2021 Globe Series of Poker Primary Event: 6,360 Entries Produced By means of Six Beginning Flights

2021 World Series of Poker Major Occasion: 6,360 Entries Produced Through Six Beginning Flights

The 2021 Globe Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit hold’em main occasion kicked off with the first of six starting flights on Thursday, Nov. 4. Poker’s world championship was initially slated to have 4 beginning days for players to choose from, but two far more were added just a couple of weeks ahead of the large dance got underway. These additional flights have been in response to news of the U.S.’s easing of international travel restrictions beginning on Nov. 8.

The starting flights ran from Nov. 4-9. When all was stated and done, a total of 6,360 entries have been created. This would be enough to make this the 13th-biggest major event in terms of field, but there is nevertheless a lot of time for the final number of entries to climb higher. Late registration is open by means of the finish of level 7, several hours into day two. The final possibility for players to enter will be at about 3:40 p.m. on Day 2CEF on Wednesday, Nov. ten.

Beneath is a appear at the breakdown of the turnout across the six starting flights:

Starting Flight Entries Survivors Everyday Chip Leader (Count)
Day 1A 523 348 Mustapha Kanit (363,500)
Day 1B 845 611 Steve Foutty (287,000)
Day 1C 600 433 Aleksandr Shevliakov (392,600)
Day 1D 2,550 1,933 Adedapo Ajayi (340,900)
Day 1E 797 592 David Gerassi (316,100)
Day 1F 1,045 782 Adam Walton (334,000)

Mustapha KanitDay 1C’s Aleksandr Shevliakov was the overall chip leader following the beginning flights concluded, with 392,600. The next-biggest stack belongs to Italian poker pro Mustapha Kanit (363,500), who will be seeking to add to his career earnings of more than $12 million with a powerful displaying in the major event.

Other large stacks to emerge from the starting flights integrated 2021 Globe Poker Tour Choctaw major occasion winner Adedapo Ajayi (340,900), 2019 main occasion third-spot finisher Alex Livingston (319,200), Fabian Quoss (273,800), 3-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Baker (247,300), Matt Glantz (236,000) and five-time bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi (212,300).

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

All-time bracelet winner and 1989 main occasion champion Phil Hellmuth (94,500) also produced it through the day soon after his customary late arrival in costume. This year his grand entrance was produced as Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings.

Lots of notable players have been eliminated from contention for the duration of the day one string flights, like 2020 WSOP principal occasion champion Damian Salas, 10-time WSOP champion and back-to-back primary event winner Johnny Chan, 5-time bracelet winners Brian Rast and Shaun Deeb, 3-time bracelet winner and 2015 major event champion Joe McKeehen, 2004 main event winner Greg Raymer, 3-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng, two-time bracelet winner and Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman, higher-stakes tournament star Dan Smith, and six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu. The 2015 WSOP 11th-spot finisher will not be in a position to increase on that deep run this year, having run KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit into the ASpade SuitAClub Suit of Ayman Mahfoud during level 2 of day 1E.

Day 2ABD ran alongside the final starting flight. Keep tuned to CardPlayer for a recap of each day of the 2021 WSOP major event moving forward.

Bracelet photo credit: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.

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