Day 5 Completed
Day 5 Completed
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
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Zachary Mcdiarmid||United States||9,700,000||121|
|5||Jesse Lonis||United States||8,995,000||112|
|6||Roongsak Griffeth||United States||8,925,000||112|
|10||Stephen Gerber||United States||7,700,000||96|
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
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|18||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||6,320,000||79|
|44||Vasu Amarapu||United States||3,960,000||50|
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).
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.
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.
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.
|Amazon||456||1||Stephen Gerber||United States||7,700,000||96|
|Amazon||456||2||Alex Goulder||United Kingdom||4,150,000||52|
|Amazon||456||3||Timothy Cramer||United States||1,930,000||24|
|Amazon||456||4||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||4,370,000||55|
|Amazon||456||5||Austin Lewis||United States||900,000||11|
|Amazon||456||6||Preston McEwen||United States||7,635,000||95|
|Amazon||456||7||George Holmes||United States||3,255,000||41|
|Amazon||456||8||David Cabrera||United States||6,500,000||81|
|Amazon||456||9||Zachary Mcdiarmid||United States||9,700,000||121|
|Amazon||458||1||Jeremy Joseph||United States||4,280,000||54|
|Amazon||458||2||Jeffrey Trudeau Jr.||United States||2,780,000||35|
|Amazon||458||3||Jacob Millstein||United States||3,810,000||48|
|Amazon||458||5||Joshua Field||United States||3,175,000||40|
|Amazon||458||6||Stephen Song||United States||2,765,000||35|
|Amazon||458||7||Nicholas Rigby||United States||5,210,000||65|
|Amazon||458||8||Robert Mitchell||United States||4,765,000||60|
|Amazon||464||2||Adam Duong||United States||680,000||9|
|Amazon||464||4||Behrooz Jamshidi||United States||2,030,000||25|
|Amazon||464||6||Tyler Cornell||United States||3,065,000||38|
|Amazon||464||7||Brian Frasca||United States||1,135,000||14|
|Amazon||464||8||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||1,840,000||23|
|Amazon||466||1||Nick Petrangelo||United States||1,000,000||13|
|Amazon||466||2||Jung Woo||United States||7,640,000||96|
|Amazon||466||4||Ronnie Abro||United States||4,450,000||56|
|Amazon||466||6||Vasu Amarapu||United States||3,960,000||50|
|Amazon||466||8||Jack Oliver||United Kingdom||1,565,000||20|
|Amazon||466||9||Bryan Pimlott||United States||3,080,000||39|
|Amazon||470||2||Raul Manzanares||United Kingdom||2,995,000||37|
|Amazon||470||4||Frank Weigel||United States||1,515,000||19|
|Amazon||470||5||Christopher Trang||United States||3,135,000||39|
|Amazon||470||6||Cody Wiegmann||United States||1,290,000||16|
|Amazon||470||8||Heng Zhang||United States||6,050,000||76|
|Amazon||470||9||Bryan Braswell||United States||1,850,000||23|
|Amazon||472||1||Asher Conniff||United States||1,825,000||23|
|Amazon||472||2||Daniel Sewnig||United States||1,200,000||15|
|Amazon||472||3||David Coleman||United States||2,760,000||35|
|Amazon||472||6||Josh Prager||United States||3,400,000||43|
|Amazon||472||9||Adam Walton||United States||7,610,000||95|
|Amazon||478||2||Ruslan Dykshteyn||United States||1,400,000||18|
|Amazon||478||4||Gabriel Sack||United States||1,300,000||16|
|Amazon||478||5||Adrian State||United Kingdom||2,700,000||34|
|Amazon||478||6||Joshua Paige Remitio||United States||4,255,000||53|
|Amazon||478||7||Chase Bianchi||United States||7,065,000||88|
|Amazon||478||8||Jon Shoreman||United Kingdom||2,200,000||28|
|Amazon||478||9||Chris Vezzetti||United States||5,260,000||66|
|Amazon||480||2||Jake Toole||United States||1,100,000||14|
|Amazon||480||3||Jason Osser||United States||4,375,000||55|
|Amazon||480||4||Shai Arbel||United States||2,800,000||35|
|Amazon||480||6||Patrick Wall||United States||5,775,000||72|
|Amazon||480||7||Hye Park||United States||5,495,000||69|
|Amazon||480||8||Dragana Lim||United States||5,555,000||69|
|Amazon||480||9||Chance Kornuth||United States||5,920,000||74|
|Amazon||484||1||Ryan Roeder||United States||2,205,000||28|
|Amazon||484||2||Mitchell Halverson||United States||1,360,000||17|
|Amazon||484||3||Jareth East||United Kingdom||6,275,000||78|
|Amazon||484||4||Roman Valerstein||United States||1,890,000||24|
|Amazon||484||5||Daniel Swartz||United States||4,600,000||58|
|Amazon||484||6||Matthew Jewett||United States||6,475,000||81|
|Amazon||484||7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||3,710,000||46|
|Amazon||484||8||Suk-Kyu Norbert Koh||United States||5,775,000||72|
|Amazon||484||9||Ronald Jensen||United States||4,680,000||59|
|Amazon||486||3||Sean Ragozzini||United Kingdom||3,310,000||41|
|Amazon||486||5||John Morgan||United States||2,500,000||31|
|Amazon||486||6||Alireza Amiri||United States||2,865,000||36|
|Amazon||486||7||Jesse Lonis||United States||8,995,000||112|
|Amazon||486||8||Arkadi Onikoul||United States||5,655,000||71|
|Amazon||488||1||Francis Cruz||Dominican Republic||4,530,000||57|
|Amazon||488||2||Glynn Beebe||United States||4,700,000||59|
|Amazon||488||4||Philipe Pizzari Pinto||United States||4,320,000||54|
|Amazon||488||6||Lewis Spencer||United Kingdom||5,590,000||70|
|Amazon||488||7||Matthew Schulte||United States||1,245,000||16|
|Amazon||488||8||Roongsak Griffeth||United States||8,925,000||112|
The remaining 96 players have bagged and tagged their chips. Full counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
Alejandro Lococo and Roman Valerstein were on the river. There were about 1,800,000 chips in the pot and the board showed .
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 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.
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.
The flop brought no additional equity for Shahar, who then spiked a gutshot straight draw on the turn. However, the river was no help for Shahar, who was eliminated in 98th place.
During the final stretch of the night, Weston Pring found himself all-in and at risk holding the . Ehsan Amiri held and the two were off to the races.
The flop remained good for Pring but the on the turn gave Amiri the lead. The river was neither the seven nor a diamond and Pring said his goodbyes.
The board read 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 and both players checked to the 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 for the turned set.