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

Monday, October 11, 2021 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $573,160
  • Entries: 644
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:07 PM Local Time
Mikiyo Aoki Looks To One-Up Her 2014 Finish By Finally Seizing Victory In The WSOP Ladies Event

Mikiyo Aoki

Mikiyo Aoki leads the final five of Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Day 3 began with 17 players and five will return for the final table after nearly six hours of play. Aoki started the day as the chip leader and ended the day still in the pole position.

On Day 1, Aoki was one of only a few players who bagged over 100,000 chips. She was able to maintain a healthy stack throughout Day 2 capturing the chip lead by the end of play. She started Day 3 with 1,674,000 but at one point had dipped below the 1,000,000 mark. She was able to recover her stack and some by bagging 3,880,000 for the lead going into the final five. She'll look to improve upon her runner-up finish from 2014 where she cashed for $94,800.

The remaining four players returning for Day 4 are Debora Brooke, Diane Cooley, Lara Eisenberg, and Women's Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu.

Seat Draw for the Final Day in Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Mikiyo AokiUnited States4,880,00098
2Diane CooleyUnited States1,265,00025
3Debora BrookeUnited States4,280,00086
4Lara EisenbergUnited States1,200,00024
5JJ LiuTaiwan1,250,00025

Marle Cordeiro couldn't capture her first WSOP gold bracelet but she made the final table and came up short of Day 4 finishing in seventh place for $14,791.

Some other casualties of the day were Amanda Baker (15th - $4,670), Cherish Andrews (8th - $11,341), and Qing Lu (6th - $19,619).

The final table of Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship will be streamed on PokerGo on Thursday, October 14 at 4 p.m. local time.

Play will resume in Level 25 with 25,000/50,000 blinds and a 50,000 big blind ante and Day 4 will play down to a winner.

Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $115,694
2  $71,507
3  $50,525
4  $36,269
5  $26,458
6Qing LuUnited States$19,619
7Marle CordeiroUnited States$14,791
8Cherish AndrewsUnited States$11,341
9Tiffany LeeUnited States$8,847
10Thi NguyenCanada$7,023

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Day 3 Chip Counts
Mikiyo Aoki4,880,00020,000
Debora Brooke4,280,0000
Diane Cooley1,265,000-355,000
JJ Liu1,250,000-50,000
Lara Eisenberg1,200,00070,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Day 3 Has Concluded

The tournament is now down to the final five players. A full recap and end-of-day chip counts will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:44 PM Local Time
Qing Lu Eliminated in 6th Place ($19,619)

Qing Lu

Debora Brooke raised to 175,000 from middle position and Qing Lu shoved from the next seat over for over 1 million. Brook made the call.

Qing Lu:   
Debora Brooke:   

The board ran out       and the flopped ace held to eliminate Lu from the tournament in sixth place.

Debora Brooke4,280,0001,520,000
Qing Lu0-2,595,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:37 PM Local Time
Aoki Wins At Showdown

Mikiyo Aoki

Lara Eisenberg opened to 100,000 under the gun. JJ Liu called in the hijack. Mikiyo Aoki called in the cutoff and Qing Lu completed with a call in the big blind. It went four-ways to the     flop.

The action checked to Liu who bet 70,000. Aoki was the only player to call and they went heads-up to the turn.

The turn card was the  . Liu led again with a bet of 75,000. Aoki called again.

The river was the  . The action went check, check and they tabled their hands.

JJ Liu:   
Mikiyo Aoki:   

Both players held a pocket pair but Aoki's pocket nines were the best hand.

Mikiyo Aoki4,860,000615,000
JJ Liu1,300,000600,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:17 PM Local Time
Marle Cordeiro Eliminated in 7th Place ($14,791)

Marle Cordeiro

Marle Cordeiro shoved for around 200,000 from the small blind and Mikiyo Aoki called from the big blind.

Marle Cordeiro:   
Mikiyo Aoki:   

The board ran out       and the pair of aces held to eliminate Cordeiro from the tournament in seventh place. Aoki extends her chip lead late in Day 3 action.

Mikiyo Aoki4,245,000765,000
Marle Cordeiro0-450,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:03 PM Local Time
Liu Leads Three Streets

JJ Liu

The action folded to JJ Liu in the small blind and she limped for 50,000. Marle Cordeiro checked in the big blind.

The flop came    . Liu led for a bet of 50,000 and Cordeiro called.

The turn card was  . Liu bet another 50,000 and Cordeiro called again.

The river card brought the  . Liu bombed the river with a stack of orange chips to put Cordeirdo all-in. Cordeiro released her hand.

JJ Liu700,000-410,000
Marle Cordeiro450,000-200,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:40 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 50,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:35 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break
Mikiyo Aoki3,480,000-395,000
Debora Brooke2,760,000985,000
Qing Lu1,975,000-620,000
Diane Cooley1,620,000715,000
Lara Eisenberg1,130,000-435,000
JJ Liu1,110,000-620,000
Marle Cordeiro650,000-380,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:26 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players are now on a 15-minute break,

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:21 PM Local Time
Cherish Andrews Eliminated In 8th Place ($14,791)

Cherish Andrews

Marle Cordeiro opened the action in middle position to 80,000. Mikiyo Aoki called in the hijack. Cherish Andrews moved all-in in the cutoff for 420,000. It folded back around to Cordeiro who let her hand go. Aoki made the call.

Cherish Andrews:   
Mikiyo Aoki:   

The board ran out      . Aoki's pocket fours held and she eliminated Andrews.

Mikiyo Aoki3,875,000775,000
Cherish Andrews0-375,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Hellmuth Loses It, Man in WSOP Ladies Event & Prime Poker Open
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They talk about Phil Hellmuth making yet another run at bracelet No. 16 but once again coming up short, which may have inspired his most recent "Poker Brat" blow-up, as well as Anthony Zinno's big win in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $182,872 and his third gold bracelet.

They also chat about early champs bolstered by behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Zinno and Bradley Jansen. Plus, they touch base on the Golden Nugget's Grand Poker Series, including John Gardner's $100K victory in the $600 Championship Event.

Finally, Chad chats with Justin Hammer of Prime Social in Houston, Texas, who will be hosting the Prime Poker Open from October 29-November 14. That series will culminate in a $1,700 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Main Event.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:06 PM Local Time
Tiffany Lee Eliminated In 9th Place ($11,341)

Tiffany Lee

Qing Lu opened from under the gun to 80,000. The action folded to Tiffany Lee in the big blind and she called.

The flop came    . Lee checked to Lu who bet 205,000. Lee made the call.

The turn card was the  . Lee checked and Lu put her all-in. Lee snap-called.

Tiffany Lee:   
Qing Lu:   

The river card was the  . Lee had flopped two pair but Lu rivered a better two pair to eliminate Lee,

Qing Lu2,595,000445,000
Tiffany Lee0-625,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:01 PM Local Time
Thi Nguyen Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,023)

Thi Nguyen

Thi Nguyen raised to 100,000 from under the gun and action folded around to Mikiyo Aoki for a three-bet to 300,000 on the button. Nguyen four-bet shoved for just over 1 million and Aoki called.

Thi Nguyen:   
Mikiyo Aoki:   

The board ran out       and Nguyen's flopped set of jacks couldn't hold off Aoki's flush draw.

Mikiyo Aoki3,100,0001,500,000
Thi Nguyen0-1,365,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:45 PM Local Time
Final Table Seat Draw
SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Marle Cordeiro1,030,00026
2Mikiyo Aoki1,600,00040
3Cherish Andrews375,0009
4Diane Cooley905,00023
5Debora Brooke1,775,00044
6Thi Nguyen1,365,00034
7Tiffany Lee625,00016
8Qing Lu2,150,00054
9Lara Eisenberg1,565,00039
10JJ Liu1,730,00043
Qing Lu2,150,000-650,000
Debora Brooke1,775,000125,000
JJ Liu1,730,000-70,000
Mikiyo Aoki1,600,000750,000
Lara Eisenberg1,565,000365,000
Thi Nguyen1,365,000415,000
Marle Cordeiro1,030,000130,000
Diane Cooley905,000145,000
Tiffany Lee625,000175,000
Cherish Andrews375,000-245,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:33 PM Local Time
Final Ten

We have reached the unofficial final table. Seat redraw and updated chip counts coming soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:30 PM Local Time
Bridgette Adkins Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,023)

Bridgette Adkins

According to her tablemates, Bridgette Adkins was down to one ante in the big blind. It was a four-way limped pot and everyone checked it down to the river. Thi Nguyen had to best hand and eliminated Adkins.

Bridgette Adkins00
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:30 PM Local Time
Crystal Marino Eliminated in 12th place ($5,675)

Crystal Marino

Picking up action on a board reading    , Crystal Marino and Qing Lu were both all in.


The turn was the   and the river was the  .

Lu won the pot with aces and fours to eliminate Marino in 12th place.

Qing Lu2,800,0001,820,000
Crystal Marino0-1,300,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:15 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 40,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:59 PM Local Time
Eisenberg Holds With Small Pair

Lara Eisenberg

The action folded to JJ Liu on the button and she raised to 60,000. It folded to Lara Eisenberg in the big blind who moved all-in for 600,000. Liu called and Eisenberg's tournament life was at risk.

Lara Eisenberg:   
JJ Liu:   

The board ran out      . Eisenbergs pocket pair held to double through Liu.

JJ Liu1,800,000-600,000
Lara Eisenberg1,200,000500,000