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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 to Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Event #51: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:16 PM Local Time
Gallaher Doubles Twice; Leaves Reichenstein Short

John Gallaher

John Gallaher shoved 640,000 and Uri Reichenstein called.

John Gallaher:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

The flop came    , giving Reichenstein a set and Gallaher the nut flush. Reichenstein couldn't find a paired board as it completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river.

Only a couple of hands later Gallaher shoved again, this time for 1,430,000 and it was Reichenstein who called again.

John Gallaher:   
Uri Reichenstein:   

It was yet again another coinflip and Gallaher flopped the nuts when it came    . The   on the turn meant Reichenstein was drawing dead and the   on the river was just a formality.

John Gallaher3,000,000-25,000,060
Uri Reichenstein15,000-2,685,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:11 PM Local Time
Steve Rosen Eliminated in 18th Place ($24,160)

Steve Rosen was all in and at risk against Brian Rast preflop.

Steve Rosen:   
Brian Rast:   

The board was no help to Rosen, as the pocket tens of Rast were good.

Brian Rast5,175,000980,000
Steve Rosen0-445,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:07 PM Local Time
3 Table Redraw & Chip Counts
SeatTableChip Count 
4061Francisco Benitez3,100,000
4062Sebastien Grax1,700,000
4063Tuan Phan5,000,000
4064Jonas Mackoff2,000,000
4065Matas Cimbolas4,300,000
4066John Racener420,000
4141Rostyslav Sabishchenko1,400,000
4142Mark Soik210,000
4143Uri Reichenstein2,700,000
4144Jun Obara1,700,000
4145Johnathan Holsonback900,000
4146John Gallaher600,000
4211Brian Rast4,195,000
4212Troy Donaldson2,470,000
4213Krishna Vitaldevara1,590,000
4214Alex Kulev2,360,000
4215Nick Yunis3,800,000
4216Steve Rosen445,000
Tuan Phan5,000,0003,550,000
Matas Cimbolas4,300,000300,000
Brian Rast4,195,000-1,205,000
Nick Yunis3,800,0001,700,000
Francisco Benitez3,100,000140,000
Uri Reichenstein2,700,0001,800,000
Troy Donaldson2,470,00070,000
Alex Kulev2,360,00010,000
Jonas Mackoff2,000,0001,680,000
Jun Obara1,700,000-300,000
Sebastien Grax1,700,000100,000
Krishna Vitaldevara1,590,000-10,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko1,400,000-100,000
Johnathan Holsonback900,000-560,000
John Gallaher600,000-13,400,030
Steve Rosen445,000-1,655,000
John Racener420,000-280,000
Mark Soik210,000-390,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:57 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:57 PM Local Time
Kulev Beats the Clock to Double

Alex Kulev had all but one chip of his 1,050,000 stack in the middle and was facing an all-in from Krishna Vitaldevara preflop.

The clock was counting down on Kulev and he made the call with a few seconds left to put himself at risk.

Alex Kulev:   
Krishna Vitaldevara:   

The board came       and Kulev paired an eight on the river to double up.

Alex Kulev2,350,000350,000
Krishna Vitaldevara1,600,000-900,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
Donaldson Snaps Off a Bluff

Matas Cimbolas bet 125,000 on the     flop and Troy Donaldson raised it up to 250,000.

Cimbolas made the call and they saw the turn  . Both players checked to the   river and Cimbolas stuck out a bet of 2,000,000.

Donaldson snap-called for his last 590,000 and revealed   . Cimbolas mucked his    and Donaldson doubled.

Matas Cimbolas4,000,000-900,000
Troy Donaldson2,400,0001,000,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:36 PM Local Time
Benitez Wins Flip to Eliminate Sternberg

Alan Sternberg

All of the chips got in the middle after Francisco Benitez raised the and Alan Sternberg jammed all-in.

Alan Sternberg:   
Francisco Benitez:   

It was a classic coinflip until the flop came    , pairing Benitez's king. The   on the turn and the   on the river meant Sternberg had to stand up from the table.

Francisco Benitez2,960,0001,460,000
Alan Sternberg0-1,000,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:34 PM Local Time
Rast Puts On the Pressure

Brian Rast opened to 160,000 from the cutoff, Tuan Phan called from the button and Rostyslav Sabishchenko called in the big blind.

On the flop    , action checked to Rast who continued for 270,000. Only Sabishchenko called to see the turn  .

Sabishchenko checked and Rast sized up to 525,000 to win by forcing a fold.

Brian Rast5,400,000700,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko1,500,000-380,000
Tuan Phan1,450,000-20,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:31 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Table 411
Krishna Vitaldevara2,500,0000
Alex Kulev2,000,000675,000
Francisco Benitez1,500,000-470,000
John Gallaher1,100,00099,920
Alan Sternberg1,000,000-25,000
Jonas Mackoff320,000-320,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:30 PM Local Time
Holsonback Sucks Out to Eliminate Lewis

Johnathan Holsonback raised under the gun to 175,000 and Romain Lewis ripped the rest of his 330,000 stack in the middle. The action folded back around to Holsonback who quickly called.

Romain Lewis:   
Johnathan Holsonback:   

Lewis was ahead with the queen-kicker but the     flop meant he was going to have to catch up after Holsonback flopped a nine. The   turn and the   were no help though and Lewis was sent to the payout desk.

Johnathan Holsonback1,460,000850,000
Romain Lewis0-735,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Table 410
Nick Yunis2,100,000600,000
Romain Lewis735,000-65,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos700,000300,000
Johnathan Holsonback610,000-40,000
Mark Soik600,000-60,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Table #403
Brian Rast4,700,000300,000
Avraham Azulay2,175,0001,075,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko1,880,000180,000
Sebastien Grax1,600,000-460,000
Tuan Phan1,470,000-830,000
John Racener700,000400,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:22 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:21 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Table 402
Matas Cimbolas4,900,000-350,000
Steve Rosen2,100,000315,000
Jun Obara2,000,000490,000
Troy Donaldson1,400,000415,000
Lachezar Petkov1,000,000-275,000
Uri Reichenstein900,000250,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:01 PM Local Time
Take 15

Players are on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:00 PM Local Time
Cimbolas' Stack Growing

On a flop of     and roughly 300,000 in the middle, Matas Cimbolas checked to Steve Rosen who fired in a bet of 200,000. Cimbolas raised to 450,000 and Rosen made the call.

The   fell on the turn and Cimbolas fired out again, this time for 375,000. Rosen thought about it for a brief moment while eying his stack, and then let his hand go.

Matas Cimbolas5,250,0004,300,000
Steve Rosen1,785,000-215,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:53 PM Local Time
Racener Triples While Andler Falls

Christopher Andler

John Racener open-jammed for 75,000 from the hijack, Christopher Andler three-bet to 375,000 from the cutoff and Brian Rast called from the button.

Andler left himself just 20,000 behind, and checked his option after the     flop hit the felt. Rast tossed out 20,000 and after a clock was called, Andler tossed in his last four chips.

John Racener:   
Christopher Andler:   
Brian Rast:   

Racener took the lead after flopping two-pair while Andler needed to spike his ace or jack on the river, but the   turn followed by the   river ended his tournament while Racener collected his triple-up.

Brian Rast4,400,000-400,000
John Racener300,000-200,000
Christopher Andler0-375,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:50 PM Local Time
Petkov Finds a Call to Chop

Lachezar Petkov

Steve Rosen fired 300,000 into a pot of 400,000 on the river      .

Lachezar Petkov was in the tank and decided on a call.

Rosen turned over    and Petkov showed    to chop the pot.

Steve Rosen2,000,000-190,000
Lachezar Petkov1,275,000350,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:49 PM Local Time
Couple in a Row for Benitez

Francisco Benitez raised the button to 120,000 and Jonas Mackoff defended the big blind.

On the     flop, Mackoff check-folded to the 80,000 continuation bet from Benitez.

The following hand Benitez raised again, this time from the cutoff and only Alan Sternberg made the call In the big blind.

The flop came     and both players checked. The   came on the turn and Sternberg led out for 100,000, which Benitez called.

On the   river, Sternberg led out again, this time sizing to 175,000. After a few moments, Benitez called the bet and Sternberg tabled    for trip fives before being shown the bad news of    from Benitez.

Krishna Vitaldevara2,500,000250,000
Francisco Benitez1,970,0001,250,000
John Gallaher1,520,000-80,000
Alan Sternberg1,025,000-175,000
Jonas Mackoff640,000-710,000
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:40 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Brian Rast4,800,0001,530,000
Tuan Phan2,300,000-800,000
Rostyslav Sabishchenko1,700,000100,000
Avraham Azulay1,100,000-1,300,000
Christopher Andler375,00095,000