Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
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Takayama Bags Big on Day 1c of The Reunion

• Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Mike Takayama
Mike Takayama

Day 1c of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em has concluded. The third flight drew a field of 5,871 entries, which made it the biggest of the three available flights by far. The bargain tournament of the in-person festival at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino came with an ambitious $5,000,000 guarantee, which it exceeded thanks to the strong turnout in the final flight.

In total, 12,975 entries generated a prize pool of $5,449,500 and some of that was already distributed to the players in the money across the three flights. Some 286 players from Day 1c advanced to Day 2 on Monday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time, where they will join the 333 survivors from Day 1a and Day 1b.

Mike Takayama is among one of the chip leaders for Day 1c. He bagged a stack of 4,575,000 chips in the Brasilia room where he won a bracelet in 2018. Takayama came out on top of a field 2,065 entries in Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty; he became the first player from the Philippines to win a World Series of Poker bracelet.

Day 2 Seat Draw (Tables #449-#499)

Day 2 Seat Draw (Tables #500-#519)

A selection of notable stacks heading into Day 2 include Javier Fernandez Alonso (2,975,000), Adrian Buckley (2,600,000), Joseph Cheong (2,030,000), and Javier Zarco (2,010,000).

The top 881 players finished in the money on Day 1c taking home at least $801. More than 500 players cashed but failed to continue onto Day 2. Notables who made the money included Andrew Moreno, PokerNews reporter Lou Bohringer, Maria Konnikova, Shannon Shorr, Barry Shulman, Robert Mather, and Jon Pardy.

The start of Day 2 begins at 10am local time in the Amazon room. They will play 17 levels of 40 minutes each or down to five players whichever is later. Blinds will recommence at 30,000/60,000 with the big blind ante of 60,000.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Oznake: Adrian BuckleyAndrew MorenoBarry ShulmanJavier Fernandez AlonsoJavier ZarcoJon PardyJoseph CheongLou BohringerMaria KonnikovaMike TakayamaShannon Shorr

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (v celoti)

[user169806] • Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Mike Takayama ph
Mike Takayama
ph 4,575,000
Anthony Cass US
Anthony Cass
US 2,990,000
Javier Fernandez mt
Javier Fernandez
mt 2,975,000 2,275,000
Jose DeLaGuardia PA
Jose DeLaGuardia
PA 2,930,000 2,930,000
Katsushi Yoshida us
Katsushi Yoshida
us 2,755,000 2,755,000
Michael Zonenashvili US
Michael Zonenashvili
US 2,740,000 2,740,000
Bin Liu us
Bin Liu
us 2,685,000
Ryan Vanderpoorten us
Ryan Vanderpoorten
us 2,665,000
Adrian Buckley us
Adrian Buckley
us 2,600,000
Nathan Holman US
Nathan Holman
US 2,480,000
Satheesh Francis us
Satheesh Francis
us 2,460,000 -40,000
Isaac Wilson US
Isaac Wilson
US 2,395,000 2,395,000
Mario Webster US
Mario Webster
US 2,365,000 2,365,000
Jameel Harris us
Jameel Harris
us 2,350,000
Young Sik Eum us
Young Sik Eum
us 2,350,000 2,350,000
James Morgan (CAN) ca
James Morgan (CAN)
ca 2,315,000 2,315,000
Kevin Zhang US
Kevin Zhang
US 2,295,000 1,778,000
Jacob Thompson US
Jacob Thompson
US 2,285,000 2,285,000
Terry Lundwall US
Terry Lundwall
US 2,220,000 2,220,000
Juan Latuff US
Juan Latuff
US 2,200,000 2,200,000
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 2,180,000 2,180,000
Thai Dinh us
Thai Dinh
us 2,160,000 2,160,000
Alex Vazquez US
Alex Vazquez
US 2,145,000 2,145,000
Onur Unsal tr
Onur Unsal
tr 2,110,000 2,110,000
Lang Lee us
Lang Lee
us 2,110,000 2,110,000

Preberi vse

Day 1c Completed

[user38873] • Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Around 300 players remained upon completion of the last hands of the night. Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Late Surges by Takayama and Fernandez Alonso

[user38873] • Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

In a four-way limped pot the flop came {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs} and the action checked to Joseph Cheong in the cutoff. He bet 75,000 and forced folds from all his three opponents to claim the pot.

Another notable name of the international circuit to chip up late on Day 1c was Javier Fernandez Alonso. He called the shove of a short stack with {j-Spades}{10-Spades} and faced the {a-Clubs}{2-Spades} of the short stack. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} and the ten on the flop propelled the Spaniard into the lead to deal the final blow.

Mike Takayama ph
Mike Takayama
ph 4,500,000 1,850,000
Javier Fernandez Alonso es
Javier Fernandez Alonso
es 2,800,000 2,000,000
Javier Zarco es
Javier Zarco
es 2,200,000 2,200,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,100,000 2,100,000

Oznake: Javier Fernandez AlonsoJoseph Cheong

Wesemann Scores a Late Double

[user38873] • Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Jason Wesemann jammed from under the gun and received one call while the rest of the table folded.

Wesemann's {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} had a commanding lead over his opponent's {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} and there was no threat at all on the {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{k-Spades} runout. Both stacks were counted and they had 470,000 each to reduce the field by one and award a full double to Wesemann.

"Now I am back to where I was before," he mentioned in table chat with a grin on the face.

Jason Wesemann US
Jason Wesemann
US 1,100,000 99,985

Oznake: Jason Wesemann

Wrapping Up

• Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

There are 303 players that remain and they will play five more hands before the end of the night.

Givens Scores a Knockout

• Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Will Givens
Will Givens

A player in early position moved all-in for the remainder of his stack. Will Givens, who had him covered, re-shoved to isolate.

Opponent: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Will Givens: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. Givens is now over the million chip mark nearing the end of the day.

Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 1,110,000 410,000

The Final Level of the Night

[user38873] • Nivo 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Level 22 has commenced and the remaining field has already dropped all the way below 350 hopefuls, which is essentially as many survivors came out of Day 1a and 1b.