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

Sunday, October 10, 2021 to Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Event #21: Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi Lo 8 or Better; Big O

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $854,400
  • Entries: 640
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:44 AM Local Time
Dylan Linde Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo ($170,269)

Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde of Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Hernan Salazar heads-up to win Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The popular three-game format attracted 641 entries and generated a prize pool of $855,735. Linde takes home the $170,269 top prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet after 85 cashes at the WSOP.

Six-time WSOP champion Daniel Negreanu found a bag on Day 2 but never got the momentum he needed on Day 3 to make a run at his seventh WSOP title. Negreanu ran into trouble in a pot with Salazar early in Day 3 and never recovered to make his run. Other notable Day 3 finishers include Ryan Laplante (27th - $5,627), Ari Engel (23rd - $5,627), Kosei Ichinose (19th - $6,846), and Patrick Tardif (16th - $6,846).

This is Linde's first gold bracelet in 85 cashes at the WSOP. He is a mixed game specialist and author of the book Mastering Mixed Games: Winning Strategies of Draw, Stud, and Flop Games.

Final Table Results

1Dylan LindeUnited States$170,269
2Hernan SalazarUnited States$105,235
3Scott AbramsUnited States$71,651
4David MatsumotoUnited States$49,733
5Damjan RadanovUnited States$35,204
6Ryan RoederUnited States$25,424
7Lance SobelmanUnited States$18,740
8Michael LimUnited States$14,104

Winner's Reaction

"It feels fantastic," Linde said in a post-win interview with PokerNews. "Finally winning a bracelet feels good but doing it in mixed games is great."

Linde has a well-rounded background in no-limit hold'em, and he finds that the fundamental concepts can be applied to poker games of all varieties. His no-limit background played no small part in adjusting to short-handed play near the end of the tournament.

"I've played a lot of mixed games over time, but I've never really played that much heads-up or short-handed. I was a little worried about my performance so it felt good to not only play and win but to feel confident with my play while doing so."

Linde credits his experience and his preparation for his success on the felt.

"A lot of the studying I've done in no-limit helped me a lot with the way that I played with respect to ICM. I used pot control with certain opponents that had me covered and tried to play pots with opponents that I could pressure."

Linde has an intense schedule planned for the rest of the WSOP and finally breaking through to win his first bracelet won't slow down his desire to play in tournaments and build his legacy.

"I'm an addict of tournaments for life. They've got me forever and I'll just try to win more."

Final Table Recap

Final table action kicked off eight-handed after Robert Redman was eliminated in ninth place by a set of queens from David Matsumoto. Salazar was active early and playing in a lot of pots as he stretched the early final table chip lead. The first elimination came after well over an hour when Michael Lim flopped a full house but ran into Salazar's four queens.

Salazar went into the dinner break with twice as many chips as his nearest competitor, Matsumoto, who also made moves shortly after dinner break when he took out Lance Sobelman in seventh place, also with four queens.

The action picked up after Sobelman's elimination and Ryan Roeder was not far behind in sixth place after Salazar made a wheel when an ace fell on the river. Scott Abrams, the chip leader from each of the first two days of the tournament, eliminated Damjan Radanov in fifth place with a flush.

Linde's turning point came in the final four when he forced Salazar to fold on the river to win a pot of over 2 million. He then eliminated Matsumoto in fourth place and he was the chip leader going into three-handed play.

Salazar clashed with Abrams early in three-handed play, leaving the Day 2 chip leader on fumes. Linde soon eliminated the Henderson, Nevada-based mixed games specialist in third place with a flush. The impressive run for Abrams ended with an eighth career top-ten WSOP finish, all of which have come in mixed game varieties.

Scott Abrams
Scott Abrams

Linde entered heads-up play with a lead over Salazar and extended it further when Salazar shoved and Linde took three-quarters of the pot. Salazar fought back and made several attempts to double through, but Linde finished the job when he scooped the final pot with a flush for the high half and an ace-three for the low half.

This concludes coverage of Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha. Be sure to keep it here throughout the 2021 WSOP for wall-to-wall live coverage from the PokerNews reporting team.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:40 AM Local Time
Dylan Linde Wins Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha ($170,269)

Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde has won Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha after defeating Hernan Salazar in heads-up play. Stay tuned for a full recap.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:22 AM Local Time
Hernan Salazar Eliminated in 2nd Place ($105,235)

Hernan Salazar

Big O

Dylan Linde raised on the button to 480,000. Hernan Salazar called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Salazar led out for 500,000. Linde responded by betting the pot, and Salazar came over the top for the rest of his chips. Linde called to put Salazar at risk.

Hernan Salazar:      
Dylan Linde:      

Salazar was ahead with a queen-high straight, but Linde was drawing to a better flush than Salazar.

The turn came the  , and the river brought the  , giving Linde his flush for high and his ace-three got him the low as well to crown him champion of the event and earn him his first WSOP bracelet.

Dylan Linde16,000,0003,000,000
Hernan Salazar0-3,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:07 AM Local Time
Linde and Salazar Chop it Up

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Preflop, Hernan Salazar limped on the button, then called a raise to 480,000 by Dylan Linde.

The flop came     and Linde led out for 700,000, Salazar bet the pot to put himself all-in and Linde made the call.

Hernan Salazar:     
Dylan Linde:     

Salazar was ahead with top pair and a flush draw, but Linde was drawing to the better flush and had a low draw as well.

Linde would have to settle for chopping the pot with his low after the   came on the turn followed by the   on the river, giving Salazar the high half of the pot with his pair of queens.

Dylan Linde13,000,000700,000
Hernan Salazar3,000,000-700,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
Linde Quarters Salazar

Dylan Linde raised to 480,000 on the button and Hernan Salazar called.

The flop was     and Salazar checked. Linde bet 875,000 and Salazar bet the pot. Linde bet pot and Salazar was at risk for a total of a little over 6 million.

Hernan Salazar:     
Dylan Linde:     

The turn was   and the river was  . The players split the high pot with aces and kings and Linde took down the low.

Dylan Linde12,300,0003,010,000
Hernan Salazar3,700,000-3,010,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Scott Abrams Eliminated in 3rd Place ($71,651)

Scott Abrams

Big O

Scott Abrams bet 500,000 from the button and Hernan Salazar raised to put Abrams at risk. Abrams called and he was at risk for a total of just over 1 million.

Scott Abrams:      
Hernan Salazar:      

The board ran out       and Salazar's flush was good. Abrams is eliminated in third place after an impressive tournament that saw him hold the chip lead after Days 1 and 2.

Dylan Linde9,290,000990,000
Hernan Salazar6,710,000510,000
Scott Abrams0-2,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:22 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:22 AM Local Time
Huge Swing For Salazar

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Harnan Salazar had been getting low in chips, but a massive Limit Omaha 8 or Better pot has him right back in business.

With limits of 300,000 and 600,000, Scott Abrams raised from the small blind to 600,000. Salazar responded with a three-bet to 900,000 from the big blind and Abrams called.

With almost two million in the pot already, Abrams check-called a bet on the     flop, then again on the   turn.

The river   was checked through and Salazar showed      for a winning two pair of aces and nines.

Abrams is now back on the short stack after losing the huge pot.

Hernan Salazar6,200,0001,200,000
Scott Abrams2,000,000-1,400,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:07 AM Local Time
Abrams Bets A Million

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Dylan Linde raised to 300,000 on the button. Scott Abrams called in the small blind and Hernan Salazar folded the big blind.

On a flop of    , Abrams check-called a bet of 275,000.

The   was checked through, and then on the river  , Abrams led out for a cool million.

Linde folded, and Abrams raked in a healthy pot.

Dylan Linde8,300,000-1,425,000
Hernan Salazar5,000,000-300,000
Scott Abrams3,400,0001,200,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:59 AM Local Time
Linde Taking Control

Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde has chipped up near 10 million in final three action.

Dylan Linde9,725,0001,525,000
Hernan Salazar5,300,000-340,000
Scott Abrams2,200,0000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:44 AM Local Time
Linde Check-Raises Abrams

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

With betting limits at 250,000 and 500,000, each pot has been getting truly massive.

Scott Abrams raised from the button and Dylan Linde defended his big blind.

The flop fell    and Linde checked to Abrams. Abrams continued with a bet, but Linde replied with a check-raise that Abrams called.

Linde then led out on the turn  , and Abrams folded.

Dylan Linde8,200,0001,250,000
Scott Abrams2,200,000-1,600,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:26 AM Local Time
Abrams Takes From Linde

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

On one of the first hands back from break, Scott Abrams added some life to his stack via the new chip leader.

Dylan Linde raised his button to 300,000 and got a call from Abrams in the small blind.

The players checked the     flop, then on the   turn, Abrams bet 450,000 and Linde called.

They checked the   river, and Abrams announced "tens", showing      to take the pot.

Dylan Linde6,950,000-675,000
Scott Abrams3,800,0001,035,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:08 AM Local Time
Linde Leads at Break

Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde has taken the chip lead as the players are on a 15-minute break.

Dylan Linde7,625,000125,000
Hernan Salazar5,640,000-260,000
Scott Abrams2,765,000665,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:59 PM Local Time
David Matsumoto Eliminated in 4th Place ($49,733)

David Matsumoto

Big O

David Matsumoto raised to 300,000 from the cutoff and Dylan Linde called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Linde checked. Matsumoto bet 400,000 and Linde called.

The turn was  . Linde checked and Matsumoto bet the pot. Linde shoved all in and Matsumoto called. Matsumoto was at risk for a grand total of just over 3 million. The river was  .

Linde turned over      . Matsumoto showed       but Linde's tens full of fours were good enough to eliminate Matsumoto from the tournament in fourth place.

Dylan Linde7,500,0003,100,000
David Matsumoto0-3,750,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:45 PM Local Time
Linde Takes Big Pot From Salazar

Dylan Linde

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

The most accomplished player at the table, Dylan Linde is approaching Hernan Salazar's chip lead after taking a big pot from him.

Salazar limped his small blind, then called a raise from Linde in the big blind.

On a     flop, Salazar check-called Linde's 200,000 chip bet.

On the   turn, Salazar check-called the 400,000 big-bet street wager from Linde.

Finally on the   river, Salazar folded to another bet, awarding the two-million chip pot to Linde, who is now just four big bets behind Salazar for the chip lead.

Hernan Salazar5,900,000-2,000,000
Dylan Linde4,400,000980,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:41 PM Local Time
Abrams Calls It Down

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Scott Abrams raised to 250,000 from the button and Dylan Linde called from the big blind.

The flop was     and both players checked.

The turn was   and both players checked again. The river was  .

Linde fired 550,000 on the river and Abrams thought it through before he called.

Linde turned over      for eights full of aces and five-four for the low. Abrams mucked the losing hand.

Dylan Linde3,420,000440,000
Scott Abrams2,100,000-900,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:35 PM Local Time
Abrams Makes Huge Laydown to Preserve Tournament Life

Scott Abrams

Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Scott Abrams could have gone broke in a recent pot to Hernan Salazar, but is still in the tournament thanks to a brilliant laydown.

Abrams defended his big blind to a raise from Salazar preflop, then checked a flop of    . Salazar bet 300,000 and Abrams called.

On the turn   Abrams again checked, but this time faced a bet of 1,150,000 from Salazar.

Abrams went deep into the tank with three million left in his stack. After a couple of minutes, Abrams folded and asked Salazar for an "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" agreement. Salazar obliged and showed    for a turned full house. Abrams showed the case   along with   for what would have been an inferior full house.

Hernan Salazar7,900,0001,700,000
Scott Abrams3,000,000-300,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:23 PM Local Time
Damjan Radanov Eliminated in 5th Place ($35,204)

Damjan Radanov

Big O

Damjan Radanov raised to 350,000 and Scott Abrams raised to put him at risk. Radanov called and was all-in for 380,000.

Damjan Radanov:      
Scott Abrams:      

The board ran out       and the flush of Abrams sent Radanov to the rail in fifth place.

Scott Abrams3,300,0001,100,000
Damjan Radanov0-1,640,000
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
Linde Chips Up Through Salazar

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Dylan Linde just took some chips from Hernan Salazar to help his stack.

Salazar raised the button and Linde called in the big blind.

They checked through the     flop. Then on the turn  , Linde put out a bet that Salazar folded to.

With the blinds and limits high compared to the chips in play, even the smallest of pots is becoming critical.

Hernan Salazar6,200,000-200,000
Dylan Linde2,980,000630,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander