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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 4:57 PM Local Time
Berge Takes Chip Lead

Peder Berge

After John Hoang folded on fifth street to a bet from Peder Berge and a call from John Monnette, Berge and Monnette were left to battle heads-up for the final two streets of action.

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

The players checked sixth street, but on seventh, Berge bet after Monnette checked to him.

Monnette took a bit of time to think, then chose to fold his hand, awarding a decent-sized pot to Berge, which has given him the chip lead.

Peder Berge1,800,000600,000
John Monnette1,305,000-245,000
John Hoang1,000,000-100,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:50 PM Local Time
Berge, Hoang Each Take Bit From Racener

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

John Hoang bet on fourth street and was called by John Racener and Peder Berge. He continued betting until sixth, when Racener called and Berge raised.

Hoang re-raised and Racener got out of the way, with Berge calling. Both players checked on seventh.

Hoang had     for trip queens, while Berge showed     for 7-6-5-2-A to chop the pot.

Peder Berge1,200,000150,000
John Hoang1,100,000165,000
John Racener850,000-300,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:28 PM Local Time
Final Table Seat Draw
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Peder Berge1,050,000
2Carol Fuchs1,400,000
3John Hoang935,000
4Joseph Ranciato540,000
5Jermaine Reid920,000
6Espen Sandvik940,000
7John Monnette1,550,000
8Esther Taylor720,000
9John Racener1,150,000
John Monnette1,550,0000
Carol Fuchs1,400,00070,000
John Racener1,150,000-250,000
Peder Berge1,050,000210,000
Espen Sandvik940,000-75,000
John Hoang935,000-50,000
Jermaine Reid920,000-25,000
Esther Taylor720,00020,000
Joseph Ranciato540,000-290,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:28 PM Local Time
Perry Friedman Eliminated in 10th Place ($6,330)

Perry Friedman

Perry Friedman:   /    / 
Espen Sandvik:   /    / 

On the first hand back from break, Perry Friedman completed and Espen Sandvik raised. Friedman called, then called bets on fourth and fifth streets.

Sandvik bet enough on sixth to put Friedman all in for 60,000. "I guess I have to call. I may be drawing dead," Friedman said before calling. "Yep, no outs," he added as Sandvik showed     for trip eights.

Friedman finished with     for a pair of sevens and was eliminated in 10th place. The remaining nine players are now redrawing for seats at the final table.

Espen Sandvik1,015,000290,000
Perry Friedman0-275,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:13 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at First Break
John Monnette1,550,0000
John Racener1,400,000-300,000
Carol Fuchs1,330,00030,000
John Hoang985,000-80,000
Jermaine Reid945,000745,000
Peder Berge840,000-360,000
Joseph Ranciato830,000125,000
Espen Sandvik725,000470,000
Esther Taylor700,0000
Perry Friedman275,000-475,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:12 PM Local Time
Monnette Takes a Big One Off Taylor

John Monnette

John Monnette:   /    / 
Esther Taylor:   /    / 

Esther Taylor completed and was called by John Monnette. Monnette bet out on fifth, sixth, and seventh streets. He ended up with     for a pair of sixes and a 6-5-4-3-A low.

Taylor gave one last long look at her cards before sending them into the muck as players headed out on a 15-minute break.

John Monnette1,550,000450,000
Esther Taylor700,000-400,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 4:00 PM Local Time
Glenn Cozen Eliminated in 11th Place ($6,330)

Glenn Cozen

Glenn Cozen:        
Perry Friedman:        

Glenn Cozen completed, leaving himself just 10,000 behind, and Perry Friedman raised enough to put Cozen's last chips in the middle.

Friedman had two pair, fives and threes, with a low showing by seventh. "I have a low so I can't lose," he told Cozen. Cozen had a pair of nines but failed to improve on seventh, hitting the rail in 11th place.

Perry Friedman750,000150,000
Glenn Cozen0-60,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:51 PM Local Time
Cozen Staying Alive

John Racener:   /   
Glenn Cozen:   /    - folded

With a pair of tens showing, John Racener bet into Glenn Cozen on fifth street. Cozen let out a frustrated sigh before letting go of his hand, leaving himself just 30,000 behind.

A few hands later, Cozen called all in with the   showing on third and was up against Perry Friedman and John Monnette. Monnette made a pair of tens with      showing and Friedman folded to a bet.

Monnette finished with     for a straight. Cozen peeled his last card and turned over a   to complete a board of         to make a low and split the pot.

John Racener1,700,000480,000
John Monnette1,100,000-65,000
Perry Friedman600,00060,000
Glenn Cozen60,000-95,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:37 PM Local Time
Richard Bremer Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,195)

Richard Bremer

Richard Bremer got the last of his chips in on fifth street versus John Hoang, then flicked in a small red lammer that said "one time".

The hands were turned up, and Bremer would need that "one time".

Richard Bremer:   /   
John Hoang:   /   

Hoang was rolled up with fours, but Bremer had a flush draw.

Bremer drew a useless   on sixth, while Hoang added the  .

On seventh street, Bremer got his one-time, drawing the   for his flush, however, Hoang then turned over the   for a winning full house to eliminate Bremer.

Friday, November 12, 2021 3:24 PM Local Time
Joseph Kupresanin Eliminated in 13th Place ($5,195)

Joseph Kupresanian

Joseph Kupresanin:   /  
Peder Berge:   /  
Jermaine Reid:   /  

Jermaine Reid completed before Joseph Kupresanin raised. Peder Berge then attempted to raise but didn't put in enough chips. The floor had to be called over to sort out the amount of Berge's raise, then Reid called.

Kupresanin raised again, and both opponents called. Berge bet on fourth, Reid called, and Kupresanin called all in. Berge picked up a third deuce on fifth and Reid folded to a bet as the players put the cards on their backs.

Berge showed         for a full house. Kupresanin had        , missing his low draw and hitting the rail as the first casualty of Day 3.

Peder Berge1,200,000238,000
Jermaine Reid200,000-250,000
Joseph Kupresanin0-240,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:17 PM Local Time
Full Value For Fuchs

Carol Fuchs

On third street, Jermaine Reid brought in, and Carol Fuchs limped into the pot heads-up.

Fuchs then led every street, with Reid calling the whole way.

Carol Fuchs:   /    / 
Jermaine Reid:   /    / 

After her bet was called on seventh, Fuchs showed     for two pair, kings and threes to scoop a big pot and put her amongst the chip leaders.

Carol Fuchs1,300,000360,000
Jermaine Reid450,000-275,000
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:02 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The final 13 players are in their seats and play is underway on Day 3.

Friday, November 12, 2021 1:29 PM Local Time
Star-Studded $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Field to Crown a Champion Today

John Racener

There are a ton of great storylines entering the final day of action in Event #69: $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and they begin right at the top of the chip counts from the remaining 13 players.

World Series of Poker bracelet winners John Racener (1,220,000) and John Monnette (1,165,000) are in search of their second and fifth bracelets respectively. A win for Racener would vault him into contention for WSOP Player of the Year, while Monnette could potentially grab his second title this year alone, after claiming the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship last month.

Right behind them on the leaderboard is Esther Taylor (1,100,000), who along with Carol Fuchs (940,000), will be trying to become the first woman to win a bracelet at this year's WSOP. Taylor is in search of her first piece of WSOP jewelry, while Fuchs is after her second, having won the $1,500 Dealer's Choice event in 2015.

Also over a million chips to start the day is John Hoang (1,065,000), who has a pair of WSOP Stud and Stud 8 or Better final tables to his name from back in 2004 and 2006. He'll also be in search of a long-awaited bracelet today.

Day 1 chip leader Jermaine Reid (725,000) is also still in the field with a healthy stack. With a previous best-ever WSOP cash of $5,605 to his name, he's on the verge of bettering that number and then some, with the $113,459 top prize firmly in his sights.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4141John RacenerUnited States1,220,000
4142Esther TaylorUnited States1,105,000
4144Joe RanciatoUnited States705,000
4145Perry FriedmanUnited States540,000
4146Espen SandvikNorway255,000
4147Glenn CozenUnited States155,000
4148John MonnetteUnited States1,165,000
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4061Joseph KupresaninUnited States240,000
4063Richard BremerUnited States225,000
4064John HoangUnited States1,065,000
4065Peder BergeUnited States962,000
4067Carol FuchsUnited States940,000
4068Jermaine ReidUnited States725,000

The players will gather in the gold section of the Amazon room at 3:00 pm today to play down to a winner, beginning at level 25 with a 10,000 chip ante and bring-in, and limits of 30,000 and 60,000. Levels will again be 60-minutes long with 15-minute breaks every two levels, and a potential dinner break to be determined as the day progresses.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action, as we crown another World Series of Poker champion at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.