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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

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:41 AM Local Time
Sandrock Leads; Tran in the Hunt after Day 1 of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Chris Sandrock

Chris Sandrock, of Helena, Montana, leads the field into Day 2 of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The prestigious PLO event attracted 317 runners to Day 1 with more expected before late registration ends at the start of Day 2 on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sandrock, a casino owner and former professional poker player, found himself at or around the chip lead for most of the day after taking down big pots early and often. Sandrock has been hitting the pay window at the WSOP since 1995 when he took 12th in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. His last of three career WSOP cashes came in 2007 at the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship where he took tenth, and he'll be looking to break his drought this week with his first WSOP gold bracelet. He ended Day 1 with 748,500 chips.

JC Tran (348,500) returns on Day 2 after running up his chip stack in the latter parts of Day 1. He is looking for his third gold bracelet and his first since winning the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2009.

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chips Counts

1Chris SandrockUnited States748,500
2Arthur MorrisUnited States533,500
3Michael KuneyUnited States472,500
4Travis PearsonUnited States360,000
5JC TranUnited States348,500
6Anderson IrelandUnited States345,000
7Lautaro GuerraSpain335,000
8David BenyamineFrance290,500
9Julian Milliard-FeralFrance288,000
10Brett RicheyUnited States286,000

Michael Kuney (472,500), Travis Pearson, George Wolff (171,500_, and Anderson Ireland (345,000) are among those that aren't too far behind and they will try to catch Sandrock on Day 2.

Brandon Shack-Harris (212,000), John Beauprez (105,500), and David Benyamine (290,500) are in a large group of former champions returning for Day 2 hopingk to add another WSOP gold bracelet to their collection.

JC Tran
JC Tran

Late registration will be open until 2 p.m. on Sunday; the beginning of Day 2. Blinds will resume in Level 11 with blinds at 1,000/2,500 and a 2,500 ante. Day 2 will play for ten 60-minute levels with a dinner break at the end of Level 6 and Day 3 will continue on Monday, October 24th at 2 p.m.

Keep it here all week long for live updates on this and other 2021 WSOP events from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:40 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4241Antonios RouggerisUnited States207,00083
Amazon4243Amir MirrasouliUnited States29,50012
Amazon4244Robert ValdenUnited States217,00087
Amazon4245Damjan RadanovUnited States240,50096
Amazon4246Toby LewisUnited Kingdom269,000108
Amazon4247Mustapha KanitItaly111,50045
Amazon4248Jared BleznickUnited States66,50027
Amazon4251Lautaro GuerraUnited Kingdom335,000134
Amazon4252Naor SlobodskoyIsrael45,00018
Amazon4253Jeremy AusmusUnited States156,00062
Amazon4254Iaroslav BoikoUkraine248,00099
Amazon4255Evgeni TourevskiUnited States185,50074
Amazon4257George WolffUnited States171,50069
Amazon4258Tom HuUnited States52,00021
Amazon4261Aleksey LevinUnited States121,50049
Amazon4262Bradley RubenUnited States154,50062
Amazon4263Duarte BaptistaPortugal180,00072
Amazon4264Niklas AstedtSweden172,50069
Amazon4265JC TranUnited States348,500139
Amazon4267Thomas ZanotUnited States240,50096
Amazon4268David WangAustralia91,50037
Amazon4271Aaron WallaceUnited States93,00037
Amazon4272DID NOT REPORT 2United States81,50033
Amazon4274Donald MaloneyCanada117,00047
Amazon4275Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany156,00062
Amazon4276Bradley BermanUnited States100,50040
Amazon4277John BeauprezUnited States105,50042
Amazon4278Artem MaksimovRussia130,50052
Amazon4281Joseph SandersUnited States36,00014
Amazon4283DID NOT REPORT 1United States10
Amazon4284Isaac KemptonUnited States265,500106
Amazon4285Dominique MosleyUnited States115,00046
Amazon4286Michael BanducciUnited States242,50097
Amazon4287Steven SarmientoUnited States197,50079
Amazon4288Michael HeritschUnited States130,50052
Amazon4292Jered BettencourtUnited States20,5008
Amazon4294Jaspal BrarCanada112,00045
Amazon4295Dan SmithUnited States96,00038
Amazon4296Adam HendrixUnited States167,00067
Amazon4297Mike MatusowUnited States88,00035
Amazon4298Sam SoverelUnited States278,500111
Amazon4301Brian RastUnited States67,50027
Amazon4302Quirin ZechGermany40,00016
Amazon4304Jonathan WitzUnited States258,500103
Amazon4305Johnson PhanyasengUnited States98,00039
Amazon4306Andrew IgeUnited States115,50046
Amazon4307Blake NapieralaUnited States63,50025
Amazon4332Christopher BrewerUnited States115,00046
Amazon4333Klas LofbergSweden137,50055
Amazon4334Michael KuneyUnited States472,500189
Amazon4335James CasementUnited States148,50059
Amazon4337Scott HazeUnited States91,00036
Amazon4338Amit BenyacovIsrael152,50061
Amazon4341Scott BohlmanUnited States20,0008
Amazon4342Heng ZhangUnited States35,00014
Amazon4343Eddy NedialkovBulgaria59,00024
Amazon4344Nathan ZimnikUnited States165,60066
Amazon4345Eric HicksUnited States68,50027
Amazon4348Shahar LeviIsrael219,50088
Amazon4351Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States212,00085
Amazon4352Chris SandrockUnited States748,500299
Amazon4354Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania115,00046
Amazon4355Fabian BrandesUnited States67,00027
Amazon4357Simon MattssonSweden40,50016
Amazon4358Yi Chi LiUnited States54,00022
Amazon4361Julian Milliard-FeralFrance288,000115
Amazon4363Bryce YockeyUnited States95,50038
Amazon4364Michael KrasienkoUnited States58,00023
Amazon4365John RacenerUnited States60,00024
Amazon4366Keith FerreraUnited States249,500100
Amazon4368Abraham FaroniUnited States63,00025
Amazon4371Joni JouhkimainenFinland192,00077
Amazon4372Daniel ZackUnited States47,00019
Amazon4373Roussos KoliakoudakisGreece36,00014
Amazon4374Brandon WongUnited States273,500109
Amazon4377Lance SteinbergUnited States206,00082
Amazon4378Randy OhelUnited States200,50080
Amazon4381Corey HochmanUnited States49,50020
Amazon4383Dash DudleyUnited States106,00042
Amazon4385Leonid YanovskiIsrael69,50028
Amazon4386Huilin ChenUnited States125,00050
Amazon4387Allan LeUnited States48,00019
Amazon4388Eli ElezraIsrael144,00058
Amazon4391Michael WolffUnited States149,50060
Amazon4392Zhen CaiUnited States80,00032
Amazon4393James TianUnited States221,50089
Amazon4395Tommy LeUnited States125,50050
Amazon4396Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria113,00045
Amazon4397Matthew WantmanUnited States19,0008
Amazon4421David BenyamineFrance290,500116
Amazon4423Arthur MorrisUnited States533,500213
Amazon4424Vincent LamCanada150,50060
Amazon4426Jonathan McGowanUnited States43,00017
Amazon4427Noah BronsteinUnited States25,00010
Amazon4428Michael PerroneUnited States70,00028
Amazon4432Brett RicheyUnited States286,000114
Amazon4434Travis DoranUnited States217,00087
Amazon4435Sylvain LoosliFrance52,20021
Amazon4436Tony HartmannUnited States58,00023
Amazon4437Sander van WesemaelNetherlands148,50059
Amazon4438Andrew DonabedianUnited States145,50058
Amazon4441Mike GorodinskyUnited States60,50024
Amazon4443Robert CampbellAustralia151,00060
Amazon4445Travis PearsonUnited States360,000144
Amazon4446Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium56,50023
Amazon4447William BensonUnited States21,0008
Amazon4448Ayaz MahmoodUnited States87,00035
Amazon4451Christopher UsudeUnited States140,50056
Amazon4453Dong SuhUnited States78,00031
Amazon4454Ap GarzaUnited States172,00069
Amazon4455Anderson IrelandUnited States345,000138
Amazon4457Christopher AndlerSweden253,000101
Amazon4458Jordan SpurlinUnited States182,50073
Amazon4461Mark BarnettUnited States39,00016
Amazon4462Andrei MitsiukUnited States137,50055
Amazon4464Ashly ButlerUnited States285,500114
Amazon4465Brandon SchaeferUnited States196,50079
Amazon4467Tom McCormickUnited States53,00021
Amazon4468Sam SteinUnited States65,50026
Amazon4472Oliver BoschUnited States125,50050
Amazon4473A Peter OkinUnited States76,00030
Amazon4475Jesse RockowitzUnited States150,50060
Amazon4476Tim GrauGermany73,00029
Amazon4477Mark BirdsallUnited States94,00038
Amazon4478Naman MadanIndia125,00050
Amazon4481Kyle MontgomeryUnited States210,00084
Amazon4482Nino UllmanGermany96,00038
Amazon4483Daniel FuhsUnited States182,50073
Amazon4484Maor CohenIsrael76,00030
Amazon4487Chino RheemUnited States248,50099
Amazon4488Nader YounesUnited States10
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:38 AM Local Time
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Chris Sandrock748,500146,000
Arthur Morris533,500492,500
Michael Kuney472,500472,500
Travis Pearson360,000360,000
JC Tran348,500-46,000
Anderson Ireland345,000345,000
Lautaro Guerra335,000335,000
David Benyamine290,500120,500
Julian Milliard-Feral288,000288,000
Brett Richey286,000286,000
Ashly Butler285,500285,500
Sam Soverel278,50033,500
Brandon Wong273,500273,500
Toby Lewis269,000269,000
Isaac Kempton265,500265,500
Jonathan Witz258,500258,500
Christopher Andler253,000253,000
Keith Ferrera249,500249,500
Chino Rheem248,500248,500
Iaroslav Boiko248,000248,000
Michael Banducci242,500242,500
Thomas Zanot240,500240,500
Damjan Radanov240,500240,500
James Tian221,500221,500
Shahar Levi219,500219,500
Travis Doran217,000217,000
Robert Valden217,000217,000
Brandon Shack-Harris212,00037,000
Kyle Montgomery210,000210,000
Antonios Rouggeris207,000207,000
Lance Steinberg206,000206,000
Randy Ohel200,50040,500
Steven Sarmiento197,500197,500
Brandon Schaefer196,500196,500
Joni Jouhkimainen192,000192,000
Evgeni Tourevski185,500185,500
Jordan Spurlin182,50050,500
Daniel Fuhs182,500182,500
Duarte Baptista180,000180,000
Niklas Astedt172,50017,500
AP Garza172,0002,000
George Wolff171,500-48,500
Adam Hendrix167,00022,000
Nathan Zimnik165,600165,600
Jeremy Ausmus156,000156,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann156,00055,000
Bradley Ruben154,500154,500
Amit Benyacov152,500152,500
Robert Campbell151,000151,000
Vincent Lam150,500150,500
Jesse Rockowitz150,50053,700
Michael Wolff149,500149,500
James Casement148,500148,500
Sander van Wesemael148,500148,500
Andrew Donabedian145,50039,500
Eli Elezra144,00069,000
Christopher Usude140,500140,500
Andrei Mitsiuk137,500137,500
Klas Lofberg137,500137,500
Michael Heritsch130,500130,500
Artem Maksimov130,500130,500
Oliver Bosch125,500125,500
Tommy Le125,50032,500
Huilin Chen125,000125,000
Naman Madan125,000125,000
Aleksey Levin121,500121,500
Donald Maloney117,000117,000
Andrew Ige115,500115,500
Dominique Mosley115,00030,000
Christopher Brewer115,000115,000
Dominykas Karmazinas115,000115,000
Veselin Karakitukov113,00048,000
Jaspal Brar112,000112,000
Mustapha Kanit111,500-3,500
Dash Dudley106,00072,300
John Beauprez105,5003,000
Bradley Berman100,500100,500
Johnson Phanyaseng98,00098,000
Dan Smith96,000-13,000
Nino Ullmann96,00096,000
Bryce Yockey95,50022,500
Mark Birdsall94,00094,000
Aaron Wallace93,00093,000
David Wang91,50039,500
Scott Haze91,0000
Mike Matusow88,00040,000
Ayaz Mahmood87,00087,000
DID NOT REPORT 281,50081,500
Zhen Cai80,00080,000
Dong Suh78,000-3,100
Maor Cohen76,00076,000
A Peter Okin76,00076,000
Tim Grau73,00073,000
Michael Perrone70,0008,000
Leonid Yanovski69,50069,500
Eric Hicks68,500-147,100
Brian Rast67,50067,500
Fabian Brandes67,00067,000
Jared Bleznick66,500-8,500
Sam Stein65,50065,500
Blake Napierala63,50063,500
Abraham Faroni63,00063,000
Mike Gorodinsky60,50060,500
John Racener60,000-14,500
Eddy Nedialkov59,00059,000
Mike Krasienko58,0000
Tony Hartmann58,00058,000
Jonathan Abdellatif56,50056,500
Yi Chi Li54,00054,000
Tom McCormick53,00053,000
Sylvain Loosli52,20052,200
Tom Hu52,00052,000
Corey Hochman49,50049,500
Allan Le48,00048,000
Daniel Zack47,00047,000
Naor Slobodskoy45,00045,000
Jonathan McGowan43,00043,000
Simon Mattsson40,500-29,000
Quirin Zech40,00040,000
Mark Barnett39,00039,000
Joseph Sanders36,000-119,000
Roussos Koliakoudakis36,00036,000
Heng Zhang35,00035,000
Amir Mirrasouli29,50029,500
Noah Bronstein25,00025,000
William Benson21,00021,000
Jered Bettencourt20,50020,500
Scott Bohlman20,00020,000
Matthew Wantman19,00019,000
Nader Younes11
Sunday, October 24, 2021 2:04 AM Local Time
Day 1 Action is Over

Day 1 action has ended after ten levels of play. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Queens Full for Shack-Harris

In a battle between the blinds, George Wolff bet 2,000 on the flop of     and Brandon Shack-Harris called.

Wolff checked on the   turn and called a bet of 7,000 from Shack-Harris. Wolff checked again on the   river and Shack-Harris fired a bet of 20,000. Wolff called.

Shack-Harris showed a full house with      and Wolff tossed his hand to the dealer.

George Wolff220,000-66,500
Brandon Shack-Harris175,00025,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
Kornuth Eliminated by Spurlin

Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth was all-in preflop in a heads-up pot against Jordan Spurlin.

Chance Kornuth:     
Jordan Spurlin:     

The board ran out       and Kornuth was eliminated as Spurlin had a full house.

Jordan Spurlin132,000-51,000
Chance Kornuth0-62,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:31 AM Local Time
Soverel Loses to Cowboys

Sam Soverel opened on the button and the player in the small blind flat-called, while the big blind folded.

Soverel bet 4,100 when checked to on the flop of     and his opponent called. Both players checked on the   turn.

Both players checked again on the   river and Soverel mucked when his opponent showed the winning hand with     .

It was a small loss for Soverel, who was down to 45,000 chips last level and has built his stack to more than five times that.

Sam Soverel245,000200,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Shack-Harris Wins a Small Pot

Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 4,000 in late position and the player in the big blind called.

Shack-Harris fired a bet of 5,000 when checked to on the flop of     and his opponent folded.

Brandon Shack-Harris150,0005,500
Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:02 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 2,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Tran Chipping Up; Sandrock Sets the Pace

JC Tran

JC Tran has chipped up near the 400K mark late in Day 1 as he looks to make a run at his third WSOP gold bracelet.

Elsewhere in the Amazon room, Chris Sandrock is setting the pace as his stack moves over the 600K mark.

Chris Sandrock602,500377,000
JC Tran394,500394,500
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:58 AM Local Time
Shack-Harris Making Moves

Brandon Shack-Harris

Mike Krasienko raised to 3,500 from middle position and Brandon Shack-Harris called from the button. Players in the small and big blinds also called.

The flop was     and action checked to Shack-Harris on the button for a bet of 6,500. The player in the small blind called and the big blind folded. Krasienko called from middle position.

The turn was   and the player in the small blind fired 24,000. Krasienko folded and Shack-Harris called.

The river was   and the small blind checked. Shack-Harris bet 40,000 and the small blind quickly folded.

Brandon Shack-Harris144,50041,500
Mike Krasienko97,500-15,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Astedt Raises River

Niklas Åstedt

Niklas Astedt opened to 3,000 in late position and player in the big blind defended.

The opponent checked on the flop of     and Astedt checked back, and the same action took place on the turn when the   paired the board.

The player in the big blind led out with a bet of 2,100 on the   river and Astedt raised to 15,000. The opponent folded.

Niklas Astedt155,0005,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:36 AM Local Time
Amazon Tan #438

With just over one level to go in the evening, several notable players have found themselves at Amazon Tan #438.

George Wolff286,50011,500
Jordan Spurlin183,000183,000
Mike Krasienko112,500-4,500
Brandon Shack-Harris103,000-2,000
Chance Kornuth62,00012,000
Mike Matusow48,0005,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:35 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
George Wolff275,00013,000
Chris Brewer220,000133,300
AP Garza170,00030,000
David Benyamine170,0008,000
Randy Ohel160,000-23,000
Niklas Astedt150,00078,600
Adam Hendrix145,00083,700
Dan Zack123,00013,000
Mustapha Kanit115,000
David "Chino" Rheem115,000-37,000
Brandon Shack-Harris105,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann101,000
Eli Elezra75,000
Yuri Dzivielevski67,000-6,000
Michael Perrone62,0002,000
Chance Kornuth50,000-55,000
Sam Soverel45,000-68,000
Mike Matusow43,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:19 AM Local Time
Ohel Calls Down Bleznick

Randy Ohel

Jared Bleznick raised to 5,000 from middle position and Randy Ohel called from the button.

The flop was    . Bleznick bet 8,000 and Ohel called. The turn was  .

Bleznick continued for 13,000 on the turn and Ohel called once more.

The river was  . Bleznick fired 17,000 and Ohel went into the tank before finally making the call.

"You got it," said Bleznick.

Ohel turned over      for kings and fours. Bleznick briefly showed      before sending them into the muck.

Randy Ohel183,00058,000
Jared Bleznick75,000-17,500
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:10 AM Local Time
Zack Shoves Turn

Dan Zack was in position in a heads-up pot on a board reading     and bet around 20,000 when checked to. His opponent called.

The turn brought the   and Zack moved all-in for around 55,100. His opponent laid it down.

Dan Zack110,00045,000
Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:02 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 1,000/1,500
Ante: 1,500
Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Players on Last Break of Day

Players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. They will play two more levels when they return and then Day 1 will break.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:42 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Kornuth

Chance Kornuth out of position in a heads-up pot on a board reading      with around 8,000 in the middle.

Kornuth checked and his opponent checked back, and the same action took place on the   river. Kornuth tabled      for two pair as his opponent mucked.

Chance Kornuth105,0006,200
Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Dam Takes from Roungeris

With a raise to 2,500 and callers ahead of him, Antonios Roungeris three-bet to 7,200 in the big blind. A player in middle position called and the button folded before Martin Dam bet the pot for around 28,800 from the small blind. Roungeris called from the big blind and the player in middle position got out of the way.

The flop was     and Dam bet the pot for 71,900. Roungeris went deep into the tank for nearly five minutes before sending his hand into the muck.

Martin Dam158,500158,500
Antonios Roungeris91,500-96,500