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

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Monday, October 25, 2021

Event #46: No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack

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  • Buy-in: $800
  • Prizepool: $1,445,312
  • Entries: 2,053
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 25, 2021 4:09 PM Local Time
Blais Eliminates Harder

Christian Harder pushed his last remaining chips into the middle and was all-in pre-flop versus William Blais.

It was Harder at risk with    versus the    held by Blais.

The dealer flopped the     and Blais remained in the lead.

The turn was the   and things stayed status quo.

The river card was the   and Blais took it down with a pair of treys, ace-high, and was awarded the pot, which eliminated Harder from the tournament.

William Blais7,400,0002,730,000
Christian Harder0-1,040,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 4:05 PM Local Time
Uzunov Rivers Straight For Ginormous Pot

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The flop read    . Tommaso Briotti bet 320,000. Ivan Uzunov moved all in, having Briotti slightly covered as both players had healthy stacks.

Briotti went into the tank and took over a minute before he called.

Tommaso Briotti:   
Ivan Uzunov:   

Briotti was ahead but would need to fade the open ender. The turn was the   to pair Uzunov and give him a few more outs. The river was the   and just like that Uzunov slayed Briotti as the counts were confirmed by the dealer.

Briotti stood up, shaking his head as if he could not believe what just happened looking dazed and like he had just received a physical blow to the head. He slowly wandered over to payouts as his tournament was suddenly over after having a big stack not long ago. Meanwhile Uzunov surged to the chip lead.

Ivan Uzunov7,650,0007,650,000
Tommaso Briotti0-4,300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:57 PM Local Time
Davis Survives His All-in Versus Norton

The hand was discovered on a board of      and Chad Norton having shoved all-in for around 1,600,000 effective. Gene Davis tanked for a few, but eventually opted to make the call, and his tournament life was at risk.

"Good call", said Norton, as the cards were turned face-up.

It was a good call indeed as Davis held    for a pair of queens and a heart flush draw against the    for king-high held by Davis.

The river card was a   and improved the winning hand to trip queens for Davis, and he survived his all-in chipped up to a solid 4,350,000 chips.

Gene Davis4,350,0004,350,000
Chad Norton1,330,000-2,070,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:55 PM Local Time
Mezrich Dropped by Papineau

Action quickly folded to Ari Mezrich who raised all in from the small blind and Mathieu Papineau looked him up from the big blind.

Ari Mezrich:   
Mathieu Papineau:   

Mezrich was behind holding live cards but was left drawing dead after the     flop gave Papineau a full house.

The board completed with the   turn followed by the   river and ended Mezrich's tournament.

Mathieu Papineau3,200,0002,100,000
Ari Mezrich0-2,420,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:48 PM Local Time
Aldemir Takes With Trips

The board read     . Koray Aldemir bet 450,000 from the big blind, Wadih Kaawar called.

The river came the  . Aldemir thought for a while before checking and Kaawar check behind.

Aldemir tabled the    for trips and collected the pot.

Koray Aldemir3,500,0001,315,000
Wadih Kaawar1,950,000-1,050,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:45 PM Local Time
Gabay Collects Via Cooler

Action was caught on the river as the board read      . There was a large pot in the middle. Omer Gabay moved all in and Jordyn Miller called.

Gabay showed the    for a flopped set of aces while Miller had the    and watched as a large portion on his stack went across the table to Miller.

Omer Gabay4,710,0003,950,000
Jordyn Miller4,120,0001,070,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:35 PM Local Time
Ahmadi Eliminates Ellerbe

Mark Ellerbe moved all-in preflop for his remaining chips and Narimaan Ahmadi called.

The cards were turned face-up and it was Ellerbe who needed help with    versus the    held by Narimaan.

The dealer spread out a flop of     and Narimaan stayed ahead.

The turn card was the   and changed nothing.

The river card was the   and Narimaan locked up the hand, which in turn eliminated Ellerbe from the tournament.

Narimaan Ahmadi4,950,0003,730,000
Mark Ellerbe0-1,350,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:26 PM Local Time
Taylor Spikes Ten to Survive

Brian Taylor was all in preflop and already standing up as his    was in trouble vs the    of Mark Ellerbe.

The dealer quickly dealt the board as the flop came     and the turn  . It was the   on the river that saved Taylor as he sat right back down and Ellerbe took his dejection in silence as many of his chips were carved away.

Brian Taylor2,310,0001,730,000
Mark Ellerbe1,350,0001,350,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:24 PM Local Time
Herman Eliminates Kovtunov

Hlib Kovtunov raised all-in from the button with    and was called by Joshua Herman from the small blind who held   .

The dealer flopped     and Herman remained in the lead with ace-high.

The turn was the   and that sealed the fate of Kovtunov. The meaningless   river card made it official, and it was the one pair of aces held by Herman that bested the king-high of Kovtunov, and the latter was eliminated from the tournament.

With that pot Herman chipped up to a comfortable 4,700,000 chips

Joshua Herman4,700,0001,400,000
Hlib Kovtunov0-1,300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:20 PM Local Time
Young Out Kicked by Wang

Maxwell Young

Rodney Spriggs limped in from under the gun, Kevin Wang raised to 450,000 from the button and Maxwell Young called off his 135,000 stack from the big blind.

Action was back on Spriggs who called and the dealer dropped a     flop on the felt. Spriggs check-called Wang's 375,000 continuation bet and the   paired the board on the turn.

Spriggs this time check-folded after Wang jammed and the two all in hands were revealed.

Maxwell Young:   
Kevin Wang:   

Young was well behind needing a king or nine just to chop but the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament.

Kevin Wang2,500,0001,200,000
Rodney Spriggs150,000-1,450,000
Maxwell Young0-2,100,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:10 PM Local Time
Miller Ends the Day For Sherker

Ariel Sherker moved all in for 1,100,000 preflop. Behind her, Jordyn Miller re-shoved for 1,600,000. Dean Hutchinson was in the big blind and had both covered. He contemplated calling with a chance to knock out two players for a little while but eventually he folded.

Ariel Sherker:   
Jordyn Miller:   

The board ran out       and Sherker was eliminated.

Jordyn Miller3,050,000650,000
Dean Hutchinson2,610,0002,610,000
Ariel Sherker0-1,500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:03 PM Local Time
Blais Eliminates Scott

Drew Scott pushed his remaining chips into the middle preflop and was called by William Blais.

The cards were turned face-up and it was a coinflip as Blais held    versus the    held by Scott.

The dealer spread out a flop of     and Blais jumped out to the early lead.

The turn card was the   and Blais still led.

The river card was the   and that sealed the deal for Blais and his one pair of Queens, which in turn eliminated Scott from the tournament.

William Blais4,670,0002,070,000
Drew Scott0-1,600,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 3:02 PM Local Time
Ly Loses Race to Hutchinson

Christian Ly open-jammed under the gun for 800,000 and action folded to Dean Dean Hutchinson who called from the big blind.

Christian Ly:   
Dean Hutchinson:   

Ly was racing for his tournament life and kept the lead after the     flop hit the felt.

The   turn however, paired Hutchinson, leaving Ly needing any queen or seven to stay alive.

Unfortunately for him, the   completed the board on the river and ended his tournament.

Dean Hutchinson3,000,0003,000,000
Christian Ly0-1,900,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:58 PM Local Time
Spasov Gets Two-Pair Value

Action was on the river as the board read      . Simeon Spasov bet 335,000 into a pot of roughly the same amount. Joseph Nelligan called after a few moments.

Spasov announced two-pair and tabled the   which was good enough to take down the pot as Nelligan mucked it.

Simeon Spasov3,750,0001,500,000
Joseph Nelligan570,000-310,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:48 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Around the Room
Tommaso Briotti4,300,0001,300,000
Virab Zakaryan3,400,0002,000,000
Joshua Herman3,300,0002,610,000
Jonas Wexler3,000,000300,000
Wadih Kaawar3,000,000160,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:38 PM Local Time
Lemma Eliminates Nastasa

The action was completed pre-flop and it was Steve Lemma who held    and Gabriel Nastasa with    both all-in and at risk versus Omer Gabay who held   .

The dealer spread a flop of     and Lemma remained in the lead.

The turn card was the   and changed nothing.

The river was the   and that meant that Lemma and his aces took down the pot, which in turn eliminated Nastasa and left Gabay with 760,000 chips.

This pot catapulted Lemma to 2,900,000 million chips.

Steve Lemma2,900,0002,640,000
Omer Gabay760,000-640,000
Gabriel Nastasa0-500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:37 PM Local Time
Mezrich Carves From Blais

There was a three-way preflop all-in in progress as Frank Lin was at risk along with Ari Mezrich while William Blais had the chance to take out both,

Frank Lin:   
Ari Mezrich:   
William Blais:   

The flop came     to give Mezrich top set and put him in firm control.

The turn was the   to give Lin some hope of a straight but the river was the   and Mezrich took down the big pot, Lin was eliminated and Blais dropped some from his large stack.

William Blais2,600,0000
Ari Mezrich2,420,0001,220,000
Frank Lin00
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:33 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts From After Break
Chad Norton3,400,0002,200,000
Tommaso Briotti3,000,000-200,000
Kevin Davis2,400,000480,000
Jordyn Miller2,400,0001,280,000
Maxwell Young2,100,0001,200,000
Taylor Howard2,000,000-300,000
Alejandro Andión2,000,000-400,000
Dean Hutchinson2,000,0002,000,000
Christian Ly1,900,000945,000
Drew Scott1,600,000970,000
Ariel Sherker1,500,000-1,100,000
Luther Tran1,400,000-600,000
Omer Gabay1,400,000675,000
Theodore Pasinski1,400,0001,029,500
Kevin Wang1,300,000-800,000
Ari Mezrich1,200,000350,000
Diego Valenzuela1,100,000570,000
Michael Holleman700,000455,000
Gabriel Nastasa500,000325,000
Reynaldo Magayon400,000220,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:26 PM Local Time
Davis Eliminates Yu

The action was discovered with Xiao Yu who raised all-in preflop and was called by Kevin Davis.

It was Yu who held    versus the    held by Davis.

The flop was     and Davis took the lead with a pair of tens.

The turn card was the   and that locked it up for Davis who improved to a broadway straight, which left Yu drawing dead.

The meaningless river card was the   and that officially eliminated Yu from the tournament.

Kevin Davis1,920,0001,420,000
Xiao Yu0-1,345,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:20 PM Local Time
Blais Sends Lin's Aces On the Fritz

William Blais

In a hand retold to PokerNews by Frank Lin, according to him he three-bet to 335,000 preflop over the 120,000 raise by William Blais.

The flop came    . Lin bet 305,000, Blais raised all in for about 1,400,000 and Lin called.

Lin had the    but would need to fade the    of Blais.

The turn was the   to keep Lin ahead but the river came the   to river a straight for Blais and crack the aces of Lin as he was left with crumbs and Blais zoomed toward the top of the counts.

William Blais3,600,0002,000,000
Frank Lin30,000-2,270,000