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 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
|Main Stage||1||Dan Cates||3,875,000|
|Main Stage||2||Paul Volpe||4,360,000|
|Main Stage||3||Eli Elezra||4,620,000|
|Main Stage||4||Chris Brewer||4,325,000|
|Main Stage||5||Ryan Leng||1,625,000|
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.
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 Elezra||4,620,000||0 |
|Paul Volpe||4,360,000||135,000 |
|Chris Brewer||4,325,000||720,000 |
|Dan Cates||3,875,000||-515,000 |
|Ryan Leng||1,625,000||-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)
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.
Elezra was ahead with his two pair, and the river kept Elezra out in front — eliminating Arieh in sixth place.
|Eli Elezra||4,620,000||1,270,000 |
|Josh Arieh||0||-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 Volpe||4,225,000||400,000 |
|Chris Brewer||3,605,000||-455,000 |
|Josh Arieh||520,000||-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 Volpe||3,825,000||860,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,160,000||-1,035,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8:09 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time
Matt Glantz Eliminated in 7th Place ($128,256)
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 Cates||4,390,000||0 |
|Eli Elezra||3,350,000||50,000 |
|Ryan Leng||3,195,000||295,000 |
|Matt Glantz||0||-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 Elezra||3,300,000||-750,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,900,000||-295,000 |
|Matt Glantz||250,000||-370,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:28 PM Local Time
"You Look Like You Want Me to Pay You"
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 Cates||4,530,000||715,000 |
|Eli Elezra||4,050,000||-50,000 |
|Ryan Leng||1,505,000||-645,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:13 PM Local Time
Glantz Doubles Through Leng
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.
The board ran out — leaving Glantz with a full house, which was more than enough for double up.
|Ryan Leng||2,150,000||-815,000 |
|Matt Glantz||620,000||340,000 |
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 Cates||3,815,000||165,000 |
|Josh Arieh||1,155,000||-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 Brewer||4,125,000||625,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,965,000||665,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56 PM Local Time
Brewer Scoops Elezra
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 Elezra||4,100,000||-1,000,000 |
|Chris Brewer||3,500,000||935,000 |
|Paul Volpe||2,700,000||-480,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time
Elezra Wins with Three Eights
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 Elezra||5,100,000||1,350,000 |
|Chris Brewer||2,565,000||-535,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,300,000||200,000 |
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 Cates||3,650,000||550,000 |
|Josh Arieh||1,950,000||-610,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:21 PM Local Time
Brewer Wins with Pocket Kings
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 Brewer||3,100,000||650,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,100,000||-800,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:18 PM Local Time
Arieh Gets Away from One
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 Elezra||3,750,000||350,000 |
|Paul Volpe||3,180,000||580,000 |
|Josh Arieh||2,560,000||-440,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:08 PM Local Time
Leng Takes From Cates
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 Cates||3,100,000||-200,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,900,000||250,000 |
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:56 PM Local Time
Level 21 started