2021 World Series of Poker

Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty
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

Event #79: Poker Hall of Fame Bounty

Day 1 Completed

Jerry Wong Bags Big In Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em

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

After 17 levels of play, Event #79: $1,979 Poker Hall Of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold’em gathered 469 entrants to build a prize pool of $801,931 and a first place of $172,499 with only 63 making it through Day 2.

One of the big stacks finishing out the day was Marc Rivera, who bagged up 721,000. Rivera had a chip lead from the early parts of the day and only extended his lead during the bubble where he played several aggressive hands that added over 350,000 to his overall chip count. Rivera is number one on the Philippines all-time money list but has yet to collect a bracelet. Rivera will be searching for his first piece of WSOP jewelry on Thursday.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Marc RiveraPhilippines721,00072
2Jerry WongUnited States700,00070
3Payam KaramiUnited States630,00063
4Eder MurataBrazil560,00056
5Laurent PolitoFrance486,00049
6Phil ScalettaUnited States462,00046
7Abhinav IyerIndia442,00044
8Sonia ShashikhinaRussia425,00043
9Michael AcevedoCosta Rica419,00042
10Christian PhamVietnam402,00040

Another player who bagged a big stack at the end of the day was Jerry Wong, who ended the day with 700,000. Coming right off of a 10th place finish in Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha and a runner-up finish in Event #74 $2,500 Big Bet Mix as well as eight other cashes during this series, Wong will be setting up for another deep run to collect his first WSOP bracelet.

Many players came out to play, with the added bonus of collecting bounties of Hall of Famers being ever so alluring. Some of those who bagged included; Sonia Shashikhina (425,000), Maria Lampropulos (383,000), Ole Schemion (333,000), Dylan Wilkerson (240,000), Kevin Rabichow (132,000), and bracelet winner Joao Vieira (75,000).

There were eleven hall of famer bounties that were in play that included the likes of Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Eli Elezra, Barry Greenstein, Scotty Nguyen, Barbara Enright, Linda Johnson, Tom McEvoy, Jack McClelland, Phil Hellmuth, and Lyle Berman as well as one additional bounty for actor Vince Vaughn who took his seat in the tournament as well. All of them were eliminated and unable to bag Day 2.

Other players who found themselves unable to find a bag included Martin Jacobson, Damian Salas, Ryan Leng, Shaun Deeb, Jake Schwartz and Harry Lodge to name a few.

The players will return Thursday at 12 p.m. at The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante. Play will continue until there are five players remaining. Stay tuned to PokerNews to stay updated on the progression and conclusion of this tournament and many others.

Tags: Barbara EnrightBarry GreensteinDamian SalasDaniel NegreanuDoyle BrunsonDylan WilkersonEli ElezraHarry LodgeJack McClellandJake SchwartzJerry WongJoao VieiraKevin RabichowLinda JohnsonLyle BermanMarc RiveraMaria LampropulosMartin JacobsonOle SchemionPhil HellmuthRyan LengScotty NguyenShaun DeebTom McEvoyVince Vaughn

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Amazon4561Heather AlcornUnited States64,0006
Amazon4562Girish ApteUnited States132,00013
Amazon4563Sriharsha DoddapaneniIndia226,00023
Amazon4566Victor Peixoto MoreiraBrazil75,0008
Amazon4567Jerry WongUnited States700,00070
Amazon4568Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria341,00034
Amazon4569Jonathan ThermeFrance79,0008
Amazon4571Marvin KarlinsUnited States220,00022
Amazon4572Maria LampropulosArgentina383,00038
Amazon4573Phil ScalettaUnited States462,00046
Amazon4574Wilbern HoffmanUnited States129,00013
Amazon4576Gwilym EnstoneUnited States302,00030
Amazon4577Steve KarpUnited States130,00013
Amazon4578Arthur ConanFrance305,00031
Amazon4579Tyler NorrisUnited States48,0005
Amazon4581Luigi ShehadehItaly183,00018
Amazon4583Eder MurataBrazil560,00056
Amazon4584Marc RiveraPhilippines721,00072
Amazon4586Scott DaviesCanada96,00010
Amazon4587Kevin RabichowUnited States132,00013
Amazon4588Michael PanosGermany10,0001
Amazon4589Giovani TorrePortugal329,00033
Amazon4591John DolanUnited States312,00031
Amazon4592[Removed:321] HaghdoustUnited States116,00012
Amazon4593Aiman AbdelkarimUnited States120,00012
Amazon4594Lawrence WhyteUnited States248,00025
Amazon4595Artem SloitsevRussia49,0005
Amazon4596Payam KaramiUnited States630,00063
Amazon4597Igor DurselUnited Kingdom40,0004
Amazon4598Andrew MartinUnited Kingdom170,00017
Amazon4599Stephen SeffenseUnited States225,00023
Amazon4631Ronald SullivanUnited States339,00034
Amazon4632Emmanuel RapinierFrance144,00014
Amazon4633Eugene CastroUnited States234,00023
Amazon4635Peter JohnsonUnited States163,00016
Amazon4636Michael AcevedoCosta Rica419,00042
Amazon4637David LappinIreland3,0000
Amazon4638David SomersUnited States55,0006
Amazon4639Michael GathyBelgium202,00020
Amazon4641Christin MaschmannGermany37,0004
Amazon4642Christopher CullenUnited States150,00015
Amazon4643Joao VieiraPortugal75,0008
Amazon4645Yueqi ZhuUnited States74,0007
Amazon4646Sonia ShashikhinaRussia425,00043
Amazon4647Dylan WilkersonUnited States240,00024
Amazon4648Michael GloessGermany137,00014
Amazon4649Borja GrossUnited Kingdom120,00012
Amazon4651Gerald TejadaUnited States97,00010
Amazon4652Ole SchemionAustria333,00033
Amazon4653Bryce McvayUnited States204,00020
Amazon4655Matthew BingelUnited States136,00014
Amazon4656Christian PhamVietnam402,00040
Amazon4657Bin LiuUnited States348,00035
Amazon4658Laurent PolitoFrance486,00049
Amazon4659James AlexanderUnited States10
Amazon4661Benjamin UnderwoodCanada362,00036
Amazon4662Timothy FlankUnited States319,00032
Amazon4663Jacob PowersUnited States208,00021
Amazon4665Thomas ZanotUnited States127,00013
Amazon4666Sebastien ComelFrance38,0004
Amazon4667Thomas BoivinBelgium157,00016
Amazon4668Abhinav IyerIndia442,00044
Amazon4669Romain NussmannFrance56,0006

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Marc Rivera ph
Marc Rivera
721,000 201,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
700,000 120,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Payam Karami us
Payam Karami
Eder Murata br
Eder Murata
560,000 130,000
Laurent Polito fr
Laurent Polito
486,000 166,000
Phil Scaletta us
Phil Scaletta
462,000 462,000
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
442,000 172,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Sonia Shashikhina ru
Sonia Shashikhina
425,000 425,000
Michael Acevedo cr
Michael Acevedo
Christian Pham us
Christian Pham
402,000 402,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
383,000 110,000
Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
362,000 362,000
Bin Liu us
Bin Liu
348,000 348,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg
Radoslav Stoyanov
341,000 -24,000
Ronald Sullivan us
Ronald Sullivan
339,000 339,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
333,000 -27,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Giovani Torre pt
Giovani Torre
329,000 329,000
Timothy Flank us
Timothy Flank
319,000 319,000
John Dolan us
John Dolan
312,000 312,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
305,000 -255,000
Gwilym Enstone us
Gwilym Enstone
302,000 302,000
Lawrence Whyte us
Lawrence Whyte
248,000 248,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
240,000 187,000
Eugene Castro us
Eugene Castro
234,000 118,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni in
Sriharsha Doddapaneni
226,000 -24,000

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Yoshimichi Falls Short of The Money

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

Makoto Yoshimichi shoved all-in preflop for about 100,000 from middle position and Payam Karami called on the button, covering him.

Makoto Yoshimichi: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Payam Karami: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Karami eliminated Yoshimichi on the stone bubble with a pair of jacks.

Player Chips Progress
Payam Karami us
Payam Karami
630,000 90,000
Makoto Yoshimichi jp
Makoto Yoshimichi

Tags: Payam KaramiMakoto Yoshimichi

Konnikova Eliminated Short of the Money

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

Maria Konnikova was all-in on the big blind and three additional callers saw a flop, including Laurent Polito in the small blind.

The flop came out {3-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Polito bet 10,000 which the other two players called.

The turn came an {8-Diamonds} and Polito sized up to 37,000 which elicited two folds and the cards were turned up.

Maria Konnikova: {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Laurent Polito: {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}

Polito had flopped trip-fours which was good against Konnikova's pair of threes. She was drawing dead before the {9-Diamonds} river completed the board and the total number of remaining was moved down to 72 players.

Player Chips Progress
Laurent Polito fr
Laurent Polito
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova

Tags: Maria KonnikovaPolito Laurent

Doddapaneni Makes The Call

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

Marc Rivera bet 100,000 on a board reading {8-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} putting Doddapaneni to the test for his tournament life. Doddapaneni went deep into the tank before finally flicking in the call.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Marc Rivera: {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

The river was {6-Clubs} and Doddapaneni scored the double up with king high.

Player Chips Progress
Marc Rivera ph
Marc Rivera
520,000 -230,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Sriharsha Doddapaneni in
Sriharsha Doddapaneni
250,000 250,000

Tags: Marc RiveraSriharsha Doddapaneni