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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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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:21 AM Local Time
Glaser Leads; Negreanu and Schwartz Return for Day 3 of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship

Benny Glaser

Benny Glaser leads the eight players that will return for the finale of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The final eight will return tomorrow live at PokerGO for the opportunity to take home the WSOP gold bracelet and $297,051 for the victory.

Glaser's last WSOP title came when he went back-to-back in the $1,500 and $10,000 Omaha 8-or-Better events in 2016. He is seeking gold bracelet number four, and he is joined in the final group by fellow bracelet winners Johannes Becker, Farzad Bonyadi, Daniel Negreanu, and Julien Martini. This is Glaser's fifth cash at the 2021 WSOP.

Negreanu will enter Day 3 in the middle of the pack, and the six-time champion will look for an opportunity to jump into contention. He came into Day 2 with one of the smaller stacks and fought hard to bag over a half-million chips with which he will return for the finale.

Jake Schwartz continues his red-hot 2021 WSOP with his 10th cash and his fifth final table. He will return for an opportunity to chase his first WSOP bracelet after several near misses. Schwartz joins Ben Diebold and Dustin Dirksen as the players that will try to win their first title.

Event #49 $10K NL 2-7 Championship Seat Draw

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom2,101,000
2Farzad BonyadiUnited States1,106,000
3Johannes BeckerGermany1,381,000
4Daniel NegreanuCanada517,000
5Dustin DirksenUnited States953,000
6Julien MartiniFrance270,000
7Jake SchwartzUnited States468,000
8Ben DieboldUnited States522,000

Shawn Sheikhan, Mike Gorodinsky, Shaun Deeb, Anthony Zinno and Dan Shak were among the players that cashed but fell short of Day 3.

Day 1 ended with 106 players and the field climbed to 122 when late registration ended at the start of Day 2, up from 91 in 2019. The record-setting field for this tournament generated a prize pool of $1,137,650. The top 8 players returning tomorrow are guaranteed at least $32,162.

Remaining Payouts


The final eight players return on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. and play will continue until there is a winner. Blinds will continue in Level 18 at 8,000/16,000 with an ante of 24,000, and levels will once again last 90 minutes long.

Be sure to join us back here where you can catch all of the updates on tomorrow's finale from the PokerNews live reporting team.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:07 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Benny Glaser2,101,000201,000
Johannes Becker1,381,00031,000
Farzad Bonyadi1,106,000-94,000
Dustin Dirksen953,000-22,000
Ben Diebold522,000-28,000
Daniel Negreanu517,00027,000
Jake Schwartz468,000-82,000
Julien Martini270,00050,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:07 AM Local Time
Day 2 Concludes

The final eight players are now bagging and tagging.

Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:54 AM Local Time
Becker Scoops a Big One

Ben Diebold opened to 25,000 in the cutoff and was called by Benny Glaser on the button and Johannes Becker in the big blind.

Becker drew one, Diebold decided to replace his entire hand and drew five, and Glaser took one off.

Action checked to Glaser, who bet 85,000. Becker then check-raised to 270,000. Diebold folded and Glaser called.

Becker tabled       and Glaser mucked — awarding the pot to Becker.

Benny Glaser1,900,000-250,000
Johannes Becker1,350,000450,000
Ben Diebold550,000-80,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:30 AM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Benny Glaser2,150,000
2Farzad Bonyadi1,200,000
3Johannes Becker900,000
4Daniel Negreanu490,000
5Dustin Dirksen975,000
6Julien Martini220,000
7Jake Schwartz550,000
8Ben Diebold630,000
Benny Glaser2,150,000-75,000
Farzad Bonyadi1,200,000320,000
Dustin Dirksen975,000-325,000
Johannes Becker900,000129,000
Ben Diebold630,000-90,000
Jake Schwartz550,00025,000
Daniel Negreanu490,000-100,000
Julien Martini220,000-152,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:24 AM Local Time
Shawn Sheikhan Eliminated in 9th Place ($32,162)

Shawn Sheikhan

Benny Glaser put in a large bet after the draw that had Shawn Sheikhan covered. Sheikhan called for around 300,000.

Glaser turned over       for number 14 and Sheikhan mucked without showing. Glaser took the pot to eliminate Sheikhan in ninth place while moving over the 2 million chip mark.

Benny Glaser2,225,000425,000
Shawn Sheikhan0-583,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time
Anthony Zinno Eliminated in 10th Place ($25,280)

Anthony Zinno

Benny Glaser opened to 30,000 from the cutoff and action folded to Anthony Zinno in the big blind, who shoved for his last 322,000. Glaser called to put Zinno at risk.

Glaser stood pat and Zinno drew one.

Benny Glaser:      
Anthony Zinno:     / 

Zinno revealed a   — leaving him with a pair and eliminating him in 10th place.

Benny Glaser1,800,0001,079,000
Anthony Zinno0-720,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Dan Shak Eliminated in 11th Place ($25,280)

Dan Shak

Dan Shak shoved for his last 127,000 from the hijack and was called by Daniel Negreanu on the button and Ben Diebold in the small blind.

All three players drew one.

Negreanu and Diebold checked. Diebold drew to a pair of deuces, Shak drew to a pair of sevens, and Negreanu drew to a king-low with a final holding of       — which was good for the pot and elimination of Dan Shak.

Ben Diebold720,000-100,000
Daniel Negreanu590,000190,000
Dan Shak0-420,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Martini Calls Diebold

Ben Diebold raised to 25,000 from the button and Julien Martini called form the big blind.

Both players drew two cards.

Martini checked and Diebold bet 30,000 after the draw. After tanking for a moment, Martini called.

Diebold turned over       and Martini sent the losing hand into the muck.

Ben Diebold655,00055,000
Julien Martini372,00072,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:36 AM Local Time
Dirksen Shows a Bluff

Dustin Dirksen opened to 30,000 from the cutoff and was called by Anthony Zinno in the small blind.

Zinno drew one and Dirksen took two off.

Zinno then led out for 35,000 and Dirksen raised to 90,000. Zinno folded after some thought and Dirksen tabled    as he scooped the pot.

Dustin Dirksen1,300,00028,000
Anthony Zinno720,000-95,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:21 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 18,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Player Break

The final 11 players are now on a break. There will be one more level played tonight before the remaining players break for the day.

Dustin Dirksen1,272,000222,000
Farzad Bonyadi880,000-115,000
Anthony Zinno815,000-230,000
Johannes Becker771,000-150,000
Benny Glaser721,00046,000
Ben Diebold600,000330,000
Shawn Sheikhan583,000133,000
Jake Schwartz525,000115,000
Dan Shak420,000-200,000
Daniel Negreanu400,000-278,000
Julien Martini300,00070,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 12th Place ($20,165)

Shaun Deeb

Dan Shak raised to 25,000 from under the gun and Shaun Deeb called from middle position. Farzad Bonyadi re-raised to 120,000 and Shak folded while Deeb came along.

Both players drew one card.

Deeb checked after the draw and Bonyadi shoved. Deeb was well-covered and he went into the tank for a few minutes before calling.

Bonyadi turned over       for a nine perfect.

"You win," Deeb said as he flashed a ten-low       before tossing his hand in the muck and hitting the rail in 12th place for $20,165.

Farzad Bonyadi995,000435,000
Dan Shak620,000-160,000
Shaun Deeb0-335,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:51 AM Local Time
Matt Vengrin Eliminated in 13th Place ($20,165)

Matt Vengrin

Matt Vengrin shoved for his last 132,000 from the hijack and was called by Benny Glaser in the small blind to be put at risk.

Glaser stood pat and Vengrin drew one.

Matt Vengrin:     / 
Benny Glaser:      

Vengrin peeled a   and was eliminated in 13th place.

Benny Glaser675,000335,000
Matt Vengrin0-300,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:37 AM Local Time
Negreanu Doubles Through Deeb

Daniel Negreanu

Shaun Deeb raised to 21,000 from early position and Daniel Negreanu raised to 58,000 from the cutoff. The rest of the table got out of the way and Deeb called.

Both players drew one card.

Deeb checked the draw and Negreanu shoved for just over 200,000. Deeb called and turned over number seventeen      , but Negreanu tabled number eleven       to find a double late in Day 2.

Daniel Negreanu678,000293,000
Shaun Deeb335,000-405,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
Zinno Pressures Becker, Crosses 1 Million Mark

Anthony Zinno raised to 25,000 and Johannes Becker called from the next seat over. Both players drew one card.

Zinno fired 10,000 after the draw. Becker raised to 135,000 and Zino re-raised to 310,000. Becker went into the tank for a short time before getting away from it.

Zinno dragged the pot to chip above 1 million late in Day 2 action.

Anthony Zinno1,045,000155,000
Johannes Becker921,000-179,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Shak Ships it in

Dan Shak opened to 25,000 on the button and Farzad Bonyadi three-bet to 80,000 in the big blind. Undeterred, Shak announced he was all in and Bonyadi folded after a long tank — conceding the pot to Shak.

Dan Shak780,00080,000
Farzad Bonyadi560,000-70,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:42 PM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 15,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:30 PM Local Time
Player Break

The remaining 13 players are now on a 10-minute break.

Johannes Becker1,100,000102,000
Dustin Dirksen1,050,000145,000
Anthony Zinno890,00054,000
Shaun Deeb740,000152,000
Dan Shak700,000175,000
Farzad Bonyadi470,000-60,000
Shawn Sheikhan450,000-77,000
Jake Schwartz410,000-7,000
Daniel Negreanu385,000-77,000
Benny Glaser340,000-87,000
Matt Vengrin300,000-6,000
Ben Diebold270,000-211,000
Julien Martini230,0005,000
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time
Mike Gorodinsky Eliminated in 14th Place ($20,165)

Mike Gorodinsky

Anthony Zinno raised to 20,000 from early position and Mike Gorodinsky shoved his last 27,000 from the next seat over. Shawn Sheikhan called from the big blind and Zinno came along for the extra 7,000.

Gorodinsky and Sheikhan drew one card and Zinno stood pat.

Sheikhan and Zinno checked the draw and Gorodinsky turned over      . Zinno tabled       to take the pot and Sheikhan mucked his losing hand. Gorodinsky hit the rail in 14th place for $20,165.

Anthony Zinno836,000-24,000
Shawn Sheikhan527,000264,000
Mike Gorodinsky0-103,000