2021 SHRPO Live Updates

Event 40: Ronald Katz – 8th Place ($2,825)

$150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 873

Ronald Katz
Ronald Katz

Ronald Katz moved all in from middle position for 450,000, and Anton Kutsenko called from the big blind with As7s.

Katz turned over Kh10c, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 8h8c2dQcAc, and Kutsenko won the pot with two pair, aces and eights, to eliminate Katz in eighth place.

Anton Kutsenko  –  2,300,000  (31 bb)
Ronald Katz  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($2,825)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,875,000 (25 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $3,595 each.

Event 40: Bradley Young – 9th Place ($2,105)

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Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 873

Bradley Young
Bradley Young

Victor Nassif moved all in under the gun for 825,000, and Bradley Young called from the big blind with KdKc. Nassif turned over AdKs, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10s9s7cJcQc, and Nassif rivered an ace-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

Victor Nassif  –  1,740,000  (29 bb)
Bradley Young  –  415,000  (7 bb)

Jose Parra moved all in from the cutoff for 400,000, and Bradley Young called all in from the button for 335,000 with AcKc. Parra turned over 8d8c, and Young needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qd8s4cJdAs, and Parra flopped a set of eights to win the pot and eliminate Young in ninth place.

Jose Parra  –  885,000  (15 bb)
Bradley Young  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($2,105)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,635,000 (27 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,825 each.

Event 40: Final Table Begins with Gonzalo Garcia in the Lead

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Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 873

Event 40 Final Table
Event 40 Final Table

After the elimination of Barry Sisselman in 10th place, the final nine players redraw for random seats at the final table.

Here is the lineup with their approximate chip counts:

Seat 1.  Kevin Buldo  –  675,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2.  Jose Parra  –  575,000  (10 bb)
Seat 3.  Bradley Young  –  1,250,000  (21 bb)
Seat 4.  Victor Nassif  –  875,000  (15 bb)
Seat 5.  Anton Kutsenko  –  2,025,000  (34 bb)
Seat 6.  Gonzalo Garcia  –  3,400,000  (57 bb)
Seat 7.  Andre Bryan  –  2,000,000  (33 bb)
Seat 8.  Ronald Katz  –  600,000  (10 bb)
Seat 9.  Steven Langert  –  1,680,000  (28 bb)

And here are the remaining payouts at stake:

1st:  $21,970 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $14,925
3rd:  $10,375
4th:  $7,470
5th:  $5,730
6th:  $4,435
7th:  $3,595
8th:  $2,825
9th:  $2,105

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,455,000 (24 big blinds), and they will be playing down to a winner tonight.

Event 40: Barry Sisselman Eliminated in 10th Place by Anton Kutsenko

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Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 873

Barry Sisselman was all in under the gun for about 850,000 with AhQd, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 10s10d of Anton Kutsenko in the small blind.

The board came Jc9s3sKdQc, and Kutsenko rivered a king-high straight to win the pot and eliminate Sisselman in 10th place.

Anton Kutsenko  –  2,025,000  (34 bb)
Barry Sisselman  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($2,105)

With nine players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,455,000 (24 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,105 each.

Event 40: Lies Kara Mostefa Eliminated in 11th Place by Ronald Katz

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Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 873

In the last hand of Level 26, Lies Kara Mostefa was all in from the button for about 120,000 with KsQh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the Ah9d of Ronald Katz, who was under the gun.

The board came AcJh3c7dAd — Mostefa flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Katz won the pot with trip aces to eliminate Mostefa in 11th place.

Ronald Katz  –  870,000  (17 bb)
Lies Kara Mostefa  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($1,540)

With 10 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,310,000 (26 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,105 each.

Event 40: Kevin Buldo Doubles Thru Andre Bryan

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Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 873

Kevin Buldo
Kevin Buldo

Kevin Buldo moved all in under the gun for 430,000, and Andre Bryan called from the big blind with Ac8h.

Buldo turned over AhKd, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Ad9c4h2s5s, and Buldo won the pot with a pair of aces and his king kicker to double up in chips.

Kevin Buldo  –  935,000  (19 bb)
Andre Bryan  –  1,400,000  (28 bb)

A short while later, we lost George Rovero Spyropoulos in 12th place.

12th:  George Rovero Spyropoulos  –  $1,540

With 11 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,190,000 (24 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,540 each. The next pay jump will be $2,105 for 10th place.

Event 40: David Clark Eliminated in 15th Place by Andre Bryan; George Rovero Spyropoulos Doubles Thru Luis Espitia Diaz

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$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 873

Andre Bryan
Andre Bryan

David Clark moved all in from middle position for 335,000, and Andre Bryan asked for an exact count and thought for a while before calling from the small blind with As3s. Clark turned over KsQd, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10c9c4h2c9s, and Bryan won with his ace to eliminate Clark in 15th place.

Andre Bryan  –  2,500,000  (50 bb)
David Clark  –  Eliminated in 15th Place  ($990)

George Rovero Spyropoulos
George Rovero Spyropoulos

A short while later, George Rovero Spyropoulos moved all in under the gun for 490,000, and Luis Espitia Diaz called from the small blind with AcQh. Spyropoulos turned over Kd10d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came QsJd8s9hAs, and Spyropoulos turned a king-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

George Rovero Spyropoulos  –  1,080,000  (22 bb)
Luis Espitia Diaz  –  120,000  (2 bb)

Diaz was eliminated in 14th place a few minutes later, followed by Cornelius Rogers.

13th:  Cornelius Rogers  –  $990
14th:  Luis Espitia Diaz  –  $990

With 12 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1,090,000 (22 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,540 each. The next pay jump will be $2,105 for 10th place.

Event 40: Brian Baris Doubles Up, Then Gets Knocked Out in 16th Place by Victor Nassif

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Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  15 of 873

Brian Baris
Brian Baris

Brian Baris moved all in from UTG+1 for 160,000, and Steven Langert called from the big blind with 7h7c. Baris turned over 9d6d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ks3d2d4s5h, and Baris flopped a diamond flush draw and rivered a six-high straight to win the pot and double up in chips.

“I’m never folding six-nine suited,” said Baris as he won the pot.

Brian Baris  –  365,000  (12 bb)
Steven Langert  –  750,000  (25 bb)

Victor Nassif
Victor Nassif

A few minutes later, after the blinds increased to 20,000-40,000, Baris moved all in from the cutoff, and Victor Nassif called from the button with KhQs. Baris turned over 7h7c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 10s8c2cKc2s, and Nassif won the pot with two pair, kings and deuces, to eliminate Baris in 16th place.

After the hand, Nassif said, “I can’t fold when he turned up six-nine last time, right?”

Victor Nassif  –  720,000  (18 bb)
Brian Baris  –  Eliminated in 16th Place  ($785)

There was one other elimination since the last update:

17th:  David Ehresman  –  $785

With 15 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 875,000 (22 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $990 each. The next pay jump will be $1,540 for 12th place.

Event 40: Down to the Final Two Tables

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Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 873

Final Two Tables
Final Two Tables

After the elimination of Francois Zayas in 19th place, the remaining players are now at the final two tables.

Here are the most recent eliminations, along with their payouts:

18th:  Michael McKiernan  –  $785
19th:  Francois Zayas  –  $690
20th:  Jorge Gomez  –  $690
21st:  Nancy Birnbaum  –  $690
22nd:  Jill Rukeyser  –  $690

With 17 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 770,000 (26 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $785 each. The next pay jump will be $990 for 15th place.

Event 40: Bradley Young Leads the Field at the Break with 1.5 Million; Top Three Chipleaders Seated Side-by-Side-by-Side

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Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 873

Bradley Young and Gonzalo Garcia and Andre Bryan
From left to right: Bradley Young, Gonzalo Garcia, and Andre Bryan

The players returned from break to begin Level 23, with increased blinds of 15,000-25,000 and a big blind ante of 25,000.

A scan of the field during the break turned up only three players with at least a million in chips, and they are all sitting right next to each other, at Table 27 in seats 7, 8, and 9, and they are leading in that order:

1.  Bradley Young  –  1,500,000  (60 bb)
2.  Gonzalo Garcia  –  1,110,000  (44 bb)
3.  Andre Bryan  –  1,035,000  (41 bb)

And here are the most recent eliminations, along with their payouts:

23rd:  Veton Balidemaj  –  $690
24th:  Charles Odenz  –  $690
25th:  Jonathan Ounjian  –  $690
26th:  Tuan Phan  –  $690
27th:  Keld Curtis  –  $690

With 22 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 595,000 (24 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $690 each. The next pay jump will be $785 for 18th place.