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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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Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:02 PM Local Time
Theologis Makes a Flush to Double Up

There was a raise from middle position and Alexandros Theologis shoved all in for 30,000 in the cutoff. There was some commotion at the table with a couple of cards being marked and the dealer flashed one of them, the  . Once the action folded back to the initial raiser, he quickly called to put Theologis at risk.

Alexandros Theologis:   

The board ran out       to give Theologis a flush and score a double up through his opponent.

Alexandros Theologis63,0006,800
Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 PM Local Time
Berlin Busts Ross With Aces versus Kings

A preflop raising war got the chips of Brian Berlin and Scott Ross into the middle and it was the most classic setup that unfolded in the Amazon Purple section.

Scott Ross:   
Brian Berlin:   

The board ran out       and Ross was left drawing dead on the turn. Both stacks were counted and Ross was covered by a small margin.

Brian Berlin240,000122,400
Scott Ross0-134,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:57 AM Local Time
Simonian Bets Cornell Off

Tyler Cornell raised to 5,500 in middle position and was called by John Simonian on his left and the big blind. The flop fell     and Cornell continued for 6,000 which only Simonian called.

The turn brought the   and Cornell checked to Simonian who bet 9,400. Cornell called and the   landed on the river. Cornell checked again and Simonian pushed out a bet of 21,600. Cornell asked for a count but decided to dump his cards to the muck.

Tyler Cornell526,50039,500
John Simonian225,20049,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:57 AM Local Time
Early Day 3 Casualties in Amazon
Kevin Bayer0-19,000
Jay Sharon0-28,300
Brian Hunkins0-47,800
Mihai Niste0-44,800
Thanh Nguyen0-21,300
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:56 AM Local Time
Updated Stacks From Amazon Gold
Noah Schwartz237,00073,200
Taus Lilius220,00012,000
Joao Simao218,500-33,400
Adam Owen216,00026,900
Christoph Vogelsang180,000-2,900
Daniel Park132,900-75,700
Vojtech Ruzicka45,000-290,000
Benjamin Moon44,000-34,200
Matt Livingston43,500-57,900
Felipe Ramos40,000-17,000
Brock Wilson34,400-61,400
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:55 AM Local Time
Mcneil Doubles Through Noda

Hiroyuki Noda raised to 6,100 on the button and Matthew Mcneil shoved for his last 32,400 from the small blind. Action folded back to Noda, who tanked for some time before deciding to call.

Matthew Mcneil:   
Hiroyuki Noda:   

Noda made the right call, but the       runout left Mcneil with a full house and he doubled through Noda — leaving Noda with just 33,000 in chips.

Matthew Mcneil70,00032,800
Hiroyuki Noda33,000-43,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:48 AM Local Time
Young Shoves Turn

Justin Young

Justin Young was in a heads-up pot on a board reading      with around 55,000 already in the middle.

Young shoved with a stack of 51,400 and his opponent shuffled his chips around before eventually folding.

After the hand, Young told his opponent that he had a pair and a flush draw.

Justin Young107,00024,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:45 AM Local Time
Puchol-Vina Left Short

There was a loud celebration in the room and tournament director Bob Smith walked past the table and exclaimed "the tournament is over". When the live reporting team arrived at table 474, Oliver Renick's stack was counted as he doubled for 75,400 through Alvaro Puchol-Vina. His    had turned a straight on the       board and that left Puchol-Vina short.

Oliver Renick168,00075,400
Alvaro Puchol-Vina25,000-47,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:45 AM Local Time
Hellmuth Busts in Bad Beat

Phil Hellmuth

According to players at the table, Jacob Thibodeau opened and Phil Hellmuth jammed in his remaining stack of about 25,000. Thibodeau called and hands were revealed.

Phil Hellmuth:   
Jacob Thibodeau:   

Hellmuth's fishhooks were well ahead of the eights, and were further ahead on the     flop. However, the   two-outer spiked the turn to put him behind, and a blank came on the river to bust him in unfortunate circumstances early in the day.

The table said he was gracious and said "Good game," before making his exit, but there will be no "white magic" in the form of Hellmuth at this year's Main Event final table, as the 1989 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and bracelet record-holder is no longer in contention.

Jacob Thibodeau360,00026,400
Phil Hellmuth0-25,400
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:41 AM Local Time
Kanji Barrels Three Streets, Deyra Folds the River

Jamil Kanji, Christina Renz, and Ivan Deyra each put in 5,300 to see the flop    . Kanji led for 7,300 and only Deyra called.

On the turn  , Kanji continued for 9,000 and Deyra called again.

The river was the   and Kanji sized up to 50,000. Deyra went into the tank for a minute before letting it go.

Jamil Kanji312,00047,500
Ivan Deyra149,000-28,000
Christina Renz145,800-24,900
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:35 AM Local Time
Armstrong Up Early

Benjamin Armstrong was heads-up from the hijack on a board of      against one player from middle position. Armstrong had a 60,000 bet in front of him and his opponent called after some thought.

The   completed the board and both players checked.

Armstrong immediately tabled    and his opponent mucked, which got a "Phew!" out of Armstrong as he dragged the pot.

Benjamin Armstrong460,000174,300
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:34 AM Local Time
Wigg Turns a Set

A completed board of       was spread across the felt and Anton Wigg had a bet of 48,000 sitting in front of him. The pot had around the same amount in the middle and Daniel Sewnig had a decision to make.

A little over a minute passed and Sewnig finally threw in a call. Wigg turned over    for a set of eights and that was good enough to earn him the pot.

Anton Wigg548,00058,000
Daniel Sewnig229,000-83,900
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:31 AM Local Time
Aces for Adkins

Douglas Adkins doubled up after getting his stack of 88,500 in with    against the    of Grant Juric on a board that ran out      .

"Aces? That doesn't seem fair," Juric said. "I honestly almost folded preflop."

Douglas Adkins180,00088,600
Grant Juric32,000-88,800
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:30 AM Local Time
Puka Slips Up Early

Erind Puka opened to 5,000 in the cutoff and Christopher Dowling three-bet to 15,200 from the small blind. Puka called and the two players saw a flop of    . Dowling continued for 8,000 and Puka called.

The turn brought the   and Dowling fired out another bet of 12,000. Puka still called and the   completed the board. Dowling checked this time and Puka quickly checked it back. Dowling turned over    for a pair of aces and Puka sent his cards to the muck.

Chris Dowling184,20012,400
Erind "Froste" Puka140,600-37,200
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:29 AM Local Time
Entine Doubles Through Kudo

Oliver Entine raised to 41,000 from early position, leaving 2,400 behind. Mikiya Kudo put 55,000 out and created some confusion because it was not a full raise. The floor manager was brought over to see if Entine's last 2,400 had action and if Kudo made an allowable raise.

The action was ruled a raise and Entine called his last 2,400.

Oliver Entine:   
Mikiya Kudo:   

The board ran out       and the aces held to secure an important early double for Entine.

Mikiya Kudo152,000-48,300
Oliver Entine91,00047,300
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:27 AM Local Time
Manikos Spikes River to Bust Draper

William Draper got the rest of his stack in preflop against David Manikos.

William Draper:   
David Manikos:   

The board ran out       as Manikos gave a clap of his hands upon hitting the river three-outer to bust Draper.

David Manikos410,00023,000
William Draper00
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:25 AM Local Time
Shanahan Doubles Through Ruzicka

Vojtech Ruzicka raised, Michael Shanahan shoved for his last 54,200 and Ruzicka called with the bigger stack.

Michael Shanahan:   
Vojtech Ruzicka:   

The board ran       and Shanahan made a full house to double up.

Vojtech Ruzicka335,000-22,500
Michael Shanahan114,40054,200
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:21 AM Local Time
Berkey Gets Away from Early Pot

Young Ko raised to 5,400 from middle position and Matt Berkey three-bet to 25,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Ko four-bet to 55,000. Berkey thought for a brief moment and called.

The flop was     and Berkey checked. Ko continued for 35,000 and Berkey tossed his hand in the muck.

Young Ko197,00053,000
Matt Berkey117,500-55,100
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:19 AM Local Time
Han Busts McGrath

Junsheng Han raised to 6,000 from early position and Michael T McGrath shoved for his last 55,100. Han made the call and McGrath was at risk.

Michael T McGrath:   
Junsheng Han:   

The board came       and Han made trip queens to score the elimination.

Junsheng Han196,50037,800
Michael T McGrath0-56,200
Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:16 AM Local Time
Mcbarron Busts to Schneider

Chad Schneider raised to 5,500 and then quickly called the shove by short stack Kevin Mcbarron for 19,800.

Kevin Mcbarron:   
Chad Schneider:   

The kicker played a pivotal role on the       board to eliminate Mcbarron early into Day 3.

Chad Schneider225,000-400
Kevin Mcbarron0-19,800
Playtika - Jason Alexander