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

Monday, October 25, 2021 to Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Event #49: No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,137,650
  • Entries: 122
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:29 AM Local Time
Sam Soverel Leads Day 1 of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship

Sam Soverel

Day 1 of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship has been played to completion with Sam Soverel emerging as the current chip leader with 454,500 in chips after 10 levels of play. Soverel is a regular in high-stakes tournaments and has amassed more than $16 million in live-tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. Soverel will be looking to earn his second WSOP gold bracelet. His first bracelet came back in 2016 after he took down a $1,000 Omaha event. Not too far behind Soverel is fellow gold-bracelet winner Johannes Becker, who managed to bag 373,000 in chips by the day's end.

Day 1 got underway with just 11 players but would gradually build throughout the day until eventually topping the 91-player field from the same event in 2019 and ending at 106 entrants. That number is expected to grow as late registration is still available up until the start of Day 2.

As expected in any championship event, the field was laden with notables. Some who bagged into Day 2 include Julien Martini (338,500), Dan Shak (190,500), James Chen (149,000), Matt Vengrin (210,500), Chris Vitch (83,000), Scott Seiver (99,500), Nick Schulman (90,000), Ryan Leng (74,500), Benny Glaser (290,500) and Saya Ono (125,000), who is thus far the only female to enter the event.

A few less fortunate, having busted twice and thus ineligible to re-enter, include Jake Daniels, Michael Noori, Galen Hall and Phil Hellmuth, who will have to wait until another event to continue his stellar WSOP run this year.

Day 2 will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time. Play will begin at level 11 (1,500/3,000 with a 4,500 big blind ante) and is scheduled to play down until five players remain. Players will receive 10-minute breaks after every two hour-long levels and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 14 (approximately 8:30 p.m.)

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring all the No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw action leading to another WSOP champion!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:29 AM Local Time
Seat Draw For Day 2

This is the current seat draw for Day 2. Late registration is open until the start of the day's play, so expect some additions.

Amazon4271Julien MartiniFrance338,500
Amazon4272Paul VolpeUnited States78,500
Amazon4273Johnny ChanUnited States21,500
Amazon4275Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom290,500
Amazon4277John MonnetteUnited States64,500
Amazon4281Cary KatzUnited States114,500
Amazon4282Ian O'HaraUnited States119,000
Amazon4285Charles SinnUnited States85,000
Amazon4286Joao VieiraPortugal59,500
Amazon4287Nick SchulmanUnited States90,000
Amazon4292Ryan LengUnited States71,500
Amazon4294David McGowanUnited States269,500
Amazon4295Jason PapastavrouUnited States90,500
Amazon4296Ian SteinmanUnited States118,500
Amazon4297Jeff LennonUnited States96,500
Amazon4301Andrew KelsallUnited States146,000
Amazon4303Mike GorodinskyUnited States64,500
Amazon4304George WolffUnited States199,000
Amazon4306Benjamin DieboldUnited States277,500
Amazon4307Samuel SpiwakUnited States65,000
Amazon4362Daniel NegreanuCanada59,500
Amazon4363Shawn SheikhanUnited States202,500
Amazon4365Mike WattelUnited States97,000
Amazon4366Sam SoverelUnited States454,500
Amazon4367Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil36,500
Amazon4372Joshua FarisUnited States129,500
Amazon4373Saya OnoUnited States125,500
Amazon4374Dustin DirksenUnited States157,000
Amazon4375Christopher VitchUnited States83,000
Amazon4376Tobias SchwechtAuatria137,500
Amazon4377Wil WilkinsonUnited States30,500
Amazon4381Yuval BronshteinIsrael225,500
Amazon4382Johannes BeckerGermany373,500
Amazon4383Scott SeiverUnited States99,500
Amazon4384Farzad BonyadiUnited States215,500
Amazon4385Maxx ColemanUnited States158,500
Amazon4386Matt VengrinUnited States210,500
Amazon4391James ChenTaiwan149,000
Amazon4392Bradley BermanUnited States123,000
Amazon4393Dan ShakUnited States190,500
Amazon4395Brian RastUnited States47,500
Amazon4396Randy OhelUnited States119,500
Amazon4397Shaun DeebUnited States302,500
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:13 AM Local Time
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Play has ended for the day and players are bagging their chips. Stay tuned for a full recap of today's action.

Sam Soverel454,50044,500
Johannes Becker373,500373,500
Julien Martini338,500118,500
Shaun Deeb302,50063,000
Benny Glaser290,50015,500
Benjamin Diebold277,500
David McGowan269,500206,400
Yuval Bronshtein225,500500
Farzad Bonyadi215,500168,400
Matt Vengrin210,500210,500
Shawn Sheikhan202,500-18,500
George Wolff199,00087,000
Dan Shak190,50035,500
Maxx Coleman158,50038,500
Dustin Dirksen157,000-11,000
James Chen149,00057,000
Andrew Kelsall146,000
Tobias Schwecht137,50052,500
Joshua Faris129,5008,500
Saya Ono125,500-96,000
Bradley Berman123,00088,000
Randy Ohel119,500-23,500
Ian O'Hara119,0004,000
Ian Steinman118,50058,500
Cary Katz114,50032,000
Scott Seiver99,50054,300
Mike Wattel97,00088,500
Jeff Lennon96,500-48,500
Jason Papastavrou90,5009,500
Nick Schulman90,000-17,500
Charles Sinn85,000
Christopher Vitch83,000
Paul Volpe78,500-1,500
Ryan Leng71,500-90,500
Samuel Spiwak65,000
John Monnette64,5004,500
Mike Gorodinsky64,500-90,500
Daniel Negreanu59,500-30,500
Joao Vieira59,500-153,500
Brian Rast47,500
Yuri Dzivielevski36,500-140,000
Wil Wilkinson30,500-26,500
Johnny Chan21,500-128,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:56 AM Local Time
Four More Hands

The tournament staff has just announced each table will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
Sheikhan Beats Riess

Ryan Riess was all in for around 35,000 and Shawn Sheikhan was the lone caller.

Riess drew one and Sheikhan stood pat.

Ryan Riess:      /  
Shawn Sheikhan:      

Riess was live but he peeled a   to make a pair and he was headed for the rail. Sheikhan chipped above 200K as Day 2 draws to a close.

Shawn Sheikhan221,000169,100
Ryan Riess0-44,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:45 AM Local Time
Negreanu Gets a Fold

Action folded around to the blinds, where Paul Volpe raised to 8,000 from the small. Daniel Negreanu called in the big.

Volpe stood pat and Negreanu drew one. Volpe then checked to Negreanu, who bet 12,500.

Volpe folded after a bit of thought and Negreanu collected the pot.

Daniel Negreanu90,00015,000
Paul Volpe80,000-6,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:39 AM Local Time
Glaser Ousts Baker

Benny Glaser

David "ODB" Baker raised to 7,000 from the button and Benny Glaser three-bet to 26,000 from the small blind.

Baker thought for a moment before he grabbed the all-in button and placed it on his stack. The dealer counted out 109,500 while Glaser spent the time to think it over. Glaser called and stayed pat. Baker drew one.

David "ODB" Baker:      /  
Benny Glaser:      

Baker was live but he peeled a queen and Glaser's eight-seven held to take a big pot late in Day 1.

Benny Glaser275,000183,000
David "ODB" Baker0-151,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:28 AM Local Time
O'Hara Takes From Volpe

Ian O'Hara raised to 10,000 from the small blind and was called by Paul Volpe in the big.

O'Hara drew one and Volpe took two off. Both players then checked.

O'Hara tabled       and Volpe tossed his cards into the muck.

Ian O'Hara115,000115,000
Paul Volpe77,000-28,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:24 AM Local Time
Deeb and Ono Chipping Up; Smith and Chait Shipping Out
Shaun Deeb239,50069,500
Saya Ono221,5000
Craig Chait0-110,000
Dan Smith0-70,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:16 AM Local Time
Zack Busted by Lennon

Jeff Lennon opened to 6,500 in the cutoff and action folded to Dan Zack in the big blind, who placed his last 52,000 into the middle. Lennon called.

Zack stood pat and Lennon tanked for some time before also deciding to stand pat.

"You win," Zack said as he fanned out      . Zack was correct, as Lennon held       — which was enough to eliminate Zack from the tournament.

Jeff Lennon145,00070,000
Dan Zack00
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:09 AM Local Time
Hellmuth Out Again

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth shoved from the small blind for around 14,000 and Darren Elias called from the button.

Phil Hellmuth:      /  
Darren Elias:      /  

Both players drew one card. Elias peeled first and saw a  , rendering Hellmuth's card powerless to win the hand. It was   anyways, and Hellmuth headed for the door.

Darren Elias200,00065,000
Phil Hellmuth0-49,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:05 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 1,000/2,500
Ante: 3,500
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:54 AM Local Time
Gorodinsky Shoves

With three-way action and around 50,000 in the pot, Ryan Leng stood pat while Benny Glaser and Mike Gorodinsky each drew one card.

Glaser checked after the draw and Gorodinsky shoved more than 90,000 into the middle. Leng folded quickly and Glaser thought it over for a moment before getting away. Gorodinsky's shove earned him a big pot to chip up above 150K.

Ryan Leng162,00013,500
Mike Gorodinsky155,00083,000
Benny Glaser92,00070,900
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:37 AM Local Time
Faris Shows a Bluff; Collects 16 Dollars

Joshua "Kenji" Faris

Ryan Riess opened to 5,000 from the lojack and was three-bet to 20,000 by Joshua Faris in the small blind. Riess called.

Both players stood pat and Faris slid out a stack of 5k-denomination chips, which was enough to put Ryan Riess all in for his last 44,000.

Riess went deep into the tank and eventually let his hand go.

"Twenty dollars to show," Faris proposed to Riess, who agreed.

Faris tabled      .

"Nice hand," Riess replied. "I had a nine."

Riess then reached into his wallet and handed Faris a ten-dollar bill, a five-dollar bill, and a one-dollar bill.

"It's all I have," Riess said as he handed it to Faris.

Joshua Faris121,000-4,000
Ryan Riess44,00012,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:30 AM Local Time
Baker Beats Kassela

Frank Kassela

Frank Kassela raised to 6,000 from under the gun and Wil Wilkinson called. David "ODB" Baker three-bet to 35,000 and Kassela four-bet jammed for around 65,000. Wilkinson got out of the way and Baker called with Kassela covered.

Frank Kassela:      /  
David "ODB" Baker:      

Baker stood pat and Kassela drew one, but he was drawing dead. It was an   and Kassela hit the rail.

David "ODB" Baker151,000151,000
Frank Kassela0-146,500
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:19 AM Local Time
Over 100 Entrants

The field is now up to 101 entrants, which is a surprising increase over the 91 that entered this event in 2019 given the overall reduction in field size throughout this year's World Series of Poker.

Registration will remain open until the beginning of play on Day 2.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:16 AM Local Time
Negreanu Shoves

Maxx Coleman opened to 5,000 in the cutoff and was called by Daniel Negreanu in the small blind.

Both players drew one and then Negreanu shoved for a bit over 30,000. Coleman let his hand go and Negreanu collected the pot.

Maxx Coleman120,00047,500
Daniel Negreanu43,000-13,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:06 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 3,000
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:45 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on the final 15-minute break of the evening. Two levels remain until the end of Day 1.

Julien Martini220,000148,000
AJ Kelsall179,000179,000
Yuri Dzivielevski176,500-13,500
Shaun Deeb170,000-43,000
Dan Shak155,000-30,000
Johnny Chan149,50064,100
Ryan Leng148,50083,000
Frank Kassela146,50061,500
Randy Ohel143,00027,000
Darren Elias135,000-5,500
Joshua Faris125,00056,600
George Wolff112,000-16,000
Nick Schulman107,50053,500
Yuval Bronshtein96,5004,100
Chris Vitch93,00035,000
James Chen92,000-28,000
Tobias Schwecht85,000-1,600
Jason Papastavrou81,000-7,000
John Monnette60,00017,000
Erik Seidel58,000-40,400
Mike Matusow56,100-20,900
Daniel Negreanu56,000-57,800
Shawn Sheikhan51,9009,900
Phil Hellmuth49,000-11,000
Scott Seiver45,200-2,800
Bradley Berman35,000-36,000
Ryan Riess32,00014,000
Benny Glaser21,100-29,900
Monday, October 25, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time
Glaser Gets Some Chips

Benny Glaser

Benny Glaser opened to 4,500 on the button and was called by Dustin Dirksen in the small blind.

"This is how you win tournaments," Dirksen said to Glaser. "You steal all the blinds."

Dirksen drew two and Glaser stood pat.

"Uh oh," Dirksen remarked.

Both players checked and Dirksen showed he held a pair of queens. Glaser showed down       and scooped the pot.

Dustin Dirksen168,000-2,000
Benny Glaser51,00051,000