WSOP | Tournaments | Event Updates
Auto Refresh Rate:

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

Friday, November 12, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021

Event #72: Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)

download official winner photo
  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,129,410
  • Entries: 846
  • Remaining: 0


view updates for day:
Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:15 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:14 PM Local Time
Yanovski Fades The World To Double

Leonid Yanovski

Pot-Limit Omaha

Leonid Yanovski raised to 300,000 preflop in the small blind and Rafael Mota defended the big blind.

The flop of     was met with a bet of 250,000 from Yanovski, a raise to 1,500,000 from Mota and a snap call from Yanovski for his whole stack.

Leonid Yanovski:     
Rafael Mota:     

While Yanovski had the best hand on the flop, he was not a favorite versus Mota's flush and wrap draw and needed to dodge quite a few outs. The   turn added a few more outs to Mota and the river   left Yanovski's queens and fives as the best hand.

Rafael Mota7,400,000-1,290,000
Leonid Yanovski2,700,000450,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Rafael Mota7,600,000-25,000
Nick Yunis5,950,000610,000
Motoyoshi Okamura5,350,000-610,000
Leonid Yanovski2,250,000450,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 3:09 AM Local Time
Rafael Mota Bags Chip Lead at End of Day 2

Rafael Mota

A total of 126 players returned for battle on Day 2 of Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha returned to the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and after ten levels of play only eight hopefuls remain.

Leading the way heading towards the gold bracelet is Rafael Mota with 7,515,000, almost double the next closest Motoyoshi Okamura with 3,835,000. Nick Yunis is right on Okamura's tail with 3,190,000.

The day was action-packed right from the get-go as 126 remaining players turned into just 50 players in the first couple of hours of play. Mota had gotten chips early as he made it to the final three tables with a total of 2,700,000 and managed to keep climbing, reaching the final two tables with 4,560,000.

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Mike Takayama is also still in contention, looking to claim his second bracelet with a total of 1,900,000 in chips. Takayama won his bracelet in 2018, taking down the 2,065 player field in Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty. With this victory, he claimed the grand prize of $198,568.

Event #72 Final Table Seat and Chip Counts

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4141Nick Yunis3,190,000
Table 4142Leonid Yanovski2,070,000
Table 4143Marc Lange535,000
Table 4144Rafael Mota7,515,000
Table 4145Tim Grau360,000
Table 4146Jordan Spurlin1,740,000
Table 4147Mike Takayama1,900,000
Table 4148Motoyoshi Okamura3,835,000

Not all champions were lucky enough to survive through Day 2, though, including Andrew Donabedian finishing in 24th place, four-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh in 40th place, Manig Loeser in 45th Place, and Joao Vieira in 50th.

Day 3 will resume at 2:00 p.m. with the eight remaining players having $20,737 locked up and playing for the grand prize of $209,716. Play will continue until there is a new champion is crowned. Blinds will resume at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.

Follow along with PokerNews for your coverage all day long.

Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:12 AM Local Time
End of Night Chip Counts
Rafael Mota7,515,0001,150,000
Motoyoshi Okamura3,835,000325,000
Nick Yunis3,190,000-1,560,000
Leonid Yanovski2,070,000-10,000
Mike Takayama1,900,000750,000
Jordan Spurlin1,740,000-125,000
Marc Lange535,00035,000
Tim Grau360,000-225,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:02 AM Local Time
Yunis Sets the Trap on the River

Nick Yunis

Pot-Limit Omaha

Nick Yunis raised in the hijack to 150,000 and Marc Lange called on the button.

The dealer fanned a flop of     and Yunis continued for 250,000, which got called.

The   hit the turn and Yunis didn't slow down, betting 650,000. Lange paused for a brief moment before making the call.

When the   hit the river, Yunis checked to Lange who announced all in. Yunis snap-called and tabled      for the nut full house and Lange showed      as he paid off the 1,260,000.

Nick Yunis4,750,0002,500,000
Marc Lange500,000-2,730,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Nohad Teliani Eliminated In 9th Place ($16,128)

Nohad Teliani

Pot Limit Omaha

Nohad Teliani raised to 175,000 preflop in early position and Nick Yunis three-bet to 350,000 in the cutoff, which was followed by an all-in from Leonid Yanovski for 795,000. Teliani went all-in for 360,000 total, and Yunis reluctantly called.

Nohad Teliani:     
Leonid Yanovski:     
Nick Yunis:     

The board ran out       and Yanovski's set on the turn was good enough for the pot as he scooped the main and the side, eliminating Teliani in ninth place.

Nick Yunis2,250,000-570,000
Leonid Yanovski2,080,0001,190,000
Nohad Teliani0-360,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Teliani

Jordan Spurlin

Jordan Spurlin raised to 100,000 in middle position and Nohad Teliani jammed on the button for about 1,200,000. The blinds quickly folded and Spurlin snap-called.

Jordan Spurlin:   
Nohad Teliani:   

Teliani couldn't find a six as the board ran out      .

Jordan Spurlin1,865,000865,000
Nohad Teliani360,000-865,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:36 AM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Redraw
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4981Nohad Teliani1,225,000
Table 4982Nick Yunis2,820,000
Table 4983Leonid Yanovski890,000
Table 4984Marc Lange3,230,000
Table 4985Rafael Mota6,365,000
Table 4986Tim Grau585,000
Table 4987Jordan Spurlin1,000,000
Table 4988Mike Takayama1,150,000
Table 4989Motoyoshi Okamura3,510,000
Rafael Mota6,365,000395,000
Motoyoshi Okamura3,510,00035,000
Marc Lange3,230,000330,000
Nick Yunis2,820,00070,000
Nohad Teliani1,225,00025,000
Mike Takayama1,150,000390,000
Jordan Spurlin1,000,000-250,000
Leonid Yanovski890,000-1,030,000
Tim Grau585,000-620,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:31 AM Local Time
Jerry Wong Eliminated In 10th Place ($12,748)

Jerry Wong

Pot Limit Omaha

Motoyoshi Okamura raised to 175,000 from early position and Jerry Wong defended the big blind.

The flop came down     and Wong led out 225,000 and Okamura raised all-in for the rest of Wong's chips, which was matched and the cards were tabled.

Jerry Wong:     
Motoyoshi Okamura:     

The turn and river came out   , providing no improvement to Wong's eights and twos and he saw his elimination in 10th place.

The remaining players have redrawn for the final table.

Motoyoshi Okamura3,510,000670,000
Jerry Wong0-585,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Lange Raises The River

Marc Lange

No-Limit Hold'em

Nick Yunis called in the small blind and in the big blind, Marc Lange checked his option.

The flop came down     and the action checked through to the   that Yunis checked and Lange led out for 75,000, which Yunis called.

The river came out the   and Yunis led out 175,000 which sent Lange into the tank. After about 40-seconds of thinking, Lange raised to 650,000 which in turn sent Yunis into the tank. "Not a very believable story," said Yunis as he pondered a call. After about a minute he tossed in a chip for a call and Lange tables    for broadway and Yunis mucked his hand.

Marc Lange2,900,000805,000
Nick Yunis2,750,000-355,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:09 AM Local Time
Elia Ahmadian Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,748)

Elia Ahmadian

Pot-Limit Omaha

Rafael Mota raised the button to 150,000 and Elia Ahmadian jammed for a little over 300,000. Mota quickly called and both hands were tabled.

Elia Ahmadian:     
Rafael Mota:     

The board ran out       for Mota to eliminate Ahmadian with quad kings.

Rafael Mota5,970,000670,000
Elia Ahmadian0-400,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Lange Doubles Through Takayama

No-Limit Hold'em

Marc Lange open-shoved for 1,010,000 on the button, and in the big blind, Mike Takayama called.

Marc Lange:   
Mike Takayama:   

Lange was drawing to three outs but hit one of them on the     flop to pull ahead of Takayama. The turn and river brought    to bring no improvement to Takayama, and Lange doubled through him fully.

Marc Lange2,095,000695,000
Mike Takayama760,000-1,140,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:58 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 50,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Teliani Keeps Stackin'

No-Limit Hold'em

Mike Takayama raised on the button to 110,000 and Nohad Teliani three-bet to 250,000 in the small blind. Nick Yunis folded in the big blind, and Takayama made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Teliani continued for 150,000, which Takayama called.

The   hit the turn, and Teliani piled for 520,000, which was enough to earn the pot.

Nick Yunis3,105,000180,000
Leonid Yanovski1,920,00030,000
Mike Takayama1,900,000-750,000
Nohad Teliani1,200,000560,000
Jerry Wong585,000-280,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:48 AM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Mota

Pot-Limit Omaha

Jordan Spurlin raised under-the-gun to 140,000, and action folded to Rafael Mota in the big blind who called.

The flop came down     and Mota checked to Spurlin, who bet pot 355,000. Mota raised to put Spurlin all-in for the little he had behind Spurlin called, and the hands were tabled.

Jordan Spurlin:     
Rafael Mota:     

Spurlin had a pair with a flush draw versus Mota's wrap for a straight. The board ran out   , and Spurlin further improved to two pair, while Mota missed his straight draw, which gave Spurlin the full double through Mota.

Rafael Mota5,300,000-675,000
Jordan Spurlin1,250,000250,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:42 AM Local Time
Jack Good for Yanovski

Pot-Limit Omaha

Leonid Yanovski limped in the small blind and Mike Takayama raised to 120,000. Yanovski called.

The     flop got checked by both players and the   hit the turn. Yanovski led out for 50,000 and Takayama raised to 200,000. Yanovski made the call.

The   landed on the river and both players quickly checked. Yanovski tabled      for jacks and eights and Takayama mucked his hand.

Mike Takayama2,650,000-130,000
Leonid Yanovski1,890,000740,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:30 AM Local Time
Dmitry Shunikov Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,243)

Dmitry Shunikov

No-LImit Hold'em

Rafael Mota raised under the gun to 90,000 and Dmitry Shunikov ripped his 380,000 into the middle next to act. The action folded back around to Mota who shrugged his shoulders and put in the chips to call.

Dmitry Shunikov:   
Rafael Mota:   

Shunikov had Mota dominated with a bigger pocket pair and the flop changed nothing as it came    . The   hit the turn for Mota to make a set and the   on the river completed the board, sending Shunikov to the payout desk in 12th place.

Rafael Mota5,975,000375,000
Dmitry Shunikov0-305,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:14 AM Local Time
Five on the River Saves Teliani's Tournament

Nohad Teliani

No-Limit Hold'em

Nick Yunis opened under the gun to 90,000, and the action folded around to Nohad Teliani as she ripped her 290,000 stack in the middle, and Yunis instantly called.

Nohad Teliani:   
Nick Yunis:   

It was a race, and the flop of     was safe for Teliani. The   hit the turn, though, leaving Teliani with just two outs, and the   on the river was exactly what she was looking for as she doubled through Yunis with a set of fives.

Nick Yunis3,100,000-210,000
Nohad Teliani640,000290,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:06 AM Local Time
Mark Johnson Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,243)

Mark Johnson

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a flop of    , Mark Johnson check-raised Motoyoshi Okamura's bet of 175,000 all in for 480,000 and Okamura snap-called.

Mark Johnson:     
Motoyoshi Okamura:     

Both players had flopped a flush draw but Okamura was in the lead with a pair of queens and the king-flush draw. The   on the turn gave Okamura the nut-flush and the   on the river meant Johnson was eliminated in 13th place for $10,243.

Motoyoshi Okamura2,840,000590,000
Mark Johnson0-650,000