Event #83: $1,500 The Closer

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $2,540,505
Players 1,903

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 800,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 63

Gahl Eliminates Two in Two Hands

BrandonBloom • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

On a completed board of {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, Martins Adeniya had his remaining 660,000 in against Sebastian Gahl. Gahl had the nuts with {q-Hearts}{10-Spades} and knocked out Adeniya.

On the next hand, Ruslan Rogozhyn jammed his 175,000 stack in from middle position and Gahl isolated from the cutoff.

Ruslan Rogozhyn: {k-Spades}{4-Spades}
Sebastian Gahl: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

Rogozhyn's fate was quickly decided as the board ran out {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{8-Hearts} to send him to the payout desk.

Sebastian Gahl de
Sebastian Gahl
de 2,000,000 1,580,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb Busted
Ruslan Rogozhyn ua
Ruslan Rogozhyn
ua Busted


BrandonBloom • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
WSOP Bracelet
WSOP Bracelet

The payouts for the 63 players who returned to Day 2 are below. The eventual winner will be taking home $376,850, in addition to the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.

Place Prize
1 $376,850
2 $232,920
3 $172,855
4 $129,460
5 $97,865
6 $74,680
7 $57,525
8 $44,740
9 $35,131
10-11 $27,860
12-13 $22,310
14-15 $18,045
16-18 $14,740
19-27 $12,165
28-36 $10,145
37-45 $8,550
46-54 $7,280
55-63 $6,265

Big Slick for Weinstein

connorrichards • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Martins Adeniya opened in middlle position and Ken Weinstein flat-called in the small blind, as did the big blind.

Weinstein and the big blind checked on the {5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop and Adeniya continued with a bet of 60,000. Weinstein then check-raised to 250,000 and only Adeniya called.

Weinstein bet 350,000 on the {10-Clubs} turn and his opponent tanked for several minutes.

"I'm happy to get it in if you want to get it in," Weinstein told his opponent. "But the action is on you."

Weinstein eventually called the clock and Adeniya was given 30 seconds to act. He folded about 10 seconds into the countdown.

Weinstein asked his opponent if he wanted to see his hand and then turned over {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} for top pair.

Ken Weinstein us
Ken Weinstein
us 1,300,000 425,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 850,000 -340,000

Final Day of Event #83: $1,500 The Closer Begins at Noon

Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

The second and final day of Event #83: $1,500 The Closer is set to begin at noon local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The total prize pool is $2,540,505 and out of 1,903 total entrants, only 63 players remain. On Day 1a, 802 players started the day and only 25 ended the day, with Osman Ihlamur bagging the chip lead with 1,765,000 chips. On Day 1b, 1,101 players started the day and only 38 ended the day, with Alex Kulev bagging the overall chip lead of 2,685,000.

Other notables still in the field include Chris Moorman (1,250,000), Kenny Hallaert (1,250,000), Ryan Riess (1,070,000), Michael Wang (1,010,000), Yuval Bronshtein (1,010,000), Stephen Song (535,000), Landon Tice (330,000), and Melanie Weisner (280,000).

The day will begin on level 23 with blinds at 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante. Levels are 30 minutes in length, and there will be a 15-minute break every four levels. The plan is to play down to a winner, so stay tuned to see who closes in on the coveted gold bracelet.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Tags: Chris MoormanKenny HallaertLandon TiceMelanie WeisnerMichael WangOsman IhlamurRyan RiessStephen SongYuval Bronshtein

Event #83: $1,500 The Closer
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