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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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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:40 AM Local Time
Ryan Leng Leads Final Ten Players in Poker Players Championship

Ryan Leng

Just ten players remain, with Ryan Leng taking a solid chip lead into Day 4 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
Leng will bring 4,500,000 chips into Wednesday's action, with Josh Arieh the only other player over three million (3,025,000).

Those ten players are all in the money, following a nearly 90-minute bubble that ran through the dinner break before Robert Campbell was finally eliminated by Leng to give the final ten a guaranteed min-cash of $82,623.

Day 2 chip leader Paul Volpe is among those who will return Wednesday after he bagged 900,000 chips. Dan Cates is also solidly in the mix with 2,310,000 chips.

Seat Assignments Day 4 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4141Nick SchulmanUnited States1,280,000
4142Ryan LengUnited States4,500,000
4143Dan CatesUnited States2,310,000
4144Daniel NegreanuCanada780,000
4145Chris BrewerUnited States2,025,000
  Button Seat 12 Hands 2-7 Single Draw 
4211Mike WattelUnited States670,000
4212Josh AriehUnited States3,025,000
4213Matt GlantzUnited States1,575,000
4215Paul VolpeUnited States900,000
4216Eli ElezraIsrael1,880,000
  Button Seat Six3 Hands 2-7 Triple Draw 

Those that missed the money included Adam Friedman, Alex Livingston, and Christopher Vitch who each entered the day with top five chip stacks. $25,000 HORSE champion Jesse Klein fell two spots before the bubble, and current WSOP Player of the Year leader, Anthony Zinno was also eliminated just before the bubble.

Daniel Negreanu managed to survive and make the money after suffering a brutal cooler versus Chris Brewer that made him the short stack on the bubble. "Kid Poker" then managed to run his stack up to 780,000 by night's end, keeping him in contention Wednesday.

The final ten players will return to the Amazon room at 2:00 pm local time to play down to the final five for the official streamed final table. The players will have a day off Thursday, before the final table is played out on Friday, where they'll play for the top prize of $954,020.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of this and every World Series of Poker event from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:37 AM Local Time
End-of-Day 3 Counts
Ryan Leng4,500,000-150,000
Josh Arieh3,025,0000
Dan Cates2,310,00010,000
Chris Brewer2,025,000175,000
Eli Elezra1,880,000-220,000
Matt Glantz1,575,000-325,000
Nick Schulman1,280,000-20,000
Paul Volpe900,000-350,000
Daniel Negreanu780,0000
Mike Wattel670,0000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:31 AM Local Time
Day 2 Completed

The final 10 players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night and will be back on the following day to play down to the final five. Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:31 AM Local Time
Wattel Chips up on Last Hand of The Day

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised under-the-gun and was called by Mike Wattel.

Both players drew two and Wattel check-called a bet from Arieh.

Wattel drew two and Arieh drew one on the second draw and Wattel again check-called.

Both players drew one on the final draw and Wattel led out for a bet. Arieh folded after a bit of thought and Wattel collected the pot.

Josh Arieh3,025,0000
Mike Wattel670,000170,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:27 AM Local Time
Cates Chips Up Through Schulman

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates raised to 50,000 in the cutoff and Nick Schulman three-bet to 240,000 in the big blind. Cates tanked for 90 seconds and called. They engaged in a staring contest as Schulman patted and Cates took one. Schulman then checked and Cates bet 400,000. Another tank by Schulman for more than two minutes followed and he opted to fold.

Dan Cates2,300,000700,000
Nick Schulman1,300,000-200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:16 AM Local Time
Brewer Takes From Schulman

Limit Hold'em

Chris Brewer raised the button and was called by Nick Schulman in the small blind. On a     flop, Schulman check-called and the   turn was checked through. Schulman check-called the   river and Brewer won the pot with the   .

Chris Brewer1,850,000750,000
Nick Schulman1,500,000-600,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:06 AM Local Time
Negreanu Doubles Through Brewer

Daniel Negreanu

Pot-Limit Omaha

Daniel Negreanu raised to 70,000 in the cutoff and Chris Brewer called on the button, Ryan Leng filled up from the big blind. On a     flop, Leng checked and Negreanu bet the pot for 240,000 with 30,000 behind. Brewer called and Leng folded.

Negreanu then jammed the   turn and Brewer called.

Daniel Negreanu:     
Chris Brewer:     

"We need a heart or a four," Negreanu announced while he recorded for his vlog. Sure enough, the   arrived on the river and Negreanu doubled.

Ryan Leng4,650,000110,000
Chris Brewer1,100,000-500,000
Daniel Negreanu780,000445,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Schulman Beats Negreanu in Showdown


Daniel Negreanu:    /      /  
Nick Schulman:    /      /  

Daniel Negreanu completed with an ace and was called by Nick Schulman. Negreanu bet fourth street to receive a call and both checked fifth. Schulman bet his lead on sixth for Negreanu to call and they checked seventh. Schulman tabled     for a nine-five and Negreanu grabbed his cards in frustration, bending one of them in a sheer frustration.

"I was gonna say he ace looks marked but that one definitely is," Chris Brewer joked when the ten of diamonds was very obviously damaged.

Nick Schulman2,100,000270,000
Daniel Negreanu335,000-355,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:55 AM Local Time
Campbell Eliminated on Bubble by Leng

Robert Campbell


Robert Campbell got his last 130,000 chips in on third street versus Ryan Leng, and it was a very fair fight to start, as both players held premium starting hands. Campbell started with    , while Leng held    .

By sixth street, Campbell was ahead with a made nine-six, while Leng had paired twice, but had plenty of outs with     .

On seventh street, Campbell improved to      , but Leng turned over his river card quickly and slid a   into his holding to make a winning      , eliminating Campbell and bursting the bubble.

The final 10 players are all now guaranteed $82,623

Ryan Leng4,540,000265,000
Robert Campbell0-450,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:41 AM Local Time
Leng Further Extends Lead

Ryan Leng

Omaha Hi-Lo

Ryan Leng and Dan Cates were involved in a battle of the blinds on which Leng bet the      turn and   river. Cates called and Leng announced a flush before turning over the      as the winning hand.

Ryan Leng4,275,000475,000
Dan Cates1,600,000-550,000
Chris Brewer1,600,000-250,000
Daniel Negreanu690,000-230,000
Robert Campbell450,000-135,000
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Campbell Chips Up Through Leng

Robert Campbell


Robert Campbell is the short-stack on the bubble, but he just got a little healthier thanks to chip leader Ryan Leng.

Campbell completed with the  , and Campbell called with the  .

Campbell then check-called bets on fourth and fifth streets before sixth street went check-check.

Their boards read:

Robert Campbell:   /    / 
Ryan Leng:   /    / 

Campbell checked once more on seventh street, and Leng opted to give up, checking back and pointing at Campbell's board then saying, "that wins", suggesting that he couldn't beat Campbell's ace-high.

Ryan Leng3,800,000200,000
Robert Campbell585,000235,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:23 AM Local Time
Brewer Takes From Cates

No-Limit Hold'em

Dan Cates raised to 45,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu called in the small blind. Chris Brewer than three-bet to 200,000 in the big blind and Cates called while Negreanu folded. On a     flop, Brewer bet 125,000 and received a call from Cates. He bet again the   turn for 150,000 to receive yer another call and then bet the   river for 825,000 with 10,000 behind.

Cates gave it some thought and sent his cards into the muck.

Dan Cates2,150,000-250,000
Chris Brewer1,850,000665,000
Daniel Negreanu920,000-380,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:16 AM Local Time
Leng and Cates Go Back and Forth

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

In what began as a multi-way pot, after Robert Campbell folded following the second draw, Ryan Leng and Dan Cates patted their hands before the final betting round, where Leng bet into Cates, who called.

Leng showed      , and his eight-perfect was enough to boost his stack to over four million chips.

No-Limit Hold'em

Shortly after, in another hand, Leng raised to 45,000 from the hijack position, and Cates called in the cutoff.

The duo checked the     flop, then on the   turn Leng check-called an 80,000 chip bet from Cates.

The river brought the  , and Leng checked once more. Cates sized up to 235,000, and again Leng called.

Cates showed    for a turned set to regain a lot of the chips he had lost to Leng in their previous battle.

Ryan Leng3,600,000150,000
Dan Cates2,400,000-100,000
Robert Campbell350,000-125,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:15 AM Local Time
Elezra Takes From Glantz

Seven Card Stud

Eli Elezra:   /    / 
Matt Glantz:   /    / 

Eli Elezra completed and was called by Matt Glantz.

Glantz called a bet from Elezra on fourth street and then raised a bet from Elezra on fifth. Undeterred, Elezra re-raised and Glatnz called.

Elezra continued betting on sixth and seventh and Glantz called down.

Elezra tabled     for a set of eights and Glantz mucked — awarding the pot to Elezra.

Eli Elezra2,100,000500,000
Matt Glantz1,900,000-500,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Negreanu Wins Two in a Row

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Robert Campbell lost a pot to Daniel Negreanu when he broke up a pat and then called off a bet to get shown the       as the winning hand by Negreanu.

Ryan Leng then raised and Negreanu came along from the small blind. Both took one each and checked, then took one each once more. Negreanu check-called a bet and took one while Leng patted. Negreanu bet and Leng double-checked his cards, then folded as he "tried to be smart" with a seven-high straight. Negreanu said in table chat he had a number six and raked in the next pot.

Ryan Leng3,450,000-190,000
Daniel Negreanu1,300,000520,000
Robert Campbell475,000-305,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:51 AM Local Time
Negreanu Gets Near Full Double-Up From Leng

Daniel Negreanu

Stud Hi-Lo

Ryan Leng completed on third street with the  , and Daniel Negreanu called with the  

Negreanu then bet each of the remaining streets, including seventh with the players showing the following boards:

Daniel Negreanu:   /    / 
Ryan Leng:   /    / 

Leng called all the way, including seventh street, where Negreanu proclaimed "flush", as he showed     in the hole for the ace-high flush.

Leng mucked his hand and Negreanu pumped his fist excitedly as the pot was pushed toward him.

Ryan Leng3,640,000-360,000
Daniel Negreanu780,000340,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:51 AM Local Time
Glantz Gets Volpe's Chips

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Matt Glantz raised on the button and was called by Paul Volpe in the big blind.

Volpe drew two and Glantz drew one. Volpe then bet and Glantz called.

Both players drew one on the second draw and Volpe check-called a bet from Glantz.

Volpe drew one again on the final draw and Glantz stood pat. Volpe checked to Glantz, who bet — sending Volpe into the tank.

Volpe eventually opted to fold and Glantz scooped the pot.

Matt Glantz1,900,000250,000
Paul Volpe1,250,000-230,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:39 AM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:30 AM Local Time
Chip Counts at Final Break
Ryan Leng4,000,000100,000
Josh Arieh2,875,000595,000
Dan Cates2,500,000-40,000
Nick Schulman1,830,000-120,000
Matt Glantz1,650,000-20,000
Eli Elezra1,530,000-70,000
Paul Volpe1,480,000-140,000
Chris Brewer1,185,000-65,000
Robert Campbell780,000-40,000
Mike Wattel740,00040,000
Daniel Negreanu440,000-10,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:25 AM Local Time
Break on the Money Bubble

The remaining players are now on the final scheduled 15-minute break.

Playtika - Jason Alexander