|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
James Alexander moved all-in preflop and was called by Marc Rivera.
The hands were tabled and it was the held by Alexander that was all-in and at-risk versus the held by Rivera.
The dealer ran out the board of and things ended as they began, with Rivera in the lead, which in turn eliminated Alexander in 5th place for which he took home $37,965 for his effort.
Most players in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller agreed to sign a contract permitting any player in the tournament who tests positive for COVID-19 to be refunded the six-figure buy-in.
Christoph Vogelsang drew up a contract on a piece of paper and most signed it, although one player wanted nothing to do with it while another would only agree verbally. The contract was not officially sanctioned by the WSOP, but rather an agreement amongst the high roller contigent.
Vogelsang came up with the idea for the COVID-19 positive test payback after Chris Brewer, whom many of the Super High Roller players recently competed against in cash games at Aria, informed the poker world he tested positive for the virus.
Most likely no 250k for me today, tested positive on rapid test this morning. I have no symptoms so getting a PCR t… https://t.co/TYTTcTPcee— Chris Brewer (@Chris_D_Brewer)
Brewer is vaccinated and appears to have only experienced mild symptoms, most notably a loss of taste. On Friday, he joked about now being able to eat all the healthy food he dislikes.
Behind the three Super High Roller tables inside the Amazon room, dozens of self-use COVID-19 tests were placed on an empty table for players to use. The players asked that everyone test for the virus prior to the start of play on Day 2 (Friday).
Most of the 26 unique players in the $250,000 buy-in bracelet event appeared to be on board with the protocols. PokerNews caught up with Seth Davies, who is in the tournament, on a break. He confirmed that Vogelsang drew up a contract and that all players were required to test negative prior to competing.
"I think it was a good idea because it's the WSOP official policy," Davies said of the COVID-19 contract, meaning the policy that anyone who tested positive would be required to leave the tournament. "Say you came in today with 4 million chips and tested positive, it would save you."
Davies said that everyone who cashed and agreed to the contract would "pay out proportional."
As he explained, the money would be reimbursed to a player who tests positive via the prize pool. He also said, however, it's unlikely anyone will test positive for COVID-19, and there were no positive tests on Day 2.
For now, the COVID contract is a mere safety net for players, and only time will tell if it comes into play.
Jerry Wong went all-in from the cutoff for 1,250,000 and action folded around to Ole Schemion in the big blind who went into the tank. After some deliberation Schemion called and the hands were tabled.
The gave some additional counterfeit outs to Wong but the turn and river gave no improvement to Wong and he was eliminated in 6th place.
Giovani Torre raised to 250,000 from under the gun and was called by Ole Schemion from the button.
The dealer spread the flop of and both players checked.
The turn card and the river card saw the same action.
Torre tabled his first which prompted Schemion to fold, and Torre was awarded the pot.
Norman Chad, along with Lon McEachern, has commentated on the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for ESPN, and now CBS Sports Network, since 2003.
After the conclusion of the 2021 WSOP Main Event in which Koray Aldemir won the title and $8 million top prize, Haralabos Voulgaris, and a few other high rollers on the always polarizing poker Twitter, suggested maybe it's time to make a change in the broadcast booth.
Agree with Norman Chad, the game cannot continue in this fashion and thrive. Definitely need some new blood in the… https://t.co/EG42auRn3a— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob)
Ole Schemion raised under-the-gun to 225,000 and Giovani Torre called on the button with Marc Rivera calling in the big blind.
The flop came out with action checking to Ole, who continued for 250,000 on the flop which was called by Giovani and Rivera.
The turn came a which prompted a shove from Rivera for 500,000 which got a quick fold from Schemion and a longer fold from Torre. Rivera's rail clapped as he took down his first sizable pot of the day.
Raise, fold, repeat has been the motto to start the final day of play here in the Hall of Fame Bounty Finale.
James Alexander raised to 200,000 in the cutoff and action folded to Ben Underwood in the big blind who defended.
The flop of was checked through to the turn where Underwood led out for 200,000 which was enough to take down the pot.