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

Saturday, October 23, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Event #45: Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 20 | Blinds: 10,000/20,000 | Ante: 20,000
  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,207,800
  • Entries: 344
  • Remaining: 24


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Monday, October 25, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time (about 10 minutes ago)
Final Three Tables Redraw Chip Counts
SeatTable 430Chip CountTable 439Chip CountTable 448Chip Count
1Corey Hochman260,000Mike Matusow830,000Shiva Dudani425,000
2Michael Heritsch430,000Daniel Zack1,640,000Nader Younes1,450,000
3Kyle Montgomery810,000Mike Krasienko720,000Jeremy Ausmus250,000
4Dylan Linde680,000Leonid Yanovski650,000Artem Maksimov1,120,000
5Jordan Spurlin560,000Jesse Rockowitz450,000Eli Elezra640,000
6Christopher Andler650,000Arthur Morris1,125,000Nathan Zimnik760,000
7Ashly Butler1,200,000Anderson Ireland720,000Jonathan Witz1,220,000
8Chris Sandrock1,470,000Tommy Le1,040,000Michael Wolff340,000
Daniel Zack1,640,000170,000
Chris Sandrock1,470,000-230,000
Nader Younes1,450,000440,000
Jonathan Witz1,220,000-150,000
Ashly Butler1,200,000-150,000
Arthur Morris1,125,000-275,000
Artem Maksimov1,120,000-80,000
Tommy Le1,040,00030,000
Mike Matusow830,000-114,000
Kyle Montgomery810,00080,000
Nathan Zimnik760,00040,000
Anderson Ireland720,000-180,000
Mike Krasienko720,000-130,000
Dylan Linde680,000-120,000
Christopher Andler650,00065,000
Leonid Yanovski650,00090,000
Eli Elezra640,000-130,000
Jordan Spurlin560,00055,000
Jesse Rockowitz450,000-13,000
Michael Heritsch430,00090,000
Shiva Dudani425,000-5,000
Michael Wolff340,000-265,000
Corey Hochman260,000-115,000
Jeremy Ausmus250,000-10,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time (about 15 minutes ago)
Kuney Eliminated by Witz

Michael Kuney was short-stacked and all-in with aces against Jonathan Witz.

Michael Kuney:     
Jonathan Witz:     

Both players found something on the     flop, as Kuney had a flush draw against Witz's set of queens. The   turn and   river changed nothing, and Kuney hit the rail in 25th place.

Jonathan Witz1,370,00020,000
Michael Kuney0-500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:12 AM Local Time (about 22 minutes ago)
Witz Rips Into Younes

On a flop of    , Jonathan Witz bet 90,000 in the small blind and Nader Younes raised to 225,000 on the button. Witz then raised the pot for more than 800,000 and that sent Younes into the tank. He then folded and exposed the      for everyone to see.

Witz only exposed the    with the words "I don't even know what the other cards are."

Eli Elezra replied: "you had the nut flush draw, I know you."

Witz shot back with a remark that indicated Elezra had no idea what he was talking about and that caused some friendly banter.

"I played poker before you were born. How old are you? I am 61."

Witz replied "I am 59" and then raked in the pot with a grin on the face without exposing his other two cards.

The atmosphere on the final four tables has been very jovial as the action may have slowed down but the jokes from various contenders have not.

Jonathan Witz1,350,000-30,000
Artem Maksimov1,200,00025,000
Nader Younes1,010,000160,000
Eli Elezra770,000-130,000
Michael Kuney500,000-120,000
Jeremy Ausmus260,000-275,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:10 AM Local Time (about 25 minutes ago)
More For Sandrock

On a     flop, Chris Sandrock led into Leonid Yanovski for 30,000. Yanovski called.

The turn brought the   and Sandrock quickly fired out a meatier 180,000, which got a fold from Yanovski, as the Day 1 chip leader makes a late press to earn the same title after Day 2.

Chris Sandrock1,700,00065,000
Mike Krasienko850,000310,000
Dylan Linde800,000150,000
Leonid Yanovski560,000-40,000
Jordan Spurlin505,000-80,000
Shiva Dudani430,000-75,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time (about 32 minutes ago)
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time (about 40 minutes ago)
Sandrock Wins One; Loses One

Shiva Dudani raised to 35,000 in the cutoff and called a three-bet to 75,000 by Chris Sandrock on the button. The flop brought     and Dudani checked, Sandrock bet 125,000 and that won the pot.

One hand later, Sandrock raised and called a three-bet by Leonid Yanovski in the big blind.

"Good luck to you," Sandrock said with a big smile on the face.

On a flop of    , Yanovski bet the pot for 255,000 and Sandrock tapped the table in defeat before conceding the pot.

Chris Sandrock1,635,000-20,000
Leonid Yanovski600,00060,000
Shiva Dudani505,000-165,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:49 AM Local Time (about 45 minutes ago)
Ireland Knocks Out Brandes

Fabian Brandes raised in middle position to see Nathan Zimnik and Anderson Ireland call. All three players checked the     flop before Ireland led out for 70,000 on the   turn. Brandes quickly moved all in, and Ireland called.

Fabian Brandes:     
Anderson Ireland:     

Brandes turned over his set of kings, but it was second best to Ireland's straight. The   on the river changed nothing, and Brandes was eliminated in 26th place.

Anderson Ireland900,000440,000
Fabian Brandes0-525,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:47 AM Local Time (about 48 minutes ago)
Morris Loses Chip Lead

Arthur Morris had crossed the two million chip mark recently, but a massive pot has dented his stack significantly.

With the board reading     , Ashly Butler moved all-in for 370,000 and got a call from Morris who got some bad news.

Ashly Butler:     
Arthur Morris:     

Morris' aces had run into top set, and the   on the river brought him no help as he shipped a huge pot to Butler.

Arthur Morris1,400,000-550,000
Ashly Butler1,350,000610,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:39 AM Local Time (about 55 minutes ago)
Sandrock Boosts stack Against Montgomery

Chris Sandrock had been the initial raiser from under the gun and Kyle Montgomery was the only one to stick around out of the small blind until the       river. With around 350,000 in the middle, Montgomery opted to check and Sandrock bet 200,000.

A reluctant call by Montgomery followed and Sandrock rolled over the      for a full house, fours full of aces. Montgomery briefly stared at the board and then noticed the full house to say "sorry, it looked like a bluff".

Chris Sandrock1,655,000385,000
Kyle Montgomery730,000-570,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:35 AM Local Time (about 60 minutes ago)
Butler Chips Up Against Le

In a battle big blind against button, Tommy Le and Ashly Butler invested 95,000 each on the     flop and that led them to the   turn.

"How much you got there?" Le inquired and Butler replied "I have 390k behind." Both players opted to check and Le then bet the   river for 55,000. Butler quickly called and announced a straight, to which Le replied "me too" without exposing his cards.

Butler tabled his      and that won the pot, as Le sent his cards into the muck.

Tommy Le1,010,000-90,000
Ashly Butler740,000150,000
Velo 690x150
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:34 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 0 minute ago)
Zanovski Brings the Action On the River

A four-way pot between Leonid Zanovski, Jordan Spurlin, Dylan Linde, and Chris Sandrock, saw action checked through until the river on a board of      .

Zanovski was first to act and checked. Spurlin bet 50,000, which got folds from Sandrock and Linde. However, Zanovski responded with a check-raise to 225,000, which after a brief deliberation, got a fold from Spurlin.

Chris Sandrock1,270,000220,000
Dylan Linde650,000125,000
Jordan Spurlin585,000185,000
Leonid Yanovski540,00020,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:24 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 10 minutes ago)
Elezra Jams Up His Stack

On a three-way flop of    , Nader Younes bet 105,000 and was called by Jonathan Witz. Eli Elezra then raised the pot for 525,000 total and that left him with 35,000 behind. Younes was sent into the tank and he then folded, Witz tapped the table and also released his cards into the muck.

Jonathan Witz1,380,000-10,000
Eli Elezra900,000250,000
Nader Younes850,000-25,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:21 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 14 minutes ago)
Zack Doubles Up Brandes

After his incredible runout to accumulate his massive stack, Daniel Zack had to give some of it back versus the all-in preflop of Fabian Brandes.

Fabian Brandes:     
Daniel Zack:     

While Zack's suits were live, only his   was live to make a pair.

The board brought      , and while the turn card brought Zack a world of outs, the river secured a double-up for Brandes.

Daniel Zack1,470,000-200,000
Fabian Brandes525,000379,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 16 minutes ago)
Campbell Eliminated by Le

Robert Campbell

In a battle small blind versus cutoff, Robert Campbell three-bet the pot with 100,000 behind and was called by Tommy Le. The flop fell     and Campbell took some consideration before moving all-in before Le snap-called.

Robert Campbell:     
Tommy Le:     

The   turn filled up Le and the   river failed to keep Campbell in contention, sending the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year to the rail in 27th place.

Tommy Le1,100,000445,000
Robert Campbell0-120,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:05 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 30 minutes ago)
Chip Counts With Two Levels to Play
Arthur Morris1,950,00050,000
Daniel Zack1,670,0000
Jonathan Witz1,390,000-110,000
Kyle Montgomery1,300,000520,000
Artem Maksimov1,175,000405,000
Chris Sandrock1,050,000-322,000
Mike Matusow944,000-11,000
Nader Younes875,00038,000
Nathan Zimnik720,000-50,000
Shiva Dudani670,00050,000
Tommy Le655,000-195,000
Eli Elezra650,00030,000
Michael Kuney620,000-230,000
Michael Wolff605,000-15,000
Ashly Butler590,000-20,000
Christopher Andler585,000315,000
Mike Krasienko540,000-60,000
Jeremy Ausmus535,000-435,000
Dylan Linde525,000-95,000
Leonid Yanovski520,000-545,000
Jesse Rockowitz463,000163,000
Anderson Ireland460,000210,000
Jordan Spurlin400,00070,000
Corey Hochman375,000195,000
Michael Heritsch340,000-135,000
Fabian Brandes146,000-204,000
Robert Campbell120,000-75,000
Gorillla Gaming
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 32 minutes ago)
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:56 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 38 minutes ago)
Break With 27 Players Remaining

Only 27 players remain and they have been sent into another scheduled 15-minute break. Only two more levels will be played after that.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:56 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 39 minutes ago)
Double Knockout for Zack in Dramatic Fashion

Adam Hendrix

Three players were eliminated at almost the same time and two of them were ousted in an astonishing showdown.

Tim Grau was the first to depart and at the same time, a single-raised three-way pot lead to the     flop. The action checked to Adam Hendrix who jammed for 92,000 in the cutoff and he was called by Daniel Zack from under the gun. John Racener then raised the pot in the hijack, Zack moved all-in and Racener called for more than 600,000.

Adam Hendrix:     
John Racener:     
Daniel Zack:     

Zack was shocked when he found himself with the bottom two sets up against Racener's top set. Hendrix had a lot of equity against that as he had the nut flush draw and gutshot wheel draw. He spiked the   turn but the   river gave Zack quads to score the double knockout.

Daniel Zack1,670,000885,000
John Racener0-635,000
Adam Hendrix0-180,000
Tim Grau0-295,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:53 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 41 minutes ago)
Krasienko Eliminates Wong

Mike Krasienko was in a limped pot with Brandon Wong, and both players checked the     flop. Krasienko checked the   turn and Wong bet the pot. Krasienko then check-raised enough to put Wong all in, and Wong called.

Brandon Wong:     
Mike Krasienko:     

Krasienko had the hand locked up with a flush to Wong's straight draw, with an irrelevant   on the river eliminating Wong in 31st place.

Mike Krasienko600,0000
Brandon Wong0-270,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 43 minutes ago)
Elezra Dents the Wall

Jonathan Witz's huge wall of chips has been shrunk first by a color-up of his huge pile of orange 5,000 chips, and now by a pot with Eli Elezra.

On a turn board of     , Witz bet 120,000 and Elezra called.

The action checked through on the   river, and Elezra showed     , as his top pair and flush draw turned into a winning top two-pair.

Jonathan Witz1,500,000220,000
Eli Elezra620,000410,000
Velo 690x150