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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 8:42 PM Local Time
Cowen Takes It on the Turn

Jared Jaffee opened to 11,000 and was called by Robert Cowen and the cutoff. Three ways to the     flop, Jaffee continued for 19,000 and that was called only by Cowen. After the   turn, Jaffee slowed down and checked. Cowen now made it 27,000 to go and that won the pot right there for the Brit, who is the biggest stack on his table and among the biggest in the Amazon Room.

Robert Cowen910,000230,000
Daniel Lowery720,000180,000
Brock Squire510,00025,000
Jared Jaffee200,00045,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:36 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Amazon Gold
Ruslan Dykshteyn920,000135,000
Qui Nguyen785,000163,000
Brittney Stout542,000-89,000
Shane Raikes499,000-192,000
Benjamin Mccoy450,000-51,000
Jeremy Pekarek305,000-105,000
Brock Wilson225,000-80,000
Benjamin Moon152,000-111,000
Matt Livingston140,000-5,000
Taus Lilius0-175,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:34 PM Local Time
Would You Fold This Hand in WSOP Main Event?

10th ranked player in the world, Fedor Holz analyzes an aces hand and offers advice on how to achieve a poker career like his own.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:31 PM Local Time
Gagnon Notches Mishra

Samuel Gagnon opened to 12,000 from the cutoff and was called by Swadeep Mishra on the button, Antoine Labat in the small blind and the big blind.

Action checked to Gagnon on the     flop and he bet 13,000. Only Mishra called.

Both players checked on the   turn and Gagnon bet 30,000 after the   completed the board.

Mishra called and Gagnon tabled   , which was good against the    of Mishra and Gagnon took down the pot.

Swadeep Mishra830,000160,000
Samuel Gagnon570,000264,900
Antoine Labat440,00050,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:29 PM Local Time
Lamb Doubles Through Liu

Ben Lamb

JJ Liu opened to 11,000 in middle position, the button called, and Ben Lamb shoved in his stack of 111,500 chips. Liu thought about it before putting in chips of her own, and the button folded.

Ben Lamb:   
JJ Liu:   

The two were flipping and the     flop vaulted Lamb into the lead. The   turn left him one card away from doubling.

"Heart," Lamb called out.

Indeed, the   completed the board to keep Lamb alive and put a small dent in Liu's large stack.

JJ Liu740,000-182,500
Ben Lamb238,000167,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:25 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Throughout Amazon
Keith Lehr705,000283,000
Brittney Stout631,0006,000
Sergio Fernandez500,000125,000
Daniel Weinman469,000-1,000
Daniel Zack296,000221,000
Martin Jacobson272,500-21,500
Pete Chen261,50022,000
Joao Simao260,000-15,000
Ken Aldridge246,00064,000
Roland Israelashvili160,000-37,200
Kathy Liebert132,00028,300
Vincent Moscati76,000-13,000
Henrik Hecklen61,000-44,000
Felipe Ramos0-132,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time
Mather Flipped Out by Liberto

Robert Mather was spotted on his way out of the tournament area and he was in no rush, indicating that his short stack most likely vanished. A quick glance at his table confirmed that and Justin Liberto was the one who claimed the chips of his table neighbour.

According to Liberto it was a flip with pocket jacks versus ace-king and the jacks held up to eliminate Mather.

Justin Liberto160,00015,000
Robert Mather0-45,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:16 PM Local Time
Chip Counts and One Elimination in Amazon Orange
Dragana Lim1,150,00050,000
Stephen Chidwick500,000265,000
Barry Greenstein335,000-10,000
Mike Matusow330,000185,000
Jesse Lonis300,000-5,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier290,00073,000
Chad Eveslage260,00033,000
Justin Young245,0000
Marle Spragg240,000-120,000
Jared Jaffee155,000-350,000
Chris Conrad75,00023,000
Matt Affleck52,000-183,000
Kristopher Burchfield0-65,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:15 PM Local Time
Choi Doubles Through DiStefano

Over on the main feature table, Chulhan Choi raised to 75,000 from under the gun and left 1,000 chip behind. He was looked up by Vito DiStefano, who then also called the all-in after the     flop.

Chulhan Choi:   
Vito DiStefano:   

The   turn and   river let the rail from South Korea celebrate as Choi doubled his short stack.

Chris Moneymaker1,100,0000
Nick Petrangelo550,000-150,000
Russell Thomas443,000-17,000
Kyle Arora400,000119,500
William Benson345,00042,000
Javier Fernandez177,00072,000
Vito DiStefano174,00027,500
Garry Gates170,00095,000
Jay Kapoor168,000-62,000
Chulhan Choi165,00071,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:13 PM Local Time
Friends Rail Poker Player Fighting ALS in WSOP Main Event
Andy Talbot
Andy Talbot and his rail

Andy Talbot, a long-time poker fan battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), entered Day 1d of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event on Sunday. He wasn't alone as his home game friends surprised him by showing up to watch him compete. They wound up watching him make it to Day 2 and onward to today's Day 3.

Talbot, 57, is a former general aviation pilot who would fly from his home in Northern Nevada to compete in a home game in San Jose, California, hosted by his friend Mark Atherton, who is also in attendance at the WSOP.

In March 2020, his fiance Melanie Enman told PokerNews, Andy began slurring his speech, which was concerning to his friends and family. It wasn't until June 2021, however, before he was officially diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is currently no cure for ALS, but that didn't stop Talbot from living out a dream of playing in poker's most prestigious annual tournament.

Click here to read Talbot's full story.

Andrew Talbot550,000-43,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:10 PM Local Time
Some Updated Counts From Amazon Gold
Dan Heimiller495,000115,000
Ivan Deyra335,000-18,000
Joao Simao275,000-15,000
Pete Chen239,500164,500
Adam Owen232,000125,000
Samantha Abernathy185,000-35,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:07 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Gets Value From Onikoul

Christoph Vogelsang

Arkadi Onikoul check-called a bet of 16,000 from Christoph Vogelsang on the turn      to see the river  .

Onikoul checked again and Vogelsang took his time betting 30,000.

"Well for thirty," said Onikoul as he tossed in a call.

"Nuts," said Vogelsang.

Vogelsang showed    for the diamond flush and was awarded the pot.

Arkadi Onikoul640,0000
Christoph Vogelsang211,00018,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:07 PM Local Time
Barry Binks

With about 110,000 in the pot and on a board of     , Daniel Barry was in the small blind and ended up getting his remaining stack of 135,000 in against an opponent in early position.

Daniel Barry:   

Barry was behind the cowboys but had outs, and one of those outs hit as the   spiked the river, causing the table to roar.

"What is going on?" someone at the table asked.

Barry celebrated his fortune and his rejuvenated tournament life as he stacked up his new chips.

Daniel Barry380,000252,400
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:06 PM Local Time
Post Dinner Dips And Increases
Chance Kornuth740,000160,000
Kevin Gerhart625,00034,500
Phachara Wongwichit560,000234,500
Yuri Dzivielevski520,000168,500
Daniel Weinman470,000330,900
Ognyan Dimov380,00058,700
Viliyan Petleshkov370,000110,000
David Prociak360,000220,700
Greg Mueller340,000115,000
Joao Simao290,00028,000
Nilesh Choudhary280,000160,000
Michael Lech280,000-20,000
Saya Ono210,000-80,000
Chris Moorman100,00020,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:05 PM Local Time
Lavin Gets the Call

With around 80,000 in the pot and       on the board, Michael Lavin bet 35,000 from middle position into his lone opponent in the cutoff. The cutoff called without much hesitation and turned over   .

"Sorry," Lavin said as he turned over    for aces and queens to take the pot and continue his Day 3 hot streak.

Michael Lavin782,000481,200
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time
Campelo Doubles Through Wigg

In a three-bet pot with around 130,000 in the middle already, Anton Wigg and Luis Campelo were heads-up in a pot. The flop came     and Wigg led out with a bet of 57,000 from the big blind. Campelo called from just a couple of seats over and the   landed on the turn.

Wigg sized up another bet of 112,000 this time but Campelo stuck around to see the   on the river. Wigg checked this time and Campelo shipped all in for 164,500. Wigg asked for a count and spent a couple of minutes in the tank before making the call. Campelo turned over    for trip jacks and Wigg pushed his cards into the muck.

Luis Campelo800,000
Anton Wigg330,000-380,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:03 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Negreanu & Bilzerian at GGPoker Party, WSOP Main Event in Full Force
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

Registration on the 2021 WSOP $10,000 Main Event is closed and Day 3 is approaching. Who is thriving and who has failed to survive? What did Phil Hellmuth wear during his grand entrance? What does Mike "The Mouth" Matusow think about late registration? Find out in this episode.

Also, hear stories from the GGPoker Party that saw Daniel Negreanu and Dan Bilzerian attend, find out where Chad spotted Phil Ivey playing poker, and learn about Lon McEachern & Norman Chad unveiling a new signature poker table by BBO Poker Tables.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time
Cai Flops Full House

Jessica Cai

Jessica Cai was in a pot against two opponents on a board reading     . One opponent moved all-in for about 67,000 and Cai called, while the other player in the hand got out of the way.

Jessica Cai:   

Cai had flopped a full house and eliminated her opponent when the   peeled off on the river, continuing the run-good for one of the biggest stacks in the tournament.

Jessica Cai1,200,000100,000
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Montalvo Flips Well to Double

Oscar Motalvo three-bet jammed for 116,500 out of the big blind and was called by the initial raiser in the cutoff with the   . Montalvo took a flip with    and got there thanks to the       board.

Oscar Montalvo240,000160,800
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Duta Eliminated in Three-Way All-In as Garcia Binks the River

Aaron Hernandez

The action escalated on a three-way flop of     with Florian Duta and Aaron Hernandez both at risk against Angel Garcia.

Florian Duta:   
Aaron Hernandez:   
Angel Garcia:   

The   turn changed nothing yet but the   river improved Hernandez to the nut flush. Duta was eliminated and Hernandez doubled through Garcia for 235,000.

Aaron Hernandez640,000608,300
Nikolay Fal480,000222,000
Angel Garcia230,00030,000
Samantha Abernathy220,00086,000
Florian Duta0-234,200
Playtika - Jason Alexander