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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 9:44 PM Local Time
Eli Elezra Leads Final Five into the Finale of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra leads the final group of five into the finale of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The final five survived a field of 63 players over four days to play for a top prize of $954,020 and the prestigious Chip Reese Trophy.

Elezra is followed by Paul Volpe, Chris Brewer, Dan Cates, and Ryan Leng after starting Day 4 with 10 players and playing down to a final table of five that will be streamed on delay Friday at 3 p.m. on PokerGO.

Final Table Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Main Stage1Dan Cates3,875,000
Main Stage2Paul Volpe4,360,000
Main Stage3Eli Elezra4,620,000
Main Stage4Chris Brewer4,325,000
Main Stage5Ryan Leng1,625,000

Day 4 Action

The day started with ten players spread across two tables and went to nine within an hour when Mike Wattel hit the rail in No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw when he turned over a ten-eight and was drawing dead to Volpe's ten-six.

Daniel Negreanu came short in his bid for the Chip Reese trophy, finishing in ninth place after Leng made a set of jacks in Pot-Limit Omaha to defeat Negreanu's pair of aces. Nick Schulman followed soon behind in eighth place when his queens and eights ran into Brewer's straight in Limit Hold'em.

The final seven players moved to a final table and played for more than four hours before Matt Glantz hit the rail in seventh place on a counterfeit two-pair during a wild four-way Omaha Hi-Lo hand that saw Leng and Elezra split the pot.

The final six players became five 40 minutes later when Josh Arieh was eliminated in sixth place by Elezra's two-pair in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe will return for the finale of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Players will return on Friday for a final table that will be streamed on delay at 3 p.m. on PokerGO. Action will continue in Level 23 and the final five will play down to a winner.

Be sure to keep it here for updates on this event and many others from the PokerNews live reporting team at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:36 PM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Eli Elezra4,620,0000
Paul Volpe4,360,000135,000
Chris Brewer4,325,000720,000
Dan Cates3,875,000-515,000
Ryan Leng1,625,000-535,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:33 PM Local Time
Play Done For The Day

With just five players remaining, play has been suspended until Friday, November 5th — at which point the remaining players will compete on live-stream on PokerGO until a winner is crowned.

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:28 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 6th Place ($161,422)

Josh Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action folded around to the blinds, where Eli Elezra limped from the small. Josh Arieh raised to 150,000 from the big and Elezra called.

Both players checked on the     flop and then Elezra led out for 350,000 on the   turn. Arieh shoved for his remaining stack and Elezra quickly called.

Eli Elezra:     
Josh Arieh:     

Elezra was ahead with his two pair, and the   river kept Elezra out in front — eliminating Arieh in sixth place.

Eli Elezra4,620,0001,270,000
Josh Arieh0-520,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:25 PM Local Time
Brewer Folds; Volpe Wins Again


Chris Brewer:    /      / fold
Paul Volpe:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:    /     / fold

Chris Brewer brought it in and Paul Volpe completed it. Josh Arieh called and Brewer came along.

All three players checked fourth street. Volpe bet fifth street and Arieh folded while Brewer called.

Volpe fired again on sixth street and Brewer folded.

Paul Volpe4,225,000400,000
Chris Brewer3,605,000-455,000
Josh Arieh520,000-250,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:18 PM Local Time
Leng Calls Volpe; Loses


Dan Cates:    /   / fold
Paul Volpe:    /      /  
Ryan Leng:    /      /  

Dan Cates brought it in and Paul Volpe completed it. Ryan Leng called and Cates got out of the way.

Volpe bet on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets. Leng called the entire way.

On seventh street, Volpe bet and Leng called. Volpe turned over     and Leng mucked the losing hand.

Paul Volpe3,825,000860,000
Ryan Leng2,160,000-1,035,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:09 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 50,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time
Matt Glantz Eliminated in 7th Place ($128,256)

Matt Glantz

Omaha Hi-Lo

Matt Glantz raised under-the-gun and was called by Eli Elezra in the hijack, Ryan Leng in the small blind, and Dan Cates in the big blind.

All four players checked on the     flop and Leng checked to Cates on the   turn, who bet. Glantz called all in for his remaining chips and and both Elezra and Leng called as well.

The   completed the board and everyone checked down.

Leng held      for the high, Elezra held      for the low, Cates held      and mucked, and Glantz held      for a counterfeited two pair — eliminating him in seventh place.

Dan Cates4,390,0000
Eli Elezra3,350,00050,000
Ryan Leng3,195,000295,000
Matt Glantz0-250,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:48 PM Local Time
Glantz Doubles; Then Gets Short Again

Seven Card Stud

Matt Glantz:   /   
Eli Elezra:   /   

Matt Glantz completed and was raised by Eli Elezra. Glantz called.

Glantz called a bet from Elezra on fourth and then raised all in after a bet from Elezra on fifth. Elezra called.

Glantz's hole cards and board were completed with a      for a straight, which was good for it all against Elezra's     .

On the very next hand:

Ryan Leng:   /    / 
Matt Glantz:   /    / 

Ryan Leng completed and was raised by Matt Glantz. Leng called.

Leng called a bet from Glantz on fourth and then took the lead for a bet on fifth. Glantz called.

Leng bet and was raised by Glantz on sixth, which Leng called. Leng then check-called a bet on seventh.

Glantz held     for two pair, which was no good against Leng's     for trip queens.

Eli Elezra3,300,000-750,000
Ryan Leng2,900,000-295,000
Matt Glantz250,000-370,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:28 PM Local Time
"You Look Like You Want Me to Pay You"

Dan Cates

No-Limit Hold'em

Dan Cates raised to 100,000 from under the gun and Eli Elezra called from the cutoff while Ryan Leng came along from the big blind.

The flop was     and all three players checked.

The turn was   and Leng checked. Cates bet 550,000 and Elezra folded while Leng called.

The river was   and Leng checked once more. Cates bet 1.15 million and Leng went deep into the tank.

"All I wanted was a jack on the turn," Leng said as he spent nearly five minutes thinking.

Cates sat like a statue.

"You look like you want me to pay you."

Leng tossed the losing hand in the muck.

With some encouragement from the table, Cates showed the bluff   .

"You're a wild man," one observer said.

Dan Cates4,530,000715,000
Eli Elezra4,050,000-50,000
Ryan Leng1,505,000-645,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:13 PM Local Time
Glantz Doubles Through Leng

Matt Glantz

No-Limit Hold'em

Ryan Leng opened to 90,000 under-the-gun and a short-stacked Matt Glantz went all in for a bit less than 300,000 from the hijack. Action folded back to Leng, who called to put Glantz at risk.

Matt Glantz:   
Ryan Leng:   

The board ran out       — leaving Glantz with a full house, which was more than enough for double up.

Ryan Leng2,150,000-815,000
Matt Glantz620,000340,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:05 PM Local Time
Cates Beats Arieh; Nears 4 Million

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised from early position and Dan Cates called. Cates took two cards and Arieh drew one.

Arieh bet the first draw and Cates called. Both players took one card.

On the second draw, Arieh checked and Cates bet. Arieh check-called to see a third draw.

Both players took one on the third draw and Arieh bet. Cates raised and Arieh called.

Cates turned over       and Arieh sent the losing hand into the muck.

Dan Cates3,815,000165,000
Josh Arieh1,155,000-795,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:02 PM Local Time
Leng Folds; Brewer Above 4 Million

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Chris Brewer raised from early position and Ryan Leng called. Each player took two cards on the first draw.

Brewer checked the first draw and Leng bet. Brewer check-raised and Leng called.

On the second draw, Brewer stood pat and Leng took one.

Brewer fired a bet at the second draw and Leng got away from it. Brewer has now chipped up above 4 million.

Chris Brewer4,125,000625,000
Ryan Leng2,965,000665,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56 PM Local Time
Brewer Scoops Elezra

Chris Brewer

Stud Hi-Lo

Eli Elezra:   /    / 
Chris Brewer:   /    / 
Paul Volpe:   /    - folded on fifth street

Chris Brewer completed and was called by Paul Volpe and Eli Elezra. Volpe and Elezra called a bet from Brewer on fourth street and then Elezra led on fifth. Brewer raised, which got Volpe to fold, but Elezra called.

Elezra called a bet from Brewer on sixth and then both players checked on seventh.

Brewer tabled     for aces and eights and Elezra mucked — sending the pot Brewer's way.

Eli Elezra4,100,000-1,000,000
Chris Brewer3,500,000935,000
Paul Volpe2,700,000-480,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time
Elezra Wins with Three Eights

Stud Hi-Lo

Matt Glantz:    /   / fold
Eli Elezra:    /      /  
Chris Brewer:    /      / fold
Ryan Leng:    /      /  

Matt Glantz brought it in and Eli Elezra completed it. Chris Brewer and Ryan Leng came along while Glantz got out of the way.

Brewer bet fourth and fifth streets, getting a call from Elezra and Leng on both.

On sixth street, Elezra fired a bet and the other two players called.

Leng and Brewer checked seventh street and Elezra put out a bet. Brewer folded and Leng called.

Elezra turned over     for three eights and Leng mucked the losing hand.

Eli Elezra5,100,0001,350,000
Chris Brewer2,565,000-535,000
Ryan Leng2,300,000200,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:32 PM Local Time
King is Enough For Cates

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates raised to 100,000 from under-the-gun and was three-bet to 350,000 by Josh Arieh on the button. Action folded back to Cates, who called.

Both players drew one. Cates checked to Arieh, who decided to check after a bit of thought.

Cates tabled      . Arieh couldn't beat it and mucked — conceding the pot to Cates.

Dan Cates3,650,000550,000
Josh Arieh1,950,000-610,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:21 PM Local Time
Brewer Wins with Pocket Kings

Chris Brewer

Limit Hold'em

Ryan Leng raised from under the gun and Chris Brewer three-bet from the big blind. Leng called and the flop was    .

Brewer bet the flop and Leng called. The turn was  .

Brewer fired at the turn and Leng raised. Brewer called and the river was  .

Leng called one last bet from Brewer on the river. Brewer turned over    and Leng tossed the losing hand in the muck.

Chris Brewer3,100,000650,000
Ryan Leng2,100,000-800,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:18 PM Local Time
Arieh Gets Away from One

Limit Hold'em

With     on the flop and nearly 500,000 in the pot, Eli Elezra checked from the small blind. Josh Arieh bet from the big blind and Paul Volpe raised. Elezra got out of the way and Arieh called.

The turn was   and Arieh checked. Volpe bet and Arieh check-called.

The river was   and Arieh checked once more. Volpe put out a bet and Arieh folded.

Eli Elezra3,750,000350,000
Paul Volpe3,180,000580,000
Josh Arieh2,560,000-440,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:08 PM Local Time
Leng Takes From Cates

Limit Hold'em

Action folded around to the blinds, where Ryan Leng raised from the small blind. Dan Cates made it three bets from the big blind and Leng called.

Leng check-called bets from Cates on the     flop and   turn and both players checked on the   river.

Leng tabled    for kings and fours and a frustrated Cates flung his cards into the muck.

Dan Cates3,100,000-200,000
Ryan Leng2,900,000250,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:56 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 40,000