The November Nine returns! It only took a pandemic and delayed start to the 2021 WSOP for it to return. All joking aside, it was a long Day 7 at the Rio Casino in Sin City when the World Series of Poker Main Event finally played down to a final table of nine. At the start of Day 7, only 36 players returned for a shot at the bracelet and $8 million for first place. By the end of Day 7, a sullen lot of 27 players were eliminated from the hunt. Only players players were left standing inside the Amazon Ballroom and one of them will become the next big name and $8 million richer.
When Day 7 of the Main Event began, Hye Park held the overall lead with 29.5M. He'd be able to survive the carnage on the day before the final table, but he'd cough up the chip lead. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos began Day 7 second in chips with a stack just under 25M, but he'd meet his fate on the final table bubble.
Ramon Colillas, Spain's version of Chris Moneymaker, began Day 7 with 18.2M or good enough for seventh overall. However, he'd fail to advance to Day 8 when he was picked off in 14th place.
American pro Chance Kornuth missed out on winning his fourth-career bracelet and his second of the 2021 WSOP when he busted in 16th place, which paid out $305K.
A couple of French players bid adieu on Day 7. Nicolas Dumont's magical run when he busted in 23rd place. Nicolas Vayssieres hit the bricks in 17th place.
Day 7's eliminations included Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (10th), Sean Ragozzini (11th), Arkadi Onikoul (12th), Vasu Amarapu (13th), Roman Colillas (14th), Mitch Halverson (15th), Chance Kornuth (16th), Nicolas Vayssieres (17th), Andreas Kniep (18th), Jung Woo (19th ), Lewis Spencer (20th), David Cbrera (21st), Elton Beebe (22nd), Nicolas Dumont (23rd), Robert Mitchell (24th), Jesse Lonis (25th), Philipe Pinto (26th), Norbert Pa (27th), Matt Jewett (28th), Roongsak Griffeth (29th), Denys Prydvor (30th), Ruslan Dykshteyn (31st), Matija Dobric (32nd), Matt Schulte (33rd), Stephen Gerber (34th), Ronnie Abro (35th), and Jonathan Dwek (36th).
Koray Aldemir leads the final table with a hefty stack worth 140M. George Holmes is second overall with 83.7M, followed by Alejandro Lococo (46.8M), and Josh Remitio (40M). The lone player from the UK, Jack Oliver, bagged 30.4M or smack in the middle with fifth overall. Ozgur Secilmis from Turkey has 24.5M. The three short stacks are Hye Park (13.5M), Chase Bianchi (12.1M), and Jareth East (8.3M).
On Day 8, the Main Event Final table begins at 1:30pm local time. They will play down to four players before returning on Wednesday. On Day 9, they will play down from four to a champion.
2021 WSOP Main Event
Prize Pool: $62,011,250
Koray Aldemir 140,000,000
George Holmes 83,700,000
Alejandro Lococo 46,800,000
Joshua Remitio 40,000,000
Jack Oliver 30,400,000
Ozgur Secilmis 24,500,000
Hye Park 13,500,000
Chase Bianchi 12,100,000
Jareth East 8,300,000
Final Table Payouts: