Doyle Brunson Eliminated From WSOP Main Event; Main Event Attracts More Than 6,300 So Far

By Craig Klinski
November 11, 2021

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The last of the Day 1 WSOP Main Event flights and the start of Day 2 means the eliminations are beginning to accelerate, including Doyle Brunson, who was knocked out on Tuesday.

We check out the latest action at the WSOP Main Event plus much more in the latest edition of the WSOP update.

More than 6,360 join WSOP Main Event

In a busy day of play on Tuesday, we saw two WSOP Main Event flights running simultaneously, the last of the Day 1 flights — 1f — as well as the first half of the Day 2 flights (2a, 2b and 2c).

During Day 1f, another 1,045 players entered the Main Event with 782 surviving the day’s action. Adam Walton held the chip lead from the flight with notables such as Michael Mirazchi, Cate Hall, Barry Greenstein and Fedor Holz among the top chip stacks.

Phil Hellmuth also survived the day with 94,500 in chips. Players such as Shawn Sheikhan, Andy Black, David Benyamine, Dominik Nitsche, Rainer Kempe and Robert McMillan hit the rails early.

Through all six Day 1 flights, an estimated 6,360 players have entered the 2021 WSOP Main Event with late entrants still allowed before Day 2abd on Tuesday and Day 2cef on Wednesday. Of The 6,360 that have entered during Day 1, 4,699 moved on to play one of the Day 2 flights.

Main Event Day 2abd

The first of the Day 2 flights kicked off on Tuesday with over 2,898 survivors plus over a hundred late registrants joining the action. Over half of the field had been eliminated with 1,444 players remaining from the field. Rameez Shahid holds the chip lead with some bigger names threatening including Scott Davies, Nick Petrangelo, David Williams and Greg Mueller, who are all within the Top 50.

Notable eliminations who weren’t as lucky included Doyle Brunson, Cary Katz, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Kevin Martin and Tom McEvoy.

The players remaining from Tuesday will meet up with the survivors of Day 2cef, which kicked off this morning. The combined fields will play tomorrow with an estimated 2,500-3,000 players returning for Day 3.

Little One For One Drop

The second of three flights were held for the Little One for One Drop on Tuesday with another 901 entries joining the action. Trent Wilt finds himself as the chip leader among a field of 297 from the flight with David Tran close behind. Through the first two flights, 440 players have moved onto Day 2, which will get underway on Thursday. They will be joined by the survivors from flight 1c, which begins at 3 PM PT.

Other notable players still alive in the event include Shaun Deeb, Barry Schulman and Bill Klein.

Upcoming events

In addition to the 2cef flight of the WSOP Main Event and flight C of the Little One For One Drop, a brand new event is also on tap for Wednesday. Starting at 4 PM PT, players can enter the $1,500 Seven Card Hi/Lo or Better event, a tournament that runs over three days.

Watch the WSOP

On Wednesday, poker fans can tune into PokerGo to watch the second half of the Day 2 flights (from Day 1c, 1e and 1f) beginning at 7:30 PM ET. To watch, poker fans will need a PokerGo subscription for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

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