2021 World Series of Poker Main Event: 6,360 Entries Made Through Six Starting Flights

The 2021 Globe Series of Casino poker $10,000 no-limit hold ’em centerpiece began with the initial of six starting trips on Thursday, Nov. 4. Online poker’s world champion was originally slated to have 4 starting days for players to pick from, but 2 more were added just a couple of weeks prior to the large dance got underway. These additional trips remained in reaction to information of the united state’s easing of international travel constraints beginning on Nov. 8.

The starting trips ranged from Nov. 4-9. When all was claimed and done, a total amount of 6,360 entrances were made. This would be enough to make this the 13th-largest centerpiece in terms of field, but there is still plenty of time for the last number of entrances to climb higher. Late registration is open through the end of degree 7, a number of hrs into day 2. The final opportunity for players to get in will go to about 3:40 p.m. on Day 2CEF on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Below is a look at the breakdown of the turnout across the six starting flights:

Starting FlightEntriesSurvivorsDaily Chip Leader (Count)
Day 1A523348Mustapha Kanit (363,500)
Day 1B845611Steve Foutty (287,000)
Day 1C600433Aleksandr Shevliakov (392,600)
Day 1D2,5501,933Adedapo Ajayi (340,900)
Day 1E797592David Gerassi (316,100)
Day 1F1,045782Adam Walton (334,000)

Day 1C’s Aleksandr Shevliakov was the general chip leader after the starting flights ended, with 392,600. The next-largest stack comes from Italian texas hold’em pro Mustapha Kanit (363,500), that will certainly be aiming to add to his profession revenues of more than $12 million with a strong proving generally event.

Other large stacks to emerge from the starting trips included 2021 Globe Poker Trip Choctaw centerpiece champion Adedapo Ajayi (340,900), 2019 main event third-place finisher Alex Livingston (319,200), Fabian Quoss (273,800), three-time arm band victor David ‘Bakes’ Baker (247,300), Matt Glantz (236,000) and five-time bracelet victor Michael Mizrachi (212,300).

Prior champs of this event who moved onto day 2 consisted of 2005 champion Joe Hachem (186,100), ten-time arm band winner as well as back-to-back main event champion Doyle Brunson (151,000), 2016 champion Qui Nguyen (143,800), 2008 champ Jerry Yang (130,100), 2014 champ Martin Jacobson (120,100), 1983 champ Tom McEvoy (96,900), 2017 champion Scott Blumstein (95,000), 2019 champ Hossein Ensan (84,000), 2003 champion Chris Moneymaker (75,800), 1998 champion Scotty Nguyen (52,200), as well as 2013 champion Ryan Riess (40,600).

All-time arm band winner as well as 1989 centerpiece champion Phil Hellmuth (94,500) additionally made it with the day after his normal late arrival in costume. This year his grand entrance was made as Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings.

Plenty of significant players were removed from contention throughout the day one string flights, consisting of 2020 WSOP main event champion Damian Salas, 10-time WSOP champion and also back-to-back centerpiece winner Johnny Chan, five-time bracelet victors Brian Rast as well as Shaun Deeb, three-time bracelet champion and 2015 main event champ Joe McKeehen, 2004 centerpiece victor Greg Raymer, three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng, two-time arm band victor and also Card Gamer Author Barry Shulman, high-stakes event star Dan Smith, and also six-time arm band victor Daniel Negreanu. The 2015 WSOP 11th-place finisher will not have the ability to improve that deep run this year, having run KHeart SuitKDiamond Fit right into the ASpade SuitAClub Fit of Ayman Mahfoud during degree 2 of day 1E.

Day 2ABD ran alongside the last starting trip. Stay tuned to CardPlayer for a wrap-up of each day of the 2021 WSOP main event moving forward.

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