2021 World Series of Poker

Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Day: 1
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Pinhao Takes Early Pot

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

With 5,000 in the middle on a board of {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} at the turn, Filipe Pinhao in the big blind and the early position player checked, the button bet 1,500 and was raised by Pinhao to 4,000. The early position player folded but the button made the call.

The {j-Hearts} landed on the river and the Portuguese player continued the aggression to the tune of 8,000. The button folded and Pinhao dragged in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Filipe Pinhao pt
Filipe Pinhao

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Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Day 1 Completed

Ryan Gibson Bags Massive Chip Lead on Day 1 of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Ryan Gibson
Ryan Gibson

Day 1 of Event #28 $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed has come to an end after nearly 14 hours of play. The starting field of 1,069 players was trimmed all the way down to 59 by end of the wild day and night of four-card action.

Bagging the chip lead was Ryan Gibson who bagged a whopping 1,940,000, a full 600,000 more than second place and more than double some of the top five stacks. He caught fire the last few levels, started to amass a massive stack and there was nothing his opponents could do about it.

He eliminated several players who had previously had large stacks such as David Prociak and Kevin Eyster, before they met their untimely end at the hands of Gibson. Gibson has no recorded poker results to speak of thus far, but finds himself in prime position to change that with a bang.

Second in chips to end the night was Alexander Yen, chipleader for much of the final levels before Gibson’s meteoric ascent. He ended the night with a substantial 1,314,000 in chips.

Top 10 Stacks

Chip PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Ryan GibsonUnited States1,940,000
2Alexander YenUnited States1,314,000
3Jonathan ThermeFrance1,033,000
4Dylan WeismanUnited States937,000
5Michael PerroneUnited States750,000
6Casey CarrollUnited States680,000
7Craig ChaitUnited States664,000
8Tegnear ButlerUnited States553,000
9Gabe RamosUnited States550,000
10Youness BarakatItaly539,000

The only other player to end the night with over 1 million was Jonathan Therme with 1,033,000. Dylan Weisman finished the night fourth in chips with 937,000 after he briefly held the chip lead late in the night. Bracelet winner Michael Perrone rounded out the top five nightly stacks with 750,000.

A few other notable players to find a bag were Georgios Sotiropoulos (474,000), Jungwoong Park (154,000) and Joseph Cheong (454,000), who was short -tacked for the final few levels but managed to spin it up to a healthy amount to ready himself for a potential deep run on Day 2.

Unsurprisingly, there were several players who did not find a bag and were eliminated. The top 161 players ended up with a money finish, and some of those who finished in the money included Ryan Laplante, Daniel Negreanu and Adam Owen.

Day 2 will kick off at 12 p.m. local time at Level 18. Blinds will increase to 60 minutes in length and the plan is to play from 59 all the way down to the final five.

PokerNews will provide blow-by-blow action of this event from start to finish, so stay turned for more Pot-Limit Omaha action from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Tags: Adam OwenAlexander YenDaniel NegreanuDavid ProciakDylan WeismanGeorgios SotiropoulosJonathan ThermeJoseph CheongJungwoong ParkKevin EysterMichael PerroneRyan GibsonRyan Laplante

Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4011Thida LinUnited States232,00023
Amazon4012Jungwoong ParkHong Kong154,00015
Amazon4013Gregory GengeCanada117,00012
Amazon4014Adrian TroyaPanama223,00022
Amazon4015Samantha PerrymanUnited States106,00011
Amazon4017Casey CarrollUnited States680,00068
Amazon4018Georgios SotiropoulosGreece474,00047
Amazon4021Khaled Al-KhatibUnited States179,00018
Amazon4022Joseph CheongUnited States454,00045
Amazon4023Shawn VanceUnited States318,00032
Amazon4024Stewart PerrymanUnited States110,00011
Amazon4025Jonathan ThermeFrance1,033,000103
Amazon4027Robert AerensonUnited States462,00046
Amazon4028Tim VanlooUnited States509,00051
Amazon4031DID NOT REPORT 1United States10
Amazon4032Richie AllenUnited Kingdom65,0007
Amazon4033Pedro NevesUnited States374,00037
Amazon4034Baldorj GelenkhuuUnited States240,00024
Amazon4035Craig ChaitUnited States664,00066
Amazon4036Herman StevensUnited States369,00037
Amazon4037Lucas PoelkerUnited States398,00040
Amazon4071Eddie BryantUnited States228,00023
Amazon4072David WangAustralia151,00015
Amazon4073Raymond WaltonUnited States142,00014
Amazon4074Benedikt EberleUnited States216,00022
Amazon4075Gabe RamosUnited States550,00055
Amazon4076Ran NivIsrael250,00025
Amazon4077Kosei IchinoseJapan436,00044
Amazon4078Brady RedingtonUnited States391,00039
Amazon4081Tulio MizutaBrazil46,0005
Amazon4082Youness BarakatUnited States539,00054
Amazon4083Dylan WeismanUnited States937,00094
Amazon4084Peter OhUnited States304,00030
Amazon4085Southisak SeunsomUnited States138,00014
Amazon4086Joseph LamkinUnited States244,00024
Amazon4087Tegnear ButlerUnited States553,00055
Amazon4088Christopher BoedekerUnited States123,00012
Amazon4091Will BerryUnited States96,00010
Amazon4092Michael PerroneUnited States750,00075
Amazon4093Chase FujitaUnited States202,00020
Amazon4094Jordan SiegelUnited States168,00017
Amazon4095Darius StuddardUnited States196,00020
Amazon4096Veerachai VongxaiburanaUnited States502,00050
Amazon4098Ryan GibsonUnited States1,940,000194
Amazon4101Everett CarltonUnited States244,00024
Amazon4102James TianUnited States414,00041
Amazon4103Manan BhandariUnited States499,00050
Amazon4104Leonard SandeUnited States380,00038
Amazon4105Bryan MiconUnited States176,00018
Amazon4106Mark LiedtkeUnited States201,00020
Amazon4107Ryan Smith (CAN)Canada187,00019
Amazon4108Curtis MullerCanada138,00014
Amazon4111Corey HochmanUnited States149,00015
Amazon4112Justin LeeUnited States93,0009
Amazon4113Jason StockfishUnited States464,00046
Amazon4114Karen SarkisyanRussia478,00048
Amazon4115Igor ZektserUnited States184,00018
Amazon4117Alexander YenUnited States1,314,000131
Amazon4118Thomas ZanotUnited States130,00013

Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ryan Gibson us
Ryan Gibson
1,940,000 -610,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Alexander Yen us
Alexander Yen
1,314,000 1,314,000
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
1,033,000 476,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dylan Weisman us
Dylan Weisman
937,000 -26,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
750,000 295,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
680,000 680,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
664,000 114,000
Tegnear Butler us
Tegnear Butler
553,000 505,000
Gabe Ramos us
Gabe Ramos
550,000 5,000
Youness Barakat it
Youness Barakat
539,000 539,000
Tim Vanloo at
Tim Vanloo
509,000 509,000
Veerachai Vongxaiburana us
Veerachai Vongxaiburana
502,000 502,000
Manan Bhandari us
Manan Bhandari
499,000 -83,000
Karen Sarkisyan ru
Karen Sarkisyan
478,000 478,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr
Georgios Sotiropoulos
474,000 134,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
464,000 189,000
Robert Aerenson us
Robert Aerenson
462,000 462,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
454,000 69,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
436,000 436,000
James Tian us
James Tian
414,000 414,000
Lucas Poelker us
Lucas Poelker
398,000 398,000
Brady Redington us
Brady Redington
391,000 391,000
Leonard Sande us
Leonard Sande
380,000 380,000
Pedro Neves pt
Pedro Neves
374,000 374,000
Herman Stevens us
Herman Stevens
369,000 369,000

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Flopped Set No Good for Teliani

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

Nohad Teliani jammed for her last 11,000 in early position and the action folded around to Leonard Sandy in the small blind who raised to 20,000. Eddie Byrant called in the big blind, building a side pot.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Sandy continued for 20,000 and Bryant made the call. Both players checked on the {6-Spades} turn and the river was the {8-Hearts}. Sandy fired again, this time for 30,000 and Bryant quickly folded.

Teliani tabled {a-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} which flopped a set of sevens and rivered a small straight but Sandy tabled {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} for a straight to the ten and scooped the entire pot while eliminating Teliani.

Player Chips Progress
Leonard Sandy us
Leonard Sandy
Eddie Bryant us
Eddie Bryant
238,000 -112,000
Nohad Teliani ca
Nohad Teliani

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Gibson Calls River, Swells Stack

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

Action was on the turn with a pot of about 170,000 in the middle. The board read {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}. Ryan Gibson called the bet of 150,000 form his opponent after a tank.

The river came the {10-Diamonds}. Gibson had another decision to make as his opponent bet again this time for 370,000. Gibson thought for quite a while, playing with his chips before calling.

His opponent tabled the {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{x-}. "Just a pair?" confirmed Gibson and tabled the winner with the {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} two-pair and took down the huge pot to increase his chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Gibson us
Ryan Gibson
2,550,000 1,410,000
Day 1 Chip Leader

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Bryant Eliminates Worker

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

After a series of raises preflop, Greg Worker was at risk against Eddie Bryant for a little over 120,000.

Greg Worker: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Eddie Bryant: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

Worker had run into Bryant's aces and the board came {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, giving both players a set but Bryant's set meant Worker was heading to the payout desk.

Player Chips Progress
Eddie Bryant us
Eddie Bryant
Greg Worker us
Greg Worker

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Bhandari Fires Twice

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

Jonathan Therme raised under the gun and the action folded around to Manan Bhandari who defended the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Bhandari led out for 21,000, which Therme called.

On the {9-Spades} turn, Bhandari dropped a stack of 5,000 chips and a couple of 1,000 chips on top for a total of 67,000. Therme looked puzzled and eventually decided on letting the hand go.

Player Chips Progress
Manan Bhandari us
Manan Bhandari
582,000 57,000
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
557,000 67,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jonathan Therme