2021 World Series of Poker

Event #83: $1,500 The Closer
Day: 1b
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Event #83: $1,500 The Closer

Day 1b Completed

Alex Kulev Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in Event #83: $1,500 The Closer

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Alex Kulev
Alex Kulev

Day 1b in Event #83: $1,500 The Closer has come to an end with the second of the two opening flights attracting 1,101 entrants with 166 players making the money with a minimum payout being $2,400. After a long fourteen hours of play, only 38 players remained in Day 1b.

Day 1a had a total of 802 players to bring the total field up to 1,903 for a $2,540,505 prize pool. Day 2 will witness 63 players return with 25 players surviving on Day 1a.

Alex Kulev had an impressive run on Day 1b to not only end on top of the second flight's leaderboard with 2,685,000 in chips but will also enter Day 2 as the overall chip leader.

Meanwhile, Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (2,425,000), Marc Lange (1,320,000), Leo Margets (1,300,000) and Steven Steinmetz (1,300,000) all bagged top five chip stacks on Day 1b.

The Closer Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Alex KulevIreland2,685,00090
2Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaGeorgia2,425,00081
3Marc LangeUnited States1,320,00044
4Steven SteinmetzUnited States1,300,00043
5Leo MargetsSpain1,300,00043
6Ryan RiessUnited States1,070,00036
7Yuval BronshteinIsrael1,010,00034
8Michael WangUnited States1,010,00034
9Jonathan BorensteinUnited States960,00032
10Mitchell HalversonUnited States930,00031

Five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, recent three-time WSOP bracelet winner Chance Kornuth, two-time bracelet winner Bertrand Grospellier, and bracelet winner David Jackson all battled on Day 1b only to come up empty-handed.

All remaining players who bagged will return for Day 2 on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. noon local time in the Amazon room with the dinner break to be determined Sunday starting at Level 23 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 and a big blind ante of 30,000. There will be 15-minute breaks every four levels and the tournament is scheduled to play down to a winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

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

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierChance KornuthDavid JacksonLeo MargetsShaun Deeb

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Amazon4561Rainer KempeGermany705,00024
Amazon4562Minkyun KimSouth Korea650,00022
Amazon4563Melanie PittardUnited States580,00019
Amazon4564Jameel HarrisUnited States685,00023
Amazon4565Peter HengsakulUnited States235,0008
Amazon4566Ben PalmerUnited States920,00031
Amazon4567Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaGeorgia2,425,00081
Amazon4568Cherish AndrewsUnited States600,00020
Amazon4569Wooram ChoSouth Korea360,00012
Amazon4571Bin LiuUnited States200,0007
Amazon4572Ryan SnyderCanada275,0009
Amazon4573Ryan RiessUnited States1,070,00036
Amazon4574Dimitar DanchevPLOVDIV, BG1,635,00055
Amazon4575Ian ModderCanada330,00011
Amazon4576David LappinIreland480,00016
Amazon4577Alex KulevIreland2,685,00090
Amazon4578Danny IllingworthUnited States290,00010
Amazon4579Joao SimaoBrazil630,00021
Amazon4581Edvin SetaghianUnited States455,00015
Amazon4582Landon TiceUnited States330,00011
Amazon4583Z SteinUnited States520,00017
Amazon4584Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom1,250,00042
Amazon4585Jeffrey TanouyeUnited States250,0008
Amazon4586Brett ApterUnited States505,00017
Amazon4587Stephen SongUnited States545,00018
Amazon4588Hugo NazarArgentina520,00017
Amazon4589Edgardo RosarioPuerto Rico705,00024
Amazon4631Kartik VedIndia835,00028
Amazon4632Ruslan RogozhynUkraine300,00010
Amazon4633Ken WeinsteinUnited States875,00029
Amazon4634Sebastian GahlGermany420,00014
Amazon4635Sonia ShashikhinaRussia290,00010
Amazon4636Steven SteinmetzUnited States1,300,00043
Amazon4637Martins AdeniyaUnited Kingdom1,190,00040
Amazon4638Patrik CiklaminiSlovakia570,00019
Amazon4639Kevin KungUnited States915,00031
Amazon4641Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece805,00027
Amazon4642Leo MargetsSpain1,300,00043
Amazon4643Osman IhlamurGermany1,765,00059
Amazon4644DJ BuckleyUnited States485,00016
Amazon4645Pedro NevesPortugal685,00023
Amazon4646Benjamin UnderwoodCanada505,00017
Amazon4647Michael RodriguesPortugal590,00020
Amazon4648Jonathan BorensteinUnited States960,00032
Amazon4649James Morgan (CAN)Canada705,00024
Amazon4651Michael WangUnited States1,010,00034
Amazon4652Shant MarashlianUnited States485,00016
Amazon4653Wesley BeldingUnited States1,620,00054
Amazon4654Melanie WeisnerUnited States280,0009
Amazon4655Dan StancerUnited Kingdom320,00011
Amazon4656Marc LangeUnited States1,320,00044
Amazon4657Christopher BattenfieldUnited States320,00011
Amazon4658Yuval BronshteinIsrael1,010,00034
Amazon4659Jeff ShulmanUnited States470,00016
Amazon4701Gergely KulcsarUnited States1,200,00040
Amazon4702Daniel JamesUnited Kingdom385,00013
Amazon4703Aleksandr ShevliakovRussia710,00024
Amazon4704Marshall WhiteUnited States850,00028
Amazon4705Ofer WexlerIsrael585,00020
Amazon4706Arturo SeguraUnited States450,00015
Amazon4707James AlexanderUnited States210,0007
Amazon4708Mitchell HalversonUnited States930,00031
Amazon4709Kenny HallaertBelgium1,250,00042

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
2,685,000 1,755,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya ge
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya
2,425,000 2,425,000
Marc Lange de
Marc Lange
1,320,000 1,320,000
Steven Steinmetz us
Steven Steinmetz
1,300,000 1,252,000
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
1,300,000 250,000
Winamax Team Pro
WSOP 1X Winner
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
1,070,000 1,070,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
1,010,000 290,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
1,010,000 60,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Jonathan Borenstein us
Jonathan Borenstein
960,000 960,000
Mitchell Halverson us
Mitchell Halverson
930,000 280,000
Kevin Kung us
Kevin Kung
915,000 915,000
Marshall White us
Marshall White
Kartik Ved in
Kartik Ved
835,000 835,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Aleksandr Shevliakov ru
Aleksandr Shevliakov
710,000 710,000
James Morgan (CAN) ca
James Morgan (CAN)
705,000 705,000
Pedro Neves pt
Pedro Neves
685,000 685,000
Cherish Andrews us
Cherish Andrews
600,000 600,000
Michael Rodrigues pt
Michael Rodrigues
590,000 590,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Melanie Pittard us
Melanie Pittard
580,000 580,000
Hugo Nazar ar
Hugo Nazar
520,000 520,000
Z Stein us
Z Stein
520,000 520,000
Benjamin Underwood ca
Benjamin Underwood
505,000 505,000
Brett Apter us
Brett Apter
505,000 505,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Shant Marashlian us
Shant Marashlian
485,000 -230,000
DJ Buckley us
DJ Buckley
485,000 90,000

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Play Ended

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante

Play for Day 1b has ended for the night and players will return tomorrow at 12 noon for Day 2.

Three More Hands

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament director has announced three more hands will be played before the remaining players bag for the night.

Queens for Margets

Level 22 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Leo Margets
Leo Margets

A player under the gun went all-in for about 150,000 in chips and was quickly called by Leo Margets to put him at risk for his tournament life.

Under the gun: {10-Spades}{9-Spades}
Leo Margets: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades} ran out on the board and Margets eliminated another player from the field putting her with over 1 million in chips late in Day 1b.

Player Chips Progress
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
1,050,000 530,000
Winamax Team Pro
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Leo Margets

Level: 22

Blinds: 10,000/25,000

Ante: 25,000

Morgan Picks Up Cowboys in Three-Way All-in

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

A player in middle position opened to 40,000 and the cutoff jammed. The button called off his remaining 205,000, James Morgan called off his 275,000 in the big blind, and the player in middle position folded.

Button: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
James Morgan: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Cutoff: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts} to keep the kings in front and send the pot to Morgan, while the button player made his way to the payout desk.

Player Chips Progress
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
820,000 820,000

Kornuth Amoung the Chip Leaders

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth was spotted in a big hand with the board showing {7-Hearts}{j-Spades}{a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The pot was already about 190,000 in chips and action was Chance who bet 140,000.

The only other player in the hand made the call to look up Kornuth and he showed {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The other player mucked and Kornuth took down the big pot with his two-pair.

Player Chips Progress
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
750,000 350,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Chance Kornuth