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

Monday, October 04, 2021 to Thursday, October 07, 2021

Event #9: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,249,550
  • Entries: 134
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:24 AM Local Time
Michael Noori Bags as Day 1 Chip Leader in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Michael Noori

Michael Noori of California bagged the Day 1 chip lead in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship as part of the 52nd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a massive stack of 345,000. Noori, who is after his first WSOP bracelet, joins 72 others who will return for Day 2 in the four-day tournament on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day 1 witnessed a total of 128 entrants and play lasted for 10 hours. Many of the biggest names in poker were in the Day 1 field and survived to see Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel and David Benyamine, who ended the day sixth in chips with a stack of 198,000. Shaun Deeb and Phil Hellmuth both late-registered the tournament and sat down toward the end of the day.

Noori wasn't the only player to advance with a tower of chips as Jerry Wong, Chad Eveslage, Andrew Yeh, and Christopher Vitch all bagged at least 200,000 in chips.

Other players who made it through the first day of play include Yuri Dzivielevski, Brandon Shack-Harris, Ryan Laplante, Benny Glaser, Shirley Rosario, Bart Hanson, and defending champion Frankie O'Dell.

Some notable bustouts on Day 1 include Dan Shak, Carol Fuchs, and Allen Kessler.

That wraps up Day 1 coverage. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to bring you Day 2 updates.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:23 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4041Ken AldridgeUnited States107,000
Amazon4042Frankie O'DellUnited States50,000
Amazon4043Erik SeidelUnited States54,000
Amazon4044Ben LandowskiUnited States144,000
Amazon4045Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom65,000
Amazon4046Robert SlezakUnited States61,000
Amazon4047David BenyamineFrance198,000
Amazon4048James McwhorterUnited States75,000
Amazon4049Ryan PalufUnited States24,000
Amazon4051Erik SagstromSweden172,000
Amazon4052Aditya PrasetyoUnited States181,000
Amazon4053Mike MatusowUnited States132,000
Amazon4054Brock ParkerUnited States118,000
Amazon4055Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States150,000
Amazon4056Joseph MaasUnited States94,000
Amazon4057Aron DermerUnited States72,000
Amazon4059Michael NooriUnited States345,000
Amazon4061Matthew WoodwardUnited States26,000
Amazon4062Todd RodenbornUnited States173,000
Amazon4064Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia104,000
Amazon4066Michael ParizonUnited States1
Amazon4067Frank DigiorgioUnited States92,000
Amazon4068Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States137,000
Amazon4069Jordan SiegelUnited States36,000
Amazon4111Anthony ZinnoUnited States98,000
Amazon4113Noah BronsteinUnited States39,000
Amazon4114Donny RubinsteinUnited States46,000
Amazon4115Andrew YehUnited States255,000
Amazon4116Jose RazocabreraUnited States18,000
Amazon4117Ryan HughesUnited States159,000
Amazon4118Robert MizrachiUnited States105,000
Amazon4119Mike WattelUnited States67,000
Amazon4121Gennady ShimelfarbUnited States101,000
Amazon4122Michael MoedUnited States46,000
Amazon4123Tom KoralUnited States104,000
Amazon4124Steve ZolotowUnited States56,000
Amazon4125Eddie BlumenthalUnited States72,000
Amazon4126Mark GregorichUnited States116,000
Amazon4127Bradley HelmUnited States46,000
Amazon4128Ruben VeraUnited States59,000
Amazon4129Christopher VitchUnited States210,000
Amazon4131Nick GuagentiUnited States89,000
Amazon4132Josh DammUnited States116,000
Amazon4133Mike GorodinskyUnited States165,000
Amazon4134Tom McCormickUnited States89,000
Amazon4136John RacenerUnited States71,000
Amazon4137Brian RastUnited States82,000
Amazon4138Christina HillUnited States81,000
Amazon4141Yehuda BuchalterUnited States156,000
Amazon4142Zhen CaiUnited States96,000
Amazon4143Paul VolpeUnited States79,000
Amazon4145Daniel WeinmanUnited States86,000
Amazon4146Ryan LaplanteUnited States120,000
Amazon4147Jerry WongUnited States279,000
Amazon4149Derek McMasterUnited States146,000
Amazon4155Khamar XaytavoneUnited States100,000
Amazon4191Zachary MilchmanUnited States150,000
Amazon4192Dylan LindeUnited States167,000
Amazon4194Scott BohlmanUnited States84,000
Amazon4195Bart HansonUnited States43,000
Amazon4196Daniel ZackUnited States59,000
Amazon4197Michael ChowUnited States59,900
Amazon4198Phillip Hellmuth JrUnited States71,000
Amazon4199George WolffUnited States172,000
Amazon4202Roland IsraelashviliUnited States50,000
Amazon4203Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil62,000
Amazon4204John ZaleskiUnited States133,000
Amazon4205Daniel NegreanuUnited States127,000
Amazon4206Shaun DeebUnited States81,000
Amazon4207Curtis PhelpsUnited States34,000
Amazon4208Shirley RosarioUnited States77,000
Amazon4209Chad EveslageUnited States278,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Michael Noori345,0000
Jerry Wong279,000279,000
Chad Eveslage278,000278,000
Andrew Yeh255,000255,000
Christopher Vitch210,000210,000
David Benyamine198,00028,000
Aditya Prasetyo181,000181,000
Todd Rodenborn173,00035,000
Erik Sagstrom172,000172,000
George Wolff172,000112,000
Dylan Linde167,0006,000
Mike Gorodinsky165,000165,000
Ryan Hughes159,000159,000
Yehuda Buchalter156,00086,000
Zachary Milchman150,00090,000
Brandon Shack-Harris150,00035,000
Derek McMaster146,000146,000
Ben Landowski144,000144,000
Steve Chanthabouasy137,000137,000
John Zaleski133,000-3,000
Mike Matusow132,000-3,000
Daniel Negreanu127,00067,000
Ryan Laplante120,0008,000
Brock Parker118,000118,000
Mark Gregorich116,000116,000
Josh Damm116,000116,000
Ken Aldridge107,000-13,000
Robert Mizrachi105,00015,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez104,00044,000
Tom Koral104,000104,000
Gennady Shimelfarb101,000101,000
Khamar Xaytavone100,000100,000
Anthony Zinno98,000-24,000
Zhen Cai96,00096,000
Joseph Maas94,00034,000
Frank Digiorgio92,00032,000
Tom McCormick89,00089,000
Nick Guagenti89,00089,000
Daniel Weinman86,00086,000
Scott Bohlman84,00084,000
Brian Rast82,00012,000
Shaun Deeb81,000-64,000
Christina Hill81,000-36,000
Paul Volpe79,000-13,000
Shirley Rosario77,000-23,000
James McWhorter75,000-5,000
Eddie Blumenthal72,00072,000
Aron Dermer72,00072,000
John Racener71,00011,000
Phil Hellmuth71,00071,000
Mike Wattel67,00067,000
Benny Glaser65,000-60,000
Yuri Dzivielevski62,000-3,000
Robert Slezak61,00061,000
Michael Chow59,900-31,100
Ruben Vera59,00014,000
Daniel Zack59,00059,000
Steve Zolotow56,00056,000
Erik Seidel54,000-11,000
Frankie O'Dell50,00010,000
Roland Israelashvili50,000-17,000
Donny Rubinstein46,00046,000
Bradley Helm46,00046,000
Michael Moed46,00046,000
Bart Hanson43,000-47,000
Noah Bronstein39,000-21,000
Jordan Siegel36,000-20,000
Curtis Phelps34,000-26,000
Matthew Woodward26,00026,000
Ryan Paluf24,00024,000
Jose Razocabrera18,00018,000
Michael Parizon1-49,999
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Seven Hands Remaining

The tournament clock has been paused and each table will play seven more hands before the players bag their chips for the night.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:57 AM Local Time
Deeb Pays off Aldridge

A completed board of       was spread across the felt and Shaun Deeb checked from the big blind. Ken Aldridge stuck in a bet and Deeb contemplated what to do.

He reluctantly made the call and Aldridge turned over      for a straight and six-low. Deeb mucked his cards and Aldridge raked in the pot.

Shaun Deeb145,00045,000
Ken Aldridge120,00030,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Some Chip Updates
David Benyamine170,000-20,000
Mike Matusow135,0000
Shirley Rosario100,00019,000
Shaun Deeb100,000-5,000
Bart Hanson90,000-10,000
Ken Aldridge90,000-25,000
Yuri Dzivielevski65,000-45,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:33 AM Local Time
Linde Gets a Fold from Rosario

Dylan Linde raised it up from the cutoff and Shirley Rosario re-raised on the button. The blinds folded and Linde made the call.

The flop came     and Linde checked to Rosario who continued with a bet. Linde check-raised and Rosario called.

The turn brought the   and Linde kept firing as Rosario called to see the   on the river. Linde bet one more time and Rosario finally slid her cards to the muck.

Dylan Linde161,00099,000
Shirley Rosario81,000-144,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Wheel for Benyamine

David Benyamine

David Benyamine got to showdown in a heads-up pot on a board reading      .

Benyamine tabled      for a wheel and scooped the pot.

David Benyamine190,00072,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:22 AM Local Time

Mike Matusow

Mike Matusow was in the small blind and heads-up with the player in the hijack. The flop came     and Matusow led out with a bet which his opponent called.

Matusow also led out on the   turn and the   river. His opponent called both streets and Matusow tabled his hand     .

"Ace-ace-deuce," he announced. His opponent nodded and Matusow collected the pot.

Mike Matusow135,00015,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:06 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 2,000/3,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:04 AM Local Time
Negreanu Gets in a Raising War

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu got into a raising war with another player in a heads-up pot.

Picking up the action on the turn with a board reading     , Negreanu raised his opponent's bet while in position and the opponent re-raised.

Negreanu gave it some thought and eventually re-raised his opponent with just 3,000 behind.

"If you have it, you have it," Negreanu said before his opponent folded.

Negreanu flashed the   in his hand to the table.

Daniel Negreanu60,0000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Zinno Last to Call, Drags the Pot

Picking up the action on a board reading     , three players were still in the hand. Josh Arieh checked from the big blind as did the hijack. Anthony Zinno threw in a bet on the button and was called in both spots.

The   paired the board on the river and Arieh led out. The hijack still called and Zinno had to give it some thought before making the call as well. Arieh showed    for trip queens while the hijack was playing   . Zinno was able to table      for a full house and collected the pot.

Anthony Zinno122,00089,000
Josh Arieh12,000-48,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:51 AM Local Time
Benyamine Gets Chopped Up

David Benyamine raised it up from the hijack and found calls from Paul Volpe on the button along with the big blind. The flop came     and the big blind checked to Benyamine who bet. Both Volpe and the big blind called.

The turn was the   and Benyamine continued to bet. Both Volpe and the big blind still called to see the   on the river. This time the action checked to Volpe who tossed in a bet. The big blind called and Benyamine reluctantly called as well.

Volpe flipped over      for the nut flush and the big blind tabled      as they chopped up Benyamine's chips.

David Benyamine118,000-2,000
Paul Volpe92,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:40 AM Local Time
Deeb Wins Pot Off Matusow

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb was out of position in a heads-up pot against Mike Matusow and bet on a flop of    . Matusow called.

Both players checked on the   turn as well as the   river. Deeb tabled    and it was good as Matusow mucked.

Mike Matusow120,000-5,000
Shaun Deeb105,00025,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:35 AM Local Time
Aldridge Makes Quads

Ken Aldridge

Ken Aldridge raised from under the gun and was met with a couple of all-ins from shorter stacks. Felipe Ramos was one of the players who managed to get his last 13,000 in the middle preflop. In total, four players were in the hand with live action on the side pot between Aldridge and the small blind.

The flop came     and the small blind check-called a bet from Aldridge. The turn was the   and the small blind checked and folded when Aldridge bet again. Aldridge turned over      and both of the all-in players drawing dead as he collected the entire pot.

Ken Aldridge115,00065,000
Felipe Ramos0-38,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:30 AM Local Time
Laplante Makes the Right Call

Ryan Laplante

Picking up the action on the turn, Ryan Laplante was left heads-up on a board reading     . Laplante check-called on the turn and the   completed the board.

Laplante checked again and his opponent quickly fired in another bet. Laplante thought about it for a minute and eventually decided to make the call. Before his opponent could table his cards, Laplante rolled over      for trip nines and was awarded the pot.

Ryan Laplante112,00058,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Shirley Rosario225,00040,000
Mike Matusow125,000-10,000
David Benyamine120,000-30,000
Brandon Shack-Harris115,000-25,000
Yuri Dzivielevski110,00040,000
Bart Hanson100,000-25,000
Shaun Deeb80,00020,000
Erik Seidel65,00010,000
Daniel Negreanu60,000-12,000
Ken Aldridge50,000-5,000
Michael Parizon50,000-30,000
Frankie O'Dell40,000-5,000
Johannes Becker25,000-57,000
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:06 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 2,000/3,000
Ante: 0
Monday, October 4, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Players on Last Break of Day

Players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. They will play two more levels when they return and then Day 1 will break.

Monday, October 4, 2021 11:50 PM Local Time
Shack-Harris Earns the Full Pot

Brandon Shack-Harris

Brandon Shack-Harris raised it up from early position and was called by the big blind. The flop came     and the big blind check-called a bet from Shack-Harris.

The turn was the   and the big blind opted to lead out this time. Shack-Harris called and did the same after facing a bet on the river as well. His opponent turned over      for a king-high flush but Shack-Harris held      for the ace-high flush. Neither player held a low which meant Shack-Harris raked in the entire pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris140,00080,000