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

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 to Friday, October 08, 2021

Event #14: Seven Card Stud

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $347,100
  • Entries: 260
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, October 8, 2021 2:23 AM Local Time
Shaun Deeb and David Williams Among Final Six in Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Shaun Deeb

The penultimate day of Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud at the 2021 World Series of Poker began with 76 remaining players, all vying for a seat at the final table and a shot at a coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet and the $82,262 in cash that comes along with it. After ten 60-minute levels of play, six players are still in contention with four-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb headlining the final table.

A total of three previous bracelet winners will take a seat on Friday with David Williams (1,050,000), Nicholas Seiken (970,000) joining the aforementioned Deeb, who will return with 1,195,000 in chips. Standing in the way of these previous champions are Christina Hill (435,000), seasoned professional David Moskowitz (1,150,000), and last, but certainly not least, automotive group mogul and current chip leader Rafael Lebron(1,690,000).

Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Final Table Seating & Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1David MoskowitzUnited States1,150,000
2Christina HillUnited States435,000
3Nicholas SeikenUnited States970,000
4David WilliamsUnited States1,050,000
5Shaun DeebUnited States1,195,000
6Rafael LebronUnited States1,690,000

While three previous bracelet winners are still left in contention, quite a few got knocked out along the way, with Dan Heimiller, Brandon Shack-Harris, Tom McEvoy, Adam Friedman, and Johannes Becker just to name a few falling short of a final table spot.

Action will resume on Friday at 2:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Make sure to stay glued to your screen for all the PokerNews live updates as we'll deliver blow-by-blow action until a winner has been crowned.

Friday, October 8, 2021 2:15 AM Local Time
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
Rafael Lebron1,690,000290,000
Shaun Deeb1,195,000495,000
David Moskowitz1,150,000810,000
David Williams1,050,000-50,000
Nicholas Seiken970,000370,000
Christina Hill435,000-215,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 2:14 AM Local Time
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 has finished up for the night. The remaining players will return to play Friday at 2:00 p.m. local time. Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap of today's coming your way soon!

Friday, October 8, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Maurizio Melara Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,490)

Maurizio Melara

Maurizio Melara:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

Maurizio Melara bet all-in on third street and was called by Lebron. The dealer ran out the cards and it was Lebron's pair of nines that took down the pot and eliminated Melara in 7th Place.

Rafael Lebron1,400,000-250,000
Maurizio Melara0-600,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:48 AM Local Time
Hal Rotholz Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,179)

Hal Rotholz

Hal Rotholz:   /    / 
Rafael Lebron:   /    / 

Hal Rotholz was all in on fourth street and the cards were turned up and he would see the bad news as Rafael Lebron was rolled up with trip fours.

Rotholz was chasing a straight but fifth street effectively ended things as the king paired to give Lebron a full boat to make the last couple of cards meaningless and Rotholz was gone in 8th place.

Rafael Lebron1,650,000400,000
Hal Rotholz0-1,150,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:44 AM Local Time
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Friday, October 8, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
Rafael Lebron1,250,000-200,000
Hal Rotholz1,150,000400,000
David Williams1,100,000840,000
Shaun Deeb700,000100,000
Christina Hill650,000-175,000
Nicholas Seiken600,000-25,000
Maurizio Melara600,000-90,000
David Moskowitz340,000-400,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 1:08 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:59 AM Local Time
Full House Winner for Williams Versus Melara

David Williams

Maurizio Melara:   /    / 
David Williams:   /    / 

David Williams bet all streets and Melara came along for the ride. Williams filled up sevens full of fives on sixth street, and that locked up the hand. Melara called the last bet from WIlliams on seventh street, then mucked after he saw the tabled full house.

With that pot, Williams chipped up to 850,000 chips, while Melara was left with 550,000.

David Williams850,000590,000
Maurizio Melara550,000-140,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:43 AM Local Time
Steven Albini Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,528)

Steven Albini

Steven Albini:   /    / 
Maurizio Melara:   /    / 

Steven Albini was all in and the cards were exposed but he could not catch up to Maurizio Melara as he was vanquished by two-pair.

Maurizio Melara690,000115,000
Steven Albini0-240,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time
Final Table Redraw and Chip Counts
SeatPlayerChip Count
1David Moskowitz740,000
2Steve Albini130,000
3Christina Hill825,000
4Nicholas Seiken625,000
5Hal Rotholz750,000
6David Williams260,000
7Shaun Deeb600,000
8Rafael Lebron1,450,000
9Maurizio Melara575,000
Rafael Lebron1,450,000450,000
Christina Hill825,00040,000
Hal Rotholz750,000305,000
David Moskowitz740,000320,000
Nicholas Seiken625,000-125,000
Shaun Deeb600,000100,000
Maurizio Melara575,00015,000
David Williams260,000-790,000
Steve Albini130,000130,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:28 AM Local Time
Terence Clee Eliminated in 10th Place ($5,338)

Terence Clee

Terence Clee:   /    / 
Christina Hill:   /    / 

With all of his money pushed into the pot on third street, Terence Clee tabled his cards after Christina Hill called his all-in bet. The dealer ran out the remaining cards and it was Hill's pair of aces that were best, and Clee was eliminated in 10th Place.

The remaining players have been combined into an unofficial final table of nine.

Christina Hill785,000185,000
Terence Clee0-170,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:15 AM Local Time
Anthony Zinno Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,338)

Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
Maurizio Melara:   /    / 

Anthony Zinno found himself all in early in the hand and the cards were turned over. The dealer tossed the cards into each players stack rapidly and Melara emerged as the winner of the hand with a full boat.

Maurizio Melara560,000225,000
Anthony Zinno0-388,000
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:10 AM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time
Jess Price Eliminated in 12th Place ($4,473)

Jess Price

Jess Price:   /    / 
Nicholas Seiken:   /    / 

Jess Price pushed all of his chips in on third street. The dealer ran out the cards and it was Nicholas Seiken who ended up as the winner with two pair, jacks and deuces. Price was eliminated from the tournament in 12th place.

Nicholas Seiken750,000320,000
Jess Price0-430,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Final Break

The remaining players are now on their last break of the night. They will return to play two more levels before ending for the night.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Brendan Hite Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,473)

Brendan Hite

Hal Rotholz:   /    / 
Brendan Hite:   /    / 

Two of the shorter stacks were doing battle in a critical hand for both players' tournaments. Seventh street was dealt and Hal Rotholz bet, Brendan Hite called and saw the bad news as Rotholz reveal a pair in the hole to add to the jacks for the winning two pair.

Hite could not beat that and mucked his hand to leave himself very short and he would be eliminated not long afterwards.

Hal Rotholz445,000270,000
Brendan Hite0-200,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:42 PM Local Time
Anthony Deangelo Eliminated in 14th Place ($3,844)

Anthony Deangelo

Anthony Deangelo:   /    / 
Shaun Deeb:   /    / 

All of Deangelo's remaining chips had been pushed into the middle on fifth street, with Deeb the lone caller.

The cards ran out Deeb's way this time as he completed his open-ended draw for Broadway and was awarded the pot, while Anthony Deangelo was eliminated in 14th Place.

Shaun Deeb500,000100,000
Anthony Deangelo0-214,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:02 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
David Williams1,050,000440,000
Rafael Lebron1,000,000560,000
Christina Hill600,000-10,000
Shaun Deeb400,000-40,000
Brendan Hite200,000-80,000
Hal Rotholz175,000-325,000
Terence Clee170,000-60,000
Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:51 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0