2021 World Series of Poker

Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

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

Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Ray Henson Bags Chip Lead on Day 1 of Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante
Ray Henson
Ray Henson

A full 10 levels were completed on Day 1 of Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em that saw a total of 162 players take to the felt. By the time all was said and done, only 78 players bagged up chips with Ray Henson leading the charge. Henson ended the day with a total of 243,000 chips, the only player with a stack over 200,000.

Henson has racked up five total cashes thus far through the 2021 World Series of Poker, including a final table appearance in the $1,500 Dealer's Choice event where he finished in third place. Henson is still seeking his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet and he has put himself in a good position to get the job done.

Some other big stacks to end Day 1 include Kevin Klassen (183,500), Anna Wroblewski (146,000), Anthony Zinno (138,000), and Jesse Lonis (122,500). Zinno has already doubled his number of WSOP bracelets this year with a total of four now and is currently in second place in the Player of the Year race.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Raymond HensonUnited States243,000
2Thomas MouUnited States232,000
3Kevin KlassenUnited States183,500
4Kevin RandUnited States162,000
5JJ LiuUnited States147,500
6Anna WroblewskiUnited States146,000
7John HoangUnited States144,500
8John CavanaghUnited States143,000
9Christopher HartmanUnited States139,500
10Alex TorryUnited States139,500

Some other notables to keep an eye on heading to Day 2 are Dan Zack (121,000), Mike Matusow (96,500), Robert Campbell (76,000), Julien Martini (68,000), and defending champion Tu Dao (52,500).

By the end of late registration, there were plenty of familiar faces that took their shot with a 40,000 chip starting stack but not all were lucky enough to make it through. Some of those to hit the rail throughout the day include Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, Jeremy Ausmus, Shaun Deeb, and Ryan Leng.

The action will resume at 2 p.m. tomorrow inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The blinds will begin at 1,500/2,500 with another 10 levels on the schedule. The money bubble should be expected to burst mid-way through the day with the payouts and prize pool being confirmed by the start of play.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the updates throughout the tournament.

Tags: Anna WroblewskiAnthony ZinnoDan ZackDaniel NegreanuJeremy AusmusJesse LonisJulien MartiniMaria HoMike MatusowPhil HellmuthRay HensonRobert CampbellRyan LengShaun DeebTu Dao

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante
Amazon4021Stephanie NguyenUnited States62,500
Amazon4022Sean BerriosVirgin Islands8,000
Amazon4023Elilton GouveiaUnited States53,000
Amazon4024Anthony ZinnoUnited States138,000
Amazon4025Stephanie DaoUnited States52,500
Amazon4026Ibrahim GhazalUnited States15,000
Amazon4031Glenn CozenUnited States48,500
Amazon4032Brian AleksaUnited States26,000
Amazon4033Daniel ZackUnited States121,000
Amazon4034Daewoong SongSouth Korea99,000
Amazon4035Kalyan ChivukulaUnited States100,000
Amazon4036Joe McKeehenUnited States56,000
Amazon4041Jesse LonisUnited States122,500
Amazon4042Christopher ClaassenUnited States111,500
Amazon4043Steven KellyUnited States56,500
Amazon4044Brent MutterUnited States43,000
Amazon4045Nicholas LetsosUnited States42,000
Amazon4046Kevin SongUnited States51,000
Amazon4051Koray AldemirAustria22,000
Amazon4052Evan MelgaardUnited States96,000
Amazon4053Robert CampbellAustralia76,000
Amazon4054Dirk WenkemannGermany87,500
Amazon4055Jason SomervilleUnited States21,500
Amazon4056Albert RiccobonoUnited States80,500
Amazon4061Brian RastUnited States33,000
Amazon4062Ronnie BardahUnited States16,000
Amazon4063Dan SmithUnited States34,000
Amazon4064Kevin KlassenUnited States183,500
Amazon4065John CavanaghUnited States143,000
Amazon4066Nathan BaumUnited States106,000
Amazon4101Paul SokoloffUnited Kingdom120,500
Amazon4102Casey McCarrelUnited States57,500
Amazon4103Justin MoellerUnited States110,000
Amazon4104Joao VieiraPortugal86,500
Amazon4105Timothy LyonsUnited States32,000
Amazon4106Will BerryUnited States65,500
Amazon4111JJ LiuUnited States147,500
Amazon4112James LittleUnited States84,500
Amazon4113Ari EngelUnited States49,000
Amazon4114Christopher HartmanUnited States139,500
Amazon4115Jared WoodinUnited States99,000
Amazon4116Ivan ZuficHungary63,500
Amazon4121Raymond HensonUnited States243,000
Amazon4122Mike ThorpeUnited States94,500
Amazon4123John HoangUnited States144,500
Amazon4124Julien MartiniFrance68,000
Amazon4125Ken DengUnited States109,500
Amazon4126Eli ElezraIsrael17,000
Amazon4131Ryan HansenUnited States87,500
Amazon4132Mike MatusowUnited States91,500
Amazon4133Alex TorryUnited States139,500
Amazon4134Jerrod AnkenmanUnited States133,500
Amazon4135Arash BeralUnited States93,000
Amazon4136Joseph FahmyUnited States83,500
Amazon4141Derek BowersUnited States71,000
Amazon4142Brandon WongUnited States54,000
Amazon4143Roland IsraelashviliUnited States92,000
Amazon4144Brock ParkerUnited States83,500
Amazon4145Kosei IchinoseJapan104,000
Amazon4146Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States84,500
Amazon4191Renan BruschiBrazil30,000
Amazon4192Kenny HsiungUnited States58,000
Amazon4193Punnat PunsriThailand60,000
Amazon4194Dmitry ShunikovRussia17,500
Amazon4195Kevin RandUnited States162,000
Amazon4196Terrence ChanCanada68,500
Amazon4201Michael CoombsUnited States81,500
Amazon4202Anh Van NguyenCanada17,000
Amazon4203Anna WroblewskiUnited States146,000
Amazon4204Nick SchulmanUnited States75,000
Amazon4205Jerry WongUnited States23,000
Amazon4206Cary AugustineUnited States121,500
Amazon4211Kao Chieng SaechaoUnited States88,000
Amazon4212Thomas MouUnited States232,000
Amazon4213Mark KlecanCanada49,500
Amazon4214Christopher ChungUnited States93,000
Amazon4215Kevin EricksonUnited States81,000
Amazon4216Kris Lee SteinbachCanada77,500

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
243,000 243,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Thomas Mou us
Thomas Mou
232,000 232,000
Kevin Klassen us
Kevin Klassen
183,500 126,500
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
162,000 125,500
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
147,500 147,500
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
146,000 146,000
John Hoang us
John Hoang
144,500 144,500
John Cavanagh us
John Cavanagh
143,000 82,000
Christopher Hartman us
Christopher Hartman
139,500 139,500
Alex Torry us
Alex Torry
139,500 25,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
138,000 6,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jerrod Ankenman us
Jerrod Ankenman
133,500 133,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
122,500 122,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Cary Augustine us
Cary Augustine
121,500 121,500
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
121,000 121,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
120,500 -29,500
Christopher Claassen us
Christopher Claassen
111,500 111,500
Justin Moeller us
Justin Moeller
110,000 110,000
Ken Deng us
Ken Deng
109,500 109,500
Nathan Baum us
Nathan Baum
106,000 106,000
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
104,000 104,000
Kalyan Chivukula us
Kalyan Chivukula
100,000 100,000
Daewoong Song kr
Daewoong Song
99,000 99,000
Jared Woodin us
Jared Woodin
99,000 99,000
Evan Melgaard us
Evan Melgaard
96,000 96,000

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Somerville Nearly Doubles

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante

Jason Somerville raised it up on the button and was called by the big blind. The flop came {10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and the big blind checked to Somerville who continued with a bet. His opponent called and the {a-Diamonds} landed on the turn.

Somerville bet again and his opponent still called to see the {j-Diamonds} on the river. Somerville barrelled a third time, leaving just a few chips behind. His opponent paid him off and Somerville rolled over {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for the nut flush.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
38,000 -9,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jason Somerville

Sokoloff and Steinbach Heading in Different Directions

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante

Kris Steinbach raised from under the gun and was called by the player on his left. Paul Sokoloff re-raised from the cutoff and both of his opponents called. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{4-Hearts} and the action checked to Sokoloff who bet. Steinbach and his other opponent still called to see the {a-Spades} on the turn.

It checked to Sokoloff again and he fired in another bet. Steinbach folded this time but the other player stuck around for the {q-Clubs} on the river. Sokoloff fired one more time and his opponent thought for a moment before mucking his cards. Sokoloff showed {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} as he dragged in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
150,000 13,500
Kris Steinbach ca
Kris Steinbach
26,000 -61,500

Tags: Paul SokoloffKris Steinbach

Ausmus Joins the Rail

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante
Jeremy Ausmus
Jeremy Ausmus

There was a raise from the cutoff and Tu Dao three-bet on the button. Jeremy Ausmus four-bet from the small blind and only Dao called. The flop came {7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Ausmus stuck in his last 2,500 chips which Dao called.

Jeremy Ausmus: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Tu Dao: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Ausmus was in a good position to double up but the {8-Hearts} on the turn and the {2-Hearts} on the river gave Dao a flush, sending Ausmus to the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Tu Dao ca
Tu Dao
32,500 -39,500
Defending Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
WSOP 6X Winner
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
WSOP 3X Winner
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
WSOP 1X Winner
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho

Tags: Tu DaoJeremy Ausmus

Martini Continues to Climb

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante

Julien Martini was one of the last entries in the tournament, taking his seat with a fresh stack of 40,000 chips just over an hour ago. However, Martini has quickly put his chips to work and racked up one of the largest stacks in the field.

With the board reading {10-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, Martini had a bet in front of him and was called by the small blind and Michael Coombs in the big blind.

The river was the {8-Hearts} and the blinds checked to Martini who bet again. The small blind called and Coombs folded. Martini turned over {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for two pair and raked in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
119,000 39,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Michael Coombs us
Michael Coombs
92,000 -14,500

Tags: Michael CoombsJulien Martini

Level: 10

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 0