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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 3:19 PM Local Time
Monnette's Stack Shrunk Then Eliminated

John Monette


Action was picked up on fifth street, with Josh Arieh raising a bet from John Monnette. Monnette called, then called another bet on sixth street as well. Arieh kept up the aggression on seventh, firing out another bet.

Their boards read:

John Monnette:   /    / 
Josh Arieh:   /    / 

Monnette showed    in the hole and said "I guess these aren't good anymore" as he tossed them into the muck.

Shortly after, Monnette was eliminated in a hand of Omaha Hi-Lo by Cary Katz.

According to his former tablemates, "Angry" John took his bustout rather well, saying, "Good luck. Oh shit, you guys don't need it."

Josh Arieh630,00035,000
Cary Katz200,00040,000
John Monnette0-205,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:11 PM Local Time
Wattel Hits Straight Flush Against Zack

Seven Card Stud

Mike Wattel:    /      /  
Daniel Zack:    /      /  

Mike Wattel bet all the way when the action was picked up on fifth street and Daniel Zack first check-called, then called after Wattel gained the lead on sixth. Upon showdown on seventh, Wattel rolled over the     for a nine-high straight flush.

Daniel Zack595,000-95,000
Mike Wattel360,00075,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:04 PM Local Time
Katz Doubles and Gains More Chips After

No-Limit Hold'em

Cary Katz was flipping for his tournament life out of the small blind with the    and was called by John Monnette with the    in the big blind. The board ran out       and Katz doubled.

He then raised the button and Chad Eveslage called out of the big blind in the next hand. Eveslage check-raised to 40,000 on the     flop and folded to a shove by Katz, who revealed the   . "I would have called if I had any equity," Eveslage replied in table chat.

Chad Eveslage345,000180,000
John Monnette205,00025,000
Cary Katz160,000-37,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 3:01 PM Local Time
Rast Eliminates Yockey to Vault Over a Million in Chips

Bryce Yockey

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Adam Friedman raised to 15,000 on the button and was three-bet to 60,000 by Brian Rast in the small blind. Bryce Yockey then cold four-bet to 150,000 and action folded back to Rast, who announced he was all in for a bit over 600,000.

Yockey went deep into the tank, but eventually made the call for his entire stack of 594,000.

Both players drew one.

Brian Rast:     / 
Bryce Yockey:     / 

Rast peeled a   and Yockey turned up an   — sending the huge pot Rast's way and eliminating Yockey from the tournament.

Brian Rast1,250,000460,000
Adam Friedman820,000-80,000
Bryce Yockey0-650,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:56 PM Local Time
Cates Scoops Four-Way Pot with a Wheel

Dan Cates

Stud Hi-Lo

Eli Elezra:    /      /   fold on seventh
Roman Yitzhaki:    /      /   fold on seventh
Anthony Zinno:    /      /  
Dan Cates:    /      /  

Eli Elezra bet fourth street with his pair of eights and was called by Roman Yitzhaki, Anthony Zinno and Dan Cates. Fifth street was checked and the action on sixth street checked to Zinno, who bet his pair of fives and earned three calls. On seventh, it checked to Cates and he bet to get called by Zinno only.

"I have a wheel," Cates announced and showed the     to win the entire pot.

Dan Cates1,160,000216,000
Eli Elezra820,000-50,000
George Alexander780,000-40,000
Roman Yitzhaki710,00056,000
Chris Vitch430,000-220,000
Anthony Zinno390,000-25,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:50 PM Local Time
Sammartino Eliminated by Campbell

Dario Sammartino

Stud Hi-Lo

Dario Sammartino's stack was on fumes following a hand with Daniel Zack where he called through sixth street but was forced to fold seventh.

A short time later, he was all-in versus Robert Campbell where at showdown the hands revealed were as follows:

Dario Sammartino:        
Robert Campbell:        

Campbell's full house finished off Sammartino, dropping the field down to 32.

Daniel Zack690,0000
Robert Campbell330,000-27,000
Dario Sammartino0-105,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:37 PM Local Time
Martini Eliminated by Friedman

Stud Hi-Lo

Julien Martini's cards were just seen being tossed into the muck and his last chips being pushed to Adam Friedman who showed two pair, queens and fives to boost his stack back to 900,000 after a small dip to start the day.

Adam Friedman900,000-13,000
Julien Martini0-156,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:35 PM Local Time
Ramos Takes From Vieira

Limit Hold'em

Joao Vieira raised in the hijack and was three-bet by Felipe Ramos on the button. Action folded back to Vieira, who called.

Vieira check-called a bet from Ramos on the     flop, but check-folded after facing another bet from Ramos on the   turn.

Felipe Ramos385,00056,000
Joao Vieira325,000-299,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:32 PM Local Time
Smith Eliminated by Yockey

Dan Smith

Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey in the hijack and Dan Smith in the big blind were involved in the action with the former raising and the latter three-betting to see the     flop. Smith bet and Yockey called which led them to the   turn. Smith bet once more with few chips behind and then called all-in when Yockey raised.

Dan Smith:   
Bryce Yockey:   

The   on the river brought no miracle to Smith and he became the first casualty on Day 3.

Bryce Yockey650,000140,000
Dan Smith0-99,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:28 PM Local Time
A Friendly Show From Eveslage

Limit Hold'em

Two of the shorter stacks in the room just faced off, with Chad Eveslage betting a turn reading      against John Monnette.

Monnette gave it some thought, but folded to preserve his stack.

Eveslage showed that he had it, revealing    to Monnette for a turned full house.

John Monnette180,000-138,000
Chad Eveslage165,000-7,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:23 PM Local Time
Elezra Chips Up With Quads

Eli Elezra

Pot-Limit Omaha

In a three-bet pot to the     flop, Eli Elezra bet 37,000 out of the big blind and was called by Chris Vitch. They headed to the   turn on which Elezra bet 22,000 and picked up a call before he made it 87,000 to go on the   river. Vitch mulled over his decision for more than a minute and then placed one T-25,000 chip for the call.

Elezra rolled over      for quads and raked in the significant pot.

Eli Elezra870,000170,000
Chris Vitch650,000-199,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:20 PM Local Time
Brewer Forces Fold from Seiver

Pot-Limit Omaha

Chris Brewer raised from under the gun and was called by Daniel Negreanu in the cutoff and Scott Seiver in the big blind. The     flop was checked to Negreanu and he bet 10,000, picking up two calls. Seiver then led the   turn for 35,000 and Brewer was the only caller.

Seiver checked the   river and Brewer bet 127,000. A long tank by Seiver followed and he ultimately opted to fold.

Chris Brewer795,00080,000
Scott Seiver340,000173,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:19 PM Local Time
Zack's Full House > Sammartino's Full House

Daniel Zack

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a flop of    , Daniel Zack bet 20,000 from the hijack and was called by Dario Sammartino, who was on the button.

Zack then check-called a 45,000 bet from Sammartino on the   turn.

The   completed the board and Zack led out for a hefty 175,000 — sending Sammartino into the tank.

"I have a full house," Sammartino said. "Show me ace nine." Sammartino then placed calling chips into the middle.

Zack tabled      for nines-full and Sammartino revealed he held    for a lower full house as Zack collected the pot.

Daniel Zack690,000345,000
Dario Sammartino105,000-230,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:07 PM Local Time
Lamb Forces Fold from Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

The first bigger pot of the day emerged in a battle between Ben Lamb on the button and Josh Arieh in the small blind. They created a pot of 114,000 to the       river on which Arieh checked. Lamb then fired a bet of 80,000 and Arieh sent his cards into the muck after brief consideration.

Ben Lamb600,00065,000
Josh Arieh595,000-53,000
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:00 PM Local Time
Action Underway

Cards are now in the air! The first game in rotation will be Pot-Limit Omaha, which may already see some action for the shorter stacks still in contention.

Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:01 PM Local Time
Welcome to Day 3 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Dan Cates is among the big stacks for Day 3

Arguably the most exciting mixed game contest of the year continues it's pursuit to crown the champion of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, which recommences at 2 p.m. PT in the Amazon Tan section.

Spectators on the rail can watch the action from a few meters away where they will see some of the biggest names in the world of poker do what they do best.

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Paul Volpe leads the way and he is the only player with a seven-figure stack so far (1,092,000). Close behind are Dan Cates (944,000), Adam Friedman (913,000), and Alex Livingston (872,000), who are all just one scooped pot away from taking over the lead.

$50K Poker Players Championship Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Paul VolpeUnited States1,092,000
2Dan CatesUnited States944,000
3Adam FriedmanUnited States913,000
4Alex LivingstonCanada872,000
5Chris VitchUnited States849,000
6George AlexanderUnited States820,000
7Brian RastUnited States790,000
8Yuval BronshteinIsrael775,000
9Chad CampbellUnited States764,000
10Nick SchulmanUnited States723,000

Other big names in contention in a field filled with mixed game aficionados include Yuval Bronshtein, Nick Schulman, Eli Elezra, Josh Arieh, Daniel Negreanu, Ben Lamb, Bryce Yockey, Anthony Zinno and the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell to name all but a few.

They will all aim to navigate their way through the nine different game variants and move on to Day 4, which is expected to reach the money bubble.

Day 3 will play six levels of 140 minutes and there will be a 15-minute break after every level. A 60-minute dinner break will occur upon the completion of Level 4.

Stay tuned to find out who remains in contention for the title of Poker Players Champion and has his name engraved on the unique Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action from start to finish.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 12:49 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw
Amazon4291Julien MartiniFrance156,000
Amazon4292Bryce YockeyUnited States510,000
Amazon4293Yuval BronshteinIsrael775,000
Amazon4294Ben YuUnited States240,000
Amazon4295Adam FriedmanUnited States913,000
Amazon4296Dan SmithUnited States99,000
Amazon4301Ben LambUnited States535,000
Amazon4302Josh AriehUnited States648,000
Amazon4303Cary KatzUnited States197,000
Amazon4304John MonnetteUnited States318,000
Amazon4306Chad EveslageUnited States172,000
Amazon4381Brian RastUnited States790,000
Amazon4382Chad CampbellUnited States764,000
Amazon4383Randy OhelUnited States220,000
Amazon4384Jesse KleinUnited States656,000
Amazon4385Nick SchulmanUnited States723,000
Amazon4386Paul VolpeUnited States1,092,000
Amazon4391Chris BrewerUnited States715,000
Amazon4392Joao VieiraPortugal624,000
Amazon4393Daniel NegreanuCanada655,000
Amazon4394Felipe RamosBrazil329,000
Amazon4395Matt GlantzUnited States440,000
Amazon4396Scott SeiverUnited States167,000
Amazon4471Eli ElezraIsrael700,000
Amazon4472Roman YitzhakiUnited States654,000
Amazon4473Chris VitchUnited States849,000
Amazon4474Anthony ZinnoUnited States415,000
Amazon4475George AlexanderUnited States820,000
Amazon4476Dan CatesUnited States944,000
Amazon4481Mike WattelUnited States285,000
Amazon4482Daniel ZackUnited States345,000
Amazon4483Robert CampbellAustralia357,000
Amazon4484Dario SammartinoItaly335,000
Amazon4485Alex LivingstonCanada872,000
Amazon4486Ryan LengUnited States636,000