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

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021

Event #69: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $496,620
  • Entries: 372
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, November 12, 2021 11:54 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
Peder Berge3,950,000200,000
Jermaine Reid3,290,000-10,000
John Hoang2,060,000-140,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 11:53 PM Local Time
Cautious Play Continues Despite Attractive Boards

Peder Berge:   /   
John Hoang:   /   
Jermaine Reid:   /   

Action on third street saw Peder Berge bring in and the other two players limp behind. As each player caught another low card on fourth street, the players all checked.

On fifth street with his eight-high being awarded the betting lead, Reid put forward a bet of 240,000... and his opponents folded.

Peder Berge3,750,000-150,000
Jermaine Reid3,300,000600,000
John Hoang2,200,000400,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 11:36 PM Local Time
Finally Fifth Street

Jermaine Reid:   /   
Peder Berge:   /    - folded

Peder Berge completed and was called by Jermaine Reid. Reid led out on fourth street and Berge called. Reid bet again on fifth, and this time Berge folded.

This was the first pot to reach fifth street in quite some time. All three players are content to keep the pots small, with most going uncontested on third street.

Peder Berge3,900,000-1,100,000
Jermaine Reid2,700,000500,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 11:20 PM Local Time
Back and Forth They Go

With the limits now at 120,000 and 240,000, the last several pots between the players have been of the smaller variety, with none even reaching the big bet rounds.

"Complete and take it" has been a quite regular occurrence, as the players have not been getting out of line and protecting their stacks.

Peder Berge5,000,000300,000
Jermaine Reid2,200,000200,000
John Hoang1,800,000-800,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
Reid's Two Pair Is Best

Jermaine Reid:   /    / 
John Hoang:   /    / 

Jermaine Reid went heads-up to fifth street with John Hoang and called a bet. Reid led out on sixth and seventh and Hoang called.

"Two pair," Reid said, turning over     for sixes and fours.

Hoang shot back in his chair in frustration before tossing his cards back to the dealer.

John Hoang2,600,000-1,100,000
Jermaine Reid2,000,000950,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 12, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time
Hoang Solidifies His Standing

After Peder Berge brought in with the  , John Hoang completed with the   and was called by Jermaine Reid with the  . Berge folded to leave the other two to battle.

Reid had the betting lead and used it on fourth and fifth streets, where he was called by Hoang.

Hoang's board made a better king-high on sixth street, and he took over the betting lead. Reid called, and then faced one more bet from Hoang on seventh.

John Hoang:   /    / 
Jermaine Reid:   /    / 

The final bet was one that Reid could not call, leaving Hoang to drag the large pot, and putting himself firmly on the short stack with now just about four big bets.

Peder Berge4,700,000-300,000
John Hoang3,700,0001,200,000
Jermaine Reid1,050,000-250,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:49 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time
Berge In Control

Peder Berge:   /    / 
Jermaine Reid:   /    / 

Jermaine Reid bet on fifth street and Peder Berge called. Reid put in another bet on sixth and Berge called to see seventh street.

Reid bet again before Berge came back with a raise. "I knew I didn't want this card," Reid said as he began to laugh. He eventually called with     for two pair, but Berge showed     for a set of fives.

"Ouch," Reid said as he handed over the pot.

Peder Berge5,000,000100,000
Jermaine Reid1,300,000-500,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:32 PM Local Time
John Monnette Eliminated in 4th Place ($33,734)

John Monnette

John Monnette:   /   
Peder Berge:   /   
John Hoang:   /    - folded

John Hoang completed, John Monnette raised, and Peder Berge called. Hoang also called. On fourth street, Berge bet, Hoang raised, and Monnette called all in for 295,000.

Monnette once again complained that the dealer was counting the pots incorrectly. "It's like we're playing for play money," he said heading to fifth.

Berge bet and Hoang folded, leaving Berge and Monnette heads-up. Berge turned up    for a pair of sixes, while Monnette was drawing with   .

Berge made two pair with   , while Monnette didn't improve with    and left the table in a hurry. He was still in discussion with the tournament floor about the dealing several minutes later.

Peder Berge4,900,0001,900,000
John Hoang2,500,000-15,000
John Monnette0-400,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:27 PM Local Time
Monnette Left Short by Cooler

John Monnette

On third street, John Monnette raised a bring-in from Peder Berge and a limp from John Hoang. Both opponents called.

Monette then bet fourth street, only receiving a call from Berge.

On fifth street, Berge check-called another bet, then on sixth he took over the betting lead showing four to a flush and three low cards. Monnette called, then faced a final bet on seventh.

Their boards read,

John Monnette:   /    / 
Peder Berge:   /    / 
John Hoang:   /   - folded

Monnette begrudgingly made the call to see Berge turn over     for the flush. Monnette stared at his cards before mucking them, saying he started rolled up, but couldn't in the end beat Berge's flush.

Peder Berge3,000,000180,000
John Monnette400,000-1,700,000
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Friday, November 12, 2021 10:05 PM Local Time
Reid Takes First Big Post-Dinner Pot

Jermaine Reid:   /    / 
John Monnette:   /    / 

Jermaine Reid completed with the   and John Monnette called. Reid proceeded to bet on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, with Monnette sticking around to see seventh.

Both players checked on seventh and Reid turned over     for sevens and sixes. Monnette quickly flashed his cards before tossing them into the muck and surrendering the pot to Reid.

John Monnette2,100,000-545,000
Jermaine Reid1,800,000495,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 9:59 PM Local Time
Play Is Underway

The final four players have returned to action in the Amazon room to play down to the winner.

Friday, November 12, 2021 9:58 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, November 12, 2021 9:05 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Dinner Break
Peder Berge2,820,0000
John Monnette2,645,0000
John Hoang2,515,000165,000
Jermaine Reid1,305,0000
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:55 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

The tournament floor gave the players the option of whether to take a 60-minute dinner break or a shorter, 15-minute break. Peder Berge said he wanted to go on dinner and was backed up by Jermaine Reid and John Monnette.

Play will resume at 9:48 p.m. PST.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:50 PM Local Time
Reid, Berge Chop Up Monnette Before Dinner

Jermaine Reid:   /    / 
Peder Berge:   /    / 
John Monnette:   /    / 

Peder Berge completed and was called by Jermaine Reid and John Monnette. Reid opened the betting after catching an ace on fourth street and both opponents called.

After three checks on fifth, Reid found a pair of aces on sixth and bet. Monnette and Berge called, then Reid bet again on seventh.

Monnette took his time before calling, while Berge quickly called. Reid showed     for a low, while Berge had     for a flush. Monnette mucked as Reid and Berge chopped the pot before players headed off for dinner.

Peder Berge2,820,000320,000
John Monnette2,645,000-455,000
Jermaine Reid1,305,0005,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:43 PM Local Time
Monnette Crosses Three Million Via Hoang

John Monnette

John Monnette completed versus John Hoang's bring-in, and Hoang defended.

Hoang then check-called bets on fourth and fifth streets, before action checked through on sixth.

On seventh street, Monnette had the betting lead and opted to do just that. After a brief deliberation, Hoang called.

Prior to the reveal, their boards read,

John Monnette:   /    / 
John Hoang:   /    / 

Monnette then turned over     for two pair, queens and fives. Hoang checked his cards again, then tossed them into the muck.

John Monnette3,100,000700,000
John Hoang2,350,000-250,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:31 PM Local Time
Reid Hiding the Last Queen

Jermaine Reid:   /    / 
John Hoang:   /    / 

John Hoang completed and called when Jermaine Reid raised. Reid kept betting through to seventh, with Hoang calling each time.

"Queens up," Reid announced as he showed     for queens and jacks.

"How do you have queens up?" Hoang wondered as he flashed another queen before mucking.

John Hoang2,600,000-1,100,000
Jermaine Reid1,300,000600,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:26 PM Local Time
Monnette Scoops Huge Pot From Reid

John Monnette

Peder Berge brought in the action with the   and was raised by Jermaine Reid with the  , behind him though was John Monnette who made it two full bets with the  . Berge defended his bring-in and Reid called as well.

On fourth street, Monnette was first to act and quickly fired out a bet that Berg folded to after he caught the  . Reid however called, then called bets on every subsequent street.

john Monnette:   /    / 
Jermine Reid:   /    / 
Peder Berge:   /   - folded

Monnette showed     in the hole for two pair, kings and sixes, while Reid checked his cards a couple of times before tossing them into the muck and awarding the sizeable pot to Monnette.

Peder Berge2,500,000-300,000
John Monnette2,400,0001,900,000
Jermaine Reid700,000-375,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 8:13 PM Local Time
Monnette Frustrated After Losing Another

John Monnette:   /    - folded
John Hoang:   /    

John Hoang completed and was called by John Monnette. Hoang bet again on fourth and Monnette called to fifth. This time Monnette raised over a bet from Hoang.

Monnette began complaining to the dealer that they weren't keeping track of the pot accurately. "It's like amateur hour," he said as Hoang called.

Hoang led out on sixth and Monnette folded to drop to the short-stack.

John Hoang3,700,000200,000
John Monnette500,000-500,000
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