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

Friday, November 12, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021

Event #70: CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $888
  • Prizepool: $4,150,761
  • Entries: 5,252
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time
Leonid Yanovski Leads Final Six of the $888 Crazy Eights

Leonid Yanovski

A total 237 players of the 5,252 entry field came back for Day 2 and only six found bags at the end of 17 levels in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights. The six finalists are returning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 to play down until a new champion is crowned earning the first-place prize of $888,891.

The lineup is led by Leonid Yanovski with a total of 62,200,000. Yanovski used his aggressive style to gain chips throughout the day, reaching the final two tables with over 14,000,000 in chips. He also is hot off another final table, finishing in fourth place inEvent #72: Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) and taking home $66,240.

Final Table Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
4301Georgios Sotiropoulos21,800,00011
4302Paul Fehlig48,700,00024
4303Leonid Yanovski62,200,00031
4304Timo Kamphues7,400,0004
4305Sejin Park14,600,0007
4306David Moses49,100,00025

Following Yanovski is David Moses, bagging a total of 49,100,000 in chips after being short-stacked most of the final table. Moses started to ramp up his stack after putting his last 10,000,000 in the middle with pocket kings against Georgios Sotiropoulos' pocket queens. Moses thought his tournament was done as the flop came with a queen on it but the king came on the turn securing his double up.

Sotiropoulos also found a bag at the end of Day 2, finishing with 21,800,000. Sotiropoulos is no stranger to final tables as he also is coming off a final table finish as he won his third WSOP gold bracelet and $432,575 in Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold'em.

However, Sotiropoulos isn't the only bracelet winner as 2019 $400 Colossus Winner Sejin Park is looking to capture his second gold bracelet, coming into Day 3 with 14,600,000.

Georgios Sotiropoulos
Georgios Sotiropoulos

Many notables made Day 2 but were not fortunate enough to make it to Day 3, including Ari Engel,Pierre Calamusa, Eric Baldwin, Michael Lech and Justin Arnwine.

All six players have locked up a payout of $79,888 and will continue to battle for the grand prize of $888,891. The next blinds will be 1,000,000/2,000,000 with a 2,000,000 big blind ante. Make sure to follow along with PokerNews on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:04 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Leonid Yanovski62,200,0009,400,000
David Moses49,100,000700,000
Paul Fehlig48,700,000-2,300,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos21,800,000-3,000,000
Sejin Park14,600,000-13,400,000
Timo Kamphues7,400,000-2,600,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:53 AM Local Time
Play Has Ended For The Night

Play has ended for the night. End of day chip counts and recap to follow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Joseph Liberta Eliminated in 7th Place ($61,888)

Joseph Liberta

Joseph Liberta raised to 5,000,000 under the gun, leaving himself with 1,000,000 behind, and the action folded around to David Moses on the button who announced 10,000,000. The blinds quickly folded and Liberta put in the rest of his chips.

Joseph Liberta:   
David Moses:   

Moses had him dominated and on the     flop he was almost certain to knock Liberta out of the tournament. The board completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river, sealing Liberta's fate of seventh place and taking home $61,888.

David Moses48,400,00016,300,000
Joseph Liberta0-3,800,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Moses Scoops A Massive Pot

David Moses

David Moses raised to 9,300,000 from under the gun leaving himself a single 100,000 chip behind. Georgios Sotiropoulos called from middle position and Sejin Park called in the small blind.

The flop was the    . Park and Moses checked then Sotiropoulos made it 3,100,000. Park folded and Moses put his last 100,000 chip in the middle and the cards were flipped over.

David Moses:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

Moses was behind his opponent's set of queens but that all changed after the   turn gave him a set of cowboys. Moses earned a double as nothing changed after the   river completed the board.

David Moses32,100,00022,700,000
Sejin Park28,000,000-13,200,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos24,800,000-8,500,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:30 AM Local Time
Farhad Davoudzadeh Eliminated in 8th Place ($47,888)

Farhad Davoudzadeh

Farhad Davoudzadeh put his last 3,400,000 in the middle from early position and Georgios Sotiropoulos min-clicked on the button, forcing the blinds to fold quickly.

Farhad Davoudzadeh:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

Davoudzadeh had him dominated and both players connected on the     flop. The   turn was nasty one for Davoudzadeh as he fell behind and the   on the river changed nothing.

Leonid Yanovski52,800,0005,800,000
Paul Fehlig51,000,00014,000,000
Sejin Park41,200,0004,000,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos33,300,000-100,000
Timo Kamphues10,000,000-6,000,000
David Moses9,400,000-9,400,000
Farhad Davoudzadeh0-6,000,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:15 AM Local Time
Park Jams the Turn

Sejin Park raised in middle position and Leonid Yanovski three-bet to 7,400,000. Park made the call.

The flop came     and Park called the continuation bet of 4,400,000 from Yanovski.

The   hit the turn and Yanovski slowed down, checking to Park. After giving it about ten seconds of thought Park jammed the rest of his stack in the middle and Yanovski snap-folded.

Leonid Yanovski47,000,000-17,500,000
Sejin Park37,200,00012,700,000
Paul Fehlig37,000,000-9,000,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos33,400,0008,400,000
David Moses18,800,000-2,200,000
Farhad Davoudzadeh6,000,000-3,200,000
Joseph Liberta3,800,000-6,300,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:05 AM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 800,000/1,600,000
Ante: 1,600,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Lich Bui Eliminated in 9th Place ($37,891)

Lich Bui

Lich Bui raised the hijack to 3,300,000 and Leonid Yanovski put in a stack of browns for over 20,000,000 in the small blind. Bui quickly put his entire stack of just over 20,000,000 in the middle and both hands were tabled.

Lich Bui:   
Leonid Yanovski:   

Bui was ahead until the seven came in the window on the     flop and the board completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Yanovski to improve to a full house.

Leonid Yanovski64,500,00020,500,000
Lich Bui0-15,000,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Moses Shows One

David Moses

David Moses opened to 2,400,000 in the cutoff and Lich Bui called in the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop before the   landed on the turn.

Bui checked and Moses fired out a small bet of 1,400,000. Bui folded and Moses flashed an ace before raking in the pot.

David Moses21,000,0008,900,000
Lich Bui15,000,000-5,500,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:43 AM Local Time
Liberta Tries to Steal One

In a limped pot, Joseph Liberta and Leonid Yanovski both checked the     flop. The   hit the turn and Liberta fired out a bet of 2,300,000 and Yanovski made the call.

The   river got checked by both players and Liberta showed    for no pair, and Yanovski took down the pot with   .

Paul Fehlig46,000,000-1,400,000
Leonid Yanovski44,000,00011,000,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos25,000,0001,600,000
Sejin Park24,500,000-600,000
Lich Bui20,500,000-2,800,000
Timo Kamphues16,000,0001,100,000
David Moses12,100,000-4,900,000
Joseph Liberta10,100,000-6,900,000
Farhad Davoudzadeh9,200,000700,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:25 AM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:10 AM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on the last 15-minute break of the night.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:09 AM Local Time
Park Makes Tough Call to Double

Sejin Park

David Moses raised under the gun to 2,200,000 and only Sejin Park came along from the big blind.

On the     flop, Park check-called a continuation bet of 1,500,000.

The   hit the turn and both players checked. Park led out for 1,500,000 after the   completed the board on the river.

Moses raised to 10,000,000 and Park went deep into the tank with 8,100,000 total. After seemingly going back and forth on the decision he eventually put the chips in the middle. Park tabled    to get a full double as Moses showed   .

Sejin Park25,100,00012,400,000
David Moses17,000,000-12,900,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time
Final Table Seat Draw
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Georgios Sotiropoulos23,400,000
2Lich Bui23,300,000
3Paul Fehlig47,400,000
4Joseph Liberta17,000,000
5Leonid Yanovski33,000,000
6Farhad Davoudzadeh8,500,000
7Timo Kamphues14,900,000
8Sejin Park12,700,000
9David Moses29,900,000
Paul Fehlig47,400,00019,400,000
Leonid Yanovski33,000,0003,000,000
David Moses29,900,0009,700,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos23,400,0004,400,000
Lich Bui23,300,000-1,200,000
Joseph Liberta17,000,0002,900,000
Timo Kamphues14,900,0003,300,000
Sejin Park12,700,000-19,300,000
Farhad Davoudzadeh8,500,0004,200,000
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time
Tyler Phillips Eliminated in 10th Place ($30,030)

Tyler Phillips

The action was picked up with both players' hole cards face up on a board reading      .

Tyler Phillips:   
Paul Fehlig:   

Fehlig eliminated Phillips with two pair, sixes and fives.

Paul Fehlig28,000,000500,000
Tyler Phillips0-26,500,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 11:47 PM Local Time
Liberta Smashes the Flop to Double

Joseph Liberta

Joseph Liberta found himself short-stacked when Paul Fehlig raised under the gun to 2,100,000 and he jammed from the big blind for 6,300,000. Fehlig quickly called and they both exposed their hands.

Joseph Liberta:   
Paul Fehlig:   

The flop came    , giving Liberta trip aces, but the sweat wasn't over as Fehlig flopped a gutshot straight draw. Fortunately for Liberta the board completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river to secure the double up.

Paul Fehlig27,500,000-1,700,000
Joseph Liberta14,100,000-3,600,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 11:39 PM Local Time
Zachary Donovan Eliminated in 11th Place ($30,030)

Zachary Donovan

Leonid Yanovski raised to 2,000,000. Lich Bui jammed from the cutoff before Zachary Donovan called off his remaining 14,500,000 from the big blind. Yanovski quickly folded and both hands were shown.

Zachary Donovan:   
Lich Bui:   

It was a classic race. Jacks were still in the lead after the     rolled out on the flop followed by the   on the turn. Donovan looked like he was punched in the gut as Bui improved to a better pair after the   landed on the river, eliminating him in 11th place for $30,030.

Leonid Yanovski30,000,00014,000,000
Lich Bui24,500,0002,000,000
Zachary Donovan0-14,800,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 11:31 PM Local Time
Lucas Tae Eliminated in 12th Place ($23,975)

Lucas Tae

Lucas Tae shoved all-in from early position for his tournament life and Georgios Sotiropoulos called from behind, covering him.

Lucas Tae:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

The board ran out       and Sotiropoulos eliminated Tae with two pair, queens and sevens.

Georgios Sotiropoulos19,000,0006,100,000
Lucas Tae0-6,700,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 11:24 PM Local Time
Fehlig Slow Plays Kings

Paul Fehlig

Joseph Liberta raised to 1,700,000 and Paul Fehlig flatted on the button.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Liberta continued for 1,800,000 and Fehlig called.

The   turn got checked through and the   landed on the river. Liberta led for 2,800,000 and Fehlig snap-called. Fehlig tabled the    and Liberta didn't show.

Paul Fehlig29,200,0007,200,000
Joseph Liberta17,700,000-700,000