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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 8:07 PM Local Time
Sandrock Chipping Back Up

Chris Sandrock has recovered some chips with a streak of aggression over the last four hands. Sandrock has taken chips back from each opponent after bets on the flop have been good enough to earn folds on every hand and regain over one million chips without showdown.

Chris Sandrock4,750,0001,500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time
Huge All-In and a Call!

Chris Sandrock limped in middle position and got raised to 360,000 by Artem Maksimov on the button. Sandrock called.

An enticing flop of     fell, and Sandrock checked to Maksimov. The Russian obliged with a bet of 350,000, and was quickly check-raised the size of the pot (1,970,000) by Sandrock. Maximov replied with an all-in, Sandrock called, and the biggest pot of the tournament was underway, with Sandrock potentially at risk.

Chris Sandrock:     
Artem Maksimov:     

Each player held the nuts with a Broadway straight, so backdoors would have to bring any pain.

The   came on the turn and the   on the river, negating any pain as the players chopped the pot.

Tommy Le4,650,000-100,000
Artem Maksimov4,250,000950,000
Jordan Spurlin4,100,000160,000
Chris Sandrock3,250,00030,000
Eli Elezra2,315,000-330,000
Jeremy Ausmus2,300,000-1,365,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:47 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:45 PM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Sandrock

Jordan Spurlin

Tommy Le opened the action with a raise to 150,000 and was called by Chris Sandrock in the small blind. Jordan Spurlin then raised the pot to 600,000 in the big blind and Le folded, while Sandrock quickly called.

"I am going to check-raise you," Sandrock said and Artem Maksimov grinned "Chris, you are the best."

On a flop of    , Sandrock checked and Spurlin jammed for 1,265,000.

"Alright, I am going to take a shot at it," Sandrock said within 15 seconds and splashed in chips for a call.

Jordan Spurlin:     
Chris Sandrock:     

Sandrock had a ton of equity with his top pair, gutshot and spade flush draw. However, the   turn and   river both bricked to let Spurlin double.

Jordan Spurlin3,940,0001,390,000
Chris Sandrock3,220,000-1,330,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:43 PM Local Time
Sandrock Applies the Pressure

After four-way action preflop, the action checked around on the     flop. Eli Elezra led out from the small blind on the   turn, but was quickly raised by Chris Sandrock. The other two players folded and Elezra took a moment before mucking two of his cards. He flashed    for two pair as Sandrock raked in the chips.

Chris Sandrock4,925,000375,000
Eli Elezra2,645,000-455,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:41 PM Local Time
Maksimov Dodges Disaster and Claims Big Pot

Tommy Le raised in early position to 150,000 and got calls from Chris Sandrock on the button and Artem Maksimov in the big blind.

The flop came    , and action was checked to Sandrock who bet 300,000. Maksimov called and Le folded.

The turn brought the  , and again Maksimov checked to Sandrock, who kept betting, this time for 475,000. Again, Maksimov called.

On the river  , Maksimov checked one more time, but this time, Sandrock shut it down and checked.

"Full house", said Maksimov as he showed      and dragged the healthy pot.

"Royal flush draw, and a wrap", said Sandrock, suggesting he held the    and missed.

Tommy Le4,750,000-150,000
Chris Sandrock4,550,000-900,000
Artem Maksimov3,300,0001,095,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:32 PM Local Time
Arthur Morris Eliminated in 7th Place ($93,406)

Arthur Morris

Tommy Le raised to 150,000 and was called only by Arthur Morris on the button. On a flop of    , Le bet 225,000 and Morris then jammed for 1,080,000 for Le to snap-call.

Arthur Morris:     
Tommy Le:     

"I have two pair and an open-ender again," Morris announced before he rolled over the cards. He was ahead against the aces and nut flush draw but the   turn counterfeited his two pair. With plenty of outs available, Morris then also bricked the   river and departed in 7th place for $93,406.

This has been the highest score on the live poker circuit, which he had previously mentioned with seven players remaining.

Tommy Le4,900,0001,700,000
Arthur Morris0-1,550,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:29 PM Local Time
Sandrock Gets Three Streets From Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus raised on the button and saw a called from Chris Sandrock in the big blind. Sandrock then led out for 275,000 on the     flop and Ausmus called. Sandrock led again on the turn   for 700,000 and Ausmus took a moment before sliding in the call. The   river completed the board, and Sandrock bet 700,000 again. Ausmus took some more time before calling, and Sandrock turned over      for a full house. Ausmus mucked his cards, but later told the table he folded   .

Chris Sandrock5,450,0002,200,000
Jeremy Ausmus3,665,000-1,435,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:16 PM Local Time
Elezra Takes Another Pot

Eli Elezra raised to 200,000 and Arthur Morris as the single big blind came along.

"I will only ask you for the stack after the flop, I hate when people do it preflop," Elezra said. The flop brought     and Morris check-folded to a bet. Elezra exposed the     for a gutshot wheel draw and nut flush draw.

Eli Elezra3,100,000300,000
Arthur Morris1,550,000-350,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:11 PM Local Time
Ashly Butler Eliminated in 8th Place ($71,242)

Ashly Butler

In a three-way limped pot to the     flop, Jeremy Ausmus checked in the small blind and Ashly Butler jammed for 190,000 in the big blind. Eli Elezra on the button called and Ausmus quickly folded.

Ashly Butler:     
Eli Elezra:     

Elezra was hoping for a four while Butler didn't want to see any more club. The   turn was a blank but the   river gave Elezra the superior hand. Butler vaulted out of his seat in disgust, went over to see some friends on the rail before wishing all opponents good luck. He takes home $71,242 for his 8th place finish.

Eli Elezra2,800,000300,000
Ashly Butler0-310,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:08 PM Local Time
Morris Doubles Through Butler

Ashly Butler raised to 150,000 in early position, Arthur Morris called directly behind him, Eli Elezra called in the small blind, and Jeremy Ausmus called in the big blind, creating a 600,000 chip pot before a flop had even been dealt.

That flop came    , and action checked to Morris who moved all-in for 540,000. Elezra and Ausmus folded, but Ashly quickly called for the majority of his stack.

Arthur Morris:     
Ashly Butler:     

Morris' two pair of sevens and sixes was ahead of Butler's kings. The   brought flush draw outs for Butler, and the river   gave him that flush, but also filled Morris up, putting Butler on the short stack.

Jeremy Ausmus5,100,000-750,000
Eli Elezra2,500,000550,000
Arthur Morris1,900,0001,210,000
Ashly Butler310,000-240,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM Local Time
Morris Preserves Short Stack

The first few hands of the new level didn't bring any exciting development and Arthur Morris then raised the pot to 210,000 in the hijack. Tommy Le in the big blind gave it some thought and Morris added "330,000 behind" before Le's fold awarded the blinds and big blind ante to Morris.

Arthur Morris690,000190,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:47 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 60,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:41 PM Local Time
Chip Counts on Break
Jeremy Ausmus5,850,0003,150,000
Chris Sandrock3,250,0000
Tommy Le3,200,000250,000
Jordan Spurlin2,550,000-200,000
Artem Maksimov2,205,000-125,000
Eli Elezra1,950,000275,000
Ashly Butler550,000-550,000
Arthur Morris500,000-2,780,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:40 PM Local Time
Break Time

The eight remaining players are on the second 15-minute break of the day.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:38 PM Local Time
Ausmus Doubles Through Morris

Jeremy Ausmus

As players were leaving the table for a break, Jeremy Ausmus and Arthur Morris were playing one last big pot. Ausmus bet 200,000 on the     flop, only to see Morris raise the pot to 575,000. Ausmus the re-raised for all of his chips, and Morris eventually called the bet total of 2,340,000 to put Ausmus at risk.

Jeremy Ausmus:     
Arthur Morris:     

Ausmus was ahead with a set of sevens, and stayed ahead after the   turn and   river for a massive double up while leaving Morris short.

Monday, October 25, 2021 6:29 PM Local Time
Le Gets Some Back

Tommy Le raised to 125,000 in early position and found calls from Arthur Morris, Chris Sandrock and Artem Maksimov. All four players checked the     flop before Le led for 300,000 chips on the   turn. Only Sandrock called to see the   river and the action checked through both players. Le showed      for two pair, and Sandrock slid his cards to the dealer.

Chris Sandrock3,250,000-650,000
Tommy Le2,950,000250,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:22 PM Local Time
Le Loses Some More

Tommy Le

Tommy Le has been sliding since the unofficial final table redraw, and another recent pot has seen him drop below three million.

Action picked up on a turn board reading     , with Arthur Morris betting 200,000 into Le, and Le making the call.

On the   river, Morris checked to Le, who bet 400,000. Morris called and showed      for a turned full house to take the pot, and take Le off top spot on the leaderboard.

Arthur Morris3,280,0001,430,000
Tommy Le2,700,000-625,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:17 PM Local Time
Butler Nearly Doubles Without Showdown

Chris Sandrock raised it up to 125,000 and was called three ways by Tommy Le in the cutoff, Jeremy Ausmus in the small blind and Ashly Butler in the big blind. Ausmus was first to check the     flop and Butler bet the pot for 525,000 with a single green T-25,000 chip behind.

Sandrock quickly folded while Le did so after brief consideration. Ausmus also gave it some thought but opted to fold as well.

"Phew. I am glad I completed, was thinking about folding," Butler said with a smile on the face.

Chris Sandrock3,900,0000
Tommy Le3,325,00075,000
Jeremy Ausmus2,700,000-100,000
Ashly Butler1,100,000-500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time
Maksimov Takes from Le

On a turn board reading     , Artem Maksimov check-called a 250,000 chip bet from Tommy Le.

Both players checked the   river.

Maksimov showed      for a jack-high flush, while Le flashed the  

Tommy Le3,250,000-450,000
Artem Maksimov2,330,000730,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander