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2020 51st Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, December 13, 2020 to Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $6,768,000
  • Entries: 705
  • Remaining: 1


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Monday, December 14, 2020 10:33 PM Local Time
Places 37-45

These players earned $25,718.

David "Iamyorfather" Gonzalez0-1,159,067
Ben "three2pair" Diebold00
Scott "ThatsPraxis" Seiver0-922,484
Matthew "Booyastink" Wantman00
Matthew "wizardofdust" Salsberg0-317,534
Jackob "11one11" Datashvili0-304,741
Vijay "vjayramani" Ramani0-658,086
Allen "TheRounder89" Ten Hoeve00
Adam "BigPapa517" Lamphere0-308,868
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:27 PM Local Time
Hagerty Fells Diebold to Move Into Chip Lead

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty raised to 56,000 from early position, Ben "three2pair" Diebold moved all in for 488,096 from middle position. It folded back to Hagerty who called.

The cards were revealed and Diebold was in trouble with the    against the    of Hagerty.

The board came       and diebold was eliminated while Hagerty moved into the chip lead.

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty3,479,5521,564,128
Ben "three2pair" Diebold0-352,492
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:24 PM Local Time
Wantman Wants a Four

Matthew Wantman

Matthew "Booyastink" Wantman moved all in for 299,456 under the gun and Shawn "shades927" Stroke called from the button. Both blinds folded and Wantman discovered the bad news.

Matthew "Booyastink" Wantman:   
Shawn "shades927" Stroke:   

Wantman was looking for some help, but he was left wanting as the board ran out a dry      . Wantman was eliminated in 40th place for $25,718.

Shawn "shades927" Stroke2,414,756314,756
Matthew "Booyastink" Wantman0-346,272
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:13 PM Local Time
Stroke Chipping Up

Shawn Stroke

Shawn "shades927" Stroke raised from under the gun to 56,722. Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani called from the cutoff Rody "Eli1995" Collazo came along from the button, the small blind folded and the big blind Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr defended.

The four players saw the flop come    . Stroke bet 82,000 into a pot of 260,488. Only Collazo called.

The turn came the  . Stroke fired again, this time for 158,000 which was enough to send Collazo away to give Stroke the nice pot and move him into the top three chips counts.

Shawn "shades927" Stroke2,596,074927,315
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani1,211,214-456,459
Thomas "illmatic_94" Schehr1,104,87354,857
Rody "Eli1995" Collazo613,11486,602
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:13 PM Local Time
Allen Ten Hoeve Eliminated By Dan Zack

Allen "TheRounder89" Ten Hoeve moved all in for 359,486 from the button and Dan "pepperprince" Zack called from the big blind.

Dan "pepperprince" Zack:   
Allen "TheRounder89" Ten Hoeve:   

Zack had the superior pocket pair and he scored the elimination after the board ran out      . With that, Ten Hoeve hit the rail in 44th place for $25,718.

Dan "pepperprince" Zack1,730,0001,106,446
Allen "TheRounder89" Ten Hoeve0-453,070
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, December 14, 2020 10:02 PM Local Time
Places 46-54

These players earned $22,334.

Freddy "nevera" Deeb00
Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess00
Jim "BOCARATONE" Collopy0-425,717
Liyingxue "hu4rollz98" Ji0-270,662
Darren "darrenelias" Elias0-632,176
Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai0-608,096
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian00
Galen "turkmalloy" Hall0-1,271,362
Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus00
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:57 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on their second break of the day with 45 players remaining.

Monday, December 14, 2020 9:54 PM Local Time
Deeb Elimiated by Aces

Freddy Deeb

After previously surviving on the river vs Shawn "shades927" Stroke a few hands prior, Freddy "nevera" Deeb was not so fortunate a few moments later as he met his demise at the hands of the same opponent.

Deeb's elimination was captured seconds before the table closed and details of the hand were lost but it was apparent that his ace-king could not overcome the pocket rockets of Stroke.

Shawn "shades927" Stroke1,668,759184,653
Freddy "nevera" Deeb0-349,168
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:47 PM Local Time
2013 WSOP Main Event Champ Eliminated

Ryan Riess

2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess had dwindled to an extreme short stack when he found himself in the big blind for more than half his remaining chips.

Jason "haderade" Somerville min-raised to 48,000 under the gun and action folded to Riess, who called off the 22,748 he had behind.

Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess:   
Jason "haderade" Somerville:   

The     flop gave Somerville a hammerlock on the hand with a pair of jacks, and he locked it up on the   turn. Riess was drawing dead and took his leave from the tournament in 47th place after the meaningless   was run out on the river.

Jason "haderade" Somerville1,233,702541,388
Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess0-288,474
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:47 PM Local Time
Deeb Rides Roller Coaster to a Double Up

Shawn "shades927" Stroke raised to 60,000 from middle position. Freddy "nevera" Deeb went all in for his remaining 158,984 out of the big blind which Stroke called.

Deeb was at risk but ahead holding the    against the    of Stroke. The flop came     but the turn sent Deeb close to the rail as the   came off to put him one card away from elimination.

But Deeb's time had not come yet as the   binked off to keep him alive with a double up.

Shawn "shades927" Stroke1,484,106-653,734
Freddy "nevera" Deeb349,16876,629
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:39 PM Local Time
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Monday, December 14, 2020 9:29 PM Local Time
Zobian Flushed By Graner

Aram Zobian

Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian raised to 40,000 from the lojack and Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner defended his big blind to see a     flop.

Both players checked, the   appeared on the turn, and Graner bet 38,700. Zobian called and the   completed the board on the river.

Graner downsized with a bet of 26,000 and then snap-called when Zobian jammed for 143,086.

Zobian held the    for top two pair but it was no good as Graner had the    for the nuts. Zobian was ousted in 52nd place for $22,334.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner568,036335,274
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian0-77,093
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:28 PM Local Time
Top 10 Chip Counts
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins2,348,546338,400
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,321,328391,261
Shawn "shades927" Stroke2,137,8401,904,003
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty1,915,424425,572
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella1,694,0021,694,002
Jaime "DameTime12" Cervantes-Alvarez1,676,771554,685
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani1,667,673683,137
Ryan "ErikBachman" Hiller1,592,221529,483
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld1,460,86851,807
Justin "cheersfive" Liberto1,410,620597,052
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:24 PM Local Time
Lazrus Hits the Rail in 54th Place

Daniel Lazrus

Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus raised to 90,055 under the gun and left himself just 3,824 behind. Action folded around to Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon and he moved all in from the small blind. After the big blind folded, Lazrus called off and the hands were turned up.

Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus:   
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon:   

Lazrus has a kicker problem and it didn't get resolved as the board ran out      . Lazrus was eliminated in 54th place for $22,334.

Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon1,090,611412,679
Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus0-326,738
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:22 PM Local Time
Cai's Run Ended By Aces

Zhen Cai

Zhen "inofoldtou" Cai raised to 40,000 from middle position. It folded back around to Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty in the small blind who three-bet to 141,888. Cai then four-bet shoved his remaining amount of 486,176 which Hegarty snap called.

Cai was in trouble holding the    against the    of Hagerty.

The flop came    , the turn was the   to provide some slight hope but the   on the river ended that hope and eliminated Cai.

Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty1,489,852401,064
Zhen "inofoldtou" Cai00
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:21 PM Local Time
Places 55-63

These players earned $20,304.

Nick "cashusklay" Schulman0-585,012
Zhen "inofoldtou" Cai0-330,922
Lanny "thepuritz" Vaysman00
Michael "vagab0nd" Youngman0-1,421,443
Christopher "battenfield" Battenfield00
Jose "deposit" Noboa00
Ryan "ch1ckyparm" Hefter0-248,271
Jordan "HFNeon" Spurlin0-347,310
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman00
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:11 PM Local Time
Vaysman Vanquished By Cannon

Action folded around to Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon in the small blind and he moved all in for 460,175. Lanny "thepuritz" Vaysman was in the big blind and opted to call off for 201,757.

Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon:   
Lanny "thepuritz" Vaysman:   

It was a flip but not after the flop came down     to give Cannon a pair of sixes with a flush redraw. The   turn and   river were both blanks and Vaysman bowed out in 57th place for $20,304.

Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon677,932-272,043
Lanny "thepuritz" Vaysman0-190,957
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:07 PM Local Time
Diebold Outflops Ramani to Survive

Ben "three2pair" Diebold shoved all in for 153,246 over the 40,000 raise from Vijay "vjayramani" Ramani. It folded back around to Ramani who called.

Ben "three2pair" Diebold;   
Vijay "vjayramani" Ramani:   

The flop gave Diebold the advantage as it came     to give him the two-pair. The turn was the   and the river the   and Diebold stayed alive.

Vijay "vjayramani" Ramani658,086-20,846
Ben "three2pair" Diebold352,492100,446
Monday, December 14, 2020 9:01 PM Local Time
Battenfield Runs Into Yaginuma's Aces Buzzsaw

Christopher Battenfield

Just before the break, Christopher "battenfield" Battenfield moved all in for 192,728 from under the gun and Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma flatted from the button. Both blinds got out of the way and Battenfield discovered the bad news.

Christopher "battenfield" Battenfield:   
Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma"   

The     flop gave Battenfield some chop outs to a five, but neither the   turn nor   river proved helpful. With that, Battenfield saw his run come to an end in 59th place for $20,304.

Jesse "patient0" Yaginuma904,276361,528
Christopher "battenfield" Battenfield0-532,102
Monday, December 14, 2020 8:55 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on their first brief break of the day.

Playtika - Jason Alexander