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

Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Event #59: TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold'em

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:26 AM Local Time
Team Newman Leads Final 10 in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team

Michael Newman - Robert Ormont

Day 2 has wrapped up in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team with 10 teams remaining and Team Newman bagging the chip lead. Michael Newman and Robert Ormont will head into the third and final day of the tournament with a stack of 2,960,000, in front of duos Tomer Wolf and David Landell (1,900,000) and Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi (1,700,000).

Other teams that survived Day 2 include Team Erdwurm, Team Babbitt, and the father-daughter duo of Amanda Botfeld and David Botfeld.

Unofficial Final Table Seat Draw

 1Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones850,000
 2Michael Newman - Robert Ormont2,960,000
 3Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi1,315,000
 4Tomer Wolf - David Landell1,900,000
 5Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld790,000
 6Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,345,000
 7Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach1,065,000
 8Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,700,000
 9Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs430,000
 10Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher455,000

The duo of Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks made it deep in the day and were eliminated in 27th place when they ran pocket kings into the pocket aces of Team Wolf. Melanie Weisner and Xuan Liu of Team Weisner made it to the final two tables but were sent home in 18th place when their king-queen couldn't fare against the ace-ten of Team Erdwurm.

Other partnerships that didn't make it through the day include Mike Watson and Sarah Goddard, Asi Moshe and Uri Yochelman, and Stephen Song and Brock Wilson.

Day 3 will commence on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time and will play down to a winning team. Each member of the winning team will earn $56,683 and a WSOP bracelet.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to report on the tournament action.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
Michael Newman - Robert Ormont2,960,000460,000
Tomer Wolf - David Landell1,900,000310,000
Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,700,000400,000
Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,345,000-375,000
Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi1,315,000690,000
Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach1,065,000-135,000
Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones850,000-75,000
Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld790,000-710,000
Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher455,000-85,000
Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs430,000-1,470,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:24 AM Local Time
Team Adam Makes a Tough Call

Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi

Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter raised to 55,000 in early position and Michael Newman of Team Newman made the call in the hijack. Vidur Sethi of Team Adam called in the cutoff and Holly Babbitt of Team Babbitt completed in the big blind.

The flop came     and once checked to Dighlawi he continued for 40,000. Sethi raised to 125,000 and only Dighalawi came along to see the   on the turn.

Both players quickly checked and on the   river, Dighlawi fired out a bet of 240,000. Sethi tanked for a full 3 minutes as the clock winded down to end the night. He finally put in the chips to call and Dighlawi instantly said, "Good call," as he tabled   .

Sethi took down the pot as he tabled   .

Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,700,000400,000
Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi1,315,000690,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Redraw
 4141Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones925,000
 4142Michael Newman - Robert Ormont3,160,000
 4143Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi910,000
 4144Tomer Wolf - David Landell2,015,000
 4145Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld970,000
 4146Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,125,000
 4147Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach1,060,000
 4148Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,860,000
 4149Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs280,000
 41410Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher430,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:52 AM Local Time
Team Divittorio Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,882)

Mariano Divittorio - Eric Horn

Eric Horn of Team Divittorio open-shoved a short stack in late position and Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter called in the big blind.

Eric Horn:   
Samy Dighlawi:   

The flop of     put Horn in front with a pair of jacks, but the   on the turn gave Dighlawi a set and the   on the river didn't change things.

Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,900,000600,000
Mariano Divittorio - Eric Horn0-700,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:38 AM Local Time
Team Bigham Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,562)

Vernon Bigham - Mark Brodsky

Vernon Bigham of Team Bigham shoved preflop for his remaining 300,000 and Micahel Babbitt of Team Babbitt made the call.

Bigham's    ran into    and he couldn't catch up, sending Team Bigham home in 12th place for $5,562.

Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,720,000540,000
Vernon Bigham - Mark Brodsky0-300,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time
Team Wells Eliminated in 13th Place ($5,562)

Cody Wells - Eric Salazar

Team Wells was short-stacked and went all-in preflop. Mike Ruter of Team Ruter called.

Team Wells:   
Mike Ruter:   

Ruter was ahead with ace-high and stayed ahead as the board ran out       to send Team Wells out in 13th place.

Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,300,000515,000
Cody Wells - Eric Salazar0-330,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:29 AM Local Time
Chip Counts at Table 421
Tomer Wolf - David Landell1,590,00090,000
Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach1,200,000-40,000
Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,180,000-220,000
Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones925,000425,000
Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi625,000115,000
Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs590,000398,000
Vernon Bigham - Mark Brodsky300,00030,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:19 AM Local Time
Team Divittorio Doubles

Eric Horn of Team Divittorio moved all-in for around 300,000 and Amanda Botfeld of Team Botfeld called.

Eric Horn:   
Amanda Botfeld:   

Botfeld was dominated but took the lead with two pair on the turn with the board reading     . But the river brought the   to give Horn a better two pair and save the team from elimination.

Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld1,500,000-400,000
Mariano Divittorio - Eric Horn700,000293,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:14 AM Local Time
Dighlawi Shows the Straight

Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter raised to 50,000 on the button and Amanda Botfeld of Team Botfeld three-bet next to act to 135,000 and only Dighlawi called.

Both players checked the     flop and   turn.

The   hit the river and Botfeld checked once more and Dighlawi instantly fired in 300,000. Botfeld surrendered and he tabled    for the nut straight.

Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld1,900,000800,000
Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi785,000-35,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:03 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
Color-Up Break

The remaining players are on a 15-minute color-up break.

Monday, November 1, 2021 11:47 PM Local Time
Team Lee Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,576)

Hwany Lee - Sangyeong Hwang

On the turn with the board showing     , Hwany Lee of Team Lee bet 200,000 and Michael Newman of Team Newman jammed all-in. Lee called off his stack of 972,000 and Newman had him covered.

Team Lee:   
Team Newman:   

Lee had turned a set of queens while Newman turned the nut flush and the   on the river was a brick, sending a monster pot to Newman and eliminating Team Lee in 14th Place.

Michael Newman - Robert Ormont2,500,0001,100,000
Hwany Lee - Sangyeong Hwang0-380,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:41 PM Local Time
Team Kim Eliminated in 16th Place ($3,836); Team Luther Eliminated in 15th Place ($4,576)

Minkyun Kim - Sun Choi

Minkyun Kim of Team Kim open-shoved a short stack in middle position and Kunal Patni of Team Luther re-shoved as the player next to act. The action folded to Amanda Botfeld of Team Botfeld in the big blind.

"This is probably a bad call," Botfeld said before calling.

Minkyun Kim:   
Kunal Patni:   
Amanda Botfeld:   

The board ran out       and Botfeld maintained the best hand to eliminate two players. Kim had the shorter stack and was eliminated in 16th place while Patni was out in 15th place.

Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld1,100,00070,000
Minkyun Kim - Sun Choi0-170,000
Nikita Luther - Kunal Patni0-250,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:26 PM Local Time
Team An Eliminated in 17th Place ($3,836)

Jaeheung An - Simon Steedman

Jaeheung An of Team An got all-in preflop against Team Newman.

Jaeheung An:   
Team Newman:   

An's pocket tens were pipped by the pocket jacks of Team Newman. An and partner Simon Steedman were eliminated when the board ran out      .

Michael Newman - Robert Ormont1,400,000100,000
Jaeheung An - Simon Steedman0-780,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:22 PM Local Time
Team Weisner Eliminated in 18th Place ($3,836)

Melanie Weisner - Xuan Liu

Melanie Weisner of Team Weisner was wounded after running a river bluff with ten-high and getting called by a rivered top pair of Holly Babbitt of Team Babbitt.

A few hands later, Weisner was all-in and at risk on a flop of     against Team Erdwurm.

Melanie Weisner:   
Team Erdwurm:   

Team Erdwurm had ace-high and Weisner couldn't get ahead as the board ran out   .

Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones500,000-35,000
Melanie Weisner - Xuan Liu0-150,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time
Two Table Redraw
 4211Vernon Bigham - Mark Brodsky205,000
 4212Melanie Weisner - Xuan Liu220,000
 4213Mariano Divittorio - Eric Horn410,000
 4214Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt1,400,000
 4215Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones400,000
 4216Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi490,000
 4217Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs420,000
 4218Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach1,650,000
 4219Tomer Wolf - David Landell1,840,000
 4141Cody Wells - Eric Salazar450,000
 4142Hwany Lee - Sangyeong Hwang585,000
 4143Michael Newman - Robert Ormont1,500,000
 4144Minkyun Kim - Sun Choi230,000
 4145Nikita Luther - Kunal Patni365,000
 4146Jaeheung An - Simon Steedman175,000
 4147Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi1,290,000
 4148Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld1,045,000
 4149Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher490,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time
Team Holtz Eliminated in 19th Place ($3,276)

Michael Holtz - Skylar Halama

Tomer Wolf of Team Wolf raised the cutoff and Michael Holtz of Team Holtz jammed for his entire stack of 377,000. Wolf made the call and both hands were tabled.

Team Holtz:   
Team Wolf:   

Holtz had him dominated and looked to be in good shape to double as the flop came    . However, the   on the turn meant Holtz needed a queen to win. The river was the  , sending Team Holtz to the payout desk in 19th place.

Tomer Wolf - David Landell1,500,000-200,000
Michael Holtz - Skylar Halama0-372,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:10 PM Local Time
Team Salazar Eliminated in 21st Place; Team Song Eliminated 20th Place ($3,276)

Stephen Song - Brock Wilson

Anibal Salazar of Team Salazar shoved for 167,000 and Brock Wilson of Team Song was next to act and jammed for his stack of roughly 190,000. The action folded around to Michael Newman of Team Newman in the big blind and he called quickly.

Team Salazar:   
Team Song:   
Team Newman:   

Newman had waken up with pocket queens in the big blind and held on the       run out, eliminating both teams.

Michael Newman - Robert Ormont1,300,000360,000
Anibal Salazar - Dorian Rios0-976,000
Stephen Song - Brock Wilson0-300,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 11:05 PM Local Time
Team Lineberry Eliminated in 22nd Place ($3,276)

As told by Michael Newman:

Michael Newman of Team Newman limped under the gun and Charles Lineberry of Team Lineberry jammed for his remaining stack of roughly 80,000 from the small blind. Kunal Patni of Team Luther called in the big blind before Newman made the call as well.

The dealer fanned the flop of     and Patni checked before Newman put in a bet, which forced Patni to surrender.

Team Lineberry:   
Team Newman:   

Lineberry couldn't catch an ace to survive as the board completed with the   on the turn and   on the river.

Michael Newman - Robert Ormont940,000280,000
Charles Lineberry - Joseph Kalisek00