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

Sunday, October 31, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $3,016,125
  • Entries: 63
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 1, 2021 3:00 AM Local Time
Yockey Claims the Lead After Day 1; Sammartino, Elezra and Deeb Bag Big Stacks

Bryce Yockey tops Day 1

One of the highlights of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has kicked off as Day 1 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship has concluded. The pinnacle mixed game of the year attracted a field of 43 entries so far and 39 players bagged up chips.

Leading the way after six levels of 140 minutes each is Bryce Yockey, who turned his starting stack of 300,000 into 653,000. During the last edition of the Poker Players Championship in 2019, Yockey finished in 4th place and will aim to finish a few spots higher this time around. Another two players claimed more than half a million in chips including Dario Sammartino (520,500) and Chris Vitch (504,500).

Eli Elezra and Randy Ohel both bagged up healthy stacks and four repeat bracelet winners during the current festival also finished in the top 10 as well.

Top 10 Counts Day 1 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Bryce YockeyUnited States653,000
2Dario SammartinoItaly520,500
3Chris VitchUnited States504,500
4Eli ElezraIsrael460,500
5Randy OhelUnited States457,000
6Shaun DeebUnited States448,500
7Yuval BronshteinIsrael440,500
8Chad CampbellUnited States439,000
9Brian RastUnited States437,000
10Ryan LengUnited States433,000

Shaun Deeb just claimed his fifth career bracelet in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, jumped right into Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship to finish in 13th place before entering the mixed game contest and bagging up 448,500. Yuval Bronshtein (two WSOP bracelets), two-time PPC champion Brian Rast (five WSOP bracelets) as well as Ryan Leng (three WSOP bracelets) also increased their WSOP gold bracelet tally during the ongoing series as well and follow close behind Deeb on the leaderboard.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Only four players were eliminated during Day 1 of the pinnacle mixed game contest of the year. The 2013 Poker Players Championship winner Matthew Ashton was the first casualty of the day after he lost a big portion of his stack early on and his run ended when John Monnette made a king-high straight flush in a Seven Card Stud hand. Michael Noori followed after a clash with Chad Campbell and Jake Schwartz also lost his entire stack in a round of Pot-Limit Omaha.

Last but not least, Albert Daher's hopes of making it through to the next day vanished in the last level of the night.

The first day of this challenge of endurance and versatility started with a bang when Scott Seiver ended up all-in against Bradley Berman in the first hand of No-Limit Hold'em. No call by Berman followed and Seiver topped the leaderboard for the first half of the day thereafter. Both made it through to Day 2 with 366,000 and 49,000 in chips respectively.

Among those to make their first appearance during the 2021 WSOP were Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov, Aaron Katz and Roman Yitzhaki. All of them have, however, participated regularly in mixed game events at the WSOP throughout the years. Both Robert and Michael Mizrachi also entered the fray and the latter is chasing an unprecedented fourth title in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Day 2 continues at 2pm local time and the late registration for the event remains open until the end of level 10 and following break on Day 2, which will be at approximately 10.20 pm local time on Monday, November 1, 2021. Some of the biggest names in the world of poker are still expected to take advantage of the extended late registration period and the PokerNews team will be on the floor from start to finish in order to provide as many key hands as possible.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2:55 AM Local Time
Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Day 2 Seat Draw
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4271Julien MartiniFrance134,000
Amazon4273Adam FriedmanUnited States221,500
Amazon4275Dario SammartinoItaly520,500
Amazon4276Brian RastUnited States437,000
Amazon4281Nacho BarberoArgentina430,000
Amazon4282Mike WattelUnited States271,500
Amazon4283Chris VitchUnited States504,500
Amazon4284David "ODB" BakerUnited States192,500
Amazon4291Michael MizrachiUnited States189,000
Amazon4293Paul VolpeUnited States409,000
Amazon4294Frank KasselaUnited States300,000
Amazon4296Anthony ZinnoUnited States272,000
Amazon4301George WolffUnited States190,000
Amazon4302Yuval BronshteinIsrael440,500
Amazon4303Roman YitzhakiUnited States276,000
Amazon4305David BenyamineFrance300,000
Amazon4306John MonnetteUnited States253,000
Amazon4371Robert MizrachiUnited States423,000
Amazon4373Randy OhelUnited States457,000
Amazon4374Bryce YockeyUnited States653,000
Amazon4376Ryan LengUnited States433,000
Amazon4381Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom267,000
Amazon4383Naoya KiharaJapan394,500
Amazon4384Scott BohlmanUnited States350,000
Amazon4385Chad CampbellUnited States439,000
Amazon4391Aaron KatzUnited States379,000
Amazon4392Johannes BeckerGermany284,500
Amazon4393Shaun DeebUnited States448,500
Amazon4394Bradley BermanUnited States49,000
Amazon4395Tony HartmannUnited States267,500
Amazon4461Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil351,000
Amazon4462Eli ElezraIsrael460,500
Amazon4464Matt GlantzUnited States373,000
Amazon4466Robert CampbellAustralia246,000
Amazon4471Felipe RamosBrazil320,000
Amazon4472Daniel WeinmanUnited States225,000
Amazon4474Scott SeiverUnited States366,000
Amazon4475Timofey KuznetsovRussia203,000
Amazon4476Daniel NegreanuCanada77,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:27 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Bryce Yockey653,00083,000
Dario Sammartino520,500145,500
Chris Vitch504,500124,500
Eli Elezra460,500120,500
Randy Ohel457,00057,000
Shaun Deeb448,5000
Yuval Bronshtein440,500150,500
Chad Campbell439,000-21,000
Brian Rast437,00067,000
Ryan Leng433,000-84,000
Nacho Barbero430,0000
Robert Mizrachi423,0008,000
Paul Volpe409,00019,000
Naoya Kihara394,500114,500
Aaron Katz379,00089,000
Matt Glantz373,00038,000
Scott Seiver366,000-134,000
Yuri Dzivielevski351,0000
Scott Bohlman350,00055,000
Felipe Ramos320,00042,000
Frank Kassela300,000-15,000
David Benyamine300,000-160,000
Johannes Becker284,500-35,500
Roman Yitzhaki276,00036,000
Anthony Zinno272,00032,000
Mike Wattel271,500-48,500
Tony Hartmann267,500-32,500
Benny Glaser267,000-16,000
John Monnette253,000102,000
Robert Campbell246,00036,000
Daniel Weinman225,00035,000
Adam Friedman221,500-56,500
Timofey Kuznetsov203,000-142,000
David "ODB" Baker192,500-67,500
George Wolff190,000-116,000
Michael Mizrachi189,000-116,000
Julien Martini134,000-16,000
Daniel Negreanu77,000-63,000
Bradley Berman49,000-99,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time
Play Done For The Day

The remaining players are now bagging and tagging for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2:20 AM Local Time
Last Pot to Deeb

Limit Hold'em

In a previous hand, Nacho Barbero had complained about a ruling that was given differently for the same situation and he ultimately lost the pot to Shaun Deeb. It was then Yuri Dzivieleveski who defended against Deeb and bet the      turn, Deeb raised and Dzivielevski called.

The   came on the river and Dzivieleveski check-folded to Deeb's bet. "I had either the ace or nine of spades," Barbero said. "You had ace-nine? Me too," Deeb grinned and then collected the pot in what turned out to be the final hand of the night.

Shaun Deeb448,500-26,500
Nacho Barbero430,000140,000
Yuri Dzivielevski351,000-24,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:09 AM Local Time
Campbell and Glaser Share Three-Way Pot

Stud Hi-Lo

Robert Campbell:    /      /  
Anthony Zinno:    /      /  
Benny Glaser:    /      /  

Robert Campbell bet fourth and was raised by Anthony Zinno, which Benny Glaser and Campbell called. They checked fifth street and Zinno checked sixth, Glaser bet and received two calls.

On seventh, the action concluded with a check from Zinno, a bet from Glaser, a call from Campbell and a fold from Zinno. Glaser won the low pot with     while Campbell took the high portion with     for a set of sixes.

Benny Glaser283,0003,000
Anthony Zinno240,000-5,000
Robert Campbell210,000-12,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Schwartz Left With Crumbs by Barbero; Busts Shortly After

Jake Schwartz

Pot-Limit Omaha

Nacho Barbero raised to 5,000 from the cutoff and was called by Jake Schwartz in the big blind.

Schwartz check-called a 7,000 bet from Barbero on the     flop.

The turn brought the   and Schwartz checked again to Barbero, who bet the pot for 26,500. Schwartz then re-potted for 106,000, which left himself just 15,000 behind. Barbero called.

The   completed the board and Schwartz checked to Barbero, who bet enough to put Schwartz all in.

"I'm gonna need a little bit, sorry," a pained Schwartz said.

Schwartz eventually announced a fold and Barbero scooped the pot.

Schwartz busted on the next hand to Shaun Deeb after getting all-in preflop and ending up second-best.

Shaun Deeb475,000175,000
Nacho Barbero290,000170,000
Jake Schwartz0-233,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 2:06 AM Local Time
Four More Hands on Day 1

The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes left in the level and the remaining 39 players will play another four hands.

Monday, November 1, 2021 2:00 AM Local Time
Mizrachi Takes It on the Flop

Pot-Limit Omaha

Bryce Yockey raised to 5,500 and Michael Mizrachi then three-bet to 15,000, which Chad Campbell cold-called. Yockey made it three ways to the     flop. It checked to Mizrachi and he bet 27,000 to force out his two opponents.

"I folded ace-king," Paul Volpe mentioned in table chat. Mizrachi peeked at his cards and then exposed the   before raking in the pot.

Bryce Yockey570,0003,000
Chad Campbell460,000-15,000
Michael Mizrachi305,00045,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
Kassela Takes From Martini

Seven Card Stud

Frank Kassela:    /      /  
Julien Martini:    /      /  

Frank Kassela bet all the way as of fourth street after he showed a pair of sixes and was called by Julien Martini.

"Three sixes," Kassela announced and rolled over the     for a set of sixes to win the pot.

Frank Kassela315,00080,000
Julien Martini150,000-115,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:50 AM Local Time
Ohel Folds to Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Randy Ohel raised from the cutoff and was three-bet by Daniel Negreanu on the button. Action folded back to Ohel, who called.

Both players drew two and Ohel bet. Negreanu called.

Ohel took one off on the second draw, while Negreanu drew two again. Negreanu then called another bet from Ohel.

Both players drew one on the final draw and Ohel checked to Negreanu, who bet. Ohel folded and Negreanu scooped the pot.

Randy Ohel400,000-15,000
Daniel Negreanu140,00010,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
Elezra Takes Some Of Big Stack Yockey

Seven Card Stud

Eli Elezra:    /      /  
Bryce Yockey:    /      /  

Eli Elezra bet fourth street when checked to by Bryce Yockey and that forced out Paul Volpe while Yockey called. Elezra bet fifth and sixth before then checking seventh, as Yockey checked back. Elezra tabled the     for a pair of kings and that won the pot, as Yockey flashed more paint that had missed both straight and flush draws.

Bryce Yockey567,000-23,000
Eli Elezra340,000-55,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Aces-Full Takes it For Volpe

Omaha Hi-Lo

Paul Volpe raised under-the-gun and was three-bet by Michael Mizrachi on the button. Action folded back to Volpe, who called.

Volpe check-called a bet from Mizrachi on the     flop and then check-raised a bet from Mizrachi on the   turn. Mizrachi called.

The   completed the board and Volpe bet. Mizrachi called and Volpe announced, "Aces full," as he fanned out     .

Mizrachi mucked and Volpe dragged the pot.

Paul Volpe390,00050,000
Michael Mizrachi260,000-50,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:31 AM Local Time
Hartmann Enters Very Late

The field has grown to 43 entries in the final hour of Day 1 and the last player to enter the fray is Tony Hartmann. He has already been taking part in several mixed game contests during the ongoing festival and sat down between David "ODB" Baker and Johannes Becker.

Tony Hartmann300,000300,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
Vitch Takes Some From Glaser

Chris Vitch

Pot-Limit Omaha

Heads-up to the      turn, Benny Glaser bet for 12,000 out of the big blind. Chris Vitch raised the pot to 57,000 on the button and was called by Glaser.

The   river went check, check, and Glaser briefly exposed his cards but Vitch had the best of it with      for the seven-high straight.

Chris Vitch380,00060,000
Benny Glaser280,000-35,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:25 AM Local Time
Weinman Scoops Yitzhaki

Daniel Weinman

Stud Hi-Lo

Daniel Weinman:   /    / 
David "ODB" Baker:   /   - folded on fourth street
Roman Yitzhaki:   /    / 

Daniel Weinman bet on fourth street through seventh street. David "ODB" Baker folded on fourth, but Roman Yitzhaki called down all the way.

Weinman revealed     and Yitzhaki mucked — sending the pot to Weinman.

David "ODB" Baker260,000-15,000
Roman Yitzhaki240,000-30,000
Daniel Weinman190,00025,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:23 AM Local Time
Campbell Rises Further; Gets Mizrachi to Fold

No-Limit Hold'em

After defending his big blind against a button raise by Michael Mizrachi, Chad Campbell checked his option on the     flop and Mizrachi bet. Campbell then check-raised to 30,000 and received a call. On the   turn, Campbell fired a bet of 60,000 and Mizrachi eventually folded, mentioning in table chat he had have folded a set of fives.

Campbell flashed the    for the bottom set and then joked it would have been interesting if Mizrachi had claimed to have folded a set of treys. "I was thinking about that but would never do it," Mizrachi grinned back.

Chad Campbell475,00075,000
Michael Mizrachi310,000-20,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Kassela Loses a Bunch to Katz

Aaron Katz

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Frank Kassela raised from under the gun and called a three-bet to 20,000 by Aaron Katz in the big blind. "You don't like to fold, huh, Frank?" Katz joked and then patted. Kassela took one and Katz then bet 50,000 which Kassela called.

Katz tabled the       and had the slightly superior hand, as Kassela exposed the      .

Aaron Katz290,000155,000
Frank Kassela235,000-65,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
Negreanu Keeps Firing

Pot-Limit Omaha

Daniel Negreanu raised to 4,500 from under-the-gun and was called by Felipe Ramos on the button.

The flop came     and Ramos check-called a 5,000 bet from Negreanu.

The turn brought the   and Ramos check-called again — this time for a 17,000 bet from Negreanu.

Ramos checked once more on the   river and Negreanu fired 55,000 into the middle. Ramos let his hand go and Negreanu scooped the pot.

Felipe Ramos278,00023,000
Daniel Negreanu155,00040,000
Monday, November 1, 2021 1:05 AM Local Time
Friedman Loses Some to Glantz

Stud Hi-Lo

Adam Friedman:    /      /  
Matt Glantz:    /      /  

Adam Friedman bet fifth street when he made a pair of jacks and was called by Matt Glantz with a pair of treys. Friedman then checked sixth and Glantz bet for Friedman to call. On seventh, Friedman checked once more and called a final bet by Glantz, who rolled over the     for a full house, treys over kings.

Matt Glantz335,00070,000
Adam Friedman278,000