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

Saturday, October 02, 2021 to Monday, October 04, 2021

Event #6: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $3,283,875
  • Entries: 139
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, October 4, 2021 6:13 PM Local Time
Jaffe Getting Shorter

Tyler Cornell opened to 200,000 on the button and Jonathan Jaffe defended from the big blind. The flop fell     and Jaffe checked to Cornell who continued for 145,000. Jaffe quickly check-raised to 375,000 and Cornell called.

The   landed on the turn and both players checked to the   on the river. Jaffe checked once more and Cornell quickly checked it back. Cornell whipped over    for two pair and Jaffe's cards hit the muck.

Tyler Cornell7,500,0001,200,000
Michael Liang6,000,000100,000
Adrian Mateos5,800,000-600,000
Jonathan Jaffe1,800,000-700,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 6:02 PM Local Time
Slight Chip Lead for Mateos

Adrian Mateos raised to 200,000 from under the gun and Jonathan Jaffe made the call in the big blind.

The flop came    , Jaffe check-called the 140,000 continuation-bet of Mateos.

The turn was the   and Jaffe checked again. This time, Mateos fired a bet of 575,000 over the line for Jaffe to fold.

Adrian Mateos6,400,000800,000
Tyler Cornell6,300,000-300,000
Michael Liang5,900,000-300,000
Jonathan Jaffe2,500,000-200,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:55 PM Local Time
Cornell Back Out Front

Tyler Cornell raised to 215,000 on the button and Jonathan Jaffe called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Jaffe checked again and Cornell flicked in a bet of 350,000. Jaffe called and the   paired the board on the river. Both players quickly knuckled the table and Cornell tabled    for the winner.

Tyler Cornell6,600,000700,000
Michael Liang6,200,000-100,000
Adrian Mateos5,600,000100,000
Jonathan Jaffe2,700,000-700,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:52 PM Local Time
Jaffe Folds to Mateos

Jonathan Jaffe raised to 200,000 from under the gun and Adrian Mateos called on the button while the rest folded.

The flop came    , Jaffe continued with a bet of 200,000 and Mateos went along.

The turn was the   and Jaffe opted to check. Mateos bet 335,000 for Jaffe to fold. The Spanish rail had just rocked up and cheered loudly.

Michael Liang6,300,0000
Tyler Cornell5,900,000-1,000,000
Adrian Mateos5,500,0001,200,000
Jonathan Jaffe3,400,000-1,400,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:44 PM Local Time
Liang Gets Paid on the River

Michael Liang

Adrian Mateos raised to 200,000 on the button, and Michael Liang defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Liang checked to Mateos who continued for 135,000. Liang check-raised to 465,000, and Mateos called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Liang took almost two minutes before finally sticking in a bet of 1,775,000. Mateos thought about it for over four minutes, struggling with his decision. He eventually called, and Liang showed him    for two pair to earn the pot.

Michael Liang6,300,0002,600,000
Adrian Mateos4,300,000-1,300,000
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Monday, October 4, 2021 5:36 PM Local Time
Mateos Takes Over the Chip Lead

Adrian Mateos

Adrian Mateos has been on a roll recently and has just officially taken over the big stack. Mateos limped from the small blind, and Tyler Cornell checked his option to see the flop come down    . Both players checked, and the same action occurred on the   turn.

The   completed the board, and this time, Mateos fired 2/3 pot, 200,000 Cornell called, but sent his cards to the dealer after Mateos showed    for two pair.

With that pot, Mateos now leads with nearly 6,800,000.

Adrian Mateos6,475,0000
Tyler Cornell6,165,0000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:23 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:22 PM Local Time
Cornell Raises River On Jaffe

Tyler Cornell

Tyler Cornell raised to 175,000 from under the gun and Jonathan Jaffe three-bet to 580,000 from the small blind. Adrian Mateos folded his big blind and Cornell called.

The flop brought them the    , Jaffe continued with a bet of 550,000 for Cornell to call again.

The turn was the  , Jaffe slowed down and checked. Cornell did the same for the   to complete the board on the river. Jaffe bet 400,000. Cornell thought about things for a while before he decided to raise to 1,700,000. Jaffe folded.

Tyler Cornell6,900,0001,700,000
Adrian Mateos5,600,000-200,000
Jonathan Jaffe4,800,000-1,500,000
Michael Liang3,700,0000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:15 PM Local Time
Mateos Keeps Applying Pressure

Adrian Mateos was back at it again by raising to 160,000 in the cutoff. Jonathan Jaffe called from the big blind and the dealer spread the flop of    .

Jaffe checked-called a bet of 325,000 from Mateos and the   landed on the turn. Jaffe checked again and Mateos counted out a bet of 825,000 this time. Jaffe still called and the   completed the board.

Jaffe checked for the third time and Mateos pushed out almost all of his chips, a bet of 2,900,000. Jaffe went deep into the tank for over three minutes before finally sliding his cards to the muck.

Jonathan Jaffe6,300,000-1,400,000
Adrian Mateos5,800,0001,400,000
Tyler Cornell5,200,0000
Michael Liang3,700,000-100,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 5:05 PM Local Time
Mateos Keeps Adding to His Stack

Michael Liang raised to 165,000 from under the gun and was called by both Adrian Mateos and Tyler Cornell in the blinds. The flop came    , they all checked to the   on the turn. It was checked around again to the   on the river. They all checked again for Mateos to claim the pot with the   .

On the next hand, Mateos raised to 160,000 from the button and got called by Cornell and Liang in the blinds. The flop came    , it was checked to Mateos who continued with a bet of 140,000. Cornell was the only one to make the call. The turn was the   and Cornell checked again. This time, Mateos opted to do the same to see the   complete the board. Cornell contemplated his options and decided to bet 285,000. Mateos tanked for about 90 seconds and then raised to 2,200,000. Cornell folded.

Jonathan Jaffe7,700,000-200,000
Tyler Cornell5,200,000-1,000,000
Adrian Mateos4,400,0001,300,000
Michael Liang3,800,000-400,000
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Monday, October 4, 2021 4:57 PM Local Time
Mateos Closing the Gap

Michael Liang made it 165,000 on the button and Adrian Mateos defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Two more checks and the   paired the board on the river. Mateos led out with a bet of 140,000 and Liang looked him up. Mateos flipped over    for two pair and Liang conceded the pot.

Michael Liang4,200,000100,000
Adrian Mateos3,100,000300,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Jaffe's Bet on the River Gets the Fold

Jonathan Jaffe raised to 175,000 from under the gun and Michael Liang defended his big blind.

The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. It went check-check again for the   to complete the board.

Liang checked and Jaffe decided to bet 300,000 which was enough for Liang to let the hand go.

Jonathan Jaffe7,900,000300,000
Tyler Cornell6,200,000-200,000
Michael Liang4,100,000-300,000
Adrian Mateos2,800,0000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
Mateos Wins Two in a Row

Michael Liang opened to 175,000 on the button and Adrian Mateos re-raised to 550,000 from the big blind. Liang thought for a brief moment but decided to send his cards to the muck.

In the next hand, Jonathan Jaffe raised to 175,000 on the button. Mateos once again decided on a three-bet but this time he moved his entire stack of 2,400,000 into the middle. Jaffe quickly dispatched his cards and Mateos scooped another pot.

Jonathan Jaffe7,600,000600,000
Michael Liang4,400,000-400,000
Adrian Mateos2,800,000-100,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:37 PM Local Time
Mateos Chips Up

Adrian Mateos raised to 160,000 from the button and Tyler Cornell three-bet to 500,000 while sitting in the small blind. Michael Liang folded his big blind after taking some time to consider his options, and Mateos did the same before making the call.

The flop came    , Cornell continued with a bet of 250,000 which Mateos called.

The turn was the   and Cornell contemplated for a bit before opting to check. Mateos tanked for a while and then led out a bet of 350,000. Cornell quickly folded.

Jonathan Jaffe7,000,0000
Tyler Cornell6,400,000-900,000
Michael Liang4,800,000-200,000
Adrian Mateos2,900,000900,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:30 PM Local Time
Mustapha Kanit Eliminated in 5th Place ($216,842)

Mustapha Kanit

Jonathan Jaffe opened to 175,000 in the cutoff and Mustapha Kanit stuck in a three-bet to 630,000 from the small blind. The action was back on Jaffe who called to see a flop of    .

Kanit continued with a bet of 340,000 only to have Jaffe shove all in. Kanit paused for a moment and then made the call for the rest of his 2,040,000 chips.

Jaffe turned over    for top pair and Kanit held    for two over cards and straight draw. The turn brought the   which reduced some of Kanit's outs and the   on the river bricked out, eliminating Kanit in fifth place.

Jonathan Jaffe7,000,0002,800,000
Mustapha Kanit0-2,600,000
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Monday, October 4, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Kanit Doesn't Get Called on the Flop

Mustapha Kanit raised to 125,000 from under the gun and Tyler Cornell was the only one to make the call from the cutoff while the rest folded.

The flop came    , Kanit continued with a bet of 90,000 which was enough for Cornell to let his hand go.

Tyler Cornell7,300,000200,000
Michael Liang5,000,000-140,000
Jonathan Jaffe4,200,000-100,000
Mustapha Kanit2,600,000-30,000
Adrian Mateos2,000,0000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Jaffe Picks Up the First Significant Pot

Tyler Cornell opened to 135,000 in the cutoff and picked up calls from Jonathan Jaffe and Adrian Mateos in the blinds.

The flop came     and the blinds checked to Cornell who also checked it through to the   on the turn.

Jaffe and Mateos checked it again and Cornell tossed in a bet of 175,000 this time. Jaffe called and Mateos stepped aside.

The river brought the   and Jaffe thought for a minute before leading out for 150,000. Cornell thought for a moment as well and eventually decided to lay it down.

Tyler Cornell7,100,000-355,000
Jonathan Jaffe4,300,000650,000
Adrian Mateos2,000,000-180,000
Monday, October 4, 2021 4:07 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

With 13 minutes left in Level 17, the five remaining players have returned to play down to a winner who will win $833,289 and a gold WSOP bracelet. The dealer has been instructed to shuffle up and deal.

Monday, October 4, 2021 12:48 PM Local Time
Just Five Players Remain In the $25,000 High Roller; Tyler Cornell Holds Massive Lead

Tyler Cornell

Welcome back to the final day of Event #6: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em where the final five players are set to gather at the feature table in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Tyler Cornell accumulated a massive chip lead at the end of Day 2 and will bring a stack of 7,455,000 chips with him.

Cornell was the man responsible for four of the last five eliminations on Day 2 which finally brought the field down to five players after 11 hours of play. Joining him at the final table will be Michael Liang (5,140,000), Jonathan Jaffe (3,650,000), Mustapha Kanit (2,630,000), and Adrian Mateos (2,180,000). Each player will begin the day with over 30 big blinds so there should be plenty of room for players to make their move.

Event #6: $25,000 High Roller Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Michael LiangUnited States5,140,00085
3Jonathan JaffeUnited States3,650,00060
5Adrian MateosSpain2,180,00036
6Mustapha KanitItaly2,630,00043
7Tyler CornellUnited States7,455,000124

Mateos is the only one of the remaining five players to have previously won a WSOP gold bracelet and he has done so on three separate occasions. Although he is the short stack, Mateos knows what it takes to come from behind so don't count him out yet.

There will be approximately 9:30 remaining in level 17 with the blinds at 30,000/60,000 and a big blind ante of 60,000. The levels will be 60 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels. The cards will go in the air at 4 p.m. local time and you can watch all of the action on a one-hour delay at PokerGO.

The PokerNews live reporting team will also be here to bring you all of the updates throughout the day until a winner is crowned.

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