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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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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,207,800
  • Entries: 344
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 25, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
Break for the Final 12 Players

The remaining 12 players are on their first scheduled 15-minute break.

Monday, October 25, 2021 4:10 PM Local Time
Sandrock Doubles Through Montgomery

Chris Sandrock

Jeremy Ausmus bet 50,000 in a multi-way pot on a flop of     and found three callers to the   turn. After Kyle Montgomery, Jonathan Witz, and Ausmus checked, Chris Sandrock bet almost all of his remaining 430,000 chips. Montgomery raised enough to put Sandrock all in, while Witz and Ausmus got out of the way.

Chris Sandrock:     
Kyle Montgomery:     

Sandrock found a better two pair on the turn and made a flush on the   river to double his stack.

Chris Sandrock1,150,000375,000
Kyle Montgomery800,000-855,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:05 PM Local Time
Le Takes Two in Quick Succession

Arthur Morris raised to 75,000 and was called by Tommy Le on the button and Artem Maksimov in the big blind. The     flop was checked to Le and his bet of 150,000 forced two folds, he tabled the    for the flopped straight.

Shortly after, Le opened to 80,000 and Michael Heritsch called on the button. Le bet 85,000 on the     flop for Heritsch to call and Le then bet the pot for 400,000 on the   turn, which resulted in the instant fold of Heritsch.

Tommy Le2,850,000350,000
Arthur Morris1,600,000-80,000
Artem Maksimov1,250,000-250,000
Daniel Zack1,200,00050,000
Ashly Butler1,110,000160,000
Michael Heritsch630,000-45,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:59 PM Local Time
Butler Doubles Through Zack

Daniel Zack's stack has taken another significant hit after a recent pot that began three-ways, but ended up with a double-up.

Arthur Morris first raised to 80,000 in the cutoff, and got a call from Zack on the button. Ashly Butler then squeezed for the size of the pot in the small blind to 380,000, leaving himself just 60,000 behind.

Morris folded, but Zack opted to call, not yet putting Butler all-in.

On the     flop, Butler tossed in his last 60,000, and Zack called.

Ashly Butler:     
Daniel Zack:     

Butler's two pair were ahead of Zack's pair, flush draw, and gutshot.

The    completed the board, and Butler's superior two pair earned him a needed double-up and then some.

Arthur Morris1,680,000-95,000
Daniel Zack1,150,000-740,000
Ashly Butler950,000505,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:49 PM Local Time
Up and Down for Ireland

In a three-way pot with Jonathan Witz and Chris Sandrock, it was Anderson Ireland who prevailed when they checked down the       river. His      made two pair and his two opponents mucked.

Ireland then limped the small blind and chip leader Jordan Spurlin raised to 90,000 for Ireland to call. The     flop was checked and Ireland bet the   turn for 100,000, picking up a call from Spurlin. He then also bet the   river for 250,000 and Spurlin raised to 525,000 in order to force an instant fold.

"I had a lot of outs, I had king ten of clubs," Ireland mentioned in table chat.

Jordan Spurlin3,700,000850,000
Jeremy Ausmus2,805,000505,000
Kyle Montgomery1,655,000430,000
Anderson Ireland1,650,000-45,000
Jonathan Witz950,000-1,350,000
Eli Elezra900,000315,000
Chris Sandrock775,000-375,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:46 PM Local Time
Morris Shows the Flopped Nuts

Artem Maksimov won a pot when he bet the     flop for 150,000 in the cutoff to chip up.

Arthur Morris then raised to 75,000 and was called by Tommy Le in the big blind. On a flop of    , Le check-called for 110,000 and then check-folded the   turn when Morris bet another 230,000. He was shown the flopped ten-high straight by Morris.

Tommy Le2,500,000-75,000
Daniel Zack1,890,00090,000
Arthur Morris1,775,000295,000
Artem Maksimov1,500,000250,000
Michael Heritsch675,000325,000
Ashly Butler445,00045,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:40 PM Local Time
Sandrock Folds a Monster to Spurlin

Jordan Spurlin

Chris Sandrock fired a bet on the     flop, getting two folds while Jordan Spurlin called on the button. Both players checked the   turn and Sandrock bet the   river for 465,000. Spurlin took a few minutes before announcing a raise to 1,200,000 putting the pressure on Sandrock, who took some time of his own before showing the    for the nut flush and mucking his hand. Spurlin took down the massive pot and moved into the chip lead.

Jordan Spurlin2,850,000650,000
Chris Sandrock1,150,000-550,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:35 PM Local Time
Maksimov's Full House Whacks Zack

Action picked up on the turn as Artem Maksimov check-called a bet of 50,000 from Daniel Zack on a board reading     .

On the river, the   fell, and Maksimov bet 150,000. Again, Zack called, and Maksimov turned over      for a victorious turned full house.

Daniel Zack1,800,000-455,000
Artem Maksimov1,250,000140,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:32 PM Local Time
Dylan Linde Eliminated in 14th Place ($28,609)

Dylan Linde

Dylan Linde's stack was ground down to under 100,000 when he raised from the cutoff to 80,000, leaving himself just 15,000 behind.

Arthur Morris checked his cards in his 30,000 big blind and opted to raise to put Linde all-in. Linde committed the rest of his chips and they were off to see five cards.

Dylan Linde:     
Arthur Morris:     

The board came      , and Linde couldn't improve to run down Morris' jacks, eliminating him in 14th place.

Arthur Morris1,480,00090,000
Dylan Linde0-280,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:24 PM Local Time
Leonid Yanovski Eliminated in 15th Place ($28,609)

Leonid Yanovski

Daniel Zack limped in and Leonid Yanovski raised the pot for 135,000. Zack gave it some consideration and called to see a flop of     on which Zack bet the pot. Yanovski got it in for the last 345,000 and Zack called to set up the following showdown.

Leonid Yanovski:     
Daniel Zack:     

Zack had plenty of straight outs and hit one of them right away on the   turn to leave Yanovski drawing dead, making the   river a formality. Yanovski's tournament comes to an end in 15th place and he collects $28,609 for the efforts.

Daniel Zack2,255,000425,000
Leonid Yanovski0-450,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:19 PM Local Time
Short Stacks Clash

Preflop, Leonid Yanovski raised to 70,000 from the cutoff, and got shoved on by Ashly Butler on the button for 255,000.

The rest of the table folded and Yanovski gave it some thought. A call would cost him a little under half his remaining stack.

Ultimately, Yanovski opted to fold, and he then got a courtesy show of    from Butler.

Leonid Yanovski450,000-200,000
Ashly Butler400,00025,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:11 PM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Sandrock

Jordan Spurlin

Jonathan Witz limped and Jeremy Ausmus raised to 110,000, which Chris Sandrock called and Witz folded. On the     flop both players checked and Ausmus then bet the   turn for 250,000, Sandrock folded.

Next, a four-way pot emerged to the     flop on which Sandrock in the cutoff bet 150,000. Anderson Ireland called on the button and Jonathan Spurlin in the small blind check-called. Ausmus check-folded and they headed to the   on the turn. Spurlin checked, Sandrock then bet what appeared to be 425,000.

That forced out Ireland but Spurlin jammed for 800,000 total to earn a reluctant call from Sandrock.

Jordan Spurlin:     
Chris Sandrock:     

Spurlin held the bottom set and nut flush draw, which improved to a full house on the   river to secure his double up and put a dent into the big stack of Sandrock.

Jeremy Ausmus2,300,000-20,000
Jordan Spurlin2,200,0001,485,000
Chris Sandrock1,700,000-850,000
Anderson Ireland1,695,000295,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:05 PM Local Time
Mike Krasienko Eliminated in 16th Place ($28,609)

Mike Krasienko

Mike Krasienko raised on the button, and Chris Sandrock three-bet in the small blind. Krasienko then moved all-in and Sandrock quickly called.

Mike Krasienko:     
Chris Sandrock:     

Krasienko was trailing Sandrock's aces, and remained behind on the     flop. The turn   and river   changed nothing, and Krasienko headed to the payout table in 16th place.

Chris Sandrock2,550,000500,000
Mike Krasienko0-285,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:56 PM Local Time
Redraw of the Final Two Tables

The button is in seat three and there are around 18 minutes left in the level.

SeatTable 1Chip CountTable 2Chip Count
1Jordan Spurlin715,000Arthur Morris1,390,000
2Eli Elezra585,000Daniel Zack1,830,000
3Kyle Montgomery1,225,000Leonid Yanovski650,000
4Jonathan Witz2,300,000Ashly Butler375,000
5Jeremy Ausmus2,320,000Tommy Le2,575,000
6Mike Krasienko285,000Dylan Linde280,000
7Chris Sandrock2,050,000Michael Heritsch350,000
8Anderson Ireland1,400,000Artem Maksimov1,110,000
Tommy Le2,575,0000
Jeremy Ausmus2,320,000170,000
Jonathan Witz2,300,0000
Chris Sandrock2,050,000150,000
Daniel Zack1,830,00080,000
Anderson Ireland1,400,000-100,000
Arthur Morris1,390,000-50,000
Kyle Montgomery1,225,000-355,000
Artem Maksimov1,110,000-160,000
Jordan Spurlin715,000-245,000
Leonid Yanovski650,000-10,000
Eli Elezra585,000135,000
Ashly Butler375,000-330,000
Michael Heritsch350,00085,000
Mike Krasienko285,000-190,000
Dylan Linde280,000-135,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:55 PM Local Time
Mike Matusow Eliminated in 17th Place ($23,806)

Mike Matusow

Following an open raise by Tommy Le and a call by Mike Matusow, they got it in after the     flop with Matusow as the player at risk.

Mike Matusow:     
Tommy Le:     

"Fade one time," Matusow exclaimed and he remained ahead on the   turn. However, the   river gave Le the nut flush and Matusow was eliminated in 17th place for $23,806. All remaining 16 players will now redraw to the final two tables.

Tommy Le2,575,000625,000
Mike Matusow0-680,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:49 PM Local Time
Nader Younes Eliminated in 18th Place ($23,806)

Nader Younes

Nader Younes raised to 75,000 from early position and got a call from Jonathan Witz in the big blind.

The flop came    , and Witz checked to Younes who bet the pot. Witz quickly check-raised the pot to put Younes all-in, and Younes called.

Nader Younes:     
Jonathan Witz:     

Witz was ahead of Younes' aces with his two pair, kings and deuces.

The   filled Witz up on the turn, and the   sealed Younes' fate in 18th place.

Jonathan Witz2,300,000800,000
Nader Younes0-460,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:40 PM Local Time
Ausmus Pulls Ahead of Witz

Three ways to the     flop with 110,000 each invested, Jeremy Ausmus in the big blind and Eli Elezra in the hijack checked. Jonathan Witz bet the pot for 365,000 in the cutoff and Ausmus then reraised the pot for 1.46 million. That represented essentially his entire stack and Elezra snap-folded.

Witz mulled over his decision for a while and came to the same conclusion, tapped the table and sent his cards into the muck.

Jeremy Ausmus2,150,000630,000
Jonathan Witz1,500,000-400,000
Eli Elezra450,000-100,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:37 PM Local Time
Witz Rebuilds Via Elezra

Jonathan Witz had seen his stack dip below two million recently, but he got some back in a recent hand with Eli Elezra.

On a flop of    , Elezra led out for 50,000 from the big blind. Witz called in early position.

The turn brought the  , and Elezra bet 150,000. Witz then raised the size of the pot (700,000), which would be enough to put Elezra all-in.

Elezra opted to fold and preserve his last 550,000 chips, while Witz creeps back toward two million as stacks have tightened at table 421.

Jonathan Witz1,900,000-300,000
Jeremy Ausmus1,520,000220,000
Anderson Ireland1,500,000195,000
Artem Maksimov1,270,000-130,000
Eli Elezra550,000-650,000
Nader Younes460,000-190,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:27 PM Local Time
Yanovski Chips Up Further

Leonid Yanovski tanked for a short period and Arthur Morris was about to call the clock on him. Yanovski then raised and claimed the blinds and big blind ante. Up next, Mike Matusow raised and folded when Yanovski potted.

"I had king, jack, jack, nine double suit, that was the best hand in three levels for me," Matusow mentioned in table chat.

Tommy Le1,950,000-10,000
Daniel Zack1,750,0000
Arthur Morris1,440,000-50,000
Mike Matusow680,000-35,000
Leonid Yanovski660,000160,000
Mike Krasienko475,000-30,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:27 PM Local Time
Yanovski Doubles Through Zack

On a flop of    , Daniel Zack checked to Leonid Yanovski, who bet 50,000. Zack responded with a pot-sized check-raise, and Yanovski put in the rest of his stack.

Leonid Yanovski:     
Daniel Zack:     

Zack was ahead with his top pair, but Yanovski had flush draws and two kings left in the deck. One of those kings appeared on the turn in the  , followed by the   on the river to double up Yanovski.

Daniel Zack1,750,000-155,000
Leonid Yanovski500,000295,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander