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

Saturday, November 13, 2021 to Monday, November 15, 2021

Event #73: Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,342,800
  • Entries: 144
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 15, 2021 3:45 AM Local Time
Marco Johnson Leads The Final 11 in Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship

Marco Johnson

After seven additional levels of play in Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship, the 88 remaining players (eighty from Day 1 plus eight additional entries at the beginning of Day 2) have been reduced to just 11 with Marco Johnson standing tall as chip leader after bagging 1.4 million in chips.

Johnson will be seeking his third WSOP bracelet after having come runner-up in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship just a few weeks ago.

Not far behind Johnson are Yuval Bronshtein (1,332,000) and Brian Hastings (1,093,000) — both of whom managed to bag over a million in chips.

In total, there were 144 entries for the event – generating a $1,342,800 prize pool with the eventual winner taking home $352,958 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #73: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship Remaining Payouts

Place Prize (USD)
1 $352,958
2 $218,144
3 $151,460
4 $107,967
5 $79,073
6 $59,545
7 $46,140
8 $36,821
9 $30,290
10-11 $25,708

Some players who began day 2 but failed to cash include Matt Glantz, Joseph McKeehen, Anthony Zinno, Julien Martini, Ben Yu, Maria Ho, Kane Kalas, and Yehuda Buchalter, who was eliminated on the bubble after his remaining chips were chopped up by Ian O'Hara and Alex Livingston.

Some notables who managed to cash include Eli Elezra (22nd - $16,340), Mike Watson (20th - $16,340), Ashly Butler (17th - $17,872), and Shaun Deeb (13th - $22,536), who fell to Erik Seidel's straight flush late in the day.

The final 11 players will return tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time and will play down until a winner. The level will start at 18 (20,000-40,000 limits with a 5,000 ante) and each level will continue to last 90 minutes each. Players will get a 10-minute break after each level and a 60-minute dinner break at the players' discretion.

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the action leading to the next Stud Hi-Lo champion!

Day 3 Seating Arrangement

SeatTable 406Table 414
1vacantErik Seidel
2Brett RicheyIan O'Hara
3Josh AriehMarco Johnson
4Scott Seivervacant
5vacantJohn Monnette
6Ahmed Mohamedvacant
7Brian HastingsGary Benson
8Yuval Bronshteinvacant
Monday, November 15, 2021 3:18 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Marco Johnson1,400,000425,000
Yuval Bronshtein1,332,000702,000
Brian Hastings1,093,000-182,000
Erik Seidel994,000474,000
Ian O'Hara975,000875,000
Scott Seiver783,000183,000
John Monnette657,000-363,000
Josh Arieh535,000-190,000
Gary Benson351,000-611,000
Ahmed Mohamed273,00033,000
Brett Richey192,000-315,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 3:10 AM Local Time
Bag and Tag Time

The last level of the night has been completed. The remaining 11 players will bag and tag and return to play Monday afternoon at 3:00 local time (PST).

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap of all of the day's action coming your way soon.

Monday, November 15, 2021 2:56 AM Local Time
Michael Laake Eliminated in 12th Place ($22,536)

Michael Laake

Michael Laake:   /    / 
Ian O'Hara:   /    / 

Michael Laake pushed his last few remaining chips into the middle on fourth street and was called by Ian O'Hara.

The cards were tabled and it was a pair of aces held by O'Hara in the lead against Laake's pair of deuces and low draws.

The dealer ran the cards out and things ended as they began with O'Hara in the lead with his now improved two pairs, aces and fours, and Laake was eliminated in 12th place and took home $22,536 in cash for his effort.

Ian O'Hara1,000,000200,000
Michael Laake0-205,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 2:21 AM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 13th Place ($22,536)

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb:   /    / 
Erik Seidel:   /    / 
Marco Johnson:   /    / 
Michael Laake:   /    / 

After being left short-stacked in the previous hand against Johnson, Deeb was all-in for less than an ante and headed to fourth street along with Seidel, Johnson, and Laake.

The betting was led by Seidel with both Johnson and Laake having called each street.

On seventh street, Seidel fired one final big bet and both gentlemen called and mucked after being shown the bad news when Seidel tabled a seven-high straight flush for the scoop, which in turn eliminated Deeb in 13th place for which he took home $22,536 in cash.

Monday, November 15, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Andres Korn Eliminated in 14th Place ($20,426)

Andres Korn

Michael Laake:   /     - folded on sixth street
John Monnette:   /    / 
Andres Lake:   /    / 
Ian O'Hara:   /     - folded on sixth street

Andres Lake was already all in by fourth street and John Monnette bet everyone else out by seventh.

Monnette held     in the hole for two-pair and a seventy-six low and Korn quickly mucked his cards — sealing his elimination in 14th place.

John Monnette1,020,000390,000
Ian O'Hara800,0000
Michael Laake205,000-255,000
Andres Korn0-163,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 1:50 AM Local Time
Esther Taylor Eliminated in 15th Place ($20,426)

Esther Taylor

Esther Taylor:   /    / 
Ian O'Hara:   /    / 

Esther Taylor moved all-in on fourth street with trip tens and was insta-called by O'Hara who held rolled-up kings.

The dealer ran the cards out and both players filled up by seventh street, with the kings full of deuces held by O'Hara having bested the tens full of treys held by Taylor, and the latter was eliminated in 15th place and took home $20,426 in cash.

Ian O'Hara800,000330,000
Esther Taylor0-210,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, November 15, 2021 1:21 AM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining players have been sent on their last ten-minute break of the day.

Monday, November 15, 2021 1:20 AM Local Time
Eddie Blumenthal Eliminated in 16th Place ($20,426)

Eddie Blumenthal

Esther Taylor:   /    /  - folded on seventh street
John Monnette:   /    / 
Shaun Deeb:   /    /  - folded on seventh street
Eddie Blumenthal:   /    / 

Eddie Blumenthal was all in on fourth street and Shaun Deeb and Esther Taylor called bets from John Monnette on fifth and sixth street.

Monnette bet again on seventh and both Deeb and Taylor folded after some thought.

Monnette's board gave him a flush — eliminating Blumenthal in 16th place.

John Monnette630,000175,000
Esther Taylor210,000-70,000
Shaun Deeb90,000-120,000
Eddie Blumenthal0-52,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 1:16 AM Local Time
Final Two Tables
SeatTable 430Table 439
1Erik SeidelEsther Taylor
2Brett RicheyIan O'Hara
3Josh AriehMarco Johnson
4Scott SeiverMichael Laake
5Gary BensonJohn Monnette
6Ahmed MohamedShaun Deeb
7Brian HastingsAndres Korn
8Yuval BronshteinEddie Blumenthal
Brian Hastings1,275,000255,000
Gary Benson1,000,000-15,000
Marco Johnson975,000125,000
Josh Arieh725,0000
Yuval Bronshtein630,00025,000
Scott Seiver600,0000
Erik Seidel520,00025,000
Brett Richey507,000-93,000
Ian O'Hara470,00020,000
Michael Laake460,000130,000
John Monnette455,000240,000
Esther Taylor280,000140,000
Ahmed Mohamed240,000-35,000
Shaun Deeb210,0000
Andres Korn163,000-177,000
Eddie Blumenthal52,000-488,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
Ashly Butler Eliminated in 17th Place ($17,872)

Ashly Butler

Josh Arieh:   /    / 
Scott Seiver:   /    / 
Ashly Butler:   /    / 

Scott Sevier completed and was raised by Ashly Butler. Josh Arieh called and Seiver called as well.

Seiver and Arieh called a bet from Butler on fourth and Seiver raised a bet from Butler on fifth. Arieh and Butler called.

Arieh bet on sixth and both Butler and Seiver called and Butler was in for the rest of his chips on seventh.

Sevier held the high and Arieh the low — eliminating Butler in 17th place.

Josh Arieh725,0000
Scott Seiver600,00070,000
Ashly Butler0-112,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Chip Counts Table 429
Gary Benson900,000-70,000
Josh Arieh725,000125,000
Yuval Bronshtein605,000-45,000
Scott Seiver530,000-180,000
Erik Seidel495,000-5,000
Ashly Butler112,000-268,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:44 AM Local Time
Michael Moncek Eliminated in 18th Place ($17,872)

Michael Moncek

Brett Richey:   /    / 
Michael Moncek:   /    / 

It was capped on third street and Michael Moncek was all in on fourth.

Brett Richey's board left him with a pair of kings against Moncek's tens — eliminating Moncek in 18th place.

Brett Richey600,000330,000
Michael Moncek0-260,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:37 AM Local Time
Adam Owen Eliminated in 19th Place ($17,872)

Adam Owen

Adam Owen:   /    / 
Yuval Bronshtein:   /    / 
Gary Benson:   /    / 

Adam Owen was all-in for less than a completed bet on third street. He was called by both Yuval Bronshtein and Gary Benson.

Benson led the betting the whole way, and Bronshtein called up until seventh street.

On seventh street, Benson fired one last time Bronshtein opted to fold.

The hands between Benson and the all-in player Owen were tabled and it was the eight-high straight held by Benson that was the scooped, and Adam Owen was eliminated in 19th place for which he took home $17,872 in cash.

Gary Benson970,000235,000
Yuval Bronshtein650,00090,000
Adam Owen0-140,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:23 AM Local Time
Mike Watson Eliminated in 20th Place ($16,340)

Mike Watson

Scott Seiver:   /    / 
Mike Watson:   /    / 

Scott Seiver called the bring in and Mike Watson completed. Seiver called.

Watson called bets from Seiver on fourth and fifth street and was all in on fifth.

Seiver's board left him best with two pair and Watson was eliminated.

Scott Seiver710,000-80,000
Mike Watson0-80,000
Monday, November 15, 2021 12:18 AM Local Time
Alex Livingston Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,340)

Alex Livingston

Alex Livingston:   /    / 
Ahmed Mohamed:   /    / 

Alex Livingston pushed the last of his remaining chips into the pot on sixth street and was called by Ahmed Mohamed.

It was Mohamed ahead with trip sixes versus the at-risk Livingston who held two pairs of eights and deuces.

Mohamed filled up on seventh street, sixes full of queens, and that locked it up, which in-turn eliminated Livingston in 21st place for which he took home $16,340 in cash.

Ahmed Mohamed275,00085,000
Alex Livingston0-120,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Eli Elezra Eliminated in 22nd Place ($16,340)

Eli Elezra

Eli Elezra:   /    / 
Erik Seidel:   /    / 

Eli Elezra was all in on fifth street against Erik Seidel.

Seidel's board left him with a full house and Elezra was eliminated.

Erik Seidel500,000205,000
Eli Elezra0-85,000
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:47 PM Local Time
Level 16 started
Level: 16
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:46 PM Local Time
Updates Counts on Break
Brian Hastings1,020,000180,000
Marco Johnson850,00050,000
Scott Seiver790,000325,000
Gary Benson735,000-18,000
Josh Arieh600,000307,000
Yuval Bronshtein560,000215,000
Eddie Blumenthal540,000290,000
Ian O'Hara450,00010,000
Andres Korn340,00075,000
Michael Laake330,000-50,000
Brett Richey270,000-210,000
Michael Moncek260,000138,000
John Monnette215,000-155,000
Shaun Deeb210,00015,000
Ahmed Mohamed190,000-30,000
Adam Owen140,000-210,000
Esther Taylor140,000140,000
Alex Livingston120,000-130,000
Eli Elezra85,000-105,000
Mike Watson80,000-297,000