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 5
Players Left

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

Day 5 Completed

Aldemir Leads, Chidwick and Kornuth in Contention After Day 5 of the 2021 WSOP Main Event

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Koray Aldemir
Koray Aldemir

Germany's Koray Aldemir leads 96 players heading into Day 6 of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino as part of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Day 5 began with 292 players looking for Main Event glory and wrapped up after ten hours of play, with Aldemir bagging the chip lead with a stack of 14,325,000.

The German high roller, who has over $3 million in WSOP lifetime earning and is after his first bracelet, leads other big stacks Ramon Colillas (12,000,000), Jonathan Dwek (10,125,000) and Zachary Mcdiarmid (9,700,000). All of them are also on the hunt for a first bracelet.

2021 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Counts Day 5

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Koray AldemirGermany14,325,000179
2Ramon ColillasSpain12,000,000150
3Jonathan DwekCanada10,125,000127
4Zachary McdiarmidUnited States9,700,000121
5Jesse LonisUnited States8,995,000112
6Roongsak GriffethUnited States8,925,000112
7Andreas KniepGermany8,515,000106
8Tonio RöderGermany8,000,000100
9Alejandro LococoArgentina7,805,00098
10Stephen GerberUnited States7,700,00096

Argentina's Alejandro Lococo will return ninth in chips on Day 6 with 7,805,000 and finds himself in prime contention to make a splash in this event. Better known under his alias "Papo MC", Lococo is a famous rapper in Argentina with over 800,000 followers on Twitter alone.

The eyes of the LATAM world will be firmly squared on the PokerStars Ambassador, who could follow up in Damian Salas' footsteps for an Argentinian back-to-back victory in this event.

GGPoker and ClubGG Online Qualifiers

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
18Roman HrabecCzech Republic6,320,00079
22Abhinav IyerIndia5,850,00073
44Vasu AmarapuUnited States3,960,00050
50Sean RagozziniAustralia3,310,00041
59Raul ManzanaresSpain2,945,00037
60Shai ArbelIsrael2,880,00036
96Niko KoopGermany250,0003

Day 5 Action

A few of poker’s biggest stars survived the day, including one-time bracelet winner Stephen Chidwick, who ended the day with 3,710,000 in chips after doubling late in the evening with ace-jack against the ace-king of George Holmes. Other big names still in contention include Chance Kornuth (5,920,000), Stephen Song (2,765,000) and Yuri Dzivielevski (2,030,000).

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Pennsylvania grinder Nicholas Rigby made quite a stir on social media from the main feature table with his unorthodox playing style, best demonstrated in two separate hands where he got involved in big pots against all-in opponents while holding deuce-three.

"Rigby is like Happy Gilmore! Everyone loves Happy Gilmore. Everyone loves Rigby. Rigby! Rigby!" a member of Rigby's rail shouted toward the end of the night. "Give him a sponsorship!"

Rigby's play worked in his favor, and he ended the day with a stack of 5,212,000.

Also of note, two women are among the 96 players remaining in the World Championship: Dragana Lim, who bagged 5,555,000 chips, and Fatima Nanji, who bagged 935,000.

Last, but certainly not least, businessman John Morgan (2,600,000) will have its fair share of people rooting for him tomorrow. Morgan, the former CEO of Winmark, is a passionate poker enthusiast and has dabbled in some of the highest-stakes action on the planet. He competed in two Big One for One Drops with a buy-in of $1M, in which he played one of the craziest hands ever live reported where he made his opponent lay down quads.

John Morgan
John Morgan will be back on Day 6

A New World Champion Will Emerge

Chris Moneymaker and Qui Nguyen were both looking to defend their Main Event titles but came up short on Day 5. Nguyen, the 2016 Main Event champion, outlasted the 2003 champ but was eliminated when he moved in with ace-queen and couldn't pull ahead of the pocket eights of Jesse Lonis, who ended the day with 8,995,000 chips.

Other notable players who made it to the fifth day of play but weren’t fortunate enough to survive to see Day 6 included Jason Koon, Matt Berkey, Marle Spragg, Conrad Simpson, Ken Aldridge and Joey Weissman.

Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker's deep run ended on Day 5.

Day 6 of the WSOP flagship event begins on Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon Pacific Time, kicking off with Level 26 with blinds at 40,000/80,000/80,000.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow with continued coverage leading up to the crowning of the eventual 2021 Main Event champion.

Tags: Chance KornuthChris MoneymakerConrad SimpsonGeorge HolmesHaralabos VoulgarisJason KoonJesse LonisJoey WeissmanJonathan DwekKen AldridgeKoray AldemirMarle SpraggMatt BerkeyNicholas RigbyNiko KoopQui NguyenRamon ColillasRaul ManzanaresRoman HrabecRoongsak GriffethSean RagozziniShai ArbelStephen ChidwickStephen GerberStephen SongVasu AmarapuYuri DzivielevskiZachary Mcdiarmid

Seat Draw For Day 6

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4561Stephen GerberUnited States7,700,00096
Amazon4562Alex GoulderUnited Kingdom4,150,00052
Amazon4563Timothy CramerUnited States1,930,00024
Amazon4564Roman HrabecCzech Republic4,370,00055
Amazon4565Austin LewisUnited States900,00011
Amazon4566Preston McEwenUnited States7,635,00095
Amazon4567George HolmesUnited States3,255,00041
Amazon4568David CabreraUnited States6,500,00081
Amazon4569Zachary McdiarmidUnited States9,700,000121
Amazon4581Jeremy JosephUnited States4,280,00054
Amazon4582Jeffrey Trudeau Jr.United States2,780,00035
Amazon4583Jacob MillsteinUnited States3,810,00048
Amazon4584Breno SilvaBrazil3,490,00044
Amazon4585Joshua FieldUnited States3,175,00040
Amazon4586Stephen SongUnited States2,765,00035
Amazon4587Nicholas RigbyUnited States5,210,00065
Amazon4588Robert MitchellUnited States4,765,00060
Amazon4589Ugur SecilmisTurkey4,050,00051
Amazon4641Denys PrydvorUkraine4,780,00060
Amazon4642Adam DuongUnited States680,0009
Amazon4643Yaniv PeretzIsrael2,810,00035
Amazon4644Behrooz JamshidiUnited States2,030,00025
Amazon4645Jonathan DwekCanada10,125,000127
Amazon4646Tyler CornellUnited States3,065,00038
Amazon4647Brian FrascaUnited States1,135,00014
Amazon4648Robert CowenUnited Kingdom1,840,00023
Amazon4649Alejandro LococoArgentina7,805,00098
Amazon4661Nick PetrangeloUnited States1,000,00013
Amazon4662Jung WooUnited States7,640,00096
Amazon4663Abhinav IyerIndia5,850,00073
Amazon4664Ronnie AbroUnited States4,450,00056
Amazon4666Vasu AmarapuUnited States3,960,00050
Amazon4667Michael NugentCanada3,815,00048
Amazon4668Jack OliverUnited Kingdom1,565,00020
Amazon4669Bryan PimlottUnited States3,080,00039
Amazon4701Tonio RoderGermany8,000,000100
Amazon4702Raul ManzanaresUnited Kingdom2,995,00037
Amazon4703Nicolas DumontFrance1,175,00015
Amazon4704Frank WeigelUnited States1,515,00019
Amazon4705Christopher TrangUnited States3,135,00039
Amazon4706Cody WiegmannUnited States1,290,00016
Amazon4707Nicolas VayssieresFrance6,610,00083
Amazon4708Heng ZhangUnited States6,050,00076
Amazon4709Bryan BraswellUnited States1,850,00023
Amazon4721Asher ConniffUnited States1,825,00023
Amazon4722Daniel SewnigUnited States1,200,00015
Amazon4723David ColemanUnited States2,760,00035
Amazon4724Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada4,920,00062
Amazon4725Mikiya KudoJapan3,240,00041
Amazon4726Josh PragerUnited States3,400,00043
Amazon4727Niko KoopGermany250,0003
Amazon4728Ramon ColillasSpain12,000,000150
Amazon4729Adam WaltonUnited States7,610,00095
Amazon4781Fatima NanjiCanada935,00012
Amazon4782Ruslan DykshteynUnited States1,400,00018
Amazon4783Matija DobricHungary2,595,00032
Amazon4784Gabriel SackUnited States1,300,00016
Amazon4785Adrian StateUnited Kingdom2,700,00034
Amazon4786Joshua Paige RemitioUnited States4,255,00053
Amazon4787Chase BianchiUnited States7,065,00088
Amazon4788Jon ShoremanUnited Kingdom2,200,00028
Amazon4789Chris VezzettiUnited States5,260,00066
Amazon4801Christopher DowlingIreland3,300,00041
Amazon4802Jake TooleUnited States1,100,00014
Amazon4803Jason OsserUnited States4,375,00055
Amazon4804Shai ArbelUnited States2,800,00035
Amazon4806Patrick WallUnited States5,775,00072
Amazon4807Hye ParkUnited States5,495,00069
Amazon4808Dragana LimUnited States5,555,00069
Amazon4809Chance KornuthUnited States5,920,00074
Amazon4841Ryan RoederUnited States2,205,00028
Amazon4842Mitchell HalversonUnited States1,360,00017
Amazon4843Jareth EastUnited Kingdom6,275,00078
Amazon4844Roman ValersteinUnited States1,890,00024
Amazon4845Daniel SwartzUnited States4,600,00058
Amazon4846Matthew JewettUnited States6,475,00081
Amazon4847Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom3,710,00046
Amazon4848Suk-Kyu Norbert KohUnited States5,775,00072
Amazon4849Ronald JensenUnited States4,680,00059
Amazon4861Eliot HudonCanada2,835,00035
Amazon4862Ehsan AmiriAustria3,070,00038
Amazon4863Sean RagozziniUnited Kingdom3,310,00041
Amazon4864Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil2,030,00025
Amazon4865John MorganUnited States2,500,00031
Amazon4866Alireza AmiriUnited States2,865,00036
Amazon4867Jesse LonisUnited States8,995,000112
Amazon4868Arkadi OnikoulUnited States5,655,00071
Amazon4869Andreas KniepGermany8,515,000106
Amazon4881Francis CruzDominican Republic4,530,00057
Amazon4882Glynn BeebeUnited States4,700,00059
Amazon4883Koray AldemirAustria14,235,000178
Amazon4884Philipe Pizzari PintoUnited States4,320,00054
Amazon4885Chris AlafogiannisCanada1,115,00014
Amazon4886Lewis SpencerUnited Kingdom5,590,00070
Amazon4887Matthew SchulteUnited States1,245,00016
Amazon4888Roongsak GriffethUnited States8,925,000112

End of Day 5 Chip Counts (full)

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
Day 8 Chip Leader
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
14,325,000 125,000
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
12,000,000 -300,000
Jonathan Dwek ca
Jonathan Dwek
10,125,000 -335,000
Zachary Mcdiarmid us
Zachary Mcdiarmid
9,700,000 -900,000
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
WSOP 2X Winner
8,995,000 -205,000
Roongsak Griffeth us
Roongsak Griffeth
8,925,000 525,000
Andreas Kniep de
Andreas Kniep
Tonio Röder de
Tonio Röder
8,000,000 600,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
7,805,000 2,405,000
Stephen Gerber us
Stephen Gerber
Jung Woo us
Jung Woo
7,640,000 290,000
Preston McEwen us
Preston McEwen
7,635,000 635,000
Adam Walton us
Adam Walton
Day 1F Chip Leader
7,610,000 -590,000
Chase Bianchi us
Chase Bianchi
WSOP 1X Winner
7,065,000 1,215,000
Nicolas Vayssieres fr
Nicolas Vayssieres
6,610,000 310,000
David Cabrera es
David Cabrera
6,500,000 1,200,000
Matthew Jewett us
Matthew Jewett
6,475,000 1,885,000
Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
6,320,000 2,460,000
Jareth East gb
Jareth East
Heng Zhang us
Heng Zhang
6,050,000 -450,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
WSOP 3X Winner
5,920,000 -1,580,000
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
5,850,000 -50,000
Patrick Wall us
Patrick Wall
5,775,000 -300,000
Norbert Koh sg
Norbert Koh
5,775,000 -1,625,000
Ark Onikul us
Ark Onikul
5,655,000 455,000

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Quads on Final Hand of the Night

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

Alejandro Lococo and Roman Valerstein were on the river. There were about 1,800,000 chips in the pot and the board showed {9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}.

Lococo bet 1,335,000 and that sent Valerstein deep into the tank. He contemplated for several minutes, so much so that by the end of it, all of the other tables had already bagged their chips for the night. All of the television cameras and spectators were waiting on Valerstein to make a move. Eventually, he called.

Lococo showed him the {4-Hearts}{4-Spades} for rivered quads which no possible hand could beat, and he took the sizable pot to add in his bag for tomorrow, where he will come back having had a restful sleep after his spectacular finish today.

Player Chips Progress
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
7,805,000 2,405,000
Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
1,890,000 -2,110,000

Shahar Eliminated by Spencer

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Ran Shahar
Ran Shahar

During the final hands of the night, Ran Shahar got his stack of around 1.7 million in and was looked up by Lewis Spencer from one seat over.

Ran Shahar: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Lewis Spencer: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop brought no additional equity for Shahar, who then spiked a gutshot straight draw on the {j-Hearts} turn. However, the {5-Clubs} river was no help for Shahar, who was eliminated in 98th place.

Player Chips Progress
Lewis Spencer gb
Lewis Spencer
5,500,000 3,975,000
Ran Shahar il
Ran Shahar

Tags: Lewis SpencerRan Shahar

Ace on the Turn Does Pring In

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

During the final stretch of the night, Weston Pring found himself all-in and at risk holding the {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Ehsan Amiri held {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} and the two were off to the races.

The {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop remained good for Pring but the {a-Spades} on the turn gave Amiri the lead. The river was neither the seven nor a diamond and Pring said his goodbyes.

Player Chips Progress
Ehsan Amiri au
Ehsan Amiri
5,850,000 -250,000
Weston Pring ca
Weston Pring

Tags: Weston PringEhsan Amiri

Kirioupoulos Gets Paid for the Turned Set

Level 25 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

The board read {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} with around 900,000 in the middle already.

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos checked in the middle position and then called the 225,000 bet of Breno Campelo in the hijack.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and both players checked to the {2-Spades} on the river. Kiriopoulos took over the initiative and bet 720,000. Campelo tanked for a while and then called but mucked when Kiriopoulos tabled the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} for the turned set.

Player Chips Progress
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
WSOP 2X Winner
9,200,000 1,800,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
4,675,000 1,475,000
Breno Campelo br
Breno Campelo
4,400,000 -510,000
Michael Nugent ca
Michael Nugent
4,100,000 1,240,000
Mikiya Kudo jp
Mikiya Kudo
3,400,000 -300,000
Ronnie Abro us
Ronnie Abro
3,150,000 -350,000
Matija Dobric hr
Matija Dobric
2,575,000 -1,455,000
Behrooz Jamshidi us
Behrooz Jamshidi
1,900,000 -1,000,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
WSOP 4X Winner
1,640,000 -270,000

Tags: Breno CampeloDemosthenes Kiriopoulos