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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021

Event #40: H.O.R.S.E. Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,389,425
  • Entries: 149
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time
Eight More Bracelets Enter the Field

John Hennigan and Christopher Vitch are two of the newest players in the field as the entry list now tops 110.

john Hennigan60,00060,000
Christopher Vitch60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:50 PM Local Time
Baker Scoops to Stay Alive

David "ODB" Baker

Stud Hi-Lo

David "ODB" Baker was short on chips, and found himself all in on sixth street against John Fahmy.

David "ODB" Baker:    /      /  
John Fahmy:     /     

Baker was sitting with a pair and a low draw, and spiked a queen to make a better two pair with no qualifying low to scoop and double his stack.

John Fahmy46,000-14,000
David "ODB" Baker16,2007,200
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:42 PM Local Time
Negreanu and Glantz Together Again

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu has joined the field after taking a break following his 9th place finish in Event #36: 10,000 Dealer's Choice.

He's been seated with that tournament's 7th place finisher, Matt Glantz.

Daniel Negreanu60,00060,000
Matt Glantz60,0000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:27 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts From Break
Ryan Boyle112,00052,000
Wendy Freedman109,50049,500
Ian O'Hara93,00019,000
Eric Rodawig92,00032,000
Norman Chad87,00027,000
Yuri Dzivielevski83,50023,500
Brandon Shack-Harris66,400-13,600
Joe Hachem64,50015,000
Yuval Bronshtein62,500-5,200
Felipe Ramos62,0002,000
James Woods52,000-5,500
Perry Friedman51,000-9,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez39,600-22,400
Andre Akkari16,800-43,200
Chad Eveslage12,400-47,600
David "ODB" Baker9,000-34,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:18 PM Local Time
Players on Break

With 103 entrants, players have reached the second 15-minute break of the day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:17 PM Local Time
Notable Chip Counts

Some notable chip counts around the room approaching the next break.

David Benyamine78,5007,500
John Monnette74,50020,000
Paul Dewald63,0001,000
Craig Chait60,00060,000
Derek McMaster60,00060,000
Robert Slezak60,00060,000
Chad Campbell60,00060,000
William Klevitz60,00060,000
Andrew Barber60,00060,000
Anthony Zinno60,00060,000
Tom Hammers60,00060,000
Randy Ohel59,000-1,000
Allen Kessler58,0002,600
James Woods57,5005,500
Mark Gallo56,0007,000
Tom Koral53,000-7,000
David "Bakes" Baker46,500-8,000
John Esposito44,500-28,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:53 PM Local Time
Glantz Among New Entrants

Matt Glantz

Matt Glantz took his seat among the new group of entrants, a short time after scoring a seventh place finish in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship.

Matt Glantz60,00060,000
Scott Seiver60,00060,000
Gary Benson60,000-29,500
James Chen60,00060,000
Max Pescatori60,00060,000
Felipe Ramos60,00060,000
Yuri Dzivielevski60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:44 PM Local Time
No More Happiness For Guagenti

Rounds of applause continue to ring out at table 437 on the next dealer down, however the latest round was to applaud the efforts of Nick Guagenti, who was the first player to be eliminated from the tournament.

He recently fell at the hands of "30 Minutes of Happiness" creator Brandon Shack-Harris in a hand of Stud 8 or Better.

Brandon Shack-Harris80,00010,000
Nick Guagenti0-19,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:23 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:20 PM Local Time
30 Minutes of Happiness at Table 437

$10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

Brandon Shack-Harris always brings a fun and unique atmosphere to any table he plays at, and today that includes "30 Minutes of Happiness".

For the current dealer down, any pot won by a player at his table postflop in flop games, or after fourth street in stud games, also receives a cordial round of applause from the rest of the table.

Recently, Joe Hachem and Nick Guagenti won pots and a round of applause, with Guagenti saying "I played my hand for the clap equity".

Shack-Harris also wanted to let it be known that "Peetie Sweetie" was the first winner in "30 Minutes of Happiness".

PokerNews will keep you posted if this evolves to 60, 90, or even more "Minutes of Happiness" here in the Amazon room.

Brandon Shack-Harris70,00011,000
Joe Hachem49,500-10,500
Nick Guagenti19,50019,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:58 PM Local Time
More New Faces Join the Field

The Tournament clock shows 90 players registered as level three continues.

Michael Parizon60,00060,000
David Funkhouser60,00060,000
Marco Johnson60,00060,000
Joe Hachem60,00060,000
Renan Bruschi60,00060,000
Eddie Blumenthal60,00060,000
Owais Ahmed60,00060,000
Eric Rodawig60,00060,000
Hansu Chu60,00060,000
Frank Kassela60,00060,000
Zachary Milchman60,00060,000
Bryan Micon60,00060,000
Ray Henson60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:57 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:53 PM Local Time
Silver Stacking Early

Nate Silver


After recently joining the tournament, Nate Silver has been quickly building his stack.

In a recent hand of Razz against Cory Zeidman, their boards read as follows,

Nate Silver:   /    
Cory Zeidman:   /    

Silver check-called a bet on fourth street, then took over the betting lead on fifth and sixth, finally receiving a fold from Zeidman on sixth.

Nate Silver84,00024,000
Cory Zeidman67,8002,800
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:38 PM Local Time
Schulman Scoops Against Monnette

Nick Schulman

Omaha Hi-Lo

Nick Schulman called John Monnette's turn bet on the board showing      and the action repeated on the   river.

Nick Schulman:     
John Monnette:     

Schulman turned over his straight with a low to scoop the pot as Monnette mucked, bringing him almost back to a starting stack.

Nick Schulman57,400200
John Monnette54,500-5,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:28 PM Local Time
More Fresh Faces After First Break

Jesse Klein

Several new players have joined the field, including Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion Jesse Klein.

Matt Grapenthien60,00060,000
Jesse Klein60,00060,000
Wendy Freedman60,00060,000
Barbara Enright60,00060,000
John Monnette60,00060,000
Nate Silver60,00060,000
Norman Chad60,00060,000
David Williams60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:18 PM Local Time
Esposito Finds Another Set

Limit Hold'em

John Esposito was battling with Paul Dewald on a board showing     , and Dewald called to see a river. Esposito bet the   river, and turned over    once Dewald called to take another early pot.

John Esposito72,5002,200
Paul Dewald57,5000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:11 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Around the Room
Michael Trivett77,00017,000
James Woods75,10020,100
Ian O'Hara74,00074,000
Kenna James70,50010,500
John Esposito70,3003,300
Yuval Bronshtein67,7007,700
Tom Gity66,10066,100
Cory Zeidman65,0005,000
Jose Paz-Gutierrez62,000-5,500
Robert Campbell60,5001,500
Jason Papastavrou60,200200
Scott Bohlman60,00060,000
Andre Akkari60,0001,500
Kevin Gerhart59,000-1,000
Ryan Laplante59,00059,000
Paul Dewald57,500-2,500
Nick Schulman57,200-2,800
Allen Kessler55,400-100
Emin Gabrelians55,40055,400
Peiwen Wang55,000-2,500
Yueqi Zhu53,300-6,700
David "ODB" Baker43,000-17,000
Donny Rubinstein42,50042,500
Hal Rotholz40,500-13,000
Jorge Leon37,200-22,800
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:01 PM Local Time
Players Reach First Break

The field of 61 has reached the first 15 minute break of the day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:47 PM Local Time
Kupin Donates to Akkari

Andre Akkari


Aaron Kupin:     /     
David "Bakes" Baker:     /      - fold on seventh street
Andre Akkari:     /     

With three-way action on seventh street, Aaron Kupin bet into both opponents. Andre Akkari quickly raised, while David "Bakes" Baker folded behind. Kupin thought for a moment, then said "donation" as he tossed his call into the pot. Akkari turned over a flush and collected his chips.

Aaron Kupin64,2004,200
Andre Akkari58,50058,500
David "Bakes" Baker54,500-5,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:30 PM Local Time
More New Faces in the Field

The tournament clock now shows 58 entrants as more players have joined the field midway through level two.

Brett Richey60,00060,000
Yuval Bronshtein60,00060,000
Paul Dewald60,00060,000
Brock Parker60,00060,000
Nick Schulman60,00060,000