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

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Event #47: Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,941,863
  • Entries: 421
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:52 AM Local Time
Alexandre Reard Takes Big Lead Into Final Day of Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em

Alexandre Reard

It was a long day of action on the felt in Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em. There were 82 players who returned for Day 2, including some of the biggest names in poker. In the end, only five remain for their shot at WSOP gold.

Leading the way into the final day is Alexandre Reard (8,820,000) from France. Reard has more than $3 million in live tournament earnings, but he is still seeking his first WSOP bracelet.

Others to make the PokerGO live-streamed table include bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz (5,345,000), Qing Liu (3,375,000, Conrad Simpson (2,390,000), and Ren Lin (1,535,000)

It took eight hours of play to reach the unofficial final table. The first to go was Salim Admon in ninth, ($31,905), he shoved the river with a pair of kings with a ten-kicker, but Daniel Strelitz held king-queen for a better kicker.

Next out was Jamie Sequeira. He lost a few pots in a row, including a big flip to exit in eighth ($41,132). Diogo Veiga followed him out the door shortly in seventh ($53,913), when his ace-five couldn't connect against the pocket threes of Reard.

Darren Grant was the last one to miss out on the final day. Grant entered the official final table second in chips, but it was not to be as he went out in sixth ($71,827) at the hands of Reard.

There were 64 players who made the money for the guaranteed cash of $8,000. Some of those falling short of the bubble included Ben Heath, Craig Mason, and bubble boy, Andrew Kelsall.

Once the bubble was burst, players started dropping rapidly. Those who made the money but not the final table included, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Scott Seiver, and Daniel Lazrus.

Players will return at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26th, with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/120,000.

A winner will be crowned tomorrow in this brand new WSOP event. Keep your eyes on PokerNews for all the action in this event, and our continuing coverage of the World Series of Poker.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:39 AM Local Time
End of the Day Chip Counts
Alexandre Reard8,820,0000
Daniel Strelitz5,345,00045,000
Qing Liu3,375,00075,000
Conrad Simpson2,390,000-210,000
Ren Lin1,535,000-1,015,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:38 AM Local Time
End of the Day

The remaining five players are now bagging their chips, and action will resume at 3 p.m Tuesday in the Amazon Room on the feature table. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly, complete with the chip counts.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:36 AM Local Time
Darren Grant Eliminated in 6th Place ($71,827)

Darren Grant

Alexandre Reard opened to 240,000 from under the gun and Darren Grant three-bet jammed a stack of 1,440,000 in late position. The action folded back to Reard, who asked for a count and then called.

Darren Grant:   
Alexandre Reard:   

Grant was dominated and received no help from the runout of      , making him the final elimination of the day.

Alexandre Reard8,820,0001,770,000
Darren Grant0-1,150,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time
Grant Triples

Qing Liu opened to 260,000 and Darren Grant called all-in for less. Daniel Strelitz also called from the big blind.

Liu and Strelitz checked down the       board and each hand was tabled.

Darren Grant:   
Qing Liu:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

Grant held with his pocket fours and he got a full triple.

On the next hand, Grant shoved again but he found no takers as he moved back over one million in chips.

Daniel Strelitz5,300,000750,000
Qing Liu3,300,000-150,000
Darren Grant1,150,000900,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Liu Hurts Grant

Qing Liu pushed all in for a stack worth 1,715,000 in the cutoff and Darren Grant quickly called on the button. Liu revealed    and was facing    in Grant's hand.

The board fell      , giving a pair of aces to Liu as well as the double up.

Qing Liu3,450,0001,150,000
Darren Grant250,000-2,550,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:25 AM Local Time
Simpson Doubles on Reard

Alexandre Reard opened in the cutoff and it folded to Conrad Simpson in the big blind. "Wow, I would like to see this hand!" declared Simspon with a smile while calling.

Conrad Simpson:   
Alexandre Reard:   

The board       brought no bad surprise to Simpson who doubled up.

Alexandre Reard7,050,000-700,000
Conrad Simpson2,600,0001,300,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:20 AM Local Time
Diogo Veiga Eliminated in 7th Place ($53,913)

Diogo Veiga

Diogo Veiga open-shoved a stack of 750,000 on the button and Alexandre Reard called in the big blind.

Diogo Veiga:   
Alexandre Reard:   

The board came out      to give Veiga plenty of outs, but the   completed the board and Veiga was eliminated in seventh place.

Alexandre Reard7,750,000750,000
Diogo Veiga0-1,355,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:12 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time
Players on Last Break

The remaining seven players are on their final 15-minute break of the day. When they return, they will either play down to five players or to the end of Level 30.

Monday, October 25, 2021 11:55 PM Local Time
Jamie Sequeira Eliminated in 8th Place ($41,132)

Jamie Sequeira

Conrad Simpson open-shoved a stack of 435,000 from early position and Qing Liu flat-called on the button. Jamie Sequeira then re-shoved his stack of 1,800,000 and Liu folded.

Conrad Simpson:   
Jamie Sequeira:   

It looked like an elimination for Simpson when the board came out      but the   peeled off on the river and Simpson tripled.

The Day 1 chip leader was eliminated shortly after that when he called off on a board of      when Alexandre Reard raised to put him all-in.

Jamie Sequeira:   
Alexandre Reard:   

Sequeira had a pair and a flush draw while Reard had top pair. The river brought a non-heart low card and Sequeira was sent to the rail in eighth place.

Alexandre Reard7,000,0001,500,000
Conrad Simpson1,300,000850,000
Jamie Sequeira0-1,630,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Reard Raises River

Alexandre Reard raised to 225,000 from the button and Jamie Sequeira called in the big blind.

On the     flop, Sequeira check-called a bet of 130,000 from Reard.

"How much?" asked Sequeira on the flop "That's not enough I'm going to call every time."

Sequeira led on the turn   for 200,000 and Reard made the call.

The river was the   and Sequeira fired 400,000 more.

Reard cut out a stack of 1,025,000 and Sequeira instantly folded.

Alexandre Reard5,500,0001,100,000
Jamie Sequeira1,630,000-670,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time
Reard Finds a Double Up on Simpson

Conrad Simpson opened to 250,000 in the cutoff and it folded to Alexandre Reard in the big blind who decided to shove for a total of 2,185,000. Simpson quickly called with a higher stack to see the following showdown:

Alexandre Reard:   
Conrad Simpson:   

It was a typical flip situation, and the cards went in favor of Reard with a board      , giving him a pair of kings on the turn for the double up while Simpson chipped down to 450,000.

Alexandre Reard4,400,0002,300,000
Conrad Simpson450,000-2,230,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Simpson Doubles on Strelitz

Daniel Strelitz opened to 200,000 and it folded to Conrad Simpson in the big blind who solemnly announced "I would to raise with all my chips!" for a stack worth 1,260,000. Strelitz made the call and the cards were tabled.

Conrad Simspon:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

The board       brought no surprise to Simpson who took down the pot and the double up.

Daniel Strelitz4,550,000-1,050,000
Conrad Simpson2,680,0001,300,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:31 PM Local Time
Sequeira Heats Up

Jamie Sequeira

Ren Lin opened to 220,000 in early position and Jamie Sequeira flat-called on the button. Darren Grant then three-bet to 600,000 in the small blind and Lin folded, while Sequeira called.

"Canadian against Canadian," Sequeira said headed to the flop of    , which checked through.

Sequeira bet 200,000 on the   turn and Grant called. Sequeira fired a similar-sized bet on the   river and Grant mucked.

Sequeira showed    and called for a vodka soda and he raked in the pot.

"That is how you play poker at a final table!" he yelled.

Darren Grant2,800,000100,000
Jamie Sequeira2,300,000500,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:26 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Chip Counts
Daniel Strelitz5,600,000150,000
Darren Grant2,700,000-400,000
Ren Lin2,550,000-450,000
Qing Liu2,300,000540,000
Alexandre Reard2,100,000-270,000
Jamie Sequeira1,800,000-100,000
Conrad Simpson1,380,000760,000
Diogo Veiga1,355,000-945,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:16 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:12 PM Local Time
Salim Admon Eliminated in 9th Place ($31,905)

Salim Admon

Daniel Strelitz opened on the button to 160,000 and Alexandre Reard folded while Salim Admon decided to make the call.

The flop fell     and Admon check-called Strelitz's continuation bet for 125,000. The same action happened on the   turn, this time for 250,000.

A   was dealt on the river and Admon announced all in for a stack of 645,000. "What the hell?" said Strelitz, who considered his options for a minute and made the call.

Admon showed    for kings but Strelitz revealed    for kings with a queen-kicker and eliminated Admon from the tournament.

Daniel Strelitz5,450,0001,350,000
Alexandre Reard2,370,000-30,000
Salim Admon0-1,000,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:05 PM Local Time
Lin Gets a Fold From Admon

Ren Lin

Salim Admon opened to 170,000 from under the gun and Ren Lin called in late position, while everyone else folded.

Lin then bet around 200,000 on the monotone flop of     and Admon quickly folded.

Ren Lin3,000,00025,000
Salim Admon1,000,000350,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00 PM Local Time
Simpson Doubles Up on Strelitz

Daniel Strelitz opened under the gun to 160,000 and Jamie Sequeira called in the cutoff. Conrad Simpson decided to shove in the small blind for a stack worth 620,000. Strelitz thouht about his move for a minute and decided to reshove for a stack of 5,000,000 after considering Sequeira's stack. "You're crazy bro!" said Sequeira while folding his cards.

Conrad Simpson:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

Simpson was in good shape for a double up, which he did after the dealer brought a board      . Sequeira told to the table he had pocket eights.

Daniel Strelitz4,100,000-950,000
Jamie Sequeira1,900,000-750,000
Conrad Simpson620,000-2,155,000