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

Sunday, October 03, 2021 to Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Event #7: Dealers Choice 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $409,845
  • Entries: 307
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:55 AM Local Time
Ray Henson Leads Final Eleven in Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed; Four Bracelet Winners in the Mix

Ray Henson

The second mixed game contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker is one step closer to crowning a winner. Out of a field of 307 entries in Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed, only 11 contenders remain in the mix for poker's most sought-after prize at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Ray Henson was second in chips after Day 1 and retained his prime position after bagging up 1,365,000, edging past Ian O'Hara (1,310,000) and Christopher Lindner (1,260,000). Among the finalists, a quartet already knows what it feels like to pose for the winner shots and that includes Andrew Kelsall, Nathan Gamble, Naoya Kihara, and Adam Friedman.

Seat Draw for Day 3 in Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Feature 11Craig ChaitUnited States235,000
Feature 12Christopher LindnerUnited States1,260,000
Feature 13Naoya KiharaJapan400,000
Feature 14Ray HensonUnited States1,365,000
Feature 15Jeremy HeartbergUnited States405,000
   Seven Card Stud2 Hands
Feature 21Adam KipnisUnited States175,000
Feature 22Ian O'HaraUnited States1,310,000
Feature 23Andrew KelsallUnited States835,000
Feature 24Nathan GambleUnited States480,000
Feature 25Jaswinder LallyCanada880,000
Feature 26Adam FriedmanUnited States330,000
  Button Seat 1No-Limit Hold'em5 Hands

The top 47 finishers earned a portion of the $409,845 prize pool and Day 2 saw 90 players return to their seats in the Amazon Orange section. Big names such as Daniel Negreanu, Ted Forrest, Adam Owen, Benny Glaser, Brian Rast, and Dylan Linde were all eliminated prior to the money bubble. The last player to leave without anything to show for their efforts was David Matsumoto, who came up short in a Badeucey hand against Carlos Andino.

Notables in the money prior to the final three tables included Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. finalist Chad Eveslage, Ryan Hughes, Nicholas Seiken, Mike Wattel, Norman Chad, Eli Elezra, and Kosei Ichinose. Chad was eliminated by Friedman, who had previously prayed to the poker gods to bust the WSOP commentator and even offered to finish in 16th place if it were to come true.

Norman Chad
Norman Chad

The bid of Phil Hellmuth to have a shot at the record-extending 16th bracelet ended in 18th place and it was his second deep run in as many events. Kevin Gerhart and Allen Le were among the late casualties and Gina Hecht was eliminated in the final hand of the night.

Day 3 is scheduled to resume at 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 5, on the two outer feature tables in the Amazon Room. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide all the key hands until a winner has been determined.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:12 AM Local Time
End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts
Ray Henson1,365,000215,000
Ian O'Hara1,310,0000
Christopher Lindner1,260,0000
Jaswinder Lally880,000105,000
Andrew Kelsall835,000355,000
Nathan Gamble480,0000
Jeremy Heartberg405,000105,000
Naoya Kihara400,000145,000
Adam Friedman330,000-210,000
Craig Chait235,000-180,000
Adam Kipnis175,00075,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:05 AM Local Time
Day 2 Completed

The remaining 11 players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night. They will return the following day at 3pm local time to play all the way down to a winner. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:04 AM Local Time
O'Hara Takes From Gamble

No-Limit Hold'em

Nathan Gamble raised it up to 50,000 and was called by Ian O'Hara out of the big blind, who had picked the game type for the final hands of the night. The flop brought     and O'Hara check-called for 40,000 to see the   on the turn. O'Hara check-called once more for another 115,000 and the   river went check, check.

As the first player to show, O'Hara revealed    and Gamble mucked.

Ian O'Hara1,310,000160,000
Nathan Gamble480,000-270,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:03 AM Local Time
Gina Hecht Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,612)

Gina Hecht

Seven Card Stud

Gina Hecht was down to her final pink 5,000 chip on the final hand of the night, and flicked it in during a hand of Stud.

Gina Hecht:   /    / 
Christopher Lindner:   /    / 

Hecht was drawing live on fifth street with flush and straight draws despite Lindner's three aces, but when Lindner filled up on seventh street, it sealed Hecht's fate in the tournament and sent her home in 12th place.

Christopher Lindner1,260,00060,000
Gina Hecht0-100,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:53 AM Local Time
O'Hara Shows a Wheel

Omaha Hi-Lo

After a      turn, Adam Kipnis bet and Ian O'Hara raised. With just four T-25,000 chips behind, Kipnis gave it some consideration and folded. O'Hara flashed the    for a flopped wheel to leave his table neighbour very short.

Ian O'Hara1,150,000225,000
Adam Kipnis100,000-460,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
One Chop and a Scoop for O'Hara

Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Ian O'Hara:    /      /  
Nathan Gamble:    /      /  
Jaswinder Lally:    /      /  

After checking on fifth street, Jaswinder Lally bet sixth to get called by Ian O'Hara and Nathan Gamble. They checked seventh and Lally announced two pair and a nine low. He tabled     and had misread his hand as he only had a ten-low. O'Hara had     for a pair of sixes and nine-six low to earn the low pot while Gamble could not beat either.

The game then switched to Omaha Hi-Lo and O'Hara scooped Lally in a medium-sized pot with a flopped set of kings, as there was no low possible.

Ian O'Hara925,000250,000
Jaswinder Lally775,000-240,000
Nathan Gamble750,000-210,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:36 AM Local Time
Henson Closes Gap to Lindner

Big O

On the heads-up turn of     , Christopher Lindner checked and Ray Henson bet 225,000 for his opponent to call. Lindner then checked the   on the river and Henson announced all-in almost immediately. The shove was for what appeared to be 475,000 and Lindner folded.

Christopher Lindner1,200,000-300,000
Ray Henson1,150,000325,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:27 AM Local Time
Lindner Leaves Kihara Short

Limit Hold'em

Christopher Lindner raised in the hijack and then called a three-bet by Naoya Kihara in the cutoff. On the     flop, Lindner check-raised to earn a call from Kihara and bet the   turn for Kihara to call. Lindner also bet the   river and Kihara tank-folded.

Christopher Lindner1,500,000350,000
Naoya Kihara255,000-240,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time
Gamble's Turn to Scoop


After the first draw, Nathan Gamble check-raised against Jaswinder Lally and earned a call. Both discarded one card and Gamble bet, Lall called. Once more both discarded one each and the bet of Gamble was called by Lally thereafter.

Gamble rolled over the       for the nut Badugi and an eight-five low. Lally tapped the table and mucked to see both players almost even in chips.

Jaswinder Lally1,015,000-185,000
Nathan Gamble960,000370,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:15 AM Local Time
Henson Puts Hecht on the Short Stack

Ray Henson

Limit Hold'em

In a rare round of Limit Hold'em, a pot developed between Ray Henson and Gina Hecht.

Henson raised the cutoff and Hecht called on the button. The blinds folded.

Henson bet flop, turn and river on a board of      , with Hecht calling flop and turn, but then folding river, leaving her with just 100,000 chips.

Ray Henson825,000-80,000
Gina Hecht100,000-340,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:13 AM Local Time
Lally Scoops O'Hara


Jaswinder Lally has taken over a narrow lead after beating Ian O'Hara in a Badeucey pot. He made a six Badugi and an       low to win it all, as O'Hara only had       for a ninety-seven.

Jaswinder Lally1,200,000245,000
Ian O'Hara675,000-300,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Redraw of the Final Two Tables
SeatTable 519Chip CountTable 520Chip Count
1Craig Chait415,000Adam Kipnis560,000
2Christopher Lindner1,150,000Ian O'Hara975,000
3Naoya Kihara495,000Andrew Kelsall480,000
4Ray Henson905,000Nathan Gamble590,000
5Jeremy Heartberg300,000Jaswinder Lally955,000
6Gina Hecht440,000Adam Friedman540,000
Christopher Lindner1,150,00075,000
Ian O'Hara975,00085,000
Jaswinder Lally955,000-95,000
Ray Henson905,0000
Nathan Gamble590,000165,000
Adam Kipnis560,00010,000
Adam Friedman540,000135,000
Naoya Kihara495,00020,000
Andrew Kelsall480,000-55,000
Gina Hecht440,000-40,000
Craig Chait415,00060,000
Jeremy Heartberg300,00070,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:00 AM Local Time
Allan Le Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,429)

Allan Le

Big O Hi-Lo

Allan Le and Ray Henson got their chips in preflop with the former at risk.

Allan Le:      
Ray Henson:      

The board ran out       and Henson turned trips treys to send Le out in 13th place for $4,429.

Ray Henson905,000310,000
Allan Le0-470,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:56 AM Local Time
Mark Liedtke Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,429)

Mark Liedtke


Mark Liedtke had just one bet remaining on the final draw, where he took one, while Ian O'Hara drew two.

Liedtke put in the last of his chips but was stunned by O'Hara's perfect final draw, as he revealed      , which scooped him the pot and sent Liedtke to the rail.

Ian O'Hara890,000175,000
Mark Liedtke0-210,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:56 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Joshua Rhodes Eliminated in 15th Place ($4,429)

Joshua Rhodes

5 Card Draw

Down to the last 125,000, Joshua Rhodes moved all-in from under the gun. Adam Friedman called in the big blind and Rhodes ended up with     . Friedman made     for trips fives and that sent Rhodes to the payout desk in 15th place for $4,429.

Adam Friedman405,000-135,000
Joshua Rhodes0-300,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Liedtke Has to Settle for a Chop

Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Mark Liedtke:      /    
Adam Kipnis:      /    

Adam Kipnis bet fourth and fifth street against Mark Liedtke and then Liedtke bet sixth and jammed seventh for just 35,000. Liedtke had a flush and a low but Kipnis had the superior low to chop.

Shortly after, Liedtke had to settle for a chop against Ian O'Hara as well to remain short-stacked.

Adam Kipnis550,000220,000
Mark Liedtke210,000-70,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
Kevin Gerhart Eliminated in 16th Place ($4,429)

Kevin Gerhart

Omaha 8 Or Better

Kevin Gerhart put his last 40,000 into the pot blind in the big blind versus Andrew Kelsall's small blind raise.

Kelsall showed     , while Gerhart opted to squeeze his cards individually after the board of       was spread. The only card that gave Gerhart any help was a five, which was far from enough, and he was eliminated in 16th place.

Andrew Kelsall535,00090,000
Kevin Gerhart0-40,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:32 AM Local Time
Lots of Chops and a Double

5 Card Draw

Jeremy Heartberg got it in prior to the draw for his short stack with the    and discarded three. Kevin Gerhart looked that up with the    and discarded three as well. However, Gerhart made no further pair and Heartberg's     barely mattered.

Heartberg was then all-in with aces in Omaha Hi-Lo against Jaswinder Lally, who had flopped kings and deuces on    . The turn and river brought a low and Heartberg claimed that with      while Lally got the high portion with     .

Jaswinder Lally1,050,00070,000
Jeremy Heartberg230,000-60,000
Kevin Gerhart40,000-260,000