2021 WSOP Day 10: Brian Yoon Hunting for Fourth Bracelet

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Day 10 of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, saw the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino hosting five action-packed events with two players awarded bracelets.

Bradley Jansen found his first taste at WSOP gold on Saturday after he shipped Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em for $313,403. Later in the evening, John Monnette claimed his fourth WSOP bracelet after winning the Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $245,680.

In other news, WSOP bracelet winner Stephen Song bagged the most of the 607 Day 1b survivors in the Millionaire Maker,, three-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon is near the top of the pack in Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, and Jose Paz leads the 18 Day 1 survivors in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.

Keep reading to discover what went down in the events that are currently in play.

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Stephen Song Bags Millionaire Maker Day 1b Chip Lead

Stephen Song
Stephen Song

Day 1b of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker has concluded. It attracted a field of 2,762 entries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and only 607 bagged up chips for Day 2.

Stephen Song bagged the Millionaire Maker Day 1b chip lead with 431,000. Song already has one bracelet and will be looking for number two in the next couple of days.

Some notable stacks include Maria Konnikova (243,000), Sonia-Veronika Shashikhina (233,000), Asher Conniff (198,000).

Millionaire Maker Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Stephen Song United States 431,000 172
2 Michael Nia United States 405,500 162
3 Clement Van Driessche France 397,000 159
4 Russell Clayton United States 394,500 158
5 Boris Akopov United States 347,000 139
6 Sebastien Comel France 338,000 135
7 Nabil Cardoso Spain 337,000 135
8 Pierre Calamusa France 337,000 135
9 Kou Vang United States 334,000 134
10 Hayato Nagasawa Japan 330,000 132

The tournament advances to Day 2 on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Read up on Day 1b and follow to see who will win the Millionaire Maker here

Brian Yoon Headlines Final Twelve in Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball

Brian Yoon
Brian Yoon

The penultimate day of Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball began with 104 players remaining, all looking to bag up a stack at the end of the night and keep their hope alive for that coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the $134,390 in cash that comes along with it. After ten 60-minute levels of play, the action was down to a dozen hopefuls still in contention for the title, with Jason Daly (1,595,000) leading the pack.

Second in chips and attempting to add a fourth WSOP gold bracelet to his collection is Brian Yoon (1,080,000). He is no stranger to running deep in WSOP events and will look to use his experience as he works his way towards a victory.

Meanwhile, Gary Benson (935,000) and Joao Vieira (435,000) are in contention for their second bracelets, while Mike Gorodinsky (130,000) has his eyes on his third bracelet.

A few notable bracelet winners that made the money, but did not make it to the final day included Johannes Becker (13th place), Carol Fuchs (15th place), and Nicholas Seiken (19th place).

Please join us on Sunday here at PokerNews for live updates throughout the tournament or live here at the Rio in the Amazon room at 2:00 p.m. local time where we will play down to an eventual winner!

Five hands of Badugi remain to be played and the button on both tables will be in the three-seat. The limits will be 25,000/50,000 upon restart and the seat assignments for the final two tables are as follows.

Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball Day 3 Seat Draw

Table Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Bets
406 1 Hal Rotholz United States 455,000 9
406 2 Aaron Rogers United States 1,025,000 21
406 3 Carlos Rodriguez United States 675,000 14
406 4 Gary Benson Australia 935,000 19
406 5 Vladimir Peck United States 870,000 17
406 6 Mike Gorodinsky United States 130,000 3
414 1 Brian Yoon United States 1,080,000 22
414 2 Jason Daly United States 1,595,000 32
414 3 Venkata Tayi United States 390,000 8
414 4 Brian Tate United States 475,000 10
414 5 Joao Vieira Portugal 435,000 9
414 6 Michael Trivett United States 750,000 15

Find out if Yoon can secure WSOP bracelet #4

Jose Paz Leads 18 Runners At End of First Day of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

Jose Paz
Jose Paz

Bolivia’s Jose Paz leads the 18 players who made it through ten hours of play in Day 1 of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a stack of 341,000. Paz, who is after his first WSOP bracelet, is trailed by fellow big stacks Jason Gola, 292,500, Adam Friedman, 291,000, and Anthony Zinno, 282,500.

A total of 46 runners entered on Day 1, though registration will remain open until the beginning of Day 2. Other players who made it to the end of Day 1 include James Chen, David “ODB” Baker, Jack McClelland, and Ari Engel, who is fresh off of winning Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chips
1 Jose Paz Bolivia 341,000 
2 Jason Gola United States 292,500 
3 Adam Friedman United States 291,000 
4 Anthony Zinno United States 282,500 
5 Thomas Butler United States 195,500 
6 Jack McClelland United States 178,500 
7 Matt Grapenthien United States 168,500 
8 James Chen Taiwan 152,000 
9 Paul Mangine United States 150,000 
10 Julien Martini France 132,000

There were a number of big names in the field who didn’t manage to make Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb and Scott Seiver. Other players in the field included Brandon Shack-Harris, Steven Albini, Chris Vitch, and Ken Aldridge.

Day 2 will commence on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. local time and levels will increase to 90 minutes in duration. Day 2 will include a 60-minute dinner break after Level 14 and will break after seven levels of play.

Read up on Day 1 and follow to see who will win the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship here


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