolshir • Level 40: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante
Ponakovs vs Hunichen
Ponakovs vs Hunichen

Aleksejs Ponakovsl limped in from the button and Christian Rudolph completed his small blind for Chris Hunichen to check in the big blind.

They all checked through the {8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop to the {2-Spades} on the turn. Rudolph checked again, Hunichen bet 55,000 which only Ponakovs called.

The river completed the board with the {3-Spades}, Hunichen bet 1,605,000 which Ponakovs called with {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}. Hunichen tabled {10-Hearts}{8-Spades} for the flopped full house to leave Ponakovs even shorter.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 16,456,741 90,000
us
Chris Hunichen
us 12,885,548 2,850,000
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 9,122,510 -90,000
lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 2,235,201 -2,850,000

Ponakovs Holds the Shortest Stack

poolshir • Level 40: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante

Shankar "Saquon" Pillai completed his small blind and then called the 975,000 raise of Aleksejs Ponakovs in the big blind.

They both checked through the {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{j-Clubs} to the {8-Spades} on the turn. Pillai bet 1,225,000 for Ponakovs to fold.

de
Christian Rudolph
de 16,366,741 -2,140,000
us
Chris Hunichen
us 10,035,548 -255,000
us
Shankar "Saquon" Pillai
us 9,212,510 3,850,000
lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
lv 5,085,201 -1,455,000
Level:
40
Blinds:
175,000/350,000
Ante:
45,000