2021 World Series of Poker

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Players 1023

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1023
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $400 NL Hold’em Ultra Deepstack [2x Re-entry]
Day 1 Completed

Pete Chen Wins Online Event #3: WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack ($82,559)

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Pete Chen
Pete Chen

It took just over 12 hours for Pete Chen to overcome a 1,023-player field and claim his first WSOP gold bracelet in Online Event #3: WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack. Chen defeated "Selvastar7" heads-up and took home $82,559 for his efforts.

Chen is a regular WSOP.com grinder and just recently came off a $5,025 score in July after getting 18th place in WSOP.com Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Today's victory marks a career-high online score for Chen, who will add to his $579,059 in previous tournament earnings.

Players began the day with over 1,000 big blinds, but as a result of the event's turbo-like structure, eliminations came fast and furious. It took approximately 8 hours to go from 1,023 entries (including 334 rebuys) to 248 players and burst the money bubble. From that point, the field dwindled to fewer than 100 players just one hour after the money bubble burst.

Notables who managed to cash include Noam "Lokass27" Muallem, Ryan "Protential" Laplante, Chad "Alienprobed" Eveslage, Shawn "clairvoyant" Kjetland, and Daniel "Dnegs" Negreanu, who lost a flip late in the day to get eliminated in 45th place.

Online Event #3: WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Pete ChenTaiwan$82,559
2"Selvastar7"Mexico$50,903
3Todd "Google_Man" RodenbornUnited States$36,639
4"Meliano34"United States$26,624
5"Exclusive25"United States$19,589
6stuckonluck7United States$14,557
7Robert "420ish" ThomasUnited States$10,942
8Amit "rocketsbaby" MakhijaUnited States$8,304
9"fisherman702"United States$6,399

The final table began with an average stack of just about 20 big blinds and "Selvastar7" in the chip lead. As expected, the shorter stacks fell in short order, with Chen and "Selvastar7" responsible for five final-table eliminations between them.

Chen was able to enter head-ups with an over 2-1 chip lead, thanks largely to his eliminations of "Meliano34" and Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn — both of whom Chen eliminated after getting all-in with the worst of it and spiking a pair.

Chen was able to maintain his chip lead throughout the heads-up battle and eventually got "Selvastar7" to commit his stack all-in preflop with a dominated ace. "Selvastar7" managed to take the lead on the flop, but a fateful jack on the river paired Chen's ace-jack and awarded him the victory.

That's a wrap here at Event #3: WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack. Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you full coverage of both live and online 2021 WSOP events!

"Selvastar7" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($50,903)

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Blinds 400000/800000/80000

In what would be the last hand of the tournament, "Selvastar7" limped on the button and Pete "PeteChen" Chen shoved, which was enough to put "Selvastar7" all in for their last 15 million behind. "Selvastar7" tanked, but eventually decided to call.

"Selvastar7": {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Pete "PeteChen" Chen: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Chen had "Selvastar7" dominated and the {q-Spades}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} runout sealed the deal — eliminating "Selvastar7" in 2nd place.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Pete "PeteChen" Chen TW
Pete "PeteChen" Chen
TW 67,850,000 21,635,000
Selvastar7 MX
Selvastar7
MX Busted

Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn Eliminated in 3rd Place ($36,639)

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Blinds 300000/600000/60000

A short-stacked Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn got all-in prelfop against Pete "PeteChen" Chen and was at risk.

Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Pete "PeteChen" Chen: {q-Spades}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts} and just as he did in the previous elimination hand, Chen flopped a pair. Rodenborn was eliminated in 3rd place.

Pete "PeteChen" Chen TW
Pete "PeteChen" Chen
TW 46,215,000 13,459,000
Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn us
Todd "Google_Man" Rodenborn
us Busted

"Meliano34" Eliminated in 4th Place ($26,624)

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Blinds 300000/600000/60000

A short-stacked "Meliano34" got all-in preflop against Pete "PeteChen" Chen and was at risk.

"Meliano34": {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Pete "PeteChen" Chen: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and the five on the flop meant "Meliano34" was knocked out in 4th place.

Pete "PeteChen" Chen TW
Pete "PeteChen" Chen
TW 32,756,000 6,756,000
Meliano34 US
Meliano34
US Busted