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

Friday, October 29, 2021 to Monday, November 01, 2021

Event #55: COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $3,101,670
  • Entries: 9,399
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Action River Card Favors Truong

A completed board of       was spread across the felt. Kevin Truong checked to Dave Banerjee who slid out a bet of 435,000 into a pot of around 800,000. Truong check-raised all in and Banerjee instantly called off his stack of 1,390,000.

Truong flipped over    for a full house while Banerjee also made his hand on the river with   . Unfortunately for Banerjee, he was eliminated and Truong claimed one of the larger stacks in the room.

Kevin Truong5,940,0005,675,000
Dave Banerjee0-361,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:56 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:54 PM Local Time
Giacopuzzi Forces a Laydown from Ashdown

Harrison Ashdown opened to 200,000 in the cutoff and Rachel Giacopuzzi called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Giacopuzzi led out for 150,000. Ashdown raised to 425,000 and Giacopuzzi called.

The turn brought the   and Giacopuzzi led out again for 500,000 this time. Ashdown called and the   paired the board on the river. Giacopuzzi pushed all in for 1,655,000 and Ashdown asked for a count. Ashdown thought for a moment but decided to send his cards to the muck.

Rachel Giacopuzzi4,010,0003,479,000
Harrison Ashdown2,025,000845,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:50 PM Local Time
Korn Busts One

A player shoved for his last 600,000 and Andres Korn reshoved in the cutoff. The rest of the players folded and the cards were tabled:

Andres Korn:   

Korn had the best starting hand, and improved it throughout a       board into a pair of kings to eliminate his opponent.

Andres Korn2,970,0002,430,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:46 PM Local Time
Santolin Claims Another Victim

Brian Murphy ripped all in for just over 1,000,000 chips from under the gun. Giancarlo Santolin was in the cutoff and re-shoved all in, forcing the rest of the table to fold.

Brian Murphy:   
Giancarlo Santolin:   

Once again, Santolin found himself with the bigger of the two pocket pairs. The board ran out       and Santolin sent another player to the payout desk.

Giancarlo Santolin5,760,0002,110,000
Brian Murphy0-175,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:41 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts
Vincas Tamasauskas4,300,000400,000
Avi Cohen4,240,000-260,000
Carlos Chang4,200,0001,145,000
Kareef Nahid3,850,000-50,000
Kathy Liebert3,800,0002,650,000
Anatolii Zyrin1,850,000-1,960,000
Priscilla Lake1,700,000-1,400,000
Portia McDaniels1,230,000720,000
Garrett Greer800,000440,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time
Small Double Up for Troen

It folded to Jeon Griffin on the button who raised to 325,000. Sebastian Troen called all in in the blinds for his last 310,000 and both players revealed their cards:

Sebastian Troen:   
Jeon Griffin:   

Troen had the dominating hand and a board       fell, giving him a pair of queens and the needed double up.

Jeon Griffin1,880,000-600,000
Sebastian Troen650,000442,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:30 PM Local Time
Santolin Holds the Better Pair

Giancarlo Santolin

A player in early position shoved all in for 1,535,000 and the action folded around to Giancarlo Santolin in the small blind. Santolin threw in a single chip to call and the cards were tabled.

Giancarlo Santolin:   

The board ran out       and Santolin held on to eliminate his opponent and move over three million chips.

Giancarlo Santolin3,650,0003,215,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:27 PM Local Time
Guilford Takes It on the Turn

In a blind versus blind situation, the small blind raised to 240,000 and Timothy Guilford made the call.

Both players checked on the     flop and a   showed up on the turn. after a check from his opponent, Guilford bet 200,000 and it was enough to win the pot without more resistance.

Timothy Guilford5,180,0001,030,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:02 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining players are heading on another 15-minute break.

Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:59 PM Local Time
Nines Are Good for Robertson

The Apprentice runner-up and Boise Boys star Clint Robertson opened and called the all-in raise worth 640,000 of the player next to him to create the following showdown:

Joseph Robertson:   

Roberston's opponent had to win the flip for a double up, but the board fell      , giving a full house on the flop to Roberston and eliminating his opponent.

Clint Robertson1,800,0001,427,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:55 PM Local Time
Guilford Makes the Right Call

There was a raise to 225,000 from under the gun and Timothy Guilford just called on the button. The small blind was left with exactly 225,000 and put the last of his chips in the middle as well.

The flop came     and Guilford was looking at a bet of 400,000 from his opponent. Guilford called and the   paired the board on the turn. This time Guilford was faced with an all-in, putting his stack of 1,270,000 to the test. Guilford went into the tank for a couple of minutes before finally making the call.

Guilford turned over    which was leading his opponent's   . The river was the   and Guilford scooped the large side pot. The all-in player showed ace-high and Guilford also took down the main pot as well.

Timothy Guilford4,150,0003,795,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:53 PM Local Time
Griffin with Aces

A player moved all in for a remaining stack around 600,000 and it was instantly called by Jeon Griffin on the button, who held   .

The initial player, with    in his hand, couldn't find any miracle throughout the       board and made his way to the payout desk.

Jeon Griffin2,480,0001,640,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:44 PM Local Time
Rodriguez Gets a Fold

The player in the hijack opened to 180,000 and Pablo Rodriguez three-bet on the button for 500,000. It came back to the hijack who decided to call and both checked on the     flop.

A   fell on the river and the hijack checked. Rodriguez thought about his move for a minute and bet 435,000. It was enough to get a fold from his opponent.

Pablo Rodriguez2,700,0002,510,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:41 PM Local Time
Tamasauskas Adds More to his Stack

Vincas Tamasauskas

The action started with a raise from the button and Vincas Tamasauskas who called in the big blind.

On the     flop, Tamasauskas check-called the button's continuation bet for 185,000. The same action happened on the   turn, this time for 325,000.

The river was the   and went check-check. Tamasauskas showed    for trips and his opponent mucked.

Vincas Tamasauskas3,900,0001,550,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:27 PM Local Time
Some of the Big Stacks in the Room
Robert Yu4,460,0002,130,000
Frankie Flowers4,400,000-200,000
Julio Escriba4,180,0003,716,000
Michael Lee4,070,0003,890,700
Joseph Malebranche3,900,0002,802,000
Anatolii Zyrin3,810,0002,310,000
Jason Deutsch3,500,0003,160,000
Timothy Miles3,300,000-1,800,000
David Flores3,200,0002,799,000
Priscilla Lake3,100,0001,920,000
Carlos Chang3,055,0002,779,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Huge Pot for Cohen

Andy Spears shoved in early position for 1,150,000 and it folded to Elad Kubi who called in the small blind. Avi Cohen, in the big blind, announced all in for 2,250,000 chips, putting Kubi into a decision. After a few minutes of thinking, Kubi eventually folded, showing   .

Andy Spears:   
Avi Cohen:   

Two of Cohen's outs were already dead and Spear's pair of eights held at first through a board     . However, the river fell the   given a pair of aces to Cohen to take down the big pot and eliminate Spears.

Avi Cohen4,500,0004,499,999
Elad Kubi2,500,000200,000
Andy Spears0-799,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:21 PM Local Time
Gavasci Takes One Out

Martin Gavasci raised to 140,000 in the hijack and the player on his left pushed all in for 580,000 in the cutoff. The action was back on Gavasci who went into the tank for over two minutes before the clock was finally called. Gavasci finally called and the cards were tabled.

Martin Gavasci:   

The flop came     and Gavasci took the lead with a pair of nines. The turn was the   but neither player held a spade in their hand. The   completed the board and Gavasci sent his opponent to the rail.

Martin Gavasci2,900,0001,050,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:10 PM Local Time
Big Triple Up for Sanoubane

David Starr open-shoved under the gun for 745,000 and Bobby Sanoubane reshoved behind for 825,000. The player next to him shoved as well for 1,700,000 total and the rest of the table folded to create a three-way showdown:

David Starr:   
Bobby Sanoubane:   
Third player:   

The flop first brought    , not changing anything, but a   hit the turn, giving a pair of aces to Sanoubane and outs for a flush to the third player. The   fell on the river and Sanoubane's hand held to give him the triple up and eliminate Starr from the event.

Bobby Sanoubane2,600,0001,300,000
David Starr0-1,100,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:00 PM Local Time
Levy Doubles Up Through Dike

James Dike raised to 130,000 in the cutoff and Tzur Levy defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Levy led out by shoving all in for 495,000. Dike asked for a count and then threw in chips to call.

Tzur Levy:   
James Dike:   

Levy flopped top pair but Dike had two over cards and a straight draw. The   and the   runout would not change anything as Levy held on for a double up.

James Dike1,650,0001,264,000
Tzur Levy1,300,000883,000