2021 World Series of Poker

Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1b
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
2,500,000 / 5,000,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1b Completed

Robert Brobyn Bags Massive Stack of Over 5 Million on Day 1b of The Reunion

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Robert Brobyn
Robert Brobyn

Day 1b of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em has concluded. The second flight drew a field of 4,455 entries, a significant increase from yesterday during Day 1a of this $5,000,000 guarantee tournament. Only 204 of them survived the flight and will return for Day 2 on Monday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time, where they will mix with the surviving players of Day 1a and the upcoming Day 1c.

Robert Brobyn bagged the top stack of 5,015,000 chips partly thanks to a run he went on at the end of the day where he accumulated a large number of chips. In one hand he got queens in against jacks and held, and in another, he found an ace while holding ace-king over kings.

A selection of the other notable stacks heading into Day 2 include Darryl Ronconi (2,030,000), Jeremy Wien (1,640,000), Barry Greenstein (745,000), and Roland Israelashvili (620,000).

Some of the players who fell short of bagging a stack include Shaun Deeb, Qui Nguyen, Dan Shak, Matt Berkey, and Ryan Depaulo. However, they will have an opportunity to play in the final starting flight if they choose to with Day 1c starting on Sunday at 10 a.m. local time.

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Tags: Barry GreensteinDarryl RonconiJeremy WienRobert BrobynRoland Israelashvili

Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Robert Brobyn us
Robert Brobyn
5,015,000 -5,000
Jon Lindquist us
Jon Lindquist
Tyler Jamison us
Tyler Jamison
3,040,000 440,000
Faisal Siddiqui us
Faisal Siddiqui
Aaron Hintz us
Aaron Hintz
Jared Ambler us
Jared Ambler
2,450,000 -200,000
Ya Yun Liu us
Ya Yun Liu
2,445,000 -155,000
Ryan Messick us
Ryan Messick
Elvis Toomas us
Elvis Toomas
2,375,000 2,375,000
Sasa Ikac ie
Sasa Ikac
John Gorsuch us
John Gorsuch
WSOP 1X Winner
Jared Hemingway us
Jared Hemingway
Nicholas Velentzas us
Nicholas Velentzas
Bryan Purtle us
Bryan Purtle
Darryl Ronconi us
Darryl Ronconi
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
2,005,000 1,977,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Randy Rhee us
Randy Rhee
1,990,000 890,000
Alfredo Leonidas us
Alfredo Leonidas
WSOP 1X Winner
Robert Poggio us
Robert Poggio
Mark Strodl us
Mark Strodl
Mark Pascual us
Mark Pascual
Milad Hajihabib us
Milad Hajihabib
Steven Karp us
Steven Karp
Paul Kelly us
Paul Kelly
Mark Lilomaiava us
Mark Lilomaiava
1,765,000 1,555,000

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Brobyn Scoops Massive Pot to End the Night

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Robert Brobyn
Robert Brobyn

After a series of raises, Robert Brobyn had his opponent all-in before the flop and both players had tabled their hands.

Opponent: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Robert Brobyn: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Brobyn wasn't at risk but his opponent was for roughly 1,700,000 and Brobyn was looking to spike an ace. The dealer fanned a flop of {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} giving Brobyn the lead with a pair of aces, and the board completed with the {6-Hearts} on the turn and the {2-Clubs} on the river. Brobyn eliminated his opponent and took a massive chip lead going into Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Robert Brobyn us
Robert Brobyn
5,020,000 2,320,000

Tags: Robert Brobyn

Diamonds are Ambler's Best Friend

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante

Jared Ambler had a player all-in and at risk for their remaining 600,000 chips. Another player was thinking about coming along as well but folded, showing {a-Diamonds}{q-}.

Opponent: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Jared Ambler: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The flop was {k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} giving Ambler a flush draw. The {j-Diamonds} came on the turn but the hand wasn't over. The {4-Diamonds} completed the board to eliminate a player and give the pot to Ambler.

Player Chips Progress
Jared Ambler us
Jared Ambler

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Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
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Gomez Finds Straight

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante

With around 200,000 in the pot and a flop of {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, a player bet 100,000, Aaron Gomez jammed for 280,000, and another player raised to 755,000, which caused the other player to fold and show he let go of {k-}{q-}.

Aaron Gomez: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Gomez was looking to complete his straight and he indeed did so on the {6-Clubs} turn. The meaningless {3-Spades} river completed the board and Gomez took the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Aaron Gomez us
Aaron Gomez
885,000 885,000

Spahiu Doubles

Level 22 : 25,000/50,000, 50,000 ante
Renato Spahiu
Renato Spahiu

Renato Spahiu went all-in from the small blind over a button raise to 325,000. The button called, and the hands were tabled.

Renato Spahiu: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Button: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Spades} and Spahiu's two pair was good for the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Renato Spahiu us
Renato Spahiu
740,000 160,000