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

Friday, October 15, 2021 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Event #30: MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em (freezeout)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $4,699,200
  • Entries: 3,520
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:04 PM Local Time
Santiago Plante Eliminated in 11th Place ($51,286)

Santiago Plante

The flop read     and Santiago Plante had checked in the big blind. Charlie Dawson was sitting on the button and put four 1-million chips over the line for Plante to make the call for his last 3,300,000.

Santiago Plante:   
Charlie Dawson:   

Plante had hit a pair of fours but Dawson was ahead with the overpair.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Dawson to knock Plante out in eleventh place.

The ten remaining players will be redrawn onto the final table and the seat draw is to follow.

Charlie Dawson16,700,0006,700,000
Santiago Plante0-5,600,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:56 PM Local Time
Leng Rivers Straight to Put Dent in Andler's Stack

Ryan Leng opened to 1.3 million in the hijack and Christopher Andler defended the big blind.

The flop came     and Andler check-called a 1.3 million bet. Both players checked the   turn.

The   completed the board and Andler led for 3.4 million. Leng raised to 10.5 million and put Andler deep into the tank. Andler thought about it for a while and muttered several possibilities, before finally putting in the chips to call.

Leng showed    for a rivered straight and added the sizable pot to his stack.

Ryan Leng35,500,00011,500,000
Christopher Andler7,500,000-11,900,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:51 PM Local Time
Noori Turns Wheel Against Flopped Set to Stay Alive

Michael Noori got his remaining seven million chips into the middle preflop against Johan Schumacher.

Michael Noori:   
Johan Schumacher:   

Noori needed to improve and fell behind further on the     flop.

However, the   spiked the turn and Noori jumped up and called for the board to not pair. His wish was granted as the   completed the board to keep him alive in a rollercoaster flip.

Michael Noori15,000,0005,000,000
Johan Schumacher10,500,000-14,500,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:43 PM Local Time
Full House over Full House for Schumacher

The flop read     with around 3,000,000 in the middle already.

Santiago Plante had checked in the big blind but Johan Schumacher bet 700,000 from under the gun which Plante called.

The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Plante took some time and then bet 4,150,000. Schumacher contemplated his options for a while and then decided to shove for 10,300,000. Plante dived deep in the tank. He talked through the possible cards Schumacher could have, he sighed a few times, looked at his cards, and tanked a bit longer. After a long while, he opted to call.

Schumacher tabled the    for the full house and Plante tried to muck his hand but his cards were revealed to be the    for the lower full house for Schumacher to score the big double-up.

Johan Schumacher25,000,00012,000,000
Santiago Plante5,600,000-19,700,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Hazan Doubles Twice Through Leng for Chip Lead

Mordechai Hazan

On the first hand, Ryan Leng looked to have raised enough from the small blind for Mordechai Hazan to call for his last 6,500,000 from the big blind.

Mordechai Hazan:   
Ryan Leng:   

The board ran out       for Leng to flop a pair but not get any further help on the turn nor river so Hazan doubled up.

A hand later, Leng raised to 1,200,000 from the button and Hazan shoved again, this time for 13,500,000 from the small blind. Jaesh Balachandran tanked for a while from the big blind but opted to fold. Leng called again.

Mordechai Hazan:   
Ryan Leng:   

The board ran out       for Hazan to now flop a pair of queens and hold to double up to the chip lead.

Mordechai Hazan28,000,00019,750,000
Ryan Leng24,000,000-18,275,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:30 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:23 PM Local Time
Reis' Ladies Hold Against Fortier's Big Slick

Rafael Reis was in the big blind and got his 9.5 million chips in preflop against Daniel Fortier in the cutoff.

Rafael Reis:   
Daniel Fortier:   

It was a classic race and Reis took a huge lead on the     flop. The   turn sealed it and the meaningless   completed the board as exclamations of "Vamos!" were heard coming from Reis and his rail while he scooped the big pot.

Rafael Reis20,000,00012,775,000
Daniel Fortier9,500,000-8,650,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:18 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Vertes Eliminated in 12th Place ($41,026)

Jeffrey Vertes

Jeffrey Vertes got his remaining 3.5 million chips in preflop against Johan Schumacher.

Jeffrey Vertes:   
Johan Schumacher:   

Vertes needed some help but couldn't find it on the       runout and was eliminated.

Johan Schumacher13,000,0003,200,000
Jeffrey Vertes0-6,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:10 PM Local Time
Dannah Kamp Eliminated in 13th Place ($41,026)

Dannah Kamp

Ryan Leng raised to 1,500,000 from the cutoff and Dannah Kamp three-bet shoved for her last 4,175,000 from the button for the blinds to fold but for Leng to call.

Dannah Kamp:   
Ryan Leng:   

Kamp was ahead to double up but the board ran out       for Leng to hit the river for the pair of jacks to eliminate her in thirteenth place.

Ryan Leng42,275,0007,925,000
Dannah Kamp0-4,175,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:01 PM Local Time
Kamp Can't Knock Ortega Out

Dannah Kamp raised to 1,050,000 from the cutoff and Anthony Ortega defended his big blind.

The flop came    , Ortega bet 600,000 for Kamp to raise it up to 1,600,000. Ortega called her raise.

The turn was the   and Ortega shoved. Kamp asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Ortega had 5,375,000 behind. Kamp counted out calling chips and looked at how much she had left before making the call with the bigger stack.

Anthony Ortega:   
Dannah Kamp:   

Kamp had flopped top pair while Ortega was sitting on the flush draw and double gutshot to a straight.

The river completed the board with the   for Ortega to hit that flush to double up.

Anthony Ortega17,250,0008,475,000
Dannah Kamp4,175,000-4,525,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:50 PM Local Time
Katsushi Yoshida Eliminated in 14th Place ($33,015)

Katsushi Yoshida

Katsushi Yoshida shoved from the hijack for 7,600,000 and after the dealer had confirmed the amount, Christopher Andler three-bet shoved for more from the button for the blinds to quickly get out of the way.

Katsushi Yoshida:   
Christopher Andler:   

The board ran out       for Anders to hold with the pocket pair for two pair and the elimination of Yoshida to his name.

Christopher Andler19,400,0008,775,000
Katsushi Yoshida0-8,600,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:44 PM Local Time
Noori Finds Some Hope

The short-stacked Michael Noori jammed in his 750,000 stack from the cutoff and was isolated by Jeffrey Vertes on the button.

Michael Noori:   
Jeffrey Vertes:   

Noori was looking for an ace and found one in the window of the     flop. The   and   completed the board to keep him alive and essentially give him a triple-up with the addition of the blinds.

A couple of hands later he jammed again and everyone folded to chip him up a little more.

Jeffrey Vertes6,000,000-2,050,000
Michael Noori3,500,0002,750,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:35 PM Local Time
Noori Short After Doubling Fortier Up

Daniel Fortier raised to 1,000,000 from the cutoff and Michael Noori three-bet jammed from the button with a similar stack. The blinds folded but Fortier snap-called for the 8,075,000 he had behind.

Daniel Fortier:   
Michael Noori:   

Noori was ahead with the pocket pair but got rivered when the board ran out       to give Fortier the higher two pair to double up.

Daniel Fortier18,150,0009,825,000
Michael Noori750,000-9,350,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:32 PM Local Time
Chip Counts After The Break
Ryan Leng34,350,0000
Santiago Plante25,300,000-700,000
Christopher Andler10,625,00025,000
Michael Noori10,100,0001,600,000
Johan Schumacher9,800,000-200,000
Anthony Ortega8,775,000-825,000
Dannah Kamp8,700,000-900,000
Katsushi Yoshida8,600,000-150,000
Daniel Fortier8,325,000-975,000
Mordechai Hazan8,250,0005,450,000
Jeffrey Vertes8,050,000-2,750,000
Rafael Reis7,225,000-2,800,000
Charlie Dawson4,800,000-1,200,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:29 PM Local Time
Plante Finds Big Double Through Schumacher

Santiago Plante

Just before the break, Santiago Plante raised to 800,000 on the button and Johan Schumacher jammed from the small blind. Plante called for his remaining 12.2 million and the hands were flipped over.

Santiago Plante:   
Johan Schumacher:   

Plante had a dominating lead but was at risk and needed to hold. The board ran out all low cards as it came       and Plante's double was confirmed.

Santiago Plante26,000,00020,400,000
Johan Schumacher10,000,000-11,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time
Dawson Doubles Through Schumacher

Johan Schumacher raised to 800,000 in the hijack and Charlie Dawson defended the big blind.

The flop came     and both players checked.

On the   turn, Dawson check-jammed on a 600,000 bet. Schumacher called for 1.4 million more.

Charlie Dawson:   
Johan Schumacher:   

Dawson turned two pair against Schumacher's ladies. The   completed the board and Dawson gave a fist pump and two thumbs-up to his rail as he stayed alive and scooped the pot.

Johan Schumacher21,000,000-1,700,000
Charlie Dawson6,000,0001,700,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 1:06 PM Local Time
Flush for Leng to Claim a Big Pot

Mordechai Hazan raised to 850,000 from the middle position and Ryan Leng defended his big blind when the action came to him.

The flop was the    , Leng check-called the 950,000 continuation-bet of Hazan.

The turn was the   and Leng checked again. Hazan barreled a bet of 1,625,000 over the line for Leng to confirm the amount before making the call.

The river completed the board with the   and Leng took over the initiative. He bet 3,300,000 for Hazan to tank for a while. He cut out calling chips, glanced at his cards again, looked at the remainder of his stack and then made the call.

Leng flipped over the    for the flush to leave Hazan to stare at the board for a while and then push his cards into the muck for the pot to get awarded to Leng.

Ryan Leng34,350,0004,350,000
Jaesh Balachandran23,000,000-12,000,000
Christopher Andler10,600,000-2,400,000
Dannah Kamp9,600,0002,100,000
Anthony Ortega9,600,000-1,000,000
Katsushi Yoshida8,750,0002,950,000
Mordechai Hazan2,800,000-9,700,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:47 PM Local Time
Brendan Shiller Eliminated in 15th Place ($33,015)

Brendan Shiller

Brendan Shiller had shoved his last 3,000,000 or so in from the cutoff and Anthony Ortega had looked him up from the small blind with the bigger stack.

Brendan Shiller:   
Anthony Ortega:   

The board ran out       for Ortega to hold and even river top pair to eliminate Shiller in fifteenth place.

Anthony Ortega10,600,0003,100,000
Brendan Shiller0-4,000,000
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:44 PM Local Time
Schumacher Claims the Pot with the Ace-Kicker

The flop read     and Santiago Plante had checked in the big blind. Johan Schumacher bet 600,000 from under the gun to be met with a raise from Plante to 1,700,000. Schumacher called.

The turn was the   and Plante took a long time before opting to bet 1,400,000. Schumacher took a few seconds too, and then called.

The   completed the board. Plante tanked and then opted to check before Schumacher did the same. Plante tabled the    for missed flush and straight draws. Schumacher claimed the pot with   .

Johan Schumacher22,700,0004,300,000
Santiago Plante5,600,000-5,400,000