2021 World Series of Poker

Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,200,000 / 2,400,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Day 1b Completed

Steve Foutty Among Leaders After Day 1b of WSOP Main Event

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Steve Foutty
Steve Foutty

A wild day 1b of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship is in the books, as yet another chapter in this illustrious tournament’s history unfolded.

The day attracted 845 entries and ended with 611 players left.

The chip leader at the end of Day 1b was Las Vegas local Steve Foutty, who bagged 287,000 after trending steadily upwards toward the end of the night. Foutty has already had a fairly successful WSOP with five cashes so far.

A few of the other big stacks to end the night include; ClubGG qualifier Matthew Traylor who bagged 279,500 and Keegan Westover who ended with 230,700, thanks in large part to a wild hand in which he spiked a king on the flop to crack aces. He could have had even more had queens not folded preflop in the same hand.

The day included many highlights, with many well-known player's able to navigate their way to a bag. They include; Ronnie Bardah who finished with 139,600, Stephen Chidwick (124,900), Kevin Gerhart (112,400), Mike Matusow (56,500) and Justin Bonomo. The former Big One for One Drop champion had a rough go of it for much of the day, failing to gain any real traction, but nevertheless is still alive with a short stack of 18,900.

Craig Varnell also survived the day with 51,800, but this amount will feel like a lot more to him having been as low as 9,000 in the last level of the night, before spinning it back up just under starting stack.

2021 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Chip Stacks After Day 1b

1Steve FouttyUnited States287,000
2Matthew TraylorUnited States279,500
3Maxime CanevetUnited States277,000
4Justin GarciaUnited States243,500
5Kayvon ShahbazUnited States238,500
6Keegan WestoverUnited States230,700
7Kevin RasorUnited States228,900
8Aaron EarthmanUnited States226,800
9Jonathan WilliamsUnited States225,100
10Jean GuilletteCanada223,200

Even though over 60% of the field advanced to Day 2ab, there were many who could not survive and ended up hitting the rail before the end of the day. Including two-time WSOP Main Event champion Johnny Chan who was eliminated early in the day by two-pair, Ryan Depaulo and John Racener hit the rail in the middle part of the day. The last level of the night claimed the Main Event lives of Brian Rast who lost a big flip, Nick Schulman via set over set and of Shaun Deeb who could not climb out of the short stack hole he was in all day.

The survivors of Day 1b will now have a lengthy break before they return to action on Tuesday November 9th at 11 a.m. local time where they will combine with the Day 1a and Day 1d survivors for Day 2abd.

The next starting flight, Day 1c will begin at 11 a.m. local time with the same five two-hour level structure as the first two starting days. PokerNews will have all the coverage once again.

Tags: Craig VarnellJohn RacenerJohnny ChanJustin BonomoKevin Gerhartmain eventMatthew TraylorMike MatusowNick SchulmanRonnie BardahShaun DeebStephen ChidwickSteve FouttyWSOP

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Player Chips Progress
Steve Foutty us
Steve Foutty
Day 1B Chip Leader
287,000 -18,000
Matthew Traylor us
Matthew Traylor
279,500 104,500
Maxime Canevet fr
Maxime Canevet
277,000 277,000
Justin Garcia us
Justin Garcia
243,500 -1,500
Kayvon Shahbaz us
Kayvon Shahbaz
238,500 28,500
Keegan Westover us
Keegan Westover
230,700 -23,300
Kevin Rasor us
Kevin Rasor
228,900 228,900
Aaron Earthman us
Aaron Earthman
226,800 226,800
Jonathan Williams us
Jonathan Williams
225,100 173,100
Jean Guillette ca
Jean Guillette
223,200 223,200
Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
220,300 220,300
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
WSOP 1X Winner
213,900 213,900
Justin Arnwine us
Justin Arnwine
213,700 19,700
Andjelko Andrejevic rs
Andjelko Andrejevic
212,800 212,800
Eugene Chung us
Eugene Chung
210,500 1,500
Robert Valden us
Robert Valden
207,000 207,000
Timo Kamphues de
Timo Kamphues
201,100 46,100
Brent Roberts us
Brent Roberts
196,100 36,100
Jonathan Lawson us
Jonathan Lawson
195,700 32,700
Jessica Cai us
Jessica Cai
Day 3 Chip Leader
193,000 -112,000
Ivan Uzunov bg
Ivan Uzunov
191,200 191,200
Francisco Estrada us
Francisco Estrada
190,500 22,500
Schahin Ghiai us
Schahin Ghiai
189,900 99,900
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
189,000 -26,000
Mark Aridgides us
Mark Aridgides
188,500 43,500

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Matusow "Sick" to His Stomach

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante

Mike Matusow lost an 80,000 chip pot to an opponent with a straight flush and relayed the details.

According to Matusow, he flopped a set of eights and bet 2,500 on a {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{x-} board. His opponent raised to 7,500, and Matusow shoved all in. His opponent called for around 40,000 with {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and hit a straight flush on the {6-Diamonds} turn.

"I just want this day to end. I'm so aggravated right now. I'm sick to my stomach," a frustrated Matusow said.

"I worked all day long to get to 100,000."

Player Chips Progress
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
WSOP 4X Winner
50,000 -10,000

Tags: Mike Matusow

Matusow and Barzantny in the Same Table Battling Out

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Wojtek Barzantny
Wojtek Barzantny

The action was picked up on the river with the board showing {6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}.

Both Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Wojtek Barzantny were involved in the pot.

Matusow checked to Barzantny and he bet 3,600. Matusow quickly mucked his hand.

Barzantny scooped in the pot and two well-known pros are at the same table.

Player Chips Progress
Wojtek Barzantny at
Wojtek Barzantny
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
WSOP 4X Winner
60,000 -26,000

Tags: Mike MatusowWojtek Barzantny

Stepuchin Loses to Molter, Keeps Drinking

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante

Frank Stepuchin and Paul Molter went heads-up to a flop of {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}. Molter bet 10,000 from the big blind and Stepuchin called on the button.

Molter checked the {4-Spades} turn and Stepuchin, standing up from his seat, bet another 10,000. Molter called and both players checked the {a-Diamonds} river.

Molter showed the {k-Clubs}{5-Spades} for a five-high flush. "You've got me pipped," Stepuchin said, showing the {2-Spades}.

Stepuchin played the hand with no fewer than two alcoholic drinks in front of him and had two more delivered just as the hand was finishing.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Molter us
Paul Molter
Frank Stepuchin us
Frank Stepuchin
30,000 -5,000

Tags: Frank StepuchinPaul Molter

Tequila Shots, Great Folds at Table 466

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante

The entire table at Table 466 in Amazon Purple had just finished taking tequila shots when the under the gun player opened and Bart Lybaert defended in the small blind.

Lybaert checked on the flop reading {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts} and his opponent bet 5,000. Lybaert raised to 12,500 and encouraged his inebriated opponent to fold.

"I'm not bluffing — would I do that to a friend?" Lybaert said sympathetically.

The opponent believed Lybaert's story and folded {j-}{j-} face-up. It ended up being a great laydown as Lybaert showed {10-}{10-} for top set.

Player Chips Progress
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
215,000 35,000

Tags: Bart Lybaert

Rich Keeps Up the Pressure

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante
Angelina Rich
Angelina Rich

With a completed board reading {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{j-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and approximately 20,000 in the middle, Angelina Rich put out a big bet of 30,000.

The bet represented most of her opponents' remaining chips and they sent their hand into the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Angelina Rich au
Angelina Rich
145,000 38,000

Tags: Angelina Rich

Garcia Gets Kings and a Knockout

Level 5 : 300/600, 600 ante

Justin Garcia opened the action to 1,400. He was called by the player on the button but when it was the big blinds turn to act he put in a three-bet to 6,600.

Garcia four-bet to 15,000. The player on the button folded. The player in the big blind moved all-in after some consideration. Garcia snap-called having his opponent covered.

Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Justin Garcia: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Garcia's pocket kings remained to best hand to eliminate his opponent nearing the end of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Justin Garcia us
Justin Garcia
245,000 245,000