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

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021

Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $792,990
  • Entries: 594
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, October 15, 2021 4:17 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players have been sent on their first 15-minute break of the day. Upon their return, they will redraw and combine to one unofficial final table of nine.

Friday, October 15, 2021 4:15 PM Local Time
Ari Engel Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,393)

Ari Engel

Omaha Hi/Lo

Ari Engel raised from the small blind and Christopher Adams three-bet from the big. Engel called.

Engel check-called a bet from Adams on the     flop and then led out for his remaining chips on the   turn. Adams called.

Christopher Adams:     
Ari Engel:     

The   completed the board — leaving Adams best and eliminating Engel in 10th place.

Christopher Adams1,600,000200,000
Ari Engel0-300,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:59 PM Local Time
Adams Leaves Engel Short

Limit Hold'em

Ari Engel raised from the small blind and and was called by Christopher Adams in the big.

Engel bet on the     flop and Adams raised. Engel re-raised and Adams called.

Engel bet and was called down on the   turn and   river.

Engel revealed    for jacks and fours, but they were not good against the    of Adams for a superior kicker.

Christopher Adams1,400,000500,000
Ari Engel300,0000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:53 PM Local Time
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Friday, October 15, 2021 3:51 PM Local Time
Brock Parker Eliminated in 11th Place ($9,393)

Brock Parker

Stud Hi-Lo

Brock Parker:   /    / 
Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Curtis Phelps:   /    / 

The action was discovered as Ohel and Phelps were each being awarded half of the chopped pot; Ohel with the six-five-four-deuce-ace low and Phelps with two pair fives and four, which eliminated Parker in 11th place in the process.

Curtis Phelps2,100,00050,000
Randy Ohel2,075,000-25,000
Brock Parker0-400,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:37 PM Local Time
Ben Landowski Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,951)

Ben Landowski

Stud Hi-Lo

Max Pescatori:   /    / 
Ben Landowski:   /    / 

The action was picked up with Landowski having tossed his last remaining chips into the middle on sixth street and Pescatori called.

A meaningless nine of spades was dealt to Landowski on seventh street and it was the one pair of deuces of Pescatori's that took down the pot and Landowski was eliminated in 12th place.

Max Pescatori950,000300,000
Ben Landowski0-255,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:25 PM Local Time
Joe Mckeehen Eliminated in 13th Place ($7,591)

Joe McKeehen


Joe Mckeehen:   /    / 
Kao Saechao:   /   - folded on fourth street
Christopher Adams:   /    / 

A short-stacked Mckeehen was all in on third street and cards were revealed after fourth.

Mckeehen held    and Adams had    in the hole and Adams won with his full house.

Kao "Flexx" Saechao1,500,000400,000
Christopher Adams900,000-20,000
Joe Mckeehen0-2,000,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:09 PM Local Time
Current Chip Counts Table 414
Randy Ohel2,100,0001,060,000
Curtis Phelps2,050,0000
Paul Holder1,250,00090,000
Darren Kennedy1,160,000-170,000
Max Pescatori650,000-200,000
Brock Parker400,0005,000
Ben Landowski255,000-50,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:09 PM Local Time
John Holley Eliminated in 14th Place ($6,254)

John Holley


Joe Mckeehen:   /     - folded on sixth
Michael Rosenberg:   /    / 
John Holley:   /    / 

John Holley was all in on third street and Joe Mckeenhen folded on sixth against a bet from Rosenberg.

Rosenberg turned over a better low after seventh before the dealer scooped up the cards and Holley was eliminated.

Joe Mckeehen2,000,0001,165,000
Michael Rosenberg865,000315,000
John Holley0-255,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 3:07 PM Local Time
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Friday, October 15, 2021 3:00 PM Local Time
Roland Israelashvili Eliminated in 15th Place ($6,254)

Roland Israelashvili


In the last round of Razz, it was Curtis Phelps that eliminated Roland Israelashvili in 15th place. With that elimination, Phelps has catapulted to more than two million chips.

Curtis Phelps2,050,0001,185,000
Roland Israelashvili0-300,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:48 PM Local Time
Zinno Scoops

Omaha Hi/Lo

Kao Saechao raised in early position and was called by Michael Rosenberg in the cutoff and Anthony Zinno on the button.

Saechao continued for a bet on the     flop and both players called.

Action checked to Zinno on the   turn, who bet. Rosenberg and Saechao called.

The same action occurred on the   river and Zinno tabled      for a low and trip fours. Rosenberg and Saechao couldn't bet it and Zinno scooped the pot.

Anthony Zinno2,700,000135,000
Kao "Flexx" Saechao1,100,000-680,000
Michael Rosenberg550,000-380,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:47 PM Local Time
Timothy Frazin Eliminated in 16th Place ($6,254)

Tim Frazin

Omaha Hi-Lo

Timothy Frazin pushed his last remaining chips in the middle on a board of      and was called by Curtis Phelps and all cards were turned face up.

It was Phelps that held      against the      of Frazin who needed to improve or he would be eliminated.

The dealer dealt the meaningless   and it was the two pair, aces and sevens alongside a nut low that scooped the pot for Phelps, and Frazin was out in 16th place.

Curtis Phelps865,000-635,000
Timothy Frazin00
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:26 PM Local Time
Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,255)

Koray Aldemir


Koray Aldemir:   /    / 
Curtis Phelps:   /    / 

Aldemir called bets from Phelps on fourth and fifth street and Aldemir led out on sixth and went all in seventh.

Aldemir revealed     while Phelps tabled     for a better low and Aldemir was eliminated.

Curtis Phelps1,500,000145,000
Koray Aldemir0-335,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:25 PM Local Time
Kai Hicks Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,255)

Kai Hicks

Limit Hold'em

The action was discovered on a board of      with Kai Hicks having checked into his opponent, Kao Saechao, who fired out a bet. After a brief pause, Hicks called.

The river was the   and the action went the same way, check-bet-call, and both players tabled their hands. In the end, it was the    for two pair aces and deuces of Saechao's that was victorious against the    of Hicks'.

With that hand, Saechao chipped up to 1,780,000 while Hicks was left with just 75,000 chips. He was eliminated in 18th in his next blind and took home $5,255.

Kao "Flexx" Saechao1,780,000385,000
Kai Hicks75,000-360,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:02 PM Local Time
Cards in The Air

Action is now underway!

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:30 PM Local Time
Welcome to the Final Day of Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

WSOP Bracelet

Today, 18 players return to the felt for the Final Day of Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E., live here at The Rio Hotel and Casino. All the returning players will be playing down to an eventual winner today. Each remaining participant will go home with at least $5,255, while one lucky winner will take home a brand new coveted WSOP gold bracelet alongside the $160,636 first-place cash.

The penultimate day saw Anthony Zinno (2,565,000) take the chip lead about midway through the day, and he did not look back. He carries an almost 2-1 chip advantage versus his nearest competitor, Kao Saechao(1,395,000), going into the start of this final day, with Zinno chasing bracelet number four of his poker career; and number two of the 2021 WSOP.

Also still in the tournament, and seeking to add another WSOP gold bracelet to their collection, are Randy Ohel (1,040,000), Max Pescatori (850,000), Joe McKeehen (835,000), and Ari Engel (300,000). Look for these experienced pros to keep things sharp from the moment the cards are pitched in the air until a new winner has been chosen.

Please join us on PokerNews for live updates up until the end, or live here at The Rio Hotel and Casino in the Amazon Room, where the cards are set to be in the air at 2:00 p.m. (PST) local time.