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

Friday, October 15, 2021 to Sunday, October 17, 2021

Event #31: No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $363,120
  • Entries: 272
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:13 PM Local Time
Joshua Faris Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,421)

Joshua "Kenji" Faris

Chris Vitch opened to 80,000 from under-the-gun and it was folded around to Joshua Faris in the small blind, who shoved for 595,000. Vitch called to put Faris at risk.

Faris stood pat and Vitch tanked for quite some time before deciding to stand pat himself.

"Ten nine," Faris said as he tabled      

"Ten eight," Vitch responded while fanning out      , which was enough to knock Faris out in fifth place.

Chris Vitch1,800,000200,000
Joshua Faris0-600,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:09 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Getting Stronger

Phil Hellmuth raised to 110,000 from the button and Jake Schwartz came along from the small blind while Joshua Faris called from the big blind.

Faris drew two cards while Schwartz and Hellmuth both took one.

Schwartz and Faris checked to Hellmuth for a bet of 140,000. Schwartz folded and Faris called while turning over      . Hellmuth turned over       to take the pot.

Phil Hellmuth1,850,000750,000
Joshua Faris600,000-230,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Schwartz Calls Porter

Rep Porter raised to 90,000 from early position and Jake Schwartz called.

Both players drew one card.

Porter bet 175,000 after the draw and Schwartz called. Porter turned over       and Schwartz mucked the losing hand.

Rep Porter1,755,000-145,000
Jake Schwartz1,600,00095,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:57 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Gets Some Back

Phil Hellmuth opened to 95,000 on the button and found one caller in Joshua Faris from the big blind.

Both players drew one and Faris led out for 150,000.

Hellmuth called and Faris tabled a what appeared to be a six-high straight.

"I can beat that!" Hellmuth said as he tabled       and scooped the pot.

Phil Hellmuth1,100,000425,000
Joshua Faris830,000-270,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:46 PM Local Time
Faris Takes from Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth raised to 115,000 from the button and Joshua Faris three-bet to 250,000 from the big blind.

Hellmuth called and stood pat. Faris took one card.

Both players checked after the draw. Hellmuth showed a   and Faris turned over      .

Hellmuth was not happy with the pre-draw re-raise.

"I had a good hand," Faris said as he took the pot with a smile and chipped back over the 1 million mark.

Joshua Faris1,100,00050,000
Phil Hellmuth675,000-170,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:33 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 60,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,463)

Dario Sammartino

Rep Porter opened to 65,000 from under the gun and action folded to Dario Sammartino, who shoved for about 600,000 total from the small blind. Action folded back to Porter, who called instantly.

Both players stood pat and Sammartino saw the bad news when Porter revealed       for the wheel.

Sammartino flung his cards into the muck — confirming his elimination in sixth place.

Rep Porter1,900,000445,000
Dario Sammartino0-625,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:23 PM Local Time
Sammartino Shoves

Phil Hellmuth raised to 85,000 from under the gun and Dario Sammartino shoved for 455,000 from the next seat over. Hellmuth shook his head and mucked his hand.

Phil Hellmuth845,000-55,000
Dario Sammartino625,000170,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:20 PM Local Time
Porter Calls Sammartino

Dario Sammartino raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and Rep Porter called from the big blind.

Each player drew one card.

Porter checked after the draw and Sammartino bet 125,000. Porter called and Sammartino turned over a  . Porter showed       and Sammartino mucked the rest of his losing hand.

Rep Porter1,455,000355,000
Dario Sammartino455,000-545,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:07 PM Local Time
Jason Lipiner Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,023)

Jason Lipiner

Joshua Faris opened to 100,000 in the hijack and action folded to Jason Lipiner in the small blind, who shoved for his last 135,000. Faris called.

Lipiner stood pat and Faris drew one.

Jason Lipiner:      
Joshua Faris:     / 

The dealer tossed Faris a   — eliminating Lipiner in seventh place.

Joshua Faris1,050,000220,000
Jason Lipiner0-210,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:02 PM Local Time
Lipiner Calls It Down

Jason C Lipiner raised to 75,000 from middle position and Joshua Faris called from the big blind.

Both players drew one card.

Faris fired 150,000 after the draw and Lipiner called. Faris turned over       and Lipiner tossed the losing hand into the muck.

Joshua Faris830,000295,000
Jason Lipiner210,000-315,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:53 PM Local Time
Vitch Gets a Fold From Hellmuth

Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch opened to 60,000 from the cutoff and was three-bet by Phill Hellmuth to 225,000 in the small blind. Vitch called.

"It's a little greedy — but I'm going to ask for a three," Hellmuth said to the dealer as he drew one. Vitch stood pat.

Hellmuth checked and Vitch bet around 300,000. Hellmuth revealed      and mucked his fifth card — awarding the pot to Vitch.

Chris Vitch1,600,000400,000
Phil Hellmuth900,000-300,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:41 PM Local Time
Schwartz Applies Pressure

Jason C Lipiner raised to 75,000 from middle position and Jake Schwartz called from the button while Rep Porter came along from the big blind.

Porter drew two, Schwartz drew one, and Lipiner stood pat.

Schwartz bet 260,000 after the draw and Porter folded right away. Lipiner went into the tank.

"I know you aren't bluffing," Lipiner was heard saying. "I just don't know if I can beat you."

Lipiner folded and Schwartz picked up a pot to move past 1.5 million.

Jake Schwartz1,505,000155,000
Rep Porter1,100,000-150,000
Jason Lipiner525,00025,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:28 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 45,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:14 PM Local Time
Player Break

The final seven players are now on a 15-minute break.

Jake Schwartz1,350,00050,000
Rep Porter1,250,000285,000
Chris Vitch1,200,000-10,000
Dario Sammartino1,000,000-50,000
Phil Hellmuth950,000-200,000
Joshua Faris535,000-185,000
Jason Lipiner500,000-445,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
Lipiner Finds a Fold

Chris Vitch raised to 50,000 from under the gun and Jason Lipiner three-bet to 155,000 from the next seat over.

Vitch drew one and Lipiner stood pat.

Vitch fired 295,000 after the draw and Lipiner quickly folded.

Chris Vitch1,210,000587,000
Jason Lipiner945,000-105,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:04 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: WSOP Winners, Wynn Bounties & Jared Tendler on Hellmuth's "Entitlement Tilt"
PN Podcast
PN 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 offer behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Scott Ball, Lara Eisenberg, Dalibor Dula, and Dylan Weisman, breakdown Anthony Zinno's latest win, and recap other big events including Ethan "Rampage Poker" Yau winning the MSPT Venetian for $230,379 and Donald Nimneh striking it big in the Wynn Fall Poker Classic $2,200 Mystery Bounty tournament.

Finally, guest Jared Tendler joins the show to talk about Phil Hellmuth's "entitlement tilt" and share details on his new WSOP prep course Mental Game Tune Up for Tournament Poker. Read our review on that training course here.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:48 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Takes From Lipiner

Phil Hellmuth

Jason Lipiner opened to 60,000 from the lojack and was three-bet to 200,000 by Phil Hellmuth in the hijack. Action folded back around to Lipiner, who called.

Both players drew one and then checked down.

"King," Lipiner announced.

Hellmuth then tabled       and scooped the pot.

Phil Hellmuth1,150,00030,000
Jason Lipiner1,050,000165,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:33 PM Local Time
Kevin Gerhart Eliminated in 8th Place ($7,602)

Kevin Gerhart

Dario Sammartino raised to 60,000 and Kevin Gerhart moved most of his stack of around 200,000 to the middle, leaving 25,000 behind. Rep Porter four-bet shoved for more than 600,000 and Sammartino got out of the way.

Gerhart called the last of his stack and drew one. Porter was pat.

Kevin Gerhart:      /  
Rep Porter:      

Gerhart was live but he turned over   and Porter's eight-six was good to knock Gerhart out of the tournament in eighth place.

Dario Sammartino1,050,000-146,000
Rep Porter965,000295,000
Kevin Gerhart0-325,000
Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:09 PM Local Time
Eight Takes it For Schwartz

Rep Porter opened to 55,000 from the lojack and was called by Jake Schwartz in the big blind.

Schwartz drew two and Porter drew one. Schwartz then led out for 100,000 and Porter called after a bit of thought.

Schwartz tabled       and Porter mucked.

Jake Schwartz1,300,000294,000
Rep Porter670,000-217,000