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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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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:16 AM Local Time
Andrew Yeh Leads Stacked Final Two Tables of Event 9: $10k Omaha 8 or Better Championship; Hellmuth Looking For #16

Andrew Yeh

Day 2 of Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker has officially ended with Andrew Yeh leading the final 18 players going into Day 3. Yeh will be looking to improve on his 11th place finish from the same event in 2019.

Day 2 began with 73 players, which included a few new faces who opted to register at the beginning of the day instead of playing Day 1. This brought the total number of entries to 134 — generating a prize pool of $1,193,600 with a first-place prize of $317,076.

The deep structure and long levels of this championship event ensured a slow and steady pace, which led to gradual eliminations throughout the day. A few notables who began the day but failed to make the money include Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, David Benyamine, Bart Hanson, defending champion Frankie O'Dell, and Mike Matusow — who successfully nursed a short stack for much of the day before eventually succumbing to Chris Vitch late in the day.

Ryan Laplante, Ben Yu, and Mark Gregorich all managed to sneak into the money for a min-cash shortly after Tom Koral bubbled.

There are 30 World Series of Poker gold bracelets between remaining combatants, which of course includes Phil Hellmuth, who will be looking to add number 16. Others still in contention include Brian Rast, Ken Aldridge, Paul Volpe, Dylan Linde, and Robert Mizrachi, who just placed third in Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better a few days ago.

Day 3 is set to resume at 3 p.m. tomorrow and play down until just five players remain. Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the scoops, quarters, and knockouts here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:10 AM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Amazon11George WolffUnited States325,000
Amazon12Jerry WongUnited States145,000
Amazon13Ari EngelUnited States650,000
Amazon14Zachary MilchmanUnited States315,000
Amazon15Ben LandowskiUnited States630,000
Amazon16Phil HellmuthUnited States550,000
Amazon17Khamar XaytavoneUnited States485,000
Amazon18Ken AldridgeUnited States595,000
Amazon19Aditya PrasetyoUnited States560,000
Amazon21Dylan LindeUnited States80,000
Amazon22Michael NooriUnited States370,000
Amazon23Brian RastUnited States165,000
Amazon24Eddie BlumenthalUnited States555,000
Amazon25Alan SternbergUnited States200,000
Amazon26Christopher VitchUnited States640,000
Amazon27Andrew YehUnited States995,000
Amazon28Robert MizrachiUnited States340,000
Amazon29Paul VolpeUnited States445,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:52 AM Local Time
Day 2 Chip Counts
Andrew Yeh995,000525,000
Ari Engel650,00050,000
Christopher Vitch640,000640,000
Ben Landowski630,000230,000
Ken Aldridge595,000-115,000
Aditya Prasetyo560,000220,000
Eddie Blumenthal555,00065,000
Phil Hellmuth550,000250,000
Khamar Xaytavone485,00075,000
Paul Volpe445,000-155,000
Michael Noori370,000120,000
Robert Mizrachi340,000-210,000
George Wolff325,000-75,000
Zachary Milchman315,000-30,000
Alan Sternberg200,000-100,000
Brian Rast165,000-100,000
Jerry Wong145,000-155,000
Dylan Linde80,00025,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:43 AM Local Time
Bagging And Tagging

Play has wrapped up for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:39 AM Local Time
Final Two Tables Seat Draw
SeatTable 406Table 414
1Dylan LindeGeorge Wolff
2Michael NooriJerry Wong
3Brian RastAri Engel
4Eddie BlumenthalZachary Milchman
5Alan SternbergBen Landowski
6Chris VitchPhil Hellmuth
7Andrew YehKhamar Xaytavone
8Robert MizrachiKen Aldridge
9Paul VolpeAditya Prasetyo
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:18 AM Local Time
Mark Gregorich Eliminated in 19th Place ($16,000)

Mark Gregorich

Mark Gregorich was short-stacked and went all-in preflop on the button against George Wolff.

Mark Gregorich:     
George Wolff:     

The flop of     gave Wolff a set and he improved to a full house after the   turn and   river completed the board. Gregorich was sent to the rail and cashed for $16,000.

George Wolff400,00060,000
Mark Gregorich0-130,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:16 AM Local Time
Ben Yu Eliminated in 20th Place ($16,000)

Ben Yu

On a board reading     , Ben Yu checked from the big blind to Ken Aldridge in the cutoff, who bet. Yu called all-in and hands were revealed.

Ben Yu:     
Ken Aldridge:     

The   river completed the board and Aldridge scooped the pot with a superior two pair.

Ken Aldridge710,000250,000
Ben Yu0-180,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 2:07 AM Local Time
Ryan Laplante Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,000)

Ryan Laplante

Ryan Laplante was the first player eliminated in the money after getting it all-in preflop in a three-way pot against Ari Engel and Dylan Linde.

The hand got to a showdown on a board of       and Engel tabled the winner with      for a straight. Laplante showed      and Linde did not show.

Ari Engel600,00040,000
Dylan Linde55,000-70,000
Ryan Laplante0-105,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:49 AM Local Time
Koral Bubbles

Tom Koral

Robert Mizrachi opened from the hijack and was called by Eddie Blumenthal on the button. A short-stacked Tom Koral then went all-in from the big blind and both Mizrachi and Blumenthal called.

Both players checked down on the     flop and   turn; however, Blumenthal bet when checked to on the   river.

"You either have aces or you're dumb enough to bluff," Mizrachi said before folding.

Blumenthal revealed     , which was good against the      of Koral — who was eliminated just shy of the money.

All the remaining players are now guaranteed a $16,000 payday for their efforts.

Robert Mizrachi550,000-20,000
Eddie Blumenthal490,000110,000
Tom Koral0-50,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:39 AM Local Time
Hand-For-Hand Underway

With just 22 players remaining and 21 getting paid — hand-for-hand play has begun.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Damm Eliminated by Landowski

Josh Damm

Josh Damm was down to a few thousand chips and was all-in against Ben Landowski.

Josh Damm:     
Ben Landowski:     

The board ran out       and Landowski won the hand with a pair of queens, sending his opponent to the rail two away from the money in the process.

Ben Landowski400,000-280,000
Josh Damm0-55,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:28 AM Local Time
Laplante and Sternberg Chop up Maas

With several bets already in the middle, Ryan Laplante and Joseph Maas were all in and covered by Alan Sternberg preflop.

Alan Sternberg:     
Ryan Laplante:     
Joseph Maas:     

The board ran out       and Laplante took the high, while Sterberg took the low — eliminating Maas in the process.

Alan Sternberg300,000-5,000
Ryan Laplante105,0005,000
Joseph Maas0-80,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
Hellmuth Doubles Damm

Josh Damm

Phil Hellmuth opened on the button and Josh Damm defended in the big blind with just about a single bet behind.

Hellmuth bet on the     flop and Damm quickly called off for the rest of his stack.

Phil Hellmuth:     
Josh Damm:     

The board ran out    and Damm scooped the pot and secured a double-up with a flush.

Phil Hellmuth300,000-50,000
Josh Damm55,000-30,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Blumenthal Gets The Better of Hellmuth

Eddie Blumenthal

Phil Hellmuth raised on the button and was three-bet by Eddie Blumenthal from the small blind. Action folded back to Hellmuth, who tossed in a call.

Blumenthal checked on the     flop, prompting a bet from Hellmuth. Blumenthal called.

Both players checked on the   turn; however, Blumenthal decided to lead out on the   river.

"What the f***?" Hellmuth exclaimed before tossing his cards into the muck.

Eddie Blumenthal380,000120,000
Phil Hellmuth350,000-100,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Chip Counts on Break
Ben Landowski680,000180,000
Paul Volpe600,00090,000
Robert Mizrachi570,000265,000
Ari Engel560,00090,000
Andrew Yeh470,000-140,000
Ken Aldridge460,000-30,000
Phil Hellmuth450,00035,000
Khamar Xaytavone410,000-90,000
Zachary Milchman345,00025,000
Chris Vitch340,00040,000
Aditya Prasetyo340,00055,000
George Wolff340,000-110,000
Alan Sternberg305,000-5,000
Jerry Wong300,000-240,000
Brian Rast265,00095,000
Eddie Blumenthal260,000140,000
Michael Noori250,00030,000
Ben Yu180,000-90,000
Mark Gregorich130,000-10,000
Dylan Linde125,00010,000
Ryan Laplante100,0005,000
Josh Damm85,000-45,000
Joseph Maas80,000-90,000
Tom Koral50,000-100,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:51 AM Local Time
Players on Last Break of the Day

The remaining 25 players are on their last break of Day 2. They will play one more level when they return and then the day will break.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:36 AM Local Time
Damm and Landowski Split a Pot

Josh Damm was out of position in a heads-up pot against Ben Landowski.

Damm bet out on the     flop and Landowski called. Damm then check-called on the   turn and again check-called on the   river.

Landowski tabled      for a low and Damm showed      for the high hand, and the two players split the pot.

Ben Landowski500,0000
Josh Damm130,000-45,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time
Yu Scoops a Big One

Ben Yu

Ben Yu raised from middle position and was called by Mark Gregorich on the button and Ken Aldridge in the small blind.

Yu proceeded to bet when checked to on every street, and both Greogorich and Aldridge called each street. First on the     flop, then on the   turn, and lastly on the   river.

Yu held the      for two pair and a low and Gregorich held      for the same low but an inferior high.

Aldridge mucked and Yu took down the majority of the pot.

Ken Aldridge490,000-260,000
Ben Yu270,000220,000
Mark Gregorich140,000-30,000
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Chip Approximations
Ken Aldridge750,00040,000
Andrew Yeh610,00090,000
Paul Volpe510,000-70,000
Khamar Xaytavone500,000150,000
Ben Landowski500,000-175,000
Ari Engel470,00090,000
George Wolff450,00030,000
Phil Hellmuth415,00015,000
Zachary Milchman320,00020,000
Alan Sternberg310,000160,000
Robert Mizrachi305,00075,000
Aditya Prasetyo285,000-195,000
Michael Noori220,000160,000
Brian Rast170,000-70,000
Mark Gregorich170,000115,000
Mike Gorodinsky130,000-150,000
Eddie Blumenthal120,000-55,000
Dylan Linde115,00050,000
Benny Glaser100,000-75,000
Ryan Laplante95,000-120,000
Ben Yu50,000-80,000
Ryan Paluf25,000-15,000