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

Thursday, October 14, 2021 to Saturday, October 16, 2021

Event #28: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $951,410
  • Entries: 1,069
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:37 AM Local Time
Dylan Weisman Takes Big Lead at End of Day 2 in Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Dylan Weisman

Day 2 of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha is over with five players remaining and Dylan Weisman having a commanding chip lead with a stack of 9,435,000 after running hot throughout the day. The next closest in chips is Alexander Yen with a stack of 5,530,000 and Tim Vanloo with 4,545,000.

The day began with 59 players and dwindled down to half of that within the first few hours of play. Notable players who made deep runs but didn't make the final table include Bryan Micon, Michael Perrone, and Jungwoong Park.

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

 1Dylan WeismanUnited States9,435,000
 2Alexander YenUnited States5,530,000
 3Tim VanlooAustria4,545,000
 4Ran NivIsrael1,000,000
 5Craig ChaitUnited States880,000

The final table of nine players turned to eight when the short-stacked Karen Sarkisyan busted shortly after doubling up. The excited and cheerful Youness Barakat was next out when he got it in with a pair of jacks and Weisman paired his king to win the pot.

A highlight of the final table included when a short-stacked Craig Chait was all-in against Chase Fujita. Fujita flopped a diamond flush against the pair of kings Chait, who went runner-runner to hit a full house as his rail consisting of Ari Engel, Carol Fuchs, and others screamed in celebration.

A few orbits later, Fujita was sent out in sixth when he got his stack in with a pair and a straight draw but lost to the flush of Yen as the board ran out.

Day 3 of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha will commence on Oct. 16 at noon local time and play down to a winner, who will earn a coveted WSOP bracelet and $166,461.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you Day 3 updates.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
Dylan Weisman9,435,000335,000
Alexander Yen5,530,000530,000
Tim Vanloo4,545,000-255,000
Ran Niv1,000,000-400,000
Craig Chait880,000-620,000
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:12 AM Local Time
Play Has Concluded

With the elimination of Chase Fujita in sixth place, the remaining five players are bagging up their chips for the night. They will return tomorrow to play down to a champion.

Stay tuned for chip counts and a full recap of today's action.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:10 AM Local Time
Chase Fujita Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,040)

Chase Fujita

On the last hand of the night, Alexander Yen raised to 280,000 from the button and Chase Fujita defended his big blind.

The flop came     and Fujita shoved his remaining stack in the middle. Yen called.

Chase Fujita:     
Alexander Yen:     

Yen had the lead with a pair of jacks, while Fujita had a pair of fives and a gutshot straight draw. Yen improved to a flush as the board ran out    and Fujita was eliminated in sixth place.

Alexander Yen5,000,0001,200,000
Chase Fujita0-900,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Weisman Rivers a Straight

Dylan Weisman

Dylan Weisman raised to 280,000 from the hijack and was called by Alexander Yen in the cutoff. Weisman checked the     flop, then called when Yen bet 400,000.

Weisman again check-called the   turn, this time for 500,000. The river came the  , and both players checked.

Weisman showed      for the rivered straight to take the big pot off Yen and climb over nine million.

Dylan Weisman9,100,0001,900,000
Alexander Yen3,800,000-1,000,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time
Manan Bhandari Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,787)

Manan Bhandari

Manan Bhandari opened on the button and Dylan Weisman put in a pot-sized raise in the small blind. Bhandari got the rest of his 600,000 in the middle.

Manan Bhandari:     
Dylan Weisman:     

The board ran out       and Bhandari was eliminated when Weisman made a full house.

Dylan Weisman7,200,000600,000
Manan Bhandari0-600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time
Chait Goes Runner-Runner to Double

Craig Chait

Chase Fujita raised to 225,000 before Craig Chait went all in for his last 700,000.

"475 more, that's it," he told Fujita. Fujita eventually made the call.

Craig Chait:     
Chase Fujita:     

Chait was ahead but was left drawing thin when the flop came    , giving Fujita the nut flush. Chait got some hope when the turn came  , opening the possibility of a full house.

That hope was realized when the   fell on the river. Chait's rail erupted in celebration as Fujita handed over the pot.

Craig Chait1,500,000950,000
Chase Fujita900,000-1,000,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:34 PM Local Time
Chip Update
Dylan Weisman6,600,0001,400,000
Alexander Yen4,800,000-600,000
Tim Vanloo4,800,000100,000
Chase Fujita1,900,000-200,000
Ran Niv1,400,000-400,000
Manan Bhandari600,000-800,000
Craig Chait550,000-210,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:19 PM Local Time
Yen Pots Weisman, Takes Chip Lead

Alexander Yen

Dylan Weisman raised to 280,000 from the button and Alexander Yen called from the small blind. The flop came    , and Weisman continued for 350,000.

Yen answered by announcing pot. Before he could put the chips in the middle, Weisman snap-folded, sending the pot and the tournament chip lead to Yen.

Alexander Yen5,400,0001,200,000
Dylan Weisman5,200,000-680,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:13 PM Local Time
Youness Barakat Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,510)

Youness Barakat

Youness Barakat went all-in preflop for around 280,000 and got called by Dylan Weisman.

Youness Barakat:     
Dylan Weisman:     

The board ran out       and Barakat was eliminated when Weisman made the best hand with a pair of kings.

Dylan Weisman5,880,000280,000
Youness Barakat0-600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:06 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:05 PM Local Time
Yen Has a Better Two Pair

Alexander Yen

Dylan Weisman limped in from the small blind, then called when big blind Alexander Yen raised. They went heads-up to a flop of    , and Weisman check-called a bet of 200,000.

On the   turn, Yen bet 400,000 and Weisman again check-called. Both players checked the   river.

"Two pair," Weisman announced, showing   . But Yen turned over      for kings and sixes to win the pot and dent the chip leader's stack.

Dylan Weisman5,600,000100,000
Alexander Yen4,200,000600,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:47 PM Local Time
Barakat Doubles

Youness Barakat

Youness Barakat tried to go all-in on the button but had slightly more than the pot and was only able to raise. Manan Bhandari in the big blind moved to put Barakat all-in and he called it off.

Youness Barakat:     
Manan Bhandari:     

Barakat needed to dodge a spade as the flop came out    . But the board ran out    and Barakat secured a double.

Manan Bhandari1,400,000-300,000
Youness Barakat600,000450,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:36 PM Local Time
Bhandari Folds Top Set on the Flop

Manan Bhandari

Youness Barakat opened with a raise to 200,000, leaving himself about 150,000 behind, and was called by Manan Bhandari and Dylan Weisman from the blinds.

The flop came     and Bhandari led out for 350,000. Weisman then announced pot, putting in a raise to 1,440,000. Barakat folded and the action was back on Bhandari.

Bhandari also folded after about a minute, showing    for the flopped set of queens.

Dylan Weisman5,500,000400,000
Manan Bhandari1,700,000-600,000
Youness Barakat150,000-150,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time
Yen Chips Up

Alexander Yen

Alexander Yen opened to 200,000 in middle position and Chase Fujita flat-called in late position, while Manan Bhandari defended his big blind.

The flop came     and Yen fired for 600,000, which got a fold out of both opponents.

Alexander Yen3,600,000605,000
Manan Bhandari2,300,000-300,000
Chase Fujita2,100,000-200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:17 PM Local Time
Vanloo Shoves on Barakat

Youness Barakat and Tim Vanloo went heads-up to a flop of    . Vanloo, in the big blind, open-shoved a stack of 100,000 in the middle to put Barakat all in for his last 300,000.

Barakat went into the tank for several minutes. At one point, he asked Craig Chait and Dylan Weisman, who were having a conversation about college football, for some quiet.

Barakat eventually folded to drop down to the table short-stack, while Vanloo is closing in on Weisman for the chip lead.

Tim Vanloo4,700,000-200,000
Youness Barakat300,000-200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:05 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time
Players on Another Break

The remaining eight players are on another 15-minute break.

Dylan Weisman5,100,00050,000
Tim Vanloo4,900,000400,000
Alexander Yen2,995,000295,000
Manan Bhandari2,600,000300,000
Chase Fujita2,300,000250,000
Ran Niv1,800,000-300,000
Craig Chait760,000110,000
Youness Barakat500,000-300,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:44 PM Local Time
Karen Sarkisyan Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,632)

Karen Sarkisyan

Alexander Yen raised to 100,000 pre-flop and was called by Ran Niv and Manan Bhandari. From the big blind, Karen Sarkisyan moved his short-stack in the middle and all three opponents called.

The flop came     and Yen led out for 200,000. Only Niv called to see the   on the turn.

Both players checked, then Yen bet 200,000 again on the   river. Niv called, and both players turned over    for trip kings. Sarkisyan mucked and headed to the payout cage one spot off the official final table.

Alexander Yen2,700,000700,000
Ran Niv2,100,000200,000
Karen Sarkisyan0-30,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:23 PM Local Time
Full Chip Update
Dylan Weisman5,050,000550,000
Tim Vanloo4,500,0001,500,000
Manan Bhandari2,300,000100,000
Chase Fujita2,050,000350,000
Alexander Yen2,000,000-300,000
Ran Niv1,900,000100,000
Youness Barakat800,00025,000
Craig Chait650,000-700,000
Karen Sarkisyan30,0000