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Stephen Chidwick Out but Chance Kornuth Survives as WSOP Main Event Down to Just 36 Contenders

November 15, 2021
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The chase for the $8million top prize and the WSOP Main Event gold bracelet is down to just 36 players after a hectic day 6 saw Stephen Chidwick fall and the last two remaining women in the field bow out...

The day had started with 96 runners and England’s highroller expert Stephen Chidwick was the biggest star left in, but his Main Event hopes, like so many others’, finally came down to a race...

Stephen Chidwick: A♠ Q♦
Mitchell Halverson: 9♠ 9♥

Flop: Q♠ 10♣ 2♣
Turn: J♥
River: 8♦

That rivered straight sent Chidwick out in 89th place, and a $68,900 payday, the same amount as one of the two remaining females in the field would bag, as Fatima Nanji bust out one position before Chidwick.

Her short-stacked blind-on-blind shove was called by Dykshteyn and it wasn’t good news for Nanji...

Fatima Nanji: 7♠ 7♥
Ruslan Dykshteyn: Q♠ Q♣

Flop: A♣ 9♠ 8♦
Turn: K♣
River: 10♦

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That left Dragana Lim flying the flag for the women in poker, and it looked like she’d carry those hopes into day 7 as she scored an early double KO...

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Francis Cruz: 8♥ 8♦
Shai Arbel: Q♦ Q♣
Dragana Lim: A♦ 10♦

Flop: K♦ 6♦ 5♣
Turn: 5♥
River: 2♦

Unfortunately for Lim, she would later bust out to a rivered queen, an excellent 64th spot and $95,700 for her fine run – money which she plans to use to build her own Animal Foundation.

She told PokerNews yesterday: “"If I win $80,000 or $8 million, it's all going to the animal foundation,” explaining: “My husband and I were fortunate enough to retire last year, so we want to give back."

Others to fall as the pace picked up included Nick Petrangelo, but some sailed through the day’s play, with Chance Kornuth, Koray Aldemir, and Chase Bianchi among them.

The day 6 lead is held by Hye Park, with almost 30million chips, but side-by-side in the top ten chip counts heading into day 7 are the Pokerstars-sponsored duo of Ramon Colillas and Alejandro Lococo.

Colillas shot to fame, and fortune, when he scooped $5.1million from a Platinum Pass entry to the PSPC in 2019.
Lococo, on the other hand, is a rapper and MC back in his native Argentina, known by the moniker “Papo MC” and boasting a supportive rail, as seen on this Twitter share when he busted Tyler Cornell...


Top 10 Chip Counts

1

Hye Park

29,500,000

2

Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

24,905,000

3

Joshua Remitio

21,490,000

4

Chase Bianchi

20,765,000

5

Koray Aldemir

18,905,000

6

George Holmes

18,425,000

7

Ramon Colillas

18,200,000

8

Alejandro Lococo

17,950,000

9

Ozgur Secilmis

14,700,000

10

David Cabrera

14,530,000

The 36 remaining players are back today, Monday, 15th November with blinds of 120,000/240,000/ BB ante 240,000 and it is expected that we will be down to a final table of nine – all of whom will cash for at least $1million – by the end of play today

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