Event #8: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack drew 4,527 entries and generated a prize pool of $2,309,280 paying the top 680 players who are guaranteed at least $960 and a top prize of $281,604.
Just five players survived from the Day 2 opening field of 216 players after 12 hours of play with Zhi Wu heading to Wednesday's final table as the chip leader with 46,100,000 chips. Chrishan Sivasundaram (31,500,000) is closest on Wu's tail with Ryan Chan (29,200,000) not too far behind.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Zautra (15,000,000) and Ari Mezrich (13,900,000) round out the final five.
2021 WSOP Event #8 Final Five Players
The tournament drew past bracelet winners such as Asi Moshe, Joey Weissman, and Craig Varnell, but all of them exited the tournament before the final table.
The final five return to Day 3 on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. to battle it out for the coveted gold bracelet. The blinds will be 800,000/1,600,000/1,600,000.
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