Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500
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Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500
Jour 1 terminé

Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit Second in Chips in The Big 500

[user207516] • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante
Phachara Wongwochit, second in chips going into Day 2
Phachara Wongwochit, second in chips going into Day 2

It was a huge day for Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 in the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online, with 2,639 entries creating a prize pool of $1,253,525. Out of all those entries, 35 players made it through 32 levels of play and Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto bagged the chip lead with 4,354,138 in chips.

The Brazilian is followed by a familiar name and face; Phachara Wongwichit first doubled up through Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk and scored another big pot when he took out Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi and earned a full double thanks to Renan Bruschi to end the day with 4,400,296. Wongwichit's best finish in a WSOP event was in 2017 when he finished in fourth place in Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT for $84,453.

Completing the top five for Day 1 are Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira (4,354,138), Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin (3,731,835), and Nick Maimone (3,649,332). But definitely keep an eye on notable players like Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas, Arthur Conan, Brouk, Bruschi, and Chun Lei "judd trump" Zhou who frequents the higher buy-in tournaments a lot.

Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 Top Ten Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Rafael "riskgambler" FurlanettoBrazil5,572,09180
2Phachara "Phachara W" WongwichitThailand4,400,29663
3Ivan "uPayMyOnix" LimeiraBrazil4,354,13862
4Yossi "Unagiman" VakninIsrael3,731,83553
5Nick MaimoneUnited States3,649,33252
6Rafael "TheBigKid" MoraesBrazil3,594,89751
7Alexander "Mucurinha" DebusGermany3,253,51646
8Ricardo "OverTh1nking" CaprichosoPortugal2,576,78037
9Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" ChamasCanada2,386,18534
10Arthur ConanFrance2,341,98633

They started paying out prizes at 431st place, and it took less than two hours to get there once registration closed. Sebastian "Weizen" Gaehl bubbled the tournament but got his buy-in back due to the Early Bird feature which gives players protection during the bubble.

A slew of poker players then hit the rail like Davidi Kitai, Juha Helppi, Ottomar Ladva, James Chen, Felipe Ketzer, Anton Morgenstern, Wiktor Malinowski, GGPoker TwitchSquad member Patrick "Egption" Tardif, Yuri Dzivielevski, George Wolff, Andrey Pateychuk, Konstantin Maslak, and Niklas Astedt for example.

Friend of GG Jessica Teusl managed to get through to Day 2, though she'll be on a smaller stack of just under 1 million chips. Other GGPoker notables like Felipe Ramos, Daniel Negreanu, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier all tried but failed to make the money today.

Play will resume on Level 33 which features a small blind of 35,000, a big blind of 70,000, and a running ante of 8,500. The level duration will remain at 15 minutes until the final table has been reached. Once the nine remaining players have selected their seats at the final table, the blinds will go up each time 20 hands have been played.

Cards go in the air for Day 2 of Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500 at 1:01 p.m. ET on August 20, and PokerNews will be there with all the action as yet another bracelet is awarded on GGPoker.

Final Day 1 Chip Counts (complet)

Jaxon • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto BR
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto
BR 5,572,091
Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit
Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit
4,400,296 -45,000
Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira br
Ivan "uPayMyOnix" Limeira
br 4,354,138 -1,017,223
Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin ru
Yossi "Unagiman" Vaknin
ru 3,731,835 691,875
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
us 3,649,332 494,579
Rafael "TheBigKid" Moraes
Rafael "TheBigKid" Moraes
3,594,897 3,594,897
Alexander "Mucurinha" Debus DE
Alexander "Mucurinha" Debus
DE 3,253,516 484,125
Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso PT
Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso
PT 2,576,780 1,756,109
Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas
Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas
2,386,185
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 2,341,986 286,900
Andrejs "Testosterone" Zukovs AT
Andrejs "Testosterone" Zukovs
AT 2,228,879 628,669
Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia VE
Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia
VE 2,112,500 -440,196
Unopanman JP
Unopanman
JP 2,078,516 668,626
Nikola Minkov bg
Nikola Minkov
bg 1,794,419 1,133,113
Ken "ken@king" Okada
Ken "[email protected]" Okada
1,769,540 1,769,540
Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk
Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk
1,696,872 -480,938
Brino "Fome de Tudo" Fonseca BR
Brino "Fome de Tudo" Fonseca
BR 1,535,455 -46,000
Theo "TheoTA" Arnoldi DK
Theo "TheoTA" Arnoldi
DK 1,480,232 1,480,232
Nuno "Albertov" Capucho
Nuno "Albertov" Capucho
1,290,735 -6,500
Jinlong "yiliuqi" Hu CN
Jinlong "yiliuqi" Hu
CN 1,247,122 1,247,122
Jose "A[r]T3M!s_" Da Costa PT
Jose "A[r]T3M!s_" Da Costa
PT 1,220,813 1,220,813
YGenter HK
YGenter
HK 1,185,408 -906,338
Fernando "CirithUngol" Ferreira RU
Fernando "CirithUngol" Ferreira
RU 1,156,971 -230,397
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 1,135,918 -15,000
T Bag T BR
T Bag T
BR 1,064,924 -108,178

Lire Plus

Furlanetto Bags Day 1 Chip Lead on Final Hand

Jaxon • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto took the chip lead on the final hand of the day as follows.

Fulanetto opened for 120,000 from middle position and was called by Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas from the button and Fei "Lee F" Li from the big blind.

Li checked the {2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop before Fulanetto bet 158,000. Chamas raised to 465,000. Li folded and Fulanetto called. Fulanetto then check-jammed the {5-Hearts} turn from 855,000 to 3,337,091 and ended the day with the chip lead after Chamas folded.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of Day 1 of Event #14.

Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto BR
Rafael "riskgambler" Furlanetto
BR 5,572,091 1,518,659
Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas
Rayan "InhalemyQuQ" Chamas
2,386,185 -1,768,690
Fei "Lee F" Li CN
Fei "Lee F" Li
CN 306,530

Rockets for Capucho to Oust Zhugralin

Jaxon • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin jammed for 514,739 from the cutoff. Nuno "Albertov" Capucho three-bet to 670,996 from the small blind and the player in the big blind folded.

Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin: {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Nuno "Albertov" Capucho: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

Capucho was ahead and improved to a full house on the {a-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} board to eliminate Zhugralin just before the end of the day.

Nuno "Albertov" Capucho
Nuno "Albertov" Capucho
1,297,235
Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin KZ
Damir "TiltTanik" Zhugralin
KZ Eliminé

Final Break with 36 Left

[user207516] • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Players are on a final break before they come back to play just a few more minutes. Just before the break, Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit found a huge spot with {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} against {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for Renan Bruschi and {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi. The jacks held Wongwichit got a huge chip up just before the end of the day.

Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit
Phachara "Phachara W" Wongwichit
4,445,296 3,434,590
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 1,150,918 -2,044,012
Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi
Makoto "akayagi44" Yoshimichi
Eliminé

Wongwichit Stays Alive Near End of Day

BrandonBloom • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Phachara Wongwichit raised all in from middle position for his last 830,756. Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk called from the button and everyone else folded.

Phachara Wongwichit: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Wongwichit had the lead but needed to hold. The {10-Spades}{j-Spades}{3-Hearts} brought straight draws for Brouk, but the {8-Hearts} turn and {3-Spades} river gave Wongwichit the double to stay alive.

Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk
Tomi "BAAABUUSKIIII" Brouk
2,177,810 -721,756
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
th 1,811,512 1,811,512

Pernia Doubles through Bruschi

[user207516] • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

After an early raise to 120,000 from Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso, Renan Bruschi shoved the button with the table big stack, and Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia called with less from the big blind. Caprichoso got out of the way to set up {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} for Pernia against {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} for Bruschi. The {2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} board was clean for the kings, and Pernia doubled.

Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 3,194,930 -970,738
Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia VE
Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia
VE 2,552,696 1,264,348
Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso PT
Ricardo "OverTh1nking" Caprichoso
PT 820,671 -371,500

Conan Holds to Eliminate "DinhoDibre10"

BrandonBloom • Niveau 32: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

"DinhoDibre10" raised to 325,000 from middle position and Arthur Conan re-raised all in from the cutoff. Action folded back to "DinhoDibre10" who called for his remaining 405,435.

"DinhoDibre10": {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Arthur Conan: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

"DinhoDibre10" was in rough shape as the flop came down {8-Spades}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts}. The {9-Diamonds} turn provided some possible straight outs, but the {3-Diamonds} river confirmed his elimination.

Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 2,055,086 97,569
DinhoDibre10 br
DinhoDibre10
br Eliminé