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Hye Park Leads After Day 6 of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event

One Of The Remaining 36 Players Will Walk Away With $8 Million and the Championship Bracelet


There are now just 36 players remaining in the 2021 World Series of Poker main event from the 6,650 players that entered. One of those final 36 is fated to emerge victorious, earning the $8,000,000 top prize and the championship bracelet as this year’s world champion.

The leader at the end of day 6 is Hye Park with 29,500,000. The 38-year-old poker pro from Edgewater, New Jersey has been playing professionally for over a decade with a WSOP Circuit ring to his name. Park (pictured above) made his previous best finish in the main event when he finished in 222nd place back in 2012.

Other big stacks include 2019 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic main event winner Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (24,905,000), 27-year-old cash game grinder Joshua Remitio (21,490,000), and bracelet winner Chase Bianchi. The 2016 WSOP $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event winner surged up the leaderboard on day 6 to end the day with a top-five stack. He and all of the other remaining players have already locked up at least a $198,550 payday in this event, and Bianchi apparently already has a laudable plan for some of his winnings.

Chase Bianchi“We are very passionate about foster care. My wife and I have been fostering for a couple of years and have had about 12 kids come through our home. It is a really important cause,” said Bianchi in a sideline interview with PokerGO’s Jeff Platt. He went on specify that he plans on supporting an organization called Fostering Hope New England.

Other notable players with big stacks heading into day 7 include accomplished German tournament star Koray Aldemir (18,905,000), 2019 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship winner Ramon Colillas (18,200,000 ), and three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth (13,645,000).

Day 6 started with 96 players remaining, with 60 players sent to the rail throughout the day. Plenty of big names were among those sent home, including high-stakes superstar Stephen Chidwick (89th – $68,900), bracelet winner Stephen Song (83rd – $68,900), two-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (81st – $81,000), WPT champion Asher Conniff (80th – $81,000), John Morgan (70th – $95,700), bracelet winner
Abhinav Iyer (60th – $113,800), emerging high roller star David Coleman (58th – $113,800), nine-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Jeffrey Trudeau (49th – $136,100), two-time bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo (45th – $163,900), and recent $25,000 no-limit hold’em bracelet winner Tyler Cornell (37th – $163,900).

The WSOP main event will go another year without having a female player at the final table, with Barabra Enright’s run to 5th place in 1995 being the only time that a woman has achieved the feat. Two female players made it to day 6, but both were knocked out before play concluded. Fatima Nanji was eliminated in 90th place ($68,900) when her pocket sevens ran into the pocket queens of Ruslan Dykshteyn. This was the largest score of the Canadian’s live tournament career.

Dragana LimWith Nanji’s elimination, Dragana Lim was the last female player left in the event. Lim was sent to the rail not long before the dinner break, and like Nanji she was ultimately beaten by a pair of queens. Lim got the last of her stack in preflop with AHeart SuitKHeart Suit leading the ADiamond SuitQSpade Suit Mikiya Kudo. Lim remained ahead through the turn, but the river brought the QHeart Suit to eliminate Lim in 64th place. Lim told PokerGO reporters that this was her first time playing the main event, and that she planned to commit her winnings from her deep run to starting start a charitable foundation for animals.

The final 36 will reconvene at noon local time with blinds of 120,000-240,000 and a big blind ante of 240,000. The schedule calls for play to continue until the final table is set. The top nine finishers in this event will all earn seven-figure paydays, with ninth place being worth $1,000,000.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into day 7:

Rank Player Chip Count
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
11 Chance Kornuth 13,645,000
12 Arkadi Onikoul 13,460,000
13 Sean Ragozzini 13,435,000
14 Jareth East 13,085,000
15 Philipe Pizzari Pinto 12,940,000
16 Andreas Kniep 11,185,000
17 Matthew Jewett 10,550,000
18 Vasu Amarapu 10,290,000
19 Jung Woo 10,290,000
20 Stephen Gerber 10,100,000
21 Lewis Spencer 9,765,000
22 Robert Mitchell 7,380,000
23 Norbert Koh 7,265,000
24 Nicolas Vayssieres 6,705,000
25 Mitchell Halverson 6,370,000
26 Jesse Lonis 6,259,000
27 Jack Oliver 6,045,000
28 Jonathan Dwek 5,945,000
29 Nicolas Dumont 5,260,000
30 Glynn Beebe 4,575,000
31 Matthew Schulte 3,515,000
32 Denys Prydvor 3,095,000
33 Matija Dobric 2,801,000
34 Ronnie Abro 2,490,000
35 Ruslan Dykshteyn 2,200,000
36 Roongsak Griffeth 2,120,000