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

Saturday, October 30, 2021 to Monday, November 01, 2021

Event #57: Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $839,250
  • Entries: 90
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 1, 2021 4:11 AM Local Time
Wong Takes Huge Chip Lead Into $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Day 3

Danny Wong

Danny Wong cruised through the day in dominating fashion to take an almost 600,000 chip cushion into Monday's final day of Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship.

The day began with 43 players following the end of late registration, making for a total of 90 entries and a prize pool of $746,000. Only eight players remain, with just one besides Wong over a million in chips. Brian Yoon holds that distinction (1,170,000), while Wil Wilkinson is not far behind with 945,000.

Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Final Table

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Danny WongUnited States1,755,000
2Brian YoonUnited States1,170,000
3Wil WilkinsonUnited States945,000
4Don NguyenUnited States565,000
5Jordan SiegelUnited States300,000
6Joao VieiraPortugal290,000
7Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States275,000
8Mike ThorpeUnited States110,000

The night played a bit past the expected end time because bubble play was extended before dinner break, with the final 15 players choosing to postpone dinner until the bubble burst.

A few hands past the scheduled dinner time, Anthony Zinno became the bubble boy as he was eliminated in a hand versus Joao Vieira.

Once the bubble burst, those that made the money but didn't survive the night included Mike Matusow (14th - $16,552), Shaun Deeb (13th - $16,552), Daniel Zack (12th - $20,057), Michael Trivett (11th - $20,057), Nathan Gamble (10th - $20,057), and Dan Smith (9th - $24,910).

Plenty of other stars unfortunately fell short of the money including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Jake Schwartz, and Adam Owen.

For those that survived the day and will play for the bracelet Monday, they'll all be chasing Wong, who seemingly couldn't lose a hand, even when challenged by Yoon who was the only person who could conceivably catch him as the night went on.

Play will resume at 2:00 pm local time on the outer feature tables of the Thunderdome. They'll begin on Level 18 with blinds of 10,000 and 20,000 and betting limits of 20,000 and 40,000, and play down to a winner, who will take home $240,341 and that highly sought after WSOP gold bracelet.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this and every event from the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Monday, November 1, 2021 3:10 AM Local Time
End of Night Chip Counts

Danny Wong

Danny Wong is the dominant chip leader as play has wrapped up on Day 2 with eight players left.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

Danny Wong1,755,000125,000
Brian Yoon1,170,000240,000
Wil Wilkinson945,000285,000
Don Nguyen565,00095,000
Jordan Siegel300,00044,000
Joao Vieira290,000145,000
Brandon Shack-Harris275,000-350,000
Mike Thorpe110,000-165,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 3:01 AM Local Time
Thorpe Stands Pat; Vieira Calls

Mike Thorpe

Mike Thorpe raised from late position and Joao Vieira called from one of the blinds. Both players drew two cards.

Vieira checked the first draw and called a bet from Thorpe.

Vieira drew two cards.

"Are you pat?" Thorpe asked. "Because I am."

"Are you bluffing?" Vieira replied.


Vieira checked the second draw and called another bet from Thorpe. Vieira took one card on the third draw.

"Do you know what the fun thing about my hand is?" Thorpe continued. "I'm still pat. Are you drawing live is the question."

Vieira bet after the third draw and Thorpe snap-called.

"Fours," Vieira said.

"Fours!?" Thorpe shouted. "Why are you betting fours!"

Thorpe turned over       to take the pot with a number 11.

"I was going to check back," Thorpe promised.

Mike Thorpe275,00075,000
Joao Vieira145,000-80,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:51 AM Local Time
Mike Thorpe "Foda-se"

Mike Thorpe

Mike Thorpe was recently all-in for his tournament life against Portuguese star Joao Vieira.

The action saw Vieira raise the button and Thorpe call in the big blind from a shrinking stack.

Each player then drew two cards, and Thorpe led out with a bet, which Vieira called.

Thorpe then drew one while Vieira took two. Thorpe continued betting and was then raised all-in by Vieira. Thorpe called, with his tournament life at risk.

He was in great shape though as he patted his hand versus Vieira's one-card draw. Thorpe turned over      , which Vieira was drawing dead to.

As the hand played out, Thorpe asked Vieira to teach him the Portuguese version of a certain word that starts with 'F' if he won, which Vieira told him was "foda-se". Throughout the day Thorpe had been happily announcing the other word when he won a pot, but in this instance, in honour of his defeated Portuguese tablemate, Thorpe bellowed "I foda-se!!", which echoed throughout the almost empty Amazon room.

Joao Vieira225,000-115,000
Mike Thorpe200,000-16,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:37 AM Local Time
Dan Smith Eliminated in 9th Place ($24,910)

Dan Smith

Dan Smith shoved his last 30,000 and found two callers, Brian Yoon in the next seat over and Brandon Shack-Harris in late position.

Smith and Yoon took two cards while Shack-Harris drew one.

Yoon checked and called a bet from Shack-Harris.

Smith and Shack-Harris drew one card and Yoon took two on the second draw.

Yoon and Shack-Harris checked after the second draw. Smith and Shack-Harris took one again and Yoon drew two.

Yoon bet the third draw and Shack-Harris folded. Yoon turned over a nine-perfect      . Smith tabled       for a straight and was eliminated from the tournament in ninth place for $24,910.

Brian Yoon930,000-30,000
Brandon Shack-Harris625,0000
Dan Smith0-120,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:28 AM Local Time
Nathan Gamble Eliminated in 10th Place ($20,057)

Nathan Gamble

From his short stack, Nathan Gamble raised in early position and was three-bet by Wil Wilkinson in late position. Joao Vieira called from the big blind and Gamble called as well.

Vieira drew two, as did Gamble, while Wilkinson took just one.

Vieira and Gamble checked to Wilkinson who continued his aggression with another bet. Both players called.

Vieira and Gamble again drew two, while Wilkinson still drew one.

Again action was checked to Wilkinson who bet once more. This time Vieira folded, but Gamble went ahead and committed his final 20,000 chips.

Gamble still needed to draw one, while Wilkinson now stood pat and rolled over      .

Even before looking at his final card, Gamble started lobbing his hand into the muck, signalling the end of his run in this tournament.

Wil Wilkinson660,000155,000
Joao Vieira340,000-100,000
Nathan Gamble0-165,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:16 AM Local Time
Michael Trivett Eliminated in 11th Place ($20,057)

Michael Trivett

Michael Trivett shoved his last 25,000 from under the gun and Joao Vieira three-bet from the button. Wil Wilkinson called and joined the side pot with Vieira.

Trivett drew one while Vieira and Wilkinson drew two.

After the first draw, Wilkinson checked and called a bet from Vieira.

Trivett drew one, Vieira drew one, and Wilkinson drew two.

On the second draw, Wilkinson checked again. Vieira bet and Wilkinson check-called.

Trivett was pat on the third draw and both Vieira and Wilkinson drew one.

Wilkinson bet the final draw and Vieira folded.

"I know that look," Trivett said as Wilkinson turned over       for the nut low.

Trivett mucked his cards and was eliminated in 11th place for $20,057.

Wil Wilkinson505,0000
Joao Vieira440,000205,000
Michael Trivett0-175,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:57 AM Local Time
Gamble's Monumental Moment

Nathan Gamble

"This is a monumental moment," Gamble said to the table as he raised from under the gun. There was not much acknowledgement from the table of the moment and action folded around to Joao Vieira on the big blind. Gamble had around 55,000 left and Vieira was thinking it over.

Mike Thorpe began to question the players in the hand.

"What is going through your mind right now?"

Gamble explained that they were thinking about how the bets would play out, and at what point in the hand he might commit all of his chips.

"I don't think," Thorpe said.

On the first draw, Gamble took two and Vieira drew three. Vieira bet and Gamble called.

Both players took one on the second draw and checked.

On the third draw, both players took one. Vieira checked and Gamble bet. He had just one 5,000 chip behind.

Vieira thought it over.

"This is a good spot for a bluff," he said as he called.

Gamble turned over       and Vieira mucked his hand.

Michael Trivett offered support to Gamble.

"Us gingers are hard to kill."

"Yes! Make sure that ends up on PokerNews," Gamble said.

Joao Vieira235,000-150,000
Nathan Gamble165,00085,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:57 AM Local Time
Chip Leaders Tangle; Wong Comes Out on Top

Chip leader Danny Wong continues to surge, this time at the expense of the player second in chips, Brian Yoon.

First, Wong raised in early position and was called by Yoon in the big blind.

Yoon drew three, one, and one while Wong drew two, two and then patted.

Yoon bet all three streets including the final street despite Wong having patted his hand while he had just drawn one.

Wong called each street, including the last bet, where Yoon declared "pair", and Wong showed      .

Wong caught Yoon snowing again shortly after, when Yoon patted his hand and Wong drew one on the end. Yoon bet, and again was called by Wong.

"Bluff" said Yoon. Wong then showed a winning      

Danny Wong1,630,000170,000
Brian Yoon960,000-150,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:32 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:29 AM Local Time
Thorpe Checks Dark; Makes Number 6

Mike Thorpe

Just before the break, Jordan Siegel raised from middle position and Mike Thorpe called from one of the blinds. Both players drew two.

Thorpe checked the first draw and called a bet from Siegel. Both players took one card on the second draw and checked.

Both players drew one card on the third draw and Thorpe checked in the dark.

"I have an amazing draw," said Thorpe to Siegel. Siegel put out a bet and Thorpe checked his draw and called quickly.

"I made number six," he said while turning over      . Siegel threw the losing hand in the muck.

But Thorpe wasn't done.

"I checked dark! I didn't want to hurt you," he said to Siegel. "You should've checked back!"

"I thought about reraising," Thorpe said to curious players at the other table.

Dan Smith objected.

"That's a lie. You immediately said what you had!"

"Ok, maybe."

Jordan Siegel256,000-89,000
Mike Thorpe216,0001,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:29 AM Local Time
Chip Counts at Final Break
Danny Wong1,460,00020,000
Brian Yoon1,110,000240,000
Brandon Shack-Harris625,000-40,000
Wil Wilkinson505,000285,000
Don Nguyen470,000-190,000
Joao Vieira385,000-77,000
Jordan Siegel345,000-14,000
Mike Thorpe215,00035,000
Michael Trivett175,000-74,000
Dan Smith120,00015,000
Nathan Gamble80,000-53,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:12 AM Local Time
Nguyen Survives "Hurricane Danny"

Danny Wong has been dubbed "Hurricane Danny" by his tablemates as he's continued dominating the tournament and built by far the largest stack in the room.

Don Nguyen recently played a huge pot with him and lived to tell the tale.

Wong raised the button and got three-bet by Nguyen in the big blind. Wong called.

Nguyen drew two cards, while Wong drew three. Nguyen then bet and got raised by Wong. Nguyen called.

Nguyen still needed to draw one, but Wong drilled his first draw and stood pat.

Nguyen checked to Wong who bet, but was then met with a check-raise from Nguyen. Wong called.

Both players patted, and the pot was now huge, with the potential to launch Wong close to two million if he was the victor.

It got even bigger as Nguyen bet and was raised by Wong. Nguyen just called and both players then turned over       to chop the huge pot.

Danny Wong1,440,000255,000
Don Nguyen660,000280,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:04 AM Local Time
Siegel Wins with Queen-Low

Jordan Siegel

Michael Trivett raised from the small blind and Jordan Siegel called from the big blind. Both players drew two.

Trivett checked the first draw and called Siegel's bet. Siegel drew one and Trivett took two.

After the second draw, Trivett checked and once again called Siegel's bet.

Both players drew one on the third draw and checked.

"King," said Trivett.

Siegel turned over       to beat the king-low and take the pot.

Jordan Siegel359,000121,000
Michael Trivett249,000-101,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Daniel Zack Eliminated in 12th Place ($20,057)

Dan Zack

With a pair of very short stacks yet to act, Don Nguyen raised. Dan Smith moved all-in for his last 30,000, and in the big blind, Daniel Zack called for his last 17,000.

Zack had the support of Mike Thorpe, who held his hand through the all-in ordeal, but he would need more than Thorpe's support as he started by drawing four cards. Nguyen and Smith each drew two behind him.

On the second draw, Zack improved to a two-card draw, but Nguyen stood pat and Smith drew just one.

On the final round, Zack was down to a one-card draw, while both his opponents patted.

Smith showed that he had made      , giving him a high chance of a triple-up, especially after Nguyen mucked. Zack showed     , with a chance to draw a deuce to win and survive.

He squeezed a none-across, giving him a chance of hitting that deuce, but it turned out to be another  , ending his night in 12th place.

Don Nguyen380,000-68,000
Dan Smith105,000-255,000
Daniel Zack0-233,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:38 AM Local Time
Thorpe Survives With an Ace

Mike Thorpe raised in the small blind and got three-bet by Michael Trivett in the big blind. Thorpe called with his short stack.

Thorpe drew two cards while Trivett took one. Thorpe then check-called a bet from Trivett, leaving himself just over one big bet behind.

Again Thorpe drew two versus Trivett's one card draw. Thorpe then check-raised all-in after Trivett bet, and Trivett called.

The hands were tabled as each was drawing one.

Mike Thorpe:     
Michael Trivett:     

Each player had strong draws and Trivett revealed his final draw card first for the sweat. He turned up an  , leaving Thorpe live to any non-pairing card.

He got just that as he also turned up an   making a winning      .

Michael Trivett350,000-11,000
Mike Thorpe180,00087,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:29 AM Local Time
Vieira Calls Gamble

Nathan Gamble raised from under the gun and Wil Wilkinson three-bet from middle position. Joao Vieira called from the big blind and Gamble came along.

Gamble took two, Vieira and Wilkinson each took one.

Vieira and Gamble checked the first draw. Wilkinson bet and they both called. Each player took one card on the second draw.

All three players checked the second draw.

After the third draw, Vieira checked again. Gamble bet and Wilkinson folded.

"I always have to do the dirty work," Vieira said as he called.

"Sevens," said Gamble.

Vieira turned over       to take the pot while Gamble mucked what was left of the losing hand.

Joao Vieira462,00082,000
Wil Wilkinson220,000-173,000
Nathan Gamble133,000-67,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:14 AM Local Time
Vieira Quickly Goes from Short Stack to Healthy

Joao Viera

Joao Vieira was on the verge of elimination recently but has surged back to a decent-sized stack after a pair of wins.

First, Vieira won a three-way pot versus Nathan Gamble and Wil Wilkinson, when he was all-in on the second post-draw betting round with just Gamble to beat after Wilkinson folded.

Vieira showed       while Gamble was drawing to     , but picked up a   for a straight.

Shortly after, the same trio did battle again in an even bigger pot.

Vieira raised in the cutoff, Gamble three-bet the button, and Wilkinson cold-called from the small blind before Vieira also called.

Wilkinson drew one card, while his opponents drew two. Betting then got wild as Wilkinson bet and got raised by Vieira, Gamble called, and Wilkinson then put in a third bet which both opponents called.

Wilkinson stood pat while the others drew one. Again, Wilkinson led and got raised by Vieira. This time Gamble opted to fold, later saying he had made a rough eight. Wilkinson called.

Both remaining players then patted, and Wilkinson checked to Vieira, who bet. After a quick bit of thought, Wilkinson opted to fold, shipping the huge pot to Vieira.

Wil Wilkinson393,000-157,000
Joao Vieira380,000313,000
Nathan Gamble200,000-132,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Wong Takes from Smith

Danny Wong

Dan Smith raised from the cutoff and Danny Wong three-bet from the small blind. Smith called and drew two cards. Wong drew one.

Wong bet after the draw and Smith called. Both players drew one card on the second draw.

Wong bet again after the second draw and Smith called once more. Smith took one card and Wong stood pat.

Both players checked after the first draw and Wong turned over       to win the pot. Smith mucked the losing hand.

Danny Wong1,185,00060,000
Dan Smith360,000-72,000
Sunday, October 31, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0