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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, October 01, 2021 to Sunday, October 03, 2021

Event #5: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $810,345
  • Entries: 607
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:48 AM Local Time
Day 2 Ends With Connor Drinan in Commanding Chip Position

Connor Drinan

After 11 long levels, Day 2 of Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better has come to an end with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Connor Drinan assuming a commanding lead with 2.4 million in chips. The next closest stack belongs to four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, who sits with 1.4 million chips.

The day began with 230 hopefuls looking to make a deep run and ended with just 15 players remaining. Notables who started the day but failed to make the money include Allen Kessler, Bart Hanson, Mark Gregorich, and Allyn Shulman, who was eliminated close to the bubble after running into Eddie Hernandez's set of aces.

Those who managed to cash before busting include Joshua Pender, JJ Liu, Ari Engel, John Racener, John Certuno, and high-profile actor James Woods, who is an avid poker player who has cashed in numerous WSOP Omaha 8 or Better events over the years.

Play is set to resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time and play down to an eventual champion. Play will begin on level 27 with limits of 50,000/100,000.

Stay tuned to PokerNews to see who will claim the first Omaha bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and accompanying $163,252 first-place prize!

Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:40 AM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4141Scott VeitzerUnited States885,000
4142Pearce ArnoldUnited States1,160,000
4143Kris KwiatkowskiUnited States1,045,000
4144Sandy SanchezUnited States1,380,000
4146Scott BaumsteinUnited States900,000
4147Carl LijewskiUnited States1,095,000
4148Micah BrooksUnited States830,000
4149Travis PearsonUnited States345,000
4211Michael MoedUnited States965,000
4212Khamar XaythavoneUnited States150,000
4215Robert MizrachiUnited States1,410,000
4216Curtis PhelpsUnited States1,080,000
4217Yehuda BuchalterUnited States1,020,000
4218Evgeni TourevskiRussia435,000
4219Connor DrinanUnited States2,415,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:33 AM Local Time
End-Of-Day Chip Counts
Connor Drinan2,415,000965,000
Robert Mizrachi1,410,00060,000
Sandy Sanchez1,380,000-155,000
Pearce Arnold1,160,00030,000
Carl Lijewski1,095,000-205,000
Curtis Phelps1,080,000720,000
Kris Kwiatkowski1,045,00075,000
Yehuda Buchalter1,020,00020,000
Michael Moed965,00030,000
Scott Baumstein900,000-325,000
Scott Veitzer885,000110,000
Micah Brooks830,000-120,000
Eugeni Tourevski435,000335,000
Travis Pearson385,000-275,000
Khamar Xaythavone150,000-130,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:28 AM Local Time
Play Done For The Day

Play has concluded for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap shortly.

Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:26 AM Local Time
AJ Kelsall Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,580)

AJ Kelsall

AJ Kelsall got all of his chips in preflop, and ended up heads-up after the flop with Michael Moed.

Michael Moed:     
AJ Kelsall:     

The board ran      , which did not favor Kelsall as he was scooped by Moed, and subsequently eliminated in 16th place.

Michael Moed935,00060,000
AJ Kelsall0-430,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:14 AM Local Time
Arnold Jenkins Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,580)

Arnold Jenkins

Kris Kwiatkowski raised from the button and a short-stacked Arnold Jenkins three-bet all in from the big blind. Kwiatkowski called and hands were revealed.

Kris Kwiatkowski:     
Arnold Jenkins:     

The board ran out       and Kwiatkowski won with aces and the low.

Arnold Jenkins0-360,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time
Ryan Hughes Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,580)

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes bet on a board of      from the big blind and was raised by Connor Drinan on the button. Hughes re-raised all in and Drinan called to put Hughes at risk.

Ryan Hughes:     
Connor Drinan:     

The   completed the board and Drinan scooped the pot with a set of tens, eliminating Hughes in 18th place.

Ryan Hughes0-325,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:42 AM Local Time
Kwiatowski Scoops a Nice One

Kris Kwiatkowski

Action was headed to the flop three ways. The dealer spread out the     flop. David Wilson checked and Carl Lijewski fired out a bet. Next to act, Kris Kwiatkowski called, and Wilson folded.

The turn brought the  . Lijewski fired once again and Kwiatkowski called.

The river was the  . Lijewski slowed down and checked. Kwiatkowski checked behind and showed      for trip jacks and was awarded the pot.

Carl Lijewski1,300,00050,000
Kris Kwiatkowski970,000295,000
David Wilson240,000-130,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:15 AM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 0
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:14 AM Local Time
Chip Stacks
Sandy Sanchez1,535,000710,000
Connor Drinan1,450,000110,000
Robert Mizrachi1,350,000165,000
Carl Lijewski1,250,00090,000
Scott Baumstein1,225,000775,000
Pearce Arnold1,130,000155,000
Yehuda Buchalter1,000,000-25,000
Micah Brooks950,000700,000
Michael Moed875,000125,000
Scott Veitzer775,000-325,000
Kris Kwiatkowski675,00025,000
Travis Pearson660,000-80,000
AJ Kelsall430,00080,000
David Wilson370,000-80,000
Curtis Phelps360,00020,000
Arnold Jenkins360,000110,000
Ryan Hughes325,000-175,000
Khamar Xaythavone280,000-70,000
Eugeni Tourevski100,000-75,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Break Time

The players have been sent on their final fifteen minute break of the night. They will return to play one more 60 minute level before bagging and tagging for the night.

Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:59 AM Local Time
Veitzer Chips Up Versus Buchalter

Scott Veitzer

On the completed board of      , Scott Veitzer fired out a bet on the river. Yehuda Buchalter opted to call and was shown the bad news when Veitzer tabled      for sixes full of aces, and was subsequently awarded the pot.

This pot catapulted Veitzer above the one million chip mark.

Scott Veitzer1,100,000450,000
Yehuda Buchalter1,025,000175,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:50 AM Local Time
Wilson and Kwiatkowski Chop up Concepcion

On a board reading      Rafael Concepcion and David Wilson were all in and at risk against Kris Kwiatkowski, who had them both covered.


The   completed the board and Kwiatkowski took the high, while Wilson got the low — eliminating Concepcion in the process.

Kris Kwiatkowski650,000-20,000
David Wilson450,000-250,000
Rafael Concepcion0-540,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Pearce Scores Double KO

Pearce Arnold

A raising war broke out preflop between Pearce Arnold, Kevin Peterson and Peter Pensa, which ended up with Pensa and Peterson both all in preflop.


The dealer dealt out       — giving Pearce a straight and a low, which was enough to eliminate both Pensa and Petersen.

Pearce Arnold975,000525,000
Kevin Peterson0-100,000
Peter Pensa0-400,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:32 AM Local Time
Gussoni Eliminated by Peterson

The action was picked up as the dealer pushed the pot towards Kevin Peterson, who had survived his all-in.

Robert Gussoni was not as fortunate and was eliminated.

Kevin Peterson100,000-320,000
Robert Gussoni00
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Baumstein Drills Flush to Stay Alive

Scott Baumstein

Yehuda Buchalter opened on the button and was three-bet by Scott Baumstein in the small blind. Khamar Xaythavone then four-bet from the big blind. Baumstein called for the remainder of his chips, and Buchalter called as well.

The flop came    , Xaythavone continuation bet, and Buchalter called.

Buchalter then led out on the   turn and Xaythavone called.

Both players checked the river. Baumstein revealed      for the nut flush and scooped the main. Buchalter held      for a straight and took down the side pot as Xaythavone mucked.

Yehuda Buchalter850,00050,000
Scott Baumstein450,00020,000
Khamar Xaythavone350,000-490,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Connor Drinan1,340,000140,000
Robert Mizrachi1,185,000735,000
Carl Lijewski1,160,000-20,000
Sandy Sanchez825,000325,000
Travis Pearson740,000-360,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Lijewski Cracks One Million Chips

Carl Lijewski

Carl Lijewski scooped a big one versus David Wilson and Kris Kwiatkowski to crack the one million chip mark!

Carl Lijewski1,180,000530,000
David Wilson700,000140,000
Kris Kwiatkowski670,000-630,000
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 0
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Tourevski Triples Up

On a board of      , Eugeni Tourevski was already all-in from middle position and Khamar Xaythavone was facing a bet on the button from Michael Moed. Xaythavone called, Moed tabled     , and Xaythavone mucked — awarding Moed the side pot.

Tourevski tabled      for a straight and the nut low and scooped the main.

Michael Moed750,000-250,000
Eugeni Tourevski520,000520,000