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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to Thursday, October 14, 2021

Event #25: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,785,950
  • Entries: 604
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, October 15, 2021 8:20 PM Local Time
Two for Ball, One for Jaffe

Scott Ball raised to 400,000 and Jonathan Jaffe defended his big blind.

The flop came    , and Jaffe check-folded to a bet of 300,000 from Ball.

After that, Jonathan Jaffe limped in the small blind and Scott Ball checked his option.

On the     flop, Jaffe led for 250,000 and took it down.

On the next hand, Scott Ball raised to 400,000 and took down the blinds.

Scott Ball10,400,000700,000
Galen Hall10,200,000-500,000
Jonathan Jaffe9,600,000-200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:14 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Hall Sends Them on Break

Galen Hall limped in from the small blind and Jonathan Jaffe checked his option. The flop came     and Hall checked to Jaffe who bet 190,000. Hall called and the   landed on the turn.

Both players checked and the   completed the board. Hall checked once more and Jaffe fired out a pot-sized bet of 950,000. Hall called and Jaffe showed    for just queen-high while Hall tabled    for two pair.

The players are now heading on another 10-minute break.

Galen Hall10,700,0001,200,000
Jonathan Jaffe9,800,000-1,900,000
Scott Ball9,700,000700,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:51 PM Local Time
Two More for Jaffe

Galen Hall raised to 350,000 and Jonathan Jaffe three-bet again to 1,000,000 to win another.

On the next hand, Jonathan Jaffe opened to 350,000, and Scott Ball called.

The flop was    , Ball checked and Jaffe won it with a bet of 160,000.

Jonathan Jaffe11,700,000700,000
Galen Hall9,500,000-500,000
Scott Ball9,000,000-300,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:46 PM Local Time
No Action for Jaffe

Galen Hall raised to 350,000 and Jonathan Jaffe three-bet to 1,000,000 to win the pot.

On the next hand, Jonathan Jaffe raised to 350,000 and took down the blinds.

Jonathan Jaffe11,000,0001,200,000
Galen Hall10,000,000-700,000
Scott Ball9,300,000-400,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:43 PM Local Time
Jaffe Wins a Multi-way Pot

Jonathan Jaffe raised to 350,00 on the button and was called by Scott Ball and Galen Hall in the blinds. The flop came     and the blinds checked to Jaffe who continued for 225,000. Both Ball and Hall called to see the   on the turn.

All three players checked this time and the   peeled off on the river. Three more checks and Jaffe showed    for top pair to claim the pot.

Galen Hall10,700,000500,000
Jonathan Jaffe9,800,000900,000
Scott Ball9,700,000-1,800,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:33 PM Local Time
Eric Tsai Eliminated in 4th Place ($161,756)

Eric Tsai

Eric Tsai raised to 360,000 and Scott Ball made it 1,200,000 to go. Eric Tsai then moved all in for 5,510,000 and Ball called.

Eri Tsai:   
Scott Ball:   

The board ran       and Eric Tsai was eliminated. He takes home more than $160,000 for his efforts. Ball takes over the chip lead.

Scott Ball11,500,0005,900,000
Eric Tsai0-5,500,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:27 PM Local Time
Hall Five-Bet Jams

Scott Ball raised it up to 350,000 from the small blind and Galen Hall three-bet to 1,300,000 out of the big blind. Ball replied with a four-bet to 3,250,000 and Hall five-bet jammed all in for 6,780,000. Ball asked for a count and then threw his cards to the muck.

Galen Hall10,200,0003,300,000
Scott Ball5,600,000-3,600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:22 PM Local Time
Hall Rips It on Tsai

Galen Hall

Galen Hall raised to 350,000 and Eric Tsai three-bet to 1,170,000.

Hall then ripped it in for 5,450,000 and Tsai went into the tank for more than two minutes. Tsai eventually laid it down, as he slips back into the bottom position.

Galen Hall6,900,0001,500,000
Eric Tsai5,500,000-1,200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:16 PM Local Time
Tsai Quickly Bounces Back

Eric Tsai opened to 325,000 from under the gun and Jonathan Jaffe called in the big blind. The flop fell     and Jaffe checked to Tsai who continued for 225,000. Jaffe check-raised to 700,000 and Tsai instantly mucked.

On the next hand, Scott Ball made it 350,000 from under the gun and Tsai defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Tsai check-called a bet of 350,000 from Ball.

The turn brought the   and both players quickly checked to the   on the river. Tsai checked for the third time and Ball fired in a bet of 460,000. Tsai went into the tank for a minute before counting out a check-raise to 1,460,000. Ball took his turn in the tank for nearly two minutes and eventually laid his hand down.

Scott Ball9,200,000-1,600,000
Jonathan Jaffe8,900,000500,000
Eric Tsai6,700,000600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:07 PM Local Time
Jaffe Takes it on the Flop

Jonathan Jaffe

Galen Hall opened to 360,000 and Jonathan Jaffe raised to 900,000.

Hall called to see a flop of     and checked it over to Jaffe.

Jaffe bet 700,000, and after some thought, Hall let it go.

Jonathan Jaffe8,400,000900,000
Galen Hall5,400,000-900,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 7:03 PM Local Time
Tsai Takes One

Eric Tsai

Galen Hall opened to 350,000 and Eric Tsai called from the big blind.

On the     flop, Tsai check-called a bet of 160,000 from Hall.

The turn was the   and Tsai check-called a bet 700,000 from Hall.

Tsai checked again on the   river and Hall gave up with a check.

Tsai tabled    for two pair and he dragged the pot.

Galen Hall6,300,000-1,300,000
Eric Tsai6,100,000800,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:58 PM Local Time
Bin Weng Eliminated in 5th Place ($113,775)

Bin Weng

Galen Hall raised it up to 320,000 on the button and Bin Weng jammed all in for 2,850,000 from the big blind. Hall confirmed the count and then quickly called to put Weng at risk.

Bin Weng:   
Galen Hall:   

The flop of     gave Hall a huge advantage with top pair and a flush draw. The turn was the   and Weng was left drawing dead to the   on the river. After such a promising start to the day, Weng will leave in fifth place.

Galen Hall7,600,0003,100,000
Bin Weng0-2,600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:55 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time
Hall Takes From Weng

Bin Weng opened to 240,000 and Galen Hall defended his blind this time.

The flop came     and both players checked. They also checked on the turn  , and the river peeled the  . Hall bet 425,000 and Weng called.

Hall turned over    for trips and took it down.

Galen Hall4,500,000900,000
Bin Weng2,600,000-700,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:49 PM Local Time
Weng Wins a Small One

Bin Weng raised to 240,000 and Scott Ball defended his big blind.

On the flop of    , Ball check-folded to a bet of 165,000 from Weng.

Scott Ball10,800,000-300,000
Bin Weng3,300,000500,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:43 PM Local Time
Ball On Top, Weng Slips to the Short Stack

Bin Weng raised it up to 240,000 on the button and Scott Ball three-bet to 1,120,000 out of the big blind. Weng responded with a four-bet to 2,225,000 and Ball just called.

With over 4,500,000 in the middle already, the dealer spread the flop of    . Both players checked and the   landed on the turn. Ball checked again and Weng made a small bet of 885,000 which Ball called.

The   hit the river and Ball checked for the third time. Weng checked it back and Ball showed    for a pair of aces on the river to drag in the pot.

Scott Ball11,100,0003,100,000
Bin Weng2,800,000-3,600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:32 PM Local Time
Ball Wins at Showdown

Bin Weng opened to 240,000, and both Scott Ball and Galen Hall called from the blinds.

On the     flop, action checked to Weng who continued for 355,000. Ball called and Hall folded.

Ball checked again on the   turn and Weng slowed down with a check.

The river was the   and both players checked again.

Ball turned over    and he won the pot.

Scott Ball8,000,000700,000
Bin Weng6,400,000-600,000
Galen Hall3,600,000-400,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:24 PM Local Time
Hall Spikes an Ace to Double Up

Galen Hall

Galen Hall shipped all in for his last 1,840,000 from under the gun and was called by Bin Weng on the button. The blinds folded and the two hands were tabled.

Galen Hall:   
Bin Weng:   

Hall was looking to hit an ace and found one on the     flop. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing as Hall earned himself a double up.

Bin Weng7,000,000-1,600,000
Galen Hall4,000,0001,900,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 6:19 PM Local Time
Jaffe Takes from Ball

Scott Ball made it 240,000 to go and both Jonathan Jaffe and Bin Weng called from the blinds.

On the     flop, action checked to Ball who bet 325,000 and Jaffe called.

The turn fell the  , and both players checked to the   river. Jaffe bet 680,000 and won it.

Bin Weng8,600,000-400,000
Jonathan Jaffe7,500,000900,000
Scott Ball7,300,000-600,000