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

Thursday, November 04, 2021 to Thursday, November 04, 2021

Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $62,011,250
  • Entries: 6,650
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:40 PM Local Time
Valenzuela's Aces Cracked

Joseph Valenzeula was facing a river bet of 8,000 on a board of      . He called and showed the   . But it was no good as Hieu Dang had the    for the straight.

Valenzuela stood up in frustration as he saw a decent portion of his stack carved away to leave him with one-third starting stack.

Hieu Dang46,00046,000
Joseph Valenzuela21,00021,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:32 PM Local Time
Queens for Prociak

The board already showed      when David Prociak check-called his opponent for 3,100.

A   came on the river and Prociak checked. His opponent bet 10,000 and Prociak tanked for some time before making the call. The initial player showed    and Prociak flipped over    for the winning hand.

David Prociak95,00017,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:32 PM Local Time
Forrest Near 100K

With 15,000 in the pot and      on the board, Ted Forrest bet 8,000 from under the gun. One player folded and the button called.

The river was  . Forrest fired 6,700 and the button went into the tank for a moment before sending his hand into the muck.

Forrest took the pot and moves close to 100K at the halfway point of Level 2.

Ted Forrest97,10011,100
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:29 PM Local Time
Some Updated Stacks in Amazon Orange
Soo Jo Kim65,000-11,500
Eric Hicks65,000-15,000
Brett Kennedy65,0003,000
Ben Underwood62,000-9,000
Daniel Maor58,0008,000
Allen Pock57,000-5,000
Shawn Gill55,000-18,500
Lucas Greenwood50,000-4,000
Sam Greenwood45,000-7,200
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:26 PM Local Time
Queens Hold for Hicks

In a heads up pot the flop was     and the action checked to Eric Hicks who put in a bet of 4,000 and his opponent called.

The turn was the   and both players quickly checked to the   river. Both players checked once again and the player first to act tabled    for a busted straight and flush draw and Hicks took down the pot with   .

Eric Hicks80,00023,500
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:25 PM Local Time
Pepper Doubles With a Set

"Too much in the pot already," the table neighbour of Adam Pepper sighed when he had one T-25,000 chip placed in the middle on the     flop and then faced the shove of Pepper for 53,800. The call followed as Pepper revealed    for a set and was up against   .

Both the   turn and   river were no threat and Pepper doubled to join the early chip leaders. The same table also features Tony Miles as well.

Adam Pepper126,000
Tony Miles54,000-500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:21 PM Local Time
Ensan Rivers Broadway and Get Paid

Hossein Ensan

There was three-way action between 2019 Main Event Champ Hossein Ensan and two others with a completed board of       showing.

With roughly 10,000 already in the middle, action was checked to Ensan who fired out 9,800 and both his opponents called.

Ensan showed the nuts    and collected the pot.

Hossein Ensan104,50034,500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:18 PM Local Time
Kennedy Spotted at Table 512

Brett Kennedy was in position in a heads-up pot on a board reading     and bet about 1,500 when checked to. His opponent called.

The opponent checked again on the   turn and opted to fold when Kennedy threw out a bet of 3,000.

Kennedy gave PokerNews his name and the table reacted strongly upon learning the player's surname.

"Oh my god, you're a Kennedy?" one player said. "Guys, we've got John F. Kennedy, Jr. at our table."

Kennedy assured the table he wasn't cursed but also noted that he did not fly into Vegas.

"I never fly," he said.

Brett Kennedy62,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:15 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Qui Nguyen87,30012,300
Ted Forrest86,00086,000
Bryce Yockey85,20013,100
Matt Glantz77,5007,500
Shawn Gill73,500-3,400
Mikiyo Aoki72,5007,500
Yueqi Zhu71,7002,200
Eric Hicks56,50016,500
Tony Miles54,50011,500
Sam Greenwood52,2003,200
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:12 PM Local Time
Nguyen Bombs The River

Heads-up on a      board, Qui Nguyen bet 4,300 on the button after being checked to by the big blind.

Nguyen's opponent called and the   completed the board. Nguyen quickly bet 20,000 and his opponent folded just as quickly.

"Lot of outs," Nuguyen's opponent said.

"I had a lot of outs too," Nguyen replied.

Qui Nguyen110,00050,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:12 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts in Orange
Allyn Shulman75,400-2,600
Ben Underwood71,00016,000
Thomas Tolbert68,00010,300
Sam Ho64,8009,800
Thierry Veilleux63,3005,800
Erik Seidel61,000-3,300
Steven Grybas54,5008,600
Tawab Hessam41,000-4,200
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time
A Round of Chip Counts
Soo Jo Kim76,50013,500
Phong Chau74,500
Cord Garcia74,30012,300
Jungwon Kim71,20011,200
David Sheinin64,3004,300
Darren Rabinowitz56,400-3,600
Youjin Jang47,500-12,500
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:11 PM Local Time
Tabarin Let it Go

Lucas Tabarin raised to 700 and called a three-bet worth 2,500 from the button. The flop showed     and Tabarin took a minute before check-folding after the button continued for 2,500.

Lucas Tabarin92,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:10 PM Local Time
Kamei Makes Correct Call

Action was picked up on the river with the board reading      . Luis Gustavo Shinike Kamei was facing a bet of 16,000 from his opponent with a pot of about 23,000 in the middle.

He thought for about 20 seconds before he called. His opponent showed the    which Kamei had beat as he tabled the    and collected the pot for a nice chip up.

Luis Gustavo Shinike Kamei95,00095,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:09 PM Local Time
Shulman Chips Up

Heads-up to the      turn, the action checked to Allyn Shulman and she bet 1,200. Her opponent check-called and Shulman then checked behind the   river to turn over the   . "I had the world," her opponent exclaimed and flashed the    for the busted wheel and nut flush draw.

Allyn Shulman78,0001,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:07 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts With Some New Faces
Jay Farber85,0005,000
Corbin White80,00080,000
Farid Jattin63,000-200
Pete Chen60,00060,000
Mike Watson55,00055,000
Juan Pardo39,00039,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:05 PM Local Time
Shorr Rivers a Flush

Shannon Shorr

Shannon Shorr raised in early position to 700 and Thomas Gjerde called in the small blind.

The dealer spread a flop of     and both players checked to see the   on the turn. Gjerde led out for 1,300 and Shorr made the call.

When the   river hit the board Gjerde checked to Shorr who put in a bet of 3,900. Gjerde thought it over for a few seconds before making the call. Shorr tabled   , which was a pair of queens on the flop that made a flush on the river and Gjerde mucked his hand.

Thomas Gjerde74,700-9,800
Shannon Shorr36,500-5,600
Saturday, November 6, 2021 1:04 PM Local Time
Cooper Doubles Through McCollum

Picking up the action on the     flop, Brian Cooper and Brett McCollum checked and Koray Aldemir bet 3,800. Cooper then check-raised to 13,000 and McCollum called while Aldemir folded.

The   fell on the turn and Cooper jammed for 33,400, which McCollum called with the covering stack.

Brian Cooper:   
Brett McCollum:   

"Oh wow," Arash Ghaneian stated in table chat when both players turned over sets that improved to full houses. Cooper prevailed when the   river came a blank and the table broke right after.

Brian Cooper105,00055,100
Koray Aldemir38,000-10,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:55 PM Local Time
Wright Chipping Down

In a three-bet pot with four players going to the     flop, the small blind checked and Arjun Saluja bet 5,000. James Taylor folded and Darrin Wright made the call on the button as did as the small blind.

The   fell on the turn and was checked through. The river was the   and Wright bet 5,000 which was only called by Saluja.

Wright tabled    for a pair of tens but the pot was sent to Saluja who turned over   .

Arjun Saluja80,00080,000
Darrin Wright29,000-18,000
James Taylor20,000-38,000
Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:51 PM Local Time
Gill Bets the Turn

Soo Jo Kim raised to 800 from middle position, Shawn Gill called from the small blind as did the big blind.

The flop was     and all three players checked.

The turn was the   and Gill bet 1,100. The big blind folded and Kim thought briefly before tossing his hand in the muck.

Shawn Gill76,90076,900
Soo Jo Kim63,000-7,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander