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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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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:06 PM Local Time
Katz Eliminated by Bronshtein

Cary Katz

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a flop of    , Cary Katz bet the size of the pot, approximately 100,000, leaving himself very little behind.

Yuval Bronshtein raised to put Katz all-in, and Katz called.

Cary Katz:     
Yuval Bronshtein:     

While Bronshtein had the best made hand with his pair of eights, Katz had a world of draws, including a superior heart flush draw than his opponent.

The    runout however brought no help to Katz, as Bronshtein's two pair of jacks and eights took the pot and eliminated Katz.

Yuval Bronshtein760,000245,000
Cary Katz0-140,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:55 PM Local Time
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 10,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:55 PM Local Time
Updated Counts at the Break
Paul Volpe2,010,000360,000
Dan Cates1,574,000-26,000
Brian Rast1,400,000-75,000
Josh Arieh1,190,000160,000
Ryan Leng1,100,000300,000
Eli Elezra1,050,0000
Jesse Klein960,00060,000
Roman Yitzhaki848,000-127,000
Mike Wattel830,000180,000
Daniel Negreanu816,000-94,000
Chris Brewer760,000217,000
Adam Friedman749,000-326,000
Chad Eveslage735,000185,000
Ben Lamb695,0000
Matt Glantz629,000-218,000
Anthony Zinno600,00050,000
Yuval Bronshtein515,000-105,000
George Alexander450,0000
Daniel Zack450,000145,000
Chad Campbell447,0000
Robert Campbell420,000-180,000
Felipe Ramos294,000-16,000
Nick Schulman165,000-305,000
Cary Katz140,000-10,000
Alex Livingston119,000-86,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:42 PM Local Time
Second Break of the Day

The remaining 25 players are on a scheduled 15-minute break.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:40 PM Local Time
Lamb Forces Alexander to Fold

Pot-Limit Omaha

Joining the action on the     flop, Ben Lamb checked out of the big blind and then called a bet worth 30,000 by George Alexander on the button. The   followed on the turn and Lamb checked once more Alexander now bet 105,000 and Lamb check-raised the pot to 430,000 with 13,000 behind.

Alexander tanked for a minute and folded.

Ben Lamb695,000195,000
George Alexander450,000-320,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:40 PM Local Time
Zinno Doubles Up Before Break

Anthony Zinno

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a flop of    , Anthony Zinno bet and was raised the size of the pot by Chad Campbell. Zinno called, leaving himself just 117,000 behind.

On the   turn, Zinno moved all-in, and Campbell called.

Anthony Zinno:     
Chad Campbell:     

Zinno's set of sixes was well ahead of Campbell's two pair, and the   on the river locked up the pot for him to give him a full double-up heading to break.

Anthony Zinno550,000293,000
Chad Campbell447,000-143,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:36 PM Local Time
Vitch Eliminated by Elezra

Chris Vitch

Omaha Hi-Lo

Heads-up on a flop of    , Eli Elezra was in the big blind and check-called a bet from Chris Vitch in the cutoff.

Elezra led out for a bet on the   turn and Vitch called.

Elezra bet again before the   completed the board and Vitch called off for the remainder of his chips.

Elezra tabled      for an ace-high flush, which was good against the      of Vitch — who was eliminated.

Eli Elezra1,050,000290,000
Chris Vitch0-150,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:35 PM Local Time
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:34 PM Local Time
Bronshtein Rivers Big Pot Against Eveslage

Yuval Bronshtein


Yuval Bronshtein:    /      /  
Chad Eveslage:    /      /  

Picking up the action on fourth, Chad Eveslage bet his advantage and was called by Yuval Bronshtein. On fifth, Eveslage bet, Bronshtein raised and then called a three-bet by Eveslage. Sixth street brought a bet by Eveslage and a call by Bronshtein before the former checked seventh and called a bet.

Bronshtein rolled over the     for a seven-five and that won the pot.

Yuval Bronshtein620,000145,000
Chad Eveslage550,000-320,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:27 PM Local Time
Katz Has Nine Lives

Cary Katz

Omaha Hi-Lo

Cary Katz was recently all-in again and yet again lived to tell the tale.

Multiple bets went in three-ways before the flop between Katz, George Alexander, and Chad Eveslage.

Katz led out in early position on the     flop, and was called by both his opponents.

On the   turn, Katz fired out his last 17,000 chips, and was again called in both places.

The river brought the  , and Alexander checked to Eveslage, who bet into the side pot.

Alexander took a bit of time, but called.

Cary Katz:     
George Alexander:    
Chad Eveslage:     

Alexander's chips were split between Katz, who had the nut flush for the high and Eveslage, whose ace-deuce gave him the low.

Chad Eveslage870,000145,000
George Alexander770,00010,000
Cary Katz150,00040,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:23 PM Local Time
Friedman Rivers the Nuts

No-Limit Hold'em

Eli Elezra had just folded the overbet by Roman Yitzhaki on the       river and Dan Cates then raised to 20,000 from under the gun. Yitzhaki and Adam Friedman in the big blind called to see a flop of     on which Friedman checked, Cates bet 25,000 and received two calls.

The   turn was checked to Yitzhaki and he bet 65,000 for Friedman to call and Cates to fold. Friedman checked the   river and Yitzhaki checked behind to get shown    for the nut straight by Friedman. He flashed an ace and Friedman immediately said "good check."

Dan Cates1,600,000-50,000
Adam Friedman1,075,000285,000
Roman Yitzhaki975,000175,000
Eli Elezra760,000135,000
Chris Vitch150,000-462,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:13 PM Local Time
Lamb Chops With Katz

Cary Katz

Omaha Hi-Lo

Ben Lamb raised in the hijack and called a three-bet by Cary Katz in the cutoff. On the     flop, Lamb bet and Katz called to be left with 33,000 behind. Lamb bet the   turn and called the 3,000 more as Katz jammed.

Cary Katz:     
Ben Lamb:     

Katz had some outs to scoop but the   river ensured the split pot.

Ben Lamb500,000-220,000
Cary Katz110,000-45,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:07 PM Local Time
Yitzhaki's Draw Beats Cates

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

After both Dan Cates and Roman Yitzhaki took one on the final draw, Cates bet into Yitzhaki and was met with a raise.

"That's not good. That's bad" said the current chip leader, Cates.

Ultimately he flicked in a calling chip and saw an eight-perfect (     ) turned up by Yitzhaki to take down the pot.

Dan Cates1,650,000250,000
Roman Yitzhaki800,000100,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:06 PM Local Time
Campbell Doubles Through Livingston

Robert Campbell

No-Limit Hold'em

Robert Campbell raised to 17,000 in the cutoff and then called a three-bet to 56,000 by Alex Livingston in the small blind. Livingston continued for 38,000 on the     flop to earn a call and then overbet the   turn for more than 350,000.

Campbell had 193,000 behind and mulled over his decision for more than three minutes before calling it off.

Robert Campbell:   
Alex Livingston:   

The   river gave Campbell the flush and double-up.

Robert Campbell600,000306,000
Alex Livingston205,000-190,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:00 PM Local Time
Alexander Doubles Through Lamb

No-Limit Hold'em

Heads-up on a flop of    , Ben Lamb had a 63,000 bet in front of him from the small blind and George Alexander announced he was all in for 282,000 on top. Lamb called to put Alexander at risk.

Ben Lamb:   
George Alexander:   

Alexander was ahead with his overpair, and the   turn and   river kept him out in front for the double up.

George Alexander760,000340,000
Ben Lamb720,0000
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:56 PM Local Time
Arieh Over a Million After Getting Paid by Brewer

Josh Arieh

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Action was picked up after the draw with Chris Brewer facing a 140,000 chip overbet from Josh Arieh with approximately 100,000 already in the pot.

Brewer pondered his decision for a while before dropping in the chips to call.

Arieh spread       and Brewer tossed his cards into the muck.

The win vaults Arieh's stack over the one-million chip mark.

Josh Arieh1,030,000385,000
Chris Brewer543,000-477,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:56 PM Local Time
Lamb Chips Up Without Showdown

No-Limit Hold'em

In the last few hands of Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Cary Katz chipped up through George Alexander before then losing a pot to Ben Lamb when the latter started by drawing three against a pat nine-six and made an eighty-seven.

When the game type changed, Chad Eveslage opened to 27,000 and was called by Lamb, Katz and George Alexander. The     flop was checked to Lamb and he bet 54,000 to win the pot.

Ben Lamb920,000140,000
Chad Eveslage725,000405,000
Yuval Bronshtein475,000-170,000
George Alexander425,000-295,000
Cary Katz155,000-20,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:51 PM Local Time
Negreanu Surpasses Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

On the tail end in a battle between Josh Arieh and Daniel Negreanu, the former bet 25,000 on the       river while in the big blind. Negreanu then raised to 175,000 from under the gun and that sent Arieh into the tank. No call followed and the pot was sent over to Negreanu, who surpassed Arieh on the leaderboard.

Daniel Negreanu910,00090,000
Josh Arieh800,000155,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
Ohel Eliminated by Klein

Randy Ohel

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Chad Campbell raised on the button and Randy Ohel called all-in for less from the small blind. Jesse Klein also called from the big blind.

All three players drew two and Campbell called a bet from Klein.

Ohel and Campbell drew two on the second draw and Klein stood pat. Klein bet again and Campbell appeared to want to call, but mistakenly put in enough chips to denote a raise. The dealer ruled it was a raise and Klein then made it three bets to go. Campbell called.

Ohel and Campbell drew one on the end and Klein again stood pat. Klein bet and Campbell folded.

Ohel had drawn to an eighty-seven, but it was no good against the       of Klein and Ohel was eliminated.

Jesse Klein900,0000
Chad Campbell590,000-80,000
Randy Ohel0-185,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Doyle Brunson Returns, Ivey Reveals if He’ll Be at WSOP
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PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They highlight Doyle Brunson's much-bantered return to the WSOP since his last event in 2018, and also offer an audio clip from Phil Ivey discussing whether or not he'll be at the WSOP this year. Chad then talks about partying with Ivey at the launch party for his NFT while Jeff offers a 2021 WSOP Player of the Year update.

Toss in bracelet winner interviews with Shaun Deeb, Brian Rast, Darrin Wright, Farzad Bonyadi, Nicholas Julia, and Gershon Distenfeld, and it's a must-listen episode of the PokerNews Podcast. Speaking of Distenfeld, find out how and why he donated all his $204,000 in winnings to charity.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

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