Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack drew 4,527 entries and generated a prize pool of $2,309,280 paying the top 680 players who are guaranteed at least $960 and a top prize of $281,604.
Just five players survived from the Day 2 opening field of 216 players after 12 hours of play with Zhi Wu heading to Wednesday's final table as the chip leader with 46,100,000 chips. Chrishan Sivasundaram (31,500,000) is closest on Wu's tail with Ryan Chan (29,200,000) not too far behind.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Zautra (15,000,000) and Ari Mezrich (13,900,000) round out the final five.
2021 WSOP Event #8 Final Five Players
The tournament drew past bracelet winners such as Asi Moshe, Joey Weissman, and Craig Varnell, but all of them exited the tournament before the final table.
The final five return to Day 3 on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. to battle it out for the coveted gold bracelet. The blinds will be 800,000/1,600,000/1,600,000.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.
There are only five players remaining which means they are all currently bagging their chips for Day 3 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. at 4:00 PM.
Zhi Wu raised in early position to 6,000,000 and the action folded around to Alexander Tafesh who only had 5,000,000 left and he called made the call.
Tafesh was a favorite and the flop changed nothing when it came . The on the turn meant Tafesh was only one card away from doubling up but the river was the , giving Wu a pair of nines. Tafesh was eliminated in 6th Place for $59,466.
Amalim Onyia was in the big blind and short on chips. Chrishan Sivasundaram raised in the small blind putting Onyia all-in, he called.
The board ran out and Sivasundaram sent Onyia packing with a pair of fives.
Amalim Onyia raised in early position to 3,500,000 and Ryan Chan shoved all-in for 13,000,000 total. The action folded back around to Onyia who made the call.
It was a coin flip situation and the flop came out , missing both players but giving Onyia a gutshot straight draw to go along with his over-cards. The turn and river were no help though leaving Onyia short-stacked.
Alexander Tafesh raised under the gun to 3,500,000 and the action folded around to Amalim Onyia in the big blind. Onyia grabbed his chips with both hands looking like he was going to move all-in at the same time Tafesh grabbed a stack of chips to make it look like he was going to snap-call. Onyia instantly pulled his hands back and started talking, "You gonna call me that fast?"
After another 30-seconds he decided to rip all of the chips into the center and Tafesh's cards hit the muck.
Ryan Chan went all in from early position and Zhi Wu called in late postion.
The board ran out and Chan secured a double up with the nut flush.