2021 World Series of Poker

Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
j7
Prize
$243,981
Event Info
Buy-in
$25,000
Prize Pool
$1,346,625
Entries
57
Level Info
Level
60
Blinds
80,000 / 160,000
Ante
0
Players Info - Day 1
Entries
57
Players Left
16

Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Day 1 Completed

Koon Advances; Field Set for Round of 16 in Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Level 25 : 10,000/20,000, 0 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

A total of 57 players ponied up the hefty $25,000 buy-in for Event #11: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. In this star-studded field, eight players will make the money, with the winner set to take home $243,981.

Day 1 played through 2 rounds of the bracket-style tournament, with 16 players surviving to advance to Day 2. Notable players to advance include GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon, PokerGO founder Cary Katz, Dan Zack, Jimmy D’Ambrosio, Jake Daniels, Galen Hall, and Johannes Becker.

PlacePrize
1st$243,981
2nd$150,790
3rd-4th$89,787
5th-8th$36,820

To start the day, players were given a random draw, with seven players given a bye. The other 50 players would automatically cash for $25,000 with a win.

The opening round had many exciting matchups, highlighted by a more than four-hour slugfest between Bertrand Grospellier and Jimmy D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio ultimately emerged victorious to bring the play-in round to a close.

For the Round of 32, there was a table redraw to set the final bracket. Some of the matchups included Nick Petrangelo vs. Dan Zack, Seth Davies vs. Jake Daniels, and Jonathan Jaffe vs. David Peters.

The Round of 16 will resume at 2 p.m. local time, with a 7 p.m. restart for the Round of 8.
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Level: 25

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 0

Katz Gets Value

Level 24 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
Cary Katz vs Dimitar Danchev
Cary Katz vs Dimitar Danchev

Dimitar Danchev raised to 32,000 and Cary Katz called.

The flop came {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Katz check-called a bet of 20,000.

On the turn {a-Clubs}, Katz led for 31,500 and Danchev called.

The river brought the {k-Spades}, Katz bet 39,000 and Danchev called again.

Katz turned over {k-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for kings and deuces and he dragged the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
445,000
85,000
85,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
155,000
-85,000
-85,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Cary KatzDimitar Danchev

Shevlyakov Defeats Vieira

Level 24 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
Joao Vieira vs Aleksandr Shevlyakov
Joao Vieira vs Aleksandr Shevlyakov

Joao Vieira was covered when Aleksandr Shevlyakov shoved before the flop. Vieira called.

Joao Vieira: {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Aleksandr Shevlyakov: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} and the nines held to send Shevlyakov to the Round of 16.

Player Chips Progress
Aleksandr Shevlyakov us
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
600,000
100,000
100,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Busted
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax

Tags: Aleksandr ShevlyakovJose Vieira

Level: 24

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 0

Vieira Gets Caught Bluffing

Level 23 : 6,000/12,000, 0 ante

Aleksandr Shevlyakov limped in on the button and Joao Vieira checked his option. The flop came {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Vieira checked to Shevlyakov who bet 12,000. Vieira check-raised to 42,000 and Shevlyakov called.

The turn brought the {a-Clubs} and Vieira led out for 55,000. Shevlyakov still called and the {6-Diamonds} completed the board. Vieira thought for nearly three minutes before announcing a bet of 94,000. Shevlyakov quickly flicked in a chip to call.

Vieira showed {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds} as a bluff and Shevlyakov rolled over {a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for two pair.

Player Chips Progress
Aleksandr Shevlyakov us
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
500,000
205,000
205,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
100,000
-205,000
-205,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax

Tags: Joao VieiraALEKSANDR SHEVLYAKOV