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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

Event #38: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $3,877,875
  • Entries: 81
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:37 PM Local Time
Addamo Ends Day 2 With Commanding Lead in Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em

Michael Addamo

Day 2 action has ended in Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed at the World Series of Poker with Michael Addamo having nearly half of the chips in play with a stack of 11,475,000. The next closest is Justin Bonomo with 4,975,000, who is followed closely by Erik Seidel with 4,335,000. Joining them for the live-streamed Day 3 action will be Gal Yifrach (3,160,0000), and Chris Hunichen (405,000).

Addamo, who is after his third WSOP bracelet, entered Day 2 with a commanding chip lead and his stack only increased throughout the eight hours of play. The Australian crusher put maximum pressure on his opponents throughout the day and at the final table — perhaps best demonstrated in a hand where Yifrach folded a set of fives on a board of       when facing a shove from the runaway chip leader.

End of Day 2 Results

 1Michael AddamoAustralia11,475,000
 2Justin BonomoUnited States4,975,000
 3Erik SeidelUnited States4,335,000
 4Gal YifrachUnited States3,160,000
 5Chris HunichenUnited States405,000
 6Bin WengUnited States$202,236
 7Sam SoverelUnited States$157,666
 8Mustapha KanitItaly$126,141
 9Leonard MaueGermany$103,635

Bin Weng was the last player eliminated on Day 2 when he lost nearly all of his chips by calling off with pocket eights against the pocket nines of Bonomo. Weng was forced all-in in the big blind the next hand and his eight-seven couldn't get ahead of the king-jack of Bonomo.

Leonard Maue, Mustapha Kanit and Sam Soverel all made the nine-handed final table but couldn't make it to the end of the day.

Day 3 action will commence on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. local time and will be live-streamed by PokerGO. The day will play down to a winner, who will earn a bracelet and a seven-figure cash of $1,132,968.

Will Addamo continue his spectacular high-stakes run and take down Event #38: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed? Stay tuned to find out as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to cover Day 3.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:06 PM Local Time
End-of-Day Counts
Michael Addamo11,475,000-225,000
Justin Bonomo4,975,0000
Erik Seidel4,335,000-90,000
Gal Yifrach3,160,000680,000
Chris Hunichen405,000-75,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:04 PM Local Time
Day 2 Action Has Ended

Day 2 action has ended with five players remaining. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:03 PM Local Time
Bin Weng Eliminated in 6th Place ($202,236)

Bin Weng

Bin Weng lost everything but crumbs when he opened under the gun and called a three-bet jam from Justin Bonomo in the big blind.

Weng had pocket eights and was pipped by the pocket nines of Bonomo and got no help from the runout of      .

The next hand, Weng was forced all-in in the big blind and Michael Addamo opened to 200,000 on the button. Bonomo called in the small blind.

Bonomo and Addamo both checked on the     flop and Addamo folded when facing a bet from Bonomo on the   turn.

Justin Bonomo:   
Bin Weng:   

The   river left Bonomo with the best hand and Weng was eliminated in sixth place to mark the end of Day 2.

Justin Bonomo4,975,0003,075,000
Bin Weng0-2,825,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:49 PM Local Time
Yifrach Finds a Big Blind Special

Gal Yifrach

Action folded to Chris Hunichen in the small blind who shoved on the shorter stack Gal Yifrach in the big blind.
Yifrach snap-called to put himself at risk.

Gal Yifrach:   
Chris Hunichen:   

The board came      , clean for Yifrach and he doubled up. Hunichen was left with just over four big blinds.

"I wish you had ace-queen," said Hunichen. "Anything but aces."

Gal Yifrach2,480,0001,165,000
Chris Hunichen480,000-1,320,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:43 PM Local Time
Bonomo Plays Back at Addamo

Michael Addamo opened to 200,000 on the button and Justin Bonomo in the small blind showed he wasn't afraid to play back at the big stack and moved all-in for around 1,600,000. Addamo let it go.

Michael Addamo11,700,0002,560,000
Justin Bonomo1,900,000-400,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:36 PM Local Time
Yifrach Folds Set to Addamo on River

Gal Yifrach raised to 200,000 on the button and Michael Addamo defended the big blind.

The flop came     and Addamo check-raised a 125,000 bet up to 375,000. Yifrach called.

The turn was the  , Addamo led for 860,000, and Yifrach called.

The board completed with the   and Addamo jammed. Yifrach went deep into the tank and moved around his 1,315,000 remaining chips while contemplating his decision. He eventually folded and showed   . Addamo took the pot and mucked his cards, leaving Yifrach to only imagine what he had held.

Michael Addamo11,900,0002,760,000
Gal Yifrach1,315,000-1,515,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:25 PM Local Time
Sam Soverel Eliminated in 7th Place ($157,666)

Sam Soverel

Erik Seidel opened to 200,000 from under-the-gun and Sam Soverel ripped it in from the small blind for just over 2,000,000 and Seidel quickly called.

Sam Soverel:   
Erik Seidel:   

The flop came     giving Soverel a set, but the turn peeled the   to give Seidel the broadway straight. The   fell on the river, not what Soverel needed as he exited the tournament area.

Erik Seidel4,425,0002,025,000
Sam Soverel0-2,075,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:17 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:07 PM Local Time
Players on Another Break

Players are on another 15-minute break after collectively agreeing to skip the dinner break.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:06 PM Local Time
Bonomo Shoves Flop

Justin Bonomo

Erik Seidel opened to 160,000 in middle position and Justin Bonomo flat-called in the cutoff, while Chris Hunichen defended in the big blind.

Seidel bet 200,000 when checked to on the flop of     and Bonomo moved all-in for around 1,700,000. Hunichen and Seidel both folded.

Erik Seidel2,400,000-500,000
Justin Bonomo2,300,000450,000
Chris Hunichen1,800,000-675,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:56 PM Local Time
Weng Jams on Soverel

Bin Weng raised to 160,000 in the hijack and Sam Soverel three-bet to 425,000 on the button. The action came back to Weng who jammed in his stack and Soverel surrendered his hand.

Bin Weng2,825,000625,000
Sam Soverel2,075,000-425,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:53 PM Local Time
Soverel Gets A Rip Though, Hunichen Rips and Gets Called

Chris Hunichen

Gal Yifrach raised to 160,000 from early position and Sam Soverel shoved for 2,300,000. Yifrach let it go and Soverel took the pot.

On the next hand, Michael Addamo raised to 160,000 and Justin Bonomo called. Chris Hunichen then jammed for 955,000 and only Bonomo called.

Chris Hunichen:   
Justin Bonomo:   

The board came       and Hunichen was awarded the pot.

Michael Addamo9,140,000-160,000
Gal Yifrach2,830,000-170,000
Sam Soverel2,500,000-500,000
Chris Hunichen2,475,0001,575,000
Justin Bonomo1,850,000-1,350,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:45 PM Local Time
Tens Good for Seidel

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel opened to 160,000 in the cutoff and Bin Weng called in the big blind.

Seidel bet 150,000 on the flop of     and Weng called. Both players checked on the   turn and Weng led out with a bet of around 80,000 on the   river. Seidel called.

Weng showed a pair of fives with    and Seidel tabled a better pair with    and took the pot down.

Erik Seidel2,900,000300,000
Bin Weng2,200,000-500,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:42 PM Local Time
Seidel Takes Some From Soverel and Gives Some to Addamo

Sam Soverel opened on the button and Erik Seidel defended the big blind.

Seidel check-called a 100,000 bet on the     flop. Both players checked the   turn, and Seidel check-called for 240,000 on the   river.

Soverel flashed    which was no good against the    of Seidel.

On the next hand, Erik Seidel called in the small blind and called when Michael Addamo raised to 320,000 in the big blind.

Seidel check-called a bet of 180,000 on the     flop, and check-folded on the   turn when Addamo fired out 360,000.

Michael Addamo9,300,000500,000
Sam Soverel3,000,000-500,000
Erik Seidel2,600,0000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:34 PM Local Time
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PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jesse Fullen and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

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Finally, find out how PokerNews pissed off Mike Matusow in regards to the Poker Hall of Fame nominations, which leads to Jesse and Chad sharing their thoughts on "The Mouth" as well as the other 10 finalists. Who stands the best chance of being inducted? Find out here.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:33 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
Michael Addamo8,800,000200,000
Sam Soverel3,500,0000
Justin Bonomo3,200,000500,000
Gal Yifrach3,000,0000
Bin Weng2,700,000-150,000
Erik Seidel2,600,000-30,000
Chris Hunichen900,000-300,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:30 PM Local Time
Mustapha Kanit Eliminated in 8th Place ($126,141)

Mustapha Kanit

Mustapha Kanit raised to 160,000 from early position and Gal Yifrach shoved in the big blind for 1,525,000. Kanit thought it over before calling.

Mustapha Kanit:   
Gal Yifrach:   

The board came      , no help to Kanit as he was eliminated. He picks up more than $125,000 for his efforts.

Gal Yifrach3,000,0001,700,000
Mustapha Kanit0-1,400,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:27 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:21 PM Local Time
Kanit's Stack Dwindles

Mustapha Kanit opened in the hijack and Justin Bonomo moved all-in on the button for around 2,400,000. It folded back around to Kanit, who folded.

A similar hand took place shortly before where Kanit opened and folded to a three-bet from Michael Addamo.

Justin Bonomo2,700,000-200,000
Mustapha Kanit1,400,000-200,000