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

Thursday, October 21, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021

Event #41: Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,993,600
  • Entries: 896
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time
Carlos Chang Leads the Final Eight in Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Carlos Chang

Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout drew a total of 896 entries to create a $1,993,600 prize pool and after two days of play, just eight players remain. Leading the way of the final table is Carlos Chang with 8,140,000, and Brady Osterman, who vaulted to the top of the counts in the last level, is right on his heels with 7,690,000.

Arthur Conan rounds out the top three Day 2 chips stacks with 4,800,000 and Sung Joo Hyun, the last WSOP bracelet owner of the field, will return with a stack of 1,815,000 .

They will be facing tough opposition, as experienced pro's Sergi Reixach (1,190,000), Quang Ngo (4,300,000) and Adrien Delmas (1,400,000) also bagged tonight and are in a solid spot to claim the coveted title.

Final Eight of Event #42: $2,500 Freezout No-Limit Hold'em

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Sergi ReixachSpain1,190,000
2Arthur ConanFrance4,800,000
3Quang NgoUnited States4,300,000
4Brady OstermanUnited States7,690,000
5Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea1,815,000
6Carlos ChangTaiwan8,140,000
7Adrien DelmasFrance1,400,000
8Gerald CunniffUnited States2,000,000

Day 2 Action

Dominykas Mikolaitis, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1, held strong near the top of the counts all day but felted in 13th place ($18,768) when his nut flush on the turn didn't hold against Christopher Basile who rivered a full house. Israel's pro Uri Reichenstein followed him in the payout desk not long after, ending in 10th Place for $23,358.

During ten hours of action-packed play, plenty of big name pros hit the rail along the way and WSOP bracelet winners such as Sam Grafton (127th for $4,009), Asi Moshe (123rd for $4,009), Mark Seif (96th for $4,385), Rafi Elharar (80th for $5,306) and Justin Liberto (72th for $5,716) were eliminated early on.

The recent champion of Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker, Dejuante Alexander, fell in 17th place for $12,678 before the last break of the night after he lost his last chips against Chang in an all-in preflop pot for a flip situation.

Dejuante Alexander
Dejuante Alexander

Romain Lewis, who went through many ups and downs during the day, didn't manage to find a bag at the end of the day and got eliminated in 23rd place ($10,664).

The final eight will return on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. in the Amazon room to resume Day 3. The players are all guaranteed at least $37,820 and they will battle it out to a winner who will take home $364,589 and the most coveted jewelry in poker.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the moment cards are in the air until the end of the day, so make sure to come back tomorrow to see who will be the new champion!

Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Carlos Chang8,140,0001,240,000
Brady Osterman7,690,000690,000
Arthur Conan4,800,0001,000,000
Quang Ngo4,300,000300,000
Gerald Cunniff2,000,000-700,000
Sung Joo Hyun1,815,000515,000
Adrien Delmas1,400,000-100,000
Sergi Reixach1,190,000-1,410,000
Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:07 AM Local Time
End of the Day

The eight remaining players have bagged up for the day and action will resume at 12 p.m. tomorrow . A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly with the chip counts.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:02 AM Local Time
Christopher Basile Eliminated In 9th Place ($29,506)

Christopher Basile

Carlos Chang raised to 420,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Christopher Basile in the small blind and he moved all-in for 645,000. Chang called.

Christopher Basile:   
Carlos Chang:   

The board ran out      . Chang rivered a pair of queens to best Basile's pocket nines for another elimination.

Carlos Chang6,900,000700,000
Christopher Basile0-900,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 11:47 PM Local Time
Turned Set Takes it For Osterman

Brady Osterman

Brady Osterman raised to 165,000 from under-the-gun and was three-bet to 450,000 by Adrien Delmas in the lojack. Action folded back around to Osterman, who called.

Osterman check-called a 250,000 bet from Delmas on the     flop and both players checked on the   turn.

Osterman cut out a bet to 975,000 and slid it into the middle when the   completed the board and Delmas called after a bit of thought.

Osterman tabled    for a turned set and Delmas mucked his hand — sending Osterman over the seven-million chip mark.

Brady Osterman7,000,0003,200,000
Adrien Delmas1,500,000-2,000,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Ngo Gets Chang To Fold The River

Quang Ngo

Quang Ngo opened to 160,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Carlos Chang in the big blind and he completed with a call.

The flop came    . Chang checked to Ngo who continued with 130,000 and then he called.

Chang led out for 260,000 on the   turn and Ngo tank-called.

The   river completed the board. Chang slowed down and checked the action. Ngo sized up with a bet of 540,000. Chang let his hand go.

Carlos Chang6,200,000-300,000
Quang Ngo4,000,000-270,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 11:12 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 11:10 PM Local Time
Chang Flush With Chips

Carlos Chang opened for 120,000 in the cutoff and was called by Christopher Basile in the big blind.

The flop came     and Basile checked to Chang, who bet 120,000. Basile then check-raised to 450,000 and Chang called.

Basile fired 675,000 into the middle on the   turn and Chang again called.

The   completed the board and Basile bet a bit over a million. Chang instantly called and Basile tabled    for two pair. It was no good against the    of Chang for a flopped flush and Chang scooped the sizable pot.

Carlos Chang6,500,0000
Christopher Basile900,000-1,400,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:46 PM Local Time
Delmas Takes it Preflop

Quang Ngo opened to 125,000 and it was called by Brady Osterman next to him. Adrien Delmas decided to three-bet in the hijack position to 420,000 and it was enough to claim the pot without more resistance.

Quang Ngo4,270,00070,000
Brady Osterman3,800,000700,000
Adrien Delmas3,500,000700,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Uri Reichenstein Eliminated In 10th Place ($23,358)

Uri Reichenstein

Uri Reichenstein moved all-in for 620,000 from early position. The action folded to Arthur Conan who made the call.

Uri Reichenstein:   
Arthur Conan:   

The board ran out      . Reichenstein could not improve and Conan got the knockout.

Arthur Conan3,800,0001,200,000
Uri Reichenstein0-300,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:42 PM Local Time
Final Table Set

Final Table of Event #41: $2,500 Freezout No-Limit Hold'em

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Christopher BasileUnited States3,700,000
2Sergi ReixachSpain2,600,000
3Arthur ConanFrance2,800,000
4Quang NgoUnited States4,200,000
5Brady OstermanUnited States3,100,000
6Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea1,300,000
7Carlos ChangTaiwan5,400,000
8Adrien DelmasFrance2,800,000
9Uri ReichensteinIsrael620,000
10Gerald CunniffUnited States2,700,000
Carlos Chang5,400,000-170,000
Quang Ngo4,200,0000
Christopher Basile3,700,0003,300,000
Brady Osterman3,100,000-580,000
Arthur Conan2,800,000200,000
Adrien Delmas2,800,000-210,000
Gerald Cunniff2,700,000-270,000
Sergi Reixach2,600,000400,000
Sung Joo Hyun1,300,000-10,000
Uri Reichenstein620,000320,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:29 PM Local Time
Delmas Gets from Chang

On a board     , Carlos Chang check-called Adrien Delmas for 325,000. The river brought a   and Chang checked again to Delmas who bet 375,000.

Chang tanked for a few minutes and ended up folding his hand.

Carlos Chang5,570,000170,000
Adrien Delmas3,010,000510,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:26 PM Local Time
Patricio Jimenez Eliminated in 11th Place ($23,358)

Patricio Jimenez

Arthur Conan raised to 125,000 from the hijack and just behind him, Patricio Jimenez shoved for his last 300,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Conan, who called.

Arthur Conan:   
Patricio Jimenez:   

The board ran out       and Conan paired his king to eliminate Jimenez in 11th place.

Arthur Conan2,600,000300,000
Patricio Jimenez0-650,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:26 PM Local Time
Thibault Letort Eliminated in 12th Place ($18,768)

Thibault Letort

On a board showing      with a pot around 430,000, Thibault Letort sent a bet of 120,000 and faced an all-in raise from Quang Ngo, putting his stack worth 1,200,000 at risk. Letort made the call and the cards were revealed.

Thibault Letort:   
Quang Ngo:   

The   river gave the flush to Nogo to eliminate Letort in 12th place.

Quang Ngo4,200,0001,500,000
Thibault Letort0-1,350,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:26 PM Local Time
Dominykas Mikolaitis Eliminated in 13th Place ($18,768)

Dominykas Mikolaitis

Dominykas MIkolaitis opened from the cutoff to 125,000 and Christopher Basile called from the big blind.

The flop came    . The action was checked to Mikolaitis who continued with a bet of 100,000. Basile check-raised to 300,000 and Mikolaitis called.

The turn card was the  . Basile led out for 325,000. Mikolaitis took some time and then called.

The river was the   and Basile shoved all-in covering Mikolaitis who called off his stack pretty quick.

Dominykas Mikolaitis:   
Christopher Basile:   

Mikolaitis turned the nut flush but Basile put on the bad beat when he rivered a full house.

Christopher Basile400,000-1,670,000
Dominykas Mikolaitis0-1,450,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:16 PM Local Time
Reixach Doubles Through Reichenstein

Uri Reichenstein and Sergi Reixach were heads-up blind versus blind on a     flop.

Reixach bet 125,000 from the small and Reichenstein called from the big.

The turn brought the   and Reixach bet again — this time for 325,000. Reichenstein again called.

The   completed the board and Reixach shoved for 810,000. Reichenstein put in chips to announce a call.

Reixach tabled    for two pair, which was good against the    of Reichenstein for the double up.

Sergi Reixach2,200,0001,390,000
Uri Reichenstein300,000-1,400,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 9:59 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 9:44 PM Local Time
Last Break of the Day

The remaining 13 players are now sent on their last 15-minute break of the day. All are guaranteed a minimum payday of $18,768.

Friday, October 22, 2021 9:43 PM Local Time
Table 448 Chip Counts
Carlos Chang5,400,000-100,000
Adrien Delmas2,500,0001,460,000
Arthur Conan2,300,000500,000
Sergi Reixach2,100,000-150,000
Uri Reichenstein1,700,000-2,380,000
Patricio Jimenez650,000-130,000
Friday, October 22, 2021 9:42 PM Local Time
Table 439 Chip Counts
Brady Osterman3,680,000-1,120,000
Gerald Cunniff2,970,000-530,000
Quang Ngo2,700,000150,000
Christopher Basile2,070,000170,000
Dominykas Mikolaitis1,450,000-450,000
Thibault Letort1,350,00080,000
Sung Joo Hyun1,310,000-90,000