2021 WSOP Main Even Money Bubble Reached In Dramatic Fashion; Jessica Cai Leads, Moneymaker Among Top Chip Stacks

By Craig Klinski
November 12, 2021
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The 2021 WSOP Main Even bubble has been reached with 1,000 players still alive as Jessica Cai holds on to the chip lead and Chris Moneymaker continues accumulating chips.

Check out these stories and more in the Friday WSOP Main Event report.

WSOP Main Event enters Day 4 on Friday

Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event is in the books as the money bubble was officially hit to end the day on Thursday in dramatic fashion, which occurred in front of many onlookers. Kevin Campbell was all-in with AA against Chris Alafogiannis’s A9 offsuit when this happened:

Just before the bubble, another incredible hand occurred on the featured table – quads vs quads:

The bubble marked the end of the day with 1,000 players remaining and Jessica Cai holding a small chip lead. Chris Moneymaker continued to build up his chip stack and finished the day in 12th place. Other top notable chip stacks include Stephen Chidwick, David Williams and Jason Koon.

Notable eliminations on Day 3 include Mike Del Vecchio, Liv Boeree, Ben Lamb, Ole Schemion, Greg Mueller, Andy Frankenberger, Anthony Zinno, Andy Black, Felipe Ramos, Allen Kessler, Justin Bonomo, Erik Lindgren, Jerry Yang and Phil Hellmuth.

Here is how the chip stacks look heading into Day 4 on Friday, when the action picks up at 11 AM PT.

Position Player Chip Count
1 Jessica Cai 1,796,000
2 Phachara Wongwichit 1,773,000
3 Joshua Paige Remitio 1,671,000
4 Ehsan Amiri 1,574,000
5 Roman Valerstein 1,560,000
6 Neel Choski 1,552,000
7 Stephen Song 1,551,000
8 Dragana Lim 1,539,000
9 Jordan Jayne 1,525,000
10 Andreas Kneip 1,509,000
12 Chris Moneymaker 1,432,000
27 Stephen Chidwick 1,258,000
34 David Williams 1,175,000
46 Jason Koon 1,049,000
88 Nick Petrangelo 860,000
94 Ryan D'Angelo 860,000
120 Chance Kornuth 787,000
140 Ben Yu 755,000
147 Peter Jetten 748,000
159 Kevin Gerhart 715,000
190 Qui Nguyen 659,000

Ongoing action

228 left in the Little One for One Drop

A total of 3,797 entered the Little One for One Drop and now just 228 remain after the completion of Day 2 on Thursday. Heading into Friday’s start — which will begin at 2 PM PT — Mathew Solitro holds the chip lead with notables such as Hossein Ensan, Joseph Cheong and Sorel Mizzi among the chip stacks still alive. They will be playing towards a $3.8 million prize pool including $396,445 for first.

John Racener leads final 13 of Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

After two days of play, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better is down to just 13 players. John Racener and John Monnette are 1-2 in the tournament with Perry Friedman and Carol Fuchs among those seeking the $113,459 first-place prize.

860 enter the $1,500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha

Event #71, the $1,500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha kicked off on Thursday with 860 entries joining the action and 94 players surviving the day. Mourad Amorkrane is at the head of the chip counts with Felipe Ramos and Dario Sammartino as some of the more notable players still alive. Day 2 will get underway at 3 PM PT.

Upcoming events

On Friday, the WSOP introduces flight B of the Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em which gets underway at noon PT. This will be followed by the $1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha, starting at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

In today’s WSOP Main Event streaming coverage, poker fans will be able to tune into PokerGo for Day 4. Although play begins at 11 AM PT, PokerGo will pick up coverage starting at 8:30 PM ET.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

After being knocked out of the WSOP Main Event, Daniel Negreanu returns for Day of the Little One for One Drop in his latest vlog:

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