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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2021, 23:26:26 PM »


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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2021, 11:43:20 AM »
Event 10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold'em
Winner          Michael Perrone
Runners          1640
Paid          246
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Shaun Deeb          59          1         
Daniel Buzgon          160          1         
Vanessa Kade          227          1         

Selector    Points                  
Chris    2                  
Jon    2                  
Simon L    2                  
Aneurin    1                  
Barrie 1    1                  
Barrie 2    1                  
Carl 1    1                  
Del    1                  
Derek    1                  
Gareth    1                  
Jo 1    1                  
Jo 2    1                  
John 1    1                  
Karen    1                  
Luca 2    1                  
Michael    1                  
Richard    1                  
Rob    1                  
Simon A    1                  
Stephen 1    1                  
Tom    1                  

A freezeout! That's what a lot of people want nowadays. Whether they want it to be a super-turbo bounty with twenty-minute blinds that completes in one day is another question. Some pro's entered but the later stages consisted of little-known players.

Johnny Moss reached the final table and finished 6th for his first WSOP cash since 1992. Not bad for a 114-year-old.

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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 12:37:47 PM »
With 10 tournaments done, these are the players who have cashed for us so far.
Good to see our own Sam Razavi on the scoreboard.

Player    Points           Wins    Final Tables    Cashes
Robert Mizrachi    21           0    2    2
Phil Hellmuth Jr    19           0    2    3
Benny Glaser    18           0    1    1
Benjamin Yu    7           0    1    2
Adam Hendrix    5           0    1    2
Daniel Buzgon    2           0    0    2
Ryan Hughes    2           0    0    2
Ryan Laplante    2           0    0    2
Shannon Shorr    2           0    0    2
Shaun Deeb    2           0    0    2
Cary Katz    1           0    0    1
Christopher Vitch    1           0    0    1
Daniel Negreanu    1           0    0    1
Daniel Zack    1           0    0    1
David "Bakes" Baker    1           0    0    1
Jason Koon    1           0    0    1
Joseph Cheong    1           0    0    1
Maurice Hawkins    1           0    0    1
Max Pescatori    1           0    0    1
Paul Volpe    1           0    0    1
Sam Razavi    1           0    0    1
Sean Perry    1           0    0    1
Vanessa Kade    1           0    0    1

And these are the ones who haven't scored yet. There was a lot of doubt about which players would turn up for the Series, and some of the selections may be no-shows. But don't worry, your zeros may not be staying away - you might just be bad at picking.

Players Who Have Failed to Cash After 10 Events                      
Adam Owen    Daniel Dvoress           John Monnette    Mikita Badziakouski   
Alex Foxen    Dario Sammartino           John Racener    Niall Farrell   
Ali Imsirovic    David "ODB" Baker           Johnny Chan    Nick Petrangelo   
Allen Kessler    David Peters           Jon Turner    Nick Schulman   
Anthony Zinno    Erik Seidel           Justin Bonomo    Phil Ivey   
Bertrand Grospellier    Faraz Jaka           Landon Tice    Phillip Hui   
Brandon Shack-Harris    Harry Lodge           Loren Klein    Rep Porter   
Brian Hastings    Igor Kurganov           Lou Garza    Sam Soverel   
Bryce Yockey     Ismael Bojang           M J Gonzales    Scott Clements   
Bryn Kenney    Jake Schindler           Manig Loeser    Scott Seiver   
Calvin Anderson    Jason Mercier           Marco Johnson    Sean Winter   
Chance Kornuth    Jeff Gross           Matas Cimbolas    Shawn Buchanan   
Chris Ferguson    Jeff Sluzinski           Men Nguyen    Stephen Chidwick   
Chris Klodnicki    Jeffrey Trudeau Jr           Michael Addamo    Steve O'Dwyer   
Chris Moorman    Joao Vieira           Michael Mizrachi    Yueqi Zhu   
Christoph Vogelsang    Joe Cada           Michael Zhang    Yuri Martins   
Christopher Brewer    Joe McKeehen           Mike Gorodinsky       
Dan Smith    John Hennigan           Mike Leah       
Daniel Alaei    John Juanda           Mike Matusow       
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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2021, 14:13:19 PM »
Jo has the lead after 10 Tournaments. Can anyone catch her or is it all over?

Selector    Points           Selector       
Jo 2    49           Stu    23   
Stephen 1    48           John 2    22   
Jon    46           Karen    22   
Aneurin    41           Luca 2    22   
Barrie 2    40           Michael    22   
Rob    31           Tom    22   
Gareth    30           David    21   
Del    29           Nic    20   
Jo 1    29           Stephen 2    20   
Derek    27           John 1    11   
Simon L    26           Barrie 1    10   
Chris    25           Simon A    3   
Carl 1    24           Luca 1    2   
Richard    23           Carl 2    1   
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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2021, 02:49:02 AM »
These are the substitutions that were made, giving selectors a chance to remove players who hadn't shown up. The teams will now include the new players, but not any points they scored in Events 1-10.
A Selector's points will show the full points scored in the Series for every player, but the points for Events 1-10 will be deducted on a line called Substitutions. Just one player who is being substituted had scored points, so those will be added to Luca 2's score under Substitutions. Twelve teams didn't make any changes.

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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2021, 02:54:47 AM »
The teams including substitutes, with scores after 10 Events:




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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 02:58:01 AM »
Event 11: $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship
Winner          Jason Koon
Runners          57
Paid          8
Final Table          8

Player          Position          Points         
Jason Koon          1          25         
Daniel Zack          4          12         
Mikita Badziakouski          5          10         

Selector    Points                  
David    25                  
Simon A    25                  
Stu    25                  
Carl 1    12                  
Gareth    12                  
Jo 2    12                  
John 1    12                  
Barrie 1    10                  

Jason Koon finally wins a bracelet, though runner-up Gabor Szabo was unlucky a couple of times, but them's the breaks in heads-up. Third-placed Henri Puustinen (better known as online pro 'buttonclicker') benefitted from the delays, as he just passed his 21st birthday and became eligible to play two months ago, and became one of the youngest ever to cash the WSOP. I'm not sure whether he would have been the youngest Vegas bracelet-winner if he'd gone all the way, but it doesn't matter now.

Inspired substituting by Simon enabled him to pick up 25 points from Koon's victory.
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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2021, 03:16:08 AM »
The air-con was on quite strong during the heads-up tournament:



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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2021, 01:46:18 AM »
Event 12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Winner          Yuval Bronshtein
Runners          422
Paid          64
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Marco Johnson          19          1         
Anthony Zinno          38          1         

Selector    Points                  
Jo 1    2                  
Gareth    1                  
Jo 2    1                  
John 1    1                  
Stephen 1    1                  
Stephen 2    1                  

I tried hard to find something interesting that happened in this tournament, but being delayed by computer failure appears to have been the highlight.
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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2021, 02:42:40 AM »
Event 13: $3,000 Freezeout No Limit Hold'em
Winner          Harvey Mathews
Runners          720
Paid          108
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Niall Farrell          12          1         
Bertrand Grospellier          32          1         
Benjamin Yu          82          1         

Selector    Points                  
Barrie 1    1                  
Carl 2    1                  
Chris    1                  
Del    1                  
Gareth    1                  
Jo 1    1                  
Jo 2    1                  
John 1    1                  
Rob    1                  
Simon A    1                  
Stephen 1    1                  

Four-time bracelet-winner Michael Gathy started the final table in the lead, but may have made a mistake by giving an interview just before it started, in which he set out his plan to pressurise the other players, who he reckoned wouldn't want to take risks when there were such large pay jumps. It may have cost him, as he ended up losing half his stack when a massive pot-sized River bluff was called by the eventual winner with A5 on a 45JKT board.

Gathy gives way his plan, for which he paid the price: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpoq8_-ERY8

Our own Firaldo just missed reaching another final table, while it seems that Simon's substituting skills aren't always as on-point as his draft of Jason Koon just in time for his victory in #11, as the discarded Elky came good in #13. Bertrand is no longer one of our players, but I've left him in just to irritate Simon.



David Jackson is a bit too honest.
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Re: 2021 APAT WSOP Fantasy League
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2021, 19:30:35 PM »
Event 14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Winner          Rafael Lebron
Runners          261
Paid          39
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Shaun Deeb          5          10         
Anthony Zinno          11          1         
Brandon Shack-Harris          28          1         
Yueqi Zhu          37          1         

Selector    Points                  
Jo 1    12                  
Jo 2    12                  
Barrie 1    11                  
Carl 1    11                  
Gareth    11                  
John 1    11                  
Stephen 1    11                  
Barrie 2    10                  
Chris    10                  
David    10                  
Del    10                  
Derek    10                  
Jon    10                  
Karen    10                  
Michael    10                  
Richard    10                  
Rob    10                  
Simon A    10                  
Simon L    10                  
Stu    10                  
Tom    10                  
Carl 2    1                  
John 2    1                  
Stephen 2    1                  

When Rafael Lebron and his friend Ian Johns learned poker together, his idol was David Williams, runner-up to Greg Raymer in the 2004 Main Event and bracelet-winner in 2006, so it was his dream heads-up to be pitted against Williams. It was less of a dream for Williams, who started short and never improved. Now Johns has three bracelets, Lebron has two and Williams is still stuck on one.
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2021, 00:53:30 AM »
Event 15: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Winner          Jonathan Baylor
Runners          1450
Paid          224
Final Table          7

Player          Position          Points         
Daniel Buzgon          51          1         
Joao Vieira          89          1         
Sean Perry          96          1         
Benjamin Yu          99          1         
Vanessa Kade          155          1         

Selector    Points                  
Rob    2                  
Simon L    2                  
Aneurin    1                  
Barrie 1    1                  
Carl 2    1                  
Chris    1                  
Del    1                  
Gareth    1                  
Jo 1    1                  
Jo 2    1                  
John 1    1                  
Jon    1                  
Stephen 1    1                  

When it came to three players left, there were two players making their first ever WSOP cash (one on his first ever Hendon Mob cash) and Jonathan Baylor on his third cash of this Series. Baylor won.

While it may have been amateur night at the top, there were several well-known players who dropped shortly before the final table, including Jason Stockfish, Hye Park, Melanie Weisner and Blair Hinkle. Stockfish is a case - he reached three final tables between 2016 and 2017 and was runner-up in them all. He made another final in 2019 and guess what - he was 2nd yet again. One more final that year and he finally broke his runner-up curse......by coming fifth. He could be a multiple winner spoken about in hushed tones. Instead, he doesn't have a single bracelet.


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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2021, 18:32:11 PM »
Event 16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Winner          John Monnette
Runners          92
Paid          14
Final Table          10

Player          Position          Points         
John Monnette          1          25         
John Racener          6          8         
Chad Eveslage          14          1         

Selector    Points                  
Stephen 1    26                  
Jo 1    25                  
Barrie 2    8                  
Carl 2    8                  
Jo 2    8                  
Luca 1    8                  
Gareth    1                  

It's no surprise for John Monnette to snag another bracelet (numero four) or for John Racener to be in the shake-up. What was a surprise was to see Nate Silver mixing it at this level. Nate is a statistician who founded the FiveThirtyEight website, mainly known for political forecasting. I have watched him on many podcasts and never knew that he's a poker player, and has a few meaty cashes to his name. He was in exalted company here - seven of the final eleven were already bracelet-winners, and only one of the remainder had never graced a WSOP final table before. Eric Kurtzman and Terrance Chan, who finished third and fourth, were amongst the non-winners, but both have been both 2nd and 3rd previously. Jason Somerville, who was 5th, has filled every position from 1-5, while Racener not only has final tables to burn (this was his 18th), but was runner-up in the 2010 Main Event. But Silver came through all of them to heads-up, despite being short early on the FT. Silver and Monnette battled fairly evenly for three hours until Monnette managed to pull away.

Nate Silver in his natural environment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eeiGIUpvaI

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2021, 23:09:02 PM »
Event 17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em
Winner          Daniel Lazrus
Runners          5326
Paid          799
Final Table          9

Player          Position          Points         
Faraz Jaka          22          1         
Vanessa Kade          75          1         
Allen Kessler          290          1         
Brian Hastings          318          1         
Daniel Buzgon          394          1         
Niall Farrell          561          1         
Joseph Cheong          730          1         

Selector    Points                  
Chris    2                  
Simon L    2                  
Aneurin    1                  
Carl 1    1                  
Carl 2    1                  
Del    1                  
John 1    1                  
Jon    1                  
Karen    1                  
Rob    1                  
Simon A    1                  

$1m for 1st and $500k for 2nd. Not bad. With over 5,000 entries, who gets to the final table is going be somewhat random - so how does Michael Gathy do it? 4th place in this just two days after finishing 3rd out of 720 in #13. That's worth $289k on top of $164k. Vanessa Kade picked up her 3rd cash of the Series.


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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2021, 00:31:22 AM »
Event 18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
Winner          Vladimir Peck
Runners          253
Paid          38
Final Table          7

Player          Position          Points         
Joao Vieira          3          15         
Mike Gorodinsky          12          1         
David Benyamine          20          1         
Benny Glaser          31          1         
Benjamin Yu          33          1         
Randy Ohel          34          1         

Selector    Points                  
Rob    16                  
Gareth    3                  
Carl 1    2                  
Del    2                  
Jo 2    2                  
Stephen 1    2                  
Aneurin    1                  
Barrie 1    1                  
Barrie 2    1                  
Carl 2    1                  
Derek    1                  
Jo 1    1                  
John 1    1                  
Luca 2    1                  
Nic    1                  

Now that Vieira has arrived, he is making inroads into the points deficit for Rob.

This event needed an extra day as the heads-up had made little advance after two hours and it was 3am. It took another two hours on the unscheduled Day 4 to finish it.


Peck had to make a major comeback to win his bracelet:
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