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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, November 03, 2021 to Friday, November 05, 2021

Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,939,600
  • Entries: 208
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:10 PM Local Time
New Entries for Day 2

The cards are in the air to kick off Day 2 with a total of 16 new entries, bringing the total number of entries to 210.

Dylan Linde60,000
Phil Hellmuth60,000
Stephen Chidwick60,000
Ben Yu60,000
Stephen Deutsch60,000
Niklas Astedt60,000
Brandon Schaefer60,000
Jeremy Ausmus60,000
Adam Owen60,000
Michael Mizrachi60,000
Thomas Hammers60,000
Connor Drinan60,000
Sorel Mizzi60,000
Brian Rast60,000
James Collopy60,000
Dustin Dirksen60,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:23 AM Local Time
Brian Hastings Bags Chip Lead After Day 1 of Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Brian Hastings

Day 1 has drawn to a close after 10 levels in Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. By the time the clock struck 2 a.m. local time, a total of 194 entries were recorded with only 101 of them returning for Day 2.

Brian Hastings finished the day with the largest stack of 447,000 chips as he looks to grab hold of his fifth World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Hastings entered the field halfway through the day but wasted little time in building a stack. Once he did so, he found himself involved in a massive three-way pot where he rivered the nut-high hand along with the nut-low hand. A pot-sized river bet got paid off by Yueqi Zhu who once held the early lead and Hastings vaulted to the top of the leaderboard.

Hastings' previous WSOP wins came in 2012, two of them in 2015, and 2018 but he has yet to claim a victory in the game of Omaha. Hastings came so close in this very same event the last time it was held in 2019, finishing second to Nick Schulman. This all-around poker pro has accumulated nearly $4 million in career live tournament earnings and will be hoping to build on that number by the end of the week.

Event #66 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Brian HastingsUnited States447,000179
2Tommy ChenUnited States377,500151
3Chip JettUnited States308,500123
4Nick SchulmanUnited States295,000118
5Matt LivingstonUnited States289,000116
6Felipe RamosBrazil282,500113
7Ward CraneUnited States240,00096
8Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States240,00096
9Ari EngelUnited States224,00090

Some other big stacks moving on to Day 2 include Tommy Chen (377,500), PLO specialist Esther Taylor (240,0000), Chip Jett (308,500), and Felipe Ramos (282,500). This championship field attracted many big names and bracelet winners including the defending champion Schulman. It wasn't a profitable day for Schulman who only managed to put 29,500 chips in his bag but he will be returning tomorrow.

It wasn't meant to be for everyone as nearly half the field was sent to the rial on the opening day. It was a short-lived time on the felt for the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, David Williams, and Dario Sammartino who will not be returning for Day 2.

Late registration for this event will remain open until the start of play on Day 2 with each new entry getting a starting stack of 60,000 chips. The action will resume at 2 p.m. local time with the blinds on level 11 at 1,000/2,500 and a 2,500 big blind ante. Another 10 levels will be on the schedule for tomorrow with a winner being crowned on Day 4.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the updates throughout the tournament so keep it locked here.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:17 AM Local Time
Day 2 Seat Draw
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4251Ari EngelUnited States224,00090
Amazon4253Scott TuttleUnited States45,00018
Amazon4254Ryan LaplanteUnited States217,00087
Amazon4255Danny ChangUnited States50,00020
Amazon4256Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States93,00037
Amazon4257Stephen LadowskyCanada99,00040
Amazon4261Justin LibertoUnited States144,00058
Amazon4263Ryate WalstadUnited States15,0006
Amazon4264Matthew WoodwardUnited States98,50039
Amazon4266Joshua FarisUnited States115,00046
Amazon4267Dan ColpoysUnited States223,00089
Amazon4268James MorseUnited States106,50043
Amazon4272Omar SaeedUnited States16,5007
Amazon4273Dylan WilkersonUnited States129,00052
Amazon4274Brad RubenUnited States142,00057
Amazon4276Erik SeidelUnited States153,00061
Amazon4277Derek McMasterUnited States91,00036
Amazon4278Raymond HensonUnited States50,00020
Amazon4282Chip JettUnited States308,500123
Amazon4283Benjamin MinerUnited States177,50071
Amazon4285Gregory JamisonUnited States135,00054
Amazon4286Robert MizrachiUnited States46,00018
Amazon4287Jason RiesenbergUnited States104,50042
Amazon4288Cliff JosephyUnited States52,00021
Amazon4291Scott AndersonUnited States48,50019
Amazon4292Alan SternbergUnited States150,00060
Amazon4293Juan RamirezUnited States24,50010
Amazon4294Denis StrebkovRussia157,50063
Amazon4296Tim SeidenstickerUnited States125,00050
Amazon4297Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States240,00096
Amazon4302John EspositoUnited States185,00074
Amazon4304Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States38,50015
Amazon4305Daniel ParkerUnited States113,50045
Amazon4306Brian HackerUnited States66,00026
Amazon4307Joe HachemAustralia33,00013
Amazon4308John RacenerUnited States159,50064
Amazon4341Ward CraneUnited States240,00096
Amazon4343Hernan SalazarUnited States50,50020
Amazon4344Thomas WelbornUnited States101,00040
Amazon4346Michael BickelUnited States23,0009
Amazon4348Ashly ButlerUnited States178,00071
Amazon4351Scott SeiverUnited States118,50047
Amazon4352Jordan SiegelUnited States113,50045
Amazon4353Anatolii ZyrinRussia200,00080
Amazon4354Jeff GrossUnited States58,50023
Amazon4356Christopher ConradUnited States41,00016
Amazon4358Ryan RapaskiUnited States153,00061
Amazon4361Kane KalasUnited States56,00022
Amazon4363Richie AllenUnited Kingdom130,00052
Amazon4364Roland IsraelashviliUnited States80,00032
Amazon4365Jake LiebeskindUnited States84,00034
Amazon4366Tom KoralUnited States141,00056
Amazon4367Anthony ZinnoUnited States199,50080
Amazon4371Louis WermanUnited States115,00046
Amazon4372Marco JohnsonUnited States162,50065
Amazon4373Kyle MontgomeryUnited States97,50039
Amazon4375Michael BeesUnited States152,50061
Amazon4376Adam HendrixUnited States74,50030
Amazon4377Joshua PenderUnited States50,00020
Amazon4381Corey HochmanUnited States75,50030
Amazon4382Noah BronsteinUnited States17,5007
Amazon4383Brian DulacUnited States44,50018
Amazon4385Robert StevanovskiUnited States118,00047
Amazon4387Florian FuchsUnited States96,50039
Amazon4388Thiago MacedoBrazil57,50023
Amazon4391George LinkenbackUnited States49,50020
Amazon4392Leif ForceUnited States99,50040
Amazon4393Richard SklarUnited States76,50031
Amazon4395Justin JonesUnited States130,50052
Amazon4397Damjan RadanovUnited States85,00034
Amazon4398Ted LevaUnited States142,00057
Amazon4431Tommy ChenUnited States377,500151
Amazon4432Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States133,50053
Amazon4433Nick SchulmanUnited States295,000118
Amazon4435Andrew KelsallUnited States30,00012
Amazon4436Christopher VitchUnited States49,00020
Amazon4437Brian HastingsUnited States447,000179
Amazon4442Rok GostisaSlovenia66,50027
Amazon4444Shaun DeebUnited States106,00042
Amazon4445Scott StinsonUnited States62,50025
Amazon4446Josh AriehUnited States146,50059
Amazon4447Yuval BronshteinIsrael178,50071
Amazon4448Ryan HughesUnited States98,50039
Amazon4451Michael NooriUnited States138,50055
Amazon4452Tim BurtUnited States7,0003
Amazon4454Ben TangUnited States113,00045
Amazon4455Mark GregorichUnited States71,00028
Amazon4456John MonnetteUnited States68,00027
Amazon4458Aaron KupinUnited States151,00060
Amazon4461Matt VengrinUnited States118,00047
Amazon4462Charles CoultasUnited States77,00031
Amazon4463DID NOT REPORT 1United States31,00012
Amazon4464Ren LinUnited States129,00052
Amazon4465Matt LivingstonUnited States289,000116
Amazon4467Felipe RamosBrazil282,500113
Amazon4471Ryan MillerUnited States55,00022
Amazon4472Mike WattelUnited States68,50027
Amazon4473Hanna KhalafUnited States90,00036
Amazon4475Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom139,00056
Amazon4476Anthony AjlounyUnited States59,00024
Amazon4478Seth BlackmanUnited States45,50018
Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:10 AM Local Time
End of Day 1 Chip Counts
Brian Hastings447,000131,000
Tommy Chen377,500377,500
Chip Jett308,500-14,500
Nick Schulman295,000257,000
Matt Livingston289,000289,000
Felipe Ramos282,50054,500
Ward Crane240,000240,000
Esther Taylor240,000-29,000
Ari Engel224,00064,000
Dan Colpoys223,000223,000
Ryan Laplante217,0001,500
Anatolii Zyrin200,000-32,000
Anthony Zinno199,500-20,500
John Esposito185,000-65,000
Yuval Bronshtein178,50066,500
Ashly Butler178,00034,000
Benjamin Miner177,500177,500
Marco Johnson162,50024,500
John Racener159,500-2,500
Denis Strebkov157,500157,500
Ryan Rapaski153,000153,000
Erik Seidel153,00021,000
Michael Bees152,500152,500
Aaron Kupin151,000151,000
Alan Sternberg150,000150,000
Josh Arieh146,500-38,500
Justin Liberto144,000-1,500
Ted Leva142,000142,000
Brad Ruben142,000142,000
Tom Koral141,00029,000
Benny Glaser139,00021,000
Michael Noori138,50053,500
Gregory Jamison135,000135,000
Andjelko Andrejevic133,500133,500
Justin Jones130,5007,500
Richie Allen130,000130,000
Dylan Wilkerson129,00034,000
Ren Lin129,000129,000
Tim Seidensticker125,000125,000
Scott Seiver118,50083,500
Matt Vengrin118,00034,000
Robert Stevanovski118,000118,000
Joshua Faris115,0006,500
Louis Werman115,0000
Daniel Parker113,500113,500
Jordan Siegel113,500113,500
Ben Tang113,000113,000
James Morse106,500106,500
Shaun Deeb106,00019,000
Jason Riesenberg104,500104,500
Thomas Welborn101,000101,000
Leif Force99,500-69,500
Stephen Ladowsky99,00099,000
Matt Woodward98,500-51,000
Ryan Hughes98,50034,500
Kyle Montgomery97,50037,500
Florian Fuchs96,50096,500
Brandon Shack-Harris93,00016,000
Derek McMaster91,00091,000
Hanna Khalaf90,0000
Damjan Radanov85,00085,000
Jake Liebeskind84,00084,000
Roland Israelashvili80,000-14,000
Charles Coultas77,0006,000
Richard Sklar76,50076,500
Corey Hochman75,50075,500
Adam Hendrix74,50010,500
Mark Gregorich71,000-14,500
Mike Wattel68,50068,500
John Monnette68,000-8,000
Rok Gostisa66,5006,500
Brian Hacker66,00066,000
Scott Stinson62,50062,500
Anthony Ajlouny59,00059,000
Jeff Gross58,500-71,500
Thiago Macedo57,50057,500
Kane Kalas56,00056,000
Ryan Miller55,00055,000
Cliff Josephy52,000-13,000
Hernan Salazar50,500-23,500
Ray Henson50,000-24,000
Danny Chang50,00050,000
Joshua Pender50,00050,000
George Linkenback49,50049,500
Chris Vitch49,0007,000
Scott Anderson48,50048,500
Robert Mizrachi46,000-14,000
Seth Blackman45,50045,500
Scott Tuttle45,00045,000
Brian Dulac44,50044,500
Christopher Conrad41,00041,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko38,500-36,500
Joe Hachem33,000-13,000
DID NOT REPORT 131,00031,000
Andrew Kelsall30,000-30,000
Juan Ramirez24,50024,500
Michael Bickel23,00023,000
Noah Bronstein17,50017,500
Omar Saeed16,50016,500
Ryate Walstad15,00015,000
Tim Burt7,0007,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Four More Hands

The 106 remaining players will be dealt four more hands before play concludes for the night.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:45 AM Local Time
Racener Raises Deeb

The action was on John Racener after the       runout, who bet 17,500. Shaun Deeb slid in a raise to 45,000 and Racener took some time before moving all-in. Deeb folded instantly, awarding the pot to Racener.

John Racener162,00092,500
Shaun Deeb87,000-61,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:29 AM Local Time
Johnson Check-Raises the Turn

Marco Johnson opened to 4,000 in early position and was called by the cutoff. The two players saw the     flop and Johnson led out with a bet of 4,000. His opponent called and the   rolled off on the turn.

Johnson checked this time and his opponent threw in a bet of 7,000. Johnson thought for a minute and then stuck in a check-raise to 40,000. His opponent wasted little time before folding and Johnson collected the pot.

Marco Johnson138,000138,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Notable Chip Counts
Shaun Deeb148,000-10,500
Erik Seidel132,00025,000
Jeff Gross130,00056,000
Justin Jones123,000-24,000
Benny Glaser118,00068,000
Tom Koral112,000-10,500
Yuval Bronshtein112,00052,000
Joao Vieira110,00039,500
Qinghai Pan98,00038,000
Michael Noori85,00085,000
Brandon Shack-Harris77,000-21,500
Cliff Josephy65,000-89,000
Adam Hendrix64,00010,500
Robert Campbell50,000-29,000
Nick Schulman38,000-22,000
Cary Katz36,000-117,000
Scott Seiver35,000-25,000
Jesse Klein0-188,000
Dan Shak0-112,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:13 AM Local Time
Ramos Eliminates Bell

Felipe Ramos bet 25,000 on a board showing the      and Christopher Bell raised all-in.

Ramos took some time before making the call and got help on the   river. Ramos showed the      for a full house, while Bell missed a low draw with the      and mucked his hand.

Felipe Ramos228,000168,000
Christopher Bell0-47,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:07 AM Local Time
Jett Cleans Out Aldridge and Dzivielevski

Yuri Dzivielevski raised it up on the button and was called by Chip Jett and Ken Aldridge in the blinds. The flop came the     and Jett led out with a bet of 10,000. Aldridge stuck in his last 12,500 chips and Dzivielevski did the same with his stack of around 35,000. Jett quickly called and all three hands were tabled.

Ken Aldridge:     
Yuri Dzivielevski:     
Chip Jett:     

Dzivielevski flopped two pair but the   on the turn gave Jett a flush with the nut-low. The   on the river changed nothing and Jett knocked both Aldridge and Dzivielevski out of the tournament.

Chip Jett323,0000
Ken Aldridge00
Yuri Dzivielevski0-52,500
Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 2,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:43 AM Local Time
Hastings Leads the Way

Brian Hastings

A completed board of the       was spread across the table and Brian Hastings had a pot-sized bet of 107,500 sitting in front of him. With a third player already all-in on the turn, Yueqi Zhu was in the tank and eventually made the call.

All three hands must be shown and Hastings had no problem revealing his      for the nut-nut. Zhu turned over the      while the third player held the     .

Brian Hastings316,000229,000
Esther Taylor269,000169,000
Chip Jett255,000-5,000
John Esposito250,000140,000
Daniel Colpoys250,000250,000
Anatolii Zyrin232,00075,000
Anthony Zinno220,000139,000
Ryan Laplante215,500-9,500
Jesse Klein188,000-57,000
Ari Engel160,000100,000
Shaun Deeb158,50070,500
Justin Liberto145,50018,500
Ashly Butler144,000144,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:32 AM Local Time
Baker and Glantz Eliminated

David "ODB" Baker was all-in for his remaining chips against Dylan Wilkerson on the       runout. Wilkerson showed the      for a set of aces and Baker mucked as he got up from his seat.

A short time earlier, Matt Glantz was knocked out by Josh Arieh's flopped trip jacks.

Josh Arieh185,00016,000
Dylan Wilkerson95,00020,500
David "ODB" Baker0-48,000
Matt Glantz0-60,000
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Faris Calls Dzivielevski's Bluff

Yuri Dzivielevski raised it up from the hijack and was called by Ken Aldridge on the button and Joshua Faris in the big blind. The flop came the     and the action checked around to the   on the turn.

Faris led out with a be of 8,000 which Dzivielevski called and Aldridge folded. The   completed the board and Faris checked this time. Dzivielevski stuck in a bet of 22,000 which made Faris squirm in his chair. After a minute passed, Faris called and Dzivielevski showed the      for a missed flush draw. Faris tabled the      for a straight to win the pot.

Joshua Faris108,50017,500
Yuri Dzivielevski52,500-41,500
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:14 AM Local Time
Oxman Flops Kings-Full to Score Double KO

Ari Oxman opened to 4,000 from under the gun and Nathaniel Wiesner three-bet to 13,500 in the cutoff. Allen Kessler stuck in the last of his 2,500 chips on the button and Oxman called to build a side pot.

The     came on the flop and Oxman checked to Wiesner who moved all in for a little less than 15,000. Oxman snap-called and turned over the      for kings-full. Both Wiesner and Kessler were left drawing to runner-runner outs but the   and   would be of no help as they both were sent to the rail.

Ari Oxman190,500190,500
Allen Kessler0-82,500
Nathaniel Wiesner00
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 1,000/1,500
Ante: 1,500
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:50 PM Local Time
Final Break of the Night

The tournament clock shows 190 entries as players have been sent on their final 15-minute break of Day 1.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Wilkerson Scoops, Toma Eliminated

Dylan Wilkerson raised to 2,500 in the hijack and was called by Tsugunari Toma and Joshua Faris in the blinds. The flop came     and the action checked around to the   on the turn.

Toma jammed all in for 6,300 and Faris called. Wilkerson came over the top and pushed all in for 29,600. Faris asked for a count and went into the tank for a couple of minutes before finally making the call.

Tsugunari Toma:     
Dylan Wilkerson:     
Joshua Faris:     

Wilkerson turned a straight with the nut-low to hold a commanding lead. The   on the river managed to brick out and Wilkerson held on to scoop the entire pot, eliminating Toma.

Joshua Faris91,000-12,000
Dylan Wilkerson74,50014,500
Tsugunari Toma0-36,000
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Klein Pressures Hastings

Jesse Klein defended his big blind and checked to Brian Hastings on the button after the     flop.

Hastings continued for 8,000 and Klein called to the   turn before leading out for 15,000. Hastings called to the   river, and Klein fired again for 35,000. Hastings took a moment and mucked, awarding the pot to Klein.

Jesse Klein245,00062,000
Brian Hastings87,000-4,500
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 11:30 PM Local Time
Nut-Nut for Taylor

Esther Taylor

Esther Taylor limped in from under the gun which invited three other players to see a flop of    . The blinds checked and Taylor tossed in a bet of 2,500 which only the button called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Taylor threw in a bet of 8,000 and her opponent contemplated for a minute but decided to fold. Taylor showed     for the nut-high and the nut-low as she dragged in the pot.

Esther Taylor100,00012,000